Saturday, March 30, 2013

THE HISTORIC
1876
DECKER HOTEL AND RESTAURANT
IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA....
IS AGAIN OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
SAVED BY THESE TWO FORMER MARINES!   I WAS REMINDED THAT THERE
ARE NO EX-MARINES.
          MIKE QUILTY, LEFT AND CHRIS QUILTY, RIGHT
                             CLICK-ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE IT
                                    CLICK-ON THE NEWSPAPER CLIPPING TO READ IT
                         CONGRATULATIONS.....
                                      AND 
                               GOOD LUCK
                        TO CHRIS AND MIKE!

DENNIS VOY






Friday, March 29, 2013

GOOD FRIDAY, 2013
SUNNY AND 52 TODAY WITH AND NO WIND.
SOME RAIN TOMORROW AND TOMORROW NIGHT
AND EASTER SUNDAY, NO RAIN AND AROUND 50.

THE MAQUOKETA FIRE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED 3 CALLS YESTERDAY.
ONE FOR A CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR GOING OFF....ANOTHER FOR THE SMELL OF SMOKE IN AN APARTMENT AND THE FINAL, FOR A GRASS FIRE.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN JACKSON COUNTY DROPPED TO 7.9%  IN FEBRUARY, DOWN FROM 8.2%.

THE NEW EASTON VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT (JOINING OF PRESTON
AND EAST CENTRAL) WILL HAVE ORANGE AND GRAY AND THEY WILL BE
CALLED THE RIVER HAWKS.    IN EACH CASE, THERE WERE SEVERAL SUGGESTIONS MADE, FOLLOWED BY A STRAW POLL WITH OVER 700 VOTING.

FORMER MAQUOKETA TEACHER AND WRESTLING COACH, KAY YOUNG, AGE 78, OF MASON CITY, DIED TUESDAY AT HIS HOME.    THE FUNERAL SERVICE
WILL BE HELD AT 1:30 P.M. ON SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH AT THE ACTIVITY CENTER ON THE NORTH IOWA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS.
OFFICIATING WILL BE KAYE'S DAUGHTER-IN-LAW THE REV. DR. KAREN YOUNG OF THE DAYTON/HARCOURT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.
BURIAL WILL BE IN CHARLES CITY AT A LATER DATE.  
FAMILY CONDOLENCES MAY BE SHARED WITH THE FAMILY AT 
www.Fullertonfh.com
I DON'T KNOW WHAT YEARS HE WAS HERE IN MAQUOKETA.   I REMEMBER
HIM AS A GOOD, POPULAR MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING
COACH.

THE MAQUOKETA KIWANIS CLUB WILL AGAIN SPONSOR THE MAJOR LEAGUE
BASEBALL PITCH, HIT AND RUN EVENT IN MAQUOKETA,  AT 4:30 P.M.
ON THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH.    FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 7 THROUGH 14.
NO FEE TO PARTICIPATE.    REGISTRATION FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE
AT SCHOOLS AND AT THE  YMCA.    ANY QUESTIONS, CALL BOB GAVIN
AT 652-2491.
 HAVE A NICE WEEKEND AND HAPPY EASTER!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

NICE DAY TODAY, HIGH OF 46.
TOMORROW, GOOD FRIDAY, SUNNY WITH A HIGH OF 51.
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT, A LITTLE RAIN.
EASTER SUNDAY, PARTLY SUNNY AND HIGH OF 50.

THE DECKER HOTEL AND RESTAURANT IS HAVING AN OPEN HOUSE
UNTIL 8 TONIGHT.      FREE REFRESHMENTS AND WINE TASTING.
EVERYONE WELCOME.    TOUR THE BASEMENT BAR WHICH HAS A NEW
FLOOR AND HAS BEEN  REDECORATED.     TOUR THE KITCHEN WITH ALL
NEW APPLIANCES AND MEET ONE OF THE TWO NEW COOKS.    TOUR
THE DINING ROOM WITH IMPROVEMENTS AND TOUR SOME OF THE ROOMS ON THE SECOND AND THIRD FLOOR.  THERE ARE 17 ROOMS.
THE HOTEL OPENS FULLTIME TOMORROW.    LUNCH AND DINNER.
RESERVATIONS ARE BEING TAKEN FOR EASTER BRUNCH.     THE NEW
OWNERS ARE BROTHERS CHRIS AND MIKE QUILTY.

THE MAQUOKETA SCHOOL BOARD HAS ASKED ADMINISTRATORS TO CUT ABOUT $400,000 FROM NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET BECAUSE OF A DECLINE
IN ENROLLMENT.    THIS YEAR'S ENROLLMENT IS DOWN 31 STUDENTS FROM
LAST YEAR.   IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS, A DECLINE OF 118 STUDENTS.
ALSO, THERE ARE 119 PARENTS WHO ARE OPEN ENROLLING THEIR CHILDREN OUT OF THE DISTRICT BUT ONLY 77 STUDENTS ARE OPEN ENROLLED IN THE MAQUOKETA DISTRICT.

THIS WEEKEND,  OR SOMETIME SOON,  VISIT THE NEW BUTTERFLY
GARDEN AT THE HURSTVILLE INTERPRETIVE CENTER.   CLICK-ON
TO ENLARGE PHOTO.

THE COMMUNITY GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE IS AT NOON TOMORROW AT THE
FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH IN MAQUOKETA.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

DENNIS VOY



                                            CLICK ON THE ABOVE TO READ IT

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

SUNNY AND 42 TODAY.
46 TOMORROW.
53 FRIDAY.

GETTING BETTER!

A SABULA MAN, TIMOTHY VOSATKA, AGE 46, WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE ON HIGHWAY 64 ONE MILE EAST OF PRESTON AROUND 9:30 YESTERDAY MORNING.    HE WAS PASSING A DUMP TRUCK AND LOST CONTROL AND WENT INTO A DITCH AND HIT A TREE STUMP CAUSING HIS
CAR TO ROLL SEVERAL TIMES.   HE WAS NOT WEARING A SEAT BELT.

MIKE AND TERESA NICKESON VISITED SOUTH AFRICA IN LATE DECEMBER AND EARLY JANUARY AND TODAY HE GAVE A PROGRAM ON THEIR TRIP AT THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY MEETING.   GOOD PROGRAM.    I'M SURE HE WOULD BE GLAD TO GIVE IT AT YOUR CLUB.    HE IS THE MANAGER OF
MAQUOKETA MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY.    CLICK-ON THE PHOTO TO
ENLARGE IT.

THE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT WILL BE FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH AT THE BELLEVUE GOLF CLUB.     CALL JANET TREAT AT THE HOSPITAL
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SIGN-UP.     563-652-2474

BE SURE TO READ THE STORY AND SEE THE PHOTOS OF THIS MORNING'S
VISIT TO JACKSON MUNFACTURING IN MAQUOKETA, JUST BELOW THIS
WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT.


