Thursday, October 31, 2013

THURSDAY DAILY REPORT

RAINY DAY.    STARTED OUT AT 60 DEGREES BUT TEMP IS DROPPING NOW IN THE AFTERNOON.     BY TRICK OR TREAT TIME AT 5, IT WILL BE COOLER,
AROUND 50.    NOT A NICE DAY TO GO OUT FOR CANDY.

MAQUOKETA WON THEIR GAME LAST NIGHT, IN OVERTIME.   WILL PLAY
DECORAH NEXT MONDAY NIGHT, THERE.   LONG TRIP AND A STUDENT BUS HAS BEEN CHARTERED.    OVER TWO HOURS UP.    DECORAH IS 10 AND 0.
MAQUOKETA NOW 7 AND 3.

THE CROP WALK IN MAQUOKETA THIS MONTH RAISED OVER $1,500.
PARTICIPANTS WERE FROM VARIOUS CHURCHES IN MAQUOKETA.
 
THERE WILL BE A COMMUNITY "THANKSGIVING DAY" DINNER AGAIN, NOVEMBER 28TH, AT NOON, AT  THE JACKSON COUNTY SENIOR CENTER IN MAQUOKETA.    TICKETS AVAILABLE FREE (OR FOR DONATION) AT ANY
CHURCH OFFICE AFTER NOVEMBER 12TH.

BRAD DEERY, OWNER OF BRAD DEERY MOTORS IN MAQUOKETA, HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE 2014 TIME DEALER OF THE YEAR AWARD.     HE ALSO
HAS A DEALERSHIP IN WEST BURLINGTON, WHERE HE LIVES.     DEERY,  AGE 54, GOT HIS BA DEGREE AT LORAS COLLEGE.    HE IS ONE OF 57 DEALER NOMINEES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO WILL BE  HONORED AT THE 97TH ANNUAL NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION
IN JANUARY IN NEW ORLEANS.       HE WILL BE AWARDED $1,000 FOR THE CHARITY OF  HIS CHOICE.    THE TIME  DEALER OF THE YEAR AWARD IS ONE OF THE AUTOMOBILE  INDUSTRY'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS AND HIGHLY COVETED HONORS.   CONGRATULATIONS TO BRAD!

THE JACKSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S BIG HERITAGE DAY (WITH
DINNER)  IS THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AT THE FAIRGROUNDS.
THE HALL OF FAME PRESENTATION WILL BE AT 3 AND TO BE INDUCTED:
ED BLACK, WHO STARTED THE PRESTON TIMES 100 YEARS AGO....
MURIEL ALLAN, US ARMY NURSE IN WWII AND KOREA AND LATE IN LIFE,
AN AVID VOLUNTEER AT CAMP COURAGEOUS AND THE HARRISON FAMILY, THAT OPERATED A FURNITURE AND FUNERAL HOME BUSINESS FOR OVER
100 YEARS.     DINNER FROM 4 TO 7 AT $12 AT THE DOOR, $11 IN ADVANCE.   
A SILENT AUCTION IS ALSO PLANNED.   THERE IS ALWAYS A BIG TURNOUT
FOR THIS CATERED DINNER.   ALL WELCOME.

THE MAQUOKETA PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT WILL START PICKING UP
LEAVES NEXT WEEK AND CONTINUE THROUGH NOVEMBER 20TH.
TO GET STARTED, THE FIRST WEEK, NOVEMBER 4TH THROUGH THE 8TH,
PICK-UP WILL BE IN THE EAST HALF OF THE CITY.    THE WEST HALF THE FOLLOWING WEEK.    PLATT AND MAIN STREETS WILL BE COMPLETED
NOVEMBER 20TH.       FRANK ELLENZ, PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR, SAYS LEAVES SHOULD NOT BE PUT OUT BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF PICK-UP
IN YOUR AREA AND HE SAYS RESIDENTS SHOULD NOT PARK NEAR A LEAF
WINDROW.

THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS HAD A GREAT YEAR AND I'M HAPPY THEY MADE IT TO THE WORLD SERIES.     BOSTON WAS JUST A LITTLE BETTER.

BAD GRANDPA HAS BEEN A POPULAR MOVIE AT THE VOY THEATRE THIS WEEK.   IT IS #1 IN THE COUNTRY.    STARTING TOMORROW HERE IN TOWN, TWO MORE NEW MOVIES DESTINED TO BE HITS:    FREE BIRDS AND LAST VEGAS.
THE 61 DRIVE-IN IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON AFTER A RECORD YEAR!
ALWAYS REMEMBER, THE BEST PLACE TO SEE A MOVIE IS AT A THEATRE
ON THE BIG SCREEN WITH THE BEST SOUND AROUND

TRICK OR TREAT..CANDY..OR I WILL SPAM YOUR DANDY..COMPUTER!

DENNIS VOY





CHARLIE DANIELS MAQUOKETA VISIT


TOP PHOTO, CHARLIE DANIELS FACING CROWD AT THE JACKSON COUNTY
LAST JULY.   BOTTOM PHOTO, CHARLIE FACING YOU.   ON HIS TWITTER
PAGE HE SAID....."MAQUOKETA IOWA YOU WERE FUN THANK YOU"

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

CLOUDY THIS MORNING AND RAIN STARTED THIS AFTERNOON AND
WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THURSDAY NIGHT.   NOT TOO COLD THOUGH...IN
LOW 50'S THIS AFTERNOON.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY LOOKING GOOD.

MAQUOKETA PLAYOFF FOOTBALL TONIGHT AT 7 AT GOODENOW FIELD.
MATT CLARK HAS THE GAME HERE ON THE WEB AT 6:45.

A MAQUOKETA COUPLE BRENT GOOD, AGE 33 AND SARA GOOD, AGE 35,
EACH FACE SEVEN DRUG CHARGES AFTER MAQUOKETA POLICE LAST NIGHT FOUND HALLUCENOGENIC  MUSHROOMS GROWING IN THEIR BASEMENT AT 106 EAST MAPLE STREET.   ACCORDING TO CHIEF BRAD KORANDA THESE
MUSHROOM ARE INGESTED TO GET A HIGH AND CREATE A SIMILAR PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCE AS TAKING LSD.  THEY CAN BE EATEN RAW OR DRIED AND MADE INTO TEA.  ALSO FOUND IN THE HOME, A BAGGIE OF
MARIJUANA AND NINE XANAX PILLS, AND PIPES USED TO SMOKE MARIJUANA.
BRENT GOOD IS IN THE JACKSON COUNTY DETENTION CENTER ON $50,000 CASH BOND AND SARA GOOD WAS TAKEN TO JONE COUNTY JAIL AND ALSO
IS ON $50,000 CASH BOND.   A PRELIMINARY HEARING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR THE PAIR AT 9 A.M. ON NOVEMBER 12TH.

