Travis Fischer

04/25/2017 - 4:18pm
Volunteers working with Franklin County Conservation and the Hampton Tree Board have taken advantage of the spring weather to plant trees around Hampton. On Wednesday, April 19, the tree board planted more than a dozen trees around the perimeter of Hampton-Dumont Middle School. Then on Saturday, the board joined with Franklin County Conservation for a day of planting, putting Swamp White Oak,...
04/25/2017 - 4:08pm
When is a flaw not a flaw? A recently released video game has people asking this question. "Yooka-Laylee" is a 3-D platformer created by the developers behind the genre-defining "Banjo-Kazooie." This spiritual sequel brings back everything gamers loved about late-90s 3-D platformers, a genre that has all but died out in recent...
04/18/2017 - 4:48pm
     The Hampton City Council approved the contract and bond for the HMA Street Overlay Improvements Project during their regular meeting on Thursday, April 13.      Hampton resident Sandra Brouwer presented the council with a petition regarding the decision to install colored crosswalks downtown as part of the...
04/18/2017 - 3:50pm
Blue Milk and Easter Eggs       Last week was that special time of year where we all come together to appreciate the common traditions and beliefs we all hold.      I am, of course, referring to this year's Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, a four day extravaganza celebrating the 40th anniversary of...
04/11/2017 - 3:28pm
The House of Overused Ideas      It's not been a good time for Marvel Comics lately. While Marvel's live action adaptations have seen general success, the comic line has fallen into a slump since October.      A couple weeks ago Marvel representatives met with various retailers to explain the drop in...
04/04/2017 - 2:41pm
The joke's on all of us       Last Saturday was more than just April Fool's Day. It also marked the one year anniversary of the state's transition to privatized Medicaid.      For those of you that have forgotten, two years ago Governor Terry Branstad decided that Medicaid spending had...
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