Monday, December 31, 2012

IT IS COLD OUT IN MAQUOKETA!
18 DEGREES.
DOWN TO 2 TONIGHT.
ONLY 12 FOR A HIGH TOMORROW!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

BIG DINNER AND THEATRE SHOW IN MAQUOKETA TODAY.

NOT ALL, BUT MANY ARE DOING BOTH THE DINNER AT TRUE....
(MAQUOKETA COUNTRY CLUB) AND THE SHOW AT 7.   THE
DINNER HAS BEEN SOLD OUT.    THE SHOW TONIGHT AT THE OHNWARD
FINE ARTS CENTER IS "DENNY & THE DC DRIFTERS"...A TRIBUTE TO LEGENDS.    THE BAND WILL BE COMING TO THE TRUE  AT 5.
I'LL LET  YOU KNOW HOW IT WENT.

THE CHARLES HOLDGRAFER HOME IN SPRAGUEVILLE WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE YESTERDAY MORNING.    MAY HAVE STARTED AS A CHIMNEY FIRE.
THE ROOF CAVED IN TO MAKE THE HOME A TOTAL LOSS EVEN THOUGH THE WALLS ARE STILL STANDING.    SOME BELONGING MAYBE BE SAVED.
THE RED CROSS IS ASSISTING.

THE MAQUOKETA OFFICE OF THE CLINTON COUNTY YWCA  DOMESTIC
ABUSE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT IS SCHEDULED TO CLOSE IN JUNE IF SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDING IS NOT SECURED.    CURRENTY THE OFFICE
GETS $3,500 FROM JACKSON COUNTY AND THEY ARE ASKING THAT THIS
BE RAISED TO $10,000.      THE MAQUOKETA OFFICE OFFERS A 24-HOUR CRISIS LINE, INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING, GROUP COUNSELING, CARE MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION AND REFERRALS.    VICTIMS ARE ACCOMPANIED TO COURTAND MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS.    TRANSPORTATON
IS A BIG ISSUE FOR ABUSE VICTIMS.   THE SUPERVISORS SAID THEY WILL
CONSIDER THE REQUEST AT BUDGET TIME.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN JACKSON COUNTY DROPPED SLIGHTLY
TO 4.4 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER, FROM 4.6 IN OCTOBER.        THE STATE RATE WENT DOWN TO 4.9 PERCENT.

TWO CARS COLLIDED ON AN ICY CORNER  AT 6:40 YESTERDAY MORNING ON 182ND AVENUE FIVE MILES NORTH OF MAQUOKETA.   ONE WAS DRIVEN BY BRYAN AGNITSCH, AGE 18, OF MAQUOKETA AND THE OTHER BY EUGENE
BONNELL, AGE 32, OF MAQUOKETA.   NO INJURIES.   NO CHARGES FILED.

SATURDAY NIGHT, THE MAQUOKETA FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED TO A  REPORT OF A STRONG GAS ODOR.     BLACK HILLS ENERGY WAS CALLED AND LOCATED A LEAK AT THE LAUNDRY MAX ON HIGHWAY 64 AND REPAIRED
IT.   NO FIRE.

LOREN STIMMEL, AGE 75, DIED FRIDAY AT KEOKUK.   HE IS SURIVEVED BY
A BROTHER IN MAQUOKETA, RICHARD STIMMEL.

FOR MY NEXT REPORT, CHECK BACK NEXT  YEAR!

MY WISH IS THAT 2013 WILL BE A GOOD ONE FOR ALL OF YOU!

DENNIS VOY


Friday, December 28, 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEATHER MEN WERE WRONG.    NO SNOW LAST NIGHT.    JUST LIGHT SNOW TODAY.    NO 2 INCHES AS PREDICTED.    HIGH AGAIN TODAY IN THE MID 20'S.   NO MORE  SNOW NOW THROUGH THE NEW YEAR HOLIDAY.

THE MAQUOKETA WRESTLING CLUB IS HOSTING A TOURNAMENT AT THE HIGH SCHOOL IN MAQUOKETA TOMORROW FOR AROUND 300  WRESTLERS
IN GRADES 1-8.    ACTION STARTS AT 9 A.M.    SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME AND A CONCESSION STAND WILL BE OPEN.

THE JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS THIS WEEK GOT AN
UPDATE FROM DAC, INC. ON THE ANDREW JACKSON CARE FACILITY THAT DAC IS RENTING FROM THE COUNTY.   THERE ARE NOW 10 RESIDENTS
AT THE FACILITY AND UP TO 10 MORE ARE SCHEDULED TO MOVE IN SOON.

THE MAQUOKETA CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER WAS SERVED TO 250,
INCLUDING CARRY-OUTS.   THE EAGLES AND THE EAST IRON HILL
CHURCH JOINTLY SPONSORED THE FREE COMMUNITY DINNER.

BENJAMIN DIMMICK, 85, OF CAMANCHE DIED TUESDAY.   HIS FUNERAL IS TOMORROW MORNING.   SURVIVORS INCLUDE A SON, PAUL DIMMICK
OF MAQUOKETA.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

DENNIS VOY




MEET THE SCHVEIGER BROTHERS....3 SONS OF JULIE SCHVEIGER OF WEST QUARRY STREET IN MAQUOKETA AND FRANK SCHVEIGER OF RURAL MAQUOKETA.    THEY ARE HERE ON MY DAILY REPORT BECAUSE ALL THREE
ARE BOY SCOUT EAGLE SCOUTS!    PRETTY UNUSUAL, DON'T YOU THINK?
LEFT TO RIGHT....CODY, KYLE AND CHRIS.  ALL 3 WERE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND A GOOD TIME FOR ME TO GET A PHOTOGRAPH OF THEM.   ALL 3 GRADUATED FROM ANDREW HIGH SCHOOL.
CODY IS A SOPHOMORE AT IOWA STATE, AND WHEN HOME, WORKS PART
TIME AT THE FAREWAY STORE.   THIS PAST SUMMER, HE EARNED HIS
EAGLE AWARD FOR DOING A NATURE PLAY SCAPE AT THE HURSTVILLE
INTERPRETIVE CENTER.   
KYLE GRADUATED FROM CORNELL COLLEGE IN MT. VERNON AND GOT
HIS MA DEGREE  FROM NORWICH COLLEGE IN VERMONT.   HE IS WORKING
NOW AT WIS INTERNATIONAL IN CEDAR RAPIDS.     HE EARNED HIS  EAGLE
AWARD IN FOR A LANDSCAPE AT THE JACKSON COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY SHELTER NORTHEAST OF MAQUOKETA.
CHRIS GRADUATED FROM LUTHER COLLEGE AND NOW IS A DROP-OUT
PREVENTION SPECIALIST FOR THE PRESTON HIGH SCHOOL AND ALSO
IS THE K-6 P-E INSTRUCTOR FOR THE DISTRICT.      HE ALSO EARNED HIS EAGLE AWARD AT THE HUMANE SOCIETY SHELTER FOR BUILDING A 12 BY 16 FOOT BUILDING TO KEEP ANIMAL FOOD AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES.   HE SAID HIS DAD FRANK HELPED HIM A LOT WITH THAT PROJECT.
THEY ARE NO LONGER BOY SCOUTS, BUT DO OCCASSIONALLY HELP SCOUTS IN CLASSES AND PROJECTS.
THEY HAVE NO OTHER BROTHERS OR A SISTER AND ALL THREE ARE
STILL ELIGIBLE BACHELORS.
AMERICAN NEEDS MORE BOY SCOUTS (AND GIRL SCOUTS) AND EAGLE
SCOUTS!    GOOD GOING.... CODY, KYLE AND CHRIS.
DENNIS VOY


Thursday, December 27, 2012

NO DAILY REPORT TODAY
PAUL WILLIAMS STOPPED IN TODAY.   HE WILL BE IN THE ROSE PARADE!
HIS PARENTS, LYLE (DIED AT AGE 50) AND TILLIE WILLIAMS.   TILLIE
LIVES IN BALDWIN.    HIS WIFE OF 38 YEARS IS SUSAN GIBBS OF SPRINGBROOK.   THEY HAVE NO CHILDREN AND 1 DOG AND LIVE IN
TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA, RIGHT NEAR DISNEYLAND.     HE IS THE SALES AND MARKETING SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER  FOR THE KUBOTA TRACTOR CORPORATION, WITH U.S.  HEADQUARTERS IN TORRANCE.   WORLD HEADQUARTERS ARE IN OSAKA, JAPAN.THE COMPANY STARTED IN JAPAN 40 YEARS AGO BUT NOW 50% OF THE TRACTORS ARE MANUFACTURED IN THE U.S.A.        THE COMPANY CELEBRATED THEIR 40TH ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR.   IT STARTED AS A SMALL TRACTOR COMPANY BUT NOW MAKES THE BIG TRACTORS AS WELL,  AND A NEW HUGE MODEL M135GX AT 135 NET ENGINE HORSEPOWER.   BEING HE IS WITH MARKETING, HE DOES MOST OF THE SHOWS AROUND THE COUNTRY FOR THE COMPANY AND HAS TIES WITH THE RFD-TV NETWORK.  HE WATCHED  A PARADE IN NEBRASKA THIS YEAR THAT SET A GUINESS RECORD OF 964 VINTAGE TRACTORS IN IT.     I DIDN'T MENTION, THAT PAUL GRADUATED FROM DELWOOD HIGH SCHOOL IN 1969 AND IN 1975 OWNED PAUL'S LAWN AND GARDEN RIGHT NEXT TO RONANN'S FLORAL SHOPPE IN MAQUOKETA.    AND
AFTER 2 YEARS IN MAQUOKETA, HE WENT INTO BUSINESS WITH A PARTNER
IN DUBUQUE AND THEN AFTER THAT, WENT WITH KUBOTA.     THE LOCAL
DEALER FOR KUBOTA TRACTORS IS KUNAU IMPLEMENT IN PRESTON AND DEWITT.
RFD-TV WILL  HAVE A FLOAT DEDICATED TO VINTAGE TRACTORS IN THE ROSE PARADE, LEADING A BUNCH OF VINTAGE,  ALL MAKES AND MODELS FARM TRACTORS.     PAUL WILL BE DRIVING A 30-YEAR-OLD KUBOTA (M7500) VINTAGE TRACTOR.      GOOGLE KUBOTA FOR A PHOTO OF IT.
PAUL ALSO SAID FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THERE WILL BE A ROSE PARADE
FLOAT DEDICATED TO THE NURSING PROFESSION.  I THINK HIS WIFE IS A
NURSE.   GOOGLE NURSES ROSE PARADE FLOAT TO SEE A PHOTO OF IT.
WELL ANYWAY, TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT....IT WAS NICE VISITING
WITH PAUL (WORKING ON HIS COLLEGE DEGREE) AND TO HEAR ABOUT
A LOCAL MAN MAKING GOOD IN THE WORLD AND LOVING EVERY MINUTE
OF IT.
DENNIS VOY   


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

CLOUDY AND COLD TODAY...HIGH OF 21.
A LITTLE WARMER TOMORROW.
TOMORROW NIGHT AND FRIDAY, MAYBE  AN INCH OF SNOW.
OTHERWISE, NOW THRU NEW YEAR'S DAY.....TEMPERATURES IN THE
20'S AND NO BAD WEATHER.

