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...
04/28/2015 - 3:41pm
The Hampton City Council took a fieldtrip around town during their workshop on Monday to examine solutions to problem areas in the city’s streets, sidewalks and alleys. While it was noted that these stops weren’t necessarily the worst areas of Hampton, they did provide an example of the kind of situations that need to be addressed. The...
04/28/2015 - 3:38pm
An outbreak of bird flu in northwest Iowa has poultry producers large and small taking extra measures to protect their flocks from the highly contagious virus. On April 14, the Iowa Department of Agriculture announced the first case of H5N2 Avian Influenza virus in Iowa at a commercial turkey farm in Buena Vista County. Two more cases were...
04/28/2015 - 2:05pm
Modifying the mod scene   PC gaming has many advantages over console gaming and one of the most prominent is the ability to mod your games. There is a large community of gaming enthusiasts who love nothing better than to open a game up, see how it works, and tweak things to their liking. These people then share these tweaks with their friends...
04/21/2015 - 12:10pm
Spoilers vs. speculation New teasers for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” were released last week, causing geeks everywhere to obsessively look over every frame for clues about the movie’s plot.      This is nothing new. It’s what we do.   ...
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...
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