Monthly Archives: November 2011

Nov 30

The ISU-Purdue game that doesn’t exist

Bowl projections have placed Iowa State in games from coast to coast, against a variety of teams. Among them are 6-6 Big Ten teams Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State, and Purdue. According to the Iowa State media guide, Ohio State and … Continue reading

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Nov 30

Photos by the numbers: 27

August 15, 2005 / May 12, 2008: On US 34 approaching Mount Pleasant from the east, before and after the bypass north and west of Mount Pleasant opened. This is the fourth IA 27 in state history, and only the … Continue reading

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Nov 29

Photos by the numbers: 26

May 8, 2009: East end of US 26 in Ogallala, Nebraska. As Dale Sanderson says, “There aren’t many US highways with eastern ends that far west!” Much of US 26 follows Oregon Trail pathways; to the west of here, there … Continue reading

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Nov 29

Fort Madison bypass open

The Fort Madison Daily Democrat and Iowa DOT both say new US 61 opened Monday afternoon. Old 61, or at least parts of it not overlapping with IA 2, will be repaved before being turned over to the city and … Continue reading

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Nov 28

Photos by the numbers: 24 and 25

May 6, 2009: Colby, Kansas. That’s supposed to be Business Loop I-70. This is just east of where US 24 separates from I-70 after two long pairings in Colorado, and just west of where I-70 angles southeastward toward US 40.

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Nov 28

Still the whipping boy

Stewart Mandel: The only team with a remote chance of passing Alabama at the 11th-hour is Oklahoma State should it beat 9-2 Oklahoma impressively this weekend, though it will take a near-universal about-face from the voters, who currently have the … Continue reading

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Nov 27

Photos by the numbers: 23

June 25, 2006: Southwest end of MN 23 at I-90, less than 10 miles from the Iowa border. The other end is in Duluth.

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Nov 26

Photos by the numbers: 22

July 2, 2009: Pittsburgh area, during the short time I-279 and a newly extended I-376 were co-signed. I-279 was later removed, making a first-digit-odd route a giant loop and a first-digit-even route a spur.

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Nov 25

Buckingham post office: 1900-2011

Closed November 18. (Traer Star-Clipper) It’s the third in Tama County and the second in the North Tama school district to close in a year.

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Nov 25

Photos by the numbers: 20 and 21

January 9, 2002: North end of IA 21 on the south side of Waterloo. I’ve covered this interchange many times in the early 2000s, when things were changing, but need to go back. This is from the earliest digital camera … Continue reading

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