HAVE A NICE NIGHT AND MAUNDY THURSDAY.

DENNIS VOY

EXCITING NEWS FOR MAQUOKETA!
A LONGTIME INDUSTRY WILL LIVE ON AND GROW!
                            AS ALWAYS, CLICK-ON MY PHOTOS TO ENLARGE THEM
THE NEW NAME IS...
JACKSON MANUFACTURING
AT 500 JACOBSEN DRIVER (UP ON THE HILL AS YOU TURN THE CORNER) 
THE OLD NAME WAS A-DAC.
THE BUILDING HAS BEEN THERE SINCE 1985 AND THE PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING INDUSTRY WAS STARTED IN 1987 BY ITW AND AT ONE TIME EMPLOYED 80.    ITW IS STILL A CUSTOMER.
IT WAS PURCHASED BY DAC, INC. IN 1996.    AFTER MANY YEARS,  DAC DECIDED TO SELL IT AND JACK HASKEN PURCHASED IT THIS WINTER.
JACK WAS THE SALES MANAGER FOR THE INDUSTRY FOR 18 MONTHS.
ABOVE IS JACK STANDING NEXT TO ONE OF SEVERAL PRESSES.
THERE ARE 11 FULLTIME OR NEAR FULLTIME EMPLOYEES.     PLUS,GENERALLY, TWICE A WEEK, ANOTHER 10 WITH DISABILITIES, FROM DAC, COME TO WORK AT THE PLANT, AND ARE PAID FOR THEIR WORK.
MARY RUPP OF MAQUOKETA IS OPERATIONS MANAGER AND HAS BEEN THERE 17 YEARS.     DON NAEVE OF SABULA, IS PLANT MANAGER.
ROD BORMAN OF ANDREW IS MAINTENANCE MANAGER.
ABOVE, A SMALL (JUST A FEW INCHES) PLASTIC ROLLER ASSEMBLY IS
ONE OF THE MAIN ITEMS MANUFACTURED HERE IN MAQUOKETA.    IT IS MADE FOR QUANEX IN RICE LAKE, WISCONSIN AND ENDS UP BEING IN FAMOUS ANDERSON WINDOWS.     QUANEX IS JACKSON'S MAIN CUSTOMER (ABOUT 50% OF BUSINESS) AND THEY HAVE OTHERS, INCLUDING MIKE AND ANN HAWK'S GOLF COURSE MARKINGS COMPANY IN MAQUOKETA.
AND FOR SEVERAL COMPANIES, THE PLANT ALSO MANUFACTURES THOUSANDS OF PLASTIC KNOBS, USED FOR DRAWERS AND CABINETS.
ABOVE PHOTO OF THE PLANT INSIDE, JUST PART OF THE 20,000 SQUARE FOOT BUILDING, WHICH JACK AND HIS WIFE NOW OWN.  
JACK AND SARAH HAVE TWO SINGLE CHILDREN, A DAUGHTER WHO WORKS FOR WELLS FARGO IN DES MOINES AND A SON WHO IS A FIREMAN FOR THE ANKENY FIRE DEPARTMENT, NEAR DES MOINES.

JACKSON MANUFACTURING HAS A NEW WEB SITE.
JUST "GOOGLE" JACKSON MANUFACTURING, MAQUOKETA, IOWA, TO
LOOK AT IT.

AND JACK IS PLANNING AN OPEN HOUSE OF HIS PLANT SOMETIME LATER
THIS SPRING FOR THE PUBLIC TO TAKE A TOUR.

HE WILL ALSO BE INTERVIEWED ON KMAQ'S "JUST TALK" SHOW FROM
9:30 UNTIL 10:00 A.M. ON TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH.

JACK IS VERY EXCITED ABOUT HAVING HIS OWN COMPANY
AND IS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE PLANT.

WE WELCOME JACK HASKEN TO THE MAQUOKETA BUSINESS COMMUNITY
AND WISH HIM MUCH SUCCESS!

AND THANKS TO HIM FOR SAVING A MAQUOKETA INDUSTRY.

DENNIS VOY


  

   
    

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

WE HAD SUNSHINE TODAY ON AND OFF AND IT WAS FAIRLY PLEASANT
OUT, BUT STILL COLD FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.....38 THE HIGH.

TEN MAQUOKETA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR EARLY RETIREMENT.
THEY ARE:  LINDA LANGE FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL,  WHO HAS SERVED THE
DISTRICT FOR 40 YEARS.
KATHY SHEARER OF CARDINAL ELEMENTARY, ENDING 27 YEARS IN
THE DISTRICT.
BETTY WHEELER, SECRETARY AT THE HIGH SCHOOL, 35 YEARS.
KIM EYRES AT BRIGGS ELEMENTARY, 24 YEARS.
CURRICULUM DIRECTOR HELEN SNELL, WHO HAS SERVED 19 YEARS IN THE DISTRICT.
TERRY JOHANNSEN OF CARDINAL, 37 YEARS.
CHARLIE EASTERLY, COUNSELOR AT CARDINAL, 32 YEARS.
GAIL HANLON, AN AIDE AT BRIGGS, 39 YEARS.
HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER AROLEEN PAULS, 16 YEARS
AND ROBERT ROHWEDDER, BUS DRIVER, 19 YEARS.

AT MAQUOKETA ART EXPERIENCE, A PAINTING OF AN OLD JACKSON
COUNTY BARN HANGS NEAR THE BACK ENTRANCE. 
WHO PAINTED IT?
I HAD 3 READERS OF THIS DAILY EMAIL ME LAST NIGHT.    ALL 3 HAD THE
THE CORRECT NAME:   BARB (BILL) BOWMAN.
I HAVE DECIDED TO GIVE EACH A $10 VOY THEATRE GIFT CARD AND
THEY CAN PICK IT UP FROM  THE FRONT COUNTER HERE AT KMAQ.
AND THANKS LADIES FOR BEING A READER OF THIS DAILY REPORT!
THANKS, BARB McCRAY...KAREN STEFFEN...AND COLEEN HERMAN.

ROB ROTMAN IS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNOWS WHEN THE MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1973 REUNION WILL BE.    EMAIL ME THE INFORMATION AND I'LL FORWARD IT TO HIM IN CHICAGO.

THANKS AGAIN FOR CHECKING IN.

