Opinion

07/17/2018 - 4:46pm
Age of the Geek Column: By the time you read this column I will be two time zones away, once again on my annual pilgrimage to Comic-Con International in sunny San Diego. There I'll be joined by 140,000 of my closest friends, many of whom will spend a healthy chunk of the week waiting in line for a chance to see the latest on the next wave of upcoming superhero movies and maybe get an...
07/17/2018 - 4:42pm
Upmeyer Column: It’s county fair season in Iowa, folks! I’m looking forward to both the Franklin County Fair and the North Iowa Fair next week. Make sure that you get out and support your local county fairs! Iowa’s job market is one of the healthiest in the entire country. The state’s unemployment rate of 2.7 per-cent is at...
07/17/2018 - 4:41pm
Letter to the editor: To the editor: I would like to thank everyone for joining us on July 3 at the fairgrounds for the fireworks show! The Hampton Rotary Club and the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the fireworks show on July 3. Our goal is to bring the community together for an evening of fun and fellowship. When a club...
07/17/2018 - 4:40pm
Editorial: Fair week is a special time of year for Iowa’s communities. Fairs celebrate the region’s attention and dedication to agriculture and everything it offers. This week is Franklin County’s turn to shine. Each year, thousands venture to the Franklin County Fairgrounds to take in the sights, enjoy a show and see the year-...
07/10/2018 - 5:06pm
Age of the Geek Column: The new season of "Luke Cage" is on Netflix. Hulu has the latest movie in the "Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin" series. YouTube Premium's "Cobra Kai" has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the year. I am hopelessly behind in watching "One Piece" and the new season of "...
07/10/2018 - 5:04pm
Alternative Column: Another Fourth of July has come and gone. One more Municipal Band concert to go until the members can squeeze in other summer activities on Tuesday nights. Just think, 97 summers of Municipal Band concerts. All the turnover of band-mates and appreciative listeners over 97 years reminds me of a good sourdough. What a great...
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