Thursday, July 27, 2017

THURSDAY MORNING DAILY

THE JACKSON COUNTY FAIR PARADE, CANCELLED LAST NIGHT...
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WILL BE HELD THURSDAY NIGHT, TONIGHT,
AT AN EARLIER TIME.....5:30 P.M.

IT WILL BE BROADCAST TONIGHT ON KMAQ AM AND FM AND
ON OUR INTERNET HOME PAGE.

DENNIS VOY AND SHERI MELVOLD WILL DESCRIBE THE PARADE
AS IT GOES BY THE KMAQ BUILDING.

GO TO WWW.KMAQ.COM AND TURN ON THE LITTLE RADIO ON THE HOME  PAGE.


CHECK BACK LATER  TODAY FOR POSSIBLY MORE ON  THIS THURSDAY DAILY. 

DAVE VOY WAS AT THE FAIR LAST NIGHT AND
TOOK A LOT OF PHOTOS.    TO LOOK AT THEM...
GO TO.....    VOY.PHOTOS

DENNIS VOY
















































Wednesday, July 26, 2017

NO WEDNESDAY DAILY

THE JACKSON COUNTY FAIR PARADE WAS postponed until THURSDAY night at 5:30 pm...TONIGHT.

IT WILL BE BROADCAST ON KMAQ AM AND FM WITH DENNIS VOY AND SHERI MELVOLD DESCRIBING THE
PARADE AS IT PASSES IN FRONT OF THE KMAQ STUDIOS.     FOR THE BROADCAST, GO TO  WWW.KMAQ.COM AND CLICK-ON THE LITTLE
RADIO ON THE HOME PAGE 

















Tuesday, July 25, 2017

TUESDAY DAILY

THE NEW TWO-LANE ROAD LEADING DOWN TO PRAIRIE CREEK WILL SOON GET A LOT OF TRAFFIC TO THE NEW BUILDING NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
THIS ROAD, WITH ENTRANCE ON EAST SUMMIT STREET ACROSS FROM ALLIANCE PIPELINE IS CLOSED UNTIL THE BUILDING WITH  REST ROOMS IS COMPLETED.    MORE PICTURES AS I DRIVE IN.
THIS PHOTO STILL JUST A SHORT DISTANCE FROM WHERE I ENTERED ON EAST SUMMIT.
HERE THE ROAD CIRCLES THE SMALL LAKE.    NOTE UPPER LEFT, THE ROAD
HAS A SPUR TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF LAKE.
THERE IS A CULDESAC DOWN BELOW BY THE NEW $125,000 BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
AFTER TURNING AROUND TO EXIT AREA, ANOTHER SHOT OF THE LAKE
FROM A DIFFERENT DIRECTION.
AGAIN...DRIVING BACK OUT OF AREA TOWARD THE EXIT ON THE HILL.  THE LATE BOB MARTIN OF MAQUOKETA WOULD BE SURPRISED AND HAPPY TO
SEE  HOW THE FARM HE GAVE TO THE COUNTY IS DEVELOPING INTO A
GREAT RECREATIONAL SPOT.




TODAY IS SET-UP DAY FOR THE JACKSON COUNTY FAIR WHICH STARTS TOMORROW.
KEEP AMERICA (AND THE FAIR) BEAUTIFUL!   OVER 100 OF THESE BARRELLS WERE PLACED ON THE GROUNDS AND CAMPING AREA.


WHEN AT THE FAIR, LOOK FOR THIS DISPLAY THAT TELLS ABOUT THE
NEW  EXTENTION BUILDING PLANNED FOR ON THE FAIRGROUNDS.    WHEN
COMPLETED, THE EXTENSION OFFICE WILL MOVE FROM THE COURTHOUSE
BASEMENT.

THE RV PARK IS GETTING FULL NORTH OF THE FAIRGROUNDS.





