Wednesday, December 11, 2019

WEDNESDAY DAILYAAAAAAAAAAA

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BONNIE MITCHELL, CURATOR OF BOTH MAQUOKETA MUSEUMS, HOLDING ON TO
THAT DRAWER OF MONEY WITH A BIG SMILE BECAUSE LAST NIGHT, THE JACKSON
COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S ANNUAL  SOUP SUPPER AND COOKIE WALK
WAS A BIG SUCCESS.   A SELL-OUT OF COOKIES AFTER LOTS OF DELICIOUS SOUP.


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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

TUESDAY DAILY

NANCY AND I WERE INVITED TO THE JACKSON COUNTY MASTER GARDNERS
CHRISTMAS PARTY AND AWARDS NIGHT LAST NIGHT IN BELLEVUE.   THE EVENT
WAS HELD IN THE DINING ROOM NEXT TO BELLEVUE'S BREWERY.      SO, I HAD MY
FIRST BEER BREWED IN THE COUNTY AND IT WAS GOOD.      THEN THE DELICIOUS DINNER CATERED BY THE  RIVERVIEW HOTEL.   KEEP THEM IN MIND.    NEXT,
THE  MANY AWARDS TO MEMBERS AND GUESTS.    I RECEIVED A THANK YOU
CERTIFICATE FOR PROMOTING THE GARDNERS ON KMAQ DURING THE YEAR.
THIS INCLUDES THE  TWICE-MONTHLY "JUST TALK" SHOW.     ON LEFT,   A
CERTIFICATE TO SANDRA GERLACH AND  ON RIGHT ONE TO  MELISSA WOOD, BOTH FOR THINGS THEY DO TO HELP MAKE THE JACKSON COUNTY (NOW IN 20TH YEAR)
ONE OF THE TOPS IN THE STATE.    FUN AND CAROLS CLOSED OUT THE NIGHT.
LIKE MY CHRISTMAS SWEATER?

PHOTO BY TERRY IHRIG

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Monday, December 09, 2019

MONDAY DAILY

MIKE KELLY OF PRESTON,  KMAQ'S NEW BASKETBALL PLAY-BY-PLAY MAN.
DID HIS FIRST GAME LAST WEEK FOR THE CARDINAL BOYS (A VICTORY) AND WITH THEIR 1 AND 0 RECORD TAKE ON CENTERPOINT-URBANA TOMORROW NIGHT.   THE ROAD GAME WILL START AT  7:30 AND MIKE WILL TAKE TO THE AIR AT ABOUT 7:20 TOMORROW NIGHT, ON KMAQ-FM 95.1 AND ON OUR INTERNET HOME PAGE
AT WWW.KMAQ.COM
LAST FRIDAY NIGHT, HE DID THE CARDINAL GIRL'S GAME AGAINST INDEPENDENCE WHICH WAS EASILY WON BY MAQUOKETA  AND THEIR  RECORD IS NOW 4 AND 0 AND THEY ARE RANKED IN THE TOP 15 IN THE STATE.
MIKE IS A FORMER BASKETBALL COACH AND IS THE CROSS COUNTRY COACH FOR EAST CENTRAL IN PRESTON.    HIS WIFE HEIDI SITS NEXT TO HIM AND KEEPS THE STATS FOR HIM.   MIKE ALSO WORKS FOR OLY'S GARAGE IN PRESTON.

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PHOTO BY HEIDI KELLY



Friday, December 06, 2019

FRIDAY DAILY

AFTER JUST ONE WEEK, WE HAVE 179  JARS OF PEANUT BUTTER IN OUR HALLWAY FOR MAQUOKETA COMMUNITY CUBBOARD.     VERY GOOD.
OUR GOAL IS 400 AND THAT WOULD BEAT LAST YEAR.


THE MAQUOKETA BOYS WON THEIR OPENING 
BASKETBALL GAME OF THE SEASON TUESDAY NIGHT.
THE GIRLS HAVE A 3 AND 0 RECORD, ARE RANKED
12TH IN THE STATE AND HOST INDEPENDENCE TONIGHT.   WE WILL HAVE THE GAME RIGHT HERE
ON THE KMAQ HOME PAGE, STARTING AQT 7:20.



HELD OVER FOR A 3RD WEEK AT THE VOY THEATRE


START TONIGHT AT THE VOY THEATRE


ALSO STARTS TONIGHT AT THE VOY THEATRE

THREE OF THE TOP NEW MOVIES IN THE COUNTRY
SHOWING IN MAQUOKETA


















THERESA CELENTANO DECORATED AT KMAQ
YESTERDAY.    NOTICE THE OLD RADIO ON THE
TABLE BETWEEN THE TWO BLACK CHAIRS.

HAVE A NICE WEEKEND..... WE ARE GETTING READY FOR SOME REALLY COLD WEATHER NEXT WEEK.

