Thursday, July 24, 2014

THURSDAY DAILY REPORT

SUNNY AND 78 TODAY.
PRETTY GOOD CHANCE OF RAIN TONIGHT AND TOMOROW MORNING.
HIGH TOMORROW, AGAIN 78.
HIGH SATURDAY, 85.

THE DATES HAVE BEEN SET FOR THE 2014 AL BURLINGAME MEMORIAL
YOUTH TENNIS TOURNAMENT.....AUGUST 4TH AND 5TH AT THE VERY NICE
MAQUOKETA  HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS COURTS.    QUESTIONS, CALL CAROL
HAMMILL, DIRECTOR,  AT 563-212-1533.     THE LATE AL BURLINGAME WAS THE PASTOR AT ST. MARK'S CHURCH IN MAQUOKETA FOR MANY YEARS AND AN AVID TENNIS PLAYER.

SPRUCE CREEK PARK AND CAMPGROUNDS RE-OPEN TOMORROW NORTH
OF BELLEVUE.     THE HEAVY RAINS FLOODING CLOSED THE GROUNDS FOR
OVER A MONTH.

THE BELLEVUE MARQUETTE GIRLS WON THEIR 3RD SOFTBALL GAME  LATE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, 13 TO 0 AND TOOK 7TH PLACE IN THE STATE IN CLASS 1A.      ONLY ONE SENIOR ON THE TEAM.
 MAX MOELLER MOVED FROM MAQUOKETA TO ARIZONA IN 1961 AND SAYS IN THE LATE 50'S HE DROVE HIS YELLOW 1955  STUDEBAKER IN THE FAIR
PARADE, WHILE HE WAS THEN IN THE AUTO TRIM BUSINESS.    HE SOLD AND INSTALLED A LOT OF SEAT BELTS IN USED AND NEW CARS BEFORE THEY
WERE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT.    ANYONE HAVE A PHOTO OF MAX IN THE PARADE WITH HIS  YELLOW STUDEBAKER?

THE INVESTIGATION INTO A THEFT AT ROSIE MILLER'S HOME IN MAQUOKETA AND THEFT OF HER VEHICLE ALSO, IS CONTINUING ACCORDING TO POLICE CHIEF BRAD KORANDA.    MILLER REPORTED MONDAY JULY 14TH THAT SOMEONE HAD BROKEN INTO HER HOME AND TAKEN SOME ITEMS AND THEN STOLE HER CAR.    THE VEHICLE WAS FOUND IN JONES COUNTY.   TYLER TAYLOR IS BEING CHARGED IN JONES COUNTY.  

YESERDAY'S ATTENDANCE AT THE FAIR AS 2,168, DOWN ABOUT 500 FROM
THE FIRST DAY LAST YEAR.    TODAY IS KID'S DAY AND THE MAIN  ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT WILL BE THE STOCK CAR RACES.

REMEMBER WHEN AT THE FAIR YOU HAD A CHANCE TO WIN A NEW CAR?
REMEMBER AT THE FAIR WHEN HARNESS HORSE RACING WAS HELD ONE AFTERNOON?    REMEMBER AT THE FAIR WHEN CARL LYMAN'S GERMAN BAND PLAYED ON THE GROUNDS?     REMEMBER AT THE FAIR WHEN DOC
MACAREAVY WAS THE P.A. ANNOUNCER EVERY YEAR?   REMEBER AT THE FAIR WHEN THE METHODIST CHURCH HAD A TENT AND SOLD COMPLETE
DINNERS FOR JUST OVER $1?    REMEMBER AT THE FAIR WHEN THERE WAS
A "DANCING GIRLS" SHOW ON THE MIDWAY?    REMEMBER AT THE FAIR WHEN THE MAQUOKETA LIONS SOLD ALL THE TICKETS AT THE GATES?    REMEMBER AT THE FAIR WHEN THE OFFICE WAS ON THE ROOF OF THE
REST ROOM BUILDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE  FAIRGROUNDS?   
REMEMBER AT THE FAIR WHEN BINGO WAS PLAYED UNDER THE GRANDSTAND?     REMEMBER WHEN THE FAIR PARADE HAD HIGH SCHOOL BANDS MARCHING?

SEE YOU AT THE FAIR!

