Monday, August 21, 2017

MONDAY DAILY

THIS ZENITH CONSOLE RADIO WAS A BIG SELLER IN THE 40'S AND 50'S.
I TOOK THIS PHOTO OF IT SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE CENTRAL COMMUNITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 40TH ANNIVERSARY IN DOWNTOWN
DEWITT.
ANN SOENKSEN STARTED THE SOCIETY AND  HAS BEEN THE CURATOR ALL 40 YEARS.    SHE GREETED VISITORS FROM 1 UNTIL 4 IN THE MAIN BUILDING. 
THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER BUILDINGS.   IT IS A VERY LARGE, VERY NICE 
MUSEUM ON THE CORNER IN DOWNTOWN DEWITT.    OPEN EVERY
SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND NO ADMISSION. 
RED HENTON WAS THERE TO ENTERTAIN.   JUST AFTER THIS PHOTO HE
ASKED EVERYONE TO JOIN-IN SINGING "YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE".
THERE WERE COOKIES BY THE DOZENS TO PICK FROM AND ICE CREAM TOO.
ANN DEPENDS ON A LOT OF VOLUNTEERS AND BOB LEE, ABOVE, IS
ONE OF THEM.  SO IS HIS WIFE RAMONA.    BOB, BACK A DOZEN YEARS OR MORE,  LIVED IN MAQUOKETA AND WAS THE MANAGER OF "SKEFFINGTON'S JACK AND JILL STORE" IN MAQUOKETA.   NOW RETIRED.

 ANOTHER VOLUNTEER, JUDY KETELSEN, DID THE SPINNING WHEEL
DEMONSTRATION THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON.
WHAT'S A MUSEUM FARM EQUIPMENT DISPLAY WITHOUT A THRESHING
MACHINE.    THEY HAVE ONE.    OUT OF FOCUS ME,  WHEN IN HIGH SCHOOL
AND LIVING ON THE FARM FOR 2 YEARS,  USED TO TEND BLOWER ON ONE LIKE THIS.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ANN, THE VOLUNTEERS,  AND MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL COMMUNITY HISTORICAL SOCIEY OF DEWITT AND THE SURROUNDING AREA.

TWO OF IOWA'S BIGGEST FARM LEADERS WERE
ON "JUST TALK" THIS MORNING.   AT LEFT, JOE
HEINRICH OF RURAL MAQUOKETA,VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE IOWA FARM BUREAU AND MATT DEPPE OF
LaMOTTE, C.E.O OF THE IOWA CATTLEMEN'S
ASSOCIATION.    THEY TOLD ABOUT A  RECENT
TRIP THEY WERE ON TO CHINA.


AN ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN LATE SATURDAY NIGHT
AT THE U.S. CELLULAR STORE ON WESTGATE
DRIVE IN MAQUOKETA.     NO DETAILS YET.


CAN YOU SEE IT?
I WENT OUT AT 1 P.M. TO THE 
HURSTVILLE INTERPRETIVE CENTER
FOR THE EXCITMENT OF SEEING THE
ECIPLSE.   MANY KIDS AND ADULTS THERE LOOKING UP AT THE SKY.
WITH GLASSES, CEREAL BOXES, AND
OTHERS.












IT WAS EXCITING!

BUT..

IT WAS DISAPPOINTING!

1:13 P.M. CAME...

DARKNESS DID NOT COME.

FOR MOST...HARD TO SEE IT! 
OR VERY LITTLE!  

TWO REASONS....WE WERE NOT IN
LINE TO SEE IT AT ITS BEST....AND
IT WAS CLOUDY.

BUT A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL.

AS FOR ME...I'D RATHER LOOK UP
INTO THE SKY....
AT A DRIVE-IN MOVIE

DENNIS VOY


















































Friday, August 18, 2017

FRIDAY DAILY

MORE PROGRESS IN MAQUOKETA.    SCHUELLER AND SONS RECONSTRUCTION HAS OWNED THIS BUILDING ON EAST PLATT STREET
(FORMERLY LYOYD RICH WELDING) AND  NOW IS ADDING ON TO IT
AND IS ADDING A LARGE CONCRETE PAVED PARKING LOT OUT FRONT.
I WILL HAVE ANOTHER PHOTO WHEN IT IS COMPLETED.

