Opinion

01/16/2018 - 8:53pm
Age of the Geek: We're a good month removed from the release of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" I think we're in safe enough territory to finally talk about it. Or, at least talk about the reaction to it. I'll keep spoilers to a minimum, but reader beware. Episode VIII has been divisive, to put it mildly. High praise from critics was immediately contrasted by middling reviews...
01/09/2018 - 5:36pm
Ferris Column Marshall Drug Marshall Drug was established in 1903, and was handed down from father to son. Smokie Marshall, a pharmacist, continued his father’s business into the 1960s. Drug advertised that they were the “Largest drug store in northern Iowa.” When you entered Marshall Drug, across the sailor tile floor entrance,...
01/09/2018 - 5:34pm
If you’re still struggling to come up with a New Year’s Resolution, there’s a simple one that’s always appreciated no matter the time of the year; get involved in your community. Volunteer, non-profit and other civic organizations strive year-round to make Franklin County and its communities attractive places to live and...
01/02/2018 - 5:39pm
Alternative Column: I'm writing this before Christmas, for it to be published after Christmas. The early deadline and the onset of winter (today is the first day of winter) have not allowed this procrastinator poster child to do enough research to write about the issues we are supposed to be concerned about. So here is the story of my escape...
01/02/2018 - 5:36pm
Age of the Geek Column: Happy New Year! Last week we went over some of my favorite things to happen in pop culture in 2017. This week we're looking towards the future as 2018 has some pretty great things to look forward to over the next twelve months. Sea of Thieves This pirate game has been on my watch list since 2016. Promising an open world...
01/02/2018 - 5:34pm
Rarely do we take time to talk about ourselves, but this week, nothing else takes a higher position. On Tuesday morning, Dec. 26, we received word that one of our own had died suddenly and the hurt and sorrow has radiated throughout the office ever since. The front page of the Chronicle this week looks different as we salute Debbie Hansen, a long-...
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