Tuesday, December 11, 2018

TUESDAY DAILY

THE MAQUOKETA BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM IS RANKED 2ND THIS WEEK IN THE
3-A STANDINGS, WITH THEIR 5 AND 0 RECORD.
THE CARDS HOST MT. VERNON TONIGHT.    FIRST GAME AT 6 AND BOYS GAME
AT AROUND 7:30.   BOTH GAMES ON KMAQ TONIGHT.   THE GIRLS HAVE A 4 AND 1 RECORD.

TOOK THIS PHOTO LAST WEEK...AND I THINK IT WAS IN LOWDEN, WHERE WE WERE
AT THE LEGION FISH FRY.



THE OTHER DAY I  POSTED A PHOTO HERE OF AN OLD HOUSE BEING TORN DOWN
BEHIND THE LIBRARY.
TODAY, I TOOK THESE TWO PHOTOS OF HOW THE EMPLY LOT LOOKS.
THE HOUSE BELONGED TO BILL AND BARB BOWMAN.    THE HOUSE TO LEFT
THEY OWN AND LIVE IN.   JUST TO THE NORTH OF THEIR HOUSE IS A SMALL APARTMENT BUILDING.      TAKE AWAY THEIR HOUSE AND THE APARTMENTS
AND IT MIGHT BE A GOOD PLACE FOR A NEW JAIL.    THE COURT HOUSE IS JUST
NORTH OF THE APARTMENTS.

SOME NASTY, BUT NOT REAL BAD, WEATHER IS IN THE FORECAST FOR TOMORROW AND TOMORROW NIGHT IN MAQUOKETA.  SOME SNOW, ICE AND SLEET.

SOMEONE FORWARDED THE BELOW.


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Sunday, December 09, 2018

SUNDAY DAILY

BOTH THE MAQUOKETA BOYS AND GIRLS WON THEIR GAMES FRIDAY NIGHT OVER SOUTH TAMA.    THE BOYS WON 78 TO 46 AND THE GIRLS 57 TO 53.
THE CARDINAL BOYS ARE  NO 5 AND  0 AND THE GIRLS 4 AND 1.

WE WENT LAST NIGHT AND ENJOYED  IT VERY MUCH.      GREAT
VOCAL TALENT AT MCHS FOR JOEL TO WORK WITH.   A FEW PHOTOS BELLOW.
THE HAND BELL CHOIR
THAT'S OUR KMAQ STUDENT ANNOUNCER IN THE  FRONT ROW, BRETT MASSEY...SURROUNDED BY ALL THOSE GIRLS.


DOUG MELVOLD IN BLUE GAVE THE PROGRAM AT ROTARY LAST WEDNESDAY, ABOUT THE SHIP HIS
FATHER, THE LATE ROBERT MELVOLD, COMMANDED.
CLICK-ON ROTARY BUTTON ON KMAQ HOME PAGE
FOR MORE ABOUT THE SHIP.


NANCY AND I ENJOYED THE ONCE-A-MONTH FRIDAY
FISH FRY AT THE LOWDEN LEGION.    LOWDEN,  A
HALF-HOUR FROM MAQUOKETA IS A NICE LITTLE
CEDAR COUNTY COMMUNITY, WITH LOTS OF KMAQ
LISTENERS.    THE LEGION MAKES SURE THEY HAVE
THIER FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH EVENT ON OUR
COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR EACH MONTH.
VERY NICE LEGION BUILDING AND A VERY ACTIVE
POST.   THEY SERVE AROUND 400 EVERY MONTH....
WITH THEIR DELICIOUS FISH DINNERS.  

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

WEDNESDAY DAILY

AN OLD HOUSE WAS TORN DOWN TODAY, ON WEST PLEASANT STREET, OWNED BY BILL AND BARBARA BOWMAN.    THEY LIVE IN THE HOME AT LEFT.
AND THE BACK OF THE MAQUOKETA PUBLIC LIBRARY IS AT RIGHT.

