Thursday, August 27, 2015

THURSDAY DAILY REPORT

CHALK UP ANOTHER ONE!
ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY!
HIGH TODAY,
TOMORROW, STILL CALLING FOR RAIN.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, LOOKING PRETTY GOOD AGAIN.

TUESDAY MORNING AROUND 30 MEMBERS OF THE MAQUOKETA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MET AT THE CHAMBER OFFICE TO DISCUSS THE
ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW "SAFE ZONES".    THESE ZONES WILL BE LOCAL BUSINESS PLACES THAT ARE SAFE AREAS FOR LOCAL CHILDREN WHO ARE BEING BULLIED WHEN OUT IN THE COMMUNITY.    KIDS CAN COME INTO THE BUSINESS PLACES THAT HAVE A DECAL ON THE DOOR SAYING "SAFE
ZONE" AND CAN TELL THE EMPLOYEES THAT THEY WERE BEING BULLIED.
THE EMPLOYEES  WERE TRAINED TUESDAY TO BE ABLE TO GATHER THE
INFORMATION AND BE ABLE TO REPORT IT TO THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE
OFFICE.

A GOOD TURN OUT LAST NIGHT AT TABOR WINERY AT BALDWIN FOR
HILLARY CLINTON AND TOM VILSACK.
IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT FOR AROUND 300 PEOPLE TO STAND ON THE HILLSIDE BY THE WINERY OR SIT ON CHAIRS AND PICNIC TABLES
(FOLDING LAWN CHAIRS WERE NOT ALLOWED IN AREA) CLOSER TO THE BARN BELOW WHERE TOM AND HILLARY SPOKE NEXT TO SOME BALES OF
HAY.    THEY ARRIVED (NOT IN A CUSTOMARY BUS) AT 7:10, SOME TWENTY MINUTES EARLY, AND AFTER A TEN MINUTE SPEECH BY THE FORMER IOWA GOVERNOR AND U.S. SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE, HILLARY SPOKE ABOUT A HALF HOUR, SAYING LOTS OF THINGS PEOPLE WANTED TO HEAR,
JUDGING BY FREQUENT APPLAUSE.    SHE THEN SHOOK HANDS AND SIGNED AUTOGRAPHS AFTER.
BOTH LOOKED GOOD AND SOUNDED GOOD DESPITE BEING AT THE END OF A
LONG DAY FOR THE AG RELATED FINAL APPEARANCE OF THE DAY.
EVERYONE HAD TO PASS THROUGH A METAL DETECTOR BEFORE ENTERING
THE RALLY AREA.     LOOKS LIKE SHE IS LOOKING RIGHT AT ME DOESN'T IT?
I WAS FAR AWAY, UP THE HILL, AND I WAS USING MY TELEPHOTO LENS.

THERE WILL BE MANY, MANY MORE LIKE THIS BETWEEN NOW AND
NOVEMBER 2016 !

MY FIRST TIME TO MENTION HERE  ..  DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!

DENNIS VOY


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

74 TODAY AND SUNNY...BEAUTIFUL DAY.
TOMORROW, SUNNY AND 78.
STILL A 50-PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN FRIDAY.

57 YEARS  AGO TODAY, "VOLARE" WAS THE NUMBER ONE SONG IN THE
NATION BY DOMINICO MADUGNO.      I KNOW, BECAUSE I PLAYED IT
A COUPLE TIMES THAT DAY, KMAQ'S FIRST FULL DAY ON THE AIR.
TODAY, I GOT A COUPLE CARDS, EMAILS, SOME FLOWERS AND WELL WISHES ON THE ANNIVERSARY.    ON THE KMAQ HOME PAGE, CLICK-ON THE HISTORY
BUTTON FOR THE HISTORY OF KMAQ AND LOTS OF PHOTOS.    THERE IS
ANOTHER BUTTON WITH THE CURRENT KMAQ EMPLOYEES PICTURED.

