Thursday, January 29, 2009


SLOW BUT SURE, IT IS TAKING SHAPE. MAQUOKETA'S FIRST COLLEGE BUILDING, STRICTLY FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS, OPENING THIS FALL JUST EAST OF THE
MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL. THIS NEW CLINTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUILDING TO COST ABOUT $1 MILLION DOLLARS.
GOOD THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
IT HAS BEEN A SUNNY DAY, WITH TEMPS IN THE 20'S.
NO NEWS TODAY.
COME BACK TOMORROW.
DENNIS VOY

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

SUNNY TODAY.
LOOKS LIKE WE WILL HAVE 30-PLUS DEGREE WEATHER THIS SATURDAY AND
SUNDAY.

THE MAQUOKETA BOYS BEAT ANAMOSA BY ONE POINT LAST NIGHT BUT THE
GIRLS LOST TO ANAMOSA.

THE HOSPITAL AGREED LAST NIGHT TO EXTEND THEIR AFFILIATION WITH FINLEY HOSPITAL IN DUBUQUE, FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR. CURT COLEMAN, CEO, SAID THE HOSPITAL WILL PAY $79,588 TO FINLEY FOR THE ONE YEAR CONTRACT.
THE HOSPITAL BEGAN ITS AFFILIATION WITH FINLEY IN MARCH OF 2003 WHEN A SIX YEAR CONTRACT WAS SIGNED. HE SAID THE HOSPITAL HAS BENEFITED FROM THE CONTRACT CITING INCREASED REIMBURSEMENTS AND AN INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROGRAM. BOARD MEMBER GLORIA JORGENSEN SAID SHE AGREED THE CONTRACT WAS BENEFICIAL. SHE SAID THEY NEED TO SEE IF THERE IS SOMETHING BETTER. SHE SAID IF THEY DON'T LOOK, THEY WON'T KNOW.

THE JACKSON COUNTY COMPENSATION BOARD MEMBERS ARE RECOMMENDING A 3.5 PERCENT INCREASE IN SALARIES FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS NEXT YEAR.
THIS RECOMMENDATION WILL NOW GO TO THE JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND THEY CAN ACCEPT THE RECOMMENDATION OR REDUCE THE AMOUNT ACROSS THE BOARD.

THE MAQUOKETA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL BREAKFAST MEETING WAS HELD TUESDAY MORNING AT THE DECKER HOTE. RESTAURANT. DON SCHWENKER
HAS SERVED AS PRESIDENT THE LAST TWO YEARS AND PASSED THE GAVEL TO KATHY SEYFERT.
BEFORE PASSING THE GAVEL, SCHWENKER HONORED LONGTIME BUSINESSMAN JAKE BICKFORD WITH A LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP. BICKFORD SPENT 54 YEARS WORKING ON MAIN STREET. HE CLOSED HIS STORE LATE LAST YEAR AND HAS RETIRED. HE IS A PAST PRESIDENT OF THE CHAMBER AND WAS ON NUMEROUS COMMITTEES OVER THE YEARS.
ALSO, SCHWENKER PRESENTED THE PRESIDENT'S AWARD TO ALLIANCE PIPELINE OF MAQUOKETA, SIGHTING THE MANY FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY AGAIN IN 2008.
AFTER HANDING OUT THE TWO AWARDS, SCHWENKER HIMSELF WAS PRESENTED THE ANNUAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S AWARD.

LIZ LECTENBERG, DIRECTOR OF THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER, SPOKE AT ROTARY TODAY. SHE SAID MANY FINE SHOWS ARE SCHEDULED FOR THE
AUTITORIUM AGAIN THIS YEAR, STARTING WITH THIS WEEKEND'S PEACE PIPE PLAYER'S PRESENTATION OF "JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT". VALENTINES DAY, A SHOW ENTITLED "HONKY TONK LAUNDRY" AT 7 P.M. FOR THOSE INTERESTED, THERE WILL ALSO BE A BUFFET DINNER AHEAD OF THE SHOW AT COSTELLO'S OLD MILL STARTING AT 5 P.M. THE VALENTINE DAY DINNER/SHOW PACKAGE IS $33.
AND...THE FAMOUS GLEN MILLER ORCHESTRA IS COMING TO OHNWARD APRIL 25TH AND THIS FALL, THEY ARE PLANNING SOMETHING SPECIAL TOO FOR THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF OHNWARD.

