Tuesday, February 18, 2020

TUESDAY DAILY

THE STATE WRESTLING MEET IS THIS WEEK AT THE WELLS FARGO
ARENA IN DES MOINES.
TWO CARDINAL WRESTLERS WILL BE COMPETING.
AT 170 POUNDS, ABE MICHEL AND AT 285 POUNDS, TAVEN RICH.




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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

WEDNESDAY DAILY

THE MAQUOKETA WOMEN'S CITY BOWLING TOURNAMENT ENDED LAST NIGHT.
HERE ARE THE RESULTS FROM SECRETARY KATHY SEYFERT.

SINGLES 1ST  PLACE...CAREY WOOD....755 PINS WITH HANDICAP.
2ND PLACE, ASHLEY WELLS
3RD PLACE, ERIN STREETER
DOUBLES  1ST PLACE...ERIN STREETER AND SARAH FISH....1356 PINS
2ND PLACE, CATHY RUPP AND BRANDI  HOWELL
3RD PLACE, DEANNA MERRICK AND KRISTINA MILLER

ALL EVENTS   1ST PLACE....ASHLEY WELLS....2122 PINS
2ND PLACE, DEANNA MERRICK
3RD PLACE, ERIN STREETER

TEAM EVENT      1ST PLACE....OBIES....2635 PINS
2ND PLACE        LAHEY AND DAWSON
3RD PLACE        SIGNS BY LORETTA

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

TUESDAY DAILY



COLD..BELOW ZERO THURSDAY NIGHT!








GIFT CARDS ARE ON SALE HERE AT KMAQ...$10...15...20... AND UP

IN JONES COUNTY
HUGE PARK

.
MAQUOKETA GIRL/BOY DH
TONIGHT ON KMAQ,   5:50...
GIRLS TIP OFF 6 AND BOYS
ABOUT 7:30...HERE ON WEB SITE TOO

THEY ARE WORKING DAILY ON
RE-DOING FLAPJACK'S
NEW NAME BEING KEPT SECRET
POSSIBLE APRIL OPENING

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Friday, February 07, 2020

FRIDAY DAILY

THE MAQUOKETA CARDINAL GIRLS ARE HAVING A GOOD SEASON AND PLAY TONIGHT AT CLEAR-CREEK AMANA.    WE WILL HAVE THE GAME ON 
KMAQ AND HERE ON THE WEB SITE TONIGHT AT 7:20 WITH MIKE KELLY AT THE MIC.




OPENS TONIGHT AT THE VOY THEATRE.

AND.....

1917 HAS BEEN HELD OVER.   GOOD CHANCE IT
WILL WIN THE BEST PICTURE OSCAR SUNDAY NIGHT






OPENING IN LATE APRIL

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Thursday, February 06, 2020

THURSDAY DAILY

TODAY WAS THE FINAL DAY OF THE KMAQ FARM AND HOME SHOW AND WITH EXCELLENT WEATHER, WE HAD ANOTHER  GOOD DAY.   TWO-DAY ATTENDANCE WAS
AROUND OR JUST OVER 16-HUNDRED PEOPLE.
THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB AND AG COMMITTEE OF THE MAQUOKETA AREA
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE THIS NOON AWARDED THREE ANNUAL AG AWARDS.
THE FARMERS OF THE  YEAR, ABOVE, DAN AND ABBY MARTIN OF RURAL
BERNARD.   THEY HAVE 5 YOUNG CHILDREN, 3 IN PHOTO ABOVE.   THE AWARD
WAS PRESENTED BY AMBER MATHEISEN OF THE EXTENSION OFFICE, A MEMBER OF THE SELECTION COMMITTEE.   SUGGESTED NAMES ARE FROM THE PUBLIC FOR
EACH AWARD.
THIS AWARD WAS STARTED 23 YEARS AGO BY THEN ROTARY SECRETARY BILL
STEWART.   HE DIED SEVERAL YEARS LATER, AND YESTERDAY HIS WIFE HELEN
DIED AT THE AGE OF 99.    SHE WOULD HAVE BEEM 100 IN APRIL.   FOR MANY
YEARS SHE WOULD NOT MISS THE FARM AND HOME SHOW.   SHE WAS A GREAT VOLUNTEER IN THE COMMUNITY.    HER HUSBAND BILL WHILE AN AG INSTRUCTOR
AT MCHS, DID SOME FARM BROADCASTING FOR KMAQ, PART-TIME.
AND HIS DAUGHTER MARY NOW WORKS FOR ME AT THE DRIVE-IN EACH SUMMER.

