Travis Fischer

04/14/2015 - 3:18pm
Freshman U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst visited the area last week as part of her inaugural recess tour of the state. Back in Iowa after her first 90 days in Congress, Ernst visited Sukup Manufacturing on Wednesday to talk with employees about her activities in Congress and take a tour of the factory.      “I think she’s great, I really do,” said Sukup Manufacturing...
04/14/2015 - 12:59pm
Shut up and take my money!        Dear HBO, I can only hold out my money for so long before I’m forced to come to the conclusion that you’re just not interested in it.      The latest season of “Game of Thrones” started this Sunday and, if history holds true, it will become the...
04/07/2015 - 3:37pm
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office lost 77 years of administrative experience when veteran clerks Cheryl Crandall and Kathy Heilskov retired last week.       “They were very dedicated to their job and they made it very enjoyable working here,” Sheriff Larry Richtsmeier said at the retirement party for...
04/07/2015 - 3:06pm
  Here We Go Again          I’m starting to think I should just rename this column, “This Week In The Perpetually Outraged.”      Is there something in the water? Just in the last few months it seems like you can’t go a week without another ridiculous controversy about some...
03/31/2015 - 2:46pm
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors gave a new name to the old Hampton Gospel Hall building during its meeting on Monday, March 30.      After approving a lease agreement to allow the use of the building by the food pantry, the board members brainstormed an official name for the county’s new building, eventually...
03/31/2015 - 1:27pm
Re-opening Old Files    If you were to ask me which landmark genre television show produced by Fox and aired on Friday nights deserved another shot on TV after more than a decade off the air, I would have an answer for you.      That answer would not be “The X-Files,” but here we are.    ...
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