DENNIS VOY







CLICK-ON THE ABOVE TO READ IT AND THE PHOTO BELOW TO ENLARGE IT.
IF YOU LIVE IN MAQUOKETA, CIRCLE APRIL 16TH ON YOUR CALENDAR AND
VISIT THE MAQUOKETA ART EXPERIENCE (FORMER OSTERHAUS STORE)
AND SPEND AROUND 30-MINUTES VISITING 9  "STATIONS"  EXPLAINING
MAQUOKETA VISION 2020.    PRIOR TO THEN, AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CALL TOM DEVINE AT THE CHAMBER OFFICE AT 652-4602 OR ANY OF THE COMMITEE MEMBERS ABOVE WHO SAT ON THIS PANEL TODAY AT THE MONTHLY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON.
LEFT TO RIGHT:   BOB OSTERHAUS, DAVE  UPDEGRAPH, BRIAN WAGNER,
MAYOR DON SCHWENKER , KERRY SCHEPERS, AND MICHELLE ATIENZA.
TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT, MAQUOKETA WITH 2020 VISION (AND PLANNING) CAN BETTER THE COMMUNITY BY 2020, WITH EMPHASIS AT THE
START IN DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION.     IOWA STATE UNIVERISTY EXPERTS
ARE THE GUIDING LIGHT OF THIS ENDEAVOR AND COMMUNITY INPUT
AND INTEREST IS WELCOME.    HENCE, THE OPEN NIGHT APRIL 16 TH.

DENNIS VOY


Monday, March 25, 2013

35 TODAY
38 TOMORROW
37 WEDNESDAY
45 THURSDAY
47 FRIDAY
52 SATURDAY
53 SUNDAY

THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY WEB SITE "SILENT AUCTION" CERTIFICATE
IS FOR 2 PEOPLE TO PLAY GOLF WITH CART, AT THE MAQUOKETA
COUNTRY CLUB.....AFTER THE SNOW MELTS OF COURSE.
GO TO www.kmaq.com AND CLICK ON THE BLUE ROTARY WHEEL AND
PLACE YOUR BID.

I  TOOK A QUICK PEEK AT THE DECKER HOTEL LOBBY THIS NOON AND
GOT THIS  PICTURE..
A NEW FIREPLACE IS COMING.
AND TWO OR THREE MEN ARE REPAIRING THE ELEVATOR THIS WEEK.
IT HAS NOT OPERATED FOR MONTHS.     BUT IT WILL BE!
THE BAR DOWNSTAIRS HAS OPENED AND THE RESTAURANT WILL BE OPEN
SUNDAY FOR EASTER BRUNCH.

ABOUT 425 ATTENDED THE 25TH ANNUAL JACKSON/CLINTON DAIRY BANQUET
SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE FAIRGROUNDS.     A GOOD TURNOUT.
SAMANTHA COSTELLO WAS NAMED DAIRY PRINCESS.    LEVI BANOWETZ
WAS NAMED DAIRY AMBASSOROR.  

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL TONIGHT.
MEETING THERE BECAUSE THERE WILL BE A PRESENTATION OF MIDDLE
SCHOOL STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT GOALS AND MIDDLE SCHOOL BUILDING
INITIATIVES WILL BE HEARD.

THIS FRIDAY, THE GOOD FRIDAY COMMUNITY WORSHIP SERVICE WILL START
AT NOON AT THE FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH.

I TOOK SOME PHOTOS YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AT MAQUOKETA ART
EXPERIENCE.    A $10 GIFT CARD TO THE FIRST PERSON THAT EMAILS
ME THE NAME OF THE ARTIST THAT PAINTED THE JACKSON COUNTY
BARN BELOW.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY




FREE ADMISSION
MAQUOKETA  ART  EXPERIENCE
DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA



THE ABOVE PHOTOS WILL ENLARGE WHEN YOU CLICK-ON THEM!
    VISIT THE  MAQUOKETA ART EXPERIENCE
WEB SITE TO READ ABOUT ALL THE ARTISTIC AND INTERESTING THINGS
THEY DO EVERY WEEK....ALL AGES.   



Friday, March 22, 2013

SUNNY, NO WIND AND 33 TODAY.  
THE WEEKEND WILL BE OKAY, BUT NOT LIKE SPRING SHOULD BE.

MANY, MANY MAQUOKETA STREETS ARE BAD.    ONE, MATTESON, WILL BE RESURFACED THIS YEAR, AT A COST OF $269,564.    AND THAT WAS $20,000
UNDER ESTIMATE.    WORK WILL START AS SOON AS WEATHER PERMITS.
PLANS ARE ALSO PROGRESSING FOR WATER AND ELECTRIC METERS TO BE
JOINTLY READ AT THE SAME TIME.   THE PLAN IS TO GET $600,000 IN WATER
REVENUE BONDS TO PAY FOR THE AUTOMATIC METERING SYSTEM
INCLUDING SOFTWARE.
THE IOWA SENATE RECENTLY PASSED A RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE'S DECISION TO EXCLUDE WRESTLING FROM THE 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES.    THE RESOLUTION WAS SPONSORED BY
SENATOR TOD BOWMAN OF MAQUOKETA,  A FORMER HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING COACH.    ONE OF THE REASONS IOWA WRESTLING IS KNOWN
WORLDWIDE IS THE SUCCESS OF IOWAN DAN GABLE, WHO THE SENATE HONORED ON THE SAME DAY.    AS A WRESTLER FOR IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, GABLE LOST ONLY ONE MATCH AND WON A GOLD MEDAL IN
THE 1972 OLYMPICS.    HE LATER COACHED THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA'S
WRESTLING TEAM TO NUMEROUS TITLES.     FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ABOVE,
COACH GABLE AND SENATOR BOWMAN.

IKE'S FISH FRY TOMORROW, DAIRY BANQUET TOMORROW NIGHT, THE "LIVING LAST SUPPER"  TOMORROW NIGHT AT OHNWARD....AND
MAQUOKETA ART EXPERIENCE PROGAM SUNDAY AFTERNOON.....
YOU ARE INVITED TO ALL THIS BUSY WEEKEND IN MAQUOKETA.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

CHECK BELOW, THE 40 WINNERS IN THE VOY THEATRE 40TH ANNIVERSARY DRAWING THIS MORNING ON KMAQ.      NAMES OF THEATRE GOERS FROM 19 TOWNS WERE IN THE REGISTRATION BOX.    THE THEATRE BRINGS PEOPLE TO MAQUOKETA EVERY WEEK!

DENNIS VOY


ABOVE, THE FIREPLACE IN THE LOBBY OF THE THEATRE IN MAQUOKETA.    THE VOY THEATRE 40TH ANNIVERSARY ONE-WEEK CELEBRATION ENDED LAST NIGHT.     THIS MORNING, ON KMAQ-FM AT 8:45,  THE DRAWING FOR GIFT CARDS  WAS HELD OVER THE AIR.     THEATRE MANAGER JACK JONES BROUGHT THE REGISTRATION BOX FOR THE 40 FREE $10 GIFT CARDS AND THESE 40 NAMES WERE DRAWN OUT.
CLICK-ON THE FIREPLACE PHOTO TO ENLARGE IT....AND THE NAMES ALSO TO BE ABLE TO READ THEM.

