Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WEDNESDAY DAILY

JAKE BICKFORD AND I WENT FOR COFFEE THIS AFTERNOON AT McDONALDS
AND DR. PAUL BROWN STOPPED IN FOR A CUP AND WE HAD A GOOD
CONVERSATION.   MANY OF YOU REMEMBER THE "BROMAN AND BROWN"
MEDICAL CLINIC IN MAQUOKETA, FROM THE MID-50'S TO THEIR LAST YEAR
OF SEEING PATIENTS 27 YEARS AGO.     DR. BROWN, 94, WAS DRIVING
ALONE FROM HIS HOME (IN A NICE CARE CENTER) IN FORT DODGE TO
ROCK FALLS, ILLINOIS, TO HAVE THANKSGIVING DINNER WITH ONE OF
THE 7 CHILDREN.   ONE LIVES IN FORT DODGE AND HE HAS BEEN THERE
OVER 10 YEARS.    HIS WIFE DORIS DIED 7  YEARS AGO AND IS BURIED
AT MT. HOPE CEMETERY HERE.    DR. BROMAN, A COUPLE YEARS OLDER
THAN PAUL, DIED SEVERAL YEARS AGO.      DR. BROWN WAS A CITY
COUNCILMAN HERE IN THE LATE 70'S.   HIS CHILDREN ARE:   GEORGE IN
FLORIDA, ANN IN ROCK FALLS, JANET IN FORT DODGE, JIM IN FLORIDA,
PAULA IN MINNESOTA,  CAROL IN MINNESOTA AND PHIL IN DES MOINES.
SEVERAL ARE RETIRED.    AS YOU CAN SEE, HE LOOKS GOOD, HAS NO
HEALTH PROBLEMS, AND SUBSCRIBES TO THE MAQUOEKETA SENTINEL-PRESS TO KEEP UP ON WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE.    A COUPLE
YEARS AGO THERE WAS A REUNION OF FORMER EMPLOYEES  AND
THERE MAY BE ANOTHER SOMETIME.
THE MAQUOKETA GIRLS WON THEIR FIRST  BASKETBALL GAME OF  THE
SEASON LAST NIGHT, EASILY, AGAINST BENTON.

27  CLUB HOPE MEMBERS FROM MAQUOKETA HIGH ARE IN TEXAS
TO HELP WITH CLEAN-UP.   THEY ARRIVED THIS MORNING AND WILL
BE HOME SUNDAY NIGHT, VIA A CHARTERED BUS.    TOMORROW THEY WILL HELP SERVE A HUGE THANKSGIVING DINNER.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

TUESDAY DAILY

ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO, GARY WAS THE PERSON THAT DECIDED TO HAVE A
LOCAL DRIVE OF MONEY AND VOLUNTEERS TO BUILD THE 840 SEAT
AUDITORIUM AND IT OPENED 11 YEARS AGO.    IT WAS BUILDT AT A COST OF ABOUT $1 MILLION DOLLARS.    



NEED A SANTA?   HE'S GOOD.    EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT TO CONTACT HIM.


THE TWO ABOVE MOVIES....JUST OVER 2 HOURS TOTAL....START WEDNESDAY
NIGHT AT THE VOY THEATRE.    
YES..THE THEATRE WILL BE OPEN THANKSGIVING NIGHT.
AND WILL BE OPEN AT 2 FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT BARGAIN
ADMISSION.


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Sunday, November 19, 2017

SUNDAY DAILY

WE WENT TO THE BIG BAND SHOW LAST NIGHT AT OHNWARD FINE ARTS
CENTER.   WENT EARLY TO VIEW THE "FESTIVAL OF TREES".   THE 13TH
ANNUAL FESTIVAL IS REALLY NICE.   ENJOY A FEW PHOTO....
STOP AND SEE THE FESTIVAL ANYTIME BETWEEN NOW AND THROUGH
NEXT SUNDAY.....FREE ADMISSION.   YOU CAN BUY A WREATH OR
TREE IF YOU LIKE.