IN BUSINESS NEWS, MAQUOKETA HAS A NEW LAWYER.....
BILLY COAKLEY IS NOW AN ASSOCIATE WITH KENNETH WRIGHT ATTORNEY
AT 116 SOUTH 2ND STREET IN MAQUOKETA.     BILLY IS NO STRANGER TO RESIDENTS OF MAQUOKETA AS HE HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE MAQUOKETA POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR 12 YEARS.   THE LAST 3 YEARS, A PART-TIME OFFICER WHILE GETTING HIS LAW DEGREE AT THE UNIVERSITY
OF IOWA.    BILLY COAKLEY STARTED HIS NEW POSITION EARLIER THIS MONTH.   HE IS MARRIED TO THE FORMER TINA TILL OF ANDREW WHO IS WORKING TOWARD A MASTERS DEGREE IN MEDICINE, TO BE A NURSE
PRACTIONER.   THE COUPLE HAS NO CHILDREN.
KEN WRIGHT HAS BEEN A MAQUOKETA ATTORNEY FOR 45 YEARS AND HAS NO PLANS TO RETIRE.

TOMORROW IS HALLOWEEN DAY AND TRICK OR TREAT TIME IN MAQUOKETA WILL BE FROM 5 UNITL 7 P.M. TOMORROW.
HOPEFULLY, LITTLE IN THE WAY OF TRICKS.
MAYBE I'VE TOLD THIS BEFORE, ABOUT 80 YEARS AGO IN HORICON,
WISCONSIN, MY DAD WOULD BE  HIRED EACH HALLOWEEN BY A RICH
MEAT MARKET OWNER TO GUARD HIS "OUTHOUSE" SO IT WOULDN'T GET
TIPPED OVER.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

GO CARDINALS TONIGHT IN ST. LOUIS!
GO CARDINALS TONIGHT AT GOODENOW FIELD!

DENNIS VOY

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

KIDS OF ALL AGES ARE INVITED TO THE MAQUOKETA ART EXPERIENCE (FORMER OSTERHAUS BUILDING DOWNTOWN)  TO PAINT AND DECORATE CERAMIC ORNAMENTS, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH AT 10:30 A.M.  
JUST IN TIME TO GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT.    KIDS CAN MAKE SNOWMEN ORNAMENTS, SANTAS, PENGUINS, AND GINGERBREAD MEN.   COST IF $5.
SIZE IS LIMITED TO TEN STUDENTS.    NOTE:  THERE WILL BE NO DECEMBER WORKSHOP.    ANY QUESTIONS...OR TO SIGN-UP, CALL MAE AT 563-652-9925.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

NOT A BAD DAY....QUITE A BIT OF SUNSHINE AND HIGH OF 56.
RAIN COMING TONIGHT AND ENDING THURSDAY NIGHT.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS SATURDAY.    SPRING AHEAD, FALL BACK!
SATURDAY NIGHT BEFORE YOU GO TO BED, SET YOUR WATCH BACK AN
HOUR.

THE JACKSON COUNTY SUPERVISORS SAID AT THEIR MEETING
THIS MORNING THAT THE QUARTER-MILE OF CENTERVILLE ROAD WHICH
WAS DAMAGED BY TRUCKS DRIVING ON IT TOO SOON AFTER THE
CONCRETE WAS POURTED, WILL BE RE-POURED BY THE END OF THE
WEEK.     ONLY THE DAMAGE PORTION WILL BE RE-POURTED, NOT THE
WHOLE ROAD AS SUPERVISORS ASKED FOR EARLIER. 

SOMEONE SENT ME A PHOTO OF TWO OF AMERICA'S GREATEST CARS
EVER PRODUCED!      BET YOU OWNED ONE OF THESE!?

MAQUOKETA CARDINAL PLAYOFF GAME TOMORROW NIGHT AT 6:45
ON KMAQ-FM AND THE INTERNET.   MATT CLARK AT THE MIKE.  RAIN IN THE FORECAST.

CHECK THE PHOTOS BELOW.

THANKS FOR CHECKING IN AGAIN!

DENNIS VOY
 

AROUND THE TOWN PHOTOS

WILL THEY CHANGE THIS TO 7 - 3 THURSDAY MORNING?    HOPE SO!
GO CARDINALS!
NOW THAT THE LITTLE KIDS  HAVE A NEW PARK, MAYBE THE OLDER KIDS
DESERVE A NEW SKATE PARK??    I THINK THE KIDS BUILT THIS THEMSELVES
ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO!      NOW NOT USED MUCH, BUT NO WONDER!
THE CITY AT THE TIME SAID IT WOULD PUT A SIDEWALK OUT TO IT. 
NEVER DID!    THE CITY WAS GOING TO KEEP IT SWEPT AND IN GOOD
REPAIR!   KIDS LOVE A GOOD SKATE PARK!    A GREAT ONE AND POPULAR, IS THE ONE ON DEVILS GLENN ROAD IN BETTENDORF.

FROM LIGHT PLANT LOOKING WEST AT THE BEND IN THE MAQUOKETA
RIVER, WHERE YOU CAN PUT IN  A BOAT.    WITH SOME WORK AND MONEY,
THIS COULD SOME DAY BE A BEAUTIFUL PARK ALONG THE RIVER.
IT  HAS NEW TREES, BENCHES, AND MAYBE SOME DAY, A PICNIC TABLE
OR TWO..... AND A SHELTER?
AN OLD BRIDGE IN THE FOREFRONT, WITH NEW BALES OF HAY IN THE BACKGROUND.     REMEMBER WHEN BALES WERE THE SIZE THAT A  STRONG MAN COULD TOSS ONE ON A WAGON?
OLD SIGNS JUST HANG AROUND FOREVER.   THIS FURNITURE STORE CLOSED YEARS AGO.    LOTS OF RECLINERS WENT THROUGH THOSE
DOORS FOR BETTER HOMES FURNITURE, THEN OWL FURNITURE, AND LAST PREMIER HOME FURNITURE.     JACKSON COUNTY IS ONE OF THE FEW COUNTIES WITHOUT A FURNITURE STORE.   NONE!
I'M GUESSING THIS HOME NEXT TO THE HOSPITAL, WITH A NICE PORTCH,
HAS NOT BEEN LIVED-IN FOR 10 YEARS.   I THINK THE HOSPITAL OWNS
IT?    LET'S SEE, 120 MONTHS @ $450...$54,000 IN LOST RENT.
NICE LOCATION TOO....RIGHT NEXT TO THE HOSPITAL, ACROSS THE
STREET FROM A MEDICAL CLINIC, AND NEAR A SCHOOL AND NEW PARK.

I'LL TAKE MY CAMERA OUT AGAIN SOMETIME SOON.

DENNIS VOY






Monday, October 28, 2013

MONDAY DAILY REPORT

NICE TODAY, BUT COOL....HIGH OF 49.
RAIN COMING TOMORROW AND LASTING UNTIL THURSDAY.

A CAR-SEMI ACCIDENT AROUND 3 YESTERDAY AFTERNOON NEAR ZWINGLE.
JACI MOORE, AGE 20, OF RURAL ZWINGLE AND FORMERLY OF MAQUOKETA WAS WEST BOUND ON 208TH AND A POTOSI SEMI WAS ALSO WEST BOUND.
THE SEMI WAS SLOWING TO MAKE A RIGHT TURN AND MOORE WAS UNABLE
TO GET HER CAR STOPPED, STRIKING THE REAR OF THE TRUCK.
SHE WAS CHARGED.   DAMAGE TO HER NEW CHEVY WAS $5,000 AND
$2,000 DAMAGE TO THE POTOS MAN'S SEMI.    MOORE'S AIR BAG DEPLOYED AND SHE SUSTAINED A MINOR INJURY.