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Tuesday, December 03, 2019

TUESDAY DAILY

THE MAQUOKETA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE DEADLINE FOR VOTING IN THE RESIDENTIAL DECORATING CONTEST IS DECEMBER 13TH.     DRIVE BY THE 9 ENTRIES, VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE AND DROP OFF YOUR CHOICE TO THE CHAMBER OFFICE DOWNTOWN.
HERE ARE THE HOMES ENTERED....
THE HOWELL HOME WON LAST YEAR AND CAN NOT WIN TWO YEARS IN A ROW.
BUT BE SURE AND SEE IT ANYWAY.  

OVER 80 JARS OF PEANUT BUTTER HAVE BEEN 
BROUGHT TO KMAQ IN OUR 3RD ANNUAL PEANUT
BETTER AT CHRISTMAS TIME DRIVE....AND TO BE TAKEN TO THE MAQUOKETA COMMUNITY CUPBOARD BEFORE CHRISTMAS.  
ON KMAQ HOME PAGE, GO TO THE PEANUT BUTTER BUTTON AND GET MORE INFORMATION AND SEE WHO  HAS GIVEN SO FAR. 

THE MAQUOKETA CARDINAL BOYS  BASKETBALL TEAM HAS THEIR OPENING GAME OF SEASON TONIGHT  AT OUR GYM.   THE GAME WILL BE ON KMAQ WITH OUR NEW PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER, MIKE KELLY.
HE WILL GO ON THE AIR AT 7:20 ON KMAQ FM AND
ON OUR HOME WEB PAGE. 
THE CARDINAL GIRLS  HAVE ALREADY WON 2 GAMES.
WE WILL BROADCAST ONE OF THEIR GAMES NEXT
WEEK.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

WEDNESDAY DAILY

SOMEONE WAS DRIVING THROUGH JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI AND NOTICED
THIS CAR IN FRONT OF THEM.





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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

TUESDAY DAILY

THE MAQUOKETA COMPANY ON JACOBSEN DRIVE IN THE INDUSTRIAL PARK
WILL EXPAND BY 14,000 SQUARE FEET.    GROUND HAS BEEN BROKEN AND
THE EXPANSION WILL BE COMPLETED NEXT YEAR.    IT STARTED WITH 3 EMPLOYEES IN MAQUOKETA ABOUT 30 YEARS AGO AND NOW EMPLOYS 30 HERE AND MORE WILL BE ADDED NEXT YEAR.    IT IS A 100 YEAR OLD COMPANY THAT  STARTED
IN DUBUQUE AND STILL HAS A LARGER FACTORY THERE.

STARTS FRIDAY IN MAQUOKETA.

ALSO STARTS FRIDAY AT THE VOY THEATRE.

"FROZEN 2" WILL HOLD OVER FOR A 2ND WEEK.


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Monday, November 25, 2019

MONDAY DAILY

THE DOWNTOWN MAIN STREET CAFE WILL BE MOVING TO THE FORMER FLAPJACK
RESTAURANT, THAT HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR MONTH.



 THE NEW HOSPITAL IN MAQUOKETA GOING UP ON THE HILL SOUTH OF WALMART.
PROJECTED OPENING....LATE NEXT  YEAR.


A 1947 PHOTO OF THE FORMER PASTIME THEATRE IN MAQUOKETA, WHERE SMILES ON MAIN IS LOCATED NOW.   IT MADE WAY FOR A NEW STORE IN 1973.    BANK DAY WAS VERY POPULAR.   IT WAS UP TO $500 WHEN THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN.     THAT WAS A LOT OF MONEY IN 1947.
THE WINNER HAD TO BE PRESENT TO WIN.    I OWNED AND RAN IT FOR THE FINAL 3-MONTHS, IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER IN 1972 AND JANUARY OF 1973.
THE NEW VOY THEATRE OPENED IN MARCH OF 1973, SO MAQUOKETA DID NOT
HAVE A THEATRE FOR ABOUT 6 WEEKS IN 1973.    I HAVE A COUPLE THE PASTIME
SEATS IN THE KMAQ BASEMENT.    THE PROJECTIONIST WAS HOWARD BRINKER.
FOR 40 YEARS. THE ONLY JOB IN HIS LIFE.    I HAVE HIS TABLE TOP RADIO IN MY
KMAQ OFFICE AND IT STILL WORKS.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019

THURSDAY DAILY

A  NEW CITY EMPLOYEE.    GO TO KMAQ HOME PAGE AND CLICK-ON THE ROTARY WHEEL FOR MORE ABOUT MALLORY SMITH.

MONDAY PHOTO OF FRAN RILEY AND ME (AND I?) IN KMAQ STUDIO AFTER HE DID THE VIDEO FOR CHANNEL 6 ABOUT MY 61 YEARS IN MAQUOKETA.    HAD LOTS OF NICE COMMENTS ON VIDEO AND THERE WERE SOME WANTING TO SEE IT ...  THE REASON IT WAS PUT HERE ON DAILY YESTERDAY.    FRAN...VERY NICE GUY AND
WILL BE MISSED AFTER RETIRING AFTER 46 YEARS
NEXT WEDNESDAY.



