Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

SUNNY TODAY AND HIGH OF 62, AFTER LOW LAST NIGHT OF 34.
TONIGHT, LOW OF 40.    RAIN TOMORROW.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNNY, SUNNY AND IN THE MID 60'S.

THE UNION REPRESENTING THE JACKSON COUNTY SANITARY DISPOSAL
AGENCY IS ASKING FOR AN 8 PERCENT RAISE FOR THE EMPLOYEES.
THE AGENCY IS NOT A COUNTY AGENCY.    IT OVERSEES THE COUNTY TRANSFER STATION NORTH OF ANDREW AND RECEIVES FUNDING FROM THE COUNTY AND ALL COUNTY CITIES.

A LAMOTTE FARMER, MATT SCHUSTER, REPORTED THAT SOMEONE HAS STOLEN ABOUT $18,000 WORTH OF SOYBEANS FROM 18 ACRES ON HIS
FARM IN ILLINOIS.    NEIGHBORS SAY THEY SAW THE CROP BEING HARVESTED BUT THEY THOUGHT SCHUSTER HAD HIRED SOMEONE TO COMBINE THE FIELD.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES WENT UP IN SEPTEMBER, FROM AUGUST.
THE STATE OF  IOWA UP TO 4.6 PERCENT, FROM 4.5.    THE U.S. RATE
DROPPED TO 5.9 IN SEPTEMBER COMPARED TO 6.1 IN AUGUST.
IN JACKSON COUNTY, THE SEPTEMBER UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 4.7, UP FROM 4.3 IN AUGUST.

GERALD GALUSHA, AGE 91, OF CLINTON AND FORMERLY OF BELLEVUE,
DIED SUNDAY AT HIS HOME.    THE FUNERAL WILL BE SATURDAY AT 1 P.M.
AT THE CHANCY LUTHERAN CHURCH IN CLINTON.    THE PAPE FUNERAL
HOME IN CLINTON IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENT.   HE SERVED IN THE WORLD WAR II BATTLE OF THE BULGE AND WAS INJURED BY MORTAR SHELL
SHRAPNEL.    HE HAD WORKED AT THE LOCK AND DAM IN BELLEVUE.
SURVIVORS INCLUDE A DAUGTER PAULA GALUSHA OF MAQUOKETA.

CHECK THE PHOTOS AND STORY BELOW ON THE  "ADDITION"  TO
THE MAQUOKETA CARE CENTER.

THANKS FOR CHECKING IN.

DENNIS VOY.

MAQUOKETA CARE CENTER NEW ADDITION

LAST  NIGHT, I ATTENDED THE OPEN HOUSE AT THE MAQUOKETA CARE CENTER, TO SEE THEIR NEW EXPANDED FACILITIES.    THE MAQUOKETA CARE CENTER IS OWNED BY JUCKETTE MANAGEMENT COMPANY, A 2ND GENERATION FAMILY RUN ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES MANAGEMENT OVERSIGHT AND SUPPORT TO THE FACILITIES THAT THEY OPERATE.
LINDA JUCKETTE IS THE CEO AND HAS BEEN FOR AROUND 2 YEARS.   HER FATHER-IN-LAW HAROLD AND LATE HUSBAND TOM JUCKETTE FIRST CAME TO MAQUOKETA IN 1973 TO PURCHASE THE LAND AND BREAK GROUND FOR THE ORIGINAL BUILDING.
THE JUCKETTE FAMILY HAS OWNED AND OPERATED NURSING CENTERS THROUGHOUT THE MIDWEST FOR OVER 40 YEARS AND PRIDES THEMSELVES IN INVESTING IN THE STAFF THEY EMPLOY, THE RESIDENTS AND FAMILIES THEY SERVE AND THE COMMUNITIES TO WHICH THEY BELONG.
LINDA JUCKETTE IS SHOWN ABOVE CUTTING THE RIBBON AT THE NEW ENTRYWAY.   THERE ARE NOW TWO "FRONT" DOORS, THE OLD AND THIS ONE AND BOTH WILL BE USED DAILY.
SHOWN ABOVE, JIM RUGGEBERG, OTR, DISTRICT MANAGER OF MILLENNIUM THERAPY.   MILLENNIUM WILL PROVIDE THE THERAPY PART IN THE NEW BUILDING ADDITION, AND MANAGING THIS PART AT MAQUOKETA CARE IS ASHLEY REED, OTR/L.     SHE IS AT RIGHT ABOVE, AND  SHE WILL BE THE THERAPY FACILITY MANAGER LOCALLY FOR MILLENNIUM.     IN THE CENTER OF THE ABOVE PHOTO IS SHARON EHLINGER.       SHARON IS THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR MAQUOKETA CARE CENTER.    SHE HAS BEEN AT MAQUOKETA CARE FOR OVER 17 YEARS.

