Friday, February 26, 2016

FRIDAY DAILY REPORT

CLOUDY MOST OF DAY AND THEN THE SUN CAME OUT LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND WITH LITTLE WIND, WE ENDED UP WITH A HIGH TODAY
OF 38.
TOMORROW, SUNNY AND 56 AND SUNDAY PARTLY SUNNY AND 57.

IT STARTS TONIGHT...


IT IS THE TALK OF THE TOWN.   EVERYONE IS GOING, TONIGHT, TOMORROW NIGHT OR SUNDAY AFTERNOON.    JACK JONES (MANAGER OF THE VOY THEATRES SINCE LATE 1974) WAS ONE OF THE BIG STARS OF SHOW IN 1974.   HE WON'T BE EMCEE THIS TIME, BUT WILL BE
HERR SCHUTZ.    HE WAS IN MANY PPP PLAYS, BUT THIS IS THE FIRST ONE
IN PAST 10 YEARS.   TRUST ME, HE WILL BE GOOD AGAIN THIS TIME....THE
WHOLE SHOW WILL BE.   

SPORTS:   EASTON VALLEY  (MILES AND PRESTON AND SABULA) WON THIER
TOURNAMENT GAME LAST NIGHT AND WILL BE IN THE SUB-STATE GAME
TOMORROW (SAT) NIGHT AT IOWA CITY WEST, PLAYING DANVILLE.    THE WINNER GOES TO THE STATE  TOURNAMENT.    MATT CLARK WILL DO THE GAME BROADCAST ON KMAQ AND OUR INTERNET HOME PAGE.  

CHIARA ATIENZA, SENIOR, AND MAQUOKETA LEADING SCORER AND SECOND LEADING REBOUNDER HAS BEEN SELECTED BY WAMAC COACHES TO THE ALL CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM FOR THE EAST DIVISION.    KAILIE HAZER, A SENIOR, AND JUNIOR CATIA ATIENZA WERE BOTH NAMED AS  HONORABLE
MENTION.     CHIARA AND CATIA ARE SISTERS.


THERE WAS A FIRE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT THE TERRY KAUFFMAN PROPERTY ON  168TH AVENUE NORTHWEST OF MAQUOKETA.     KAUFFMAN
WAS WORKING ON A TRUCK IN HIS SHOP AND IT CAUGHT FIRE.   HE PUSHED IT FROM THE GARAGE AND PUT THE FIRE OUT BEFORE FIREMEN ARRIVED.

THE MAQUOKETA MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC  BOARD OF TRUSTEES VOTED 5 TO 0 TO EXTEND THE CONRACT WITH WPPI ENERGY FOR ANOTHER 18 YEARS. 
THE ACTION COMMITS THE LOCAL UTILITY TO PURCHASE ALL OF ITS POWER FROM THE WISCONSIN BASED WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY SUPPLIER UNTIL 2037.    
GUESS THAT ELIMINATES ANY IDEA OF USING WIND ENGERGY FOR THE
MAQUOKETA DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM.

A MAQUOKETA WOMAN HAS ACCEPTED THE POSITION OF DIRECTOR OF
THE LITTLE SHEPHERD CHRISTIAN PRE-SCHOOL AS THE TEACHER OF THE THREE YEAR OLD CLASS.   SHE STARTS MONDAY.     HOWEL, WHO IS MARRIED AND HAS 3 CHILDREN, REPLACES SHANNON FLAGEL WHO RESIGNED TO RETURN TO WORK IN CHILD CARE AT THE ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL.    LITTLE SHEPHERD CLASSES ARE HELD AT THE FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH IN MAQUOKETA.

A NEWSPAPER STORY FROM THE PAST(1971)....

 STARTS TONIGHT FOR ONE WEEK ONLY AT THE VOY THEATRE.

HAVE A NICE WEEKEND.

DENNIS VOY

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

NO SUNSHINE TODAY.    HIGH OF 39.  AND WINDY.
TOMORROW, MORE WIND, CLOUDY AND 36.
FRIDAY, SUNNY AND 37.
SATURDAY, SUNNY AND 52.
SUNDAY, SUNNY AND 53.

IN SPORTS:
IN THE KMAQ LISTENING AREA, THERE ARE ABOUT 20 GIRLS AND BOYS
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS AND TODAY,  JUST ONE STILL HAS A CHANCE TO GET TO THE STATE TOURNENT.     ALL THE OTHER TEAMS HAVE
BEEN ELIMINATED.    LAST NIGHT, EASTON VALLEY (THE NEW DISTRICT
WITH HIGH SCHOOL IN MILES) WON LAST NIGHT AND THEIR NEXT GAME
WILL BE TOMORROW NIGHT AGAINST LISBON.     LONGTIME SUCCESSFUL COACH DAN BECK IS THEIR COACH.  

