Travis Fischer

04/10/2018 - 4:34pm
Age of the Geek Column: "There is no knowledge that is not power." That quote is attributed to the writer Ralph Waldo Emerson, though I'll always remember it for flashing up on the title screen of "Mortal Kombat 3." Whatever the source though, it's true. There is no information, no matter how seemingly trivial, that cannot be used by somebody somewhere for some purpose...
03/20/2018 - 4:35pm
It was a musical St. Patrick's Day evening in Hampton on Saturday, March 17 as fans of the fine arts gathered at Faith Baptist Church for the eighth annual Young Performing Artist Scholarship Benefit Concert. Presented by the Franklin County Arts Council, this year's concert featured Chad Sonka and Kristin Schwecke, accompanied on piano by...
03/13/2018 - 4:15pm
A Hampton dog had his day last February as Zulu, a Rhodesian Ridgeback owned by Richard and Kathy Allbee, ventured out to New York to compete in a prestigious dog show. Sometimes known as the African Lion Dog, Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a breed of dog developed in South Africa that get their name from the patch of fur that runs along their backs in...
03/06/2018 - 5:17pm
Iowa Republicans in both legislative chambers are pushed forward with sweeping tax reform proposals aligning with goals set by Governor Kim Reynolds earlier this year. Looking to lower rates, simplify the tax code, and phase out federal deductibility, the governor presented a tax reform package on Tuesday, February 13 for state legislators to...
02/20/2018 - 6:04pm
Hampton enjoyed a "Taste of Franklin County" on Saturday as the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Chamber Apprecia-tion Night. Guests were invited to en-joy samplings from nine area food providers, giving a taste of what they have to offer. Restaurant La Amigita started things off with chips and salsa; with...
02/13/2018 - 5:49pm
Age of the Geek Column: So I'm an award winning journalist now. Neat. Specifically, videos I put together last year for the Pioneer Enterprise landed me the award for best video content for that particular category of papers at the recent Iowa Newspaper Association awards. It's nice to win anything, but I'm especially happy to have...
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