THE WHITE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ARE STILL UP DOWNTOWN....AND HOPE THEY STAY UP AWHILE LONGER ....THEY TAKE YOUR EYES FROM THE FIRE RUINS.

THE LADIES AT THE EAGLES CLUB ... EXCELLENT COOKS! JOIN THE MAQUKETA ROTARY CLUB OR OPTIMIST CLUB AND ENJOY THEIR FOOD EVERY WEDENSDAY.

HOPE TO HAVE KMAQ-FM "STREAMING AGAIN" SOON.

DENNIS VOY

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

GOT DOWN TO ZERO LAST NIGHT AND HIGH TODAY OF 16. HAD SNOW FLURRIES THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT, DOWN BELOW ZERO A COUPLE DEGREES.

MAQUOKETA CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS HEARD AT THEIR MEETING LAST NIGHT THAT THERE WILL LIKELY BE NO TAX INCREASE THIS YEAR.

THE MAQUOKETA GIRLS AND BOYS PLAY ANAMOSA TONIGHT.....THE BOY'S GAMES HERE.

TOOK AWHILE, BUT WE FINIALLY HAD THE FIRST BABY OF THE YEAR AT OUR MAQUOKETA HOSPITAL. LOGAN MICHAEL JOHN CLASEN WAS BORN JANUARY 16TH AT 7:33 P.M. LOGAN IS THE SON OF KRISTINA STROHBEHN AND MARTY CLASEN
OF MAQUOKETA.

THE CENSUS BUREAU NEEDS HELP IN JACKSON COUNTY MARCH AND APRIL. GOOD PAY, CLOSE TO HOME WORK, FLEXIBLE HOURS, PAID TRAINING AND MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT. TO APPLY, CALL TOLL FREE 1-866-861-2010.

JAKE BICKFORD CLEANED OUT HE UPSTAIRS AND BASEMENT AT THE BILL MOLERS
BUILDING AND THERE WAS SO MUCH STUFF....HE IS HAVING AN AUCTION AT 5:30 THIS THURSDAY AT THE BUILDING, WITH EVERTT MATTOX THE AUCTIONEER.
THEN, JAKE TURNS IN THE KEY TO THE BUILDING TO OWNER DARLENE KIRCHOFF
AND STARTS DREAMING OF THE OPENING OF THE GOLF SEASON.

THANKS FOR CHECKING IN AGAIN.

DENNIS VOY

Monday, January 26, 2009

COLD WEEKEND, BUT NO SNOW.
A WINTER WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS, WITH SNOW
POSSIBLE TOMORROW.

BOYS BASKETBALL OVER THE WEEKEND:
THE CARDINAL BOYS LOST TWO GAMES. LOOSING TO MARION 54 TO 52 FRIDAY NIGHT AND LOOSING TO WESTERN DUBUQUE SATURDAY AFTERNOON, 48 TO 39.
THE CARDINAL BOYS ARE NOW 6 AND 8 FOR THE YEAR.
THE CARDINAL GIRLS ALSO LOST, BOTH LOSSES TO RANKED TEAMS.
FRIDAY NIGHT LOOSING TO MARION 50 TO 38 AND SATURDAY, DUBUQUE WAHLERT DEFEATED THE CARDINALS, 50 TO 28. THEY ARE NOW 7 AND 7 FOR THE SEASON.

THE CARDINAL WRESTLERS TOOK FIRST PLACE IN THE 40TH ANNUAL MIDLAND INVITATIONAL AT WYOMING. MAQUOKETA HAD THREE CHAMPIONS....
HAVEN MILLER, TIM O'CONNELL AND THOMAS MAYBERRY.

SHORT CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY

Thursday, January 22, 2009

SUNNY AND WARMER TODAY, HIGH OF 32.
COLDER WEATHER COMING. TOMORROW WILL BE 10 DEGREES COLDER.
SINGLE DIGIT WEATHER FOR THE WEEKEND.

I'VE BEEN TO BASKETBALL GAMES TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW. TUESDAY NIGHT,
IN THE NEW MCHS GYM, SAW THE DEWITT GIRLS DEFEAT MAQUOKETA AND
IN THE BOYS GAME, MAQUOKETA WON BY A POINT. AROUND 15-HUNDRED FANS FROM BOTH TOWNS ON HAND. PARKING WAS HARD TO FIND OUTSIDE.
THE BOOSTERS CLUB AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION SPONSORED A CAKE CONTEST AND AUCTION AND THAT RAISED AROUND $3,800.
LAST NIGHT, SAW THE IOWA HAWKEYES BEAT WISCONSIN IN OVERTIME.
JAKE BICKFORD WAS THE HOST FOR THE GAME AND DINNER BEFORE. ENJOYED BY ME, AND HIS TWO YOUNGER BROTHERS, DEAN AND BRAD. GOOD GAME. GOOD TIME.

