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...
07/24/2018 - 8:10pm
To the editor: For a while now, it has seemed that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is doing everything in their power to make sure factory farm polluters can keep polluting the water. Just last year, the DNR proposed to weaken E. Coli rules to hide the fact that more and more Iowa beaches are not safe to swim at. When members of...
07/17/2018 - 4:46pm
Age of the Geek Column: By the time you read this column I will be two time zones away, once again on my annual pilgrimage to Comic-Con International in sunny San Diego. There I'll be joined by 140,000 of my closest friends, many of whom will spend a healthy chunk of the week waiting in line for a chance to see the latest on the next wave of...
07/17/2018 - 4:42pm
Upmeyer Column: It’s county fair season in Iowa, folks! I’m looking forward to both the Franklin County Fair and the North Iowa Fair next week. Make sure that you get out and support your local county fairs! Iowa’s job market is one of the healthiest in the entire country. The state’s unemployment rate of 2.7 per-cent is at...
07/17/2018 - 4:41pm
Letter to the editor: To the editor: I would like to thank everyone for joining us on July 3 at the fairgrounds for the fireworks show! The Hampton Rotary Club and the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the fireworks show on July 3. Our goal is to bring the community together for an evening of fun and fellowship. When a club...
07/17/2018 - 4:40pm
Editorial: Fair week is a special time of year for Iowa’s communities. Fairs celebrate the region’s attention and dedication to agriculture and everything it offers. This week is Franklin County’s turn to shine. Each year, thousands venture to the Franklin County Fairgrounds to take in the sights, enjoy a show and see the year-...
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