 KMAQ WILL HAVE A BOOTH AT THIS FAIR.


SHOWING NOW AT THE VOY THEATRE IN MAQUOKETA.


I AM A MEMBER OF ROTARY AND HAVE TICKETS HERE AT KMAQ.    GOOD FOOD, FUN, AND CHANCE
TO WIN MONEY.

DENNIS VOY







 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

THURSDAY DAILY


THE MAQUOKETA CARDINAL FOOTBALL TEAMS WILL TAKE PART IN A
"SPORTS DRINK"  SCRIMMAGE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT (AUG 18) AT THE
NORTHEAST FOOTBALL FIELD AT GOOSE LAKE.     THE NORTHEAST REBELS WILL  HOST THE SCRIMMAGE, STARTING AT 6 P.M.    THE FRESHMAN-
SOPHOMORE TEAM WILL SCRIMMAGE FIRST AT 6.     THEN, THE
VARSITY SCRIMMAGE.    ADMISSION IS TWO BOTTLES OF SPORTS-DRINKS PER PERSON, POWERADE OR GATORADE PREFERRED.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WEDNESDAY DAILY

IN PHOTO ABOVE, TREVOR IS ON THE LEFT.    THERE WERE 12 IN COMPETITION....THE 6  FROM FAREWAY STORES AND THE OTHER 6 FROM
HYVEE STORES.    THERE WERE AROUND 300 PEOPLE WATCHING THE
CONTEST.     KEVIN'S WINNING TIME WAS JUST OVER 40 SECONDS.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

TUESDAY DAILY

THE BUILDING IS GOING UP AT THE NEW PRAIRIE CREEK PARK AT EAST EDGE OF MAQUOKETA.

THE SUN IS DOING A GOOD THING FOR THE MAQUOKETA YMCA.

DENNIS VOY












Monday, August 14, 2017

MONDAY DAILY

THE MAQUOKETA OPTIMIST CLUB DONATED NEEDED SCHOOL SUPPLIES
TO OPERATION NEW VIEW IN JACKSON COUNTY.   ABOVE, RONELLE
CLARK, THE JACKSON COUNTY OUTREACH COORDINATOR AND KATE
KRABBENHOFT, A MEMBER OF THE MAQUOKETA OPTIMIST CLUB.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

FRIDAY DAILY

THIS IS A VERY EXPENSIVE TV CAMERA IN MY OFFICE.   IT IS CALLED A
WEB CAM.   IT IS MOUNTED IN THE CORNER OF MY WINDOW.    THE BLUE
CORD GOES TO MY COMPUTER.   IT HAS NOT BEEN WORKING FOR SOME TIME BUT WAS PUT BACK IN SERVICE THIS AFTERNOON.    IT IS POINTED
TO THE MAQUOKETA STATE BANK SIGN WHICH GIVES THE TIME AND
TEMPERATURE 24 HOURS A DAY.   YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE POST OFFICE
AND CARS GOING UP AND DOWN MAIN STREET.    TO CHANGE THE
PICTURE EVERY FEW SECONDS, JUST PUSH F5  ON YOUR  KEYBOARD.
GIVE IT A TRY.     UNFORTUNATELY, THE WORDING ON THE SIGN IS
NOT VERY CLEAR AND NOT EASY TO READ, BUT NOTHING WE CAN DO
ABOUT IT.    GIVE IT A TRY.    JUST GO TO THE KMAQ HOME PAGE AND
CLICK-ON THE WEB CAM.

NOW SHOWING AT BOTH THE DOWNTOWN THEATRE AND THE DRIVE-IN
SOUTH OF MAQUOKETA.      GOOGLE IT AND WATCH THE TRAILER.
A  BRAND NEW MOVIE FOR ALL THE FAMILY.


ATOMIC BLONDE...COMEDY.....NOW AT VOY THEATRE.

FOR MORE ON THE THEATRES....GO TO WWW.VOYTHEATRES.COM
FROM THERE YOU CAN ALSO GO TO THE DRIVE-IN WEB SITE.

THIS FAMOUS CLOWN IS A NATIVE OF MAQUOKETA.    FIRST TO IDENTIFY HER
GETS A 61 DRIVE-IN THEATRE $10 GIFT CARD.   SEND EMAIL.

