Sunday, August 19, 2018

SUNDAY DAILY

SATURDAY WAS ANOTHER BIG DAY IN BEAUTIFUL BELLEVUE ALONG THE MIGHTY
MISSISSIPPI RIVER.    ANOTHER ATTRACTION ALONG THE RIVER WAS DEDICATED
YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE "FISHTIVAL" THE ANNUAL ART FAIR ALONG THE RIVER.   IT WAS FROM 10 A.M. UNTIL 3 P.M. AND
AGAIN FEATURED MANY ARTISTS, SHOWING AND/OR SELLING SOME OF THEIR
WORK.
ONLY SIXTEEN, AND THERE WILL BE NO MORE,  COMMUNITIES STATEWIDE ARE
GETTING A  PERMANENT  ART EXHIBIT FOR THEIR TOWN,  DESIGNED BY A NATIVE OF THE TOWN.
BELLEVUE DEDICATED THEIRS YESTERDAY.
MAQUOKETA WILL DEDICATE THEIRS IN THE GREEN SPACE SOON.
ALL 16 MUST BE UNVEILED BY THE END OF THE YEAR.
THERE WILL THEN BE A STATE-WIDE BROCHURE WITH ALL 16,  AND TOURISTS WILL
BE INVITED TO VISIT ALL 16 CITIES.
ABOVE, FROM THE NORTHEAST IOWA RC & D OFFICE IN POSTVILLE, MALLORY HANSON, WHO CAME  TO BE PART OF THE DEDICATION.    WITH HER, RONALD K. HANSEN WHO LIVES IN BELLEVUE AND DESIGNED THE TWO FISH STACKS.
MORE FROM THE TOP  PART OF PLAQUE, BELOW.
IN PHOTO ABOVE, NEXT TO ONE OF THE TWO FISH STACKS, AT LEFT, THE CHAIRMAN OF "FISHTIVAL" DAVE EISCHIED OF THE BELLEVUE ARTS COUNCIL....RONALD HANSEN....MAYOR PRO TEM ALLAN ERNST WHO ACCEPTED THE ART PIECE FOR THE CITY...AND MALLORY  HANSON.
EACH OF THE 16 COMMUNITIES RECEIVED  A $5,000 GRANT FOR THEIR DOWNTOWN ART EXHIBIT.    THE TOWNS THEN, FROM LOCAL DONATIONS, RAISED ANOTHER $10,000.

ANAMOSA WILL ALSO SOON UNVEIL THEIR ART EXHIBIT.     ELKADER'S HAS ALSO BEEN DEDICATED.     EASTERN IOWA IS FORTUNATE TO HAVE 4 OF THE 16.

DENNIS VOY




Saturday, August 18, 2018

SATURDAY DAILY

HORSESHOE POND  PARK AT SOUTH EDGE OF MAQUOKETA.
PHOTO:  Dave Voy
ANOTHER PHOTO BY Dave
HE HAS A BIG BACK YARD GARDEN.
THE FARMERS MARKET CONTINUES THROUGH MID-OCTOBER ON THE PARKING

 LOT OF OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER.  
OURS IS ONE OF THE BEST IN IOWA, WITH MUSIC, FOOD, KIDS GAMES, AND
A BUNCH OF VENDORS.   STARTS OFF AT 4:30 EVERY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.


A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE WEST SIDE OF OXFORD JUNCTION ABOUT
6 P.M. THURSDAY....THE WEAKEST RATING, EF-O.   MAQUOKETA WAS UNDER A
TORNADO WARNING, BUT CANCELLED SOON AFTER.    NO DAMAGE IN THE
KMAQ AREA THAT I KNOW OF.



SHOWING NOW AT THE VOY THEATRE.



KMAQ BUMPER STICKERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT MANY, MANY BUSINESS PLACES
IN AREA.   TAKE ONE AND PUT ON YOUR BACK BUMPER OR REAR WINDOW.
VEHICLES THAT HAVE ONE, ARE ELIGIBLE FOR DAILY CASH PRIZES.
OUR ACTUAL ANNIVERSARY IS A WEEK FROM TOMORROW, AUGUST 26TH.



MOE BANDY COMES TO OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER NEXT SATURDAY, AUGUST 25TH FOR 7 P.M. CONCERT.   A PREDICT A FULL HOUSE.