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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

TUESDAY DAILY

THIS HOLIDAY SHOW IS  SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 4 P.M. AT OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER.   ADVANCE TICKETS ARE $22 AND ON SALE MORNINGS AT THE
OHNWARD BOX OFFICE AND ALSO AT THE MAIN BANK OF MAQUOKETA STATE BANK, OSTERHAUS PHARMACY, THE BELLEVUE PHARMACY AND THE PRESTON PHARMACY.




YESTERDAY THE MAIN STREET XMAS DECORATIONS WENT UP AND
THIS MORNING, THEY PUT UP THE TREE IN THE GREEN SPACE DOWNTOWN.
IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE          CHRISTMAS IN MAQUOKETA.

STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE VOY 3 THEATRE.    EXPECTED TO BE A HUGE
HIT LIKE THE FIRST ONE.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

FRIDAY DAILY





THIS COMEDY  HELD OVER AT VOY THEATRE


STARTS TONIGHT NATIONWIDE AND HERE IN MAQUOKETA.


KIDS PROGRAM TOMORROW AT MAQUOKETA ART EXPERIENCE DOWNTOWN.

BUSINESS BITS...
PRETTY SURE FLAPJACK RESTAURANT BUILDING HAS BEEN SOLD TO BE
USED AGAIN FOR A RESTAURANT.
DETAILS ON SWEET THINGS  BAKERY SALE WILL BE GIVEN AT MONDAY
NIGHT'S CITY COUNCIL MEETING.    EXCITING PLANS.
SOMEONE IS LOOKING AT RESTORATION OF THE MITCHELL-MASKREY MILL
DOWNTOWN.   WOW..WOULD THAT BE SOMETHING GREAT.
OLD GRAHAMS DEPARTMENT STORE, THEN LATER, TIMBER CITY SHIRT WORKS BUILDING, IS BEING COMPLETELY RESTORED AND SOUNDS  LIKE A BREWERY
WILL GO INTO IT.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

MONDAY DAILY

THE VETERANS DAY PROGRAM IN MAQUOKETA WAS POSTPONED TO TUESDAY MORNING (TOMORROW) AT 8:45 AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL.
THE MOVE WAS MADE BECAUSE OF THE SNOW STORM LAST NIGHT AND
SNOW THIS MORNING.
SCHOOL STARTED 2 HOURS LATE THIS MORNING.

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Wednesday, November 06, 2019

WEDNESDAY DAILY

INTRODUCING....
 THE TWO NEW MAQUOKETA CITY COUNCILMAN
NATHAN WOODWARD, CO-OWNER OF "SQUIRES MANOR BED AND BREAKFAST"....SHOWN IN THE DINING ROOM GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS.
CAME TO MAQUOKETA FROM CALIFORNIA TWO YEARS AGO AND LOVES MAQUOKETA AND BELIEVES
IS HAS A GREAT FUTURE IN TOURISM.    WAS IN PEACE PIPE PLAYERS PRODUCTION OF "OUR TOWN" IN OCTOBER AND IS INTERESTED IN STARTING A FILMFEST IN MAQUOKETA.    HE STARTS ON THE COUNCIL IN EARLY JANUARY AND WAS APPOINTED BY THE COUNCIL TO FILL THE TERM OF A MEMBER
THAT RESIGNED THIS SUMMER.
DAN  HOLM YESTERDAY DEFEATED INCUMBANT RON
HORAN.    HE MARRIED MAQUOKETA NATIVE DEB
DURKOP AND LIVED IN MAQUOKETA IN THE 80'S.
THEY THEN MOVED TO SAN FRANCISCO WHERE THEY WERE STEWARDS (BUTLERS) FOR VERY RICH
FOLKS THAT LIVED IN THE RURAL AREA FO S.F.
DURING 20 YEARS, THEY WORKED FOR 3 DIFFERENT
FAMILIES, TAKING CARE OF EVERY DETAIL OF 
LIFE.    DEB IN CHARGE OF INSIDE THE HOME AND 
DAN THE OUTSIDE.   THEY NORMALLY HAD A STAFF
OF 8 T0 10.    THE R ICH  COUPLE OR FAMILY SIMPLY WANTED TO ENJOY THEIR MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOME, AND LEAVE THE CHORES TO THEIR BUTLER
STAFF. 
NOW DAN AND DEB WORK DURING SUMMER MONTHS
FOR THE "CODFISH HOLLOW BARN".   

ALSO YESTERDAY IN THE ELECTION, INCUMBANT
KEVIN KUHLMAN DEFEATED RICHARD RICKERL.

RUMOR AROUND....THAT THE DECKER HOTEL AND
RESTAURANT IS CLOSING.  NOT SO SAYS THE
OWNER.

THIS NOT A RUMOR...BUT NO DETAILS YET.
"SWEET THINGS BAKERY" DOWNTOWN HAS
BEEN SOLD.    NOW OPEN ONLY 3 DAYS A WEEK...
WILL BE OPEN MORE WITH EXCITING PLANS.


MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB GAVE $250 CHECK AT MEETING THIS NOON TO "TOYS FOR TOTS" OF
JACKSON COUNTY.    FOR MORE ABOUT THE 
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM, GO TO WWW.KMAQ.COM
AND CLICK ON THE ROTARY WHEEL.

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