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...
05/15/2018 - 5:04pm
Editorial: Winter is over. Finally. Now it’s time to get out and explore what the Franklin County area has to offer. The recent weather, at least when the rain decides to subside for a couple of hours, has been conducive for walks, hikes, bike rides, fishing and much more. The various city and county departments responsible for our public...
05/15/2018 - 5:03pm
The conflict over the Renewa-ble Fuel Standard (RFS) be-tween the EPA, Congress and special interest groups have left hardworking people through-out rural America with a grow-ing sense of uncertainty about their futures. An honest discussion about this program is long overdue. In order to do that, it's neces-sary to understand where the RFS...
05/15/2018 - 5:02pm
Ragan Report: The 2018 legislative session wrapped up on Saturday, May 5. I am pleased we have passed legislation to help our rural schools continue a successful initiative. Since 2008, many Iowa schools have shared some staff and administrative positions, including superintendents, business management, human resources, transportation and...
05/15/2018 - 5:01pm
To the editor: Thank you to Brian Miller for writing a letter to the editor that was published in the Wednesday, May 19, Volume 141, Issue 19 of the Hampton Chronicle. It was brought to my attention to photograph a letter that all Franklin County property owners received from Gwana Wirtjes, Franklin County Assessor, and to photograph Brian Miller...
05/15/2018 - 5:00pm
Letter to the Editor: I am writing in regards to Brian Miller’s letter to the editor – he is so on track and knows what he is talking about. It is not right that we would have to let a strange company come into our house and do this. Why are you at the assessor’s office even thinking of doing this? Is it to get you off the hook...
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