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Q. I switched from Mediacom to DIRECTV about two months ago. Saturday I turned on the Big Ten Network Channel to get the Iowa Hawkeyes game. As usual just before the game, they announced that depending on your region you would get the Iowa Hawkeyes or Penn State game. After about 10 minutes I went to my daughter’s home close by because she has Mediacom and found out the Hawkeyes game was on. I’ve seen postings on Facebook that others also had this problem. Could you please find out what’s going on? I don’t have access to the Big 10 and I’m unable to get an explanation from DIRECTV that I can understand. – Ron, Bettendorf

A. Quad-City Times sports reporter Steve Batterson cover the Iowa Hawkeyes. He said, "On some occasions each season, the Big Ten Network airs football games on multiple channels on cable systems at the same time. For example, on one Saturday in September BTN aired a total of nine games, with three airing in each of three time slots simultaneously on three channels, one on its primary channel and two on overflow channels.

"Mediacom in the Quad-City area will typically shift an Iowa or Illinois game to its primary BTN channel and air other games on its BTN overflow channel, although there have been occasions when that does not happen and the games appear on the overflow channels.

"In general, satellite services air games on a national basis and typically have only one channel location for BTN. On those occasions, they will air whatever game is shown on the primary channel."

Q. Will the new Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh on Kimberly Road in Davenport be open 24 hours? -- Shirley

A. We contacted Hy-Vee to find out. Tina Potthoff, vice president, Hy-Vee, Inc., said, "This location will not be open 24 hours." When asked what hours the new Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh located at the southeast corner of Elmore and East Kimberly Road would be open Potthoff said, "We have not yet announced the times for this store."

In an article published July 7 in the Quad-City Times written by reporter Alma Gaul, Potthoff said the new Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh will be a 10,000 square foot mini grocery store. The store will sell made-to-order meals for carry-out or dining-in, take-and-heat meal options and meal kits as well as offering Starbucks coffee drive-thru.

Groceries will include fresh produce, dairy, meat, bakery and frozen items. There also will be seven double-sided gas pumps or 14 spots. Access will be from the location's existing driveway -- installed when it was the site of a bank -- with an additional right-turn-in/right-turn-out curb cut a little closer to the Kimberly-Elmore intersection, Steve Geifman, president of Geifman First Equity, said. Geifman First Equity is the owner of the property. The site at 3200 E. Kimberly Road was originally a branch of Davenport Bank & Trust, later Wells Fargo.

To view the article from July 7, 2018, or a previous Ask the Times article about Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh published Feb. 25, 2017, visit

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