Monthly Archives: September 2017

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.¬†The Des Moines Register has a profile on him. North Tama plays at Hudson tonight, the back end of … Continue reading

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Sep 13

Mid-Prairie grade reconfiguration closes* school

Over the past school year, the Mid-Prairie School District (Kalona, Wellman, and West Chester) was trying to figure out what to do with unbalanced class sizes in geography-based elementary attendance centers. In April, the school board decided to divide by … Continue reading

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Sep 12

The last September school election in Iowa

Today will be the last time that school board elections and school-related votes will take place in September. In spring the Iowa Legislature approved combining city and school elections into November of odd-numbered years (bill text here) along with a … Continue reading

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Sep 11

The incredible shrinking Iowa State Daily

When I saw the copies at the Alumni Center, I thought what was there was either an insert or a mistake. But then I looked closer. An eight-page paper the same physical size as a Farm Bureau Spokesman, with four … Continue reading

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Sep 08

Option read, White’s got the corner…

Kirk Ferentz, who became the longest consecutively tenured head coach in college football this season, has yet to have a winning record against what is now the fourth-worst power-conference team in history.

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