Monthly Archives: August 2013

Aug 30

One hundred years

(Warning: Long. Or long-winded. Your pick.) 1912 was an important year in the evolution of the game of football. The field was standardized to the length and width it is today, and the value of a touchdown was fixed at … Continue reading

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Aug 29

That May rain would come in useful right about now

100% of Iowa is back into “abnormally dry” and more than a fifth is in “severe drought”. Waterloo has received less than half its average rainfall for August after receiving 1½ times the average in May.

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Aug 29

New, rebuilt US 63 opens in Hudson

“Weather permitting,” the big detour for US 63 in Black Hawk County is being reduced today with the opening of the southernmost part of the construction area. This includes the IA 58 intersection, which was completely torn up to be … Continue reading

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Aug 28

Montour’s Iowa River bridge

July 7, 2013: When US 30 was taken off the Lincoln Highway in Tama County in 1954, Montour was left behind. The Iowa Highway Commission took the IA 135 number from Le Grand and moved it east. At first, 135 … Continue reading

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Aug 26

N.Y. Times delves into ESPN’s control of college football

Includes an unexpected picture of an ESPN camera truck at an Iowa State game in 1980. Despite the Times’ tenuous relationship with college sports, this is something to read, especially when you remember Boston College’s former AD saying “ESPN is … Continue reading

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Aug 25

Developers, developers, developers, developers

Wanted in Rock Valley. (Sioux City Journal) I’m sorry. After Friday’s news about Steve Ballmer, I couldn’t resist.

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Aug 23

Four little letters

Last month, on my first day of vacation, I listened to the hosts of “The Big Show” on WHO-AM talking about a uniquely Iowan part of their youth. “Watch out for the 77 cars,” their parents warned, “because those are … Continue reading

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Aug 22

Very long ESPN piece about Dan Gable

and how his struggle to save Olympic wrestling fits with the rest of his life.

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Aug 20

KCCI’s not so peak performance

From today’s noon news. *buries head in hands*

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Aug 20

Moms in Iowa know football

So of course some of them were game for this football camp of sorts at Dike-New Hartford. KWWL The first game of the season for some teams is this Friday.

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