THE AG BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR, AT LEFT,  IS TOM LAPKE OF LaMOTTE,
A VET AT ROLLING  HILLS VETENARY SERVICE AT LaMOTTE.    THE  AWARD WAS
PRESENTED TO HIM BY BRIAN SCHWAGER OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND
WITH FIDELTY BANK IN MAQUOKETA.   TOM DOES A LOT ANNUALLY FOR
JACKSON COUNTY 4-H AND FFA.

THE  AG PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD WAS GIVEN TO TED STRAIT OF MAQUOKETA.
TED IS RETIRED AND VOLUNTEERS A LOT.   HIS  PET PROJECT IS RUNNING
THE FARMERS MARKET.    SALLY DAVIES OF THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY
CLUB AND CLOVER RIDGE PLACE, PRESENTED HIM WITH HIS PLAQUE.

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE KMAQ STAFF, THE  EXHIBITORS,  THE CATTLEMEN,
THE PORK PRODUCERS AND ALL WHO WORKED TO MAKE THIS YEAR'S SHOW
A GOOD SUCCESS.     AND THANKS OF COURSE TO ALL WHO ATTENDED.


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Wednesday, February 05, 2020

WEDNESDAY DAILY


LAST NIGHT, THE MAQUOKETA GIRLS AND BOYS BASKETBALL TEAMS LOST
THEIR GAME AGAINST DEWITT, ON THE HOME GYM.
THE GIRLS LOST BY ONLY 6 POINTS.
THE BOYS PLAY A MAKE-UP GAME AT BENTON COMMUNITY TOMORROW NIGHT,
AND THE GIRLS PLAY FRIDAY NIGHT AT CLEAR-CREEK AMANA.
BOTH GAMES WILL BE BROADCAST ON KMAQ AND OUR WEB SITE, STARTING
AT 7:20 EACH NIGHT.


THE KMAQ FARM AND HOME SHOW IS GOING GOOD.
BIG TURNOUT TODAY FOR NOON LUNCH AND DAYTIME ACTIVITIES.
OPEN UNTIL 7:30 TONIGHT AND TOMORROW, BEEF DAY, OPEN FROM
10:30 A.M. UNTIL 4:30 P.M.    FREE...EVERYONE INVITED.

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Tuesday, February 04, 2020

TUESDAY DAILY




THE MAQUOKETA MEN'S BOWLING ASSOCIATION JUST FINISHED THE CITY
TOURNAMENT SUNDAY.    HERE ARE RESULTS.

DOUBLES:          1ST PLACE     KYLE AND  JOEL DAVISON     1483

SINGLES:         1ST PLACE     LUKE THOLE    790

ALL EVENTS-HANDICAP:      1ST PLACE      BRAD COIN   2199

ALL EVENTS-SCRATCH:       1ST PLACE    ZACH LANNING   2051

TEAM EVENT:     1ST PLACE      FAGAN GRAPHICS AND TEES     3507


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Monday, February 03, 2020

MONDAY DAILY



THIS IS THE BRIDGE THAT WILL BE REPLACED, THANKS TO A MILLION DOLLAR
GRANT ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK BY THE CITY.     IT IS NORTH DOWN THE HILL
FROM WAL MART.   GETS LOTS OF TRAFFIC DAILY AND THERE IS NOT A SIDEWALK
ON EITHER SIDE.   THIS WILL BE A GREAT IMPROVEMENT FOR MAQUOKETA.
PHOTO BY LOIS FISCHER.



