Monthly Archives: February 2012

Feb 29

Leap Day

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

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Feb 29

Photos by the numbers: 119

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.

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Feb 28

Photos by the numbers: 118

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

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Feb 28

North Mahaska 47, North Tama 35

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

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Feb 27

NT girls play at state today

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

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Feb 27

Photos by the numbers: 117

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.

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Feb 26

Photos by the numbers: 116

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

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Feb 25

Photos by the numbers: 115

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

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Feb 24

Two post office sorting centers to stay open

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.

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Feb 24

Photos by the numbers: 114

June 12, 2006: Leaving-town sign on US 59 south of Emerson. Although there’s a county and a half to go before the state line, there’s only one Iowa town left on 59. Segments of US 59 south of here were … Continue reading

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