THE WARTBURG COLLEGE 4 BY 400 METER RELAY TEAM HAS BEEN NAMED THE IOWA CONFERENCE TRACK PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK AND MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE AUBREE TAYLOR, A SOPHOMORE,
IS A MEMBER OF THAT TEAM.

FIRE THIS MORNING DID EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO A MAQUOKETA HOME,
AT 400 BUTTERNUT.    IT STARTED IN THE KITCHEN AND A MAN AND
WOMAN WHO WERE NOT IDENTIFIED WERE IN THE HOME AT THE TIME.
THE RENTERS SAID THEY WERE COOKING OIL IN A PAN ON THE STOVE WHEN IT CAUGHT FIRE AND SPREAD THROUGH THE KITCHEN.    EXTENSIVE
DAMAGE WAS DONE.     THE HOME IS INHABITABLE AND THE AMERICAN RED CROSS WAS CALLED IN TO ASSIST THE FAMILY.   NO ONE INJURED.
THERE WERE NO WORKING SMOKE DETECTORS IN THE RENTED HOME.

THE MAQUOKETA HOSPITAL BOARD MET YESTERDAY AND HAD A PUBLIC
HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX LEVY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2017.
TEH LEVY IS 1.041 PER $1,000 ASSESSED VALUATION AND WILL GENERATE
$1,032,062, DOWN FROM LAST YEAR'S LEVY OF 1.056.    NO ONE SPOKE
AT THE PUBLIC HEARING AND THE BOARD APPROVED THE LEVY.

WHO IS SHE?
 WHO IS HE?
WHO IS HE AND WHOSE DOG IS IT?

TO FIND OUT...GO TO THE KMAQ HOME PAGE AND CLICK-ON THE ROTARY BUTTON.

A PHOTO FROM THE PAST....
THE SHIELD'S BROTHERS BAND.
LEFT TO RIGHT:    SHORTY ALLEN, RAY SHIELDS, RED SHIELDS HENTON, JIM SHIELDS, AND CHIP COLLINS.


THE ABOVE TRIP IS BEING ORGANIZED BY THE MAQUOKETA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

SEE YOU ON THE RADIO.

I'M ON AT 5:38 EVERY MORNING FILLING IN FOR RUSTY LIETZ WHO IS
RECOVERING FROM A BROKEN LEG AFTER A FALL AT HIS HOME.
HE IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL IN DAVENPORT.

DENNIS VOY



  

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

TUESDAY DAILY REPORT

PARTY SUNNY TODAY, HIGH IN THE 40'S.
THE REST OF THE WEEK, LOOKS GOOD, INCLUDING THE WEEKEND.

IN SPORTS:    LAST NIGHT, THE MAQUOKETA CARDINAL BASKETBALL TEAM
LOST THEIR TOURNAMENT GAME, HERE, TO DAVENPORT ASSUMPTION.
THE CARDS TRAILED MOST OF THE GAME, BUT THEN TIED IT UP AND WENT
AHEAD IN THE 4TH QUARTER, ONLY TO LOOSE IN THE LAST MINUTE,  54 TO 51.     SENIOR JONATHAN ERNST HAD 18 POINTS,  ABE KINRAID HAD 16 AND
SKYLAR BRONSON, 13.   MAQUOKETA FINISHED THE SEASON WITH A
12 AND 10 RECORD.
WITH AN UNDER CLASSMEN TEAM, THE MAQUOKETA CARDINAL BOYS
BOWLING TEAM FINISHED IN 3RD PLACE IN T HE CLASS 1-A STATE BOWLING
TOURNAMENT AT DES MOINES.   MAQUOKETA PLACED THIRD WITH 3,035
PINS.    JUNIOR ZACH LANNING LED MAQUOKETA WITH GAMES OF 181 AND 266 FOR A 447  SERIES.    THAT WAS THE 4TH BEST OF THE DAY.
BOWLING FOR MAQUOKETA, SOPHOMORE LUKE BRAME, SOPHOMORE CONNOR SCHNOOR, JUNIOR ISAAC ANDRESEN, JUNIOR MATT BAKER, AND JUNIOR DEVIN EHLERS.