THE NEW SKILLED THERAPY ADDITION STARTED AS A VISION THAT LINDA JUCKETTE AND JILL CAMERON, BOTH FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE ORIGINAL OWNERS,  HELPED CREATE AND MAKE A REALITY FOR ALL AT THE MAQUOKETA CARE CENTER.     AND THE WORK IS NOT COMPLETE.
THERE ARE PLANS TO CONTINUE TO RENOVATE AND REMODEL TO IMPROVE THE LEVEL OF SERVICE AND QUALITY OF CARE FOR THE MAQUOKETA AREA.

THE MAQUOKETA CARE CENTER IS UP ON THE HILL ON THE WAY TO PIZZA HUT.     THE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AND OPEN HOUSE  WAS YESTERDAY FROM 6  UNTIL 8 P.M.    TOURS WERE GIVEN AND DELICOUS REFRESHMENTS WERE SERVED.    THE CENTER EMPLOYS AROUND 85.
THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR WAS SHEETS CONSTRUCTION OF
MAQUOKETA.    
IT IS A GREAT ADDITION TO MAQUOKETA CARE AND TO THE
COMMUNITY.   IF YOU MISSED THE OPEN HOUSE, YOU ARE INVITED TO
STOP IN ANYTIME FOR A SHORT TOUR.  

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OWNERS, MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF MAQUOKETA CARE ON THEIR NEW ADDITION!! 

PHOTOS/STORY DENNIS VOY
kmaq@kmaq.com
 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TUESDAY DAILY REPORT

NICE SUNNY DAY...HIGH IN THE  UPPER 50'S.
REST OF THE WEEK LOOKS EVEN BETTER.

RENTERS ARE STARTING TO LEAVE OR MAKE PLANS TO LEAVE THE
EMMA COURT APARTMENTS IN MAQUOKETA.    THE BUILDING IS OWNED
BY ROY WARD AND HE IS THINKING OF TEARING DOWN THE BUILDING
AND REPLACING  IT WITH A SINGLE STORY BUILDING FOR APARTMENTS.
OR...HE MIGHT SELL THE BUILDING AND IN FACT, HAS A PERSON DOWN
AT ELDRIDGE WHO HAS EXPRESSED INTEREST.    WARD HAS A LOT
OF BUILDINGS IN MAQUOKETA, INCLUDING THE FORMER KEY MOTEL
AND THE DOLLAR GENERAL STORE AND HE SAYS HE HAS LISTED ALL OF HIS RENTAL PROPERTIES.     THE EMMA COURT APARTMENTS HAS BEEN INSPECTED BY THE FIRE MARSHALL AND THERE ARE PROBLEMS AND
FIRE HAZARDS.   THERE ARE OTHER ISSUES MAKING IT UNSAFE TO LIVE
IN.     I WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED.

A CAR HIT A COW LAST WEEK ON HIGHWAY 64.    GLEN FUEGEN OF PRESTON
HIT THE STEER OWNED BY LEE  JOHNSON OF RURAL MAQUOKETA.     $3,000 IN DAMAGES TO THE FUEGEN CHEVY PICKUP AND THE LOST STEER WAS VALUED AT $1,500.

THE BANOWETZ ANTIQUES 3-DAY AUCTION IS THIS FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.    VERYL  AND KATHY ARE GOING TO RETIRE!

