Opinion

06/12/2018 - 3:03pm
Age of the Geek Column: To sell, or not to sell, that is the question. Specifically, the question that Valve has been asking themselves when it comes to which games they allow onto Steam. For those in need of a refresher, Steam was originally created by video game developer, Valve, to sell their own games directly to the customer. Since then, it has exploded as the premiere storefront for...
06/05/2018 - 4:34pm
Upmeyer Column: Happy summer! In Iowa it nev-er seems like we get to enjoy spring or fall for very long. This year is no exception and the heat is already here. Here’s to hoping for cooler weather as the school year comes to an end and family vacations begin! Last weekend we celebrated Memorial Day and took time to remember and honor those...
05/29/2018 - 5:03pm
Age of the Geek Column: It's that time again. More suspenseful than the season finales of your favorite shows is the death watch as networks decide which ones come back for another season. I've been pretty lucky the last couple years, avoiding any major heartbreaks. Even this year my TV schedule managed to squeak through without many...
05/29/2018 - 5:01pm
Alternative Column: Ever since my rebellious days growing up in the sixties, I've striven to conserve to remain independent of my folks and still survive. Owning a car that I could keep running myself was instrumental for this purpose. Some might label me as a conservative. I don't accept that because so many self-proclaimed conservatives...
05/29/2018 - 5:00pm
Editoral: It’s that time of year again. The time where getting into your car must be what it feels like for a turkey going into the oven at Thanksgiving. In just a matter of seconds, the sweat starts and the steering wheel is almost impossible to grip. These sensations hit almost instantly but soon subside once the air conditioning kicks in...
05/29/2018 - 4:59pm
Ragan Report: As Memorial Day has come and gone, we salute all who wore the uniform and remember that freedom comes at a cost. Those who’ve sacrificed their lives are Iowa’s patriots. We can’t forget that their service was for us, whether they were family, friends or fellow citizens we never knew. Iowa’s tradition of...
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