THE 1974 CAST PHOTO OF "CABARET", PRESENTED AT THE OLD SACRED HEART CHURCH.     THE 2016 PEACE PIPE PLAYER VERSION IS THIS WEEKEND AT THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER IN MAQUOKETA.   ADULT TICKETS IN ADVANCE, $15 AND AT THE DOOR, $18.     STUDENTS IN ADVANCE, $10 AND AT THE DOOR $12.    TICKETS ARE ON SALE AT OSTERHAUS PHARMACY AND
AT THE OHNWARD BOX OFFICE MORNING.     RECOGNIZE ANYONE?   I SEE
DR. CRAIG ROSE AT LEFT, CLAIRE HOYE AT RIGHT,  CONNIE  HENSLEY, AND
JULIE STREETS AND JACK JONES AND ROCHELLE RAY.   
SHOULD BE A GREAT SHOW THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT AND
SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

THE IOWA HAWKEYES HAVE A BIG GAME AGAINST WISCONSIN TOMORROW NIGHT AT IOWA CITY.     WISCONSIN IS HOT.

"DIRTY GRANDPA" STARTS FRIDAY, FOR ONE WEEK ONLY, AT THE VOY
THEATRE IN MAQUOKETA.

KURT ULRICH OF RURAL MAQUOKETA IS IN THE NEWS AGAIN...,.


PLAY BINGO ON KMAQ EVERY AFTERNOON, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY,
FROM 3:30 UNTIL 4:00.    WE STARTED PLAYING WITH BLACK CARDS THIS
WEEK AND THEY ARE FREE AT  BINGO SPONSORS.    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.   

ONE FINAL PHOTO OF THE MAIN ROOM AT THE JOHN WAYNE BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM IN WINTERSET, THAT WE VISITED A COUPLE WEEKS AGO ON
JOHN WAYNE DRIVE.   THAT'S A STATION WAGON CAR HE OWNED AT LEFT.

FRIENDS CALLED HIM "DUKE".

BEST WISHES FROM MAQUOKETA!

DENNIS VOY
kmaq@kmaq.com

Monday, February 22, 2016

MONDAY DAILY REPORT

YESTERDAY, 41 WAS THE HIGH.
TODAY AGAIN, 41 WAS THE HIGH, WITH MORE SUNSHINE.
CLOUDY TONIGHT WITH LOW OF 27.
TOMORROW, MOSTLY CLOUDY AND HIGH OF 45.
NO SNOW OR RAIN FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK AND
TEMPS A LITTLE HIGHER THAN USUAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.

LAST FRIDAY WAS A VERY WINDY DAY, WITH OVER A DOZEN SEMIS REPORTED BLOWN OVER INCLUDING ONE  JUST NORTH OF MAQUOKETA
ON HIGHWAY 61.



IN SPORTS:
TONIGHT IN TOURNAMENT BASKETBALL HERE IN MAQUOKETA, THE
MAQUOKETA CARDINAL BOYS HOST DAVENPORT ASSUMPTION IN A 6:30
BALL GAME.   LEIGHTON HEPKER HAS THE GAME TONIGHT ON KMAQ AM, FM AND OUR WEB SITE HOME PAGE, STARTING AT 6:15.    ASSUMPTION
HAS WON ONLY 4 GAMES THIS YEAR, BUT THEY PLAY LARGER SCHOOLS
IN 5-A.   MAQUOKETA IS IN 4-A.   SHOULD BE A GOOD GAME.

THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAS SELECTED JACKSON COUNTY TO PARTICIPATE IN AN $8.1 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT TO REDUCE  YOUTH BINGE DRINKING AND UNDERAGE ALCOHOL USE AND THE
PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH BOTH.     JACKSON IS ONE OF 12 IOWA COUNTIES IDENTIFIED AS "HIGHEST NEED" IN REGARDS TO UNDERAGE
ALCOHOL USE AND YOUTH BINGE  DRINKING.

MAQUOKETA SCHOOL BOARD MEETING AND CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TONIGHT.

"CABARET" SHOW AT OHNWARD IS THIS WEEKEND.
ABOVE, A PHOTO FROM THE LAST TIME IT WAS
PUT ON BY THE PEACE PIPE PLAYERS.   IN
PHOTO ABOVE, AT LEFT, ROGER STEWART AND AT
RIGHT, ORLA DAVIS.   I'M NOT SURE WHO THE TWO
WOMEN ARE.   ROGER, A FARMER, BANKER AND
FORMER STATE SENATOR AND ORLA OWNED DAVIS
CLOTHIERS FOR SEVERAL YEARS IN THE 70'S.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND!

