Opinion

10/14/2014 - 12:55pm
Prioritizing downtown street renovations a must        A recent in-depth study on Hampton’s downtown district revealed some interesting statistics about future economic development here in the heart of Franklin County. Customers and shop owners completed surveys that gauged their opinions on the local business climate, and the results provided a treasuretrove...
10/07/2014 - 1:53pm
Fired up about 4-H        Oct. 5-11 marks National 4-H Week here in America. 4-H clubs from sea to shining sea are celebrating with community-wide events and membership drives, and it’s certainly a wonderful sight to see our youth excited about such a worthwhile organization.      4-H isn...
10/07/2014 - 1:52pm
It's A Strange New World        Well this is an unusual problem. Too many things to write about this week. Time for some bite-sized commentary on each topic.   Windows 10?      Microsoft has announced that the successor to Windows 8 will be… Windows 10.   ...
10/07/2014 - 1:50pm
Protections for vulnerable Iowa seniors        Thousands of older Americans face abuse, neglect and exploitation every year. Some are particularly vulnerable because they depend on others to help them with the most basic activities of daily living. With about one-fifth of Iowans over age 60, issues affecting seniors...
09/30/2014 - 11:20am
  Harvest season hazards        The days are shorter, the breeze is a bit cooler and cornfields throughout Franklin County are starting to turn that special shade of gold. It’s harvest season once again, and with its arrival comes certain precautions for both area travelers and local farmers alike....
09/30/2014 - 11:20am
  Day One Drama         It's time to talk about video games again and this time we're back to that age old debate about downloadable content, or DLC for short.      First, a recap.      Once upon a time, when a game was done, it was done. End of story....
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