DAC, INC. NOW RENTS THE FORMER ANDREW CARE FACILITY AND
ONE OF IT'S CLIENTS, 40-YEAR OLD JOSEPH WALLACE OF BELLEVUE,  LAST FRIDAY NIGH, WAS ANGRY ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO SMOKE AND TRASHED HIS ROOM, CAUSING AROUND $1,000 WORTH OF DAMAGE.   HE WAS JAILED AFTER THE INCIDENT.

A FIRE CHRISTMAS EVE NEAR NASHVILLE, (WEST OF MAQUOKETA) HAS LEFT A MOTHER, LESLIE SCHMELTZER AND HER 2 DAUGHTERS HOMELESS.
JUST THE SHELL OF THE HOUSE IS STANDING.   LOST NATION AND
MAQUOKETA FIREMEN WERE AT THE SCENE FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS.
THERE WAS NO ONE HOME WHEN ONE  DAUGHTER CAME HOME AROUND
MIDNIGHT AND FOUND SMOKE BILLOWING FROM THE HOME.
A MONEY DRIVE HAS BEEN STARTED AND DONATIONS CAN BE LEFT AT THE OHNWARD BANK IN BALDWIN.    SCHMELTZER  TWO DAUGHTERS ARE
LIVING WITH FRIENDS.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY.

  

Monday, December 24, 2012

NO DAILY REPORT TODAY..
OR TOMORROW.


........MERRY CHRISTMAS!



DENNIS VOY





PHOTOS FROM A JACKSON COUNTY COUNTRY CHURCH ...YESTERDAY... AT THEIR SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SERVICE AT FULTON, IOWA...THE CHURCH THAT WAS SAVED MANY YEARS AGO....MOVED FROM A HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT.
A PHOTO OF THE CHRISTMAS PROGRAM AT THE TOP.
THE SERVICE WAS CONDUCTED BY PASTOR REV. SUSEN LeBLANC,
ASSISTED BY HER HUSBAND RAY WHO READ THE LESSONS.    MATT WALKER OF IOWA CITY (RED HENTON'S GRANDSON) PLAYED THE ORGAN. 
THE KIDS SANG A CHRISTMAS SONG.     MATT AND RED (ON HIS HARMONICA)
DID SILENT NIGHT DURING COMMUNION AND THEN EVERYONE
WENT DOWNSTAIRS TO ENJOY A CHRISTMAS POTLUCK LUNCH.
THE CHURCH MEETS TWO SUNDAYS A MONTH AT 11 A.M. AND THEY ARE
ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MORE MEMBERS.     REV. LeBLANC IS ALSO THE
PASTOR FOR THE EAST IRON HILL CHURCH.
CLICK-ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE THEM.
PHOTOS BY DENNIS VOY

Friday, December 21, 2012

THE STORM IS OVER!    WINTER STARTED THIS MORNING!   IT WAS SLIPPERY THIS MORNING AND NO SCHOOL AGAIN TODAY.    THE SUN HAS BEEN OUT ALL DAY, SOME OF THE 7-INCHES OF SNOW IS MELTING, AND NOW, WE WILL HAVE CONTINUED COLD WEATHER RIGHT THROUGH CHRISTMAS.
JACKSON COUNTY ENGINEER CLARK SCHLOZ TOLD KMAQ NEWS THAT
SECONDARY ROAD EMPLOYEES WILL BE WORKING TOMORROW IN AN EFFORT TO CLEAR SNOW FROM THE RURAL ROADS.    UNFORTUNATELY
THE COUNTY WILL BE WITHOUT THE SERVICES OF ONE OF THEIR SNOW PLOWS.     JUST AFTER 10:30 THIS MORNING A FREIGHTLINER SNOW PLOW
TRUCK, OPERATED BY TERRY RUBEL OF MAQUOKETAA, TIPPED ONTO IT'S
SIDE WHILE PUSHING SNOW FROM THE SHOULDER OF 33RD STREET, OR WEST SUMMITT STREET IN THE AREA OF MAQUOKETA  LIVESTOCK SALES.
RUBEL GOT TOO CLOSE TO THE SOFT SHOULDER, TIPPING THE TRUCK
ONTO THE PASSENGER SIDE.    HE WAS NOT HURT.

THE MAQUOKETA YMCA HEATER FOR THE POOL NEEDS TO BE REPLACED.
ESTIMATED COST, BETWEEN 16 AND 33-THOUSAND DOLLARS, DEPENDING
ON IF THEY GET A HIGH EFFICIENCY  UNIT OR NOT.   THE WATER IS 78 DEGREES WHICH IS OK FOR LAP SWIMMING BUT CHILLY FOR SWIM
LESSONS.     THE PRESENT ONE  IS LESS THAN 5 YEARS OLD AND THE PROBLEM MAY BE BECAUSE OF A DESIGN FLAW.

MAURICE  "BUBBLE" CONNOLLY, AGE 90, OF BERNARD, DIED WEDNESDAY
AT SHADY REST CARE IN DUBUQUE.    HE WAS A LIFELONG FARMER.
SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE, AND 3 CHILDREN, INCLUDING JUDI
CONNOLLY-TRENKAMP OF MAQUOKETA. 

KMAQ STATION MANAGER LEIGHTON HEPKER HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO FILL A VACANCY ON THE HOSPITAL BOARD.      HE WAS THE ONLY APPLICANT
FOR THE POSITION THAT CAME ABOUT WHEN BOARD MEMBER GLORIA JORGENSEN RESIGNED HER SEAT TO FILL A  FULL 6 YEAR TERM VACANCY ON THE BOARD.    JORGENSEN'S SEAT WOULD HAVE EXPIRED IN 4 YEARS.
HEPKER WILL START JANUARY 1 AND HE WILL SERVE UNTIL DECEMBER OF 2016.    HEPKER SERVED AS MAYOR FOR 5 YEARS IN THE 80'S AND WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE MAQUOKETA AIRPORT
COMMISSION.

HAVE A NICE WEEKEND!

DENNIS VOY

HAD A SHORT VISIT WITH WAYNE SESKER (WITH WIFE ABOVE) IN FLORIDA.
HE WORKED FOR THE MAQUOKETA SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR 8 YEARS IN THE 60'S.    NOW  RETIRED!    THEY LIVE IN FORREST CITY, IOWA AND IN FLORIDA
IN THE WINTER.  
DENNIS VOY

Thursday, December 20, 2012


IN MAQUOKETA....IT IS SO NICE!
SO COLD.!     SO WINDY!
AND IT ALL COMES TO AN END BY TOMORROW MORNING, AND JUST BEFORE WINTER OFFICIALLY BEGINS.
WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A WHITE CHRISTMAS!
TOMORROW, SUNNY AND HIGH OF 19.    TOMORROW NIGHT A LOW OF 4.

AND  SO MUCH FOR THE WEATHER!

THE MAQUOKETA CITY COUNCIL MET IN A SPEICIAL CLOSED-DOOR MEETING
(FOR MOST PART) AND THEN ANNOUNCED AFTER THAT THE CITY VOTED
4 TO 2 (THEDE ABSENT) TO PURCHASE THE DECKER HOTEL AND RESTAURANT SO IT WILL NOT BE SOLD BY A DUBUQUE CREDIT UNION AND
TURNED INTO LOW INCOME APARTMENTS.
THE CITY WILL TRY NOW TO SELL IT TO SOMEONE THAT WILL CONTINUE TO
OPERATE IT AS A HOTEL AND RESTAURANT.
THANKS TO OUR MAYOR, THE 1876 HISTORIC BUILDING WILL CONTINUE TO
BE A MAJOR FEATURE OF DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.
IT WOULD COST MILLIONS TO BUILD ONE LIKE IT.    I BELIEVE WITH GOOD MANAGEMENT AND NEW IDEAS, IT WILL SOME DAY AGAIN BE A PROFITABLE
BUSINESS.
THE MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL CLUB HOPE HOSTED A MINI-DANCE MARATHON LAST SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AND RAISED
$9,711.   THE MONEY GOES TO THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK.    GREAT JOB CLUB HOPE!
SPORTS ..  THE MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM WON THEIR FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON AT DEWITT TUESDAY NIGHT, IN OT,
39 TO 31.   THE BOYS LOST LATER THAT NIGHT ON THE SAME SABER GYM, 47 TO 44.

BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER, THE JUDGING OF THE KMAQ CHRISTMAS
LIGHTING CONTEST HAS BEEN DELAYED.    WE HOPE TO HAVE THE JUDGING COMPLETED AND WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY THE END OF THE WEEK,. 

HAPPY SNOW TRAILS TO YOU!

DENNIS VOY 


IT WAS THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS(ACTUALY LAST NIGHT) AND AT KMAQ, THE AUTOMATION SYSTEM WAS PLAYING CHRISTMAS MUSIC WHILE THE STAFF WAS AT BUDDE'S HOMETOWN RESTAURANT IN PRESTON. THERE IS NO RESTAURANT IN IOWA THAT HAS MORE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS THAN BUDDE'S, ESPECIALLY INSIDE.
THE VOY 3 THEATRE SCREENS  WERE DARK.   THE THEATRE CLOSED FOR THE SPEICIAL EVENT.
IT WAS THE ANNUAL KMAQ-VOY THEATRE CHRISTMAS PARTY.
THERE WERE 5 TABLES AND WE WERE THE LAST TO BE SEATED!
MOST ENJOYED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS CHEER BEFORE DINNER AND THEN WE ENJOYED A CHICKEN, HAM AND SHRIMP BUFFET WITH ALL THE
TRIMMINGS.    AND OH THE FOOD WAS GOOD.
IT WAS 36 DEGREES WITH A MIST WHEN WE ALL DROVE THE 15 MINUTE TRIP TO THE GREAT LITTLE JACKSON COUNTY TOWN.    ON THE WAY HOME,
32 DEGREES AND SNOWING....BUT WE ALL MADE IT FINE.
FROM THE HOMETOWN RESTAURANT, BACK TO THE TIMBER CITY AND TO
NANCY'S HOUSE, FOR.....GRASSHOPPERS.....CAKE AND ICE CREAM.
A LITTLE FRIENDLY CHATTER....GIFT OPENING....AND 9:15 THE PARTY
WAS OVER!
AND EVERYONE THEN WENT  HOME AND SETTLED DOWN FOR A LONG WINTER'S NIGHT.
WELL...IT REALLY WASN'T WINTER (BEGINS AT 5:12 TOMOROW MORNING)....
BUT THE NIGHT WAS A WINTER ONE ALRIGHT!
WE AT KMAQ AND THE THEATRE ALL LIKE CHRISTMAS...AND CHRISTMAS PARTIES!
 CLICK-ON THE ABOVE PHOTOS TO ENLARGE THEM.
DENNIS VOY 





Tuesday, December 18, 2012

CLOUDY, COLD DAY TODAY.    STILL PREDICTING SNOW TOMORROW
NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING....5,6,7 OR MORE INCHES.