DENNIS VOY








Thursday, August 16, 2018

THURSDAY DAILY

THE "BUTTER COW" AT THIS YEAR'S IOWA STATE FAIR.   I TOOK THE PHOTO IN THE
AGRICULT'URE BUILDING.    NANCY AND I HOSTED THE KMAQ BUS TO THE FAIR,
WITH 50 FRIENDS AND LISTENERS OF KMAQ.    WE LEFT SHORTLY AFTER 7 A.M....
DROVE THROUGH A LOT OF RAIN AND SOME CONSTRUCTION HIGHWAY WORK....
AND GOT TO THE FAIRGROUNDS AT ABOUT 10:30.    AND THERE, NO RAIN AND A
GOOD WEATHER AFTERNOON.    IT WAS A BUSY PLACE, WELL ATTENDED FOR
SENIOR DAY.
THIS IS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY FOR JOHN DEERE EQUIPMENT.    THIS TRACTOR
WAS ALSO CARVED IN BUTTER.
THIS NEW HUGE  FERRIS WHEEL WAS POPULAR.... AT JUST $6 A RIDE.   NANCY AND
I RODE IT JUST BEFORE BOARDING THE BUS FOR HOME.
A PHOTO I TOOK AT THE VERY TOP.     THE FEATURE NEARLY IN THE MIDDLE....
A CLOSE-UP COMING.
ANOTHER PHOTO FROM THE TOP, OF THE ENTIRE CARNIVAL.
THE COWS MADE OF BAILING TWINE.     I SHOULD  HAVE TAKEN A CLOSER PHOTO.
TWO CAROLS, TIRED FROM WALKING, WATCHING SOME OF THE BILL RILEY TALENT
SHOW, HELD DAILY.
THERE IS A TRAILER PULLED BY A TRACTOR THAT TAKES ANYONE ON A FREE
RIDE AROUND THE FAIR GROUNDS.     WE STOPPED, THREE GOT ON AND SAT
ACROSS FROM US.    A SURPRISE!   RECOGNIZE HIM?    I'LL TELL YOU ON NEXT REPORT, WHO HE IS.

THANKS TO ALL 50 THAT MADE THE TRIP WITH US.    WE STOPPED AT  CORALVILLE
FOR SUPPER AND EVERYONE GOT A FREE PIECE OF PIE WITH MEAL.
SORRY THE MEAL SERVING TOOK LONGER THAN I HAD ANTICIPATED AND WE
GOT HOME A LITTLE LATE.     IT WAS A LONG DAY,  ENDING WITH ACHING FEET.
AND IT WAS A FUN DAY AT ONE OF THE TOP 5 STATE FAIRS IN THE COUNTRY.   OVER
A MILLION ATTEND EVERY YEAR AND IT GOES ON THROUGH THE 19TH.

DENNIS VOY





Monday, August 13, 2018

MONDAY DAILY

TO THE LEFT, IOWA HOME GROWN SWEET CORN.    THE EVENT, THE JACKSON COUNTY DEMOCRATS CORN BOIL, SATURDAY EVENING AT TABOR WINERY.  JUST ABOUT EVERY CANDIDATE WAS THERE TO GIVE  SHORT (SOMETIMES NOT SHORT)
SPEACH.   IT ONE OF THE TWO EVENTS I COVERED OVER WEEKEND.
THE OTHER....
.....THE FISH FRY SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE CLINTON ENGINES MUSEUM.    IT WAS THE
10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF THE MUSEUM.   THE PAUL PAPKE
MACHINE SHED NAMING CEREMONY WAS ALSO HELD.    NOW DECEASED, FOR MANY
YEARS HE WAS A VERY ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE JACKSON COUNTY HISTORICAL
SOCIETY.   IN FACT, HE WILLED A FARM TO THE SOCIETY.
ALSO YESTERDAY, ANYONE COULD TAKE A LOOK INSIDE THE NEW NARROW GUAGE RAILROAD CAR BEING BUILDT BY VOLUNTEERS  AND TO BE LOCATED NEXT TO THE NARROW GUAGE LaMOTTE DEPOT NOT FAR FROM THE MUSEUM.   THE CAR WILL
BE FINISHED AND READY TO BE PLACED ON TRACKS BY THE DEPOT NEXT YEAR.

A WEEK AGO SUNDAY, A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER FROM NORWAY (BRIAN TALLMAN) WAS AT  THE 61 DRIVE-IN THEATRE AND YESTERDAY, SENT SOME PHOTOS HE TOOK.     NEAT.... SHARP PHOTOS.



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Friday, August 10, 2018

FRIDAY DAILY

SOMETHING IS GOING ON IN THE "GREEN SPACE" IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.
WHAT  YOU SEE ABOVE IN THE PARKING LOT OF SCHUELLER'S ON EAST PLATT
STREET, GOES TO THE "GREEN SPACE".
EXCITING!    WILL KEEP YOU POSTED.     IT'LL BE THE "TALK OF THE TOWN".



