Monday, January 22, 2018

MONDAY DAILY

THE MAQUOKETA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL MEETING WAS
HELD SATURDAY NIGHT AT TIMBER EVENT CENTER AT TIMBER LANES.
TOP PHOTO,  THE FIREFIGHTERS THAT WERE HONORED:   FROM LEFT
TO RIGHT:   DANIEL NEUMANN 15 YEARS OF SERVICE....MATT TRANEL, THE
NEW CHEIF AND 15 YEARS...,.MARK BECK, FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR AND 20 YEARS AS THE CHIEF....DOUG GONNER, 35 YEARS....BOB LANE, 30 YEARS....
MARTY BALLIU, 20 YEARS....BRANDON VORBECK, 10 YEARS....AND GREG
BOPES, 5 YEARS.      MIKE DEMOSS 10 YEARS AND STEVE FRETT WERE
UNABLE TO ATTEND.    ABOUT 75 FIREFIGHTERS AND GUESTS WERE 
IN ATTENDANCE FOR THE DINNER, CATERED BY KALMES CATERING.

THE ABOVE MOVIE IS STILL SHOWING AT THE VOY THEATRE, BUT MUST
END THIS THURSDAY NIGHT.


DENNIS VOY

Sunday, January 21, 2018

SUNDAY DAILY

ONE OF THE "BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY"?    NO!   THE FIRST AND ONLY
COVERED BRIDGE IN JACKSON COUNTY, A NEW JACKSON COUNTY TOURISM
ATTRACTION.   DENNIS AND JEANIE ALTHAUS BUILDT IT ON THEIR PROPERTY
2 MILES NORTH OF ST. DONATUS.   YOU CAN SEE IT FROM HIGHWAY 52.
LAST APRIL, THE LANE TO THEIR HOUSE WAS AGAIN COVERED BY 3 FEET OF
FLOODING LUX CREEK.    THEY DECIDED TO BUILD A BRIDGE SO THEY
WOULD NEVER  AGAIN HAVE THIS PROBLEM AND DECIDED TO GO THE EXTRA MILE AND MAKE IT A COVERED BRIDGE.   IT IS 68 FEET LONG,  19 FEET
WIDE AND 12 FEET HIGH AND SITS ATOP CONCRETE PIERS WHICH GO DOWN TO THE BEDROCK.   THE BRIDGE IS MADE OF TWO FLATBED RAILROAD
CARS WELDED TOGETHER.   EACH RAILROAD CAR COST $17,000 AND THE
REST OF BRIDGE IS MADE OF TREATED WHITE PINE    DENNIS DID  A LOT OF THE WORK AND MOST OF THE PLANNING, WITH SOME IDEAS FROM IIW
ENGINEERS.    THIS SPRING, DENNIS PLANS TO ADD A LARGE ENTRANCE
GATE OFF HIGHWAY 52 THAT WILL READ "ANTLER RIDGE" PAYING  HOMAGE
TO HIS HOBBY OF PHOTOGRAPHING WILD LIFE AND DEER.       DENNIS AND JEANIE ARE SEMI-RETIRED, AND STILL CO-OWN FAMILY BEER AND LIQUOR
AT EAST DUBUQUE WITH THEIR SON TIM.    THEY WILL CELEBRATE THEIR 50 ANNIVERSARY NEXT YEAR.
THINK OF THE HUNDREDS OF CITIZENS AND TOURISTS THAT WILL STOP
BY TO LOOK AT THE COVERED BRIDGE AND HAVE THIER PHOTO TAKEN
ON IT.    A GIFT SHOP IN THE FUTURE?     YES...ANOTHER TOURIST ATTRACTION FOR JACKSON COUNTY.     MAYBE THE PEACE PIPE PLAYERS WILL PRODUCE A NEW PLAY, "THE COVERED BRIDGE OF JACKSON COUNTY".
ABOVE PHOTO FROM BELLEVUE HERALD-LEADER


NANCY AND I WENT TO A GREAT BREAKFAST THIS MORNING AT
BELLEVUE, SPONSORED BY THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #1354, AT
THIER KC BUILDING.   PANCAKES, EGGS AND HAM.   LONGTIME FRIEND,
KMAQ LISTENER, AND MARQUETTE SPORTS BACKER, JR. STEINES, SERVED THE HAM.   