THE KEN KILLIAN BIG BAND SHOW WAS VERY GOOD AND INCLUDED A LOT OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC.   ATTENDANCE WAS OKAY, BUT SHOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER.
RICH HALL DID HIS USUAL GOOD JOB DOING INTRODUCTION TO SHOW
AND PLUGGING THE SPONSORS.    AND...FUNNY OR  NOT...HE GETS A
LAUGH TO KEEP HIM HAPPY.

WILL HAVE SOME BIG LOCAL BUSINESS NEWS,  HOPEFULLY NEXT WEEK.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

SATURDAY DAILY

THE NEW SAVANNA-SABULA BRIDGE OPENEND TO TRAFFIC YESTERDAY
AFTERNOON.   TOP PHOTO, THE NEW IN BLUE AND THE OLD IN THE BACKGROUND.    ABOVE PHOTO, NEW BRIDGE AT LEFT AND OLD AT RIGHT.


THE NEW CHRISTMAS SNOWFLAKES IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOEKTA.



IT WAS "DOLLAR DAY" TODAY AT THE GOODWILL STORE DOWTOWN.   THIS
WAS THE LINE WAITING TO GET IN WHEN THE DOORS OPENED AT 9.   THE
PARKING LOT WAS FULL FOR HOURS.

GOOD TURN OUT AT 1 THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE "RIBBON CUTTING" CEREMONY AT THE PAVILION AT PRAIRIE CREEK.    WITH FREE 
REFRESHMENTS, AND A BLAZING FIREPLACE..... AROUND 75 PEOPLE WERE ON HAND TO ADMIRE THE NEW BUILDING.  NO ACTUAL RIBBON TO CUT,
BUT A NICE PROGRAM WAS PRESENTED INSIDE.
JESSICA WAGNER, FROM THE CONSERVATION OFFICE, EMCEE.
CHRIS CORNELIUS, MEMBER OF FRIENDS OF JACKSON COUNTY
CONSERVATION.
EMILY HIGHWRM, NATURALIST FROM JACKSON COUNTY CONSERVATION,
AND WORKING HER LAST DAY AFTER 2 1/2 YEARS HERE.  TAKING
SIMILIAR JOB AT PRAIRIE Du SHIEN, WISCONSIN.
KATHIE ATKINSON, ALSO MEMBER OF THE FRIENDS GROUP.
AND..... LAST TO MAKE COMMENTS, DARREL PARKER, DIRECTOR FOR  OVER
20 YEARS OF JACKSON COUNTY CONSERVATION.
LOOKING EAST OUT OF THE PAVILION.  
THIS IS THE OUTDOOR PATIO OVERLOOKING  THE AREA IN PHOTO ABOVE.
THERE ARE 9 PICNIC TABLES, SO THERE WILL BE SEATING FOR AROUND 75 ...THESE 3 AND 6 INSIDE INSIDE.   ROOM TO  MOVE THESE 3 INSIDE IF
NEEDED.   ALL 9  TABLES MADE AND DONATED BY NICK MEYER OF
MAQUOKETA.
THANKS NICK.
ANOTHER GREAT DAY FOR MAQUOKETA AND JACKSON COUNTY.
PRAIRIE CREEK WILL BE ENJOYED BY MILLIONS.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

THURSDAY DAILY

THIS IS THE NEW  ENTRANCE SIGN FOR PRAIRIE CREEK RECREATION AREA
AT THE EAST EDGE OF MAQUOKETA.    THIS BLACK METAL SIGN IS
ATTACHED TO THE BIG BOULDER AND THE SIGN WAS MADE BY CLETUS
GERARDY OF GERARDY WELDING AT 5762 CAVES ROAD, MAQUOKETA.
TERRIFIC JOB.    SATURDAY AFTERNOON, DRIVE BY THIS SIGN ON THE
NEW 2-LANE ASPHALT ROAD  DOWN TO THE PAVALION.   THERE WILL BE
A RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY OF THE PAVALION AT 1:15.

THE NEW WALKING AND BIKE BRIDGE OVER THE MAQUOKETA RIVER AT THE
NORTH EDGE OF MAQUOKETA IS LOOKING GOOD.   THE PIERS ARE FROM
THE OLD VEHICLE BRIDGE REPLACED MANY YEARS AGO JUST TO THE
EAST.     THE MAQUOKETA TRAIL WILL CROSS HERE AND GO NORTH TO
THE HURSTVILLE INTERPRETIVE CENTER.