DENNIS VOY






MAQUOKETA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEBSITES







Thursday, August 10, 2017

THURSDAY DAILY

THE MAQUOKETA KIWANIS CLUB MET AT NOON TODAY AT THE EAGLES CLUB ON EAST PLATT.    ABOVE, PRESIDENT KATHY SEIFERT SHOWED MEMBERS TODAY THE NEW SIGN TO BE INSTALLED ON EAST PLATT STREET COMING
INTO MAQUOKETA.    KIWANIS IS ONE OF THE FINE SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND THEY MEET AT NOON EVERY THURSDAY FOR
LUNCH, A BUSINESS MEETING AND A PROGRAM.      THEY WELCOME
NEW MEMBERS.

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

WEDNESDAY DAILY

A VISIT THIS AFTERNOON TO SEE THE NEW ADDITION TO TIMBER LANES.
THIS IS THE NEW TIMBER EVENT CENTER, CONNECTED TO TIMBER LANES AT RIGHT.   NOTE
THE LARGE PAVED PARKING LOT.    IT WILL BE
FINISHED TO THE LEFT SOON.
IT IS LARGE!     WILL SEAT AROUND 500 AT ROUND
AND RECTANGULAR TABLES.   NOTE, LARGE STAGE AND KNOTTY-PINE CEILING.   THE TWO 
CORNER DOORS LEAD TO A STORAGE AREA.   
THIS PHOTO IS LOOKING EAST.    LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHT WITH WINDOWS ON BOTH SIDES.   
 A REALLY NICE LARGE BAR IN THE EVENT  CENTER.    BAR STOOLS ARE NOT IN PHOTO AS
THEY WERE TAKEN OUT WHILE TREATING THE FLOOR.   THIS BAR WILL BE USED ONLY WHEN A WEDDING, HIGH SCHOOL REUNION OR OTHER EVENT IS BEING HELD.    THE OLDER BAR IS STILL
THERE TO BE USED DAILY BY BOWLERS.   TIMBER LANES (NOW 27 YEARS OLD) IS OWNED BY LOUIE CLASEN.    IN PHOTO, NOTE DAUGHTER SAMANTHA, CLASEN, MANAGER OF THE EVENT CENTER.
HER WEDDING RECEPTION WILL BE IN THE CENTER JUNE 2ND.  
SHE, HER DAD AND BROTHER NICK WOULD EACH MAKE THE LIST MAQUOKETA'S  TOP 20 BOWLERS.
SAMMI CLASEN SAID YES TO CASIE McLAUGHLIN'S PROPOSAL DURING LAST SATURDAY'S OPEN HOUSE.    SHE IS EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW FACILITY...AND ABOUT HER WEDDING OF COURSE. SHE SAID THE EVENTS CENTER HAS BEEN IN THE PLANNING STAGE FOR EVER TWO YEARS.
REMEMBER REST ROOMS OF AMERICA YEARS AGO?     THAT HAS CHANGED....MANY LOOK JUST
AS NICE AS THESE AT TIMBER CENTER.
AN OUT OF THE WAY OVERHEAD DOOR OPENS UP TIMBER LANES FROM THE NEW CENTER.
THERE IS A LARGER KITCHEN, BUT MOST LARGE EVENTS WILL BE CATERED, USING THE NEW KITCHEN.   CASANDRA SAID THEY WILL CATER
SMALLER EVENTS.  
CONGRATULATIONS LOUIE!   ON THE WELL DONE
ADDITION!  

 ABOVE, BONNIE MITCHELL, CURATOR OF JACKSON COUNTY'S TWO MUSEUMS IN MAQUOKETA.....GIVING A PROGRAM TODAY
ON THE NARROW GAUAGE RAILROAD DEPOT
MOVED TO MAQUOKETA 2 YEARS AGO FROM LaMOTTE.      RESTORATION IS COMPLETE.
ARRANGING ITEMS IN THE DEPOT IS GOING ON NOW IN PREPARTION OF THE SEPTMBER 10TH
OPEN HOUSE.    A RAILROAD CAR, TRACKS 
AND A WATER TOWER WILL BE ADDED NEXT YEAR.


DENNIS VOY