Thursday, October 23, 2014

THURSDAY DAILY REPORT

RAIN RAIN RAIN TODAY.
TOMORROW WILL BE NICE.
AND SO WILL THE WEEKEND.

JACKSON COUNTY SUPERVISOR JACK WILLEY SAID THIS WEEK THEY HAVE NOT HEARD FROM COUNTY ASSESSOR DEB LANE WHETHER SHE WILL ACCEPT THE COUNTY'S RECENT OFFER FOR HER  SETTLEMENT PACKAGE.
LAST WEEK, THE CONFERENCE BOARD OFFERED HER $11,358 FOR 42 UNUSED VACATION DAYS AND TWO FLOATING HOLIDAYS.    AND THE SETTLEMENT WOULD MOVE UP HER RESIGNATION FROM JAN 2ND TO OCT 31.
SHE HAD REQUESTED $44,000.



STOP IN AT MAE IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA (FORMER OSTERHAUS
PHARMACY BUILDING) AND SEE THE HEMPLE WATERCOLOR ARTWORK AND THE ARTISTS WHO DO THE ZENDOODLE TECHNIQUE.   PENNY PEARCY OF MAQUOKETA IS ONE OF THE LOCAL EXHIBITORS OF  ZENDOODLE.

PLANS FOR IMPROVING HIGHWAY 30 TO FOUR LANES IN EASTERN IOWA IN THE DEWITT AREA WEST HAVE BEEN PUT ON THE SHELF BY THE IOWA
DOT BECAUSE OF LACK OF FUNDING.


THERE WERE 21 CARVED PUMPKINS ENTERED IN 3 DIVISIONS DURING THE JACKSON COUNTY MASTER GARDNER'S PUMKIN CONTEST TUESDAY.
THERE WERE 3 JUDGES.
IN THE 12 AND UNDER CATEGORY:   1ST PLACE, SPENCER LAMAAR OF MAQUOKETA.
AGE 13-18  FIRST PLACE, KARISSA RICHARDS  OF MAQUOKETA.
ADULT CATEGORY, FIRST PLACE TO VIOLA KILBURG OF MAQUOKETA.
FIRST PLACE WON $15 IN EACH CATEGORY.   $10 FOR SECOND PLACE AND
$5 FOR THIRD PLACE.

HAVE A GOOD FRIDAY.

DENNIS VOY
kmaq@kmaq.com




BANOWETZ AUCTION, OCT 24-25-26

THE FIRST DAY, TOMORROW, WILL BE AT THE THE "HOME" LOCATION
A MILE NORTH OF TOWN, JUST OFF THE CAVES ROAD.     THE PHOTOS BELOW ARE AT THAT LOCATION.     THERE WILL BE THREE AUCTIONEERS,
SO BRING  ALONG A SECOND (OR THIRD) PERSON TO BID FOR YOU
SO YOU WON'T MISS OUT ON ANYTHING.        ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY,
THE  AUCTIONEERS WILL BE  SELLING AT THE BIG BUILDING NEAR THE
HIGHWAY 64 AND 61 INTERSECTION AT MAQUOKETA, UP ON THE HILL.
THE  SALE WILL BE INSIDE THE SEVERAL BUILDINGS THERE AND OUTSIDE
ON THE LAWN NEXT TO THE BUILDINGS.    YOU CAN GO OUT ANYTIME BEFORE THE SALE BEGINS AND CHECK WHAT WILL BE ON THE AUCTION BLOCK.
THIS 3-DAY AUCTION WILL BRING MANY, MANY PEOPLE TO TOWN ALL 3 DAYS.
THERE WILL BE A FOOD STAND AT THE SITE.    KATHY AND VERL ARE
RETIRING FROM THIS BUSINESS THAT THEY HAVE HAD FOR OVER 40  YEARS.
BUT THEY WILL CONTINUE TO OWN AND OPERATE "SQUIRES MANOR BED AND BREAKFAST"  IN MAQUOKETA.











PHOTOS BY DENNIS VOY
kmaq@kmaq.com

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.