A PRESTON MAN HIT JACKSON COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF STEVE SCHROEDER IN THE MOUTH DURING A SCUFFLE TO ARREST HIM SUNDAY.
RUSTIN BORMANN WAS CHARGED WITH PUBLIC INTOXICATION AND ASSULTING A POLICE OFFICER AND WAS PUT IN JAIL ON A $10,000 CASH BOND.    SCHROEDER WAS TREATED FOR THE MINOR INJURY.

SENATE CANDIDATE JONI ERNST WILL CAMPAIGN AT THE DECKER HOTEL IN MAQUOKETA SATURDAY FROM 12:45 UNTIL 1:30 P.M.
SHE'S THE HOG FARMER FROM WESTERN IOWA TRYING TO UNSEAT
CONGRESSMAN BRALEY.   IT IS A CLOSE RACE.

JACKSON COUNTY AUDITOR M. JOELLE DEPPE TOLD THE SUPERVISORS
THIS MORNING THAT 3,097 ABSENTEE BALLOTS HAVE BEEN SENT OUT AND 1,739 HAVE BEEN RETURNED.     THE NUMBERS ARE HIGHER THAN OTHER YEARS.       SHE  SAID ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE AND SHE SAID CANDIDATES ARE PUSHING ABSENTEE VOTING.

SHORT COUNCIL MEETING LAST NIGHT.   SOME RESIDENTS ALONG GRANT STREET AND GRANT COURT HAVE SIDEWALKS THAT "LEAD TO NOWHERE" AND THEY ASKED IF THEY HAD TO BE SHOVELED THIS WINTER.
BUT, FOR THE SECOND TIME, THEY WERE TURNED DOWN BY THE COUNCIL,  SO THEY WILL CONTINUE TO SHOVEL THEM EVEN THOUGH NO ONE WALKS ON THEM.    THESE SIDEWALKS ARE IN A CUL DE SAC AND THAT MAKES FOR OTHER SNOW CLEARING PROBLEMS.    THIS YEAR, STREET CREWS ARE GOING TO PUSH ALL SNOW TO THE MIDDLE OF THE CUL DE SAC AND COME BACK THE NEXT DAY TO HAUL IT AWAY.

 ISN'T IT EXCITING TO TALK ABOUT SNOW?    YOU FOLKS DOWN SOUTH MISS ALL THIS EXCITEMENT AND PLANNING.    NO SNOW IN THE WINTER.....BORING!!

DRIVE BY THE CREEPY HOUSE ON SOUTH 5TH STREET WHEN YOU ARE OUT AND ABOUT.     BIGGER AND BETTER THAN PAST YEARS.
 
LOST AND FOUND:    FOUND, ON THE NORTH FORK OF THE MAQUOKETA RIVER, A BOAT.    THE FOUR PASSENGER BOAT HAS BEEN DAMAGED AND HAS BEEN ON THE RIVER, LOST, FOR ABOUT 3 YEARS.    ANY INFORMATION
SHOULD BE GIVEN TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.


FREE SHOW TOMORROW (WED) NIGHT IN MAQUOKETA! ONE IN A SERIES PRESENTED BY THE COLLEGE.

MAQUOKETA POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A VANDALIZM REPORT AT SUNSHINE PRESCHOOL.    SOMEONE SHOT THE GLASS OUT OF THE BACK DOOR OF THE FACILITY.

I'M NOT GOING TO CHEER FOR THE GIANTS BECAUSE THEY BEAT MY CARDINALS.      AND I THINK WE SHOULD CHEER FOR A MIDWEST TEAM.
SO, GO ROYALS!    WORLD SERIES GAME ONE
IS TONIGHT.
 
GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE HERE AT KMAQ.  
LIKE LOVE STORY MOVIES?   THEN DO SEE THE NEW MOVIE "THE BEST OF ME" NOW SHOWING HERE IN MAQUOKETA.  YOU WILL LIKE IT!
DO LIKE I DO, GOOGLE THE MOVIE FIRST AND READ A LITTLE ABOUT IT AND WATCH THE TRAILER.  

OFF TO MY GRANDSON JACOB'S BIRTHDAY PARTY IN BETTENDORF....12 TODAY.

GOOD NIGHT!   Good Wednesday!

DENNIS VOY
kmaq@kmaq.com