Monthly Archives: February 2017

Feb 28

KCCI, KETV about to be kicked off satellite – again

For the second time this calendar year, the parent company of KCCI and KETV is in a retransmission dispute with a pay-TV provider. At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day, KCCI and other Hearst stations were pulled from … Continue reading

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Feb 27

A documentary I want to make

July 21, 2012: Everly’s welcome sign. I mentioned Everly’s unique nickname in a 2015 blog post and someone has set up a website about the Cattlefeederettes’ six-on-six history. With the girls’ state basketball tournament starting, I though I would share an … Continue reading

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Feb 24

West Broadway reconstruction starts in March

While US 6 signs may not be prevalent along its new route via I-80 in Council Bluffs, the city is moving ahead with rebuilding West Broadway, the Nonpareil reports. The city will use the $20 million the state gave it … Continue reading

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Feb 23

M Avenue bridges near Traer to be replaced in 2018

October 30, 2015: The northern of two 1915 bridges on M Avenue, border between Crystal and Perry townships, across Four Mile Creek (which is longer than that). The southern bridge is across Wolf Creek. Hyper, hyper, hyper-local. — Ed. Two … Continue reading

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Feb 22

A complete history of the Rembrandt school district

July 23, 2009: When the Rembrandt school was torn down in 2002, the gym was left and the former edge sided up. An identification stone from the building was preserved. An alumnus of the former Rembrandt High School has created … Continue reading

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Feb 21

Harcourt corner to become four-way stop

The west junction of US 169 and IA 175 on the north side of Harcourt will become a four-way stop, the Fort Dodge Messenger reports. A number of accidents is the impetus behind the change, the DOT says. This would, … Continue reading

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Feb 20

Iowa newspapers to be archived, digitized

YAY! Under the authority of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the State Historical Society has signed a 5-year contract to loan the newspapers to the Advantage Companies, a Cedar Rapids business with a division dedicated to the preservation and … Continue reading

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Feb 18

Devaluation by omission

For the old salts of the Internet, read this sentence and notice what it doesn’t say. Quick, name five tech websites. Give up? There’s Recode, The Verge,Tech Crunch, Select All and Ars Technica. A glance at Techmeme, the aggregator for Silicon Valley obsessives, shows at least … Continue reading

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Feb 17

Most of Walnut school will be saved

August 2, 2016: A view of the Walnut school complex. Something to end the week on a little higher note. The town of Walnut will turn its now-closed school into a community center, the Omaha World-Herald reports. The core is … Continue reading

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Feb 16

Ainsworth school will close

It’s been a brutal time for rural Iowa schools. Over three weeks, three towns have been told their only school will close forever and two more districts acknowledged they can no longer maintain their high schools. The third ax to … Continue reading

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