Monthly Archives: October 2017

Oct 31

North Tama volleyball one step from state

In the span of three school years — fall 2010 to spring 2013 — North Tama sports had their best overall period in school history. Those three years included appearances in the state tournament in four different sports: football (state … Continue reading

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Oct 30

The world turned upside down, continued

A mini-roundup of the reverberation of Iowa State’s sudden hot streak and the fully armed and operational Big 12 circular firing squad: Washington Post: It has reached the point where we might as well go ahead and say there are … Continue reading

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Oct 29

The world turned upside down

Here is the final call from the Cyclone Radio Network: — Cyclone Football (@CycloneFB) October 28, 2017 (Still can’t even.)

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Oct 27

Oskaloosa bypass plans finalized

A “preferred alternative” for a northwest Oskaloosa bypass of US 63 has been selected and many preliminary studies have been completed. A meeting Nov. 2 at the Oskaloosa library Middle School, the first in nearly three years, will have information about … Continue reading

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Oct 26

US 20 enthusiast plugging away in Iowa

Bryan Farr, who has made multiple trips to and through Iowa promoting the original route of US 20 across the nation, was back in the state earlier this month. He wants old 20 signed across the state, but needs counties … Continue reading

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Oct 25

HUGE reconstruction of NE Mixmaster in the works

ca. 1960: The Northeast Mixmaster was an integral part of Iowa’s interstate system from the beginning. Photo via Iowa DNR’s Historic Aerial Photo Project because the Iowa Orthographic website wasn’t working (noooo!). The most complex interchange in Iowa is going … Continue reading

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Oct 24

Decorah-North Winn consolidation vote set

July 25, 2016: North Winneshiek school, east-southeast of Burr Oak on County Road W34. Open in new tab to see larger version. We knew this was going to happen. A year and a half after the North Winneshiek school district … Continue reading

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Oct 23

Iowa State’s poll dance with Michigan

For the first time since 2005, Iowa State is a ranked football team. But, at the same time, Iowa State hasn’t been ranked since 2012. This contradictory situation exists because of borderline circumstances with the two major college football polls. In … Continue reading

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Oct 20

Roland-Story needs an outlet

Next year, the Roland-Story school district will mark 50 years since consolidation. The district wants to build new athletic facilities, reports the Ames Tribune, but — in a sign of how old things are — the school is “landlocked” and … Continue reading

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Oct 18

Who gets the flugelhorn?

Questions that must be asked, just not to the State Board of Education… All other issues raised, including the ownership of the “famous flugelhorn,” are deemed irrelevant to the question of the legality of the whole-grade sharing agreement and accordingly … Continue reading

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