Monthly Archives: September 2017

Sep 28

ISU football’s longtime, bigtime, primetime drought

Weeknight college football games, in a word, suck. Tonight against Texas is one of them. But without them, Iowa State would be even worse off for exposure. It has been years since an Iowa State football game was not available … Continue reading

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Sep 27

20th anniversary of North Tama school addition

September 27 and 28, 1997: Video stills of the north side of North Tama school, the weekend of a dedication ceremony for the addition with a multipurpose room (above), Iowa Communications Network room, and kindergarten. The first of two substantial … Continue reading

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Sep 25

Longest K-6 districts highest in per-pupil funding

Here’s an interesting data point that has emerged in the discussion of inequity in per-pupil funding among school districts in Iowa: The two districts with the longest one-way whole-grade-sharing arrangements are also maxed out in funding. Delwood has sent grades … Continue reading

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Sep 22

Grand Junction school to be demolished

July 5, 2013: Grand Junction school. In less than a decade, the East Greene school district will go from a full K-12 community to nearly erased from the face of the earth. The entire complex in Grand Junction, with a … Continue reading

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Sep 21

Urbana intersection meeting Sept. 26

I thought the decision to turn the curve for IA 150 west of Urbana (the end of old IA 363) into an intersection was a done deal, but I guess I was wrong. There’s going to be a meeting Sept. … Continue reading

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Sep 20

Schedule locks Iowa with PSU, minimizes OSU

The Big Ten released its 2020 and 2021 conference football schedules last week, and a significant pattern emerged that takes the edge off for Iowa. A quick check of Iowa’s opponents reveals that the 2019-20-21 crossovers are the exact home/away … Continue reading

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Sep 19

I-35 ramp to EB US 30 closes

March 25, 2010: I-35 at US 30, with one of the few pull-through signs in Iowa. Exit 111A is closed starting today. The exit from from northbound I-35 to eastbound US 30 closed earlier today for a month and a … Continue reading

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Sep 18

Directions to Baxter, Collins-Maxwell

The eighth-ranked North Tama volleyball team goes to Baxter tomorrow night for the first meetup of the Redhawks and the Bolts. This, of course, is because Baxter broke off its athletics relationship with Collins-Maxwell. Both schools then joined the Iowa … Continue reading

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Sep 16

Zipping along

Sept. 30, 2013: InfoCision Stadium in Akron, Ohio. Iowa State football’s occasional tour of the Mid-American Conference (NOT as an audition for membership, God willing) adds a never-before-visited location: Akron, Ohio. This is the tenth current MAC school ISU will … Continue reading

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Sep 15

NT football player featured for military service

North Tama senior Cory Kennedy did basic training at Fort Sill in the summer to become a member of the National Guard.┬áThe Des Moines Register has a profile on him. North Tama plays at Hudson tonight, the back end of … Continue reading

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