Monthly Archives: November 2017

Nov 30

ISU’s 2017 season has parallels with 2005

December 31, 2005: Midfield of Reliant Stadium for the 2005 Houston Bowl between Iowa State and TCU. ISU lost the game 24-21 and finished 7-5; the following year, the regular season expanded to 12 games. Iowa State football is 7-5. … Continue reading

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Nov 29

Photo 31,000

April 30, 2016: This trompe l’oeil mural on the side of a building in downtown Bussey illustrates the history of the town and prominent buildings. A larger version of the photo can be seen here. Bussey, in Marion County, was … Continue reading

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Nov 28

Grandview bypass opened last week – UPDATED

The Muscatine Journal‘s coverage of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors earlier this month had a single paragraph mentioning that US 61 from the county line to 130th Street was expected to open Nov. 20. The new four-lane includes interchanges … Continue reading

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Nov 27

Idle thoughts for the week

In retrospect, scheduling the physical for the Monday after Thanksgiving may not have been the brightest idea. The Shopko (former Pamida) in Vinton was open for business with a semi-sizable crowd at 7:30 PM on Thanksgiving. Everyone voluntarily involved in … Continue reading

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Nov 26

Video highlight of Saturday’s game

Bill Snyder has single-handedly whittled Kansas State’s series deficit against Iowa State to one game. He isn’t just a wizard, he’s a dang vampire, sapping our spirits. (Michigan men, you think YOU have refs working against you? It is to … Continue reading

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Nov 24

A brief from the Fashion Police

The blog graciously allocates some space for a public service. — Ed. Attention shoppers, On this, the holiest day of American capitalism, we must alert you to a holey plague that has gone on for a year at least, with … Continue reading

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Nov 22

Grand Junction overpass finished

US 30 on the east side of Grand Junction opened a week ago (via Greene County News Online).

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Nov 21

Short life for ’90s country station

Remember how excited I was that I found a radio station playing real country music that isn’t on the airwaves anymore? Well, that was short-lived. The changeover happened while I was on vacation. iHeartMedia has flipped Classic Country 1360 KMJM Cedar … Continue reading

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Nov 20

Des Moines wants a big-city trait

Des Moines doesn’t charge for parking in the ramps or on the streets on weekends, which was a benefit for me. But part of that is going to change. Tonight, the Des Moines City Council will have the first of … Continue reading

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Nov 17

New Sabula bridge opens today

September 27, 2015: My last trip across the Savanna-Sabula Bridge, before any major construction began on its replacement. A ribbon cutting for the new US 52/IA 64 bridge over the Mississippi River, officially known as the Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge, … Continue reading

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