Thursday, July 31, 2014

THURSDAY DAILY REPORT

ANOTHER GOOD DAY...79 THE HIGH.
TOMORROW AND FOR THE WEEKEND, NO RAIN AND AROUND 80 EACH DAY.

THE MAQUOKETA CITY COUNCIL THIS WEEK DISCUSSED BUYING A NEW
BACKHOE FOR $69,550 (A JOHN DEERE) AND VOTED 4 TO 2 AGAINST
BUYING IT AND DELAYING PURCHASE FOR ANOTHER YEAR.   VOTING NO TO MAKE THE PURCHASE, COUNCILMEN JOSH COLLISTER, ED TURNEY, CORY SIMONSON AND AMY MOORE.  VOTING IN FAVOR, COUNCILMEN TROY THEDE AND ERIC PAPE.

THIS WEEK, THE COUNCIL REAPPONTED DEAN NELSON TO THE MAQUOKETA LIBRARY BOARD.

A SOUTH DAKOTA MAN WAS SEVERELY SHOCKED AFTER HIS BUCKET TRUCK HIT A POWER LINE NEAR ANDREW YESTERDAY.    HIS NAME NOT RELEASED.
ANDREW FIRST RESPONDERS AND BELLEVUE PARAMEDICS DID CPR AND
BROUGHT HIM BACK TO LIFE AND HE WAS THEN AIRLIFTED TO IOWA CITY.

CLINTON COUNTY'S NEW SATELLITE OFFICE (IN THE FORMER CANDLELIGHT
RESTAURANT) WILL BE FULLY OPEN SEPTEMBER 2ND.      OVER $1 MILLION
DOLLARS HAS BEEN SPENT REMODELING INSIDE AND OUT WITH NEW
PARKING AREA AND GARAGE.

THE PRESTON POLICE CHEIF RESIGNED MONDAY.   NO REASON GIVEN.
JOEL DRISCOLL HAS HAD THE JOB SINCE 2009.   APPLICATIONS FOR A NEW CHIEF WILL BE TAKEN UNTIL AUGUST 22ND ACCORDING TO PRESTON MAYOR
CHAD GRUVER.

NEW SIDEWALKS AND GRADING HAS BEEN COMPLETED AROUND THE
NEW  LITTLE BEAR PARK IN MAQUOKETA.    LOOKS  NICE.

SEE YOU ON THE RADIO.

DENNIS VOY
kmaq@kmaq.com

CODFISH HOLLOW BARNSTORMERS

REMEMBER READING MY FEATURE HERE ON MY VISIT TO CODFISH HOLLOW BARNSTORMERS ON JULY 4TH THAT INCLUDED A WEDDING?    IT WAS MY FIRST VISIT AND IT WAS A LOT OF FUN VISITING THIS "ONE-OF-KIND"  RURAL MAQUOKETA PLACE!    IF YOU MISSED IT, GO BACK TO THE JULY 4TH DAILY REPORT!      ANYWAY, TWO MUSIC SHOWS COMING UP AND ONLY DAYS APART.
AUGUST 7TH.....THE ROADSIDE GRAVES,
AND THE PINES, MILES NIELSEN, THE RUSTED HEART AND UNION SPECIFIED.    OPEN 7 AND MUSIC FROM 8 TO 11:30.

AUGUST 12TH.....THE BASEBALL PROJECT, FEATURING MEMBERS OF R.E.M. AND SPECIAL GUEST, HUGH BOB AND THE HUSTLE.    OPEN 7 AND MUSIC FROM 8 TO 10.   ADVANCE TICKETS FOR BOTH SHOWS, $17
GOOGLE "CODFISH HOLLOW BARNSTORMERS" FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO ORDER TICKETS.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

NICE...78 TODAY
TOMORROW...NICE AND 81

ANDY STEWART SPOKE AT ROTARY THIS NOON AND HIS MOTHER AND
SISTERS WERE THERE TO LISTEN.    AND SALLY DAVIES IS BACK IN TOWN AND WAS A ROTARY GUEST TODAY.    CHECK OUT THE ROTARY WEB
SITE...WWW.KMAQ.COM AND CLICK-ON THE ROTARY BLUE WHEEL.

AUSTIN WALLER OF RURAL BERNARD SHOWED THE GRAND CHAMPION STEER SATURDAY AT THE FAIR.    I HAVE NEVER INTERVIEWED A
4-H SHOWMAN THAT WAS AS HAPPY AS HE WAS.    I SENT HIM THE TAPE THIS AFTERNOON.    HE WILL BE A SENIOR THIS FALL AT CASCADE AFTER TAKING HIS STEER TO THE GOVERNOR'S STEER SHOW AT THE IOWA STATE FAIR.

THE LOCAL "MASTER GARDENERS" ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MANY
LARGE FLOWER POTS AROUND DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.   THEY "WATER" THEM WHEN NECESSARY AND I SAW A COUPLE WORK ON THIS ONE THIS MORNING, TAKING OUT WEEDS AND TWEAKING THE FLOWERS A BIT
TO LOOK EVEN NICER.  THANK YOU!

MAQUOKETA SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS FROM 11  A.M.  UNTIL 7 P.M.
THIS FRIDAY AND NEXT MONDAY.....AT THE HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA OR ON LINE.

THIS IS THE LAST WEEKEND OF THE "CLOSING SALE"  AT BANOWETZ ANTIQUES IN MAQUOKETA.    I WILL BE DOING MY FINAL REMOTE BROADCASTS FROM THERE THIS WEEKEND.    FOR MANY, MANY YEARS, THEY HAD A HUGE JULY 4TH TEN-DAY SALE AND I ALWAYS DID REMOTES.  NEXT...AFTER THIS WEEKEND...THEY WILL BE HAVING AN AUCTION OF ALL REMAINING ITEMS.    THEY WILL CONTINUE TO OWN AND RUN "SQUIRE'S MANOR BED AND BREAKFAST".

HAVE A NICE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY. 

DENNIS VOY
kmaq@kmaq.com