FRIDAY:
THE CARDINAL BOYS LOST TO DYERSVILLE,  58 TO 51,
THE CARDINAL  GIRLS ALSO LOST TO DYERSVILLE, 60 TO 56  IN OT.
BOTH THE CARDINAL GIRLS AND BOYS BEAT THE WEST DELAWARE BOWLING
TEAMS.
AND SATURDAY, THE CARDINAL WRESTLERS TOOK 3RD PLACE IN THE
JOHN BYERS INVITATIONAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT AT WYOMING.

DENNIS VOY




Friday, January 19, 2018

FRIDAY DAILY

ROSE PAINTED HER OWN PORTRAIT AND IT WAS ONE OF THE 39.
CHARLES MORRIS, HUSBAND OF ROSE AND AT RIGHT TREVIS MAYFIELD OF THE MAQUOKETA SENTINAL PRESS.
BOB OSTERHAUS, WHO STARTED THE MAQUOKETA ART EXPERIENCE
(IN HIS FORMER PHARMACY BUILDING) YEARS AGO, WITH THE NEW
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY  PRESIDENT, WENDY WINTERSTEEN.    BOB,
AN IOWA HAWKEYE GRAD, WAS VERY NICE WHEN TALKING TO HER.
SHE IS THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT OF IOWA STATE, BUT HAS BEEN
A MEMBER OF THE STAFF FOR MANY YEARS.

ALAN TUBBS INTRODUCED WENDY
MARCIA HENDERSON, ANOTHER OF THE 39 PORTRAITS.     A MCHS
GRAD,  HER FATHER JOHN HENDERSON WAS LONGTIME EXTENSION
DIRECTOR FOR JACKSON COUNTY,  AND FOR MANY YEARS DID THE
KMAQ MORNING FARM SHOW ON KMAQ, AT BOTH OUR OLD STUDIOS
IN THE 50'S AND 60'S AND AT OUR NEW LOCATION STARTING IN 1970.
HE DID A GREAT JOB AS EXTENSION DIRECTOR AND ON KMAQ.
A REALLY FINE PERSON.    WAS FUN VISITING A FEW MINUTES WITH
MARCIA.   SHE HAS TWO BROTHERS.   HER DAD DIED IN 2000.   BELOW,
MARCIA AND HER HUSBAND.
SHE SURE LOOKS LIKE HER MOTHER.   BRINGS UP THIS DAILY REPORT
OFTEN OUT EAST.
THREE MCHS GRADS POSING FOR THIS PHOTO...MARCIA, LINDA TUBBS,
AND ROSE.
 A NICE EVENT IN MAQUOKETA.



 MAQUOKETA AT MARION LAST NIGHT, MARION 66, MAQUOKETA 12
 MARION HAD 8 PINS
 MAQUOKETA HAD TO FORFEIT TWO MATCHES
 JUNIORS ABE MICHEL AND ZAC GAVIN EACH PINNED THEIR MAN
 TOMORROW, THE CARDS WRESTLE IN TOURNAMENT IN WYOMING, IA
THE CARDINAL BOYS HOST WEST DELAWARE TONIGHT AND THE BOYS
TRAVEL TO MANCHESTER.
YESTERDAY, THE MAQUOKETA CARDINAL BOWLERS HOSTED CASCADE
AT TIMBER LANES.     THE GIRLS BEAT CASCADE 2550 TO1793.
ASHLEY WELLS WAS TOP FOR THE CARDS, WITH A 352 TWO-GAME
SERIES.     ALLISON FURNE HAD A 194 GAME.
THE CARDINAL BOYS ALSO WON, 2950 TO 2373 WITH CONNOR SCHNOOR
IN THE LEAD WITH A 224 AND 228.    DRAKE IVERSON HAS A 279.