THE KMAQ 2ND ANNUAL PEANUT BUTTER DRIVE
FOR THE MAQUOKETA COMMUNITY CUPBOARD IS
STILL ON.      201 JARS  HAVE BEEN DONATED AND MORE COME IN DAILY AND EVERY CONTRIBUTOR IS LISTED ON THE KMAQ HOME PAGE.    CLICK ON THE PEANUT
BUTTER BLOG.    ANYONE THAT GAVE, AND IS NOT
LISTED, IS URGED TO EMAIL ME AND I WILL AD YOUR
NAME.   THAT IS OUR SANTA AT THE END OF THE
HALLWAY.

BASKETBALL LAST NIGHT, THE CARDINAL BOYS
DEFEATED CENTER POINT URBANA 66 TO 56 AND ARE NOW 4 AND 0.
THE GIRLS LOST TO CENTER POINT 71TO 32 AND ARE NOW 3 AND 1.

DENNIS VOY



Monday, December 03, 2018

MONDAY DAILY

SANTA AT DELMAR YESTERDAY...FOR THEIR BIG HOLIDAY SUNDAY.
LIONS SOUP, SANDWICH AND DESSERT SUPPER....BIG TURNOUT AS ALWAYS.
GOOD JOB YOU DELMAR PEOPLE.

DENNIS VOY



Saturday, December 01, 2018

SATURDAY DAILY

HERE IN TOWN, THE MAQUOKETA BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM DEFEATED INDEPENDENCE LAST NIGHT AND NOW HAVE A 2 AND 0 RECORD.

AT THE SOUP SUPPER LAST NIGHT AT CATHOLIC CHURCH IN PRESTON.....LATE....THEY HAD A BIG
TURNOUT FOR THE GOOD FOOD.   WE THEN WENT
TO THE TRENKAMP FARM EAST OF PRESTON.   GO
PAST GENO'S DRIVING EAST AND WATCH FOR LITTLE
SIGN TELLING YOU TO TURN RIGHT TO GET TO
TRENKAMP FARM.    BEFORE YOU GET TO IT, YOU
WILL DRIVE PAST THE CRAIG AND MELISSA REUTER
FARM ON THE CORNER....WITH TERRIFIC CHRISTMAS
DECORATIONS.    THEN...ENJOY THE WAY THE TRENKAMP  FAMILY DECORATED THEIR BARN
INSIDE.    WORTH THE TRIP.     OPEN TODAY, SATURDAY AND FINAL DAY TOMORROW.

