Wednesday, April 09, 2008

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1 AND 22/100 OF AN INCH OF RAIN YESTERDAY AND LAST NIGHT. TODAY, IT WAS CLOUDY THIS MORNING AND WE HAVE PARTLY SUNNY SKIES THIS AFTERNOON. HIGH AROUND 50. BUT COOLER AND WET WEATHER IS IN THE FORECAST FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK AND WEEKEND. DISAPPOINTING.

MAQUOKETA POLICE WILL BE AT THE MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL AGAIN TOMORROW AFTER ANOTHER GRAFFITTI THREAT WAS FOUND THIS WEEK.
POLICE CHIEF BRAD KORANDA SAID THE GRAFFITTI WAS FOUND IN A GIRL'S RESTROOM AT THE SCHOOL YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. THIS IS THE SECOND INCIDENT IN A WEEK. KORANDA SAID THE GRAFFITTI SAID..."I GOT THE WRONG DATE. IT'S NOW 4-10-08" IT WAS FOUND IN A GIRL'S RESTROOM, BUT NOT THE SAME ONE AS LAST WEEK. LAST WEEK, THE DATE WAS APRIL1...APRIL FOOL'S DAY.
THE CHIEF SAID OFFICERS WILL BE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AGAIN THURSDAY.

BERTHA TAYLOR, AGE 93, OF TALLAHASSEE AND FORMERLY OF MAQUOKETA, DIED SATURDAY IN FLORIDA. A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST IN MAQUOKETA AT A LATER DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED. BURIAL WILL BE IN MT. HOPE CEMETERY. SHE WAS A TEACHER AND AFTER GETTING MARRIED, SHE KEPT THE BOOKS FOR THEIR PLUMBING AND HEATING BUSINESS IN MAQUOKETA UNTIL HER HUSBAND'S DEATH IN 1981. SHE IS SURVIVED BY A SON, TOM, IN TALLAHASSEE AND ONE GRANDDAUGHTER.

JACKIE JAN, AGE 72, OF DAVENPORT AND FORMERLY OF MAQUOKETA, DIED YESTERDAY. THE OBITUARY CAN BE READ AT http://www.carsonandson.com/
ALSO AT CARSON'S WEB SITE, THE FULL OBITUARY FOR EVA HANSEN, AGE 88 OF MAQUOKETA AND AT CARSON'S, THE SERVICES ARE STILL PENDING FOR CLINTON MULLINS, AGE 82, OF MAQUOKETA.

THE TNT CONE SHOP ON EAST PLATT STREET IS OPEN AND UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP.
IT IS CALLED "CHRISSY'S TNT CONE SHOP" AND THE NEW OWNERS ARE CHRISSY BAKER AND JASON HOSCH. THEY PURCHASED THE BUSINESS FROM GARY AND JOYCE TRACY OF MAQUOKETA, WHO RAN IT SINCE THE 1990'S. THANKS TO GARY AND JOYCE FOR RUNNING A GOOD BUSINESS AND BEING A LONGTIME ADVERTISER ON KMAQ. THEY SPEND THE WINTERS DOWN SOUTH AND NOW WILL BE FULLY RETIRED. AND GOOD LUCK TO JASON AND CHRISSY. JASON TOLD ME THEY WOULD LIKE TO ADD A DRIVE-UP WINDOWN SOME DAY.

THANKS FOR THE VISIT.

CHECK THE NEW PHOTO BELOW. CLICK-ON-IT TO MAKE IT LARGER.

DENNIS VOY
TTEHTHE PHOTO ABOVE IS OF THE MAQUOKETA MIDDLE SCHOOL CARD'S CLUB, TAKEN
AT THE "MEN WHO COOK" DINNER SUNDAY. THEY HELPED WITH CLEARING THE
TABLES AND DID A GREAT JOB. THE CARD'S CLUB WAS THE BRAINCHILD OF AUTUMN PINO AND CINDY WIESE, AS A SERVICE GROUP TO HELP THE COMMUNITY.
ANY STUDENT AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL IS WELCOME TO JOIN. THEY HELP OUT AT A VARIETY OF EVENTS AROUND TOWN AND SCHOOL. IN THE SPRING OF 2006, THE CARD'S CLUB JOINED THE OPTIMIST CLUB AS THEIR JOOI CLUB. LEFT TO RIGHT:
MATTHEW HANSEN....ANDREW LONG....DAWN WRIGHT (TEACHER 6TH GRADE WRITING)....PETER LYON....NEIL LICHTER....COLE HICKS....LUCAS LONG....SAMMY HOUSTON....TRENT BOLLMAN....CORY WIRTH....AND AMANDA TIDWELL. AMANDA
IS THE 2007-2008 AMERI CORPS VOLUNTEER FOR THE MAQUOKETA MIDDLE SCHOOL.
THANKS TO THE CARD'S CLUB FOR THEIR HELP SUNDAY.
DENNIS VOY
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