Opinion

09/16/2014 - 1:56pm
Always on our minds        It's been one whole year since Ethan Kazmerzak went missing on Sept. 15, 2013. Monday's somber anniversary was highlighted by a press conference marking the unfortunate date, and it was no doubt a difficult day for the 23-year-old's family, friends and massive group of supporters here in Hampton and greater Franklin County....
09/16/2014 - 1:55pm
TV Goes        Finally! After a long summer drought, it's time for the fall television season to start!      There's a lot of new shows hitting the small screen this year. Here's a list of some of the shows I'm planning on checking out this season.   Agent Carter...
09/16/2014 - 1:53pm
Wasting time at the new faucet Our old faucet leaked and we bought one that had a sprayer hose coming out of the spout. It could either spray or run a solid stream. Then as I was thinking I needed something to read while waiting for the teapot to fill, it occurred to me how much I missed the leaky one. This new thing only puts out 1.5 gallons...
09/09/2014 - 11:15am
More big rig enforcement needed        Editor’s note: The author of this letter attached a newspaper clipping of an article about a four-vehicle crash on Highway 65 between Chapin and Sheffield that occurred Aug. 27. Also included was a spreadsheet with vehicle crash statistics in Iowa. In 2010, 16.5 percent of...
09/09/2014 - 11:14am
Reader cautions landowners against signing RICL easements   Letter to the Editor:        The Rock Island Clean Line (RICL) is trying to convince landowners and the public their transmission line project is needed in Iowa. Why? Because the already billionaire investors of Rock Island Clean Line want to reap...
09/09/2014 - 11:13am
New System, Same Old Nintendo        This year is Nintendo's 125th Anniversary.      Founded on September 23, 1889 (we share a birthday, though it's 95 years apart), by Fusajiro Yamauchi, the company was created to produce playing cards. Which they still do today.    ...
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