JUST FINISHED LISTENING TO THE "FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLIE SHOW" ON
KMAQ.....WE AGAIN THIS YEAR ARE AIRING AN OLD TIME RADIO CHRISTMAS
SHOW AT 3:05 EVERY AFTERNOON.

BIG DOUBLE-HEADER BASKETBALL GAMES TONIGHT ON  KMAQ  .... THE CARDINALS AT DEWITT.    GIRLS GAME AT 6 AND BOYS GAME AT 7:30.....BOTH ON KMAQ-FM TONIGHT AND ON OUR INTERNET SITE.    MATT CLARK AT
THE PLAY-BY-PLAY MIKE.

LAST NIGHT, THE MAQUOKETA CITY COUNCIL TALKED ABOUT THE DECKER HOTEL AT THEIR MEETING.   THE COUNCIL THIS WEEK WILL CONSIDER BUYING THE HOTEL AND RESTAURANT FROM A DUBUQUE CREDIT UNION.
MAYOR DON SCHWENKER HAS CALLED FOR A CLOSED SESSION AT
6:30 TOMORROW NIGHT AT CITY  HALL TO DISCUSS THE MATTER.
A CLOSED SESSION IN  DEALING WITH REAL  ESTATE IS ALLOWED BY
LAW.    THE MAYOR PROPOSED THE CITY PURCHASE THE  HOTEL WHICH IS ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES FROM DUPACO CREDIT UNION.   HE SAID DUPACO HAS SOMEONE INTERESTED IN BUYING THE HOTEL AND TURNING IT INTO LOW-INCOME APARTMENTS.   THE MAYOR SAID WITH THE PUSH TO RENOVATE DOWNTOWN, HE DIDN'T WANT TO SEE THE PROPERTY TURNED INTO APARTMENTS.    HE SUGGESTED THE CITY BUY IT AND LOOK FOR A BUYER.     THE CREDIT UNION TOLD  CITY OFFICIALS
THEY WOULD GIVE THE CITY 4 OR 5 DAYS TO PURCHASE IT
OR FIND A BUYER.     THE MAYOR CALLED IT A LANDMARK, A CROWN JEWEL AND A TOURIST ATTRACTION.   I AGREE!    AND I'VE HEARD IT CAN BE
PURCHASED AT A BARGAIN PRICE.     IT HAS 18 ROOMS WHICH NOT THAT LONG AGO WERE ALL GUTTED AND MADE LIKE NEW.    THERE IS AN APARTMENT ON THE SECOND FLOOR.     THE RESTAURANT IS MODERN, THE LOBBY IS NICE AND THERE IS A BAR IN THE BASEMENT.    THE ELEVATOR
NEEDS WORK.    SO.....ANYONE OUT THERE WANTING  TO COME BACK  TO
MAQUOKETA AND GET INTO BUSINESS....HERE'S YOUR CHANCE.     EMAIL
ME AND I'LL GET YOU IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH MORE INFORMATION.     THE CURRENT OWNER IS MIKE MILEN OF PLATTEVILLE,
WISCONSIN AND HE HAS INDICATED TO THE MAYOR THAT  HE WILL  HAVE TO GIVE THE PROPERTY BACK TO THE CREDIT UNION.     MEANWHILE, THE DECKER REMAINS OPEN AS USUAL AND IT WILL BE OPEN THROUGH THE HOLIDAY TO HAVE SCHEDULED PARTIES, ETC.

IN A RELATED BUSINESS MATTER, LAST NIGHT COUNCILMAN TROY THEDE
(WHO SOLD THE DECKER TO MILEN) SAID THE HOTEL "THE COMFORT INN"
AT MAQUOKETA   (HE IS OWNER OR PART OWNER)  WILL JOIN ANOTHER
FRANCHISE AT THE END OF DECEMBER.       IT WILL BECOME A  "CORNERSTONE INN"....A NEW FRANCHISE THAT WILL BE LESS COSTLY TO BE AFFILIATED WITH.   

ONE OF THE CHILDREN KILLED IN THE NEWTOWN SHOOTING HAD TIES
TO JACKSON COUNTY.     AVIELLE RICHMAN, AGE 6, IS THE DAUGHTER OF
JENNIFER HENSEL WHO GREW UP IN SABULA AND GRADUATED FROM EAST
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL IN MILES.     MRS. HENSEL'S PARENTS STILL LIVE
IN SABULA AND THEY FLEW TO CONNECTICUT OVER THE WEEKEND TO BE
WITH THE FAMILY.

HAVE A GOOD TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

DENNIS VOY



MAQUOKETA ONCE HAD TWO MOVIE THEATRES.    THE  "PASTIME"  WAS A LARGE 600 SEAT THEATRE THAT STOOD WHERE THE NEW "SMILES ON MAIN"
DENTAL OFFICE BUILDING IS LOCATED.    IT SHOWED  A FINAL MOVIE ON THE  NIGHT OF JANUARY 31, 1973.    I OWNED IT FOR 3 MONTHS, PRIOR TO
OPENING THE VOY THEATRE IN MARCH OF 1973.    THE VOY 3 WILL BE 40 YEARS OLD IN MARCH.    
THE OTHER THEATRE WAS THE "CHIEF" AND WAS LOCATED JUST NORTH OF  THE VOY 3 THEATRE.    THE FRONT OF THAT BUILDING IS NOW FOR RENT BY
ME AND THE REAR OF IT IS WHERE THE VOY 3 AUDITORIUM IS LOCATED.
BACK IN THE EARLY 50'S, THE "CHIEF" WAS IN OPERATION ONLY A FEW YEARS.
AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR, WE SELL A LOT OF GIFT CARDS FOR THE VOY 3.
KENNY WIDEL OF MAQUOKETA YESTERDAY BROUGHT IN A COUPON BOOK
HE FOUND, CALLED "BOOK OF HAPPINESS" THAT WAS SOLD AT CHRISTMAS TIME IN THE EARLY 50'S.    IT SOLD FOR $2.50 AND INCLUDED BOTH 10-CENT
AND 5-CENT COUPONS.      A NICE BOOK!      NO GIFT "CARDS" IN THOSE DAYS FOR THE "PASTIME" OR THE "CHIEF".   
ONE BOOK PROBABLY WAS ENOUGH TO GO TO A MOVIE THOSE DAYS AND
HAVE COUPONS LEFT OVER FOR POP, POPCORN AND CANDY.
THIS CHRISTMAS, WE (VOY 3) ARE HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO PLAY THE NEW HIT MOVIE "LINCOLN" RATED PG-13.    IN FACT, IT STARTS THIS  FRIDAY.   AN EXCELLENT MOVIE THAT WILL BE GETTING A LOT OF AWARDS IN THE NEXT COUPLE MONTHS.
CLICK ON THE COUPON BOOK AND COUPONS ABOVE TO MAKE READING EASIER.
SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!
THE BIG THEATRE SCREEN IS THE BEST PLACE TO ENJOY MOVIE!
DENNIS VOY


Monday, December 17, 2012

COLD TODAY...HIGH OF 29.
LIGHT SNOW POSSIBLE TONIGHT AND TOMORROW MORNING.
MORE SNOW, POSSIBLY INCHES, LATE WEDNEDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY
MORNING.
AND THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY IT WILL STICK AROUND AND PROVIDE
WHITE CHRISTMAS IN MAQUOKETA.

ON THE KMAQ JUST TALK SHOW TODAY, WE LEARNED THAT THE
CHARLIE DANIELS BAND WILL BE THE HEADLINER ENTERTAINMENT ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE JACKSON COUNTY FAIR NEXT SUMMER.
THEY SHOULD DRAW A CROWD!!  THAT'S ON JULY 28TH.
ALSO IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT NEW REST ROOMS/SHOWERS
WILL BE IN A NEW BUILDING NEAR VOLUNTEER HALL AT THE FAIRGROUNDS.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT.

HOSPITAL BOARD MEETING TOMORROW.

IN HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL , LAST FRIDAY NIGHT, THE CARDINALS BOYS BEAT DYERSVILLE 50 TO 48.   THE GIRLS THERE, LOST 51 TO 40.
THE BOYS ARE NOW 3 AND 3 AND THE GIRLS ARE 0 AND 8.

IN WRESTLING, IN THE SABER INVITATIONAL SATURDAY AT DEWITT, WITH A DOZEN TEAMS COMPETING....THE CARDINAL GRAPPLERS FINISHED IN 3RD
PLACE.   MAQUOKETA HAD ONE CHAMPION, JACOB KLOFT AT 138-POUNDS.

THE HIGH SCHOOL BOWLERS WERE IN A TRIANGULAR AT MARION FRIDAY.
IN THE BOYS ACTION, THE CARDS FINISHED SECOND AND IN THE GIRLS
COMPETITION, THE CARDINALS FINISHED IN THIRD PLACE.

ON THE KMAQ HOME PAGE....THE ROTARY SITE HAS BEEN UPDATED
WITH A NEW SILENT AUCTION ITEM....AND PHOTOS OF THE TWO
CITIZENS OF THE WEEK....A PHOTO OF THE OWNER OF THE  BAKERY....
AND A PHOTO OF THE ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK.
WWW.KMAQ.COM AND CLICK-ON THE BLUE ROTARY WHEEL.
AND.. ALSO ON THE HOME PAGE, CLICK-ON THE HOME DECORATION
BUTTON FOR THE PHOTOS  OF THE 13 HOMES ENTERED IN THE KMAQ
HOME DECORATING CONTEST.    WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED
LATER THIS WEEK.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY



Sunday, December 16, 2012

I'M BACK!    WE WERE IN FLORIDA TO HELP DEAN AND KAREN TILTON CELEBRATE THEIR 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AT THE VILLAGES, FLORIDA.    THEY CELEBRATED A LITTLE EARLY....THE ACTUAL DATE IS JUST
BEFORE OR JUST AFTER CHRISTMAS....I'M NOT SURE WHICH.   HAD A NICE
TIME.   ABOUT 10 FROM MAQUOKETA WERE THERE.    WE FLEW INTO
ORLANDO AND RENTED A CAR AND BEFORE COMING HOME, SPENT SOME
TIME AT DISNEYWORLD AND UNIVERSAL STUDIOS...A FIRST FOR ME.
I TOOK THE PHOTO ABOVE.    THEY LOOK GOOD, FEEL GOOD AND ENJOY
FLORIDA AND WILL CELERATE MORE ON A CRUISE WITH THE TWO BOYS AND
SIX GRANDKIDS.    WE TALKED A LITTLE ABOUT THE GOOD OLE' KFC DAYS
IN MAQUOKETA WHEN DEAN AND I OWNED THE KFC RESTAURANT HERE FOR 20 YEARS, STARTING IN 1980.   WE STILL LIKE "FINGER LICKIN' GOOD CHICKEN!    ORLANDO IS SOMETHING ELSE...WAS THANKFUL FOR MY GPS.
WEATHER WAS GREAT DOWN THERE...WARMER THAN USUAL FOR THIS
TIME OF  YEAR.