DENNIS VOY

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WEDNESDAY DAILY

ANAMOSA CAME TO TOWN LAST NIGHT.    THE GIRLS GAME WAS WON BY
ANAMOSA, 55 TO 46.

MAQUOKETA WON THE BOYS GAME, 51 TO 38.
IT WAS "PACK THE GYM" NIGHT.   THERE WAS A LARGER CROWD THAN
NORMAL BUT STILL A LOT OF EMPTY BLEACHER SEATS.
AND WE LEARNED THAT THE AMOUNT RAISED TO UPGRADE GOODENOW
FIELD HAS REACHED OVER $500,000 AND NOT FAR FROM THE GOAL.

ALAINA LANZ AND HER HUSBAND ARE MOVING TO FRANCE, A COUNTRY
THEY HAVE VISITED MANY TIMES.   SHE IS LEAVING THE MAQUOKETA
PUBLIC LIBRARY IN MARCH TO LIVE IN A SMALL RURAL TOWN, LIKE
MAQUOKETA.   SHE HAS BEEN OUR LIBRARIAN OVER 7 YEARS AND HAS
DONE A GOOD JOB.    A SEARCH IS UNDERWAY FOR HER REPLACEMENT.
SHE SPOKE AT ROTARY TODAY.

WARMER WEATHER IS COMING SOON TO MAQUOKETA.

DENNIS VOY

















Monday, January 15, 2018

MONDAY DAILY

OVER THE WEEKEND, THE MAQUOKETA GIRLS AND BOYS BASKETBALL
TEAMS SPLIT WEEKEND GAMES.
THE GIRLS LOST TO 14TH RANKED WESTERN DUBUQUE FRIDAY
AND WON OVER CLINTON SATURDAY AND NOW HAVE A RECORD
OF 8 AND 6.
THE MAQUOKETA BOYS LOST TO WESTERN DUBUQUE FRIDAY NIGHT
AND WON SATURDAY NIGHT AND THEIR RECORD IS NOW 5 AND 8
THE MAQUOKETA WRESTLERS WERE IN A TOURNAMENT AT MARION
WITH 14 TEAMS AND PLACED 11TH.

DENNIS VOY




Sunday, January 14, 2018

SUNDAY DAILY

NANCY AND I AND DAVID ... AND AROUND 600 OTHERS... ATTENDED THE
JACKSON COUNTY CATTLEMEN'S BEEF BANQUET LAST NIGHT AT THE
FAIRGROUNDS IN MAQUOKETA.    BIG DELICIOUS STEAK DINNER...PROGRAM...ENTERAINMENT....DOOR PRIZES AND AUCTION.
THE NEW 2018 BEEF QUEEN ABOVE RIGHT IS TAYLOR FLEMMING, DAUGHTER
OF PAUL AND KELLY FLEMMING OF MILES.    SHE SUCCEEDS LAST YEAR'S
QUEEN ABOVE, CAMRY LAINE, LEFT, DAUGHTER OF DOUG AND NANCY
LANE.     GOOD NIGHT....THANKS TO EMCEE AND PRESIDENT JAMES JOHNSON AND WIFE ASHLEY AND THE BOARD FOR PUTTING THE EVENT
ON.    THE CATTLMEN HAD A GOOD 2017 AND LOOK FORWARD TO EVEN
A BETTER 2017.

I CONSIDER THIS DELMAR NATIVE A "GENIOUS"....MORE ABOUT HIM
ON THE ROTARY BLOG ON KMAQ'S HOME PAGE.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY


Friday, January 12, 2018

FRIDAY COLD DAILY


MAQUOKETA HOSTS WESTERN DUBUQUE TONIGHT IN A GIRL-BOY
DOUBLEHEADER.    5 GAMES TONIGHT, IN BOTH GYMS, STARTING AT
4:30 P.M.   THIS  BASKETBALL SEASON, 4 TIMES GIRL-BOY DOUBLEHEADERS WERE SCHEDULED     MORE THAN NORMAL.   AND THERE MAY
BE MORE.    MAKES SENSE.