DENNIS VOY


Friday, November 30, 2018

FRIDAY DAILY

KMAQ WAS 60 YEARS OLD THIS PAST AUGUST.
DEWITT DOES NOT HAVE A RADIO STATION.
NOR DOES TIPTON...OR ANAMOSA...OR  MONTICELLO.
MAQUOKETA HAS A STATION, THANKS TO THE MAN ABOVE.
NATE GOETZ BUILDT KMAQ.
HE DIED WEDNESDAY AT THE AGE OF 92, IN NAPLES,
FLORIDA.    THE PHOTO AT LEFT WAS TAKEN
IN 1958 AND THE ONE AT RIGHT IN 2012.
IT WAS SAD NEWS FOR ME YESTERDAY.
HE HIRED ME TO WORK AT HIS NEW MAQUOKETA
STATION BACK IN 1958.  
THEN, HE WAS A 32 YEAR CITIZEN OF MONROE,
WISCONSIN, AND A HAM RADIO OPERATOR.   
HE WANTED TO OWN A COMMERCIAL RADIO STATION, DID SOME RESEARCH, AND FOUND THAT
1320 WOULD WORK IN MAQUOKETA.    HE GOT AN
OPTION ON SOME LAND FROM DELBERT JETTER 
NORTHEAST OF MAQUOKETA ADJACENT TO THE
BRIDGEPORT CEMETERY.    A LOCATION FOR THE
TOWER WAS NECESSARY WHEN MAKING AN APPLICATION TO THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION FOR A NEW STATION.    IT TOOK NEARLY TWO YEARS AND THE FCC GRANTED A CONTRUCTION PERMIT TO BUILD THE STATION IN
MAQUOKETA.     NATE AND HIS BROTHER BOB, AND THEIR CPA,  WERE PARTNERS, BUT NATE DID ALL THE
WORK OF BUILDING, GETTING THE STATION ON THE
AIR WITH HIS NEW MANAGER, BOB BROWN, AND
THEN MAKING WEEKLY TRIPS TO MAQUOKETA TO
HELP RUN THE STATION.    THEN IT WAS ABOVE
WHERE THE MAQUOKETA CAFE IS NOW.    G. L. AND
SON BOB STOCKHAM REMODLED THE UPSTAIRS 
AND ON AUGUST 26TH, THE STATION SIGNED-ON.
NATE  WOULD STAY OVERNIGHT TWO OR THREE
NIGHTS A WEEK AT THE DECKER AND HE AND I
HAD DINNER TOGETHER MANY TIMES AT THE FAMOUS DOWNTOWN GREEN MILL AND AT THE
POPULAR STEAK PLACE CALLED "THE SOUTH INN" 
ON SOUTH MAIN STREET.   THE PARTNERSHIP NEXT BUILDT A NEW FM IN FORT ATKINSON, WISCONSIN.
AND IN 1965, DECIDED TO SELL KMAQ AND BUY A
STATION IN MARSHFIELD, WISCONSIN.    AND
NATE AND PARTNERS WANTED ME TO BUY THE 
STATION FROM THEM, ON CONTRACT, AND I DID.
THE REST IS MORE HISTORY.    WE DIDN'T SEE 
MUCH OF EACH OTHER OVER THE YEARS, BUT KEPT
IN TOUCH WITH LETTERS, ON THE TELEPHONE  AND
THEN LASTLY EMAIL.    IRONICALLY, HIS BUSINESS
IN MONROE WAS THE THEATRE BUSINESS, A DRIVE-IN
AND DOWNTOWN THEATRE.    HIS WIFE RUTH OF 63 YEARS DIED IN 2010 AND HE MARRIED MARY IN  2012
AND THEY LIVED FOR 5 YEARS IN A RETIREMENT HOME IN NAPLES.    HIS ONLY CHILD WAS DAVE
GOETZ, RETIRED DOCTOR,  AND HE AND HIS  FAMILY ARE SURVIVORS.
SORRY FOR THE LONG STORY, BUT I FELT THIS NEEDED TO BE PART OF MAQUOKETA'S HISTORY....
THE STORY OF THE PERSON THAT  BUILDT KMAQ.
AND AGAIN, HAD HE NOT,  MAQUOKETA WOULD
NEVER HAVE HAD A RADIO STATION.
MY SYMPATHY TO DAVE AND FAMILY AND MY WISH
OF COURSE IS THAT NATE GOETZ WILL REST IN
PEACE.
ABOVE, NATE AND I DOING A REMOTE BROADCAST IN 1959.    AT LEFT EDGE OF PHOTO, THE LATE DUANE WILLEY WHO WAS THE MANAGER OF KMAQ FROM
1959 TO 1960 WHEN AFTER AN AUTO ACCIDENT WAS NOT ABLE TO COME BACK
TO WORK.    I, WITH NATE'S HELP,  MANAGED THE STATION UNTIL A NEW MANAGER WAS HIRED.    THAT NEW MANAGER DID NOT WORK OUT AND I
THEN WAS NAMED MANAGER BY NATE IN 1960, AT THE AGE OF 21.    THE FIRST
KMAQ MANAGER IN 1958 WAS BOB BROWN.   AFTER A YEAR, HE WENT TO 
MANAGER THE NEW FORT ATKINSON, WISCONSIN GOETZ STATION IN 1959 AND WILLEY TOOK HIS PLACE AT KMAQ.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

THURSDAY DAILY

THIS PILE OF WOOD,  WAS THE OLD TICKET BOOTH AT GOODENOW FIELD IN MAQUOKETA.    THERE WILL BE A NEW ENTRANCE NEXT YEAR AND
TICKET BOOTH,  ALONG WITH MANY OTHER ENHANCEMENTS, ESPECIALLY
A BADLY  NEEDED NEW FENCE AROUND THE ENTIRE COMPLEX.



THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT REQUIRES ALL STREET CORNERS
TO HAVE HANDICAPPED ACCESS FOR WHEEL CHAIRS.     CITIES HAVE
YEARS TO GET THIS DONE.   MAQUOKETA HAS MANY, MANY DONE AND
MORE PLANNED FOR NEXT YEAR.   SOME TAKE MORE WORK AND
MATERIALS AND COST MORE, LIKE THIS ONE.   NOTE THE RETAINING WALL.



STARTS NATIONWIDE FRIDAY  NIGHT....
AT VOY THEATRE TOO.
EXPECTED TO BE A BIG HIT!

DENNIS VOY



Wednesday, November 28, 2018

WEDNESDAY DAILY

GREAT MAQUOKETA SANTA.   NOTICE GUITAR.

111 W. LOCOST STREET

THE  NEW FRONT SIDEWALK AND THE
FOUR NEW FRONT PILLARS.
WHEN FINISHED NEXT YEAR, IT WILL 
BE THE BEST VETERAN'S MEMORIAL
IN IOWA.

NEW OHNWARD BANK HOLDING COMPANY EXPANSION .. A COUPLE
YEARS AGO THE KELLAMS AND BERTCH
BUILDING WAS THERE.
AND THE INSIDE OF MAQUOKETA STATE BANK (REMODELING) IS LOOKING SUPER.

WE ARE UP TO 74 DONATED PEANUT
BUTTER JARS.    

MAQUOKETA BOYS WON THEIR OPENING GAME OF THE SEASON LAST NIGHT AT VINTON AND HERE, THE GIRLS WON THIER 2ND GAME OVER VINTON AND ARE NOW 2 AND O.

DENNIS VOY






Tuesday, November 27, 2018

TUESDAY DAILY




THE MAQUOKETA CARDINAL BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM PLAYS THEIR FIRST GAME OF THE  SEASON TONIGHT AT VINTON.     DALE SCOTT WILL HAVE THE
PLAY-BY-PLAY AT 7:15 TONIGHT ON KMAQ AND HERE ON THE WEB SITE.



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Monday, November 26, 2018

MONDAY DAILY

THE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM
FRONT ROW:  LUKE HAHLE, ROGER HARDIN, AARON SCHWENKE
BACK ROW-LEFT TO RIGHT:   JAY WEIDERHOLT, BOBBY JOST, DAN BREWSTER, ERIC WEIDERHOLT, WILL RENNER AND JR ROMER

THE RUNNERUP TEAM:   L TO R    
CALE MUHLHAUSEN, BEN STRATHMAN, CORY WIRTH, ALEX GILMORE,
LANDON AUNAN, JOHN DIETZEL AND CARTER RIVER


CODY WIRTH, JACK MARLOWE AND DAN BREWSTER


CLINTON, THE QUAD CITIES, DEWITT....ALL SOUTH OF
HIGHWAY136 GOT 10 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW
YESTERDAY AND LAST NIGHT.    MAQUOKETA, NONE.

DENNIS VOY





Friday, November 23, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

WEDNESDAY DAILY


SHOWING NOW IN MAQUOKETA.


SHOWING NOW IN MAQUOKETA.

SHOWING NOW IN MAQUOKETA.


THURSDAY, NO MATINEE SHOWINGS.
THURSDAY NIGHT, ALL 3 MOVIES AT 7 
FRIDAY,  SPECIAL MATINEE AT 2 OF ALL 3 MOVIES.

THE MAQUOKETA GIRLS WON THIER
FIRST BASKETBALL GAME OF THE
SEASON, DEFEATING WILLIAMSBURG.




DENNIS VOY