WAS GOOD TRIP. . BUT GOOD TO GET BACK HOME!

FRIDAY NIGHT HERE IN MAQUOKETA,  THE CARDINAL BOYS WERE DOWN BY 10 POINTS LATE IN THE GAME, AND WON IN THE FINAL COUPLE MINUTES BY 2 POINTS,  OVER DYERSVILLE BECKMAN.   SORRY I MISSED THE GAME.

FRIDAY, I RANG THE  SALVATION ARMY BELL FOR AN HOUR AT FAREWAY.
HAD NOT DONE THAT IN A LONG TIME.    MANY OF YOU  KNOW THAT THE
FIRST SALVATION ARMY CITADEL WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER WAS HERE
IN MAQUOKETA, COMPLETE WITH A STAFF AND BAND.      THE BUILDING  WAS MOVED TO HORSESHOE POND PARK AND IS  BEING USED TODAY.

MORE ABOUT THE SALVATION ARMY KETTLE.    AN ANONYMOUS DONOR ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7TH, DROPPED A GOLD COIN WORTH MORE THAN $1,500 IN THE LITTTLE RED KETTLE AT WAL-MART HERE IN MAQUOKETA.    IT WAS WRAPPED IN A DOLLAR  BILL WITH THE USE OF SCOTCH TAPE.

THERE WAS LOTS OF FUN WITH THE 12-12-12 DAY.   HERE, BOB HEAD
CELEBRATED HIS BIRTHDAY THAT DAY...I THINK 74, MAYBE 75.  

THE KMAQ 2ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS HOME DECORATING CONTEST HAS ENDED AND WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER THIS WEEK.   THIS YEAR, ONLY 13 ENTRIES.    ALL 13 HOMES WILL BE UP ON THE KMAQ HOME PAGE
TOMORROW....TAKE A LOOK THEN.     JUST CLICK-ON THE DECORATION BUTTON.    EVERYONE WILL GET A PRIZE.    THE $65 ENTRY FEE MONEY KMAQ  WILL BE PUT IN THE SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS KETTLE.

THE FREE CHRISTMAS DINNER THIS CHRISTMAS DAY WILL FROM 11:30 A.M. UNTIL 1  P.M. AT THE EAGLES CLUB AOND SPONSORED BY THE EAGLES AND THE EAST IRON HILL CHURCH.

THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL NEW  YEAR'S EVE  SHOW AGAIN THIS DECEMBER 31ST AT THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER, AT 7 P.M.      A TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDS FEATURING DENNY AND THE DC DRIFTERS, ABOVE.

THE MAQUOKETA LIONS CLUB HELD A HOLD-UM CARDS TOURNAMENT LAST NIGHT AT THE EAGLES AND DAVE TOOK SOME PHOTOS OF WINNERS AND OTHERS, SHOWN BELOW. 

HAVE A GOOD WEEK!
 DENNIS VOY







2012 Lions Club Texas Hold'em Tournament


David Voy attended the 2012 Maquoketa Lions Texas Hold'em Tournament.

Held at the Eagles Club Benefitting Maquoketa Community Cupboard & TOYS for TOTS on Saturday Dec. 15th.

He took some photos and made some Desgins for the Top 3 Winners.


Photos Listed Below.
Photos LINK

and

Facebook PUBLIC Link to Photos.

2012 - Maquoketa Lions Club - Texas Hold'em Tournament Photos



Thursday, December 06, 2012

47 TODAY'S HIGH
TOMORROW, 43
SATURDAY, 41
SUNDAY, 38 AND RAIN, MAYBE SOME SNOW

THE CITY OF MAQUOKETA WAS GIVEN THE CLINTON ENGINES LAND
IN 1999.    SOME CLEAN-UP WAS DONE BUT MORE IS NECESSARY TO
GET A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH FROM THE IOWA DNR.
THE COUNCIL AGREED TO PAY $46,594 TO A COMPANY TO DO SITE
ASSESSMENT.   THEY WILL ASSESS THE CITY'S 7 ACRES AND THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S 4 ACRES.

MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLERS WILL BE IN A WAMAC DOUBLE-DUAL
TONIGHT AT ANAMOSA.   MAQUOKETA CO-WRESTLING COACH DARYL SCHEPERS SAYS HE LIKES THE ATTITUDE OF THIS  YEAR'S SQUAD.   HE
SAYS TEAM MEMBERS ARE SUPPORTIVE OF THEIR TEAMMATES.

ONLY 6 HOMES HAVE BEEN SIGNED-UP FOR THE KMAQ HOME LIGHTING
CONTEST SO FAR.  THERE ARE PRIZES FOR THE TOP 15.
PASS THE WORD ABOUT THE CONTEST TO
FRIENDS OR NEIGHBORS YOU KNOW THAT HAVE A NICE FRONT YARD
DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS.

THERE WILL NOT BE A "DAILY REPORT" FOR A FEW DAYS WHILE I'M ON A SHORT VACATION.

DENNIS VOY



CLOVER RIDGE ASSISTED LIVING  in Maquoketa held the Grand Opening of their new addition this afternoon on Ehlers Lane up on the hill off West Platt Street.     Top photo shows the very large new family room, overlooking the city of Maquoketa.  Under it is another large storm-shelter and large-screen TV room.  There is an elevator to get down to this basement room.
Second photo is from hallway looking into an apartment.    The living room is straight
ahead...kitchen to right...and bedroom and bath around the corner.



There are 8 new  one-bedroom apartments. 
Above, is Nate Gjerstad, Manager of Clover Ridge, and another look at the large
family room.   
It is a beautiful new addition!    If you didn't get a chance to see it this afternoon, stop up and someone will be glad to give you a tour.
Click-on photos to enlarge them!
More progress in Maquoketa
 -shelter room and big-screen T V room with both stairway and elevator to get to it.   


CLICK ON THIS SPORTS STORY TO ENLARGE IT FOR EASY READING!
DENNIS VOY

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

CLOUDY AND COLD TODAY!  ENOUGH SAID.

THE MAQUOKETA CITY COUNCIL SPLIT A VOTE MONDAY NIGHT ON A CITY REQUEST TO INCREASE THE COST OF POSTING NOTICES ON DOORS OF THOSE WHO HAVEN'T PAID THEIR WATER BILL AND SEWER BILL.
THE INCREASE WAS TO BE FROM $20 TO $40.    THE VOTE WAS 3 TO 3
WITH COUNCILMAN CHAD STEFFEN ABSENT FROM MEETING.   THE ORDINACE CAN BE  BROUGHT BACK FOR DISCUSSION IF STEFFEN REQUESTS IT.

ON THE POLICE BLOTTER:
CHRIS BAKER AT 809 SOUTH FOURTH STREET SAID SOMEONE TRIED TO
BREAK INTO THE GARAGE SATURDAY.
JESSICA ONKEN AT 109 WEST MAPLE REPORTED A  LAPTOP COMPUTER WAS
STOLEN FROM HER RESIDENCE ON SATURDAY.
AND COURTNEY MORTENSON AT 1205 EAST PLATT, #130, REPORTED TO THE LAW CENTER THAT HER PURSE WAS TAKEN FROM HER VEHICLE ON
SATURDAY.

IN BASKETBALL LAST NIGHT, SOLON DEFEATED THE CARDINAL BOYS,
68 TO 41.   TRENT BOLLMAN WAS HIGH WITH 29 POINTS.
SOLON ALSO WON THE GIRLS GAME, 66 TO 28.

HIGH SCHOOL BOWLING YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING AT TIMBER LANES, IN BOYS COMPETITION, WESTERN DUBUQUE DEFEATED
THE CARDINALS 2885 TO 2631 PINS.
THE BOBCAT GIRLS ALSO WON OVER MAQUOKETA, 2118 TO 1982.

THE FIRST ENTRIES (AND PHOTOS) IN THE KMAQ HOME LIGHTING CONTEST ARE NOW ON THE KMAQ WEB SITE.   GO TO WWW.KMAQ.COM AND
CLICK-ON THE CHRISTMAS DECORATION BUTTON.

THE ROTARY WEB SITE  UPDATE  (KMAQ HOME PAGE, CLICK-ON BLUE ROTARY WHEEL) INCLUDES A SILENT AUCTION ITEM WORTH AROUND $100 WITH THE TOP BID RIGHT NOW OF $25.    ALSO A COUPLE PHOTOS OF LONGTIME MAQUOKETA BUSINESS PEOPLE.    A PICTURE TOO OF ANGELA
PETIT WHO SPOKE AT ROTARY TODAY ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF JACKSON COUNTY.

HAVE A GOOD WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

HEY...IT'S TIME TO BAKE SOME CHRISTMAS COOKIES.

DENNIS VOY




THE NEW LOOK OF McDONALDS IN MAQUOKETA!   IT HAS A NEW LOOK BOTH
OUTSIDE AND INSIDE.     AND A GRAND RE-OPENING EVENT IS BEING HELD
THIS FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.    HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT AND
SEE THE BEAUTIFUL NEW LOOK.    THEY WILL HAVE SPECIALS OF COURSE!
AND NOW...TWO DRIVE-UP LANES FOR FASTER SERVICE!

MORE SEATING THAN BEFORE.     MORE COLORFUL.    VERY NICE.
MAQUOKETA NOW HAS ONE  OF THE BEST McDONALDS IN THE COUNTRY!
YES....MORE PROGRESS FOR OUR CITY!
CLICK-ON THE PHOTOS TO ENLARGE THEM.
DENNIS VOY

DEAN AND KAREN TILTON CELEBRATE THEIR 50TH THIS SATURDAY WHERE THEY HAVE LIVED IN FLORIDA FOR NEARLY 8 YEARS.
YOU MAY WISH TO SEND THEM A CARD TO:    2181 TALL TREES LANE, THE VILLAGES, FL   32162
DENNIS VOY

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

NICE DAY TODAY...SUNNY AND HIGH OF 54.
NOW..COOLER WEATHER FOR REST OF THE WEEK.
TOMORROW, SUNNY AND HIGH OF 41.
WE MAY GET FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON EARLY NEXT WEEK.

NEW CAMERAS AND DIGITAL EQUIPMENT WILL BE INSTALLED FOR THE LOCAL ACCESS CHANNEL IN MAQUOKETA.
THE CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT APPROVED A BID FOR $105,114 TO DO THE UPGRADE.    GLENN BARTELT, CABLE COMMISSION CHAIRMAN, SAID THE MONEY WILL COME FROM THE 5 PERCENT SUBSCRIBER FEE MEDIACOM
CUSTOMER S PAY FOR THE LOCAL ACCESS CHANNEL.     CITY MANAGER
BRIAN WAGNER SAID THERE IS $170,000 IN THAT FUND.

