A popular Central Iowa restaurant is closing this weekend. (Saturday night; November 16th) Iowa Public Radio’s Dean Borg reports the Suburban Restaurant, along U-S Highway Sixty-Nine north of Ames, is what its loyal customers say is an icon of “home-style dining.
Host Ben Kieffer gets the latest on news from around Iowa. MidAmerican Energy gives an update on the power outage which left almost 40,000 Des Moines-area residents in the dark. IPR's Joyce Russell discusses changes to the problematic Toledo Juvenile Home. The DNR has a new report which looks at drought conditions in Iowa. Also, Dubuque native Brooks Wheelan joins the cast of "Saturday Night Live."
There has been a lot of talk in the past few weeks about an Iowa State Trooper who was driving the Governor back in April. He was caught doing 84 mph, given a speeding ticket and disciplined. So, what are the risks of speeding?
When the Lincoln Highway was founded, it was little more than a collection of trails, many of them rutted by wagon wheels that could be strung together to cross the nation. With good markings, road upgrades and a lot of promotion the Lincoln Highway transformed the United States. Today on Talk of Iowa; the Father Road at 100.
As Iowans take to the road for family vacations, there is new appreciation for two of Iowa’s oldest highways. The Lincoln is 100 years old, and proud of it, but Iowa Public Radio has discovered a grassroots effort to revive the Jefferson Highway too. Rick Fredericksen produces Iowa Archives, our historic audio series.
A caravan celebrating America’s first cross-country highway will be passing through Iowa soon, with an overnight stop in Ames.
The Lincoln Highway is 100 years old, and several hundred motorists will be converging on the Midwest in two groups: one from New York City and one from San Francisco. For 460 miles, the Lincoln cuts through the center of Iowa. Today, it is a Heritage Byway; much of it is now Highway-30, but some of the earliest sections remain charming, two-lane roads.
John Mazzello is Byway Coordinator with Prairie Rivers of Iowa.
More than 93 million people are expected to be jumping in their cars and traveling this holiday season according to Triple-A. But there’s a new trend emerging that is rivaling the car and even some airlines. Curbside buses are extending routes. Even through the unlikely sparsely populated Midwest and Great Plains.