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...
05/24/2016 - 2:48pm
Pick a side        Now that I’ve sufficiently gushed over “Captain America: Civil War,” there’s still one question that must asked.      Whose side are you on?      Spoiler Alert: I tried to keep things vague in last week’s column. This week though, I...
05/17/2016 - 12:17pm
The Marvel Way      There’s a lot to unpack about “Captain America: Civil War.”      I knew I was going to write about it this week, but had a hard time deciding what exactly to write about. Do I breakdown the philosophical battle between Captain America and Iron Man? Do I apply the film...
05/10/2016 - 4:44pm
     After weeks of controversy, the debate surrounding the proposed pork processing facility was finally put to rest by the city council of Mason City on May 3 as the development agreement between the city and Prestage Foods of Iowa failed to pass a vote for approval.      Last December, Mason City was...
05/10/2016 - 11:22am
Where is the horn that was blowing?        How did it come to this?      Barring a plot twist so contrived that Shonda Rhimes wouldn’t put it in “Scandal,” Donald Trump will be the Republican candidate for President of the United States of America.      Seventeen...
05/03/2016 - 3:14pm
     As the Prestage Foods pork processing facility nears approval, concerns continue to grow about how the area will be impacted by the project.      Even more than the issues raised by a sudden influx of new people, area residents are worried the facility will encourage pork producers to build additional hog...
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