Monthly Archives: July 2015

Jul 31

‘Largest ice cream cone in the world’?

July 22, 2015: Downtown Ackley during RAGBRAI. Anyone for ice cream? One highlight from last week’s RAGBRAI on Wednesday was a giant ice cream cone in Ackley. Inside, the owners serve, what else, ice cream! I don’t know what it … Continue reading

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Jul 30

Wilton uniting campuses, will close former high school building

From the Muscatine Journal: Wilton is building an elementary addition onto its junior/senior high school. Completion will be in 2016. The current elementary, which was the town’s only school building decades ago, will be demolished.

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Jul 29

Titanic newsreel among historic footage in AP archive

The Associated Press announced July 23 that it and British Movietone have recently posted over a million minutes of historic film and video news footage to YouTube. All have an AP watermark, but the bulk of the clips are newsreels. … Continue reading

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Jul 27

Can we PLEASE do something about Iowa’s postseason trophies?

November 19, 2010: What do you want on your tombstone trophy? (Center: Sara Stoakes, one-woman championship.) The state high school softball tournament was last week — AGWSR won its first title in that sport — and the baseball tournament is this … Continue reading

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Jul 24

License Plate Letters — DPK

[insert witty acronym joke here] (No, what you’re thinking of is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, not to be confused with the People’s Republic of Johnson County.)

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Jul 23

Norway takes ownership of baseball diamond

The baseball diamond in the town of Norway, the former perennial high school power in that sport, will become city property for $1, KCRG reports. Benton Community has not played games for years at the diamond on the south side … Continue reading

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Jul 22

Where ’7 million kinds of pie’ is an understatement

July 21, 2015: Please do not lick your screen. The traveling celebration of Iowa on wheels otherwise known as RAGBRAI rolled into Eldora last night, and heads to Cedar Falls via Ackley and Parkersburg today. Pictures from the ride in … Continue reading

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Jul 21

CAL unable to continue football

The tiny Coulter-Alexander-Latimer school district, known as CAL, has played its last football game. The numbers were no longer there to support a varsity team, KLMJ Radio reports. (Thanks to Austin Draude for the report.) The district will be sharing … Continue reading

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Jul 20

Design for IA 141, NW 100th Street interchanges selected

May 7, 2006: This loop ramp from eastbound I-80/northbound I-35 to IA 141/Urbandale Avenue will be removed by the end of the 2010s. KCCI reports that the Iowa DOT last week selected Alternative 2 for the IA 141 interchange at … Continue reading

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Jul 18

That time of year already?

On Thursday, Grundy Center beat GMG, 24-17. In GMG’s previous game, the Wolverines beat AGWSR 14-10. In baseball. GC plays Monday today in Traer, but not against North Tama. In an unfortunate twist that mirrored the one that befell the girls’ … Continue reading

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