ANOTHER 25 STORAGE UNITS HAVE JUST BEEN FINISHED AT DOC'S  ON NORTH OTTO STREET AT THE NORTH EDGE OF MAQUOKETA.    YOU CAN
SEE THE OLDER BUILDING JUST BEHIND THE NEW, WHICH OPENED A COUPLE YEARS AGO.   IT ALSO HAS 25 UNITS.    I BET MAQUOKETA HAS
OVER 400 RENTAL STORAGE PLACES LIKE THIS OR LARGER.    LAST YEAR, SOME WERE BUILDT  WHERE THE LAZY J MOTEL WAS.   JUST THINK, THESE
UNITS COULD BE STORING OVER A MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF ITEMS
PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH.    DOC....LOOKS LIKE THERE IS
ROOM FOR A THIRD UNIT BELOW THE NEW ONE.


FIVE BUSINESS PLACES HAVE APPARENTLY CLOSED THIS MONTH IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.   ABOVE, "FORTE COFFEE" HAD BEEN OPEN ABOUT 2 YEARS,   NEXT TO BOB'S BARBER SHOP AND ACROSS FROM  THE THEATRE.
ABOVE, SIGN SAYS..."GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE".   IT WAS CLOSED TODAY.
IT IS AT CORNER OF SOUTH MAIN AND PLEASANT.
THIS LUNCH PLACE WAS OPEN ONLY A SHORT TIME, ACROSS FROM THE
GREEN SPACE ON EAST PLEASANT.
 THE ABOVE BEAUTY SHOP HAS NOT BEEN OPEN FOR WEEKS

THIS MATTRESS PLACE IS EMPTY.   ON EAST PLATT.   IT OPENED AROUND TWO YEARS AGO.    SHORTLY AFTER IT OPENED, ANOTHER MATTRESS
PLACE OPENED ON WESTGATE DRIVE AND IS STILL OPEN.    MAYBE TWO
IN OUR TOWN IS TOO MANY.
COUPLE NOTES:   ALL ABOVE HAD TO PUT UP WITH THE STREETSCAPE
DOWNTOWN CONSTRUCTION PROJECT LAST YEAR.   YES, THAT HURT SALES
FOR MANY BUSINESS PLACES.
AND...ALL ABOVE DID LITTLE OR NO ADVERTISING.    KMAQ WOULDN'T BE
CELEBRATING ITS 59TH BIRTDAY NEXT MONTH, IF ALL BUSINESS OWNERS
DECIDED ADVERTISING WAS NOT NECESSARY.

DENNIS VOY

























Monday, July 24, 2017

MONDAY DAILY

NORMA (and the late Bill) CASEL FAMILY....THE 2017 JACKSON COUNTY FAIR FAMILY

 EMCEE JOHN DAGUE
JUDY TONDERUM INTRODUCED ... AND TOLD MUCH
ABOUT THE FARM FAMILY AND PARADE MARSHALL

JUDY TALKING TELLING ABOUT PARADE MARSHALL LEIGHTON HEPKER AND HIS COVERAGE OF THE FAIR FROM HIS FIRST YEAR AT
KMAQ (1975) UNTIL NOW.

LEIGHTON, TELLING WHAT HE REMEMERS OF THE
MANY FAIRS HE HAS COVERED FOR KMAQ AND
THE INTERVIEWS HE MADE WITH FAMOUS PEOPLE.

THE 2017 FAIR QUEEN CONTESTANGS.
L TO R:   LACEY HOMAN OF BELLEVUE....ALLISON HUTE OF MAQUOKETA....CABRIE LANE OF SPRAGAUEVILLE AND SARA SMITHSON OF PRESTON.

AND THE WINNER:   CABRIE LANE

THE FAIR STARTS WITH THE PARADE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 6 P.M.
THE WEATHER FORECAST IS GOOD,
COOLER AND MOSTLY DRY.
FRIDAY NIGHT...3 INCHES OF RAIN
FELL IN MAQUOKETA. 
DENNIS VOY







  

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WEDNESDAY DAILY



ALL ABOVE HAVE A MAQUOKETA CONNECTION.
ONE IS THE NEW VOLLEYBALL COACH AT MCHS.
ALL 3 WERE AT ROTARY MEETING TODAY.
FOR MORE ABOUT THEM, GO TO KMAQ HOME PAGE
AND CLICK ON THE ROTARY WHEEL.