SOME WINNERS PICKED UP THEIR GIFT CARD THIS MORNING.    THE OTHER
CARDS WERE SENT IN THE MAIL THIS AFTERNOON.
AND REMEMBER, THEATRE GIFT CARDS IN ANY AMOUNT ARE AVAILABLE
HERE AT KMAQ MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.    THEY MAKE A GREAT BIRTHDAY GIFT.  
             THANK  YOU FOR 40 YEARS OF FUN AT
                  THE VOY THEATRE!
DENNIS VOY, OWNER



Thursday, March 21, 2013

SUNNY AND 28 TODAY.
WARMER TOMORROW AGAIN.

KMAQ TRAVEL IS TAKING A BUS TO BEAUTIFUL MILLER PARK IN
MILWAUKEE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 17TH, TO SEE THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS
PLAY THE WORLD CHAMPION SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS.   
NO WORRY ABOUT THE WEATHER AS MILLER PARK HAS A ROOF WHEN
NEEDED.   WE'LL LEAVE MAQUOKETA FROM THE FAIRGROUNDS AT 1 P.M.
AND GET TO THE PARK IN TIME FOR BATTING PRACTICE AND DINNER.
THE GAME STARTS AT 7 AND WE SHOULD BE BACK IN MAQUOKETA SOMETIME AFTER MIDNIGHT.    SIGN-UP AT KMAQ OR CALL AND PUT THE
$49 ON YOUR CREDIT CARD.    THE $49 IS FOR THE TICKET, THE BUS, AND
THE DRIVER TIP.    DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP.....APRIL 5TH.

THE MAQUOKETA CITY COUNCIL HAASA AGREED TO ALLOW THE POLICE
DEPARTMENT TO BUY A PICKUP TRUCK IN PLACE OF THE TRADITIONAL
SQUAD CAR.    IT WILL BE FURNISHED WITH ALL THE EQUIPMENT A
SQUAD CAR HAS AND WOULD BE USED TO PATROL BUT NOT USED IN A
CHASE.   THE DODGE WILL COST $24,533.     THE JACKSON COUNTY
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ALREADY HAS A PICKUP IN THEIR FLEET.

SUE DOER OF OF RURAL BERNARD WON BINGO ON KMAQ TODAY.
YESTERDAY, NANCY RUBEL OF MAQUOKETA WON.

ROSES ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE BLUE
PUT AWAY YOU SMART PHONE
AND LISTEN TO KMAQ

DENNIS VOY

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

8 ABOVE THIS MORNING.   TODAY'S HIGH 21.
AND TODAY WAS THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING!
HIGH TOMORROW 27.
NO MORE WEATHER TALK!!

SOME DONATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE MAQUOKETA SCHOOL DISTRICT.
PAUL TONDERUM DONATED $500 TO THE JACK MARLOW ATHLETIC COMPLEX FUND.    JIM AND SUE MAYBERRY ALSO MADE A DONATION.  THE MONEY WILL BE USED FOR SIGNAGE AT THE SPORTS COMPLEX BEING NAMED AFTER
THE LONGTIME SPORTSWRITER FOR THE MAQUOKETA SENTINEL-PRESS.
IT IS HOPED THE NEW SIGNS WILL BE IN PLACE BY THE MAY 24TH DEDICATION.   
IN A SEPARATE DONATION, THE CLASS OF 1972 DONATED $1,000 TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO UPGRADE THE SHRUBS AND PLANTS IN THE COURTYARD.

YES, MAQUOKETA WILL  HAVE A EASTER EGG HUNT!
                                           CLICK-ON ABOVE TO READ IT 

IT WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT PASTOR ERIC ELKIN HAS RESIGNED AS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CAMP SHALOM NORTHWEST OF MAQUOKETA, JUST OFF THE CAVES ROAD.    ELKIN HAS HELD THE POSITION FOR 12 YEARS AND HAS ACCEPTED A CALL TO SERVE AS THE SENIOR PASTOR FOR ST. LUKE'S LUTHERAN CHURCH IN COTTAGE GROVE, MINNESOTA.
KATIE BREITBACH, MAQUOKETA MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT AND DAUGHTER OF DAN AND KAREN BREITBACH OF MAQUOKETA SOLD 752 BOXES OF GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.   THE SALE ENDED SUNDAY.    TERRIFIC JOB KATIE!
CONGRATULATIONS!    READ MORE ABOUT IT AND ABOUT HER FAMILY BY
GOING TO THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY WEB SITE.    GO TO WWW.KMAQ.COM
AND CLICK-ON THE BLUE ROTARY WHEEL.    YOU WILL ALSO SEE A PHOTO (AND STORY) ABOUT STEVE FLYNN AND TOM DEVINE. 
CLICK-ON TO ENLARGE ABOVE.   NO ADMISSION TO SEE "LIVING LAST
SUPPER" BUT A FREE WILL OFFERING WILL BE TAKEN. 

THE DECKER  HOTEL BASEMENT BAR IS NOW OPEN EVENINGS AND THE
HOTEL AND RESTAURANT WILL BE OPEN FOR EASTER.   THAT WAS THE
WORD TODAY.

THE NEW FAMILY MOVIE "THE CROODS" STARTS NATIONWIDE AND
HERE IN MAQUOKETA THIS FRIDAY NIGHT.   RATED PG.

WORD IS....IT COULD WARM UP BY JULY 4TH.

CHECK BACK TOMORROW!

DENNIS VOY



Tuesday, March 19, 2013

SUNNY AND COOL TODAY, HIGH OF 25.
TOMORROW, FIRST DAY OF SPRING, MOSTLY SUNNY AND HIGH OF 25 AGAIN.
THURSDAY, SUNNY AND 30.

THE MAQUOKETA  POLICE DOG, RICKY,  WILL BE RETIRING SOON.
A NEW DOG IS IN TRAINING AND WILL JOIN THE MAQUOKETA POLICE
FORCE IN APRIL.
OFFICER BRENDAN ZEIMET HAS BEEN RICKY'S HANDLER FOR 7 YEARS
AND WILL KEEP THE DOG.    HE IS BUYING IT FROM THE CITY FOR $1.00.
OFFICER KEENAN MEINECKE IS TRAINING WITH THE NEW DOG.

THE 83RD ANNUAL MAQUOKETA VALLEY CHAPTER IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE
FISH FRY IS THIS SATURDAY AT THE IKE'S BUILDING AT THE NORTH
EDGE OF MAQUOKETA.    HOURS, 11 A.M. UNTIL 6 P.M.  TICKETS,$9 AT THE
DOOR.      ONE OF, IF NOT THE OLDEST,  MAQUOKETA FUND RAISER.
BET MANY OF  YOU HAVE ATTENDED IT IN THE PAST.