THE MAQUOKETA CITY COUNCIL THIS WEEK AGREED TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PUT IN TRAFFIC LIGHTS AT THE INTERSECTION OF PLATT AND WESTGATE DRIVE, TO DEAL WITH THE TRAFFIC FROM THOSE GOING TO, AND COMING FROM, THE FAREWAY STORE. THE COST WILL BE $155,000 WITH THE GRANT PAYING $65,000. THE REST OF THE FUNDS, $90,000,
WILL COME FROM THE CITY'S ROAD USE TAX RESERVES. THE CITY ALSO WILL HAVE TO PAY 100% OF THE ENGINEERING FOR THE PROJECT. CITY MANAGER BRIAN WAGNER SAID HE ESTIMATES THE LIGHTS BEING INSTALLED SOMETIME
THIS CONSTRUCTION SEASON. PERSONALLY, I THINK THE $100,000 COULD
HAVE BEEN SPENT FOR OTHER STREET WORK. I NEVER HAVE A PROBLEM AT THAT INTERSECTION. SOMETIMES ONE MAY HAVE TO WAIT A HALF MINUTE OR SO.

THE JACKSON COUNTY HEALTH FOUNDATIN WILL HAVE THIER ANNUAL DANCE ON MARCH 21ST, WITH ENTERTAINMENT AT THE COMFORT INN STARTING AT 5:45 P.M.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE AND AN AUCTION WILL BEGIN AT 7 P.M.
THIS YEAR'S EVENT WILL RAISE MONEY FOR THE HOSPITAL TO BUY A NEW HEARING SCREENING PROGRAM FOR INFANTS, AND TO PROVIDE PARENT EDUCATION CLASSES. THE HEALTH FOUDATION CHAIRMAN IS STEVE FLYNN. BOARD MEMBERS ARE ROCHELLE RAY, KEVIN BURNS, MIKE HAWKS, BARB MILLER,
JOEL DIECKMAN AND HOSPITAL CEO CURT COLEMAN. KAREN ANN TUECKE IS THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER FOR THE FOUNDATION.

THANKS FOR CHECKING IN.

DENNIS VOY

Monday, January 19, 2009

NOT A BAD SUNDAY...A LITTLE SNOW.
TODAY, SUNNY THIS MORNING AND NOW CLOUDY. THEY PREDICTED AN INCH OF SNOW THIS AFTERNOON, BUT SO FAR, NOTHING. REST OF WORK WEEK LOOKS PRETTY GOOD, BUT WILL GET COLD AGAIN THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HELD THEIR ANNUAL BANQUET SATUDAY NIGHT. FIRE CHIEF MARK BECK WAS GIVEN A POCKET WATCH FOR HUIS 25 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE DEPARTMENT.
ALSO HONORED WERE AL MUHLHAUSSEN AND KEITH BURNS FOR 20 YEARS OF SERVICE AND RICK SCHMIDT FOR 10 YEARS.
NEW MEMBERS CHRIS RAKER, JUSTIN KOONTZ AND BJORN BECK WERE NOTED.
FIRE CHIEF BECK SAID FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A FEW YEARS, THEY HAVE THEIR FULL SLATE OF VOLUNTEERS WITH 35 MEMBERS.
HE SAID THE AVERAGE LENGTH OF SERVICE WITH THE DEPARTMENT IS 11.71 YEARS.
DURING 2008, THE MAQUOKETA FIRE DEPARTMENT ANSWERED 90 CALLS, UP FROM 55 IN 2007.
THERE WERE 40 RESCUE CALLS AND THE RESPONSE TIME WAS 9 MINUTES. AN AVERAGE OF 15 MEN ANSWERED THE CALLS. AND LAST STATISTIC....TUESDAYS HAD THE MOST ACTIVITY FOR THE DEPARTMENT.

MAQUOKETA CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT.

