Monday, July 15, 2019

MONDAY DAILY

THE MAQUOKETA FIRE DEPARTMENT'S 5TH ANNUAL "BASH ON THE ASH" HELD
SATURDAY NIGHT, WITH GREAT HOT WEATHER, WAS A BIG SUCCESS FROM 5 UNTIL MIDNIGHT, WITH TWO BANDS, LOTS OF COLD DRINKS, LOTS OF FOOD AND
CONVERSATION.     NO ATTENDANCE FIGURE YET, BUT PROBABLY WELL OVER
1,000.    GOOD GOING FIREMEN.    THANKS FOR PUTTING IT ON.
A COUPLE MORE PHOTOS BELOW...
ADAM AND AMBER ON THE BIG STAGE
ADAM'S FOLKS ARE DENNIS AND MARY BECK OF RURAL MAQUOKETA
THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN EARLY AND OF JUST ONE SECTION ON THE
DOWNTOWN GREEN SPACE.    LATER AROUND 10 O'CLOCK YOU
COULD HARDLY WALK IN THE SPACE, IT WAS SO CROWDED.  THERE
WERE TWO HUGE TENTS, MANY PICNIC TABLES AND 10 PORTA POTTIES.



THESE SIGNS ARE STARTING TO SHOW UP ALL OVER TOWN AND THE COUNTY



MAMA J SINGING YESTERDAY AT ONE OF THE BEST LAWN SOCIALS
IN KMAQ-LAND AT THE SUGAR CREEK CHURCH.    PORK AND BEEF.
BINGO TOO.    





   
















"TOY STORY 4"  IS THE FIRST SHOW TONIGHT AT .....9 TONIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY.
STARTING THIS FRIDAY NIGHT,  DISNEY"S "THE LION KING"
IT WILL BE FIRST AT 9 P.M. AND TOY STORY AT 9.     "THE LION KING" ...
THEY ARE SAYING IT WILL BE THE BIGGEST MOVIE OF THE SUMMER 
AND ONE OF DISNEY'S BEST EVER.

THE VOY THEATRE HAD AN ELECTRICAL FIRE AT 2:30 YESTERDAYAFTERNOON.   A BREAKER BOX FIRE IN THE BASEMENT CAUSED SMOKE TO GO INTO THE VOY 3 AUDITORIUM.    NO SHOW IN THAT AUDITORIUM UNTIL REPAIRS AND CLEANING IS DONE.

THE CLINTON COUNTY FAIR (DEWITT) AND GREAT JONES COUNTY FAIR (MONTICELLO)
 BOTH START THIS WEDNESDAY.
JACKSON COUNTY FAIR NEXT WEEK, STARTING WITH THE PARADE.

DENNIS VOY



Monday, July 08, 2019

MONDAY DAILY


A NEW NAME!    THIS SIGN WAS PUT UP LAST WEEK ON EAST PLATT STREET 
IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA, POINTING TO THE GALLERY.    FOR MANY YEARS
IT HAS BEEN THE  "OLD CITY HALL GALLERY" OWNED BY ROSE FRANTZEN.
NOW, THE NEW NAME MAKES GOOD SENSE.    ROSE IS ONE OF THE BEST AND A
VERY FAMOUS ARTIST NATIONWIDE.    HER GALLERY SHOULD HAVE HER NAME.
I HOPE THEY NOW ALSO CHANGE THE NAME ON THE SIDE OF THE GALLERY BY
THE MAIN ENTRANCE.


THIS WAS ON FACEBOOK AND ABOUT THE BIG CHANGES BEING MADE AT  GOODENOW FIELD IN MAQUOKETA.
BUY A BRICK FROM BOB GAVIN AT THE MAQUOKETA STATE BANK.

WHEN I WAS IN THE ARMY IN 1964, MY DIVISION WENT ON A MANUEVER
FROM FORT HOOD, TEXAS TO THE DESERT IN CALIFORNIA AND I WAS ASSIGNED TO
DRIVE A DUECE-AND-A-HALF.    YESTERDAY, I HAD A RIDE IN ONE THAT
BROUGH BACK MEMORIES.     CURT COUNTRYMAN, A MAQUOKETA HIGH GRADUATE,
PURCHASED THIS ONE EARLIER THIS YEAR IN UTAH.   IT IS NOW THE BEST TRUCK
AND TOY HE HAS EVER OWNED.    HIS WIFE IS KATHY MOORE, NANCY'S OLDEST DAUGHTER AND THEY LIVE IN SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS.    ALSO LIVING THERE, THEIR TWO KIDS AND FIVE GRANDKIDS.     BEAUTIFUL DAY YESTERDAY FOR SWIMMING
IN THEIR POOL AND A COOKOUT.    NOTICED LOTS OF "NOT SO GOOD LOOKING"
CORN FIELDS ON THE 2 HOUR DRIVE.
CURT, RETIRED FROM TEACHING THIS PAST MAY, HAS PLENTY TO DO WITH LAWN MOWING  AND  GARDENING.     NANCY AND KATHY WITH POOL BEHIND.    KATHY,
IS SUPERINTENDENT OF THE DISTRICT.      SHE RETIRES AFTER ONE MORE YEAR.
ON THE WAY HOME, NANCY FINDS OUT SHE HAS A 12TH GREAT-[GRANDCHILD, BORN
YESTERDAY TO NATE MOORE AND WIFE  IN LINCOLN.

AND THERE'S KMAQ'S FLOWER GARDEN.     DOING GOOD AND LOOKING GOOD.   

GOOD FORECAST FOR THIS WEEK, WITH COOLER TEMPS AND LITTLE RAIN.
I WILL BE COVERING THE CEDAR COUNTY FAIR THIS WEEK IN TIPTON.
AND WYOMING FAIR THIS WEEKEND.    NEXT WEEK,  THE GREAT JONES COUNTY
FAIR AND CLINTON COUNTY FAIR.    AND THE FINAL WEEK IN  JULY,  THE JACKSON
COUNTY FAIR.


DENNIS VOY