Thursday, April 24, 2014

THURSDAY DAILY REPORT

RAINY DAY IN THE 50'S.
MORE COMING TONIGHT.
NICE TOMORROW AND SATURDAY.

A 40 BY 40 ADDITION TO THE MAIN BULLOCK'S AG SERVICE BUILDING AT THE WEST EDGE OF LAMOTTE WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE THIS MORNING.
WHEN FIREMEN ARRIVED, THE BUILDING WAS FULLY ENGULFED.  THE BUILDING WAS USED FOR STORAGE.    NEARBY BUILDINGS ALSO
DAMAGED.    THE BUSINESS IS OWNED BY TRAVIS AND BILLY BULLOCK.
THE LOSS IS INSURED.  NO CAUSE HAS BEEN DETERMINED.

THE HOSPITAL BOARD MET THIS WEEK AND PURCHASED A NEW TIME AND
ATTENDANCE SYSTEM, TO REPLACE THE OLD THAT IS 14 YEARS OLD.
IT HAS BECOME UNRELIABLE.   THE NEW ONE WILL COST $118,953.
THE BOARD ALSO PRESENTED THE SECOND SAFETY HERO AWARD TO
REGISTERED NURSE DARCIE ROCKWELL FOR HER FOCUS ON PATIENT AND STAFF SAFETY.

A  ONE CAR ACCIDENT FIVE MILES FROM MAQUOKETA.    REECE SCHNEWEIS,
AGE 15, WAS DRIVING ON DARK HOLLOW ROAD, ROUNDING A CURVE, AND SHE THEN LOST CONTROL AND WENT OFF THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ROAD AND HIT A GUARDRAIL.   $13,500 DAMAGE TO THE 2006 DODGE TRUCK.  
SHE WAS CHARGED WITH FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL AND FOR VIOLATION OF AN INSTRUCTION PERMIT.

SEVERAL MAQUOKETA BUSINESSES ARE REPORTING THE PASSING OF COUNTERFEIT TEN AND 20 DOLLAR BILLS,.

THE ANNUAL MAQUOKETA SCHOOL EDUCATION FUND BREAKFAST WAS
HELD THIS WEEK AT THE HIGH SCHOOL CAFETORIUM, WITH 60 ATTENDING.
OVER $18,000 IN GRANTS WAS AWARDED TO VARIOUS STAFF MEMBERS WHO WILL USE THE MONEY FOR PROJECTS BEYOND THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM.
THE COMMITTEE THIS YEAR IMPLEMENTED THE ANNUAL DR. KIM  HUCKSTADT EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION GRANT THAT RECEIVED THE HIGHEST SCORE.    IT IS NAMED IN  HONOR OF OUTGOING SUPT. HUCKSTADT FOR ALL HIS SUPPORT IN GETTING THE GRANTS STARTED.  THIS YEAR'S FIRST RECIPIENT WAS ELIZABETH WOLD AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR TAG ENRICHMENT MATERIALS FOR BRIDGE BUILDING AND LEGO ROBOTICS.

FIVE MAQUOKETA CARDINALS ARE COMPETING IN THE DRAKE RELAYS TOMORROW AND SATURDAY:   CORDEROL CAMPBELL, HANNAH GRUENWALD,
JENNA HOLTZ, HAILEY SCHWENKER AND AUBREE TAYLOR.

THE CARDINAL GIRLS GOLF TEAM HOSTED THE MAQUOKETA INVITATIONAL
YESTERDAY AT THE MAQUOKETA COUNTRY CLUB.   8 TEAMS COMPETED.
DYERSVILLE BECKMAN TOOK FIRST PLACE AND MAQUOKEATA 6TH.
BEST SCORE FOR MAQUOKETA, AN 83 BY ALLISON VANDEMORE.  THE MEET WAS ON TUESDAY.
YESTERDAY, THE GIRLS PLAYED AT MANCHESTER AND LOST, 232 TO 243.
MEDALIST WAS ALLISON OF MAQUOKETA WITH A 48,.

