Chronicle Staff

11/29/2016 - 4:57pm
21 Century Zines      Who remembers the “Fanzine?” Or as they would become more well known in the 1970 counter-culture movement, “Zines?” As a quick refresher, these “zines” were magazines put together by small groups of people for the most niche of audiences. They found their popularity in the 70s as an underground, newsletter-esque method...
08/30/2016 - 4:01pm
Newsplaining: America’s Drug Problem      Most everyone knows me here as the community news editor, but I also have a passion for politics. As a freshman in college, political science was my first major choice before journalism, as the political process has always left me amazed and dumbfounded.     ...
08/23/2016 - 12:25pm
Are you ready for some high school sports action?    This Friday night marks the kickoff of the high school preps season.    With the pigskins sailing though the air, teams from across the state will converge en route to a state or district title. For many, high school athletics is one of the purest forms of sports. Kids stand...
08/16/2016 - 4:06pm
Enjoy a tradition    The Iowa State Fair is one of those unique traditions which transcends the state. This weekend will bring the culmination of this year’s version of the Iowa State Fair. The fair features loads of interesting options for any possible patron to find something to do, whether its touring the livestock barns, the...
08/09/2016 - 1:34pm
Government’s slow response to Zika virus outbreak is disheartening   In the latest tussle between the Executive and Legislative branches at the federal level, both sides are pointing the finger at the lack of response. Last week in the Miami, Florida area 17 cases of the Zika virus was reported. Yet, our government and CDC was...
08/02/2016 - 1:59pm
Wind farm expansion should give timely economic boost    Franklin County received another proverbial economic shot in the arm late last week when Alliant Energy announced that they plan to expand the Whispering Willow Wind Farm south of Hampton.    At the height of the project, the proposed $1 billion project will bring an...
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