Travis Fischer

05/19/2015 - 10:20am
What's In A Name?        Franchises are worth a lot.      Write a book about two space wizards stuck on a hostile planet and it might get a second look from hardcore sci-fi fans. Slap the words "Star Wars" on the cover though and you've got a best seller on your hands.      A so-so movie about an alien hiding on...
05/12/2015 - 11:08pm
The high pathogenic bird flu virus continued its spread across Wright County last week. The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced on May 8 that two more probable cases were found at commercial laying operations there, one with an estimated 2.9 million birds and another with an estimated 1.1 million birds.      Between the...
05/12/2015 - 1:18pm
The Fallen Shows Of 2015   This year’s television season is coming to an end and many new shows will be ending with it. So once again, let’s have a rundown of some of the shows that had their chance, but didn’t make the cut for next season.   Backstrom      Rainn Wilson played a misanthropic...
05/05/2015 - 6:50pm
The weather may be rainy this week, but last week’s clear skies and mild temperatures were a boon for area farmers eager to plant this year’s crops. All across the area farmers stayed busy working to finish up their corn planting. “From what I can see, there’s a lot of corn going in the ground this week,” said Steve...
05/05/2015 - 6:48pm
Bird flu has arrived in north central Iowa. The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced Monday that a Wright County commercial laying operation with an estimated 2.8 million birds had experienced increased mortality. According to the release, initial testing came back positive for H5 avian influenza. The highly pathogenic avian influenza was...
05/05/2015 - 1:56pm
A New Way To Pay        Well that didn’t last long.      Last week I wrote about Valve’s spectacular failure to convince PC gamers to pay for mod content. Between me writing the column and it seeing print, Valve decided they had enough, refunded everybody’s money, and shutdown the...
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