Monthly Archives: October 2016

Oct 31

KWWL debuts new studio, graphics package, logo

Eastern Iowa’s NBC affiliate made a lot of changes on Oct. 27, including a transition to a 7-in-a-square after being 7-in-a-circle from approximately forever ago (1979) until the digital transition. The studio also moved to its building’s second floor from … Continue reading

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Oct 28

ISU’s 100th consecutive game against Kansas State

On November 10, 1917, months after the United States entered World War I, Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts hosted Kansas State Agricultural College for a football game. It was Homecoming, and ISU won, 10-7. The following year, 12 … Continue reading

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Oct 27

The Chicago Cubs of college football

I mean, duh. (If the Cubs win before SMOD annihilates us all, Iowa State football will have the longest championship drought of the Big Four pro sports and two major college sports.)

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Oct 26

Urbana curve meeting Nov. 2

The IA 150 curve west of Urbana was the site of only five accidents in a decade, and one of them, a five-fatality crash, spurred calls for a look at changing the intersection. The curve, the end of old IA 363, could … Continue reading

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Oct 24

Many forfeits for lack of players this football season

There have been enough cases of small high schools forfeiting football games this year due to lack of players after injuries that it’s worth documenting: Danville forfeited at least half its season (five games) Mormon Trail (Garden Grove) forfeited at … Continue reading

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Oct 21

Rider Corner (IA 141) meeting set, plans released

May 7, 2006: This exit ramp on I-35/80 will be replaced with a flyover ramp that leaves the mainline just north of Meredith Drive. The Iowa DOT will hold a meeting Oct. 24 in Johnston to go over the final … Continue reading

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Oct 19

H is for Hamburg

October 2, 2015: Two views of the Hamburg school building. A larger version of the second photo can be seen by opening it in a new tab. The southwesternmost school building in Iowa is also one of the most recent … Continue reading

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Oct 18

A vocalization corrected

Well, I’ll be darned, Garmin figured out something was wrong. No more “aooounty road” for me. This has been available for three years, apparently. The Garmin Express application only works in Mac OS 10.7 and up, but I was able … Continue reading

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Oct 17

Significant US 20 detour to last two years

Today, the easternmost 13 miles of two-lane US 20, in Ida and Sac counties, will close “until late fall 2018,” the Iowa DOT says in a press release. (See also this Cherokee Chronicle Times story.) This is significant not only … Continue reading

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Oct 14

What did Iowa do to you, ‘Designated Survivor’?

I’m trying to watch “Designated Survivor” on ABC (starring Jack Bauer! Except he’s not Jack Bauer!), but the show seems to be making an effort to lose me. After the “third deputy assistant to the press secretary” has a poor … Continue reading

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