JACKSON COUNTY TIED WITH DUBUQUE COUNTY FOR THE BIGGEST FALL IN UNEMPLOYMENT....WITH JACKSON COUNTY AT 3.5% IN JUNE AND DOWN TO 3.3% IN JULY AND ALSO BELOW THE 3.9% IN JULY OF LAST YEAR.   
I SEE SOME HELP WANTED SIGNS AROUND TOWN.

AT THE RECENT COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD MEETING A CONTRACT WAS LET WITH  AN EAST DUBUQUE FIRM TO COMPLETE THE DESIGN FOR THE ROADWAY UTILITIES AND POND CONSTRUCTION FOR THE NEW PRAIRIE
CREEK PARK, AT A COST OF $64,000 FOR ENGINEERING.   ALSO, A FENCE BID OF $14,900 WAS APPROVED.  IT WILL BE A BOUNDARY FENCE AT PRAIRIE
CREEK.  

PROGRESS IS BEING MADE IN THE HIRING OF JACKSON COUNTY'S FIRST
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICE COORDINATOR.    THERE WERE 12 APPLICANTS....NARROWED DOWN TO 5 FOR PHONE INTERVIEWS AND
THE FINAL 3 WILL BE INTERVIEWED IN PERSON FOR THE $40,000 JOB.
THE PERSON WILL WORK WITH THE VOLUNTEERS IN THE AREA  FIRE
DEPARTMENTS, WHERE TRAINING IS REQUIRED.    FUNDING IS GOING TO BE PROVIDED BY THE SUPERVISORS, HOSPITAL AND SEVERAL FIRE
DEPARTMENTS.    THE SCREENING COMMITTEE RECOMENDS A PERSON
AND THE SUPERVISORS MAKE THE FINAL DECISION.

GOING OUT TO TABOR WINERY TONIGHT TO SEE HILLIARY CLINTON.     WILL HAVE SOME PHOTOS TOMORROW.

AN ESTIMATED 3,000 WENT TO SEE DONALD TRUMP LAST NIGHT AT
DUBUQUE.

YES, WE IN IOWA ARE GETTING MORE "POLITICS" THAN EVER BEFORE, THIS
EARLY....WAY EARLY.

CHECK BACK TOMORROW.

DENNIS VOY




Tuesday, August 25, 2015

TUESDAY DAILY REPORT

NICE DAY...COOL...HIGH OF 72.
SUNNY AND WARMER TOMORROW, HIGH OF 75.
THURSDAY, SUNNY AND 79.
A CHANCE OF RAIN FRIDAY AND MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH HIGH OF ONLY 73.
WEEKEND SHOULD BE PRETTY GOOD.

KURT ULLRICH OF RURAL MAQUOKETA IS A PHOTOGRAPHER  WHO HAS
HAD HIS EXHIBITS DISPLAYED IN IOWA AND OUTSIDE THE STATE.
HIS EXHIBIT "THE IOWA STATE FAIR" STARTED AT THE OLD CAPITOL
MUSEUM IN IOWA CITY AND IS ENDING SOON AFTER FIFTEEN MONTHS
AT THE DUBUQUE MUSEUM OF ART.    HIS PHOTOGRAPHS HAVE APPEARED
IN THE BOSTON GLOBE, WASHINGTON POST, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, DES MOINES REGISTER AND OTHER NEWSPAPERS.   THROUGH HIS BLACK AND
WHITE IMAGES, ULLRICH CAPTURES THE MAGIC OF THE OFTEN OVERLOOKED DETAILS THAT GIVE MEANING TO ORDINARY LIFE.     NOW A NEW EXHIBIT IS ABOUT TO OPEN AT THE OLD CAPITOL MUSEUM IN
DOWNTOWN IOWA CITY, TITLED "I AM EVERYDAY PEOPLE:   PHOTOGRAPHS BY KURT ULLRICH".  IT WILL OPEN IN THE HANSON HUMANTIES GALLERY
ON SEPTEMBER 3 AND BE THERE THROUGH JANUARY 3.   AN OPENING
RECEPTION WILL BE  HELD FROM 5 UNTIL 7 P.M. ON SEPTEMBER 3.
A NUMBER OF MAQUOKETA PEOPLE ARE PICTURED IN THE 45 PHOTOS,
INCLUDING POSTAL EMPLOYEE TOM DRAUS, FARMER WAYNE SCHEPERS,
FLORIST WENDY MEADE,  FUNERAL HOME DIRECTOR RON RATH,
CONSTRUCTION OWNER DAVE STOCKHAM, SHERIFF RUSS KETTMAN AND
SERVICE STATION OWNER BILL BOWMAN.

