Monthly Archives: October 2011

Oct 31

20th anniversary of Halloween Ice Storm

What the East Coast just experienced was a throwback to a Midwestern weather event. In Minnesota, it was the Halloween Blizzard. In Iowa, it was ice. Lots and lots of ice. It wreaked havoc on trick-or-treating and resulted in some … Continue reading

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Oct 29

Big tWelVe

The Big 12′s website put up a press release welcoming West Virginia around 10:50 AM Friday. Second article here. But buried at the bottom were two sentences conspicuous in what they didn’t say: Beginning with the 2012-13 season it is … Continue reading

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Oct 27

Hello Newman. Again.

If it’s the football playoffs, it’s time for North Tama vs. Mason City Newman. This is the third year in a row, but it keeps moving earlier, from the semifinals in 2009 to the quarterfinals in 2010 to the second … Continue reading

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Oct 26

Now Congress gets involved in realignment

Cause and effect, chain of events All of the chaos makes perfect sense When you’re spinning ’round, things come undone Welcome to Earth, third rock from the sun — Joe Diffie, “Third Rock From the Sun” When the Big 12 … Continue reading

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Oct 26

The song that doesn’t end

This is the song that doesn’t end Yes it goes on and on my friend Some people started singing it not knowing what it was And they’ll continue singing it forever just because… Missouri is so far gone to the … Continue reading

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Oct 24

Joe Posnanski gets lost in Fremont County

Missouri River flooding 1, Sports Illustrated writer with a GPS 0: I took the exit that would take me West on Hwy 2, and got to the bottom of the ramp, and the GPS told me to turn left, go … Continue reading

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Oct 21

The SEC has won the Civil War*

The person said that Missouri’s decision to apply for membership to the SEC was “inevitable and imminent,” although a specific timeframe has yet to be set. — New York Times, Monday The University of Missouri has played Iowa State, Kansas, … Continue reading

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Oct 19

Spell check

Oop. That’s supposed to be Colesburg*. This sign was put up in July on eastbound IA 3 at IA 38′s north end. This is the second time in a decade that a mileage sign has been missing an “S”. The … Continue reading

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Oct 18

IA 1 bypass of Iowa City?

Cedar Rapids Gazette: The city of Iowa City wants to explore the idea of re-designating Iowa Highway 1 so that it bypasses the metro area rather than goes through town. Changing the route would stop the 85-year-old state highway from … Continue reading

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Oct 17

The Bootheel and the Platte Purchase

It’s 548 miles from Missouri’s northwesternmost county seat, Rock Port, to its southeasternmost, Caruthersville. But other than their license plates, they have little in common. Corn is in one corner, cotton in the other. One technically belongs to the Omaha … Continue reading

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