Travis Fischer

10/21/2014 - 12:03pm
Streaming Into The Future        Score another one for the cord cutters.      Two, actually.      Last week during a Time Warner Inc. investor meeting, Richard Plepler, the chairman and CEO of HBO, announced that HBO will be offering a stand-alone streaming service in 2015. Noting that there are currently ten million...
10/14/2014 - 4:30pm
Damp October weather is making for a slow harvest in Iowa this year.      As of October 5, the statewide harvest of beans was 9 percent complete, with corn only 5 percent complete.      “It’s going pretty slow,” said AgVantage crop specialist Tanner Bohman.     ...
10/14/2014 - 12:55pm
Who Ya Gonna Call?        "What's your favorite movie?" is such a strange question to ask somebody.      The only reason to identify a movie as your "favorite" is so that you have an answer when somebody asks that question.      That said, I do have...
10/07/2014 - 4:36pm
A minor zombie outbreak took place on Saturday as the Hampton-Dumont 5th and 6th grade football program organized the “Run of the Walking Dead.”      Starting out like a typical 5K run, the race began at the Hampton-Dumont Middle School building. The course took runners around Hampton’s northeast...
10/07/2014 - 1:52pm
It's A Strange New World        Well this is an unusual problem. Too many things to write about this week. Time for some bite-sized commentary on each topic.   Windows 10?      Microsoft has announced that the successor to Windows 8 will be… Windows 10.   ...
09/30/2014 - 3:08pm
Antiques, junk and everything in between was up for sale at The Market during their fall event last Friday and Saturday at Maynes Grove. The two-day shopping event brought in hundreds of customers looking for hidden treasures among the vintage antiques and homemade crafts.      Started last year by Geneva Betterment, The...
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