Monthly Archives: October 2015

Oct 30

Texas teams continue avoiding Ames in November

Texas plays at Iowa State tomorrow night, and the Cyclones have revenge for 2013 on their minds. It is the latest date in the calendar that the Longhorns have played in Ames, and as with Oct. 30, 1999, it took … Continue reading

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Oct 29

A guide to state triple points

June 26, 2014: The Arkansas-Missouri-Oklahoma triple point is just off MO/AR 43 in Southwest City, Missouri. Photo looking from Oklahoma mostly into Arkansas. The Washington Post has an interactive map that details every location three states in the United States … Continue reading

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Oct 28

State to recommend dissolving Farragut school district

!!!!!!! (Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil): The fate of the Farragut Community School District remains unknown, but the situation is now dire after the Iowa Department of Education announced it will recommend dissolving the district. … The Hamburg Reporter first reported the … Continue reading

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Oct 27

Where is Harmony City?

“Then would you mind telling me what you’re doing in the middle of a plain in Iowa — and what I’m doing here, for that matter?” Occasionally in books or movies a character will drop a reference to some place … Continue reading

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Oct 26

North Tama football’s worst season in a century

Friday was like this. Since 1921, when football was reinstated at Traer High School after the national period of safety concerns, only one team had gone winless in a season. The 1939 team went 0-8. This year, the Redhawks finished … Continue reading

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Oct 23

IA 58 meeting in Cedar Falls Tuesday

A public hearing with a presentation about changing IA 58′s intersection with Viking Road into an interchange will be held Tuesday, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports. The roadbed for current 58 will be lowered and a very tight SPUI constructed. … Continue reading

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Oct 22

Register’s ‘Lost Schools’ on IPTV tonight

The Des Moines Register‘s documentary about the changes and decline of rural Iowa’s school districts airs on Iowa Public Television at 7 tonight. Former North Tama principal Nick Pace is among those interviewed. In conjunction with that, Iowa Public Radio interviewed reporter … Continue reading

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Oct 21


…now what? UPDATE: Instead of sweeping, the Cubs got swept, and we haven’t abolished lawyers. This is the timeline that sprung from when Marty didn’t hit the Rolls-Royce on Oct. 27, 1985. Future imperfect, indeed. UPDATE II: USA Today has … Continue reading

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Oct 21

US 61 Grandview construction update

Story from KWQC. If you watch carefully, you’ll see a few seconds of the street sign with “Co Rd 252″ on it at the former west end of IA 252. That intersection will be on sort of a frontage road … Continue reading

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Oct 20

Package of 80/380 interchange plans available

After a meeting at the end of last month, the DOT released the set of plans for the complete reconstruction of the I-80/380 interchange from a cloverleaf into a sweeping interchange with flyover ramps. It’s broken into nine PDF maps. The … Continue reading

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