AROUND 600 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE BREAKFAST AT THE FIRE STATION
YESTERDAY IN MAQUOKETA, A FUNDRAISER FOR THE NEW JACKSON
COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL TO BE BUILT IN MAQUOKETA.
FIREMAN AL MUHLHAUSEN SAID THEY WERE PLEASED WITH THE TURNOUT.

THE MAQUOKETA COMMUNITY CENTER HAS NOW BEEN REZONED FROM RESIDENTIAL TO BUSINESS.    NOW THE COUNCIL CAN DECIDE WHAT TO DO
WITH IT.   WE WILL BE HEARING MORE IN THE WEEKS TO COME.

BEV AND BILL BRAUER WHO FARM SOUTHWEST OF MAQUOKETA, TODAY
RECEIVED THE OCTOBER "GARY WERDEN GOOD FARM NEIGHBOR
AWARD".     IT IS GIVEN TO FARMERS WHO TAKE PRIDE IN DOING THINGS
RIGHT.   THIS INCLUDES CARING FOR THE ENVIROMENT, THEIR LIVESTOCK, AND BEING GOOD NEIGHBORS.   THEY WERE PRESENTED THE AWARD AT A NOON LUNCHEON TODAY.

THE SUPERVISORS MEETING IS TOMORROW MORNING AS USUAL AND AT 10, THEY WILL HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING TO TALK ABOUT THE PENROSE
ANNEX, THE HOUSE THEY HAVE PURCHASED AND GUTTED JUST WEST OF THE LAW CENTER.    THEY BOUGHT IT FOR ADDITIONAL OFFICE SPACE.

THE MAQUOKETA GIRLS TOURNAMENT VOLLEYBALL  PLAY IS TONIGHT AT DEWITT AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT THE FOOTBALL TEAM PLAYS HERE IN THE PLAYOFFS.    FOR MAQUOKETA CARDINAL SPORTS NEWS,  MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY,  GO TO THE CARDINAL REPORT ON KMAQ'S HOME PAGE,
EDITED BY LEIGHTON HEPKER.    ST. LOUIS CARDINAL COVERAGE ALSO THERE.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY





Saturday, October 26, 2013

MAQUOKETA 42, CLEAR CREEK AMANA 28

MAQUOKETA PLAYS CRESTWOOD IN PLAYOFF GAME
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 7, HERE IN MAQUOKETA.
MAQUOKETA'S RECORD 6 AND 3
CRESTWOOD 5 AND 4
GAME WILL BE ON INTERNET WEDNESDAY NIGHT

TWO OTHER KMAQ-AREA TEAMS ARE ALSO IN THE PLAYOFFS
NEXT WEDNESDAY.

DEWITT PLAYS AT DECORAH
DEWITT 4 AND 5
DECORAH 9  AND 0

EASTON VALLEY (PRESTON) PLAYS  AT JANESVILLE
EASTON VALLEY 5 AND 3
JANESVILLE 8 AND 1

Friday, October 25, 2013

FRIDAY DAILY REPORT

NICE SUNNY DAY TODAY.   HIGH OF 52.
WE WILL  HAVE 50+ DEGREE WEATHER FOR THE NEXT WEEK OR MORE.

THE MAN WHO DROVE THROUGH NEWLY-POURED CONCRETE IN THE CENTERVILLE ROAD IN NORTHERN JACKSON COUNTY HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL MISCHIEF IN THE FIRST DEGREE, A FELONY....ALSO TRESPASSING AND DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED.     VANCE O'HARA,
AGE 30, OF DUBUQUE FACES THE CHARGES IN JACKSON COUNTY
COURT.      THE NEWLY REVISED DAMAGE ESTIMATES ARE NOW LISTED BETWEEN 200 AND 250 THOUSAND DOLLARS.    O'HARA WORKED FOR
PERFECTION CONCRETE AND HAS BEEN FIRED.

MAQUOKETA MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY BOARD HAD A SHORT MEETING WEDNESDAY AND VICE-CHAIRMAN KELVIN SOHL SAID MEMBERS
APPROVED PUBLISHING NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET.     THERE WAS NO
DISCUSSION ON A RATE INCREASE.     BOARD MEMBERS SAID THERE
IS ENOUGH FUNDS IN THE BUDGET TO KEEP THE POWER PLANT
RUNNING FOR ANOTHER YEAR.      IT COST ABOUT $265,000 A YEAR TO
KEEP IT READY FOR USE.    SOHL SAID THE BOARD HOPES THEY WILL NOT HAVE TO KEEP FUNDING THE PLANT FOR A FULL YEAR.

JERRE AND MARY JOE STEAD OF SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA AND
MAQUOKETA NATIVES, HAVE GIVEN THEIR SECOND $10 MILLION IN THREE YEARS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA TO ADVANCE CHILDREN'S MEDICINE AT THE  UNIVERSITY.    AND, BACK IN 2003 THEY GAVE $25 MILLION.
SO, THEY HAVE GIVEN $45-MILLION TO THE UNVERSITY THE PAST 10 YEARS.
JERRE WAS A CEO FOR SEVERAL COMPANIES.   THE COUPLE HAS
IN THE PAST, GIVEN MONEY LOCALLY FOR MAQUOKETA'S LIBRARY EXPANSION YEARS AGO AND FOR THE YMCA WHEN IT BUILDT.

MAQUOKETA FOOTBALL AT CLEAR CREEK AMANA TONIGHT.   WIN OR LOOSE THE CARDINALS ARE STILL IN THE PLAYOFFS AND WILL PLAY NEXT
WEDNESDAY NIGHT.   MORE ON THIS MONDAY.

THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE JACKSON COUNTY FARM BUREAU IS TONY PORTZ OF BELLEVUE,   HE TAKES OFFICE NOVEMBER 1ST.     JODY MARTENS OF BELLEVUE WAS ELECTED VICE-PRESIDENT AND HE ALSO TAKES OFFICE THE 1ST.      PAUL GERLACH OF RURAL MAQUOKETA WAS RE-ELECTED TREASURER.

CHECK THE PHOTOS BELOW!

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

DENNIS VOY






THE GREAT IOWA ANTLER AUCTION

I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT!

CIRCLE M AUCTION'S 2ND ANNUAL ANTLER, TAXIDERMY, GUNS & SPORTING GOODS CONSIGNMENT AUCTION &  SHOW!

TODAY, TOMORROW AND SUNDAY AT THE FAIRGROUNDS IN MAQUOKETA.

THE ANTLER AUCTION IS TODAY.   PEOPLE PAY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS
FOR ANTLERS!     THE BIGGER THEY ARE, THE MORE EXPENSIVE THEY ARE!
TAXIDERMY AND TANNED FURS AND RUSTIC DECOR TOMORROW
SUNDAY GUNS, HUNTING AND FISHING ITEMS AND MORE

DOORS OPEN AT 9 A.M. AND THE  AUCTION BOTH TOMORROW AND SUNDAY
STARTS AT 10:30.    FREE ADMISSION.    PEARSON CENTER IS FULL,
INCLUDING MANY  EXHIBITOR BOOTHS

JUST A FEW PHOTOS I TOOK.....





DENNIS VOY

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

TODAY, PT. SUNNY AND A HIGH OF 41.
TOMORROW, 44 AND MOSTLY SUNNY.
FOOTBALL FRIDAY, SUNNY AND HIGH OF 49.
AND SATURDAY (FINAL NIGHT OF SEASON FOR MOVIES AT THE
61 DRIVE-IN THEATRE) SUNNY WITH HIGH  OF 53.

SALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH IN  ANDREW CELEBRATES IT'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY THIS WEEKEND.     MEMBERS WERE ON "JUST TALK"
THIS MORNING TO TALK ABOUT IT.     THE PASTOR IS RON HUBER.
THE ORGANIST IS JUDY GANZER.     THE SERVICE IS AT 8 EVERY
SUNDAY MORNING.     PASTOR HUBER ALSO CONDUCTS THE 10 A.M.
SERVICE SUNDAYS AT SPRAGUEVILLE.     THE 8 A.M. SERVICE IS
RECORDED AND BROADCAST AT 5 P.M. EVERY SUNDAY AT 5 P.M.

THE MAQUOKETA OPTIMIST CLUB EVERY YEAR HAS AN APPRECIATION
DINNER FOR THE MAQUOKETA FIRE DEPARTMENT.    IT WAS MONDAY NIGHT
AT THE EAGLES CLUB.   OVER 60 ATTENDED.   THE LATE ROBERT MITCHELL
WAS HONORED AS HE WAS A  LONGTIME FIREMAN.   HIS WIFE JOYCE WAS PRESENTED A CERTIFICATE.     ALSO HONORED, HIS SON BOB WHO
HAS BEEN A FIREMAN SINCE 1998 AND IS ALSO ON THE MAQUOKETA RESCUE
SQUAD.   WHEN HE WAS A KID, HE HELPED HIS DAD WASH FIRE TRUCKS
ON SUNDAY MORNINGS AND HE ALSO EARNED HIS EAGLE SCOUT AWARD BY
WORKING AT THE FIRE STATION.     I FIRST MET ROBERT BACK IN THE 50'S WHEN HE WAS MANAGER OF MITCHELL-MASKREY FEED STORE DOWNTOWN,
STARTED BY HIS FATHER.   IT IS ONE OF OLDEST BUSINESS PLACES IN
TOWN.     BOB IS CURRENT MANAGER AND HIS BROTHER FRANK ALSO
WORKS THERE.
ROBERT ABOVE.   HE WAS A BIG MAQUOKETA CARDINAL AND IOWA HAWKEYE FAN.   ATTENDED A LOT OF GAMES IN IOWA CITY.
ROBERT'S GRANDSON LUKAS, SON BOB, WIFE JOYCE, SON FRANK AND DAUGHTER ANN.

JOYCE AND OPTIMIST PRESIDENT JAKE BICKFORD.
THE PROGRAM WAS PRESENTED BY CLUB hOpe FROM THE  HIGH SCHOOL
TALKING ABOUT THEIR SUMMER TRIP TO KENYA.
GAME 1 OF THE WORLD SERIES TONIGHT.   GO CARDINALS!

LONGTIME CARDINAL FAN, DENNIS VOY


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

TUESDAY DAILY REPORT

OK, THE FUN OF SEEING THE FIRST SNOWFALL IS OVER!
NOW LET'S HAVE  INDIAN SUMMER!
SNOWY AND COLD TODAY....JUST IN THE 30'S.
LOOKING FORWARD TO SATURDAY WHEN WE ARE EXPECTING TO BE
BACK IN THE 50'S.

THE JACKSON COUNTY SUPERVORS ARE MAD AND SHOULD BE.
AT THEIR MEETING THIS MORNING, THEY  SAID THEY WANT TO SEE THE
DAMAGED PORTION OF CENTERVILLE ROAD (BEING PAVED) IN NORTHERN JACKSON COUNTY NEAR ST. DONATUS REPAIRED.    THEY SAID THEY
DID NOT WANT JUST THE  RUTS FIXED ON ONE LANE OF THE ROAD.
DURING A LENGTHY DISCUSSION OF THE DAMAGE DONE FRIDAY NIGHT
TO THE NEWLY-PAVED ROAD, SUPERVISORS SAID THE WILL TALK
WITH THE COUNTY ATTORNEY AND SHERIFF DEPUTIES TO SEE WHAT CAN BE
DONE.


THE SUPERVISORS SAID THEY HAVE HAD NUMEROUS CALLS ABOUT THE DAMAGE.   THEY WANT TO SEE THE ROAD REPAIRED RIGHT AWAY SO RESIDENTS IN THE AREA DON'T HAVE TO DRIVE 20 MILES OUT OF THEIR WAY TO TAKE THEIR KIDS TO SCHOOL.

KEVIN EHLINGER, AGE 38, OF MAQUOKETA, WHO WAS STABBED BY HIS
LIVE-IN GIRLFRIEND, HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC ASSAULT.
POLICE CHIEF BRAD KORANDA SAID COUNTY ATTORNEY SARA DAVENPORT SAID SHE BELIEVES CASSIE RONEK STABBED EHLINGER DURING A FIGHT AT THEIR APARTMENT IN SELF DEFENSE.

A RURAL MAQUOKETA COUPLE WILL RECEIVE THE GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARD SPONSORED BY THE COALITION TO SUPPORT IOWA FARMERS.
BILL AND BEV BRAUER WERE NOMINATED BY KEITH AND DENISE DEXTER.

A NEW VETERINARY CLINIC HAS OPENED IN MAQUOKETA.   ELDRIDGE-BASED
RISIUS AND ASSOCIATES VETERNARY SERVICE OPENED AN OFFICE IN
MAQUOKETA AT THE MAQUOKETA EMBRYOS BUILDING ON JACOBSEN
DRIVE IN THE INDUSTRIAL PARK.      DR. MICHAEL SLATTERY, DVM, WILL PROVIDE SERVICE TO THE MAQUOKETA AREA AS THE RESIDENT
VETERINARIAN.   THE FULL SERVICE CLINIC WILL TREAT BOTH LARGE ANIMALS AND PETS.    SLATTERY GRADUATED IN MAY FROM THE IOWA
STATE VETERINARY SCHOOL.     HIS DAD, IN WINTHROP, IS ALSO A VETERINARIAN.      THE ELDRIGE FIRM HAS 16 VETERINARIANS.
MAQUOKETA NOW HAS 3 PRACTICING VETERINARIANS.

THE WORLD SERIES GAME STARTS AT 6 P.M. TOMORROW ON KMAQ-FM.

CHAMBER DIRECTOR TOM DEVINE WAS JUST IN.   THE CHAMBER IS MAKING
MANY PLANS FOR CHRISTMAS 2013 ACTIVITIES IN MAQUOKETA.     SANTA HAS
BEEN "BOOKED" TO APPEAR OFTEN IN THE TIMBER CITY.
I HAVE TO SAY...HO HO HO....IT GOES WITH TODAY'S SNOW, SNOW, SNOW.

DENNIS VOY

IT IS SNOWING IN MAQUOKETA


THE FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON!!

WITH HIGHS IN THE 40'S TODAY, IT WON'T LAST LONG!

