Monthly Archives: November 2013

Nov 29

New IA 86 photos, and some from July 2012

Michael Ehret took some photos of IA 86′s new alignment at the state line. One I ran on the blog earlier. There are also some older photos that I’ve finally gotten around to placing, with former IA 91, former IA … Continue reading

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Nov 28

NBC apologizes to Tracy, Iowa. Sort of.

A simple side remark about the name “Tracy” apparently didn’t go over well with the Internet. It probably takes more time to explain than the occurrence itself. The video from Wednesday is here, if you can tolerate a 15- or … Continue reading

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Nov 27

West Virginia is 34th state for ISU FB

In September 1895, the Iowa State College football team boarded a train for its first game outside the state of Iowa, a matchup with Butte Athletic Club in Montana. The team lost. Later in the month it played its first … Continue reading

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Nov 26

Fox Sports’ website breaks what didn’t need fixing

Fox Sports had the easiest place to catch up on non-live college football scores. One page had nothing but the week’s scores, in a simple text format, listing which team was the home team. Until now. Welcome to the all-new … Continue reading

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Nov 25

Reconstructed IA 86 now open

This photo from Chris Ehret shows new IA 86 at the Minnesota state line. If “Dickinson County” had been white on green and on the top of the pole, it would look like an older style county sign, but this … Continue reading

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Nov 23

Ice Station Cyclone

In the past 12 hours, the National Weather Service has downgraded the expected temperature at kickoff in Ames again, to single digits. The previous record low kickoff temperature was 17°. This means that 2013 will have both the coldest and … Continue reading

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Nov 22

Plans for US 30 in eastern Tama County

November 22, 2006: This intersection, where the Lincoln Highway turns southeast, will be removed under the preliminary plan for a US 30 expressway. I was unable to make Thursday’s meeting — having a quarter-inch of ice covering the car will … Continue reading

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Nov 22

Five of six state football champions are private schools

Don Bosco won its first state championship in eight-player football. Iowa City Regina is on a 56-game win streak. Sioux City Heelan had a perfect season and broke or tied 13 state championship records. Friday afternoon, Carroll Kuemper beat Waukon … Continue reading

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Nov 21

Code talking tribes honored

The Congressional Gold Medal was awarded yesterday to the Meskwaki (Mesquakie) Indian tribe of Tama County, among others, for their work in World War II. This sentence about the training, though, makes you go “hmm”: They received jungle warfare training … Continue reading

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Nov 21

I-74 bridge moves fractionally closer

Speaking of things destined to be built Real Soon Now, WQAD reports that construction of a new I-74 bridge across the Mississippi River is expected to begin in 2017 and won’t be done for another five years. All you will see … Continue reading

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