NATIONWIDE AND HERE IN MAQUOKETA, THE NUMBER 1 MOVIE THIS PAST WEEKEND WAS "PAUL BLART: MALL COP".
GOOD TURNOUT AT THE VOY 3 THEATRE. "HOTEL FOR DOGS" DID ALRIGHT TOO.

THE KMAQ RADIO BINGO SHOW STARTS AGAIN TODAY.....ON THE AIR MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOONS AT 3:30. A BIG WINTERTIME THING FOR A LOT OF OUR LISTENERS.

BIG BOOSTER CLUB CAKE AUCTION TOMORROW NIGHT AT THE NEW MCHS
GYM. MAQUOKETA HOSTS DEWITT IN A GIRL-BOY DOUBLEHEADER.
KMAQ-FM WILL ALSO BROADCAST BOTH GAMES.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY

Thursday, January 15, 2009

SUNNY TODAY....HIGH 9 BELOW.

THE MAQUOKETA SCHOOL BOARD HAS APPROVED THE HIGH SCHOOL BAND'S REQUEST TO TRAVEL TO HOUMA, LOUISIN NEXT MONTH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION. THE BAND MADE A SIMILAR TRIP A FEW YEARS AGO.
THEY WILL BE IN TWO PARADES. THE BAND WILL LEAVE FROM MAQUOKETA ON FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 20TH AND RETURN TO MAQUOKETA ON FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 25TH. FOUR STAFF MEMBERS WILL TRAVEL WITH THE BAND AND SERVE AS CHAPERONES. THE COST WILL BE COVERED BY FUNDRAISING AND BYTHE STUDENTS THEMSELVES. THE ONLY COST TO THE DISTRICT WILL BE
FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, ABOUT $600.

KEEP WARM. HEARD THIS AFTERNOON IT IS EVEN COOL IN THE VILLAGES
TODAY.

DENNIS VOY
NO SCHOOL TODAY. TOO COLD.
WE HAD 21 BELOW HERE AT KMAQ THIS MORNING.
OTHERS HAD DOWN TO 24 BELOW.
9 BELOW, THE EXPECTED HIGH FOR TODAY.
THE SUN IS SHINING.
LOW TONIGHT 24 BELOW.
UP IN THE MID 30'S MONDAY, MARTIN KING JR. DAY.
NO SNOW OVERNIGHT AND STREETS AND SIDEWALKS IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE.

BIG ECONOMIC NEWS TODAY!!!

THE GOVERNOR IS COMING TO DUBUQUE THIS MORNING FOR A 10:30 NEWS CONFERENCE, TO BE WITH DUBUQUE OFFICIALS WHEN THEY ANNOUNCE THAT IBM WILL COME TO DUBUQUE THIS SUMMER AND HIRE 1,300 WITHIN A YEAR.
IT EVENTUALLY WILL BE IBM'S LARGEST FACILITY. AVERAGE PAY, $45,000.
THEY WILL REMODEL THE DOWNTOWN DUBUQUE BUILDING AND HAVE HEADQUARTERS THERE. THIS WILL MEAN A LOT TO JACKSON COUNTY OF COURSE, ESPECIALLY FOR HOUSING. AND ESPECIALLY BELLEVUE, JUST DOWN HIGHWAY 52 FROM DUBUQUE. FOR MORE ABOUT THIS STORY, GO TO THE
TH WEB SITE. UNBELIEVABLE GOOD NEWS WHEN WE NEED IT MOST.
I KNEW WEEKS AGO IT WAS IN THE WORKS AND MIGHT BE ANNOUNCED JANURAY 19TH, BUT THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMING EARLY....TODAY.
AND ALSO THIS YEAR, TO BENEFIT JACKSON AND CLINTON COUNTIES, THE OPENING
FINIALLY OF THE NEW STATE PRISON AT THOMSOM, NEAR SAVANNA. IT WILL
HIRE OVER 500 PEOPLE.

THE BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA THAT FOR MANY YEARS THE LOCATION OF THE WESTERN AUTO STORE, HAS BEEN SOLD TO AN ILLINOIS BUSINESS, WHICH WILL MOVE THAT BUSINESS FROM ILLINOIS TO DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA. SORRY I DON'T HAVE MORE INFORMATION NOW. THE ART WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN AT THAT LOCATION THE LAST YEAR AND WILL HAVE TO LOOK FOR A NEW LOCATION.
MORE LATER.

