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Q: What year did they put the roundabout on Highway 3 by the Starmont School?

A: In 2009.

Q: What is the status of the Kiefer Estates Development by Shaulis Road?

A: Eleven lots are platted and listed for sale. The real estate agent has a sign and phone number on the site.

Q: Will the series “Midnight Texas” be returning to NBC this summer?

A: It has been renewed for a second season, but we don’t see a start date announced yet.

Q: Actress Sarah Shahi plays in a new series on NBC called “Reverie.” She used to be in a limited summer series on the USA network where she played a warrior. What was the name of that show?

A: Shah played Kate Reed on USA’s “Fairly Legal” in 2011-2012, but she wasn’t a warrior. She was later on CBS’ “Person of Interest” as an operative with some fight scenes.

Q: What size was the flag they had been flying in Independence, how often did they have to replace it and at what cost?

A: The flag at Sixth Avenue SW has been around 8 feet by 10 feet in the past when flown by the city. As we mentioned in our articles, the city had to replace it every six to 10 weeks as the high winds tattered it, at a cost of around $310 each time.

Q: What year did Maddie Poppe graduate from Clarksville High School?

A: In 2016.

Q: What is the official tea time for the English?

A: There’s no official time. It’s usually in the late afternoon, sometime between 3 and 5 p.m.

Q: On Page A8 of April 10 paper there is a notice of non-discriminatory policy as to students from the Royal Legacy Christian Academy. Do they accept openly gay students since that isn’t listed?

A: School founders Kendall Helmer and Chassidi Martin respond: “Yes! Royal Legacy Christian Academy accepts all children regardless of cultural background or sexual orientation. We joyfully teach all subjects to all students from a biblical perspective.”

Q: What year did young people stop cruising Fourth Street and start cruising University Avenue in Waterloo?

A: There isn’t a clear-cut date when this happened and you’re likely to get a different answer depending on which cruisers you ask. Fourth Street Cruise committee member Jim Koch said it appears the switch happened between 1972 and 1975.

Q: Someone told me that diet pop makes you gain weight. Is this true?

A: Studies in the last couple of years suggest that might be true, although the reasons aren’t clear. Artificial sweeteners may affect hormones that prevent obesity and may also affect the beneficial microbes in the digestive system. They may also heighten your taste for sweets.

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