Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 31

Court ruling on San Marnan Drive

The Iowa Supreme Court has put Waterloo in an interesting pickle. The Waterloo Courier (long article) and KWWL (short) both have stories. (Yes, that is former Rep. Dave Nagle as the plaintiffs’ lawyer.) The court ruled that the city was wrong … Continue reading

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May 29

IA 330/117: Interchange or J-turn

After years now of talk and work, the Iowa DOT is down to two options for the IA 117/330/US 65 intersection area in Jasper County. The interchange and J-turn plans now are substantially what they were last time, with the … Continue reading

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May 28

‘Official’ start to IA 100 construction

Construction on the IA 100 extension has been going on for a while, but that can’t get in the way of a shovel-turning photo op.

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May 28

Allamakee County paved A26 in 2013

Not many county roads are newly paved in Iowa nowadays, as counties try to save money any way they can. However, one segment in Allamakee County received just that treatment last year. County Road A26, about six miles from the … Continue reading

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May 27

Diverging diamond interchange in Urbandale?

KCCI has a story about a DOT study on turning the I-35/80 interchange with Hickman Road (US 6) from a diamond to a diverging diamond. On a diverging diamond, traffic temporarily switches sides of the road; there’s an explainer graphic … Continue reading

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May 27

Going postal (abbreviations)

May 28, 2006 (eight[!] years ago tomorrow): North side of Northwood on US 65 Jason Hancock took a long trip in northern and northwestern Iowa on Memorial Day weekend to finish clinching every highway in the state. He mentioned that … Continue reading

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May 25

Inseparable

Charlie Bartos, a WWII veteran and longtime member of Traer United Methodist church, died May 7, less than 10 weeks before his 100th birthday. His wife, Gladys, 95, died May 21. They were married for 73 years.

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May 24

Sara Stoakes inducted into Track Hall of Fame

North Tama’s one-girl state championship is getting a big honor today! Reprinted below is a press release from the IGHSAU about Sara Stoakes being inducted into the Track and Field Hall of Fame. The 1981 North Tama girls’ team was … Continue reading

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May 23

2013 population estimates out for Iowa cities

Raw data and spreadsheets available on ISU’s website. Doom and gloom for about everyone outside of the Des Moines metro area from the Register and Quad-City Times. Ankeny passed 50,000 and West Des Moines is within 1000 people of kicking … Continue reading

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May 23

A Clearfield reunion before the final bell

The Clearfield school district in southwest Iowa is holding a reunion for all students and teachers today at 5 PM, reports the Creston News-Advertiser. There’s one more week of classes at the school before the district dissolves.

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