Opinion

09/18/2018 - 4:29pm
Age of the Geek Column: This week the gaming community welcomes Nintendo into the world of about ten years ago as they finally launch Nintendo Switch Online. As its name implies, this will be the paid subscription service required to play online games like "Splatoon 2," "ARMS," and "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe." Now, you might be thinking, "Wait a second. Those games...
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...
08/14/2018 - 4:16pm
Editorial: Aug. 23 is the first day schools can legally start in Iowa, which means it won’t be long before school buses full of kids are back on the roads. Now is a good time for motorists to remember to respect the school buses and stop arms. Last year, the Hampton-Dumont School District reported 47 stop arm violations between late August...
08/14/2018 - 4:15pm
To the editor: Factory farms are detrimental to public health. They contribute to hazardous water conditions where people and animals can get sick by drinking or even touching water. It makes a person think, why are so many confinements going up? Part of the reason is because counties and local folks have no say in the construction of factory...
08/07/2018 - 6:30pm
Age of the Geek Column: Patrick Stewart thrilled Star Trek fans with a surprise announcement this weekend. For the first time since 2002 he'll be returning to his career-defining role as Star Trek's Jean-Luc Picard. And this isn't just some cameo appearance in "Star Trek: Discovery," either. Determined to lure people into...
08/07/2018 - 6:28pm
To the editor: My family went to Pine Lake State Park for a greatly anticipated weekend of camp-ing, swimming and beach pic-nics. When we arrived we learned the water was unsafe due to bacterial contamination. How disappointing for the weekend, and how tragic for life! I’m happy to pay taxes to protect public land but now we can’t even...
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