Opinion

10/21/2014 - 12:03pm
Home Base Iowa program a good move for Franklin County        Recent efforts to make our community a more welcoming place for military veterans is a step in the right direction for Franklin County and the businesses that call it home.      Local officials have been pushing a new initiative called Home Base Iowa that aims to draw former...
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....
09/30/2014 - 11:19am
A note from Fritz: My friend Brett Pharo wrote this regarding ISIS. Brett is a sheep farmer in Michigan and regularly sends his very insightful “Random Thoughts from the Corner Chair.” I was planning to write about the same subject and can’t improve on what Brett says here, so I’m passing it on in place of The...
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