Monthly Archives: January 2015

Jan 30

Could Jefferson Highway be signed like Lincoln Highway?

July 11, 2004: This Jefferson Highway turn stone has been placed on the interpretive walking trail at the Reed-Niland corner in Colo. Photo taken on day of dedication of renovated Niland station. Earlier this month, the Osceola Sentinel reported the … Continue reading

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Jan 29

US 20 author coming back to Cushing

Cross country US 20 traveler Bryan Farr made such an impression on a small Woodbury County town last June that they invited him back this summer. Cushing now has theĀ Old 20 Community Development Corporation. I tagged along that day, helping … Continue reading

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Jan 29

Christy Calderwood named 2015 Iowa Pork Queen

Our very own Christy Calderwood was crowned the 2015 Iowa Pork Queen tonight in Des Moines! — North Tama HS (@NTRedhawks) January 29, 2015 Iowa has been the only state with a pork queen for more than two decades.

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Jan 28

IA 415-NE 66th Avenue exit will be removed

One of Iowa’s oldest interchanges is on its way out. IA 415 in Polk County between Des Moines and Ankeny was upgraded to four lanes, with a grassy median, in two stages: Broadway to Northeast 54th Avenue in 1959, and … Continue reading

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Jan 27

Two small takeaways from the Condition of Education Report

The state’s annual Condition of Education Report (PDF) was issued last week and has plenty of statistics. One being brought up often in news articles is the increased number of minority students, although if you look in the charts (p. … Continue reading

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Jan 26

State gives Hamburg, Farragut time to work out differences

Omaha World-Herald: The Iowa School Budget Review Committee has granted requests from the Farragut and Hamburg school districts for additional budget authority, allowing them to spend dollars beyond those typically allowed for general fund expenses. Other stories: KMA (Tuesday), KMA … Continue reading

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Jan 24

Living the dream

Illinois manager added to injury-depleted roster (ESPN) (As a former basketball manager, I can’t not post this.)

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Jan 23

Online Iowa map updated to include new US 34 bridge

Oh ho, what do we have here? The 2015-16 (remember, two-year) state transportation map won’t be out for a month and a half or so, but one change has already been made for the benefit of those who look online. … Continue reading

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Jan 22

Why not stick with ‘AHSTW’?

Walnut students have been participating in AHST athletics for years, but they just started in grade-sharing this school year. The districts are likely headed toward consolidation and Walnut’s near century and a half of independence will end. However, while it’s … Continue reading

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Jan 21

North Tama full-court basketball shot

Tuesday night against Dunkerton. From the opposite-side volleyball line. (NT won 63-59, by the way.)

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