Monthly Archives: February 2014

Feb 28

Lower Midwest Trip Day 3

Lexington, Kentucky, Sept. 28 — After two big days of travel, today was half history, half football. Route: KY 61 to Hodgenville and US 31E to Lincoln Home site, then back; Bluegrass Parkway with detour on 31E/62 to 62/150 junction; … Continue reading

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Feb 27

Lower Midwest Trip Day 2

Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Sept. 27 — I have now been in every county in Illinois, and clinched I-70 from Denver to Maryland (temporarily), but the achievements didn’t come without a slip-up. Route: I-70, IL 130, US 40, Cumberland Road (past covered … Continue reading

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Feb 26

Lower Midwest Trip Day 1

Altamont, Illinois, Sept. 26 — My second major trip of 2013 covered the states and parts of states in the Old Northwest Territory that I hadn’t visited in July, along with Kentucky. Along the way, I clinched I-70 in two states … Continue reading

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Feb 26

US 30 speed limit in Glidden changed

KCIM-AM has a short blurb about a speed study in Glidden with a surprise ending.

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Feb 24

That Metaphor Isn’t What You Think It Is Dept., Net Neutrality edition

Wired: If you want to send a file from San Francisco to New York, the data will pass through a few different networks along the way, just as you would need to use multiple highways in order to drive from … Continue reading

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Feb 24

Private school building in Peosta demolished

St. John the Baptist school and rectory were torn down last week, reports KWWL.

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Feb 22

Saylorville Mile-Long Bridge to close for construction

KCCI has the story. The closure will start at the end of March. Remember, that bridge wasn’t under state control until 2003, when IA 415 was rerouted.

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Feb 21

The most appropriate way to describe USA women’s hockey loss

As written on Wide Right Natty Lite: The USA Women were up 2-0 on Canada with 3:30 left, then blew the game in a truly Iowa State fashion. Complete with hitting the goalpost.

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Feb 20

2002 US 20 construction photo gallery

It took me a while to realize this, but when Apple took down iTools/MobileMe, I lost a photo gallery of construction on US 20. I have created a new one with iPhoto, and added (very) minimal commentary. Aside from perhaps … Continue reading

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Feb 19

Refreshing the 900s pages

July 7, 2013: The Lincoln Highway meets IA 21 northwest of Belle Plaine. A loop follows the earliest route, while the main route follows 21. This was the east end of secret IA 940 (1980-2003). With this winter being what … Continue reading

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