Travis Fischer

11/29/2016 - 5:21pm
     Hampton shoppers enjoyed Black Friday late last week by touring the city for a night of wine tasting during the seventh annual Friday Uncorked.      Sponsored by the Greater Franklin County Area Chamber of Commerce, the sellout event sent 250 shoppers out on the town with wineglass in hand as they hopped from shop to shop. Sixteen area businesses...
11/01/2016 - 4:19pm
     Things were chugging along at the Franklin County Convention Center on Sunday as railroad enthusiasts from across the region visited Hampton to attend the 5th Annual Model Train Show & Sale.      Organized by the North Central Iowa Model Railroad Club, the show was packed with trains of all sizes for...
11/01/2016 - 4:07pm
Counting down the days      It's almost over. Thank the deity of your choosing because this is America and, for at least the next few days, the First Amendment still gives you that right.      But no, this column is not about Donald Trump, or even the presidential race at all.     ...
10/25/2016 - 4:19pm
     Sentencing was held for former Hampton resident Ronald Rand on Monday, October 24, concluding a 10 month legal process.      Rand, 61, was found guilty of murder in the first degree in the 2015 death of his girlfriend, Michelle Key, 51, Waterloo. Since his arrest he has been held in the Cerro Gordo County...
10/25/2016 - 4:03pm
Switching it up      After literally years of speculation, Nintendo finally released the first solid details of their next-generation system, the Nintendo Switch.      Previously known under it's development name, the NX, the rumor mill surrounding Nintendo's next system has been churning for years....
10/18/2016 - 4:10pm
     Everybody has had a bad day.      Some people's bad days are worse than others.      Some people react to their bad days worse than others.      Sometimes people react to their bad days so poorly that law enforcement has to step in. When a person has become a...
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