Thursday, July 30, 2015

THURSDAY DAILY REPORT


WEATHER IF GREAT FOR THE FAIR...SUNNY AND 84 TODAY AND SUNNY AND 85 TOMORROW.

 YES..THERE IS AN ELEPHANT AT THE FAIR....TWO....THROUGH SATURDAY.

YESTERDAY, A ONE-HOUR, FIFTY-MINUTE PARADE.
THEN A GOOD YOUTH RODEO AFTER....FULL MAIN GRANDSTAND.
OVER 3,000 IN ATTENDANCE....A GOOD NIGHT.
TOMORROW....
AN ACCIDENT MONDAY AFTERNOON SENT TWO TO THE HOSPITAL
HERE.    ZADE HAFERBIER, AGE 16, OF MAQUOKETA, WAS GOING SOUTH
ON 100TH STREET,  WAS NEGOTIATING A CURVE, LOST CONTROL AND OVERCORRECTED AND ENTERED THE EAST DITCH, ROLLING AND CAR
CAME TO REST ON IT'S TOP.     FIVE IN THE CAR.    TWO WERE TAKEN TO
THE HOSPITAL FOR NON LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.    TAKEN TO
HOSPITAL, MITCHELL BRENNEN, AGE 15, OF MAQUOKETA AND ZACHARY WELLS, AGE 18, OF MAQUOKETA.    $5,000 DAMAGES TO THE HAFERBIER
2000 CHEVY.   

THANKS FOR CHECKING IN.

SEE YOU AT THE FAIR.

DENNIS VOY

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

HOT AND A LITTLE HUMID TODAY....82 THE HIGH.
GOOD WEATHER FOR THE FAIR IN TOWN THROUGH SUNDAY.
MID 80 WEATHER FORECAST EACH DAY.

THE LATEST UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES SHOW THAT JACKSON COUNTY
HAS A RATE OF 3.8 PERCENT, ALMOST THE SAME AS IN MAY.
IN JUNE OF LAST YEAR, IT WAS 4.7.

THREE NEW DIRECTORS WERE ELECTED TO THE JACKSON COUNTY
HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOARD, AT THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD RECENTLY
AT THE FAIRGROUNDS IN MAQUOKETA.      THEY WERE ELECTED TO
A 3-YEAR TERM.    THEY ARE:   HAROLD LUBBEN OF MAQUOKETA,
RICH EPICH OF SABULA AND PEGGY McMURRAY OF RURAL MAQUOKETA.
AND RE-ELECTED TO THE BOARD,  VYE YEAGER OF MAQUOKETA.

JUDY SCHMIDT, AN EMT-B AT THE HOSPITAL IN MAQUOKETA WAS RECOGNIZED WITH A SAFETY HERO AWARD AT THE TUESDAY EVENING
HOSPITAL BOARD MEETING.   SHE WAS SIGHTED FOR HER EFFORTS IN RESPONDING TO A RECENT 9-1-1 CALLL FOR A POTENTIAL CODE BLUE.
SCHMIDT WAS NOT ON DUTY AND WAS NOT ON CALL, BUT SHE RESPONDED
FROM HER HOME AND ASSISTED IN THE CASE.    THE HERO AWARD IS PRESENTED QUARTERLY TO A WORTHY HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE.


WHEN AT THE FAIR...VISIT THE MUSEUM...ONLY $1 ADMISSION DURING
THE FAIR.


THIS BIG DOUBE FEATURE STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE 61 DRIVE-IN THEATRE 
SOUTH OF MAQUOKETA.....
FRI AND SAT AND SUN...BOXOFFICE OPENS AT 6:30
....WEEKNIGHTS, 7:30 P.M. 

BRAD DEERY WAS ELECTED VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE IOWA AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION AT
IT'S ANNUAL MEETING.     THE ASSOCIATION REPRESENTS MORE THAN 300 CAR AND TRUCK DEALERS IN THE STATE.    BRAD OWNS BRAD 
DEERY MOTORS IN MAQUOKETA AND WEST
BURLINGTON AND LIVES IN WEST BURLINGTON.
 
COME TO THE FAIR!

DENNIS VOY



Tuesday, July 28, 2015

TUESDAY DAILY REPORT

RAIN THIS MORNING...HOT AND HUMID THIS AFTERNOON...HIGH OF 85.