THE MCHS DANCE AND DRILL TEAM TOOK SOME TOP HONORS AT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN DES MOINES LAST WEEK.    THEY TOOK FIRST PLACE
IN CLASS 4 HIP-HOP AND FOURTH PLACE IN CLASS XI POM DIVISION.
THE NEWS RELEASE BY THE SCHOOL DID NOT LIST THE NAMES.
SORRY.

CHRISTMAS IS 3 WEEKS AWAY!

DENNIS VOY


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Monday, December 03, 2012

THE RECORD FOR TODAY WAS 65 IN 1982.   WE STARTED THE DAY
WITH HEAVY FOG, HAD A MOSTLY CLOUDY DAY AND TIED THE RECORD.
TOMORROW, SUNNY AND 55 AND THE REST OF THE WEEK IN THE 40'S.

A CLINTON MAN FACES SIX CHARGES, INCLUDING BITING JACKSON
COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF BRANSON BECK IN THE LOWER RIGHT
LEG.    THE INCIDENT OCCURRED AT AROUND 8 P.M. LAST NIGHT
AT 1519 HIGHWAY 67 NEAR SABULA, WHEN  BECK AND SABULA POLICE CHIEF JOSH KILBURG TRIED TO ARREST THE 26-YEAR OLD CLINTON MAN ON A COUPLE COUNTS OF BURGLARY IN THE SECOND DEGREE.   BECK
USED A TASER ON THE MAN AND MADE THE ARREST.

IN LOCAL SPORTS NEWS THE PAST WEEK, THE MAQUOKETA GIRL'S BASKETBALL TEAM IS OFF TO A BAD START,  LOOSING THEIR FIRST 4 GAMES.
THE BOYS BEAT MARION IN THEIR INITIAL GAME OF THE SEASON, BY ONE
POINT AND THE WRESTLERS WERE IN THE CASCADE TOURNAMENT
SATURDAY AND WON 5 AND LOST NONE.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT.

THE KMAQ TRAVEL XMAS BRANSON TRIP LAST WEEK WENT WELL....GOOD SHOWS, GOOD FOOD AND GOOD WEATHER.     AND NO "DAILY REPORTS".
BRANSON WAS BUSY AND STILL CLEANING  UP AFTER THE SUMMER
TORNADO.   BUT, I NOTICED 3 THEATRES FOR SALE AND A BIG OUTLET
MALL HAS CLOSED.    THERE TOO, BUSINESS COULD BE BETTER.

WE  ATTENDED THE BROOKE BYAM COUNTRY CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT
AT THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER.     A VERY GOOD SHOW BY
BROOK AND FRIEND DUSTIN WEISE,  BOTH  NOW NASHVILLE ENTERTAINERS.    NICE SINGING  ALSO BY BROOKE'S GRANDPA, RED HENTON OF MAQUOKETA (AGE 93) AND HER  MOTHER JUDY FROM CLINTON.   GOOD TURNOUT....AROUND 500.
THEY  GAVE THE SHOW A "STANDING OVATION" AT THE END.    THE EVENT
WAS SPONSORED BY THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN
MAQUOKETA AND FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBER BARB MAYBERRY SAID
THEY WILL PUT THE PROFITS TO GOOD USE IN THE CHURCH.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY



KMAQ TRAVEL
BRANSON CHRISTMAS TRIP
NOV 27-30, 2012
A FEW PHOTOS TAKEN BY ME





TOP PHOTO, DELORES AMBROSY OF ZWINGLE WITH BARBRA FAIRCHILD
WHO HAD THE HIT  COUNTRY SONG
"THE TEDDYBEAR".  JAKE AND JUDY BICKFORD ALONG ONE OF THE MANY HUGE CHRISTMAS TREES IN BRANSON.   NEXT, ME SITTING BY THE FIREPLACE IN SHOJI TABUCHI'S MEN'S REST ROOM.    THE POOL TABLE IN SHOJI'S MEN'S ROOM.
NANCY MOORE OF MAQUOKETA WITH
DANIEL O'DONNELL.   AND ME WITH
DEBBIE BOONE, WHO WON A GRAMMY  FOR "YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE" SONG.
WE HAD A GREAT TIME IN BRANSON
WITH EXCELLENT WEATHER.
DENNIS VOY    

Monday, November 26, 2012

IT WAS COLD THIS MORNING, 24 , AND JUST INTO THE 30'S TODAY.
TONIGHT, DOWN TO THE TEENS.    STARTING TOMORROW, IT WILL GET A
LITTLE WARMER EACH DAY, RIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND.    SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WILL BE AROUND 50 OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE.  NO RAIN OR SNOW
IN THE FORECAST FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK.    NORMALLY IN NOVEMBER,
WE GET UP TO A COUPLE INCHES OF SNOW, BUT NOT THIS MONTH.   WE WILL BE NEEDING  SNOW OVER THE WINTER MONTHS.

TWO DOZEN DOGS DISPLACED FROM THEIR OWNERS DURING HURRICANE SANDY ARRIVED AT THE JACKSON COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY THIS WEEKEND.     SOCIETY PRESIDENT SHIRLEY SHOLTES OF BELLEVUE SAID THEY HAD THE ROOM TO HANDLE THE VARIETY OF DOGS.   SOME OF THE DOGS CAME FROM OVERCROWDED EAST COAST SHELTERS WHERE THEY WERE ABOUT TO BE EUTHENIZED.    THE DOGS WERE DRIVEN TO MAQUOKETA BY VOLUNTEERS AT THE MIAMI DADE ANIMAL SERVICES IN
FLORIDA.    THERE ARE SEVERAL CHIHUAHUAS, A DOBERMAN-PINCHER PUP,
BLACK YELLOW AND BRINDLE LABS, SEVERAL TERRIERS, AN AUSTRALIAN KELPIE AND A KOREAN JINDO.       THEY ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE
SOCIETY SHELTER JUST NORTHEAST OF MAQUOKETA FOR $70.   ANY QUESTIONS, CALL 563-652-5360.

CARDINAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL INVITES AREA VETERANS TO A 9 A.M.
ASSEMBLY THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH.    AUTHOR AND KWQC NEWS ANCHOR GARY METIVIER WILL PRESENT A PROGRAM.    HE RECENTLY WROTE A BOOK THAT FOCUSES ON THE HONOR FLIGHTS TO WASHINGTON, D.C.    CARDINAL STAFF AND STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN STUDENTS
FOR BREAKFAST AT 8 THAT MORNING...FREE TO VETERANS AND $2.10 FOR  OTHERS.   RSVP TO 652-4996.    THE PROGRAM WILL BE REPEATED AT
10:30 A.M. AT BRIGG'S SCHOOL.

FOR NEWCOMERS TO MAQUOKETA, THE KIWANIS CLUB RUNS A "WELCOME BASKET" PROGRAM.   FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 652-4602.
AND....THE KIWANIS CLUB RECENTLY DONATED $500 TO THE MAQUOKETA FIRE DEPARTMENT.    THE CLUB MEETS AT NOON EVERY THURSDAY AT THE DECKER HOTEL.    VISITORS WELCOME.

THE DRIVE-THRU HOLIDAY DISPLAY IS OPEN AT LOUIS MURPHY PARK AT THE SOUTH EDGE OF DUBUQUE.    5 UNTIL 10 P.M. DAILY.  TAKE THE GRANDVIEW EXIT AND TURN RIGHT AT GRANDVIEW.     $8 A VEHICLE.

THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY WEB SITE WAS UPDATED THIS MORNING WITH A
NEW SILENT AUCTION ITEM.    GO TO THE KMAQ HOME PAGE (WWW.KMAQ.COM) AND CLICK-ON THE BLUE ROTARY WHEEL.

ALSO ON THE HOME  PAGE OF KMAQ, PUSH THE BUTTON TO LISTEN AND WATCH  THE 1906 VICTROLA (OWNED BY JACKSON COUNTY) PLAY A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

DARLENE KIRCHOFF HAS HER TREMENDOUS CHRISTMAS DISPLAY UP AT  HER HOME ON THE CORNER, JUST A SHORT DISTANCE FROM GOODENOW
FOOTBALL FIELD.   THANKS TO DARLENE FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY.
A PHOTO IS ON THE KMAQ HOME PAGE, THEN TO DECORATIONS WEB PAGE.    BECAUSE SHE WON LAST YEAR, SHE IS NOT ELIGIBLE  THIS YEAR, BUT WILL BE AGAIN IN 2013.

CHECK BELOW FOR A PHOTO OF MARSHA HENDERSON'S HUSBAND AND ALSO BELOW, PHOTO I TOOK TODAY AT McDONALDS IN MAQUOKETA.

GO DOWN A WAYS AND READ ALL ABOUT THE SECOND ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
NIGHT AT THE MAQUOKETA ART EXPERIENCE  THIS SATURDAY NIGHT.
YOU WILL NEED TO CLICK-ON THE BLACK AND WHITE POSTER  AND MAKE IT LARGER SO THAT YOU CAN THEN READ THE  SCRIPT.    IT WILL BE A BIG NIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT FOR A.R.E.

THIS IS THE LAST DAILY REPORT FOR THIS WEEK.    NANCY AND I WILL
ESCORT THE KMAQ TRAVEL BUS TO BRANSON TOMORROW THROUGH
FRIDAY.    REMEMBER, YOU CAN GO TO KMAQ'S HOME PAGE....CLICK-ON
THE "LISTEN" BUTTON AND HEAR THE COMPLETE LOCAL NEWSCASTS AT 7:45 A.M....12:15 P.M....5:05 P.M. AND 9:45 P.M.   ALL THE LOCAL SPORTS TOO.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY  





THIS AFTERNOON, A CHECK WAS PRESENTED TO THE RONALD McDONALD
HOUSE IN IOWA CITY, PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF 8 PAINTINGS THAT
HUNG AT McDONALDS IN MAQUOKETA,  SINCE THE RESTAURANT OPENED
IN 1988.    THE PAINTINGS, SOLD HERE AT KMAQ IN OCTOBER IN A SILENT-AUCTION, BROUGHT JUST UNDER $3,000 AND LOIS KARPINSKI AND GLEN
KARPINSKI, OWNERS OF McDONALDS, MATCHED THE AMOUNT AND
MADE IT AN EVEN $6,000.     THE RESTAURANT HAS COMPLETELY BEEN RE-DONE,  INSIDE AND OUT, AND THE PAINTINGS WERE NOT A PART OF THE
NEW DECOR.     ONE OF THE PAINTINGS, OF THE OLD SHERIFF'S RESIDENCE ON WEST PLATT (NOW SITE OF THE LAW CENTER) WAS PURCHASED FOR
$500 BY DIANE DERGANZ OF MAQUOKETA, WHO LIVED IN THE  HOUSE WHEN
HER DAD WAS SHERIFF IN THE 60'S.    SHOWN ABOVE, LEFT TO RIGHT,
DIANE DERGANZ;  SUE BRIMEYER, MANAGER OF McDONALDS; DANIEL NEUMANN, DEPARTMENT MANAGER AND MARTHA FRANK, ANOTHER DEPARTMENT MANAGER HERE IN MAQUOKETA.
DENNIS VOY