THE NEW SAVANNA-SABULA BRIDGE OVER THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER OPENS
TOMORROW AFTER A 1 P.M. RIBBON CUTTING.    PHOTOS TOMORROW.



KUHLMAN MOTORS IS CLOSING IN DECEMBER.   THE BUSINESS WAS STARTED BY RANDY AND VICKIE KUHLMAN IN 2009.    THE INVENTORY  HAS BEEN SOLD TO FINNIN FORD IN DUBUQUE.     THE KUHLMAN'S DID NOT SELL THE BUILDING OR LAND.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

FRIDAY DAILY

THIS NEW FAMILY MOVIE IS SHOWING NOW AT THE VOY THEATRE.

THE CHRISTMAS TREES AND WREATHS ARE READY TO ENJOY.....AT
NO CHARGE....AT OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER IN  MAQUOKETA.S
STOP OUT THIS WEEKEND IN THE AFTERNOON.

15 DEGREES IN MAQUOKETA THIS MORNING.  NOT A RECORD.

FOR SALE IN MAQUOKETA...A NICE 5-BEDROOM HOME ON NORTH JONES AVENUE.     SEE MANY PHOTOS OF THIS HOME, AND BIG YARD, AT KMAQ'S HOME PAGE,  UNDER THE NEW BLOG CALLED FOR SALE. 
GO TO WWW. KMAQ.COM AND CLICK-ON 
THE FOR SALE BUTTON

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

WEDNESDAY DAILY

1,597 VOTED YESTERDAY IN JACKSON COUNTY, 19% OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS.
IN MAQUOKETA, 17% WENT TO VOTE.    ABOVE TWO NEW COUNCILMAN.
AT LEFT, JACOB BAKER, A MAQUOKETA MINISTER.    HE DEFEATED RICHARD E. STIMMEL FOR A FOUR YEAR TERM REPRESENTING MAQUOKETA'S 4TH
WARD.    AT RIGHT, MARK LYON, ELECTED TO FILL A VACANCY IN THE 5TH
WARD FOR A TWO YEAR PERIOD.   HE DEFEATED JASON JAMES.    IN THE
MIDDLE, INCUMBANT JOSH COLLISTER, COUNCIL-AT-LARGE, ELECTED FOR
ANOTHER 4 YEAR TERM.   HE DEFEATED ERICA BARKER.  HE'S MAQUOKETA'S LONGTIME BAKER, OWNER OF "SWEET THINGS BAKERY" DOWNTOWN.
JESSICA KEAN IS ALSO A NEW COUNCIL MEMBER.   I HAVE NO PHOTO
OF HER.   SHE STARTS A FOUR YEAR TERM REPRESENTING THE 2ND WARD AND HAD NO COMPETITION YESTERDAY.    ALSO RUNNING UNOPPOSED AND
WINNING ANOTHER TWO YEAR TERM AS MAYOR, DON SCHWENKER.   NO
PHOTO OF HIM EITHER.   THE THREE NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS REPLACE
AMY MOORE AND CORY SIMONSON, WHO DID NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION
AND CECIL BENTLEY WHO MOVED FROM THE CITY.   THE THREE NEW COUNCIL WINNERS WILL JOIN JOSH AND THREE OTHER MEMBERS IN ATTENDING AT LEAST 35 EVENING MEETINGS THIS YEAR.

AT MAQUOKETA ROTARY TODAY, ROTARY PRESIDENT BRIAN SPANNAGEL
PRESENTED A $500 CHECK FROM ROTARY TO THE MAQUOKETA COMMUNITY
CUPBOARD.   ACCEPTING IT, BECKY SONSTEGARD AND PASTOR JEFF
DADISMAN.   BECKY HAS BEEN A LONGTIME VOLUNTEER AT THE CUPBOARD AND JANUARY FIRST BECOMES MANAGER AND AT A NEW LOCATION, STILL
TO BE ANNOUNCED.    PASTOR JEFF IS PRESIDENT OF THE MAQUOKETA
MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION THAT MORE OR LESS OVERSEES THE CUPBOARD.
PHOTO: JACOB BELLINGS



                                                                    COULD A BEEN?

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