BEFORE THE LaMOTTE NARROW GUAGE RAILROAD DEPOT COULD BE MOVED TO MAQUOKETA EARLIER THIS SUMMER, THE ROOF FOR THE TRANSPORT HAD TO BE REMOVED.    NOW, THE ROOF NEEDS MAJOR REPAIRS.   IT HAS BEEN DECIDED THAT IT SHOULD BE RE-ROOFED WITH WOODEN SHINGLES TO  REPLICATE THE ORIGINAL BUILDING.    A FISH FRY FUNDRAISER HAS BEEN SCHEDULE TO RAISE MONEY TO HELP DEFRAY THE COST OF THE SHINGLES.     THE FUNDRAISER WILL BE HELD AT THE CLINTON ENGINES MUSEUM AND PARKING LOT (THE DEPOT IS ADJACENT TO THE LOT) ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 30TH.    FISH FRY MEALS WILL BE SERVED BOTH
INSIDE AND OUTSIDE IN A TENT.     THERE WILL BE TWO PARTS.   A PRESENTATION BY DAVID KENDELL ON THE BELLEVUE & CASCADE
NARROW GUAGE RAILROAD WILL START AT 4 P.M. AND THE DINNER AT 5 P.M. CONSISTING OF TILAPIA WITH CHIPS, BAKED POTATO, COLE SLAW, ROLL,
BEVERAGE AND DESSERT.     TICKETS ARE $9.00 IN ADVANCE AND WILL BE $10 AT THE DOOR.       TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASEDD IN ADVANCE AT BOTH
JACKSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUMS AND FROM BOARD MEMBERS.     CHILDREN AGES 2-5 TICKETS ARE $5.

JACKSON COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS COMPLETED WORK LAST WEEK ON A FOOT BRIDGE OVER SANBORN CREEK AT THE NEW PRAIRIE CREEK PARK AT THE EAST EDGE OF MAQUOKETA.
THE 36 FOOT BRIDGE IS OFF 223RD AVENUE ON THE SIDE OF THE PARK AND WILL GIVE PARK USERS ACCESS TO THE EXISTING TRAIL SYSTEM.  
ACCORDING TO JACKSON COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR DARYL PARKER, THE MAQUOKETA KIWANIS CLUB ALSO HELPED COMPLETE THE PROJECT AND THAT A BRIDGE DEDICAITION IS PLANNED FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH AT 10 A.M.

THE CODFISH HOLLOW BARN WILL HOST "HELLOGOODBYE" THIS THURSDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 27TH, PRESENTING THE 4onthefloor, JOSIAH, JANE DECKER, LIZA ANNE AND SAMUEL PROFITT.    DOORS OPEN AT 5 P.M. WITH MUSIC AT 7.
TICKETS ARE $20 IN ADVANCE AND $30 AT THE DOOR.    FREE PARKING WITH HAYRACK RIDES TO AND FROM THE BARN AND FREE CAMPING IN THE COW PASTURE IS AVAILABLE.     FOOD AND ALCOHOLIC AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE.   THEY COME FROM ALL OVER FOR THESE 
POPULAR CONCERTS.    CALL TIFFANY BIEHL IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT 563-321-0172.

THE MAQUOKETA CARDINAL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE BELOW.   ALL GAMES
WILL BE BROADCAST ON KMAQ-FM AND ON OUR WEB HOME PAGE, WITH MATT CLARK AGAIN AT THE PLAY-BY-PLAY MIC.
HAVE A GOOD NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

DENNIS VOY
kmaq@kmaq.com