Travis Fischer

06/21/2016 - 4:36pm
     Downtown Hampton has gotten a bit more colorful.      After 12 days of painting, the finishing touches have been put on a Hampton themed mural.      The giant sized art project began months ago as the Greater Franklin County Area Chamber of Commerce decided to start an Alley Art program through Main Street Iowa. After deciding what it...
06/21/2016 - 4:26pm
Gawker on the ropes      I can’t say I haven’t gotten a measure of joy from the announcement that Gawker Media has filed for bankruptcy in the aftermath of losing the lawsuit brought against them by Hulk Hogan for releasing a sex tape of the former wrestling star.      It’s a just...
06/14/2016 - 3:43pm
I Am Prepared        Last weekend saw the release of one of my most anticipated films of the year. As of writing this, I’ve yet to see “Warcraft,” but my excitement has not been dampened by the 22 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating.      Yes, a 22 percent rating. A far cry from the 90...
06/07/2016 - 12:10pm
    The plan to build a pork processing facility in Mason City is officially canceled.     Prestage Foods of Iowa announced Friday it was no longer considering Mason City as a potential location for its proposed $240 million pork processing facility. The Mason City Chamber of Commerce and the North Iowa Corridor...
06/07/2016 - 11:54am
    Captain America is a Hydra spy and always has been.     At least that’s what writer Nick Spencer wants you to believe after reading the first issue of “Captain America: Steve Rogers,” which hit shelves a couple weeks ago.     The details aren’t entirely clear, but it appears...
05/31/2016 - 4:14pm
The good, the bad, and the canceled      The title of this column is a lie. Good or bad, they’re all canceled. As the 2015-16 television season comes to an end we’re already looking forward to what’s coming up next fall. However, before we get too excited about what the future has in store, let’s take a...
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