Monthly Archives: February 2013

Feb 28

Villisca-Corning: Simple name wasn’t even an option?

Back in August 2011, I wrote about the potential of sharing/a merger between the Corning and Villisca school districts. Later that week, Texas A&M announced it was abandoning the Big 12 and my attention went elsewhere. This week, that issue … Continue reading

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Feb 27

15 inches of snow in Traer (Updated to 16)

Waterloo set a record for the day. (Image from Iowa Environmental Mesonet. Image at link changes with each snowfall.) UPDATE: Another map with better gradients from the National Weather Service. The girls’ state basketball tournament was permanently moved a week … Continue reading

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Feb 26

39 minutes, 54 seconds

Prologue: 19 minutes, 55 seconds 39 minutes, 54 seconds (:06) Iowa State 79, Kansas 76 Iowa State 76, Oklahoma State 76 Iowa State 71, Texas 68 Iowa State 90, Kansas 88 (4:27 mark of video) (2:09 mark of video) 40/45/50 … Continue reading

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Feb 26

Not again

My Saturday irrational exuberance exacts a high price. Only Iowa State could hit 17 3-pointers and 22 straight free throws at home and lose.

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Feb 25

That’s why he looks familiar!

On this year’s Jeopardy Tournament of Champions is “a high school world history teacher from Chicago, Illinois, Colby Burnett.” His style made me think I had seen him somewhere before — and I have. Burnett was on Northwestern’s Quiz Bowl … Continue reading

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Feb 24

NT boys to state!

In part of what is unquestionably the best all-around three-year period ever for North Tama sports, the boys’ basketball team advanced to the state tournament for the first time Saturday. The trip comes a year after the girls did the … Continue reading

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Feb 22

Four county roads

At the Bronson corner, July 20, 2012. (I have yet to finish picture-cropping and a trip report.) Note the “Speed Limit 50″ at the far left of the photo, the rule for old IA 982, which was IA 141 before … Continue reading

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Feb 21

NT-GR District Championship postponed

That’s a change from a few hours ago. A game in Jesup has been postponed, too, so the only game in northeast Iowa tonight will be in Waukon. The District 8 Final will be played Friday in Conrad. I wonder, … Continue reading

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Feb 21


So the Weather Channel insists that the snowfall today should be called “Winter Storm Q.” But it’s not this Q: Or this Q: Or even this Q: It’s named after the Q subway line in New York City. This “naming … Continue reading

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Feb 20

Springville interchange meeting tonight

Ever since US 151 was four-laned to bypass Springville more than a decade ago, the intersection with X20 on the south side of town has been a headache. On either side of town, the expressway holds close to the original … Continue reading

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