BOTH ABOVE MOVIES START TONIGHT AT THE VOY THEATRE. 
THE #1 MOVIE IN THE COUNTRY, "JUMANJI" IS BEING HELD OVER FOR ANOTHER WEEK.
GREAT SELECTION FOR THE WEEKEND AT THE VOY THEATRE.


BEEF BANQUET TOMORROW NIGHT.     THE JACKSON COUNTY CATTLEMEN
INVITE ALL, AT THE FAIRGROUNDS IN MAQUOKETA.  A COMMEDIANNE
WILL ENTERTAIN.    SERVING FROM 5 TO 6:30.    SEE YOU THERE.

DENNIS VOY






Wednesday, January 10, 2018

WEDNESDAY DAILY

YESTERDAY, I TOOK A TOUR OF MAQUOKETA EYECARE, WHICH OPENED THIS PAST SUMMER AND IS OWNED BY MAQUOKETA NATIVE, DR. JACOB HAYWARD.    ON BUSY CORNER OF MAIN AND PLATT.    JACOB HAS BEEN
AN OPTOMITRIST FOR NEARLY 4 YEARS AND STARTED DEWITT EYE CARE
TWO YEARS AGO.    I TOOK A FEW PHOTOS OF THE BEAUTIFUL OFFICE.
I WAS GREETED BY RECEPTIONIST SUSAN BRIGGS.
HAD DR. JACOB BEEN BUSY,  I WOULD HAVE MADE MYSELF COMFORTABLE
IN THE WAITING ROOM ABOVE.    BUT HE WAS THERE AND I GOT MY FIRST
PHOTO OF HIM IN THE DISPLAY OF GLASSES AREA BELOW.

DR. HAYWARD HAS TWO OPTOMITRISTS AT HIS DEWITT OFFICE, SO HE
IS ABLE TO DO MOST OF THE EXAMS IN MAQUOKETA.
THIS ROOM LOOKS OVER EAST PLATT STREET.    LOTS OF SPACE IN THIS
BUILDING THAT WAS MANY YEARS AGO, A POOL HALL.    MOST RECENTLY,
THE U.S. CELLULAR STORE.
CAN'T READ THE BOTTOM LINE?   BETTER GIVE SUSAN A CALL AND MAKE AN
APPOINTMENT.     HOW'S THIS FOR THEIR PHONE NUMBER?
563-652-2020

TODAY'S DUBUQUE TELEGRAPH HERALD HAD A
STORY WITH MORE INFORMATION ON THE
DECKER HOTEL BEING SOLD....
YOU CAN CLICK-ON TO STORY TO MAKE IT LARGER AND EASIER TO READ.

AT SOLON, THE CARDINAL GIRLS WON LAST NIGHT, 52 T0 49 AND HERE, THE BOYS LOST TO
SOLON, 61 TO 54.

TODAY...LAST WARM DAY FOR AWHILE.

DENNIS VOY 



 

 

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

TUESDAY DAILY



IOWA GOV. KIM REYNOLDS YESTERDAY WITH HER MESSAGE TO THE LEGISTLATORS.    NEXT TO HER, ACTING LT. GOV. ADAM GREGG.   SHE IS NOW
FOLLOWING UP ON HER STATE OF THE STATE SPEECH WITH PUBLIC
APPEARANCES AROUND THE STATE, INCLUDING VISITING MAQUOKETA THIS
FRIDAY, AT 10:00 A.M. AT  FLAPJACK RESTAURANT.     OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
AND BOTH WILL BE HERE.



MAQUOKETA CARDINAL WRESTLERS SATURDAY PARTICIPATED WITH 10
OTHER SCHOOLS IN A TOURNAMENT AT TRIPOLI.   THE CARDS WERE
SHORTHANDED AND COULD NOT FILL FOUR WEIGHTS.    
THEY FINISHED IN 9TH PLACE AS A TEAM.

TONIGHT THE MAQUOKETA GIRLS PLAY AT SOLON AND MATT CLARK WILL
BROADCAST THE GAME ON KMAQ, STARTING AT 7:20, INCLUDING ON OUR
WEB HOME PAGE.
AND THE BOYS WILL HOST THE SOLON BASKETBALL TEAM.

DENNIS VOY