Monthly Archives: June 2015

Jun 30

One year ago today

An EF2 tornado hit Traer during Monday’s storm, a deadly system that lashed Northeast Iowa with vicious winds and torrential rain. — Waterloo Courier, July 1, 2014 In all, the “One-two Punch” derechos of June 30, 2014 produced more than … Continue reading

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Jun 29

Missouri trip Day 6

Route for June 27, 2014: Metcalf Avenue, US 69, K-68 becoming MO 2, I-49, US 71, I-29, I-35, MO 1, MO 152, I-29, MO 92, MO 92 Spur, MO 273, MO 371, US 36, K-7, connector to Rulo, US 159, US … Continue reading

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Jun 26

Missouri trip Day 5

Overland Park, Kansas, June 26, 2014 — I said “quarter after nine” for a wake-up call. It rang at 7:15 and 7:20. It wasn’t a good start to the day. About an hour and a half up US 160, I … Continue reading

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Jun 25

Missouri trip Day 4

Branson, Missouri, June 25, 2014 — Today, near the literal heart of the American population, was an all-American day: Getting my kicks on Route 66, visiting the museum complex at Fort Leonard Wood, finishing I-44 and US 65 in Missouri, … Continue reading

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Jun 24

Missouri trip Day 3

Sullivan, Missouri, June 24, 2014 — The first stop today came from, of all places, C-SPAN3. It had just been St. Louis weekend on the cable channel, and from a short feature, I found out that a Civil War museum … Continue reading

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Jun 23

Missouri trip Day 2

Mansfield/St. Louis, Missouri, June 23, 2014 — Laura Ingalls Wilder had a refrigerator. “Of course she had a refrigerator,” you say, “she died in 1957.” But do you think about the older woman writing the books, or do you think … Continue reading

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Jun 22

Missouri trip Day 1

A recap of last summer’s sojourn down, across, up, diagonally through, and then up again in Missouri. First up, a short report, on a day spent traveling. Ava, Missouri, June 22, 2014 — I mostly followed US 65 down to … Continue reading

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Jun 19

Corwith school building will be demolished

July 6, 2011: Take a bow, the night is over… The dissolution of the Corwith-Wesley school district will be emphasized with the demolition of the school building in Corwith, The Des Moines Register reports. The board voted unanimously to tear it … Continue reading

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Jun 18

Farmers Savings Bank celebrates 100th anniversary

Farmers Savings Bank, officially Farmers Savings Bank & Trust-Traer, was incorporated and chartered in 1915. This evening is its annual Customer Appreciation Picnic. The bank has put out a timeline of its history (PDF), which includes adding a bank in … Continue reading

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Jun 17

North Winneshiek wants to keep plugging along as K-6 district

From Decorah Newspapers: The North Winneshiek School Board approved a resolution Monday afternoon that will make its school a preschool through sixth grade facility from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2020. That’s the news part of the story, but … Continue reading

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