Opinion

10/17/2017 - 4:39pm
Age of the Geek Column: Last month I wrote about "Cuphead" and the minor scandal that erupted when a games journalist humiliated himself while demonstrating the game. VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi posted his 26-minute video-of-shame decrying the difficulty of the game, but his amateur performance made it hard to gauge exactly how difficult the game really was. Well, now "Cuphead...
10/10/2017 - 4:12pm
Letter to the Editor: To the editor: There are many special people out there and Friday night, we met one, our guardian angel. We were traveling to Des Moines late Friday afternoon on I-35 when we had a flat tire. Luckily, we could pull off at the Sheffield-Belmond off ramp. We had a donut tire to put on but, of course, you cannot remove lug nuts...
10/10/2017 - 4:05pm
Ragan Report Column: Manufacturing is one of the largest employers in our state. Iowa ranks third in the country for percentage of workers in manufacturing—8.4 percent—and the industry is growing. In August, there were 214,800 manufacturing jobs in Iowa. That’s 1,400 more than a year ago. Four of Iowa’s top 10 jobs with the...
10/03/2017 - 4:36pm
Age of the Geek Column: After a 12 year absence from the airwaves, Star Trek returned to television on Sunday, September 24 with the series premiere of "Star Trek: Discovery." And then it promptly vanished again. Viewers hoping to see a new episode last Sunday were out of luck because the broadcast premiere of the show was a one time...
10/03/2017 - 4:35pm
Alternative Column: Back in 1977, I got a letter from my grandpa in Dumont. This was different. Grandma was always the one who wrote. But she was in the nursing home dying of cancer. At 27 years of age I figured I'd survived the choker-setter life well beyond the odds and so I struck out for Iowa. My mom and sister were tied down and I looked...
10/03/2017 - 4:33pm
To the editor: I would like to commend highly those responsible for organizing work groups who helped senior members of the community on the Friday of Homecoming. I was the recipient of much help from four young men and their teacher, Dan Aalbers, who washed my windows, cut down and loaded up the hydrangea bushes and power washed my patio. Instead...
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