APARTMENT FOR RENT DOWNTOWN

FOR RENT:   A ONE BEDROOM JUST RE-DECORATED APARTMENT IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.     EVERY ROOM RE-PAINTED AND NEW CARPET.    KITCHEN INCLUDES STOVE AND REFRIGERATOR.   NEW COIN-OPERATED 
WASHER AND DRYER.     CONVENIENT FREE NEXT-TO-BUILDING PARKING.   NO PETS.  NO SMOKING.    $375 A MONTH, INCLUDES WATER.    FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 563-212-3286


     LIVING ROOM ABOVE
    DINING ROOM ABOVE


BEDROOM NOT SHOWN.   3 CLOSITS.  STOREROOM TOO, LOCATED OFF EXIT HALLWAY.   $375 DEPOSIT ALONG WITH FIRST MONTH'S RENT.  NO LEASE. 



  

Monday, October 21, 2013

MONDAY DAILY REPORT

BELOW NORMAL COLD WEATHER IS HERE.
HIGH TODAY 43.
LOW TONIGHT 28.
HIGH TOMORROW 41.
IN 40'S UNTIL SATURDAY, WHEN WE SHOULD GOT A LITTLE OVER 50.
MAYBE SOME SNOW FLURRIES TOMORROW.

A COUNTY ROAD IS BEING PAVED IN NORTHERN JACKSON COUNTY.
A WEEK AGO, A FARMER DROVE ON IT WITH  HIS COMBINE AND
CAUSED DAMAGE BECAUSE IT WAS NOT READY FOR TRAFFIC.
IT WAS WELL MARKED TO STAY OFF.
OVER THE WEEKEND, TWO CEMENT TRUCKS WENT AROUND THE BARRICADES AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION AND CAUSED 3 TO 4-HUNDRED
THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.    HARD TO BELIEVE!

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FILLED THE COUNTY JAIL IN MAQUOKETA
OVER THE WEEKEND, MOST AFTER A FIGHT IN THE PARKING LOT
OF THE MAQUOKETA INN AND SUITES.   A TOTAL OF 9 ARRESTED AND
JAILED LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND AND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

A MAQUOKETA MAN, MICHAEL TILL, AGE 30, PUT HIS FORD PICK-UP
IN THE DITCH ON THE CAVES ROAD SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER 10 PM.
HE WAS CHARGED WITH FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL.   $5,000 DAMAGE TO HIS PICK-UP.  NO INJURIES.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT.

ETHEL BLOCK, AGE 97, OF CLINTON DIED SATURDAY AT A CLINTON HOSPITAL.
THE FUNERAL IS TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT THE CLINTON LAWN
CEMETERY.    SURVIVORS INCLUDE A SISTER, CAROL YEOMAN OF
MAQUOKETA.

CARL CLARK, 74, OF BELLEVUE DIED OCTOBER 11TH.      HE WAS BORN IN MAQUOKETA.   HE OWNED CLARK BOAT COMPANY IN BELLEVUE.
THERE WILL BE NO VISITATION OR SERVICE.    HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE JANICE, TWO CHILDREN, AND SEVERAL SIBLINGS, INCLUDING TWO BROTHERS, MICK CLARK AND ED CLARK  BOTH OF MAQUOKETA.

MAQUOKETA HELD THE LEAD AT HALFTIME BUT LOST THEIR GAME AGAINST
RATED SOLON FRIDAY NIGHT.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY







Friday, October 18, 2013

FRIDAY DAILY REPORT


A COOL DAY TODAY, HIGH OF 50.
TOMORROW, MOSTLY CLOUDY AND HIGH OF 51.
DOWN TO 31 SATURDAY NIGHT.
SUNDAY, PARTLY SUNNY AND HIGH OF 61.
THEN MONDAY, COLD AGAIN, HIGH OF 46.
           A BIG HONOR FOR A MAQUOKETA TEACHER
T
SHE IS THE 2014 IOWA TEACHER OF THE YEAR!    JANE SCHMIDT OF DELMAR WAS PRESENTED THE AWARD THIS AFTERNOON BY GOV. TERRY BRANSTAD.     JANE, A 33-YEAR TEACHER, IS AN 8TH GRADE
LITERACY AND LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER AT THE MAQUOKETA MIDDLE
SCHOOL.     IN A NEWS RELEASE, THE GOVERNOR SAID "GREAT TEACHERS MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE FOR THEIR STUDENTS,  FOR THEIR
COLLEAGUES AND FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES".     JANE'S LEADERSHIP EXTENDS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM.   SHE SERVES ALSO AS A TEACHER MENTOR AND IN A NEW ROLE THIS FALL, SHE COACHES EDUCATORS, REFINES CURRICULUM AND GUAGES THE EFFECTS OF TEACHING PRACTICES ACROSS THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.      JANE SCHMIDT WAS
CHOSEN BY A COMMITTEE THAT INCLUDES REPRESENTATIVES FROM SEVERAL EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS.     HER HUSBAND BRIAN IS A
CLINTON COUNTY FARMER AT RURAL DELMAR  AND IS A MEMBER OF THE CLINTON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.     JANE SCHMIDT, IOWA'S NEW TEACHER OF THE YEAR, AND FINALISTS,  WILL BE HONORED AT A LUNCHEON FOR OUTSTANDING TEACHERS ON NOVEMBER 8TH AT THE PRAIRIE MEADOWS EVENTS CENTER IN ALTOONA.

TWO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE ASKED THE MAQUOKETA SCHOOL BOARD PERMISSION TO ALLOW A  FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES ORGANIZATION AT THE HIGH SCHOOL.    BUCHANAN WALLER AND MING WU WOULD LIKE TO START THE STUDENT-LED ORGANIZATION.    THE TOPIC WILL BE BROUGHT BACK TO THE BOARD ON NOVEMBER 22ND. 

NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE STABBING OF A MAQUOKETA MAN TUESDAY NIGHT.    INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.    KEVIN EHLINGER, AGE 38,
IS A PATIENT AT UNVERSITY HOSPITAL AND HIS CONDITION IS LISTED AS
STABLE.    HIS GIRLFRIEND, CASSIE RONEK, 29, ADMITTED SHE STABBED
EHLINGER WITH A KNIFE DURING AN ARGUMENT.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

DENNIS VOY







Thursday, October 17, 2013

THURSDAY DAILY REPORT

LIGHT RAIN THIS MORNING, CLOUDY MOST OF DAY AND SUNSHINE LATER IN THE AFTERNOON PUT THE HIGH UP TO 57, FIVE SHORT OF OUR EXPECTED HIGH TODAY.
TOMORROW, PT. SUNNY AND HIGH IN UPPER 50'S.

MAQUOKETA MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC BOARD MEMBER JOSH COLLISTER SAID HE WILL HAVE TO RESIGN FROM THE UTILITY BOARD NEXT WEEK SO THAT HE CONTINUE ON THE CITY COUNCIL.     CITY ATTORNEY KEN WRIGHT REVERSED HIS ORIGINAL OPINION SAYING HE COULD SERVE ON BOTH BOARDS.    COLLISTER OWNS THE DOWNTOWN BAKERY.

THE FUND RAISING FOR LITTLE BEAR PARK IS CONTINUING AS THERE IS
STILL MONEY TO BE RAISED.    PICKETS AND T-SHIRTS CAN BE ORDERED
NOW AT CITY HALL.

I HAVE TAKEN A REGULAR SIZE ASPIRIN-A-DAY FOR YEARS....AND THOUGHT
THIS ARTICLE WAS PRETTY GOOD TO SHARE.     BUT, DEPENDING ON YOUR
MONITOR SCREEN SIZE, IT MAY BE HARD TO READ.   EMAIL ME AND I CAN EMAIL YOU BACK A LARGER SIZE.

