Monthly Archives: July 2013

Jul 30

Oskaloosa bypass

This is the first time I have heard of this. Presumably, it would be on the west side of Oskaloosa, perhaps starting with a trumpet interchange on IA 163 northwest of the IA 92 interchange and then heading northeast. There … Continue reading

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Jul 30

Your pre-eminence

Mm-hm. “I mean, the Hawkeyes in Iowa are the preeminent team,” [Big Ten Network President Mark] Silverman explained. “And because they are, they’re a flagship member of the Big Ten and they’re able to generate revenue.” Said “flagship” member has … Continue reading

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Jul 29

Getting tougher on school start dates

To which I can only say: GOOD. Having a start date in the middle of August is ridiculous. There are some schools in the Quad Cities starting Aug. 12, halfway through the State Fair. Even North Tama starts the 15th. … Continue reading

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Jul 26

License Plate Letters — BMA

It’s been a little while since an update, but the letters haven’t advanced much that I’ve seen.

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Jul 26

I drive a lonly road

Rand McNally’s 2013 road atlas misspells “Loneliest Road,” omitting the first E, when attaching that designation to US 50 in Nevada. I’d say it should be corrected for next year…but the 2014 atlas is already out, which needless to say … Continue reading

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Jul 25

Division Zero

In the NCAA, Division III universities are the smallest and non-scholarship. Iowa has a bunch of them (Wartburg, Luther, Simpson, Central, etc.). Division II allows for scholarships. Upper Iowa is the only one in the state, which creates the fun … Continue reading

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Jul 25

What ‘scheduling philosophy’?

This is a week old, but can’t go unchallenged. ESPN Big 12 blogger David Ubben, who at this point has made not attending a game in Ames a point of pride, says this about ISU’s schedule: “Going 3-0 in nonconference … Continue reading

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Jul 24

New detour for US 63 to finish construction

Starting last Monday, US 63 is completely closed through Hudson, using D46-IA 21-US 20 around the town. (IA 58 will be sent along D35 to meet 63.) This is the information I was looking for before the DOT’s website change … Continue reading

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Jul 24

What did the Iowa DOT do to its website?

I swear, I go away for a week and everything goes sideways. I knew something was up when my iBook rendered the main page as nothing but a gray background. It had been just fine. But later, checking the website … Continue reading

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Jul 23

That’s the new Big 12 logo?

Please tell me this isn’t serious. Please tell me this isn’t serious. Please tell me… *facepalm* Oh bother. (Composite image via SBNation) EDIT: Speaking of logos, USA Today… Screenshot taken 2:10 PM. (Larger in new tab.)

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