AT THE LAST MEETING OF VFW POST 3633 IN MAQUOKETA ....IN JANUARY....
COMMANDER RODGER SCHNOOR ANNOUNCED THAT THIS YEAR'S $1,500
STATE AWARD FOR THE ANNUAL VOICE OF DEMOCRACY RADIO SPEAKING CONTEST WAS WON BY A STUDENT AT BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL, BRIANNA BUSCH.
PICTURED ABOVE:  PAST COMMANDER CAROL WHITMORE....SCHNOOR....BRADLY WHITMORE, VOICE OF DEMOCRACY CHAIRMAN.... DALE HENRY 2ND DISTRICT
COMMANDER....MISS BUSCH....BARB AND LOWELL SCHROEDER CO-CHAIRMAN AGAIN THIS YEAR FOR THE LOCAL V.O.D. CONTEST....PAT SCHNOOR, DISTRICT 2 CO-CHAIR OF V.O.D.... JERRY HUFFMAN, Q.M.  FROM VINTON POST 8884.... AND BENJAMIN McDONALD AND WIFE KATHY McDONAD WHO IS STATE OF IOWA AUX. PRESIDENT.
PHOTO CONTRIBUTED.

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Friday, January 31, 2020

FRIDAY DAILY

A HIGH HONOR YESTERDAY FOR MAQUOKETA NATIVE KATHY MOORE (CURT) COUNTRYMAN.   AT THE SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
DINNER AND AWARDS PROGRAM,  KATHY RECEIVED THE AWARD SHE
IS HOLDING FOR SYCAMORE CITIZEN OF THE YEAR, THE 34TH ANNUAL.
THE NOON DINNER WAS ATTENDED BY OVER 300.       SHE WAS INTRODUCED BY
BOB HAMMOND (DIANE) WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING HER AND CURT
TO SYCAMORE MANY YEARS AGO TO WORK FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.   HE
KNEW THEM BECAUSE HE WAS WITH THE MAQUOKETA DISTRICT FOR 13 YEARS,
STARTING IN 1971...AND AS PRINCIPAL...AND THEN MOVING TO SYCAMORE AS
SUPERINTENDENT.    KATHY MOVED UP IN THE DISTRICT TO ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT AND SEVERAL YEARS LATER,  WAS NAMED THE TOP ADMINISTRATOR.    SHE RETIRES THIS JULY.   KATHY HAS BEEN ON SEVERAL CHAMBER COMMITTEES OVER THE YEARS.    SHE IS ALSO A PAST PRESIDENT OF THE
SYCAMORE ROTARY CLUB.          BOB AND DIANE ARE BOTH RETIRED AND STILL LIVE IN SYCAMORE AND HAVE A SUMMER HOME IN LAKE GENEVA.    CURT COUNTRYMAN AND KATHY BOTH  GRADUATED FROM MCHS AND THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA.    CURT RETIRED AS A P-E TEACHER AND COACH LAST YEAR AT SYCAMORE.    THEY HAVE A SON AND DAUGHTER AND BOTH (AND THEIR SPOUSE) ARE ALL IN EDUCATION.    THEY ALSO HAVE 4 GRAND CHILDREN.
GETTING CONGRATULATED BY BOB.    SYCAMORE IS 2 HOURS EAST OF JACKSON
COUNTY ON HIGHWAY 64 AND IS A GROWING CITY OF 18,000.
KATHY WITH HER MOTHER NANCY OF MAQUOKETA.     HER DAD WAS THE LATE
JAKE MOORE WHO DIED OF CANCER OVER 20 YEARS AGO.    HER MOM ALSO
WAS IN EDUCATION AS ORIGINATOR AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SUNSHINE
SCHOOL FOR MANY YEARS.   NANCY IS SEMI-RETIRED AND WORKS FOR
HER SON KEN (JULIE) MOORE IN MAQUOKETA.   SHE ALSO HAS A SON STEVE (DIANE) IN DUBUQUE AND DAUGHTER SALLY (KENT)  FUGLANG OF RURAL BALDWIN.








A VERY BUSY JULY
CEDAR COUNTY FAIR JULY 8-12
WYOMING FAIR, JULY 10-12


TWO BIKE RIDES ACROSS IOWA 
IOWA'S RIDE  JULY 12-18
RAGBRAI - JULY 19-25



GREAT JONES COUNTY FAIR
JULY 21-26


JACKSON COUNTY FAIR
(RIGHT AFTER  RAGBRAI)
JULY 28-AUG 2


DUBUQUE COUNTY FAIR
SAME AS JACKSON COUNTY
JULY 28-AUG 2

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

WEDNESDAY DAILY

STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT AT VOY THEATRE.