THIS IS JAMES C. BOREL, OF NEW JERSEY, EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT OF DuPONT, WHO WILL BE IN MAQUOKETA THIS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH, TO MAKE A PRESENTATION..... "TOGETHER, WE CAN FEED THE WORLD".
IT WILL BE HELD AT 6 P.M. (RECEPTION AT 5)  AT THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER ON EAST PLATT STREET AND HIS APPEARANCE IS SPONSORED BY THE MAQUOKETA STATE BANK AND IS OPEN TO ANYONE.      HE HAS BEEN IN MAQUOKETA MANY TIMES.   HE IS MARRIED TO MARSHA HENDERSON,
DAUGHTER OF THE LATE JOHN AND BETTY HENDERSON.   ON THE "JUST TALK" SHOW LAST WEEK, HE TOLD THAT HE REMEMBERS COMING TO KMAQ
YEARS AGO WITH HIS FATHER-IN-LAW, JOHN, TO WATCH AS JOHN DID THE
"RFD 1320" PROGRAM ON KMAQ-AM AND THAT AFTER THE SHOW, THEY WOULD GO DOWN TO THE THEN VERY POPULAR ROCKY'S CAFE IN THE
SALE BARN ON EAST QUARRY STREET.
DENNIS VOY


Friday, November 23, 2012

YESTERDAY, A HIGH OF 64.
LAST NIGHT, A LOW OF 26.
THE HIGH TODAY, 33 AND WINDY AND THEREFORE IT FELT MUCH WORSE.
TOMORROW, SUNNY AND HIGH OF 32.
PARTY SUNNY AND A HIGH OF 46 ON SUNDAY.
STILL WAITING FOR THE FIRST SNOWFALL IN MAQUOKETA.

THE TWO TICKETS TO THE OHNWARD CARPENTER CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT ($44 VALUE)  SOLD FOR $10 TODAY (JUST 2 BIDDERS) BY THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB ON THEIR NEW WEB SITE (WWW.KMAQ.COM AND CLICK-ON THE BLUE ROTARY WHEEL) AND THE NEW WEEKLY SILENT AUCTION ITEM FOR NEXT WEEK WILL BE POSTED MONDAY MORNING ON THE SITE.

 MAQUOKETA POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING NUMEROUS VEHICLE BREAK-INS
THE LAST WEEK.     IN MOST CASES, THE DOOR WAS NOT LOCKED, BUT
IN ONE CASE, THEY BROKE INTO THE VEHICLE.    THE MOST RECENT
REPORTED BY:
WADE WILSON ON W. LOCUST....JEFF MORITZ ON S. JONES....MITHCELL RICHARDS ON  S. 4TH ST.....SALLY DAVIES ON THOMAS AVE....BRIAN GONNER ON S. NIAGARAAA....AUDREY OWENS ON W. LOCUST....TANNER BOWLING
ON S. SECOND ST....JOHN SIEGWORTH ON AUSTIN AVENUE.
LOCK YOUR CAR!

THERE WERE 11 TURKEY WINNERS IN THE ANNUAL OLD TIME TURKEY SHOOT ON KMAQ PRIOR TO THANKSGIVING, 7 FROM MAQUOKETA.  THEY WERE:
CARLA BRUNS...VERA SCHMIDT...BERNIE PAUL...DEB IHRIG...RAMONA VON SPRECKEN...SHIRLEY WINEGAR AND GALEN SAUNDERS.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.    KEEP WARM.

DENNIS VOY



MRE IS LOCATED IN THE FORMER OSTERHAUS PHARMACY IN DOWNTOWN
MAQUOKETA.   CLICK-ON THE ABOVE TO READ IT.
DENNIS VOY

                                             CLICK-ON TODAY'S QUAD CITY
                                           TIMES STORY ABOVE TO READ IT. 
                                              AND MORE BELOW!


COMING DECEMBER 1ST TO OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER ON HIGHWAY 64 EAST, MAQUOKETA.    THE CONCERT IS BEING SPONSORED BY THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN MAQUOKETA.
CLICK-ON THE AD AND PHOTO ABOVE TO ENLARGE THEM.
DENNIS VOY

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

BEAUTIFUL DAY TODAY...HIGH OF 58.

TOMORROW, PARTLY SUNNY AND HIGH OF 62.

BIG SHOPPING DAY FRIDAY, SUNNY AND ONLY 35 FOR A HIGH.

COOL ALSO SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WITH SUNNY SKIES.

SPORTS FIRST:
LAST NIGHT, FIRST GAME OF SEASON, CENTER POINT URBANA DEFEATED THE MAQUOKETA GIRL'S BASKETBALL TEAM, 39 TO 28, HERE IN TOWN.
CHIARA ATIENZA HAD 10 POINTS AND LEXIE BIEHL, 9.

HIGH SCHOOL BOWLING AT TIMBER LANES....MAQUOKETA BOYS BEAT
MARION AND THE GIRLS LOST TO MARION.    LUKE QUINLAN WAS HIGH
FOR THE CARDINALS WITH A 179 AND BIZZY OBERBROCKLING HAD
HIGH GIRL'S SCORE FOR MAQUOKETA, A 149.

SATURDAY, THE 16TH ANNUAL JACK MARLOWE ALUMNI BASKETBALL
TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD AT THE NEW MCHS GYM, WITH 11 TEAMS
AND THE 4TH ANNUAL ALUMNI VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT  WILL ALSO START AT NOON IN THE OLD GYM WITH 7 TEAMS.

SATURDAY NIGHT, THE AAU/MAQUOKETA WRESTLING CLUB IS HOSTING
"WRESTLE-OFFS" AT THE NEW GYM, STARTING AT 6:30.  
25 HIGH SCHOOL BOYS OUT FOR WRESTLING THIS YEAR.
ALSO YOUNG AAU WRESTLERS WILL BE ON THE PROGRAM.     FREE ADMISSION.

SGT. DARIN RISINGER OF THE MAQUOKETA POLICE DEPARTMENT IS INVESTIGATING AT LEAST 3 INCIDENTS OF CAR BURGLARIES.
POLICE MADE THE DISCOVERIES BETWEEN 2 AND 3 A.M. THIS MORNING
AT  811 SOUTH SECOND, 407 SOUTH NIAGARA, AND 502 WEST LOCUST.

CLUB HOPE AT THE MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL COLLECTED OVER 1,700
ITEMS FOR THE COMMUNITY CUPBOARD SUNDAY EVENING.

LSI'S OFFICE IN MAQUOKETA HAS MOVED TO THE FIRST LUTHERAN
CHURCH IN MAQUOKETA.    LUTHERAN SERVICES IN IOWA MAQUOKETA
OFFICE PROVIDES SERVICES THAT PREVENT CHILD ABUSE AND ASSIST
YOUTH AND FAMILIES IN CRISIS.    THE OFFICE NUMBER IS 652-4150.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

DENNIS VOY



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

 52 TODAY AFTER A FOGGY MORNING.    FOG AGAIN TOWARD MORNING
TOMORROW AND WARMER TOMORROW.     THE RAIN CHANCES FOR
THANKSGIVING DAY ARE UP TO 40% IN THE AFTERNOON.

THE REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY WILL BE OFFERING RIDES IN MAQUOKETA ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS THROUGH DECEMBER.
JACKSON COUNTY SUPERVISOR JACK WILLEY SAID TODAY THAT THE
RTA BOARD IN DUBUQUE AGREED TO A TRIAL PROGRAM.     RIDES
WILL BE OFFERED FROM 1:30 UNTIL 5:30 P.M. SUNDAYS.   THE TRIAL
STARTED THIS PAST SUNDAY AND IS EXPECTED TO RUN THROUGH DECEMBER ON SUNDAYS AS A PILOT PROGRAM.    COST OF THE RIDE IS $4 ROUND TRIP.        RESIDENTS MUST CALL THE RTA BY 5 P.M. FRIDAYS TO RESERVE A RIDE.    THE TOLL FREE NUMBER IS 1-800-839-5005.
THE RTA BUS IS HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE.    WILLEY SAID HE HAS BEEN PUSHING FOR WEEKEND SERVICE IN MAQUOKETA FOR A LONG TIME.    HE SAID IT'S A GOOD SERVICE FOR RESIDENTS.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES WENT UP IN THE AREA IN OCTOBER.
IOWA STATE WENT DOWN TO 5.1 FROM 5.2 IN SEPTEMBER.
IN JACKSON COUNTY, THE JOBLESS RATE WENT UP TO 4.7 IN OCTOBER COMPARED TO 4.1 IN SEPTEMBER.

LAVERNE BOUCHAUTE, 85, OF WHEATLAND DIED SATURDAY AT HER HOME.
THE FUNERAL WILL BE SATURDAY MORNING AT 10 AT THE TORONTO
CATHOLIC CHURCH.   FRIENDS CAN CALL FRIDAY NIGHT AT CHAPMAN FUNERAL HOME IN WHEATLAND.     SURIVIVORS INCLUDE HER HUSBAND AND A SON, JOHN BOUCHAUTE OF MAQUOKETA.

THE MAQUOKETA CARDINAL GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM STARTS THE
SEASON TONIGHT AT HOME, HOSTING CENTER POINT URBANA.

THIS AFTERNOON AT 4, THE FIRST MCHS BOWLING MEET WAS HELD AT TIMBER LANES.   THE CARDINALS  HOSTED THE MARION INDIANS.

I KNOW OF TWO THANKSGIVING EVE CHURCH SERVICES IN MAQUOKETA
TOMORROW.    THE  FIRST LUTHERAN SERVICE IS AT 6 P.M AND THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WILL HAVE THEIR SEVICE AT 7 P.M.

GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD WEDNESDAY.

DENNIS VOY



Monday, November 19, 2012

PARTLY CLOUDY TODAY AND HIGH OF 53
TOMORROW, SUNNY AND 56
WEDNESDAY, SUNNY AND 61
AND THANKSGIVING, SUNNY AND 61 AGAIN.

A MAQUOKETA MAN, THOMAS CLASEN, AGE 43, IS IN JAIL TODAY AFTER
POLICE FOUND A METH LAB WITH A  SEARCH WARRANT AT 700 PERSHING
ROAD, #52.   HE IS BEING HELD ON $100,000 CASH BOND AND A PUBLIC
DEFENDER HAS BEEN APPOINTED FOR HIM.
ALSO CHARGED, RENEE WALKER, AGE 32, WHO LIVES AT THE SAME
ADDRESS.  SHE WAS CHARGED WITH INTERFERENCE WITH OFFICIAL ACTS.
THE ARREST OF THE TWO WAS AT AROUND 9 P.M. SATURDAY NIGHT.

MAQUOKETA CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT.

THE MAQUOKETA LIONS CLUB HELD A LAS VEGAS NIGHT AND PROCEEDS OF $400 WENT TO THE MAQUOKETA COMMUNITY CUPBOARD.   CAROL IHRIG
IS THE PRESIDENT.

THE PPP PLAYERS/OHNWARD HOLIDAY SHOW THIS PAST WEEKEND
AT  OHNWARD WAS GOOD AND HAD A GOOD ATTENDANCE.  LOTS OF
TALENT HERE IN JACKSON COUNTY.

