Tuesday, May 24, 2016

TUESDAY DAILY REPORT

A HOT DAY ..  AND RAIN STILL COMING.

SPORTS:
AFTER JUST ONE YEAR, MAQUOKETA HEAD BASKETBALL COACH (AND HIGH
SCHOOL TEACHER) DEREK ROBETS IS LEAVING TO BECOME HEAD BASKETBALL COACH AT IOWA CITY HIGH.     THIS SEASON,  HE LED THE
CARDINALS TO A 12 AND 10 RECORD.    HE TOLD KMAQ IT WAS AN EXTREMELY TOUGH DECISION AND TOO GOOD OF AN OPPORTUNITY TO PASS UP.    HE SAID HE WAS NOT LOOKING TO LEAVE...THE JOB CAME TO
HIM.

THE MAQUOKETA GIRLS GOLF TEAM ENDED THE SEASON YESTERDAY AT THE TOURNAMENT IN GRINNELL.   THEY FINISHED 7TH IN A FIELD OF 12 TEAMS.

BOYS TOURNAMENT SOCCER IN MAQUOKETA LAST NIGHT, CLASS 2-A SUBSTATE MATCH, MAQUOKETA 2, MARION 0.   THE CARDS ADVANCE TO
PLAY MT. VERNON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, THERE.

THE MAQUOKETA GIRLS SOFTBALL SEASON GETS STARTED TONIGHT WHEN THE CARDS HOST NORTH SCOTT, IN A NON-CONFERENCE DOUBLE-HEADER.

THE MAQUOKETA OPTIMIST CLUB HELD THEIR ANNUAL RESPECT FOR LAW
BANQUET AT THE EAGLES CLUB WITH AROUND 50 ATTENDING.
THE SPEAKER WAS JASON ROWAN, OWNER OF K-9 COMFORT OF RURAL
BELLEVUE AND WITH HIM WAS ALLY, THE REGISTERED THERAPY DOG
FROM CARSON CELEBRATION OF LIFE IN MAQUOKETA.   ROWAN TRAINED
THE DOG FOR CARSON'S AND AT HIS BUSINESS, HE OFFERS DELUXE
BOARDING, GROOMING AND DOG TRAINING.     BILLY COAKLEY PRESENTED
THE RESPECT FOR LAW PLAQUE TO DENNIS MILLER WHO RETIRED THIS YEAR AFTER SERVING 13 YEARS AS A MAQUOKETA POLICE DEPARTMENT RESERVE OFFICER.    THE EVENING ENDED WITH WORDS FROM THE IOWA
OPTIMIST GOVERNNOR DAVE PHILLIPS OF DAVENPORT.

ON THE POLICE BLOTTER, THE MANAGER OF CASEYS WEST IN MAQUOKETA REPORTED THE THEFT OF A $50 PURSE AND A LIGHTER OVER  THE WEEKEND.   THE THEFT WAS CAUGHT ON THE STORE VIDEO CAMERA.
THE THIEVES ALSO WROTE A BOGUS CHECK WHAT AT THE STORE.

THE MAQUOKETA CORONADO CAR CLUB THIS YEAR GAVE TWO $500 SCHOLARSHIPS TO TWO GRADS GOING INTO AUTOMOTIVE RELATED
STUDIES.    ONE TO BRANDON AMBROSY, MCHS GRAD AND SON OF
MIKE AND JENNIFER AMBROSY OF ZWINGLE.   THE OTHER TO NICHOLAS
ABERNATHY, WHO GRADUATED FROM EASTON VALLEY H IGH SCHOOL
IN PRESTON AND THE SON OF LANCE AND JENNIFER ABERNATHY FROM
SABULA.    THE SCHOLARSHIPS WERE PRESENTED BY CORONADO CAR
CLUB PRESIDENT CHARLIE SAGERS AND SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBER LONNIE HERMAN.

NO  DAILY REPORT TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

DENNIS VOY

Monday, May 23, 2016

MONDAY DAILY REPORT

THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT FOR GRADUATION WEEKEND.
TODAY, HOT (MID 80'S) AND TOMORROW THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT, IT WILL BE ON-AND-OFF AGAIN RAIN, DAY AND NIGHT, AND WARM, AND
THURSDAY RAIN SHOULD END.   WE CAN USE SOME RAIN.

A GOOD TURNOUT YESTERDAY FOR THE MCHS GRADUATION.    THE CLASS
HAD ONE SALUTATORIAN (GPA 3.967), BAILY LENZ, DAUGHTER OF DENNIS
LENZ AND LISA LENZ.
AND THERE WERE FIVE VALEDICTORIANS  AND ALL FOUR HAD A GPA OF
4.0.        KARA MUELLER, DAUGHTER OF STEVEN MUELLER AND BRIAN AND
CYNTHIA BISENIUS......SARA LYON, DAUGHTER OF MIKE AND ARLENE LYON.....
JOSEPH LYON, SON OF MARK AND JUDY LYON.....KAILIE HAZER, DAUGHTER OF DAVID AND KIM HAZER AND CHIARA ATIENZA, DAUGHTER OF BUDDY
AND MICHELLE ATIENZA.

TOM WATTERS OF FULTON, IOWA, AND THE STATE OF IOWA VICE-COMMANDER, WILL GIVE THE MEMORIAL DAY ADDRESS NEXT MONDAY AT 10:30 AT THE MAQUOKETA MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM.

IN SPORTS: AT THE STATE TRACK MEET AT DRAKE STADIUM SATURDAY,
MAQUOKETA JUNIOR JANEY SAUNDERS EARNED MAQUOKETA'S ONLY TEAM POINTS WHEN SHE FINISHED 7TH IN THE FINALS OF THE CLASS 3-A GIRLS 100 METER HURDLE EVENT.   HER TIME WAS 15.84.  THE WINNING TIME WAS
14.74.

THE FOLLOWING MCHS STUDENTS COMPETED IN THE IOWA STATE SPECIAL OLYMPICS AT IOWA STATE THIS PAST WEEKEND.   EARNING 3RD PLACE BRONZE MEDALS, VANESSA COURTER AND MICHAEL STAMPER.   EARNING
1ST PLACE GOLD MEDALS, DAKOTA JORDAN, BLAKE STAMPER, LUKE JOHNSON, AND MICHAEL STAMPER.    GOOD GOING!

WHO WERE THE 1ST, 2ND OR 3RD PLACE STOCK CAR RACING WINNERS THIS PAST SATURDAY NIGHT IN MAQUOKETA?    LUKE GOEDERT, DON PATASKA,
JON POLL,  RAY COX JUNIOR, BOB DOMINACKI, MITCH MORRIE, GAGE NEAL,
MIKE MCGARRY, MATT SHORT, JOE BONNEY, GENE EHLERS, JERRY MILES,
LANE VOHRINGER, JUSTIN WACHA, DANIEL WAUTERS, GENE POTTER, BRANDON SETSER AND DUSTIN FORBES.

A SLOW NEWS DAY.

WE DON'T EVEN HAVE AN OBITUARY NOW.    THIS SELDOM HAPPENS.

CHECK  THE PHOTOS BELOW THAT I TOOK OVER THE WEEKEND AT THE LAKEHURST DAM SITE AND AND THE  HIGHS SCHOOL YESTERDAY DURING
GRADUATION.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY