Friday, December 19, 2014

FRIDAY DAILY REPORT

CLOUDY TODAY, HIGH OF 30.
RAIN AND SLEET IN THE WEEKEND FORECAST.

A MAQUOKETA COUPLE, DENNIS AND DAWN MANNING WERE SENTENCED TO 10 DAYS IN JAIL,  SUSPENDED, FOR ALLOWING THEIR SON TO SKIP SCHOOL.


AT THE DOUBLE DUAL WRESTLING MEET LAST NIGHT AT MT. VERNON...
CENTRAL OF DEWITT 47
MAQUOKETA 25

MT. VERNON 76
MAQUOKETA 3

MT. VERNON 53
DEWITT 15

THE NEW ANNIE MOVIE STARTS TONIGHT AT THE VOY 3 THEATRE.   RATED
PG.

THE CASA DE PANCHO MEXICAN RESTAURANT RECENTLY COMPLETED
RE-DECORATING THE 2ND (NORTH) DINING ROOM AND BAR AREA,
INCLUDING NEW REST ROOMS.   IT LOOKS NICE AND IS NICE.   IT IS A BUSY, POPULAR RESTAURANT.   SEATING HAS NOW NEARLY DOUBLED.

HAVE A NICE WEEKEND.

DENNIS VOY
kmaq@kmaq.com

PRESTON AGAIN HAS A GROCERY STORE

PRESTON LOST IT'S GROCERY STORE THIS YEAR!    A FIRST FOR THE TOWN!
LOTS OF DISAPPOINTED CITIZENS.    NOW, THEY ARE HAPPY AGAIN!
THE PRESTON MEATS HAS REMODELED THE BUILDING WHERE THE
GROCERY WAS AND HAS RE-OPENED IT AS PRESTON MEATS AND GROCERY.   THE SAME OWERS WILL NOW BE OPERATING BOTH BUSINESS PLACES.    FAMOUS PRESTON MEAT IS NOW ALSO AVAIABLE AT THE GROCERY STORE.     THE NEW GROCERY STORE WILL BE  OPEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FROM 7:30 A.M. UNTIL 6:00 P.M. AND SUNDAYS FROM 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 1:00 P.M....LOCATED AT 141 W. GILLET STREET IN DOWNTOWN PRESTON.    A BEAUTIFUL NEW GROCERY STORE FOR A GREAT JACKSON COUNTY TOWN, JACKSON COUNTY'S 3rd LARGEST COMMUNITY.    STOP IN AND TAKE A LOOK SOON!


PHOTOS BY LOIS FISCHER
DENNIS VOY
kmaq@kmaq.com

Thursday, December 18, 2014

THURSDAY DAILY REPORT

SUNNY TODAY AND A HIGH OF 28.
PARTLY SUNNY TOMORROW AND 32.
SATURDAY, MOSTLY CLOUDY AND HIGH OF 35.
SUNDAY, CLOUDY AND HIGH OF 37.
RECORD HIGH IN MAQUOKETA ON THIS DAY, 60 IN 1877.

A MAQUOKETA MAN REPORTED TUESDAY AFTERNOON THAT SOMEONE
TOOK PACKAGES FROM THE FRONT OF HIS HOME.    MICHAEL MAURO
SAID SOMEONE TOOK  THEM OFF HIS PORCH.    POLICE SAY THERE HAVE
BEEN SEVERALL COMPLAINTS OF PACKAGES MISSING AND POLICE RECOMMEND RESIDENTS HAVE PACKAGES SENT TO THEIR OFFICE OR TO A NEIGHBOR WHO IS  HOME ALL THE TIME AND CAN PUT THE PACKAGES
INSIDE  SOON AFTER THEY ARRIVE.

THE MAQUOKETA CITY COUNCIL SAID THIS WEEK THEY WANT TO KEEP THE FORMER FIRE SITE ON MAIN STREET AS A FUTURE RETAIL SITE AND NOT
USE IT FOR A PARK AS HAS BEEN SUGGESTED.    BUT THE COUNCIL ALSO
AGREED TO ALLOW IT TO BE USED, AS IN THE PAST, FOR SPECIAL DOWNTOWN EVENTS.

THIS IS THE HOME ON WEST GROVE STREET WHERE THE RESCUE OF
WHEELCHAIR BOUND RESIDENT WAS SAVED BY A  FIREMAN AND CITY COUNCILMAN WHO BOTH CRAWLED ON THE FLOOR TO GET TO  THE MAN AND PULL HIM OUT OF THE BURNING HOME.

THIS OLIVER 70 75TH ANNIVERSARY PEDAL TRACTOR FROM ROEDER BROTHER'S IMPLEMENT IN MAQUOKETA WILL BE SOLD ON THE KMAQ AUCTION SHOW THIS SATURDAY MORNING AT 9 A.M.   IT IS PRICED AT
ROEDER'S AT $300.

FRANK CLARK, 75, OF McKINNEY, TEXAS, DIED AT  HIS   HOME ON  NOVEMBER 10TH.    FRIENDS MAY CALL FROM 4 TO 6 P.M. MONDAY AT TEH CARSON AND SON FUNERAL HOME IN MAQUOKETA.    HE WAS BORN IN CLINTON AND
HAD A LONG CAREER IN THE PRINTING INDUSTRY.   SURVIVORS INCLUDE A SISTER BARBARA MAYBERRY OF MAQUOKETA.
IN BASKETBALL TUESDAY NIGHT IN MAQUOKETA, THE MAQUOKETA BOYS LOST TO MT. VERNON 44 TO 35 AND CARDINAL GIRLS DEFEATED MT. VERNON 44 TO 42 IN OVERTIME.   BOTH GAMES AT THE MCHS GYM.

BONNIE MITCHELL, CURATOR OF THE TWO MUSEUMS IN MAQUOKETA
SAID THAT THE HOLIDAY  BASKET AUCTION AND SOUP SUPPER WAS A
GOOD SUCCESS LAST WEEK.    THE SUPPER RAISED OVER A THOUSAND DOLLARS WITH 155 SERVED IN THE CLINTON ENGINES MUSEUM  COMMUNITY ROOM.   THE BASKET AUCTION TOTAL WAS $2,167.     AND THE JACKSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY RECEIVED $110 FROM DONATIONS.

PEACE!

DENNIS VOY
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