THE BOYS GOLF TEAM WAS IN THE SABER INVITATIONAL AT DEWITT.
6 TEAMS.   DEWITT TOOK FIRST, AND MAQUOKETA 6TH.  THE CARDINAL'S TOP PLAYER, CAM THEDE DID NOT PLAY AS HE WAS VISITING HIS BROTHER IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON.

GIRL'S SOCCER THIS WEEK, MAQUOKETA 3, MT.VERNON 0.
TWO GOALS BY DEMI CRIST AND ONE BY TAYLER BICKFORD.

CHECK THE ROTARY WEB SITE TODAY AND BID ON SOME OHNWARD
TICKETS.   THE $44 TICKETS ARE AT $5./

THE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE STILL STANDS IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

WE WERE EXPECTING A  HIGH OF 55 TODAY.
DIDN'T MAKE IT.....JUST CLOSE TO 50.
RAIN TONIGHT AND TOMORROW AND MOSTLY SUNNY AND 69 FRIDAY.
THE RECORD HIGH FOR TODAY, 92 IN 1980.
BANOWETZ ANTIQUE MALL IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS!   YES, AFTER 44 YEARS IN BUSINESS, KATHY AND VIRL BANOWETZ ARE READY TO SLOW DOWN.    LATER THIS SUMMER, THEY EXPECT TO CLOSE THE MALL
IN MAQUOKETA.     KATHY SAID THE WILL START SELLING DOWN THE INVENTORY IN THE NEXT WEEK TO 10 DAYS.     UP UNTIL A COUPLE YEARS AGO, THEY HAD TWO BUILDINGS NEAR THE HIGHWAYS 61 AND 64 INTERSECTION.   THEY SOLD THE LARGE BUILDING AND HAVE BEEN OPERATING IN THE SMALLER BUILDING ACROSS THE STREET, SHOWN ABOVE.     THEY  OWN THIS BUILDING AND THE BUILDINGS A MILE NORTH
OF TOWN, JUST OFF HIGHWAY 61.     THIS BUILDING WILL BE SOLD.
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THEY WILL KEEP OPERATING SQUIRES MANOR BED AND BREAKFAST.    KATHY SAID THE ANTIQUE BUSINESS HAS CHANGED A LOT, AND THE INTERNET HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR SOME CHANGES.

OVER THE YEARS, THE MALL HAS BROUGHT CUSTOMERS FROM FAR AND WIDE, KIND OF LIKE A TOURIST ATTRACTION FOR MAQUOKETA.     KATHY ALSO SAID..."WE DELIVERED TO EVERY STATE IN THE  UNION AND SHIPPED TO 20 COUNTRIES".

THE EDITOR OF THE DUBUQUE TELEGRAPH HERALD SPOKE AT THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY MEETING THIS  NOON.     PHOTO AND STORY AT
WWW.KMAQ.COM AND CLICK-ON THE ROTARY BLUE WHEEL.   YOU CAN
ALSO BID ON TWO OHNWARD TICKETS TO AN UPCOMING GEORGE STRAIT
LEGENDS SHOW.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JACK JONES, MANAGER OF THE VOY THEATRE AND
61 DRIVE-IN SINCE 1974.....THAT'S 40 YEARS.    HE'S WATCHED OVER 5,000
MOVIES AND CAN TELL YOU WHO STARRED IN MANY OF THEM.    AND HE HAS  HELPED SELL OVER A MILLION BOXES OF POPCORN.         EVERY
MONDAY, WE TALK OVER WHAT MOVIE(S) TO BOOK FOR THE FOLLOWING
FRIDAY.    

WE THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE THEATRES OVER THE YEARS!
MAQUOKETA IS ONE OF JUST A FEW COUNTY-SEAT TOWNS WITH 3 SCREENS AND ONE OF ONLY FOUR TOWNS IN THE STATE WITH A DRIVE-IN THEATRE.

AT THE THEATRE.... AND ALSO HERE WITH THIS DAILY....WHEN THE SHOW
(AND REPORT) IS OVER....
                                                       THE END

DENNIS VOY