THE UPDATED MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB WEB SITE CAN BE LOOKED
AT..... AT WWW.KMAQ.COM AND CLICK-ON THE BLUE ROTARY WHEEL.
FOR THIS WEEK'S SILENT AUCTION....TWO TICKETS TO THE CARPENTER
SHOW THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER, WORTH $44.00.     ALSO ON THE WEB, THE NEW CITIZEN OF THE WEEK AND
A PHOTO OF THE ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK.     THIS WEEK, THE SILENT
AUCTION WILL AT NOON FRIDAY.

HAVE A TURKEY-GOOD WEEK!

DENNIS VOY



Friday, November 16, 2012

BEAUTIFUL DAY TODAY...SUNNY, NO WIND...HIGH OF 53
TOMORROW, SUNNY AND 56
SUNDAY, SAME.
THANKSGIVING DAY,....SUNNY AND 56 TOO.

SUNDAY, THE BOY SCOUTS OF TROOP 68 WILL HAVE AN EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR FOR CODY SCHVEIGER AND MITCHELL RICHARDS.
IT WILL START AT 2 P.M. AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN MAQUOKETA.

A BIG CHRISTMAS TREE WAS CUT DOWN AND BROUGHT INTO DOWNTOWN
MAQUOKETA AND PUT UP IN THE GREEN SPACE WHERE BUILDINGS
WERE BEFORE THE BIG FIRE.    LIGHTED...LOOKS GOOD.   THANKS TO THE CHAMBER AND MAQUOKETA MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY. 
AND THANKS TO THE CHAMBER AND KMAQ ENGINEER (AND FORMER MAYOR)
TOM MESSERLI, THE P-A SYSTEM IS WORKING AGAIN IN DOWNTOWN
MAQUOKETA, PLAYING CHRISTMAS MUSIC.
TOMORROW IS THE "KICK-OFF" OF THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SEASON
IN MAQUOKETA, WITH MANY THINGS PLANNED FOR ALL AGES.   YES,
SANTA COMES TO MAQUOKETA FOR THE FIRST TIME TOMORROW.
AND BIG CHRISTMAS MUSIC SHOW TOMORROW NIGHT AT OHNWARD FINE
ARTS CENTER, PRODUCED BY OHNWARD AND THE  PEACE PIPE PLAYERS.
STARTS AT 7.  MR. AND MRS. RICH HALL WILL EMCEE.

THE IOWA MIXED-DOUBLES STATE BOWLING TOURNAMENT (HELD DURING 3 WEEKENDS) ENDED LAST WEEKEND.     THERE WERE 104 TEAMS IN IT.
THE MAQUOKETA TEAM FROM THE SATURDAY NIGHT  MIXED LEAGUE AT TIMBER LANES IN MAQUOKETA, WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP.    THE BUD LITE
TEAM MEMBERS ARE:   NASTASHA RIORDAN, JOSH RIORDAN, KASANDRA
KLEINSTIVER AND TIM JOCHUM.     THEIR WINNING TEAM SCORE WAS 3,194.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FOUR!

THE MAQUOKETA SCHOOL BOARD HAS AGREED TO HIRE A JUVENILE LIAISON
PERSON TO REPLACE THERESA CLARK WHO RECENTLY RESIGNED TO TAKE THE JACKSON COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION POSITION.

THIS WEEKEND,  DON'T FORGET TO VISIT OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER
AND VIEW THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES.

HAVE A NICE WEEKEND.

DENNIS VOY




Thursday, November 15, 2012

SUNNY AND 54 TODAY.  MORE 50-DEGREE WEATHER THRU THE WEEKEND.

KMAQ'S 2ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS HOME LIGHTING CONTEST IS UNDERWAY.
FOR DETAILS, GO TO WWW.KMAQ.COM AND CLICK-ON THE
DECORATION CONTEST BUTTON.

TOP BID ON A FAMILY MEMBERSHIP AT THE MAQUOKETA YMCA IS $45...FOR 3 MONTHS.    IT IS THE SILENT AUCTION ITEM THIS WEEK ON THE NEW MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB WEB SITE.   GO TO WWW.KMAQ.COM AND CLICK ON THE BLUE ROTARY WHEEL AND PLACE YOUR BID IF INTERESTED.

GLATHA OSTERT, 87, OF CLINTON DIED YESTERDAY.   SURVIVORS INCLUDE DAUGHTER GWEN OSTERT OF MAQUOKETA.  

THE CITY OF MAQUOKETA WILL BE RE-CONSTRUCTING MATTESON AVENUE.
IT IS THE STREET THAT GOES BY GOODENOW FIELD.    PART OF THE
PROJECT WILL BE ESTABLISHING ADDITIONAL DIAGONAL PARKING
NEAR THE FOOTBALL FIELD.

THE JACKSON COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS PROGRAM WILL BE RE-STARTED
SOON.    NEW ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY MATTHEW SPEERS IS UPDATING THE BY-LAWS.    THE LEAD GROUP WILL AGAIN BE THE JACKSON COUNTY MUNICIPAL LEAGUE MADE UP OF THE MAYORS OF THE COUNTY.

ON POLICE BLOTTER:    MIRANDA SOTO REPORTED HER GPS UNIT WAS STOLEN.
AIMEE KELLY OF WHITE TAIL RUN APARTMENTS REPROTED A TIRE
SLASHED ON HER VEHICLE.
AND JERIC FARRELL ALSO REPORTED A GPS UNIT TAKEN.

JACKSON COUNTY TOTS FOR TOYS IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR TOYS FOR CHILDREN AT CHRISTMAS.     APPLICATIONS
CAN BE MADE ON-LINE AT WWW.JACKSONCOUNTYTOYSFORTOTS.COM

PLAYED MY FIRST TWO CHRISTMAS SONGS ON THE AIR TODAY.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING OFFICIALLY STARTS SATURDAY IN MAQUOKETA
WITH DAY LONG FUN SPONSORED BY THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND
TOPPED OFF WITH A LOCAL CHRISTMAS SHOW BY THE PEACE  PIPE PLAYERS AT 7 SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER,
THE 850 SEAT THEATRE ON EAST PLATT STREET.

THE CITY DOWNTOWN DECORATIONS WENT UP THIS WEEK.   EVERY LIGHT POLE IS DECORATED WITH LIGHTED GARLAND.

HAVE A NICE NIGHT AND GOOD FRIDAY.

DENNIS VOY








Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NICE AND SUNNY TODAY AND A HIGH OF 41.
TOMORROW, SUNNY AND A HIGH OF 50.
THE 50'S HIGHS WILL BE  HERE THRU THE WEEKEND.

JACKSON COUNTY HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA.....WILL BE PRESENTED THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7 AND SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT 2....AT OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER IN MAQUOKETA.    LOCAL TALENT!
TICKETS AT THE DOOR, $15.   IN ADVANCE, $12.   

THE MAQUOKETA COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS LAST NIGHT DECLINCED TO OFFER EARLY RETIRMENT TO ITS EMPLOYEES FOR THE
2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR.   BUT IT MAY BE OFFERED IN THE FUTURE.

POLICE BLOTTER:
DAWN DEFRIEZE ON SHORLINE DRIVE (NORTH EDGE OF CITY) REPORTED
SUNDAY THAT THE TIRES WERE SLASHED ON HER VEHICLE.
JACOB KOLL ON SWAGOSA DRIVE REPORTED MONDAY THAT A TIRE
ON HIS VEHICLE WAS SLIT.
HILLCREST FAMILY SERVICES ON SOUTH OLIVE REPORTED THAT SCREENS
ON THE OLIVE STREET SIDE OF BUILDING WERE CUT.

INTERESTING COMMENTS WITH STAIRCASE PHOTO BELOW.

THANKS FOR VISIT.

DENNIS VOY

CLICK-ON PHOTO IF YOU WANT TO ENLARGE IT.
I TOOK THIS PHOTO SUNDAY MORNING AT THE OLD ABE  HURST  (ABE STARTED HURSTVILLE AND THE LIME KILNS INDUSTRY THERE)  HOME ON
THE CORNER OF SOUTH 4TH AND WEST MAPLE STREETS IN MAQUOKETA.
THIS LARGE HOME HAS BEEN OWNED BY KEN MOORE OF MAQUOKETA FOR
MANY YEARS.    HE HAS DONE SOME WORK ON IT AND FIXED UP THE
THE CARRIAGE HOUSE.    NO ONE HAS LIVED IN IT FOR OVER 50 YEARS.    EVENTUALLY, KEN  PLANS TO MAKE THIS HOME AGAIN INTO THE PIONEER  HOME IT ONCE WAS.
THIS MORNING HERE AT KMAQ, ALJEAN CHRIST STOPPED IN TO SEE ME.
ALJEAN AND  HUSBAND DONALD LIVE  HERE IN MAQUOKETA.    SHE HAD SEEN THE PICTURE YESTERDAY ON THIS DAILY REPORT AND SHE
HAD A STORY TO TELL ME ABOUT THE HOME.    IN JUNE, 1952, WHEN SHE WAS 18, SHE WENT UP AND DOWN THAT STAIRCASE HUNDREDS OF TIMES.   SHE  AND A GIRLFRIEND LIVED IN ONE OF THE UPSTAIRS APARTMENTS IN THE HURST HOME, THE WEST SIDE APARTMENT WITH THE SUNPORCH ON THE SOUTH.   THE OTHER APARTMENT UPSTAIRS WAS ON THE EAST SIDE AND BILL AND MINNIE HURST LIVED DOWNSTAIRS.    BILL ,WAS A SON OF ABE.  ALJEAN  AND DONALD HAD JUST GOTTEN MARRIED AND HE WAS STILL IN THE SERVICE.     HE HAD BEEN IN KOREA AND AFTER COMING BACK TO THE USA, THEY GOT MARRIED AND HE THEN WENT TO KENTUCKY TO FINISH OUT HIS ENLISTMENT.    ALJEAN AND HER GIRLFRIEND LIVED IN THE HURST APARTMENT UNTIL DONALD GOT DISCHARGED.    THE APARTMENT WAS
HEATED BY A KEROSENE STOVE AND SHE SAID THEY  HAD TO CARRY THE
KEROSENE UP THE STAIRS IN A FIVE-GALLON PAIL.     SHE HAD A GAS STOVE,
AND IN ONE OF THE CLOSITS WAS A PLACE TO INSERT QUARTERS FOR A
QUARTERS WORTH OF GAS.     SHE SAID SHE CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT THE
RENT WAS, BUT THAT SHE WAS WORKING AT JC PENNEY IN MAQUOKETA GETTING A $75  PAYCHECK EVERY TWO WEEKS, SO THE RENT MUST NOT HAVE BEEN TOO HIGH.    LATE JUNE 1952 TO EARLY FEBRUARY 1953..... SIX
MONTHS THAT NOW BRING MEMORIES OF MAQUOKETA....IN THE GOOD OLD
DAYS.    IS THE PLACE NOW HAUNTED?   I GUESS THERE IS A STORY ABOUT THAT!   KEN SAYS,  "COULD BE"!
DENNIS VOY


Monday, November 12, 2012

YESTERDAY WAS A COOL, RAINY DAY....6/10 OF AN INCH OF RAIN.
LAST NIGHT...LOW OF 22.
TODAY, HIGH OF 29.
TONIGHT, IN THE TEENS.
BUT...BACK TO LOW 50'S WEDNESDAY AND FOR REST OF WEEK.

