Monthly Archives: May 2015
The Corwith-Wesley school district, chronicled for the past year in The Des Moines Register, dismissed classes for the last time at the time of this post. A baker’s dozen of students graduated from Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne May 17. The Mason City Globe-Gazette … Continue reading
January 27, 2011: Prescott school building. Prescott Elementary in southwest Iowa dismisses its last students today, after a century of educating students in a stately brick building on the north side of town. Next school year, everyone will be “tuitioned … Continue reading
We interrupt the cloud of gloom currently hanging over the ISU men’s basketball program to remind you of the cloud of gloom over the ISU football program. On its way to a Big 12 co-championship last year, Baylor’s win total … Continue reading
June 21, 2013: The Carnforth Inn Supper Club. The Carnforth Inn Supper Club, an eating establishment west of Victor, will close on June 28. Carnforth, on old US 6 east of IA 21, is a map dot so extinct it’s not … Continue reading
After the very short Memorial Day service at the Traer Memorial Building, I felt a little more was needed. Here is a tribute to the Sullivan Brothers of Waterloo.
Leia: Will someone get this big walking carpet out of my way? Where, in the Star Wars movies, do we ever see carpet, and more specifically, 1970s-style shag carpet? The joke to film audiences in 1977 is obvious, but slightly less so … Continue reading
May 19, 2015: US 63 in Malcom, with a construction project literally just over the horizon. Concrete from the earliest decades of Iowa’s highway era still exists and is often drivable. To the best of my knowledge, there’s only one … Continue reading
Now you have a 15-year-old one-hit wonder stuck in your head, too.
Construction of an interchange for US 218/IA 27 at County Road C57, which just started, will make the corridor between Janesville and Cedar Falls a full controlled-access freeway. Now the state is making moves toward sealing off the last at-grade … Continue reading