Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Marshall County's Iowa flag flies above the courthouse square two days after the July 19th tornado. I don't know whether it survived the F3 winds or replaced the one that flew during the storm. One Marshalltown resident told me that the flag was still flying right after the tornado went through downtown.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
A farmer whose land is located near the Dubuque Regional Airport (DBQ) watches 41 T-6s take off to join AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Annually the T-6 Association conducts meetings and practices formations at DBQ in preparation for a week's worth of activities at the EAA event in Oshkosh. The hour and a half flight of T-6s from Dubuque to Oshkosh generally commences sometime between 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM on the third Sunday of July. Stay a bit longer at the airport following the T-6 take offs. You'll see a special salute to the airport and community from these aging warbird trainers.