THE JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR THE 7TH JUDICIAL
DISTRICT IS LOOKING FOR A NEW JUDGE TO REPLACE CHARLES PELTON
WHO RETIRED IN AUGUST AFTER 38 YEARS ON THE BENCH.

A HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENT IN MAQUOKETA LAST WEEK.    MARY KAY HOVEY
OF MAQUOKETA REPORTED HER VEHICLE WAS HIT AND RECEIVED $1,000
IN DAMAGE.

ALSO ON POLICE BLOTTER, JEFF JORDAN OF KINGDOM HALL ON WEST PLATT IN MAQUOKETA REPORTED SATURDAY MORNING THAT SOMEONE MESSED WITH THE AIR-CONDITIONER AND THREW SOME TRASH AROUND.

BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER, CLUB HOPE'S  CAN DRIVE YESTERDAY
WAS POSTPONED UNTIL THIS COMING SUNDAY, DOOR TO DOOR.

THE OPTIMIST CLUB DID NOT PUT UP THERE AVENUE OF FLAGS (OVER 400)
THIS PAST WEEKEND FOR VETERAN'S DAY, BECAUSE OF THE BAD WEATHER.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TODAY.

NANCY ZABRAN, AGE 74, DIED SATURDAY AT HER HOME IN BELLEVUE.
SURVIVORS INCLUDE A SON, RUSSELL ZABRANA OF MAQUOKETA.
HACHMAN FUNERAL HOME IN BELLEVUE IS IN CHARGE OF THE
SERVICE THIS COMING SATURDAY NOON.

SUSAN BEALS, AGE 55, OF PRESTON DIED LAST TUESDAY.
SURVIVORS INCLUDE A SON, CHARLIE BEALS OF MAQUOKETA.
FRIENDS MAY CALL THIS SATURDAY FROM 2 UNTIL 5 PM AT MILLER-LAW-JONES FUNERAL HOME IN PRESTON.

THE NEW MAQUOKETA ROTARY WEB SITE WAS UPDATED TODAY.
THE $80 SQUIERS MANOR CERTIFICATE WENT FOR $25 IN THE
ROTARY SILENT AUCTION.  THIS WEEK, THE SILENT AUCTION CERTIFICATE
IS A 3-MONTH FAMILY MEMBERSHIP IN THE MAQUOKETA YMCA, WORTH
$184.50.    LAST WEEK, THE ROTARY CITIZEN OF THE WEEK WAS ROSE
FRANTZEN AND THIS WEEK, THE CITIZEN OF THE WEEK IS BUDDY OLSON.
GO TO WWW.KMAQ.COM AND CLICK-ON THE BLUE ROTARY WHEEL.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY
A MAQUOKETA STAIRCASE FEW MAQUOKETANS HAVE SEEN!    THE HOUSE
HAS NOT BEEN LIVED IN FOR OVER 50 YEARS!
DENNIS VOY

A MAQUOKETA RAINBOW SATURDAY AFTERNOON LOOKING NORTH
FROM WAL MART PARKING LOT.
DO THEY  HAVE RAINBOWS IN ARIZONA?
DENNIS VOY

Friday, November 09, 2012

54 TODAY.
TOMORROW, 69.
RAIN SUNDAY, VETERAN'S DAY, AND HIGH OF 60.
MONDAY, PARTLY SUNNY AND HIGH OF ONLY 36.
WARM TOMORROW....
A COLD FRONT IS NEXT....
AND 36  MONDAY.....QUITE A CHANGE IN JUST 2 DAYS.

THE BELLEVUE MARQUETTE GIRLS LOST 3 TO 0 TO A FORT MADISON
TEAM LAST NIGHT AT THE STATE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT IN
CEDAR RAPIDS.

THE MAQUOEKETA VETERAN'S DAY PROGRAM WILL BE AT 8:45 MONDAY
MORNING AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

DENNIS VOY

Thursday, November 08, 2012

SUNNY AND 51 DEGREES TODAY.
WARMER TOMORROW AND 66 ON SATURDAY.

MAQUOKETA WILL ONCE AGAIN  HAVE A COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING
DINNER.     AT NOON THANKSGIVING DAY AND SPONSORED BY
THE MAQUOKETA LIONS CLUB, THE MAQUOKETA MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION
AND COMMUNITY SERVICES.   IT WILL AGAIN BE HELD AT THE JACKSON COUNTY SENIOR CENTER.   TO DONATE OR HELP, CALL ROSEMARY
BICKFORD AT 652-5318.     FREE TICKETS CAN BE PICKED UP UNTIL MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH AT ALL AREA CHURCHES, THE SENIOR CENTER,
THE COMMUNITY CUPBOARD AND THE COMMUNITY SERVICES STORE.

THE FUNERAL THIS WEEK FOR KANDY FRANZEN (MRS. MIKE) OF MONMOUTH, WAS PROBABLY THE LARGEST EVER IN MAQUOKETA.     NANCY AND I WENT TO THE WAKE LAST NIGHT AT THE PEARSON CENTER ON THE FAIRGROUNDS AND PEOPLE STOOD IN LINE OVER AN HOUR.    APPROXIMATELY 1,800
VISITED THE FAMILY YESTERDAY BETWEEN 1 P.M. AND 8:30 P.M.  AND THERE MUST HAVE BEEN OVER 100 FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS.   SHE DIED AT THE AGE OF 58 AFTER A LONG BATTLE WITH CANCER.

ANOTHER REMINDER TO GO TO THE NEW ROTARY WEB SITE.   FIRST
GO TO KMAQ'S HOME PAGE (WWW.KMAQ.COM) AND THEN CLICK ON THE
ROTARY WHEEL.      THE SILENT AUCTION ITEM OF THE WEEK IS AN $80
CERTIFICATE GOOD FOR A NIGHT'S STAY AT SQUIERS MANOR BED &
BREAKFAST, TO BE USED  SOMETIME WITHIN THE NEXT  YEAR.    
IT....SQUIRES MANOR....IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE STATE.   PLACE
YOUR BID THIS WEEK AND CHECK BACK DAILY TO SEE WHERE THE BIG
IS AT.

ON OUR WEB SITE TONIGHT AT 7:15 (CLICK ON THE LISTEN BUTTON) FOR
THE BELLEVUE MARQUETTE STATE VOLLEYBALL MATCH AT THE
STATE CONVENTION IN CEDAR RAPIDS.   MATT CLARK WILL BE FLOOR-SIDE
WITH THE PLAY-BY-PLAY.     THE FIRST SERVE AT 7:30.

GO WARRIORS!

DENNIS VOY

 

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

BETTER DAY TODAY THAN YESTERDAY, BUT STILL COOL. 
TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER.     SATURDAY ONLY, MID 60'S.

GOOD VOTER TURN-OUT IN JACKSON COUNTY  YESTERDAY.... 67.10%
4,429 ABSENTEE VOTES.
BRIAN MOORE OF LAMOTTE.WAS RE-ELECTED STATE REPRESETATIVE, GETTING 7,810 VOTES.   NOT FAR BEHIND WAS TOM SCHUELLER OF MAQUOKETA WITH 7,401.    MOORE IS A REPUBLICAN.
LARRY "BUCK" KOOS WAS RE-ELECTED TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS,
DEFEATING DAVE KENDALL.      KOOS, DEMOCRAT, GOT 5,674 AND
KENDALL 4,008.
CONGRESSMAN BRUCE BRALEY (D) WAS EASILY ELECTED TO A 4TH TERM, DEFEATING BEN LANGE.
IN JACKSON COUNTY, PRESIDENT OBAMA 5,877 AND MITT ROMNEY, 4,171.
A FORMER KMAQ ANNOUNCER (LONG TIME AGO), KEITH SOMERVILLE,  IS THE NEW MAYOR OF WYOMING.  

A CAR-DEER ACCIDENT AT  6:47 THIS MORNING.     DRIVER ALEX McLAUGHLIN OF MAQUOKETA AND IT HAPPENED ON THE BELLEVUE CASCADE ROAD.
ALEX WAS TAKEN TO MERCY HOSPITAL IN DUBUQUE FOR OBSERVATION.

THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB NEW WEB SITE STARTS AT KMAQ'S HOME
PAGE.....GO TO...WWW.KMAQ.COM AND CLICK-ON THE ROTARY SQUARE.
CHECK IT OUT!    IT FEATURES WEEKLY, A SILENT-AUCTION ITEM....
HONORS THE CITIZEN OF THE WEEK AND INTRODUCES READERS TO
A MEMBER OF THE ROTARY CLUB.

THANKS FOR THE VISIT AGAIN.

DENNIS VOY



BUCK KOOS WAS RE-ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
(DEFEATING DAVID KENDALL)

AND

BRIAN MOORE WAS RE-ELECTED TO THE STATE HOUSE
(DEFEATING TOM SCHUELLER)

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

RAINY AND COLD TODAY...42.
BETTER WEATHER COMING...IN 60'S SATURDAY.

NO NEWS TODAY FOR THIS REPORT.

I WILL HAVE THE ELECTION RESULTS HERE AROUND 9 TOMORROW
MORNING.

DENNIS VOY



P & K MIDWEST.....THE JOHN DEERE DEALER    ................JUST SOUTH OF MAQUOKETA.....
IN TIME FOR   "THANKSGIVING"..... IS ASKING THE PUBLIC TO HELP ...
FILL THE GATOR!     SHOWN ABOVE IS HANK FREDRICKSON, STORE MANAGER OF P & K MIDWEST IN MAQUOKETA.     BETWEEN NOW AND NOVEMBER 19TH,
YOU ARE INVITED TO DROP OFF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING AND PLACE
INSIDE THE CARGO AREA OF THE GATOR ABOVE:    NON-PERISHABLE FOOD
ITEMS, PERSONAL  HYGIENE ITEMS, CLEANING SUPPLIES, DIAPERS AND BABY FOOD.     ALL ITEMS WILL BE GIVEN TO THE MAQUOKETA COMMUNITY CUPBOARD.    ANY QUESTIONS, EMAIL DAVE WALSER, CONSUMER ACCOUNT
PERSON FOR P & K ...AT dwalser@pkmidwest.com
CLICK-ON THE PHOTO TO ENLARGE THEM!
NOTE:   ALL 6  P & K MIDWEST DEALERSHIPS, INCLUDING DEWITT AND LOWDEN , ARE ALSO DOING THE FILL THE GATOR!  AT THEIR STORE, TO BENEFIT THEIR COMMUNITY CUPBOARD.
DENNIS VOY