KAREN MILLER VALENTINE, AGE 74, DIED MARCH 17TH AT LOMPOC,
CALIFORNIA, WHERE A DAUGHTER LIVES.     SHE GRADUATED FROM
MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL IN 1955.      SHE WAS A BOOKKEEPER AND
LIVED IN OHIO, CALIFORNIA AND AUSTRALIA.     SHE IS SURVIVED BY
HER HUSBAND, THREE DAUGHTERS, A SISTER AND A BROTHER, RON
MILLER OF ARIZONA AND FORMERLY OF MAQUOKETA.

THE DECKER HOTEL WILL BE  OPENING AROUND APRIL 1ST.
AND CONTRARY TO RUMORS, THE BAR WILL CONTINUE TO BE LOCATED
IN THE BASEMENT WHERE SOME REDORATING HAS BEEN DONE.

THANKS AGAIN FOR THE VISIT.

DENNIS VOY


Monday, March 18, 2013

IT SNOWED LAST NIGHT
IT SNOWED TODAY
IT WAS COLD TODAY
IT IS GOING TO BE COLD ALL WEEK
HELP

THE NEW UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES ARE OUT.
THE IOWA JANUARY RATE WAS 5%...SAME AS DECEMBER.
IN JACKSON COUNTY, THE JOBLESS RATE WENT UP TO 7.4% FROM
5.4% IN DECEMBER.   A BIG INCREASE.

A THEFT OVER THE WEEKEND.    JASMINE TERRELL AT 604 EMMA COURT
(#13) REPORTED FRIDAY AFTERNOON THAT SOMEONE BROKE INTO HER
APARTMENT AND TOOK HER TELEVISION SET.

THE MAQUOKETA CITY COUNCIL MEETS AT 7 TONIGHT.

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT 6:30, THE JACKSON COUNTY REPUBLICAN
CENTRAL COMMITTEE WILL PRESENT A  FREE PUBLIC FORUM ON THE 2ND AMENDMENT.  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

REDHEAD EXPRESS ... THE NEXT BIG SHOW AT THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER.     ON THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY WEB SITE, YOU CAN DO A SILENT BID ON TWO TICKETS.    GO TO WWW.KMAQ.COM AND CLICK-ON THE ROTARY BLUE WHEEL.

HAS YOUR AM-FM RADIO SEEN IT'S BETTER DAYS?    OR MAYBE YOUR
PARENTS HAS?   IF CONSIDERING A NEW ONE, KMAQ WOULD LIKE TO
SUGGEST THE SANGEAN MODEL PR-D7.   ANYWHERE IN THE KMAQ 4-COUNTY AREA, KMAQ AM AND FM WILL COME-IN "LOUDER AND CLEARER"!
IT COMES ONLY IN WHITE AND IS PRICED ON THE INTERNET AT JUST OVER
$50.   TO ORDER ONE, WITH DELIVERY IN ABOUT A WEEK, GO TO "GOOGLE"
ON YOUR COMPUTER AND ENTER SANGEAN MODEL PR-D7.
IT'S A GREAT LITTLE RADIO!

KMAQ AM AND FM IS HAVING OUR "SWING INTO SPRING" EVENING AUCTION SHOWS THIS WEEK, THROUGH FRIDAY.....5:45 UNTIL 7:00 P.M.
ALL CERTIFICATES WILL BE SOLD AT A BARGAIN PRICE....OVER THE
TELEPHONE.   TUNE IN TONIGHT!

TOURNAMENT TIME!
GO HAWKS!    WEDNESDAY NIGHT!
GO CYCLONES!    FRIDAY NIGHT!

DENNIS VOY



                                CLICK ON ABOVE TO READ IT

Saturday, March 16, 2013

THE  40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IS GOING WELL AT THE VOY THEATRE.    NICE ATTENDANCE SO FAR!         THE OZ
MOVIE IS THE MOST POPULAR AGAIN THIS WEEKEND.      A VERY GOOD SHOW AND IT IS IN THE VOY 1 WITH THE  NEW DIGITAL PROJECTOR.    GREAT QUALITY OF PICTURE AND SOUND.     YOU'LL LIKE IT!

JACK AND I ARE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE 40 YEAR OLD FIREPLACE....
WHERE MANY OF YOU HAVE STOOD MANY TIMES.

THE DECOR INSIDE HAS NOT CHANGED.    I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT CHANGING
IT MANY TIMES, BUT MOST SAY....ESPECIALLY THOSE  LIVING OUT OF
TOWN AND VISITING....THAT THEY LIKE IT JUST AS IT WAS WHEN THEY
ATTENDED AS KIDS.

THANKS FOR 40 FUN YEARS!

DENNIS VOY

Friday, March 15, 2013

CLOUDY ALL DAY AND A HIGH OF ONLY 37.    A YEAR AGO WAS THE RECORD
HIGH FOR THIS DAY, 79.
NASTY RAIN, SNOW AND SLEET OVERNIGHT TONIGHT.
TOMORROW, SATURDAY, MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH HIGH OF 37.
SUNDAY, PARTLY SUNNY AND HIGH OF 35.
MONDAY, CHANCE OF SNOW IN MORNING THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY AND
HIGH OF 38.
NO SIGN YET OF 50 OR 60 DEGREE WEATHER.

TODAY, THE MAQUOKETA BOYS TRACK TEAM IS TAKING PART IN A MEET AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE....INSIDE.

A BELLEVUE MARQUETTE STUDENT OF MAQUOKETA,  HELPED THE DUBUQUE WAHLERT BOYS BOWLING TEAM WIN THE CLASS 1-A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
EARLIER THIS WEEK.    SENIOR ALEX TIMMERMAN OF MAQUOKETA HAD THE 6TH BEST INDIVIDUAL SCORE OVERALL AS HE ROLLED GAMES OF 238 AND 222 FOR A 460.    THEN TIMMERMAN HAD A 210 IN HIS "BAKER" GAME.
MARQUETTE BOWLERS ARE PART OF THE WAHLERT BOWLING PROGRAM.
NICE GOING ALEX!

FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH IN MAQUOKETA WILL BE CELEBRATING ITS
20TH ANNIVERSARY THIS WEEKEND.      IN 1993, IT  HELD THE FIRST
SERVICE IN THE HOME OF A CHURCH MEMBER.   THEN HELD SERVICES
IN THE MAQUOKETA COMMUNITY CENTER FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF.
LATE IN 1994,  IT MOVED INTO A NEW BUILDING UP THE HILL  JUST
OFF WEST SUMMIT STREET.    A FEW YEARS AGO, IT ADDED ON TO THAT
BUILDING AND THE ADDITION INCLUDED A GYM.    