LOOKS LIKE THE WEATHER WILL BE GREAT FOR THE JACKSON COUNTY FAIR PARADE!
IT WILL START WEDNESDAY AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND PROCEED NORTH TO QUARRY
STREET AND THEN EAST TO THE FAIRGROUNDS,
BUT WILL NOT GO ON TO THE GROUNDS.    FOR
THOSE UNABLE TO WATCH, LISTEN TO A DESCRIPTION OF THE PARADE BY LEIGHTON AND I
ON AM, FM AND ON OUR WEB SITE  HOME PAGE.

THE JACKSON COUNTY REGIONAL HEALTH'S MAIN ENTRANCE VISITOR AND
PARKING LOT, LOCATED OFF GROVE STREET IN MAQUOKETA WILL BE UNDER
CONSTRUCTION BEGINNING WEDNESDAY.    EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO MINIMIZE INCONVENIENCE TO PATIENTS AND VISITORS, BUT PARKING SPACES WILL BE LIMITED DURING THIS PROCESS.    IT IS ANTICIPATED THE PROJECT WILL BE COMPLETED BY NEXT MONDAY.    DETOUR SIGNS WILL BE POSTED IN AN EFFORT TO MINIMIZE THE CONFUSION.    THE EMERGENCY
ROOM ENTRANCE WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY THE CONSTRUCTION.

MAQUOKETA POLICE OFFICER MATT OWENS INVESTIGATED A 2 CAR
ACCIDENT INVOLVING ERIN STREETER, AGE 30, OF MAQUOKETA AND
DOUGLAS COOK, AGE 53, OF MALTA, ILLINOIS.      STREETER MADE A LEFT
TURN OFF EHLERS LANE ONTO PLATT INTO THE PATH OF COOK CAUSING
COOK TO  HIT STREETER.    $8,000 DAMAGE TO STREETER'S 2006 CHEVY AND $3,500 DAMAGE TO COOK'S 2002 FORD.   NO INJURIES AND STREETER WAS
CITED FOR FAILURE TO OBEY A STOP SIGN.

LATE THURSDAY AFERNOON IS THE DEADLINE FOR FILING PAPERS TO
RUN FOR SCHOOL BOARDS.    IN MAQUOKETA, THERE ARE 3 OPENINGS ON THE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION BALLOT THIS SEPTEMBER 8TH.   DEB 
LANE HAS INDICATED SHE WILL NOT RUN.      BOTH MICHAEL HAYWARD AND
DAVID SYBESMA SAY THEY WILL RUN FOR RE-ELECTION.   
STILL TIME TO TAKE OUT PAPERS AND RUN.     IF ELECTED, IT WOULD BE
AN INTERESTING FOUR YEARS.

A FORMER MAQUOKETA RESIDENT, WAYNE LITTELL, AGE 89, DIED SUNDAY
AT GENESIS EAST IN DAVENPORT.    HE HAS LIVED OVER 50 YEARS AT
ELDRIDGE.    IN 1967 AND 68, HE WAS A PART TIME ANNOUNCER AT KMAQ.
HE ALSO PLAYED PIANO ACCORDIAN AND HAD HIS OWN BAND THAT PLAYED
IN THE AREA, ESPECIALLY IN NURSING HOMES.     HE HAD A 52-YEAR 
PERIOD OF NOT MISSING A LIONS CLUB MEETING.    HE IS SURVIVED BY
HIS WIFE, COLETTA  AND A DAUGHTER SHELLIE AND TWO GRANDCHILDREN.
THE FUNERAL IS FRIDAY AND HALLIGAN-MCCABE-DEVRIES FUNERAL HOME
IN DAVENPORT IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.    HE WAS A GOOD
ANNOUNCER AND MUSICIAN AND I ENJOYED PERIODIC VISITS TO KMAQ
OVER THE YEARS.

18 YEARS AGO THIS SUMMER....
FOUND THE ABOVE YESTERDAY WHEN LOOKING FOR SOMETHNG IN MY FILES.

60 YEARS AGO THIS SUMMER AS PRINTED LAST
WEEK IN MY HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER IN
WISCONSIN, WHICH I STILL GET WEEKLY....
HARD TO BELIEVE I WAS ONCE 16.

TIME MARCHES ON!

SEE YOU AT THE FAIR!    OR...LISTEN FOR LEIGHTON AND I BROADCASTING FROM THE FAIR
THIS WEEK.

DENNIS VOY
kmaq@kmaq.com