RUNNING LATE....

CHECK BACK TOMORROW.

DENNIS VOY



MAQUOKETA GHOSTS AND GOBLINS



KIM AND BRIAN RIXEN HAVE DONE IT AGAIN....A SPOOKY HALLOWEEN DISPLAY AT THEIR HOME AT 210 SOUTH 5TH STREET IN MAQUOKETA.
THIS YEAR, BIGGER AND BETTER!   NOT ONLY IS THE FRONT PORCH AND
YARD OF THEIR HOME DECORATED, BUT ALSO THEY HAVE MADE THE DISPLAY WIDER ON NEIGHBOR'S PROPERTY TO THE NORTH AND SOUTH
OF THEIRS.    DRIVE BY AND SEE IT IN THE DAYTIME....AND THEN ANOTHER TIME WHEN IT IS LIT UP AT NIGHT.    AND IN THE EVENING, ROLL DOWN A
CAR WINDOW TO HEAR SOME "CREEKY"  SOUNDS.   THANKS KIM AND BRIAN!
YOU CAN THANK THEM IN PERSON AT THEIR PET STORE ACROSS FROM GILMORE DRY CLEANERS ON SOUTH JONES.
DENNIS VOY

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

CLOUDY AND COOL TODAY....HIGH OF ONLY 50.
TOMORROW, SUNNY AND 62....MAYBE THE THE LAST 60-PLUS DAY
FOR AWHILE.
FOOTBALL FRIDAY, PARTLY SUNNY AND HIGH OF 56.
SATURDAY, MOSTLY SUNNY AND HIGH OF 55.

A MAQUOKETA MAN IS IN STABLE CONDITION AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS
IN IOWA CITY AFTER HE WAS STABBED LAST NIGHT AT 309 S. MAIN STREET.
KEVIN EHLINGER, AGE 38, SAID HE WAS JUMPED AND STABBED IN THE
LOWER ABDOMEN OUTSIDE HIS APARTMENT AROUND 7:45 P.M.
CHIEF BRAD KORANDA SAID EHLINGER ALSO LOOKED LIKE HE HAD BEEN BEATEN  UP IN HIS FACE.   EHLINGER SAID HE DID NOT SEE WHO HAD
STABBED HIM.   KORANDA SAID OFFICERS WENT INTO HIS APARTMENT
AND FOUND HIS LIVE-IN GIRLFRIEND CASSIE RONEK, AGE 29, CLEANING UP.    SHE SAID THERE HAD BEEN A FIGHT BETWEEN HER AND EHLINGER.     NO ARREST HAS BEEN MADE AND THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.   

NEW PAVEMENT ON CENTERVILLE ROAD WAS DRIVEN ON BY A COMBINE,
A SMALL PICK-UP AND AN ATV.     THE SUPERVISORS ARE EMPHATIC THAT WHOMEVER DID THE VANDALISM BE CHARGED.   SUPERVISOR LARRY KOOS
SAID THEY HAVE A GOOD IDEA WHO DID IT.     AND SHERIFF RUSS KETTMAN
SAID HE HAS TALKED TO SOME PEOPLE IN THE AREA WHO GAVE HIM
INFORMATION.       PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WAITING YEARS FOR THAT
NORTH JACKSON COUNTY ROAD TO BE PAVED.

CHARGES OF CRIMINAL MISCHIEF HAVE BEEN FILED AGAINST FOUR
TEENS WHO ALLEGEDLY DAMAGED NINE MAILBOXES.    THE YOUTH WERE RELEASED TO THEIR PARENTS AND THE CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED
IN JACKSON COUNTY JUVENILE COURT. 

STAFF FROM THE MACBRIDE RAPTOR CENTER WILL BE RELEASING AN ADULT BALD EAGLE AT THE HURSTVILLE INTERPRETIVE CENTER AT 3 TOMORROW AFTERNOON.    THE EAGLE WAS STRUCK BY A VEHICLE EAST OF
MAQUOKETA ON SEPTEMBER 15TH.      IT SUFFERED NO BROKEN  BONES OR HEAD TRAUMA AND HAS BEEN CARED FOR AT THE RAPTOR CENTER.    
IT WILL BE RELEASED BACK INTO THE WILD.   THE DRIVER THAT HIT
IT,  STOPPED AND TOOK IT TO AUTHORITIES.

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

DENNIS VOY

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

TUESDAY DAILY REPORT

WE HAD A LITTLE RAIN OVERNIGHT AND EARLY THIS MORNING.
THEN CLOUDY SKIES UNTIL THE SUN CAME THROUGH THE CLOUDS
AT MID-AFTERNOON AND WE THEN GOT UP TO 60 TODAY.
LOW TONIGHT, 42.
TOMORROW, CLOUDY AND HIGH OF 57.

THE MAQUOKETA SCHOOL DISTRICT SAW ANOTHER DECLINE FOR
ENROLLMENT THIS YEAR.      25 STUDENTS LOWER  THAN LAST YEAR.

POLICE BLOTTER:    COACH KEVIN BOWMAN REPORTED SEVERAL
FOOTBALL HELMETS WERE TAKEN FROM THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LAST
THURSDAY NIGHT.

A MAQUOKETA NATIVE AND BELLEVUE BUSINESSMAN (CLARK'S BOATS)
KARL CLARK, AGE 74, DIED LAST FRIDAY EVENING AT HIS HOME IN BELLEVUE.  ARRANGEMENTS ARE PENDING AT THE HACHMANN FUNERAL HOME IN BELLEVUE.

SHORT REPORT...

SEE YOU ON THE RADIO!

REMEMBER, YOU CAN LISTEN TO ALL 3 MAJOR KMAQ NEWSCASTS
DAILY BY GOING TO KMAQ'S HOME PAGE AND  TURNING ON THE
RADIO IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER.

DENNIS VOY




Monday, October 14, 2013

MONDAY OCTOBER 14 DAILY REPORT

SUNNY TODAY AND A HIGH OF 63.
RAIN TONIGHT.
RAIN TOMORROW AND HIGH OF 61.
THEN SUNNY THE REST OF THE WEEK, IN THE  UPPER 59'S EACH DAY.

TWO WERE ARRESTED LAST NIGHT AFTER MAQUOKETA OFFICERS FOUND NEARLY 55 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA AT THERE HOME AT 1028 KATHEY DRIVE IN MAQUOKETA.   POLICE CHARGED MICA BRADFORD, AGE 20, WITH POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT TO DELIVER AND THREE OTHER CHARGES.   HE IS IN THE DETENTION CENTER ON $10,000
CASH BOND.         AND HIS MOTHER, JEAN BRADFORD, AGE 42, OF THE SAME ADDRESS, WAS CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, MARIJUANA AND POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.

TWO PEOPLE WERE INJURED AND THE DRIVER FLED FROM A SINGLE
VEHICLE ACCIDENT JUST AFTER 10:30 SATURDAY NIGHT ON HIGHWAY 64, SIX MILES WEST OF MAQUOKETA.     THE DRIVER, BLAKE ROSSMAN, 19, OF
PRESTON FLED THE SCENE BEFORE OFFICERS ARRIVED AND CHARGES AGAINST HIM ARE PENDING.    TWO PASSEGERS, BOBBY LEROY, AGE 27, OF MAQUOKETA AND DAKOTA BRAMER, AGE 19, OF MONMOUTH, WERE TAKEN
BY AMBULANCE TO THE HOSPITAL IN MAQUOKETA.      ROSSMAN WAS DRIVING WEST ON 64 AND LOST CONTROL.    $7,000 IN DAMAGES TO  HIS
CAR REGISTERED TO BRIAN BRAMER OF MONMOUTH.