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

DENNIS VOY
     

  
 
 

       

                           CLICK-ON BOTH ABOVE TO ENLARGE THEM!
CHECK THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY WEB SITE.    SEE A PHOTO OF THE MAQUOKETA LIBRARIAN AND ROTARIAN OF THE WEEK.
THE $60 SILENT AUCTION COOKBOOK IS AT $10 AND THE DEADLINE FOR BIDDING IS THIS MONDAY NOON.
GO TO WWW.KMAQ.COM AND CLICK-ON THE ROTARY WHEEL.
DENNIS VOY

Thursday, March 14, 2013

OUT OF TOWN MOST OF THE DAY...RUNNING LATE AND BEHIND.
SO...NO REPORT TODAY.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013


SUNNY,  BREEZY AND STILL COOL TODAY.
WARMER WEATHER COMING.
FLOOD WATER LEVELS DROPPING FAST.

THE COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HAS TURNED DOWN A REQUEST FROM A PRESTON COUPLE TO OPEN A WINERY IN MAQUOKETA.
THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT THE WEST EDGE OF MAQUOKETA.
THE PROPERTY HAS A SHARED DRIVEWAY WITH A RESIDENCE.   THIS SHARED DRIVEWAY WAS THE MAIN REASON THE REQUEST WAS DENIED.

MAQUOKETA POLICE RECEIVED A COUPLE REPORTS OF VEHICLES
WHICH HAD BEEN ENTERED.     KEERA SMITH ON AUSTIN AVENUE AND
RICHARD WAGGONER ON SOUTH VERMONT BOTH REPORTED THAT
SOMEONE HAD GONE THROUGH THEIR VEHICLE EARLY THIS WEEK.
LOCK YOUR CARS.

EVERY WEEK, I TALK TO PEOPLE WHO REGULARLY READ THIS DAILY
REPORT AND LIKE IT....INCLUDING A COUPLE IN SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA.
(WHEN IN THE ARMY IN THE 60'S, I  ATTENDED A RADAR SCHOOL
AT A MILITARY BASE THERE,  NOT FAR FROM THE MEXICAN BORDER)
JANE GAILANT AND HER HUSBAND ARE IN TOWN BECAUSE OF THE
FUNERAL OF JANE'S MOTHER, JACQUELINE FISCHER,  WHO DIED AS THE RESULT OF INJURIES IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT WEST OF MAQUOKETA LAST WEEK.     THE FUNERAL WAS YESTERDAY.     JACQUELINE  HAD TWO CHILDREN, JANE OF SIERRA VISTA AND KEVIN OF MAQUOKETA.   JACQUELINE VISITED HER DAUGHTER DOWN SOUTH FOR SEVERAL WEEKS LATE LAST YEAR  AND THEY CHECKED THIS REPORT DAILY.     BECAUSE JANE'S  HUSBAND WAS IN THE ARMY FOR 9 YEARS, THEY HAVE LIVED IN QUITE A FEW PLACES, INCLUDING GERMANY.   NOW, THEY ARE RETIRED IN ARIZONA AND ESPECIALLY LIKE THE WEATHER.    ANYWAY, IT WAS INTERESTING TALKING TO THEM  AT THE FUNERAL HOME AND LEARNING THAT THEIR TOWN HAS GROWN A LOT SINCE MY THREE MONTH STAY NEAR THERE AS AN ARMY PRIVATE.  
SOMETIMES WHEN WRITING THIS,  I WONDER IF MAYBE THIS "DAILY" HAS A MAQUOKETA NATIVE READER IN EVERY STATE.     REMEMBER, EMAILS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

I CELEBRATE 40 YEARS OF THE VOY THEATRE THIS COMING WEEK.
CHECK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.  IF YOU LIVE HERE,
HOPE YOU WILL COME FOR A MOVIE OR TWO.     OF COURSE...THE BEST WAY TO ENJOY A MOVIE IS ON A BIG THEATRE SCREEN.     LOOK AT THE SHORT
"TRAILER" BELOW!    LOOKS LIKE THE NEW COMEDY WILL BE A GOOD
ONE, STARTING FRIDAY, THE FIRST DAY OF THE ANNIVERSARY EVENT.

HAVE A GOOD WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

DENNIS VOY

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone - Official Trailer 1


THIS NEW COMEDY STARTS FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH AT THE VOY THEATRE IN MAQUOKETA.  FRIDAY IS ALSO THE FIRST DAY OF THE ONE-WEEK 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT THE THEATRE.  THE VOY THEATRE OPENED MARCH 21, 1973.  DURING ANNIVERSARY WEEK, ENDING THURSDAY, MARCH 21ST,  POP WILL BE 40-CENTS, POPCORN 40-CENTS
EVERYONE WILL WANT TO REGISTER FOR THE 40 TEN-DOLLAR THEATRE GIFT CARDS TO BE DRAWN FOR ON MARCH 22ND.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

NO REPORT TODAY
CLICK-ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE IT.   THERE IS A TRUMPETER SWAN PROGRAM COMING APRIL 2ND AT THE HURSTVILLE INTERPRETIVE CENTER.
MARK THAT DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR.    HERE WE SEE KEVIN BURNS
AND PAM TRUE HELPING TO ROUND UP LAST  YEAR'S SWAN CYGNETS.
WITH NICE WEATHER COMING, MAKE A PLEDGE TO VISIT THE HURSTVILLE
CENTER OFTEN DURING THE REST OF THE YEAR, OPERATED BY
JACKSON COUNTY CONSERVATION.    THEY HAVE SO MANY (MOSTLY FREE)
FAMILY PROGRAMS EVERY MONTH....AND ALL AGES ENJOY VISITING
THE CENTER INSIDE, WITH NEW THINGS TO SEE ON A REGULAR BASIS.
NICE GIFT SHOP TOO!    AND THIS YEAR, EVERYONE WILL GET TO SEE AND USE THE OUTSIDE ADDITIONS ADDED LAST YEAR.
DENNIS VOY

Monday, March 11, 2013

LOTS OF RAIN OVER THE WEEKEND HAS CAUSED SOME FLOODING ON THE
MAQUOKETA RIVER.
TODAY, WE HAVE HAD FLURRIES AND IT HAS REMAINED COLD.  OUR
OVERNIGHT LOW WAS 32 AND THE TEMPERATURE REMAINED STEADY
TODAY AT 32.   WARMER WEATHER IS COMING SOON.

TWO MAILBOXS VANDALIZED IN JACKSON COUNTY AGAIN, OVER THE WEEKEND.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT.