MIKE KOLL, MANAGER OF THE FAREWAY STORE IN MAQUOKETA THE PAST 10 YEARS, SPOKE AT ROTARY YESTERDAY AND REPORTED THAT THE STORE IS DOING GREAT AT THE NEW LOCATION, OFFERING MORE THAN MOST FAREWAY STORES IN THE CHAIN. HE THINKS IT IS NOW THE BEST LOOKING STORE IN THE CHAIN THAT STARTED IN THE 30'S. HE HAS BEEN WITH FAREWAY FOR 31 YEARS.
THEY ARE NOW EMPLOYING MORE...10-15....THAN WORKED AT THE OLD DOWNTOWN LOCATION. THE OLD STORE IS EMPTY AND FOR SALE.

HAVE A GOOD THURSDAY!

DENNIS VOY

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


DARN IT! NANCY AND I WON'T BE ABLE TO HAVE STEAKS ON-THE-GRILL ON THE DECK TONIGHT AS PLANNED!

6 INCHES OF NEW SNOW ON THE GROUND THIS MORNING.
NO SCHOOL TODAY.

THE MAQUOKETA WRESTLERS BEAT ANAMOSA LAST NIGHT IN THE OLD MCHS
GYM. MAQUOKETA HAD 7 PINS.
THE MAQUOKETA GIRLS, IN THE NEW GYM, DEFEATED SOLON, 54 TO 37, FOR THEIR 3RD STRAIGHT WIN. THEY ARE NOW 6 AND 4.
AND THE MAQUOKETA BOYS LOST AT SOLON LAST NIGHT.

DENNIS VOY

Monday, January 12, 2009

IT HAS BEEN SNOWING ALL AFTERNOON... BUT HAS STOPPED NOW AND
SHOULD BE DONE FOR AWHILE. LOTS OF BLOWING SNOW TONIGHT WITH
STRONG WINDS...AND COLD TONIGHT.

THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING IN MAQUOKETA TONIGHT POSTPONED UNTIL WEDNESDAY NIGHT....WORK SESSION AT 5 AND REGULAR MEETING AT 6.

GIRL'S BASKETBALL GAMES TONIGHT POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN MONTH.

THE PEACE PIPE PLAYERS WILL PUT ON "JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT"....FRI AND SAT NIGHTS, JAN 30TH AND 31ST AND SUNDAY AFTERNOON, FEB 1ST AT THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER. TICKETS $15. DIRECTOR, ERICA
BARKER AND MUSICAL DIRECTION, ANNE HAWKS. THE CAST:
NARRATOR, ANGELA RULEY.
JOSEPH, BRIAN AUNAN.
NUN, TRACY TAYOR.
HER CLASS MEMBERS: ABIGAIL BARNES, COURTNEY BECKER, ELLIE BURMAHL,
KALLEIGH BURTON, LAUREN CLAEYS, TAYLOR FISHWILD, ELLY FLENKER, ALLISON HUTE, KAITLYN LANE, ANNA LICHTER, SYNDEY MICHEL, CASSIE MILLER, ELLEN OETKEN AND CLAIRE SYBESMA.
JACOB, DAN PINION.
JACOB'S 11 JEALOUS BROTHERS...DAVID SYBESMA, BILL DAVIDSON, DUNCAN MARSHLL, ZACH KROTZ, LEVI BURZLAFF, JOEY EVANS,NATHAN COMBS, KHRISTIAN BECKER, TOM DEVINE, CASEY NELSON, CARSON LAKE. AND THEIR WIVES....
JUNE WAHL, JANET BURROW, LAURI KNICKREHM, SHAWN VASQUEZ, ROBYN LANE, LINDSEY ALDEMAN, ASHLEY STARR, BRIDGETT GRAY, HANNAH DAVISON, DANIELL CLARK AND MIMI LAKE.
ROUNDING OUT THE CAST....CHARLES JENKINS, CATHERINE VASQUEZ, ERICA MEISLAND, MARISSA TILL AND TIM TAYOR.

THIS SATURDAY, JERRY AND ESTHER TAYLOR WILL CELEBRATE THIR 55TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. THIS SUNDAY, PAT AND JOAN COSTELLO WILL CELEBRATE THER 45TH. LONNA VOY CLAUSSEN AND SHAWN CELEBRATING THEIR 7TH TODAY.
LONNA SAID IT WAS A MILD DAY 7 YEARS AGO.

THANKS FOR THE VISIT.