SUNDAY MORNING, A WOMAN WAS RIDING A MOTORCYCLE NORTH OF MAQUOKETA AND HAD AN ACCIDENT WITH IT AND SHE WAS AIRLIFTED TO IOWA CITY WITH UNKNOWN INJURIES.     I HEARD SHE WAS NOT WEARING
A HELMET.   NO INFORMATION HAS BEEN RELEASED.

A MAQUOKETA MAN, MICHAEL HAYES, AGE 56, WILL SPEND AT LEAST 60 DAYS IN THE DETENTION CENTER HERE IN TOWN AND BE ON PAROLE FOR 10 YEARS ON CHARGES OF ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO COMMIT SEXUAL ABUSE.
POLICE SAID HE ASSAULTED A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL AGAINST HER WILL ON JULY 1, 2012.

MAQUOKETA ON OCCASSION HAS HAD SOME DOWNTOWN PARKING PROBLEMS BUT KMAQ NEWS INQUIRED AND THERE IS NO TRUTH THAT
A PARKING GARAGE IS PLANNED FOR THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING AT 5:15 TODAY WITH THE DELWOOD BOARD,
AT THE DELMAR SCHOOL.    THEN A MAQUOKETA BOARD MEETING AFTER AT 6:30 AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE IN MAQUOKETA.  
ONE OF ITEMS ON AGENDA:    A REQUEST FROM THE NEW SCHOOL DISTRICT, EASTON VALLEY, TO SHARE WRESTLING.

THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF LISA LAMMEY KINZENBAW OF AMANA IS NOW ON DISPLAY, UNTIL THE END OF NOVEMBER, AT THE DREW ART GALLERY AT THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER IN MAQUOKETA.   THE GALLERY IS OPEN FROM 9 A.M. UNTIL 1 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AND DURING ALL EVENTS AT THE CENTER.     THE MAJORITY OF HER PHOTOGRAPHS ARE NATURE OR ARCHITECTURAL SCENES OF AMANA AND THE LOCAL
COUNTRYSIDE.   NO ADMISSION TO THE GALLERY.

WEDNESDAY  IS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN-UP FOR THE CHRISTMAS TRIP
TO BRANSON BY KMAQ TRAVEL.    WE HAVE 25 GOING AND ROOM FOR
YOU.    ANY QUESTIONS OR TO SIGN-UP....CALL THERESA HERE AT
KMAQ AT 1-800-747-0057.   THE TRIP IS A DEFINITE "GO"!
COST, 2 IN A ROOM, $659  A PERSON.   MOST AREA
BRANSON TRIPS ARE PRICED HIGHER AND NOT AS
GOOD SHOWS.   I SAW A TRIP PRICED LOWER,
BUT DIDN'T RECOGNIZE MOST OF THE SHOWS.
OURS ARE 6 OF BEST SHOWS IN TOWN.
NANCY AND I WILL HOST THE TRIP.
TO SIGN UP..... OR IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION,
CALL THERESA HERE AT KMAQ...
TOLL FREE AT 1-800-747-0057.

THIS IS INTERESTING!    THE KWIK STAR COMPANY HAS THEIR OWN DAIRY..... AND MILK COMES INTO THE  STORE AND IS SOLD IN BAGS,  AND WITH YOUR PURCHASE YOU GET A PITCHER.

I'LL DRINK TO THAT!

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

GO CARDINALS...AGAINST THE DODGERS... NOW PLAYING IN L.A.

DENNIS VOY




Sunday, October 13, 2013

WEEKEND...ON THE ROAD AGAIN






BUSY WEEKEND FOR NANCY AND I.....AND WITH FUN FALL WEATHER.     WENT TO MISSY GERLACH'S BEAUTIFUL WEDDING SATURDAY AT SACRED HEART.
A LUTHERAN LIKE ME NEVER CAN GET USED TO THE CATHOLIC 70-MINUTE
WEDDINGS.    OUR'S LAST 30.   SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY, MISSY WAS A
HARD-WORKING HIGH SCHOOL EMPLOYEE AT MY DRIVE-IN THEATRE.
NOW SHE'S A NURSE PRACTIONEER, WAITING ON COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
CUSTOMERS.    NEXT, ATTENDED SUNDAY BREAKFAST AT BOYER HALL ON THE FAIRGROUNDS, THE  TWICE-A-YEAR SUPER BELGIAN WAFFLE BREAKFAST SPONSORED BY HELION MASONIC LODGE #36 A.F. & A.M.    SELLING TICKETS, DUANE HANSEN (LOOKING WELL AFTER THAT TERRIBLE AUTO ACCIDENT) AND CONNIE CRESSEY.     SERVERS INCLUDED LONGTIME
MEMBER LYNN DISNEY (DID YOU EVER  HAVE TO GO TO HIS OFFICE WHEN
HE WAS PRINCIPAL) AND FELLOW ROTARIAN DENNIS HASENBANK.  
A SUPER BREAKFAST!!    THEN, QUICK DRIVE TO MAKE THE SPECIAL 10 A.M. SERVICE AT SALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH IN ANDREW.
THEIR (RECORDED)  SERVICE IS BROADCAST EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT 5 ON KMAQ-FM.     SPECIAL SERVICE TODAY BECAUSE THE  BARBER
SHOP QUARTET.....ALL 4 GIVEN.....FROM NORTH OF PLATTVILLE SANG ABOUT 10 SONGS DURING THE SERVICE.    GREAT GOSPEL HARMONY AND ALL
CHUCKLED WHEN THEY STARTED SINGING THE SONG "TURN THE RADIO ON".   AFTER, I GAVE THEM A STANDING OVATION.   THE PHOTO ABOVE WAS TAKEN ABOUT 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE SERVICE WAS TO BEGIN AND WHEN IT DID, THERE WAS A VERY GOOD TURNOUT, INCLUDING VISITORS (LIKE US) BOB AND MYRNA LARKEY OF MAQUOKETA.   SALEM LUTHERAN WILL CELEBRATE THEIR 150TH ANNIVERSARY TWO WEEKENDS FROM NOW WITH
MANY SPECIAL THINGS PLANNED.      THEN, DOWNSTAIRS FOR BRUNCH
POTLUCK.    REMEMBER...I ATE WAFFLES AT 9:30.     NOW IT WAS 11:30 AND
YES....I ATE MORE GOOD FOOD, INCLUDING A GREAT APPLE DESSERT.
CONVERSATION TODAY WAS ABOUT THE GOOD MAGGIE MAE SHOW
LAST NIGHT (WHICH WE ALSO SAW) AT OHNWARD....THE GOOD WEATHER....
AND THE VERY GOOD SOYBEAN AND CORN CROP THAT IS BEING HARVESTED
THESE DAYS IN THE MAQUOKETA AREA.    AND OF COURSE...THIS  WEEKEND
HAS INCLUDED TWO GREAT VICTORIES BY THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, NOW ENJOYING A DAY OFF TODAY AND GETTING READY FOR GAME 3 TOMORROW
NIGHT AT LOS ANGELES.   THE GAME WILL BE BROADCAST, OF COURSE,  ON
KMAQ-FM....FOR 29 YEARS BRINGING ST. LOUIS CARDINALS MAJOR LEAGUE
BASEBALL TO THE MAQUOKETA AREA.

