Monthly Archives: May 2016

May 31

US 71 reroute delayed again

The website now shows that IA 196 is closed until June 24. The road was closed this year in order to finish up shoulder work that was not done before Thanksgiving last year, once projected to open May 7, … Continue reading

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May 30

A flag-lined path

May 28, 2012: Goldfield cemetery, Memorial Day.

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May 27

Harmony’s final gift

Harmony High School graduated its last class on Sunday. The 21 seniors each received a $2,900 scholarship, reported the Burlington Hawk Eye (if that’s unavailable, AP version). The school distributed the money from two alumni estates. Juniors and sophomores were … Continue reading

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May 26

M is for Moneta

July 21, 2012: The school is one of the very few buildings left in┬áMoneta, barely on the west side of the O’Brien/Clay county line. The tiny Moneta school district was caught in a tug of war between Hartley and Everly … Continue reading

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May 25

Bridge timeline extended by a decade

About eight years ago, I added an “Iowa border bridge timeline” into the Annex section. It has a bar chart of Iowa’s bridges across the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. At the time, I stopped the lines in 2010, knowing the … Continue reading

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May 24

Corwith school building gone

June 19, 2015: The back of the Corwith school building. The Des Moines Register was there last week to cover the demise of the century-old school building in Corwith. The district dissolved at the end of last school year. Nearly … Continue reading

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May 23

What’s going on with Collins-Maxwell?

April 17, 2016: The present Collins-Maxwell Elementary in Collins was built in the 1990s. Although Collins-Maxwell and Baxter have shared sports for nearly three decades now, they have never done any integration beyond that. Now, attempts at talking about whole-grade … Continue reading

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May 20

Visiting every town: Where am I now?

September 17, 2014: One of my favorite Iowa town slogans is in Taylor County. At the beginning of 2015, I made a resolution to visit every incorporated place in Iowa. I already had a list and was chipping away at … Continue reading

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May 19

N is for Numa

September 13, 2011: The Numa school is now an archery business, a successful repurposing of a school building. Numa. Clutier. Steamboat Rock. Wiota. In the 1940s, these map dots that don’t have their own schools anymore, along with Numa’s neighbor … Continue reading

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May 18

Sooner or never

I got ahead of the game this time and updated my in-depth study of the Iowa State-Oklahoma football series in the off-season. One thing I discovered while adjusting the numbers: In the Bob Stoops era, Iowa State has been tied … Continue reading

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