WEEKEND FORECAST LOOKS PRETTY GOOD...
SUNNY AND AROUND 40.

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

SUNDAY DAILY

JULY 18TH - 25TH  2020

BEEN ABOUT 15 YEARS SINCE RAGBRAI
CAME THROUGH TOWN.     THE THOUSANDS WILL SPEND THEIR FINAL
NIGHT HERE AND FINISH UP SATURDAY AT CLINTON.

GOOD ECONOMIC NEWS FOR 
MAQUOKETA!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

WEDNESDAY DAILY

I'M EXCITED!    SWEET THINGS BAKERY DOWN THE STREET FROM KMAQ WILL
BE KNOWN AS SWEET THINGS BAKERY AND CAFE AND WILL OPEN TWO WEEKS
FROM TODAY.    I STOPPED IN TODAY TO TAKE A FEW PHOTOS OF THE WORK STILL
IN PROGRESS.    AFTER THEY OPEN, I WILL TAKE MORE OF THE COMPLETE NEW
LOOK.     OWNERS DONNA AND TRACY THEDE ARE EXITED TOO.  
HISTORY:   WHEN I CAME TO TOWN IN 1958,  MORNING GLORY BAKERY WAS
IN THE MAIN BLOCK, SAME SIDE OF STREET, AND WAS OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK AND
OWNED BY WALT DOLCH.   HE RAN IT FOR MANY YEARS AND WHILE DOING SO, WAS FOR ONE YEAR, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL BAKER'S ASSOCIATION.     LATER HIS
DAUGHTER (CAROLYN) MOVED IT TO LARGER STORE AND RAN IT WITH HUSBAND.
CARROLL HIRETZ.    BOTH ARE NO LONGER LIVING, IN FACT, CAROLYN DIED
LAST YEAR.    THEN MR. AND MRS. CLAY ROMER BOUGHT IT AND RAN IT FOR A FEW YEARS AND SOLD IT TO TOM AND HIS WIFE BONNIE THEDE, NOW RETIRED AND STILL LIVING IN MAQUOKETA.   THEY SOLD IT TO JOSH COLLISTER (CITY COUNCILMAN) AND HE RAN IT QUITE A FEW YEARS AND SOLD THE BAKERY AND BUILDING TO DONNA AND TRACY.    IT HAS BEEN CLOSED A COUPLE MONTHS WHILE THEY COMPLETELY RE-DONE THE INTERIOR.    BONNIE THEDE (THERE ARE TWO BONNIE THEDES) AND SON TROY CAME TO TOWN OVER 20 YEARS AGO TO BUY, OPEN AND  RUN THE DECKER HOTEL.   THE MOTHER BONNIE (IN HER 90'S) IS NOW IN A LOCAL CARE CENTER.     TROY SOLD THE DECKER AND THEN OWNED THE NEW HOTEL SOUTH OF TOWN.   HE SOLD IT AND IS NOW IS IN BUSINESS WITH 3 OTHERS RENTING BOTH OUTDOOR AND INDOOR STORAGE UNITS.   HIS WIFE RAE ANN IS DIRECTOR OF HOSPICE OF JACKSON COUNTY.
THERE WERE 12 THEDE KIDS AND 5 NOW LIVE IN MAQUOKETA, INCLUDING A SISTER
WHO IS NOW OWNER OF DECKER HOTEL.
WOW...HOPE I CORRECTLY GOT THIS ALL.
MORE PHOTOS NOW.
PART OF SEATING AREA.   NOTE, THE OLD BRICK WALL WAS COVERED WITH PLASTER AND IT WAS REMOVED BY TRACY TO SHOW THE NICE BRICK LOOK YOU SEE.
IN BACK CORNER, THE NEXT ENTRY DOOR.   THE CURRENT MAIN DOOR WILL BE CHANGED TO A WINDOW.
THIS WAS THE FRONT WINDOW AREA FOR DISPLAYS OR DECORATION.     NOW
A COUPLE CAN DINE LOOKING OVER MAIN STREET.     IT WILL BE MOSTLY
A BAKERY, OPENING AT 5 A.M.   BUT WILL ALSO  HAVE BISCUITS AND GRAVY
IN MORNING TO GO WITH YOUR FAVORITE ROLLS AND DONUTS.   LATER IN
MORNING, THEY WILL HAVE A COUPLE SANDWICHES FOR NOON LUNCH, AND
UNTIL THEY CLOSE AT 1:30.
THE KITCHEN WAS MADE A BIT SMALLER WITH A WALL TO THE EAST PUT IN
TO ESTABLISH A STORE ROOM OFF OF THE ALLEY.     THE KITCHEN STILL IS PLENTY
ROOMY AND EASIER TO HEAT OR COOL.
THE TABLE UNDER CASH REGISTER (MARBLE TOP) WAS USED YEARS AGO
WHEN THE BAKERY ALSO MADE CANDY.    IT IS VERY HEAVY AND WILL BE
A CONVERSATION ITEM, FOR SURE.
MORE PHOTOS AFTER THE OPENING IN TWO WEEKS.

