Monthly Archives: November 2016

Nov 30

Among the more bitter ends

On Nov. 30, 1988, Iowa State had an all-time record with 100 more wins than Kansas State, and 20 more wins in its series against Kansas State. That day, “Futility U” introduced its new head coach, Bill Snyder, Iowa’s offensive … Continue reading

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Nov 29

IA 100 ribbon-cutting Saturday

Although the DOT didn’t quite get the road open before Thanksgiving, there’s going to be a ribbon-cutting for the IA 100 extension from Edgewood Road to Covington Road (old IA 94) Saturday at 1 PM. The road will not open … Continue reading

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Nov 28

Is OABCIG division a sign of things to come?

The Des Moines Register wrote about the failure of the consolidation vote between Odebolt-Arthur and Battle Creek-Ida Grove. Fear of an eventual closure of the school in Odebolt — the “OA” part would be about a third of the new … Continue reading

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Nov 27

ESPN’s what might have been

Ten years ago today, Ivan Maisel was spectacularly wrong. Meanwhile, Iowa State is expected to announce the hiring of Central Michigan head coach Brian Kelly on Monday night to replace fired coach Dan McCarney, two sources told Maisel. …  Iowa … Continue reading

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Nov 25

A flash, and then a bang

When ISU offers a “flash sale” but everything online is exclusively through Ticketmaster… That’s right, a 65.4% markup to create a barcode and a PDF. One of these days, Ticketmaster will be hauled in front of Congress for its racket…at … Continue reading

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Nov 24

Raise the song of harvest home

October 3, 2016: County Road B40 east of Primghar. MidAmerican Energy has two wind farms in O’Brien County. Northwest Iowa has substantial capacity for wind energy generation.

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Nov 23

Come, ye thankful cattle, come

December 31, 2015: Bruce Morrison feeds the cows (and one bull) in the last winter with his cattle on the farm. These cattle were sold months later. Dad’s last herd of fat cattle will be sold today. This ends the … Continue reading

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Nov 22

Dyersville west interchange opened

There was a ribbon-cutting at US 20 and County Road X49 a week ago, KCRG reports. This is the first new exit built on US 20 in eastern Iowa since Ansborough Avenue a decade ago.

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Nov 21

More details, timeline of Viking Road interchange released

The Iowa DOT had a public meeting about the intersection of IA 27/58 and Viking Road last week, including a presentation on converting the intersection to an interchange. Two maps and the presentation slide show are available online. The Waterloo Courier … Continue reading

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Nov 19

KDAT reminds us that winter is coming

At 9 AM Nov. 15, technically less than a week after the presidential election ended, KDAT (104.5) went to all-”Holiday” (by which it means “Christmas”)-all-the-time. That’s a late start compared to KMXG (96.1) in Davenport, which is also already all-Christmas … Continue reading

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