Monthly Archives: February 2012
Today, the Iowa State women play Kansas State for the 77th time. The Wildcats “leap” over Nebraska to become the Cyclones’ most-played opponent. In addition, this is the first time ISU has ever played on Leap Day. Also today, the … Continue reading
August 7, 2005: Charleston, West Virginia, on US 60 near the south end of I-79. US 60 still runs right by the state capitol building.
September 17, 2007: West side of Le Mars. US 75 keeps its pre-1984 mile numbering (from Council Bluffs) all the way through the new end of its freeway/expressway alignment, at which point it exits from itself. This is only about … Continue reading
The North Tama girls on the state’s biggest stage Turnovers and cold fourth-quarter shooting ended the best season in North Tama girls’ basketball history Monday with a 47-35 loss to North Mahaska. The Redhawks finished 21-5, and this was the … Continue reading
The North Tama girls’ basketball team plays North Mahaska in the first game of the evening session and last in the 1A quarterfinals. NT is an unranked 8-seed (21-4) and NM is undefeated (25-0). The Des Moines Register notes this … Continue reading
September 13, 2011: Leaving-town sign on US 69 at Davis City that does double duty at the junction of J66. This is right by the Davis City post office, one of scores across the state threatened with closure.
August 2002: One of many wrong-way multiplexes in Massachusetts. This particular picture helped me retrace a winding route through the state on a day that resulted in traveling much later than anticipated, ducking in and out of Vermont. Not only … Continue reading
June 26, 2006: Near downtown Sioux Falls. SD 115 is US 77′s old route between US 18 and Dell Rapids. The “Downtown” text on the I-229 shield is unique to this business loop. Notice the crisp, clean lines of the … Continue reading
A followup to previous posts about post office hubs: Waterloo and Cedar Rapids will stay open. Carroll and Creston will not. Nothing about local post offices beyond the moratorium that was already in place.