Opinion

08/14/2018 - 4:19pm
Age of the Geek Column: It wasn't a stellar week for IGN last week. IGN is, by a wide margin, the largest and most prolific video game news website out there. When they review a video game, tens of thousands of people see it. Thus was the case for the recently released "Dead Cells," reviewed by editor Filip Miucin, who proudly proclaimed over Twitter that it was the first video...
07/31/2018 - 5:02pm
Age of the Geek Column: It's safe to say that Warner Bros. had a pretty good Comic-Con this year. Without Marvel Studios there to hog the spotlight, all eyes were on "Aquaman" and "Shazam!" It's probably safe to say that relatively few people were excited for either movie a couple weeks ago considering the lower profile...
07/31/2018 - 5:00pm
Editoral Another year, another fair season in the books. This year’s Franklin County Fair was definitely not without its hang-ups as an earlier winter storm lead to the demolition of the show arena and rain in the middle of the week caused muddy parking throughout the grounds and even cancelled part of the grandstand event Thursday night....
07/31/2018 - 4:59pm
Letter to the Editor To the editor: I have seen several an-nouncements by Speaker of the Iowa House, Linda Up-meyer, stating the tax holiday weekend for back-to-school shopping is one of her accom-plishments. She gets to go into great length in her columns about this–which are printed in all major papers–in addition to pictures from...
07/24/2018 - 8:13pm
Age of the Geek Column I had a good Comic-Con this year. Not bad. Not super great. Just good. When you've gone fifteen times some are bound to be better than others. Still, like Marvel Studios movies, even the worst ones are plenty enjoyable. Speaking of Marvel movies, you know who didn't have a good Comic-Con? James Gunn. The director of...
07/24/2018 - 8:11pm
Alternative Column I had a couple responses to my claim that the Volkswagen emissions test cheating “amounts to an act of civil disobedience.” A liberal friend from Mason City said she laughed out loud at the claim. A conservative from Garner said no one risked their lives as in the 60s protests and besides it was an act of fraud...
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