Monthly Archives: September 2016

Sep 30

Collins-Maxwell, Colo-NESCO put out feelers on sports sharing

After an emotional plea earlier this month from one Collins-Maxwell teacher/coach to continue sharing sports with Baxter if at all possible, last year’s interim C-M superintendent said “it’s not going to happen.” The Tri-County Times reports that C-M has been … Continue reading

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Sep 29

North Tama making first football trips to Jasper, Polk counties

After North Tama football was demoted to Class A in the early 2000s, the Redhawks bounced around geographically. In many configurations, NT was on the periphery — the northernmost of a southern district, westernmost of an eastern district, southernmost of … Continue reading

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Sep 28

A tour of Grant Wood country

April 13, 2016: One of four interpretive panels about Grant Wood at the “American Gothic” House in Eldon. Open image in new tab for larger version. A Los Angeles Times reporter dropped in on Anamosa, Stone City, and Eldon, going … Continue reading

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Sep 27

Pearl Harbor chaplain’s remains coming back to Iowa

July 25, 2016: The St. Lucas Veterans Memorial prominently honors two people: Father Aloysius H. Schmitt, who died at Pearl Harbor, and Pfc. James A. Kruse, an Army medic who died in Vietnam in 1969. The U.S. Department of Defense … Continue reading

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Sep 26

Game ball unites Adair-Casey, Guthrie Center

Video story from WHO.

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Sep 23

Wind (turbine) up in Traer

A wind turbine on the south side of Traer is providing 40 percent of the town utility’s energy usage, the Waterloo Courier reports. (This was the newspaper centerpiece last Sunday.) The turbine, now five years old (and built after the … Continue reading

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Sep 22

IA 21 to get its fourth stoplight

Last Friday, the intersection of IA 21 and Shaulis Road on the south side of Waterloo closed for construction of turning lanes and signals, the Iowa DOT said in a press release. Until a decade ago, IA 21 went all … Continue reading

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Sep 21

Old IA 394 St. Francisville bridge closes

July 12, 2016: The St. Francisville bridge over the Des Moines River. Well, it finally happened: A dozen years after it was bypassed, the old bridge over the Des Moines River in Lee County has been closed permanently. It was … Continue reading

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Sep 20

North Tama graduate a starter for ISU

Brian Seda has achieved a dream he’s had for a long time: He’s been named a drummer for Spinal Tap a starter for Iowa State on the offensive line. He actually got the nod last week, against TCU, but Saturday … Continue reading

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Sep 19

Grand Avenue bridge closes today

The Grand Avenue bridge across the Des Moines River closes today for demolition and replacement, the Des Moines Register reports. The bridge, built in 1918, was a key link in Iowa’s early highway system. It wasn’t part of the first … Continue reading

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