Monthly Archives: April 2015
As seen at the Madison roadgeek meet earlier this month (because stereotypes happen): (link)
Story from Iowa Farmer Today. Busing, both in terms of time for students and gasoline costs, has significant effects on rural districts’ budgets.
You know how, when new products come out that are worse than the old ones, or are incompatible, or are inextricably linked with “the cloud”, or just plain don’t do what the old one does, the rebuttal is “you don’t … Continue reading
This isn’t an unexpected situation, given that the 2014-19 plan did not have any entries for it, but finishing making US 30 four lanes in Tama and Benton counties won’t start until 2020 at the earliest, reports the Cedar Valley … Continue reading
The title above is a nonpartisan version of a Washington Post blog entry, “The Democrats’ white-voter problem — in 2 maps”. The two maps in question are county-by-county preferences for the last four presidential elections (two won by G.W. Bush, … Continue reading
The Waterloo Courier had a piece Sunday interviewing Gladbrook residents and business owners about what they thought was going to happen to the town after the school closes next month. Some acknowledged what Gladbrook is up against, but the paragraph of no-comments says … Continue reading
April 25, 2005: The “east” or “south” end of IA 152, right at Osceola’s north city limits. (Can’t believe this picture is a decade old.) Jason Hancock has been checking the status of signs for IA 152 on a regular … Continue reading
Dec. 29, 2012: Text of monument for the 14th Iowa at Shiloh National Battlefield. A recap of my visit can be found here. A program at the Traer Museum at 7:20 tonight will honor Tama County’s “Wolf Creek Rangers” of … Continue reading
For $1. The building’s new owners intend to keep it and turn it into apartments, and make the gym available to the public.