Monday, April 27, 2015

SUNDAY AT CAMP COURAGEOUS

THE OMELET BREAKFAST WAS ANOTHER HUGE SUCCESS AT CAMP
COURAGEOUS YESTERDAY.....THOUSANDS WERE SERVED BY 30
OMELET STATIONS.    AND IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO TOUR THE
MASSIVE GROUNDS.    A FEW PICTURES, INCLUDING ONE OF LONGTIME
BOARD MEMBER AND VOLUNTEER AT CAMP BREAKFASTS, MERLE HULSE OF
CLARENCE.    HE WAS A FORMER IOWA SENATOR AND IN YOUNGER
DAYS BOUGHT A CADDIE EVERY YEAR AT RASMUSSEN MOTOR SALES.
HE TOLD ME HE IS 91 AND A HALF AND WALKS A MILE EVERY DAY.
 SIGN ON ONE OF THE MANY BUILDINGS, ALL DONATED.
 ABOVE, LOOKING  UP TO THE MAIN BANQUET HALL.
ABOVE,  LOOKING IN ANOTHER DIRECTION.
 THE 3 YEAR OLD TRAIN, NOW GOES DOWN BY THE LAKE IN BACKGROUND.
 THE NEW LAKE
ABOVE, MERLE HULSE.

SOON .. VISIT CAMP COURAGEOUS, JUST BEFORE YOU GET TO
MONTICELLO.

DENNIS VOY

NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL, GOOSE LAKE

YESTERDAY, I ATTENDED THE OPEN HOUSE AT GOOSE LAKE FOR THE
NEW ADDITION TO THE HIGH SCHOOL.    VERY IMPRESSIVE WERE THE
NEW GYM AND 3 SCIENCE CLASSROOMS,  A STEM ROOM AND NEW CONCESSION AREA.
SUPT. JIM COX HAS BEEN THE HEAD MAN AT NORTHEAST FOR 22 YEARS AND
HAS MADE THE PRE-SCHOOL THROUGH 12TH GRADE BUILDINGS AND
ATHLETIC AREA INTO A CAMPUS  2ND TO NONE IN THE STATE OF IOWA.
A COUPLE YEARS AGO, COX AND HIS BOARD FINISHED BUILDING A
$6-MILLION AUDITORIUM FOR HIGH SCHOOL PLAYS AND CONCERTS AND
IT IS ONE OF IOWA'S FEW STORM SHELTERS, TORNADO PROOF.   IF A TORNADO WAS SPOTTED IN THE AREA, ALL STUDENTS  COULD BE
TAKEN THERE IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES.
SUPT. COX TOLD ME THE  2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE HIS LAST AND HE WILL RETIRE.

GO REBELS! 

DENNIS VOY



FFA BANQUET AND AWARDS NIGHT

SUNDAY NIGHT, APRIL 26TH, THE  MAQUOKETA FFA, ONE OF IOWA'S OLDEST AND BEST FFA CHAPTERS HELD THEIR  ANNUAL AWARDS EVENT AT SCHUELLER'S AUCTION FACILILTY.  NICE TURNOUT FOR THE CATERED PORK DINNER AT 6.
THE EVENT WAS CONDUCTED BY PRESIDENT CALE GENT, 3RD FROM RIGHT BELOW.
AND HIS TEAM OF OFFICERS ABOVE.    FFA ADVISOR GARY BRUNS (FINISHING HIS 13TH YEAR) IS AT LEFT.

ABOVE, THE NEW FFA PRESIDENT, MADISON LAPKE.

THE PROGRAM LAST NIGHT LASTED OVER 90-MINUTES.....AND INCLUDED  A VIDEO PRESENTATION ON SOME OF THE MANY  HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PAST YEAR.   I COULD HAVE TAKEN 50 PHOTOS.
CONGRATULATIONS TO GARY BRUNS, THE FFA MEMBERS, PARENTS AND FFA ALUMNI FOR MAKING THIS ANOTHER GREAT YEAR FOR
THE MAQUOKETA FFA.

DENNIS VOY