IT IS ONE OF BIGGEST COUNTY FAIRS IN IOWA.
SATURDAY NIGHT, THE KEITH URBAN CONCERT.
I WILL BE BROADCASTING FROM THE FAIRGROUNDS
TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON FROM 1 UNTIL 2 P.M.
AND FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROM  4 UNTIL 5 P.M.
ON BOTH KMAQ AM AND FM.























Tuesday, July 18, 2017

TUESDAY DAILY


STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE VOY THEATRE,
 4 STARS.




SHOWING NOW ...THRU JULY 27TH ...AT THE VOY
THEATRE  AND STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE
61 DRIVE-IN THEATRE.    I LIKED THIS MOVIE AND
MOST PEOPLE LIKE IT. 

DENNIS VOY









 

Monday, July 17, 2017

MONDAY DAILY



THE MAQUOKETA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT " BASH ON THE ASH"
WAS A BIG SUCCESS IN THE GREEN SPACE AND ON IT'S STAGE
SATURDAY NIGHT.   GOOD WEATHER.   GOOD TURN OUT.
GOOD FUN.   THANKS FIREMEN!! 



OVER 500 SAW THE "BASEMENT LADIES" SHOW
AT OHNWARD FINE ARTS OVER THE WEEKEND.
GOOD COMMENTS        GOOD MUSIC
FUNNY FUNNY






THIS MOVIE STARTS NATION-WIDE AND AT THE  VOY THEATRE FRIDAY

DENNIS VOY

























Friday, July 14, 2017

FRIDAY DAILY

THE BENCHES,  BANNERS AND FLOWER POTS ARRIVED THIS WEEK AND
HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE ON MAQUOKETA'S NEW MAIN STREET.   THE
MASTER GARDNERS WERE OUT IN FULL FORCE THIS MORNING, PLANTING
FLOWERS.
MORE PHOTOS LATER

DENNIS VOY 










 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

WEDNESDAY DAILY



MIDDLE-AGE KMAQ LISTENER (ST. LOUIS CARDINAL FAN) BROUGHT THIS  IN TODAY FOR OUR TRADING POST PROGRAM.    DECIDED I WOULD GIVE IT
A LITTLE EXTRA PUSH HERE ON THE  DAILY.

DENNIS VOY











NO TUESDAY DAILY

Monday, July 10, 2017

MONDAY DAILY

THE MAQUOKETA CARDINAL GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM WON THEIR OPENING
TOURNAMENT GAME, 10 TO 0 OVER MARION, THERE.    THEN, ON
SATURDAY NIGHT, AT MT.PLEASANT, THEY LOST  THEIR SECOND GAME TO
MT. PLEASANT,13 TO 6.    THEY FINISHED THE SEASON WITH A RECORD
OF 12 AND 23.    BUT, THEY HAD STARTED THE YEAR AT 1 AND 12.


IT WAS A GOOD CONCERT LAST NIGHT IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA AND
A BIG TURN OUT TOO, BEST EVER SO FAR THIS SUMMER.

THE MAQUOKETA CARDINAL BOYS FINISHED THEIR REGULAR SEASON
FRIDAY NIGHT, LOOSING A DOUBLE-HEADER TO WEST DELAWARE,
HERE AT OUR BASEBALL DIAMOND....6 TO 2 AND 2 TO 0.
THEIR RECORD NOW IS 4 AND 32 AND FRIDAY NIGHT THEY HAVE A
TOURNAMENT GAME AT MARION, AGAINST HE INDIANS.     MARION
DEATED MAQUOKETA TWICE DURING THE REGULAR SEASON.    MATT
CLARK WILL BROADCAST THE GAME AT 6:50 ON KMAQ-FM AND ON
OUR WEB SITE HOME PAGE.   PASS THE WORD.   GO CARDINALS.


THE CLINTON COUNTY FAIR IS THIS WED-SUN AT DEWITT.
THE CEDAR COUNTY FAIR IS THIS WED-SUN AT TIPTON.
THE WYOMING FAIR IS THIS FRI-SUN AT WYOMING.

DENNIS VOY