DENNIS VOY
kmaq@kmaq.com






THE FAIR PARADE, A FEW PHOTOS


















THESE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN BY DAVID VOY.   FOR OVER 150 MORE,GO
TO WWW.MAQUOKETA.COM

DENNIS VOY
kmaq@kmaq.com

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

COOLER TODAY... NICE ... 79
TOMORROW, SHOULD BE ABOUT THE SAME

AMY MANNING SPOKE AT ROTARY THIS NOON ABOUT HER WORK
AS DIRECTOR OF OPERATION NEW VIEW IN MAQUOKETA, SERVING
JACKSON COUNTY LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS.   NEW VIEW HAS THE HEAD
START PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM, FUEL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND
A PIZZA PROGRAM  LOCALLY THAT BENIFITS MANY.   SEE A PHOTO OF
HER AND READ MORE,  BY CLICKING ON THE BLUE ROTARY WHEEL ON
KMAQ'S HOME PAGE. 
ALSO, CHECK OUT THIS WEEK'S ROTARY SILENT AUCTION ITEM.

THE JACKSON COUNTY FAIR PARADE IS AT 6 TONIGHT.    KMAQ WILL
BE BROADCASTING IT NATION-WIDE HERE ON OUR WEB-SITE.   ON THE
HOME PAGE OF KMAQ, TURN-ON THE RADIO IN RIGHT LOWER CORNER.
WE MAY ALSO  HAVE A "LIVE" WEB CAM OF IT AND IF SO, IT  WILL BE
LOCATED ON KMAQ'S HOME PAGE.   I WILL BE AT THE MIC DESCRIBING
THE PARADE AS IT GOES PAST THE KMAQ BUILDING.   OUR FIRST FAIR
PARADE WAS IN 1959....AND WE'VE BROADCAST ALL OF THEM SINCE.
FOR ALL THE DETAILS ON THE FAIR, JUST "GOOGLE" JACKSON COUNTY
IOWA COUNTY FAIR.   ADULT ADMISSION IS $12.   SENIORS LESS.
 IN 1965 KMAQ HAD A TALENT SHOW AT THE FAIR.     THIS IS A PHOTO OF
JUDGES, DARLENE BRADY HAYES AND JIM WHALEN.    DARLENE WAS A FORMER MISS MAQUOKETA AND JIM  WAS THE HOST OF THE DAILY "DEWITT CALLING" SHOW ON KMAQ.  HE DID IT "LIVE AND DIRECT" FROM HIS DEWITT
HOME.   HE IS NO LONGER LIVING.     HIS SON, RETIRED SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR, LIVES IN GUTTENBERG.     DARLENE AND HUSBAND DAVE ARE SEMI-RETIRED IN MAQUOKETA AREA AND HAVE A HONEY BUSINESS.
AND AT LEFT IS JOHNNY WRIGHT (DIED MANY  YEARS AGO) WHO I KNEW
AS A MEMBER OF THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB.   HE PLAYED THE ORGAN
PROFESSIONALLY AND ONE TIME, PLAYED FOR THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND.
I THINK HE ALSO MIGHT HAVE BEEN  A JUDGE BUT DO NOT SEE A CLIPBOARD IN HIS HANDS.

MAQUOKETA'S STREETSCAPE WAS DISCUSSED AT LENGTH  AT MONDAY'S
CITY COUNCIL MEETING, WITH IIW ENGINEERS.     THE MAIN AND QUARRY
STREET INTERSECTION (FIRST WORK TO BE DONE) IS ESTIMATED TO COST
$835,000.     THE REST OF MAIN STREET, $2.6 MILLION.

IN SPORTS:    THE MAQUOKETA SCHOOL BOARD THIS WEEK APPROVED THE HIRING OF A NEW HEAD BOY'S TRACK COACH.    NICHOLAS HIRSCH WILL REPLACE DANNY MAYO IN THAT POSITION.     HE WILL ALSO BE 7TH GRADE
FOOTBALL COACH.   HE TOOK PART IN TRACK AND FIELD AT WARTBURG COLLEGE AND HAS TWO  YEARS OF COACHING EXPERIENCE.

THE BIX RUN IS THIS SATURDAY MORNING AT DAVENPORT.

CHECK THE HIRE VETERANS POSTER BELOW.

SEE YOU (SOME OF YOU) AT THE FAIR!!

DENNIS VOY