DENNIS VOY
kmaq@kmaq.com



Saturday, February 20, 2016

SATURDAY DAILY REPORT

SUNNY TODAY, NOT MUCH WIND AND  HEADING FOR 52 DEGREES.

JACOB KLOFT, LOST BOTH MATCHES YESTERDAY AND IS OUT OF THE
STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT.     HE ENDED UP THE SEASON WITH A
36 AND 6 RECORD INCLUDING 1 WIN AND 2 LOSSES AT STATE.

THE BELOW WAS IN THE DUBUQUE TELEGRAPH HERALD...

DENNIS VOY

Friday, February 19, 2016

FRIDAY DAILY REPORT

TODAY,  SUNNY, WARM AND VERY WINDY.
NICE FORECAST ALSO FOR TOMORROW AND SUNDAY AND NOT
AS WINDY.

A MAQUOKETA INDUSTRY OWNER, MIKE STEINES, OF BELLEVUE ANNOUNED TODAY THAT HE IS RUNNING FOR THE JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF
SUPERVISORS SEAT NOW HELD BY CHAIRMAN BUCK KOOS.    SINCE
1989 HE HAS BEEN HALF-OWNER OF ANAMOSA SILOS JUST NORTH
OF MAQUOKETA.   HE IS ALSO AN AUCTIONEER AND OWNER OF STEINES
AUCTION SERVICE AND A REALTOR WITH NEMMERS REALTY.    STEINES
GREW UP ON A FARM SOUTH OF LAMOTTE, GRADUATED FROM MARQUETTE
HIGH SCHOOL IN BELLEVUE IN 1977 AND HE AND HIS WIFE JANE ARE THE
PARENTS OF 4 CHILDREN AND 4 GRANDCHILDREN.   HE WILL BE RUNNING AS
A REPUBLICAN IN THE JUNE PRIMARY,.

JACKSON COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF STEVE SCHROEDER INVESTIGATED
A TRUCK-TRACTOR ACCIDENT YESTERDAY AROUND 9 A.M THAT INVOLVED MICHAEL HUBANKS, 27, OF BERNARD AND RICKY DUHME, 62. OF MAQUOKETA.    DUHME WAS TRAVELING SOUTH ON 61 IN A TRACTOR PULLING A SPREADER AND HUBANKS CAME UP FROM BEHIND AND STRUCK
DUHME'S SPREADER.   BOTH REPORTED POSSIBLE INJURIES BUT WERE NOT TRANSPORTED.     DAMAGES ARE LISTED AT $12,000 TO HUBANKS 2013 FORD ECONOLINE AND $6,000 DAMAGE TO RICKY DUHME'S 2013 TRACTOR AND
SPREADER.    HUBANKS HAS BEEN CITED WITH FAILURE TO YIELD WHILE
OVERTAKING A VEHICLE.

THE DECKER HOTEL ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK THE ADDITION OF THERESA RODGERS TO THEIR SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM.   SHE WAS NAMED THE
HOTEL MANAGER.   RODGERS, A DUBUQUE NATIVE CURRENTLY RESIDING
IN BELLEVUE WAS MOST  RECENTLY THE GENERAL MANAGER AT BAYMONT
INN AND SUITES IN BELLEVUE AND MAQUOKETA INN.

THE MAQUOKETA AREA FAMILY YMCA IS THE FIRST AQUATIC CENTER IN OUR AREA TO OFFER STATE OF THE ART ULTRA VIOLET FILTERING IN THE SWIMMING POOL.     INSTEAD OF THE MASS AMOUNTS OF CHLORINE THAT CAN IRRITATE SKIN, CAUSE TROUBLES WITH ASTHMA AND DISCOLOR CLOTHES AND HAIR, THE NEW SYSTEM IS MUCH CLOSER TO SWIMMING IN TAP WATER.    IN ADDITION, ULTRA VIOLET WILL BE EASIER ON THE POOL AREA, HELPING TO MAKE METALS LAST LONGER.

JACOB KLOFT WON HIS OPENING MATCH LAST  NIGHT AT THE STATE
TOURNAMENT IN DES MOINES AND LOST HIS SECOND MATCH THIS
AFTERNOON.   LATER THIS AFTERNOON HE WRESTLES AGAIN AND NEEDS TO WIN TO STAY IN THE TOURNAMENT.    IF HE WINS HIS NEXT MATCH,
HE WILL WRESTLE LATER TONIGHT AND TOMORROW MORNING.
THE TWO DEWITT WRESTLERS AND  BELLEVUE WRESTLER AT STATE,
ALL HAVE LOST AND ARE OUT OF THE TOURNAMENT.    I WILL HAVE A
FURTHER REPORT HERE TOMORROW MORNING.