DENNIS VOY

I TOOK THIS PHOTO YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AT 5 O'CLOCK.
TODAY, 3 MORE INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE.
TONIGHT, 2 MORE POSSIBLE.
TONIGHT, 4 BELOW ZERO.
TOMORROW, TWO ABOVE.
WEDNESDAY, 8 ABOVE.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT, 8 BELOW.
THURSDAY, HIGH AROUND 0.
THURSDAY NIGHT......YES.......19 BELOW.
FRIDAY 6 ABOVE.
FRIDAY NIGHT 2 BELOW.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY....LOOKING BETTER.
A REAL WINTER WEEK AHEAD.
AHHHH...THE 4 SEASONS.
DENNIS VOY

Sunday, January 11, 2009

SNOW, SNOW, SNOW!

WE GOT NEARLY 2 INCHES OF SNOW THURSDAY NIGHT.
THEN NEARLY 8 MORE INCHES OF SNOW FRIDAY NIGHT
AND SATURDAY. LIGHT SNOW LAST NIGHT AGAIN AND
THIS MORNING AND 2 OR 3 MORE INCHES FORECAST LATER
TODAY AND TOMORROW. LAST YEAR IN JANUARY, WE GOT
JUST OVER 11 INCHES. WE WILL BE THERE SOON ...WITH OVER HALF
THE MONTH LEFT.

AND, VERY COLD WEATHER IS COMING TUESDAY AND FOR REST OF THE WEEK.

LOVE THE 4 SEASONS.

THE MAQUOKETA BASKETBALL TEAM HOSTED SHERRARD, ILLINOIS IN A GAME LAST NIGHT AT THE NEW MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL GYM AND MAQUOKETA WON
58 TO 40. BOTH DILLON O'CONNEL AND MATT BOPES SCORED 18 POINTS FOR THE CARDINALS. THE GAME WAS SCHEDULED SOME TIME AGO WHEN THEIR COACH
(SUE HUTTON'S SON) WAS A MAQUOKETA NATIVE. HE SINCE LOST HIS JOB, EVEN THOUGH HE HAD A WINNING PROGRAM, BUT THE GAME WENT ON ANYWAY.

THURSDAY NIGHT, MARK BECK WAS RE-ELECTED FIRE CHIEF FOR MAQUOKETA.
ALSO RE-ELECTED: MKE DEMOSS, FIRE ASSOCIATION SECRETARY AND MATT TRANEL, TREASURER.

KEN AND KIMBERLY GOODENOW OF APPLE VALLEY, MINNESOTA, HAD A GIRL
LAST NIGHT UP THERE....THEIR FIRST CHILD. NAMED LILLIAN ROSE.
KENNY WAS A GOOD STUDENT ANNOUNCER FOR KMAQ A QUITE A FEW YEARS BACK.
LILLIAN'S GRANDPARENTS ARE: FRANK AND JANE GOODENOW....KAREN AND JEFF WELLS....AND DENNIS AND BARB TEBBE....ALL OF MAQUOKETA.
KEN'S EMAIL ADDRESS: kgoodenow@gmail.com

WELL..BACK TO THE SNOW SHOVEL!

DENNIS VOY

Thursday, January 08, 2009

SUNNY AND COLD TODAY.

COUNTRY SINGER KEITH ANDERSON WILL BE THE SATURDAY NIGHT HEADLINER FOR THE JACKSON COUNTY FAIR, WHICH RUNS FROM JULY 29 THRU AUGUST 2.
OPENING FOR THE BAND WILL BE THE BAND, "THE LOST TRAILERS".
THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE LAST NIGHT AT THE FAIRGROUNDS DURING SPONSOR'S NIGHT. ANDERSON HAD A SONG IN THE TOP 10 IN 2008 CALLED,
"WHEN I HEAR YOUR NAME". LOST TRAILER IS KNOWN FOR THEIR SONG "HOLLER
BACK". THIS YEAR, WEDNESDAY NIGHT WILL BE MONSTER TRUCK WAR NIGHT....THURSDAY, THE TRADITIONAL STOCK CAR RACES...FRIDAY THE TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULL....SATURDAY NIGHT KEITH ANDERSON AND SUNDAY NIGHT, WILL BE DEMOLITION NIGHT.

THE MAQUOKETA WRESTLERS WILL WRESTLE AT MANCHESTER TONIGHT.

