Friday, August 26, 2016

FRIDAY DAILY

THE MAQUOKETA CARDINALS OPEN THE 2016 SEASON TONIGHT AT CASCADE.     LAST YEAR, THE CARDS ON BY AROUND 50 POINTS.    KICK-OFF
AROUND 7:30.   MATT CLARK WILL CALL THE GAME ON KMAQ STARTING AROUND 7:20 TONIGHT ON KMAQ AM-FM AND OUR INTERNET HOME PAGE,
WWW.KMAQ.COM

NICE GIFT THIS MORNING FROM THE ANDREW LIONS CLUB.    TODAY WAS THE 58TH BIRTHDAY OF KMAQ.


KERRY SCHEPERS TELLS ME THEY ALREADY HAVE 7 TEAMS....AND  ALL ARE LOOKING FOR MORE MEMBERS.
1/  ANN BURNS (AND SJOSTROM FAMILIES) TEAM WITH 5 WALKERS.
2/ THE SHERI BULLOCK TEAM, WITH 3 WALKERS AND MORE COMING.
3/ THE ROLLING AND DELAGARDELLE TEAM, 4 WALKERS.
4/ SCRAMBLED LEGS AND ACHIN...KENDRA BECK TEAM.
5/ SCHEPERS, SHEETS AND FRIENDS TEAM, 9 WALKERS SO FAR.
6/ THE COAKLEY TEAM, WITH 10 WALKERS AT THIS TIME.
7/ THE OPTIMIST TEAM, 6 WALKERS AND GROWING.
MATT AND MARILYN  OSTERHAUS TEAM IS  SPONSORING  "KITES FOR
CAUSE"...INSTEAD OF T-SHIRT...A KITE.
JOHN AND CRISTINE GILROY ARE SPONSORING PICNIC HOTDOGS,
REFRESHMENTS AND GOODIES FOR EVERYONE.   
MAQUOKETA STATE BANK SPONSORED A GRILLING FOR CHARITY LAST WEEK
AND OVER $4,000 RAISED.    THE GOAL IS $8,500 FOR THE  SEPTEMBER 25TH WALK, WITH 125 WALKERS.      CO-CHAIRS KERRY SCHEPERS AND MICHELLE ROLLING HOPE YOU WILL JOIN A TEAM OR FORM YOUR OWN.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

THURSDAY DAILY

TWO OF SEVERAL KEY MEN WORKING ON MAQUOKETA'S STREETSCAPE!   AT
LEFT, JOHN WANSNIDER AND RIGHT, ANDY GOETKEN, BOTH OF IIW ENGINEERS, THE CITY'S ENGINEERING FIRM FOR MANY YEARS.   JOHN IS ANDY'S BOSS AND HAS BEEN WITH THE DUBUQUE FIRM FOR AROUND 25 YEARS.   ANDY IS A DESIGN ENGINEER, A GRADUATE OF IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY.   HE HAS BEEN WITH  IIW FOR 3 YEARS.    HE WAS THE MAIN MAN DESIGNING THE MAQUOKETA PROJECT.   WHAT A JOB IT WAS.. AND IS.    LIKE WITH ANY GOOD MOVIE, IT HAS TO START FIRST WITH THE WRITER.     BAD STORY, BAD MOVIE!    BOTH JOHN AND ANDY ARE SPENDING A LOT OF TIME
IN MAQUOKETA CHECKING AND ADVISING ON THE PROJECT, BUT THERE IS
ONE MORE IIW PERSON HERE ALL THE TIME,  DAN SCHLYETER.    HE, RIDING
EVERYWHERE IN HIS GOLF CART, MAKES SURE EVERYTHING IS BEING DONE
RIGHT.   THE CONTRACTOR WORKS CLOSELY WITH DAN AND DAN CAN ADD, TAKE AWAY, OR MAKE CHANGES WHEN NECESSARY.   JOHN IS A BADGER FAN AS HE HAILS FROM MILWAUKEE AND ANDY, THOUGH AN ISU GRAD, IS
A  HAWKEYE FAN, LIVING WITH HIS WIFE (MARRIED LAST SEPTEMBER) NORTH
OF DUBUQUE.     I TOLD THEM THEY AND THE CONTRACTOR ARE DOING A
GREAT JOB AND THEY WERE GLAD TO HEAR THAT.     I'LL GET MORE PHOTOS
OF OTHER KEY MEN LATER, INCLUDING THE CONTRACTOR HIMSELF OF
COURSE.    AND I WON'T FORGET FRANK.

SOME PHOTOS I TOOK  LAST NIGHT...
THREE PHOTOS UP....TODAY, THEY POURED THE CENTER OF OF THIS
SECTION OF MAIN STREET.    THE TWO PLANTERS AT MAIN AND QUARRY
ARE FINISHED.   THERE WILL BE NO PLANTERS AT MAIN AND PLATT AND
THE OTHER FOUR PLANTERS WILL BE AT  MAIN AND PLEASANT.    STOP AND
GO LIGHTS NEEDS TO BE INSTALLED BEFORE MAIN AND  PLATT IS OPENED
IN MID-SEPTEMBER AND THERE WILL BE OTHER LIGHTS ON THOSE POLES
TO BETTER LIGHT UP THE BUSY INTERSECTION.    ALL THE OTHER NEW
LIGHT POLES WILL GO UP IN NOVEMBER AND CITY PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR FRANK ELLENZ AT THIS MORNING'S WEEK UPDATE MEETING AT CITY HALL
SAID NOT ONLY WILL BE POLES HOLD THE STREET LIGHTS, BUT ALSO
SPEAKERS, BANNERS AND CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.    YES THE VOY
THEATRE REMAINS OPEN AS ALWAYS AND THOUGHT IT TAKES A LITTLE
DOING TO GET TO IT, THE EFFORT IS WORTH IT, IF ONLY FOR THE BEST
POPCORN ANYWHERE.     AND THIS WEEKEND, "PETE'S DRAGON" FOR ALL
THE FAMILY WILL BE WORTH THE EFFORT ALSO.


THE MAQUOKETA HIGH CLASS OF 1954 HAD SUCH A GOOD TIME AT THEIR
RE-UNION TWO YEARS AGO, THEY DECIDED TO HAVE ONE AGAIN THIS
SEPTEMBER AND HAD A PLANNING LUNCH TODAY AT THE DECKER.   
NO SIR, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO WAIT FIVE YEARS  LIKE ALL OTHER CLASSES DO.    THEY WILL  HAVE IT AT HURSTVILLE INTERPRETIVE CENTER
SEPTEMBER 24TH.    ANN WILCOX EDLEMAN IN THE YELLOW SHIRT WAY BACK IN BOOTH IS AGAIN IN CHARGE AND SHE SAYS GRADS FROM BEFORE OR AFTER 1954 ARE WELCOME TO STOP IN  AFTER DINNER AROUND 8 P.M.


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