Every Night Was “The Tonight Show” in Ames: Johnny Orr (1927-2013)

If there was one lasting image, albeit a fitting one, this picture above said it best. Before the tip-off of Iowa State’s game versus Michigan, head coach Fred Hoiberg surprised many by walking out of the tunnel…with Johnny Orr by his side. For 14 seasons, Orr walked out of that same tunnel, pumps his fist … More Every Night Was “The Tonight Show” in Ames: Johnny Orr (1927-2013)

Are We Heading to a Self-Sustaining Culture?

Budget cuts.  No one likes them.  No one wants to be the one to swing the ax.  Reality-wise, regardless of opinion and perspective, it’s a business decision that affects a lot of people.  Public broadcasting, preschool, and various other programs are being scrutinized and debated.  Should they continue to be supported by the “taxpayers” (government), … More Are We Heading to a Self-Sustaining Culture?

The Mayor, The Jayhawk, and I (Linn-Mar 64 Waukee 52)

    Marcus Paige scored 23 points and Josh Montague added 13 as Linn-Mar defeated host Waukee, 64-52.  In front of a large crowd, with ISU coach Fred Hoiberg and Kansas coach Bill Self in attendance, Linn-Mar pulled away in the 2nd quarter and never trailed after being tied 10-10 after the first stanza.  Waukee’s … More The Mayor, The Jayhawk, and I (Linn-Mar 64 Waukee 52)

Priorities All Wet

I wrote a post in June about making flood-prone areas like Birdland Park and Four Mile Creek a priority if we wanted to prevent another disastrous flood. Maybe today will finally be the moment that the State of Iowa, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the federal government can stop fumbling their thumbs and come … More Priorities All Wet