TOMORROW NIGHT, KMAQ-FM WILL BROADCAST THE GAME BETWEEN THE
MAQUOKETA GIRLS AND RATED MT. VERNON, TO BE PLAYED AT THE NEW CARDINAL GYM. LEIGHTON HEPKER WILL BE AT THE PLAY-BY-PLAY MIKE.

THIS YEAR'S "MEN WHO COOK" DINNER WILL BE SUNDAY, MARCH 1ST AT THE JANSEN
HALL INSIDE THE PEARSON CENTER ON THE FAIRGROUNDS IN MAQUOKETA.
THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO COME AND SAMPLE VARIOUS DISHES BY THE MEN OF THE DELMAR LIONS, THE MAQUOKETA OPTIMIST CLUB, THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY AND THE MAQUOKETA KIWANIS. TICKETS AGAIN THIS YEAR ARE $12 FOR
ADULTS AND $5 FOR AGES 5-12. I HAVE TICKETS HERE AT KMAQ.

GOOD NIGHT OR GOOD DAY WHEREVER YOU ARE!

DENNIS VOY

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

COLD AND CLOUDY TODAY.....SOME LIGHT SNOW A COUPLE TIMES. HIGH TODAY 21. NOW 16 GOING DOWN TO 11 OVERNIGHT.

BASKETBALL LAST NIGHT.....GIRLS.....MAQUOKETA 65, DYERSVILLE BECKMAN 17.
MAQUOKETA NOW 4 AND 4.

AT DYERSVILLE, BECKMAN BEAT THE MAQUOKETA BOYS, 49 TO 42.
MAQUOKETA NOW 3 AND 4.

THE MAQUOKETA FIREMEN WERE CALLED TO A KITCHEN FIRE AT THE DR. PEDRO
ATIENZA HOME AT 12:30 YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, ON BLAIR COURT.
FIRE CHIEF MARK BECK SAID DR. ATIENZA USED A FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND PUT THE FIRE OUT BEFORE FIREMEN ARRIVED. FIRE STARTED WITH SOME GREASE ON THE STOVE AND CHIEF BECK ESTIMATED THE DAMAGES TO THE KITCHEN AT AROUND $10,000.

A BULLOCKS AG SEVICES TRUCK TIPPED OVER AFTER IT SLID ON ICE NEAR 300TH STREET, RURAL JACKSON COUNTY. THIS WAS JUST AFTER 8 YESTERDAY MORNING. THE DRIVER, NOT LISTED ON REPORT, WAS NOT INJURED.

THANKS FOR CHECKING IN.

DENNIS VOY

Monday, January 05, 2009

HOW ABOUT THIS? JANUARY 5TH AND STILL NO JANUARY SNOW IN MAQUOKETA.
SUNNY AND WARMER TODAY.
YESTERDAY, 1/8 INCH OF ICE AND SUNNY AND COLD ALL DAY.

THE MAQUOKETA GIRLS PLAYED DEWITT SATURDAY NIGHT AT DEWITT (A MAKE-UP GAME) AND LOST BY ABOUT 15 POINTS. VERY COLD AT THE FREE THROW LINE.

A MAQUOKETA MAN WAS INJURED IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT SATURDAY NIGHT WHILE DRIVING WEST ON HIGHWAY 64. AARON BENNETT, AGE 18, HIT AN ICE PATCH AND WENT OFF THE ROAD, HIT AN EMBANKMENT AND OVERTURNED. TAKEN TO THE MAQUOKETA HOSPITAL BY PRIVATE VEHICLE AND DAMAGES AROUND $3,500 TO HIS 98 SATURN.
ALSO, JACKSON COUNTY DEPUTY RANDY MANNING HIT A DEER WITH HIS SQUAD CAR FRIDAY AFTERNOON ON HIGHWAY 64. MINOR DAMAGE TO THE JEEP SQUAD CAR.

ON THE POLICE BLOTTER, ATTNORNEY MARK LAWSON REPORTED SATURDAY MORNING THAT SOMEONE SHOT THE FRONT WINDOW OF HIS OFFICE WITH A BB GUN AND CRACKED THE GLASS...THAT WAS AT 114 WEST PLATT ST.
AND DOUG WESTPHAL REPORTED ON NEW YEAR'S DAY THAT SOMEONE TOOK $200 IN CASH FROM HIS LOCKED LOCKER AT THE YMCA IN MAQUOKETA.

THE MAQUOKETA CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY

Friday, January 02, 2009