"THE MEG"... NEW MOVIES, STARTS TONIGHT AT THE VOY THEATRE AND AT
THE 61 DRIVE-IN THEATRE.

"DOG DAYS"... A MOVIE FOR THE FAMILY...STARTS TONIGHT AT THE VOY THEATRE.

"DR. APPLIANCE" IN DELMAR, IS BUILDING A NEW BIG BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN
DELMAR.

DENNIS VOY





Thursday, August 09, 2018

THURSDAY DAILY

BELOW, A PHOTO AND STORY IN THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM THE  .....   
1ST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
IN MAQUOKETA.
 



THERE IS A NEW CHURCH IN TOWN   


DENNIS VOY





Wednesday, August 08, 2018

WEDNESDAY DAILY

JACKSON COUNTY FARM BUREAU  ANNUAL MEETING WAS LAST  NIGHT AT "OFFSHORE" IN BELLEVUE.    FULL HOUSE FOR THE CHICKEN/STEAK DINNER.
BLUM SPOKE FIRST...AND JOE HEINRICH SPOKE AFTER.   JOE, RURAL MAQUOKETA
DAIRY FARMER, IS VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE IOWA FARM BUREU.

JAIL VOTE:
YES, 52 1/2 PERCENT
NO, 47 1/2 PERCENT
60 PERCENT NEEDED TO PASS
BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARDS





DENNIS VOY







Tuesday, August 07, 2018

TUESDAY DAILY

BECAUSE OF A CANCELATION, WE NOW HAVE TWO TICKETS ON THE KMAQ
BUS TO THE STATE FAIR AUGUST 15TH.


US BANK IN MAQUOKETA IS CLOSING THE DOWNTOWN  BUILDING IN NOVEMBER.
THE BANK WILL CONTINUE OPERATING AT THEIR WEST SIDE OFFICE.



DOG DAYS STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE VOY THEATRE







DENNIS VOY





Friday, August 03, 2018

FRIDAY DAILY

THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI AS SEEN LAST NIGHT FROM A FERRY, TAKING CARS AND PASSENGERS FROM SABULA TO SAVANNA AND BACK.   BEAUTIFUL NIGHT... GREAT WEATHER...FUN TRIP WITH MY 3 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.    EASY TO TAKE GET TO.   IN SABULA, SIGNS DIRECT YOU TO  THE LINE-UP FOR DRIVING ON THE FERRY.      TWELVE  CARS/PICKUPS CAN GO ON EACH TRIP.   YOU DON'T HAVE TO STAY IN CAR.    TAKES  15-20 MINUTES TO GET TO THE SAVANNA SHORE AND THEY OPEN THE GATE AND THE THE CARS PULL OFF THE FERRY LIKE PULLING
AWAY  FROM A CITY STOP LIGHT.     IMMEDIATELY THE CARS WAITING IN SAVANNA START DRIVING ON TO THE FERRY.
NO CHARGE!   I THINK AT CASSVILLE, WISCONSIN, THEY CHARGE $12 FOR A CAR TO USE THE FERRY.    TAKE THE FREE TRIP TO SAVANNA AND BACK...TAKE THE KIDS AND GRANDKIDS WITH YOU.    YOU WILL HAVE AT LEAST TO THE END OF SEPTEMBER TO MAKE THE VOYAGE.

THE KMAQ BUS TO THE STATE FAIR ON SEPTEMBER 15TH IS FULL.   AND ON
THE WAY HOME, FREE PIE AT CORALVILLE.




NOW SHOWING AT THE VOY THEATRE.
YOU WILL LIKE THIS MOVIE!
DON'T MISS IT!


SAW THIS MOVIE THE OTHER NIGHT.   GREAT MUSICAL.  VERY GOOD MOVIE.    HELD OVER FOR 2ND
BIG WEEK AT THE VOY THEATRE.

DENNIS VOY








Thursday, August 02, 2018

THURSDAY DAILY

HER HUSBAND HAS BEEN MANAGER OF "TACO JOHNS" IN MAQUOKETA
FOR MANY YEARS.   THEY HAVE 3  CHIDREN....TWO IN HIGH SCHOOL
AND ONE IN COLLEGE IN CHICAGO.




STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE VOY THEATRE.    A VERY GOOD MOVIE.


BECAUSE OF THE TORNADO IN MARSHALLTOWN
MR. C AND BONNIE CHRISTENSEN HAVE MOVED
TO 1007 SOUTH 12TH AVENUE,
APT. 9, MARSHALLTOWN, IA  50158
EMAIL:  christensen.robert15@yahoo.com




DENNIS VOY