THIS YEAR'S PROM WILL BE SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH AND AGAIN THIS
YEAR, THE MAQUOKETA KIWANIS CLUB WILL PUT ON AN AFTER-PROM
EVENT AT TIMBER LANES.  THE MAIN ENTERTAINMENT WILL BE BY DR. JIM WAND, HYPNOTIST.    LAST YEAR, ATTENDANCE WAS 175.    IT TAKES
MONEY TO DO THIS AND ANYONE WANTING TO HELP SHOULD SEND
A CHECK  (MADE OUT TO "KIWANIS AFTER PROM") AND SEND IT TO
DIANE HENRY AT THE MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL, 600 WASHINGTON STREET,
MAQUOKETA.

A REMINDER, REAL ESTATE TAXES ARE DUE MARCH 31ST.
AFTER THAT, THERE IS A PENALTY.

THE MAQUOKETA ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT THIS YEAR WILL BE ON
SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD, AT A NEW LOCATION, THE MAQUOKETA MIDDLE
SCHOOL AND WILL AGAIN BE SPONSORED BY THE MAQUOKETA KIWANIS
CLUB.     IT WILL START AT 10 A.M AND ALL CHILDREN 1-9 ARE WELCOME.

A "MEN WHO COOK" DINNER  RETURNS THIS YEAR, WITH PROCEEDS TO
GO TO THE LITTLE BEAR PARK REPLACEMENT PROJECT THIS SUMMER.
THE DATE OF THE DINNER, FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH.   MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY



Friday, March 08, 2013

SUNNY TODAY, HIGH OF 36.
RAIN TONIGHT, TOMORROW, TOMORROW NIGHT AND SUNDAY TOO.
TEMPS IN THE 40'S.

A BAD TWO-VEHICLE ACCIDENT A MILE WEST OF MAQUOKETA ON HIGHWAY 64 JUST BEFORE 8 LAST NIGHT.     KILLED INSTANTLY WAS 83 YEAR OLD
"JACKIE" FISCHER OF LOST NATION.   SHE WAS DRIVING EAST, CROSSED THE CENTERLINE AND HIT HEAD-ON A VEHICLE DRIVEN BY ZACHARY SCHMIDT, AGE 30, OF MAQUOKETA.      HE WAS TAKEN BY MIDFORCE HELICOPTER
TO UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL.     A PASSENGER IN HIS VEHICLE, BRIDGET
MORAN OF MAQUOKETA, WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL HERE.
THEIR CONDITION IS NOT KNOWN.  HOSPITALS NO LONGER GIVE OUT
CONDITION REPORTS.    "JACKIE" IS SURVIVED BY SON KEVIN FISCHER
AND HIS WIFE LOIS AND GRANDSON MATT.   

THE MAQUOKETA CITY COUNCIL SET MONDAY, APRIL 1, FOR A PUBLIC
HEARING ON REZONING A HOUSE ON WESTERN AVENUE TO MAKE WAY FOR
A NEW KWIK STAR CONVENIENCE STORE.

THE MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT IS REHEARSING
NOW.....A DR. SEUSS MUSICAL.    MORE LATER.

THE MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1983 WILL HAVE THEIR 30TH
REUNION ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH.    TRACY COSTELLO TAYLOR
WOULD LIKE TO GET EMAILS FROM THE MEMBERS.   HER EMAIL ADDRESS
IS:    mchsclass1983@hotmail.com

                                                         CLICK-ON ABOVE TO ENLARGE
ROTMAN MOTOR COMPANY THIS MONTH CELEBRATES 63RD ANNIVERSARY.
LOWELL HENRY PHOTOGRAPHY AND RONANN'S FLORAL BOTH CELEBRATING
58TH.

BETTENDORF HIGH SCHOOL WON THEIR BOY'S STATE TOURNAMENT GAME AGAIN THIS ATERNOON AT DES MOINES IN 4-A.    THEY PLAY THE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TOMORROW.    THEIR FIRST-YEAR COACH IS
MAQUOKETA NATIVE CURTIS CLARK, WHO PLAYED FOR THE MCHS BASKETBALL CARDINALS.    HE WAS SOPHOMORE COACH THERE AND
WHEN THE HEAD COACH TOOK THE A-D JOB, CLARK TOOK HIS PLACE.
QUITE SOMETHING TO COACH A TEAM TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT
THE FIRST YEAR AS A HEAD COACH.     THE GAME TOMORROW WON'T BE
EASY.   I'LL LET YOU KNOW THE OUTCOME MONDAY.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

DENNIS VOY



                                           HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM LOIS
                                           HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM MATT
                                           HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM KMAQ

Thursday, March 07, 2013

THE SUN DIDN'T SHINE ON MAQUOKETA UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON.
THEN IT WAS NICE AND WE WARMED  UP TO 29.
TOMORROW, SUNNY AND 37.
RAIN FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.

A NEW STATE LAW GOING INTO EFFECT WITH NEW SCHOOL YEAR
THIS AUGUST MANDATES NEW 7TH GRADERS OR STUDENTS ABOUT
13 YEARS OLD TO HAVE A NEW IMMUNIZATION, T-DAP, FOR TETNUS-
DIPTHERIA.        MIDDLE SCHOOL NURSE SAID PARENTS MUST SIGN-UP
ON OR BEFORE MARCH 27TH.   THE COST IS $14.50 AND THE CLINIC
DAY IS COMING UP LATER IN MONTH.

RICH HAINSTOCK, WHO DEVELOPED PRAIRIE CREEK  SUBDIVISION
BEHIND WALMART ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO, IS GOING TO USE SOME
TIF MONEY HE HAS COMING ($45,000) AND WILL BUILD 4 NEW HOMES
IN MAQUOKETA WITHIN THE NEXT TWO YEARS.     THIS WAS DISCUSSED
AT THIS WEEK'S CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

JACKSON COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF BRANDON BECK HIT A DEER WITH
HIS SQUAD CAR LAST NIGHT ON HIGHWAY 61.

UNTIL TOMORROW AT THIS TIME...SEE YOU ON THE RADIO.

DENNIS VOY
                                                          CLICK-ON TO ENLARGE

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

CLOUDY TODAY, NO SNOW, AND HIGH OF ONLY 28.
SUNNY AND WARMER TOMORROW, WITH HIGH IN THE 30'S.

THE JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ARE ADDING
JUST TWO PROJECTS FOR THE YEAR 2018 OF THE UPDATED FIVE-YEAR COUNTY ROAD PLAN.    MORE WILL BE ADDED IF A MUCH TALKED ABOUT FUEL TAX INCREASE FOR IOWA IS APPROVED FOR THE STATE OF  IOWA
BY LEGISLATORS IN DES MOINES.

THE NEW JACKSON COUNTY ECONOMIC ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
IS SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR THE NEW COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR.   A PERSON EXPERIENCED IN ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT IS BEING SOUGHT AS THE GROUP'S FIRST DIRECTOR.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 27TH.    CALL CITY HALL FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MAKING AN APPLICATION.