WE ARE OFF TO DEWITT TONIGHT TO PATRONIZE ONE OF OUR ADVERTISERS
...."HALL OF FAME PIZZA AND WINGS".    ALWAYS FUN TO VISIT BEAUTIFUL
DOWNTOWN DEWITT...A SHOWCASE DOWNTOWN.   KIDS AND GRANDKIDS
WILL JOIN US.

THANKS FOR THE VISIT...HAVE A GREAT MONDAY AND DAYS TO FOLLOW,
WHICH APPARENTLY WILL BE COOLER THAT WE HAVE ENJOYED FOR
WEEKS.

DENNIS VOY

Friday, October 11, 2013

FRIDAY DAILY REPORT

THEY JUST KEEP COMING...THESE
GREAT FALL DAYS.
SUNNY AND IN THE 70'S AGAIN TODAY.      IT WILL COOL DOWN A LITTLE ON
SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND THE HOLIDAY, MONDAY.

THE MAQUOKETA CARDINALS ARE AT VAN HORNE TONIGHT TO TAKE
ON BENTON COMMUNITY.    THE FOOTBALL PLAY-BY-PLAY BY MATT CLARK
WILL START AROUND 7:20 TONIGHT ON KMAQ-FM AND ON OUR
HOME WEB PAGE.

THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS  PLAY THE DODGERS TONIGHT AT 7:30.
WE WILL NOT DO THIS FIRST PLAYOFF (BEST OF 7 SERIES) GAME BECAUSE OF THE MAQUOKETA GAME, BUT WILL BROADCAST TOMORROW AFTERNOON'S GAME AT ST.LOUIS, SHORTLY AFTER 2:30.    AFTER THE
CARDINALS WIN 4 OF THE 7 GAMES, THEY PLAY IN THE WORLD SERIES
AGAINST BOSTON OR DETROIT.

GO MAQUOKETA CARDINALS!
GO ST. LOUIS CARDINALS!


MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE ADAM HEPKER WAS INDUCTED
INTO THE MID-AMERICA UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME THIS MORNING.
HE WAS A 4-YEAR STARTING POINT-GUARD FOR THE TEAM COACHED BY
MAQUOKETA NATIVE ROCKY LAMAR.    HE EARNED ALL-AMERICAN HONORS HIS LAST THREE SEASONS.   DURING HIS CAREER, THE TEAM QUALIFIED
FOR THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT ALL FOUR YEARS AND WERE NATIONAL CHAMPS IN 2007 WHEN ADAM WAS SELECTED AS THE OUTSTANDING PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT.    HE GRADUATED IN 2008 AND CURRENTLY IS AN ASSISTANT COACH FOR MID-AMERICA.    HE TEACHES MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES AT OLATHE, KANSAS.      HEPKER WAS ELECTED TO THE
HALL OF FAME IN HIS FIRST YEAR OF ELIGIBILITY, WHICH IS FIVE YEARS
AFTER GRADUATION.    ADAM IS MARRIED AND HE AND  HIS WIFE AMY HAVE ONE DAUGHTER.   HE IS THE SON OF LEIGHTON AND CINDY HEPKER OF
MAQUOKETA.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DOUGLAS EVANS, AGE 55, OF SALMON, IDAHO
AND FORMERLY OF MAQUOKETA AND LAS VEGAS WILL BE AT 10:00 A.M.
TOMORROW MORNING AT THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN SALMON.   MILITARY
HONORS WILL BE PROVIDED.   HE WAS BORN IN MAQUOKETA AND WAS A 1976 GRADUATE OF MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL.   HE WAS IN THE U.S. AIR FORCE AND SERVED TWO TOURS IN KOREA.    HE LIVED MANY YEARS
IN LAS VEGAS WHERE HE FOUNDED "EVANS RECREATION INSTALLATION"
WHICH EXPANDED INTO OTHER STATES INCLUDING IDAHO WHERE HE HAS LIVED SINCE 2006.    HE DIED OF AN APPARENT HEART ATTACK SATURDAY AT HIS HOME.    SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE LORI, A SON, A DAUGHTER,
A STEPSON AND 7  GRANDCHILDREN,  HIS PARENTS RON AND DORIS
EVANS OF PELLA AND FORMERLY OF MAQUOKETA, AND A SISTER CHERYL BROWNE IN PELLA.

THIS WEEK, THE CITY COUNCIL DECIDED THEY THERE WILL BE THREE NEW
LIGHTS AT THE NEW LITTLE BEAR PARK AND THEY WILL BE ON ALL NIGHT.
THE LIGHTS NOT ONLY WILL LET KIDS PLAYER LONGER BUT WILL DETER  SOMEONE FROM BEING IN THE PARK AND VANDALIZING IT.

THE MAQUOKETA CITY COUNCIL VOTED NOT TO ALLOW GOLF CARTS TO RUN ON CITY STREETS.   CARTS ARE ALLOWED TO RUN ON STREETS IN MONTICELLO, CASCADE AND THE VILLAGES.

ON SEPTEMBER 16TH, LONGTIME (41 YEARS) BUSINESSMAN MICK CLARK OF MAQUOKETA WAS INJURED WHEN A LARGE TREE HE WAS CUTTING DOWN BEHIND HIS BUSINESS NORTH OF MAQUOKETA FELL SUDDENLY AND HIT HIM, CRUSHING HIS SPINE.   HE WAS FIRST AT IOWA CITY AND NOW IS AT
DAVENPORT UNDERGOING REHABILITATION TO LIVE CONFINED TO A WHEEL
CHAIR.    A BENEFIT IS PLANNED FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH AT THE FAIRGROUNDS.     IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CALL ANNE HAWKS AT
563-249-0972.

MAQUOKETA ART EXPERIENCE...M-A-E...ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK THAT
NANCY KILBURG HAS BEEN HIRED TO FILL THE NEWLY CREATED PART-TIME
POSITION OF EDUCATIN LIAISON FOR M-A-E.       BOB OSTERHAUS, PRESIDENT OF MAQUOKETA ART EXPERIENCE, STATED THAT KILBURG'S BACKGROUND IN EDUCATION AS A SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER THE PAST 25 YEARS AND HER COMMITMENT TO M-A-E MAKES HER EMINENTLY  QUALIFIED TO FILL THE NEW POSITION.     HER MAIN RESPONSILITY WILL BE TO EXPAND M-A-E EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.    THIS NEW POSITION IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY A RECENTLY RECEIVED JOB CREATION GRANT FROM THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,998.

DON'T FORGET THE SUPER BELGIUM WAFFLE BREAKFAST SUNDAY FROM 8 UNTIL 1 AT BOYER HALL ON THE FAIRGROUNDS, SPONSORED BY HELION
LODGE #36 A.F. AND A.M.    GREAT BREAKFAST FOR $7.00 and $3.00
FOR CHILDREN.    CHOICE OF 3 OR 4 TOPPINGS.

MAGGIE MAE SATURDAY NIGHT AT OHNWARD.
                                                         DENNIS VOY