BASKETBALL:   LAST NIGHT, THE MAQUOKETA GIRLS WON AND THE BOYS LOST
THEIR GAME.
MORE SNOW COMING HIS WEEK...4 TO 5 INCHES POSSIBLE.

AND DON'T FORGET TO CIRCLE  FEBRUARY 5TH AND 6TH...THE TWO DAYS
FOR THE 23RD ANNUAL KMAQ FARM AND HOME SHOW.   MORE INFO COMING
SOON.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

FRIDAY DAILY

IT IS SNOWING IN MAQUOKETA  ...  STARTED AT 1 THIS AFTERNOON AS FORECAST AND LOOKS LIKE INCHES BEFORE DARK AND THEN PROBABLY MORE INCHES
OVERNIGHT.    IT WILL END TOMORROW MORNING.    BUT, THAT'S NOT ALL....
WIND AND BITTER COLD IN THE FORECAST TOO.    AROUND 5 BELOW SATURDAY
AND SUNDAY NIGHT.    THIS PHOTO CAME OFF THE INTERNET, BUT IT  IS
STARTING TO LOOK LIKE IT OUTSIDE.
ALL SCHOOLS LET OUT 3 HOURS EARLY TODAY.    SECOND WEEKEND IN A ROW
FOR A STORM.
THE TRIBUTE TO LINDA RONSTADT SHOW WILL BE HELD AT 7 TOMORROW NIGHT AT
OHNWARD FINE ARTS.   IT WILL NOT BE CANCELLED.  
MOST HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAMES SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT WERE
PLAYED LAST NIGHT.    THE MAQUOKETA BOYS LOST THEIR GAME AND THE
GIRLS DID NOT PLAY.


ALL VOY 3 THEATRE MOVIES THIS WEEKEND WILL BE SHOWN AT REGULAR TIMES.    THREE GOOD MOVIES.     FOR SHOWS AND TIMES, TWENTY FOUR HOURS A DAY, CALL 563-652-3535 FOR A RECORDING.





ST. REP. ANDY McKEAN AND WIFE CONNIE AT THEIR DESK AT THE STATEHOUSE
THIS WEEK AT DES MOINES.    THIS WAS THE FIRST WEEK AND THERE WAS GOING
TO BE A LEGISLATURE UPDATE TOMORROW AT CITY HALL BUT CANCELLED
BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER.    WHEN YOU ARE OUT IN DES MOINES TO  VISIT
ANDY OR OTHER LEGISLATORS, YOU WILL PROBABLY GET YOUR PHOTO
TAKEN AS TOM STEWART DID THIS WEEK.      HE IS ON THE MAQUOKETA VALLEY
REC BOARD AND THERE REC FOR BUSINESS.     YEARS AGO HIS DAD, ROGER STEWART, HAD A DESK OUT THERE, ONLY IN THE  SENATE CHAMBERS.


GO PACKERS!

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

THURSDAY DAILY

MORE SNOW COMING .... 2 TO 6 INCHES THIS WEEKEND.
VERY COLD TOO....BELOW ZERO ONE NIGHT.




"DOLITTLE"  STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT AT VOY THEATRE


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