Monthly Archives: August 2014

Aug 31

1990s country is splitting into its own genre

Detouring again… I have toyed with creating a “Things That Make Me Feel Old” category for the blog, and this fits right in along with that: Cumulus has changed multiple stations including KJJY into “Nash Icon,” which “favors country music released … Continue reading

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Aug 29

Football season approaches

Yay? (Expectations are…not high.) It would feel incomplete without Pat Forde taking a cheap shot at Iowa State (item 29): But the Sooners will not run the table. In fact, both they and Baylor could run into trap-game scenarios at … Continue reading

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Aug 28

No Internet for 50 hours

So, for reasons as yet unexplained, I haven’t had Internet service for two days. (Yesterday’s blog post was a timed one. My connection cut out in mid-draft of tomorrow’s post.) Kids, this is why us oldthinkers DO NOT TRUST THE … Continue reading

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Aug 27

KGAN, KDSM add classic movie channel

I’ve never heard of “GetTV” (or, as it is in the press release, “getTV” even at the beginning of a sentence) but it’s showing up in two Iowa TV markets. It’s a deal between Sony Pictures Television and Sinclair Broadcasting … Continue reading

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Aug 26

MMC, Remsen-Union next for grade-sharing talks

One of the last school districts in Iowa that includes a township in its name may be the next domino in the continued consolidation trend. Tim Gallagher of the Sioux City Journal reported last week that Remsen-Union and Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn were … Continue reading

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Aug 26

A phrase you didn’t want to hear

So that’s why the University of Iowa wouldn’t let “Girls” come over: “(W)e were told that yes, our neighborhood is supposed to be Iowa in the coming season, and yes, there will be a frat party with some Lena Dunham … Continue reading

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Aug 25

Dubuque converting some streets to two-ways

The last few blocks of IA 3 are getting a makeover today. Dubuque is converting a handful of streets that run east-west into two-way streets instead of one-ways, including 9th and 11th, which currently carry US 52 and IA 3 … Continue reading

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Aug 22

Coralville wants 1st Avenue exit upgraded

October 12, 2001: The flash on this picture reveals that “1st Ave” was a greenout for the original label “Coralville” on this I-80 BGS. The state just finished rebuilding and expanding I-80 in the Iowa City area, but Coralville is … Continue reading

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Aug 21

The third high school in Hull

“Did you know that the Sioux County town of Hull, population 2,175, supports three high schools?” asks the Sioux City Journal. No, I did not. That’s probably because Trinity Christian, school number 3, has only had two graduating classes and … Continue reading

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Aug 20

License Plate Letters — CRH

Here’s a big jump that raises the question of whether CO’s and CQ’s were used in the current cycle. They should, because I’m pretty sure they were used the first time around. EDIT: Incorrect reference to Tama County in 1997.

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