A NEW BUSINESS HAS STARTED IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.   TIM FINN
IS THE OWNER AND HE IS TEACHING TAE-KWON-DO AT 107 SOUTH MAIN
STREET.   CLASSES ARE HELD AT 6:30 EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY
NIGHT AND ALL AGES CAN PARTICIPATE.    FINN HAS BEEN A TAE-KWON-DO
INSTRUCTOR FOR OVER 25 YEARS.    ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS CAN
CALL  HIM ON HIS CELL PHONE AT 563-613-1136.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING AT 7  TONIGHT.

DENNIS VOY


THE CITADEL IS OWNED BY THE CITY OF MAQUOKETA.   CLICK-ON
IT FOR EASIER READING
CLICK-ON THIS TO ENLARGE IT FOR EASY READING

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

SNOW LAST NIGHT AND MOST OF TODAY..... AROUND 5 OR 6 INCHES.
WILL END TONIGHT AND THEN BE NICE, WITH SUNSHINE, FOR REST OF WEEK
IN THE 40'S THIS WEEKEND.  NO SCHOOL TODAY FOR ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE AREA.    

IN SPORTS, NORTH CEDAR (STANWOOD) BOYS LOST THEIR OPENING GAME AT THE STATE TOURNAMENT LAST NIGHT BY 3 POINTS.   THEY TOOK A 3-POINT SHOW WITH SECONDS LEFT AND MISSED.   KMAQ DID THE GAME.

JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING THE THEFT
OF COPPER FROM SEVERAL AREA CELL PHONE TOWERS.   DEPUTIES SAY THEY ARE GETTING SMALL AMOUNTS OF COPPER AND DOING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

MAQUOKETA POLICE STOPPED A VEHICLE LAST NIGHT WHICH HAD ITEMS USED TO MAKE METH.    THEY CHARGED CALEB STODDARD, AGE 22, OF
MAQUOKETA AND JONATHAN BOLLINGER, AGE 22, OF MAQUOKETA.

A TWO CAR WAL MART PARKING LOT ACCIDENT, INVOLVING CARS DRIVEN
BY JOYCE MILLER, 68, OF MAQUOKETA AND KIMBERLY HOCKEMEYER OF MAQUOKETA.     TWO PASSENGERS IN THE MILLER VEHICLE WERE TAKEN
TO THE HOSPITAL.   ABOUT $2,000 IN DAMAGES TO EACH CAR AND
NO CHARGES FILED.

A DOZEN MAQUOKETA-AREA GOLFERS HAVE BEEN IN ORLANDO SINCE
MONDAY ON AN ANNUAL WEEK-LONG GOLF EXCURSION.    THEY ARE
NO DOUBT HAPPY THEY ARE MISSING THE SNOW UP HERE.  
THEIR WIVES ARE UP HERE THINKING OF THEM.

THE ARTE SHOW BIG BAND COMES TO MAQUOKETA FOR A CONCERT AT
2 THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT OHNWARD.   ARTE'S HITS INCLUDED
DANCING IN THE DARK, MOONGLOW AND BEGIN THE BEGUINE.   NO ARTE OF COURSE, BUT MATT KOZA, CLARINETIST, DIRECTING.   $30 TICKETS OR $25 IN ADVANCE.

DISNEY NEW MOVIE, "OZ:  THE GREAT AND POWERFUL" STARTS FRIDAY,
IN THE DIGITAL VOY 1 THEATRE.

IOWA PLAYS TONIGHT ... GO HAWKS!

DENNIS VOY





                                    CLICK-ON TO ENLARGE ABOVE

Monday, March 04, 2013

THIS PADDLE FISH WAS CAUGHT THIS (MONDAY) MORNING ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT BELLEVUE.    JIM GERARDY OF MAQUOKETA TOOK
THE PARTY OUT IN THE BOAT AT AROUND 6 A.M.    PRETTY COLD OUT
THERE, BUT AS YOU CAN SEE, THEY WERE ALL DRESSED FOR THE MORNING.
WHO CAUGHT THE FISH?    KENNY, IN GREEN JACKET, AGE 11, FROM WISCONSIN.    IT WEIGHED 44 POUNDS, 14 OUNCES AND WAS AROUND 40 INCHES LONG.    JIM SAID IT TOOK KENNY OVER 20 MINUTES TO LAND THE FISH BELOW THE DAM.
CLICK-ON THE PHOTO TO ENLARGE IT.
DENNIS VOY


TOOK THIS PHOTO SUNDAY AT THE NORTHWEST CORN OF WEST SUMMIT
STREET AND SOUTH MAIN.   I HAVE NO STORY TO GO WITH IT.    JUST THOUGHT IT WAS "CUTE" AND YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT.
CLICK-ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE IT.    I THINK IT MAY HAVE BEEN PUT UP BY FRIENDS??
DENNIS VOY

ABOVE, AT LEFT, IS AMY FROM VIET NAM, THE NEW OWNER OF
ODD FELLOWS EMPORIUM NEXT TO THE BAKERY IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.    HER SISTER HOA HELPS HER.    NEW AND USED ITEMS UP FRONT, PLUS HANDBAGS, CANDY AND MORE AND SEATING IN
THE BACK FOR EGGROLLS AND MORE.    EGGROLL....I HAD ONE....VERY
GOOD.   DINE-IN OR CARRY OUT.    OPEN EVERY DAY AT 8 A.M. AND UNTIL
5 P.M.     
 
AMY, WITH REST OF FAMILY ABOVE, LIVES IN DAVENPORT.   YOU WILL FIN AMY VERY PLEASANT TO VISIT WITH AND FIND HER ANXIOUS TO HAVE YOU TRY HER EGGROLLS AND OTHER FOOD.   ICE CREAM  TOO.    AND MORE THINGS COMING.      AS ALWAYS, CLICK-ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE THEM.
STOP IN AND WELCOME HER TO THE MAQUOKETA BUSINESS COMMUNITY. 


Friday, March 01, 2013

ANOTHER CLOUDY AND COOL DAY TODAY.
TOMORROW AND SUNDAY, SUNNY AND WARMER.

WOW!!    THE NEW LITTLE BEAR PARK STRUCTURE IS NOW ESTIMATED
TO COST $315,000.    I HAVE NO FURTHER COMMENT.

(I DID MAKE A COMMENT HERE, LAST AUGUST 31ST, ABOUT LITTLE BEAR FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT WANT TO GO BACK AND READ IT.)

THE MAQUOKETA SCHOOL BOARD AGREED THIS WEEK TO PAY FOR AN ARCHITECT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE MAQUOKETA COMMUNITY CENTER,
A BUILDING THEY ARE INTERESTED IN BUYING FROM THE CITY.
PART OF COST WILL ALSO BE PAID BY THE CITY.    TWO BIG QUESTIONS...
THE COST TO RENOVATE THE BUILDING AND THE COST TO MAKE IT
HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

DENNIS VOY