TWO OF THE TOP MOVIES IN THE COUNTRY ARE SHOWING THIS WEEKEND
AT THE VOY THEATRE.   SEE ABOVE.    BOTH ARE RATED R.

BELOW, AN AD IN THE 1897 JACKSON COUNTY FAIR BOOK....


A BIG SIGN OF SPRING....
THE MAQUOKETA DAIRY QUEEN OPENED FOR THE SEASON TODAY.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

DENNIS VOY







Thursday, February 18, 2016

THURSDAY DAILY REPORT

CLOUDY, WINDY AND IN MID 30'S TODAY, WITH WARMER WEATHER COMING
TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND.

TODAY, THERE WAS A PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETING AT CITY HALL REGARDING THE DOWNTOWN STREET-SCAPE PROGRAM.    THE BIG
QUESTION ... WHEN WILL CONSTRUCTION START?    
THE CONTRACTORS SAID COLLECTIVELY THAT THEY ARE AIMING FOR
MARCH 7TH, ALTHOUGH THE COMPANIES WILL NOT BE PENALIZED UNTIL THE LATE-START DATE OF APRIL 4TH.       THE CONTRACT ONLY ALLOWS FOR
THE PROJECT TO LAST 240 CONSECUTIVE CALENDAR DAYS FOLLOWING APRIL 4TH.     DURING THE PROJECT CONSTRUCITION, THERE WILL BE
WEEKLY COORDINATION MEETINGS BETWEEN ALL THE CONTRACTORS AND CITY HALL STAFF AS WELL.    

A NEW WHITE RUBBER SURFACE IS BEING PUT ON THE ROOF OF THE VOY 2 THEATRE AUDITORIUM.   TODAY, IT ARRIVED....

THE CRANE LIFTED THE RUBBER MATERIAL UP TO WHERE IT WILL BE PLACED
DOWN BY BECKWITH ROOFING OF CLINTON.    BECKWITH PURCHASED
CONNELL SUPPLY ROOFING COMPANY IN MAQUOKETA LAST YEAR FROM CLAY ROMER AND CLAY IS NOW WORKING AS A SALESMAN FOR THEM.
THIS WILL BE MY FOURTH (AND LAST TO BE DONE) ROOF AND ALL ARE
EXPECTED TO LAST 20 YEARS.   THE VOY 1, KMAQ, AND THE DRIVE-IN THEATRE ROOFS WERE COVERED WITH THE RUBBER SURFACE WITHIN THE LAST 5 YEARS.      WHEN WORK IS COMPLETED ON THE ROOF, THE VOY 2
CEILING WILL BE REPLACED, A NEW DIGITAL PROJECTOR INSTALLED AND
THE VOY 2 WILL RE-OPEN THIS MAY FOR THE SUMMER MOVIE SEASON,
ALWAYS THE BUSIEST TIME OF THE YEAR FOR MOVIES.

HERE ARE THE 9 COUPLES THAT WILL BE IN THE "DANCING WITH THE CARDS"
CONTEST MARCH 11TH AT THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER.   THE COMPETITON PAIRS A MEMBER OF THE MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL DANCE TEAM WITH A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY.    BELOW, THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT IS LISTED FIRST....
KADEE DULL AND COLTON FELLER
TAYLOR FISHWILD AND HER DAD, STEVE
SIDNEY MICHEL AND JODI COAKLEY
ANNA WAGNER AND DR. BRAD YOUNG
MACKENZIE MCCUTCHEON AND CHRISSY HOSCH
DANYA ALBERT AND MCKKENZIE KELLEY
ZACH GAVIN AND BECKY CLAUS
DALTON BREWSTER AND AMBARLEE BERRINGER
AND  JOEY PAWLOWSKE AND JEN BAHL
IN ADDITION TO THESE DANCERS, THERE WILL ALSO BE A PERORMANCE BY THE "TEMPO DANCERS" AND THE "ISLANDERS".     ADMISSION WILL BE $5 PER PERSON WITH PRE-SCHOOL AND UNDER FREE.   ADMISSION INCLUDES ONE TICKET FOR VOTING FOR YOUR FAVORITE COUPLE.   THE VOICE OF THE CARDINALS, BOB GAVIN WILL SERVE AS EMCEE FOR THE EVENING
CONTEST STARTING AT 7 P.M.

IN TOURNAMENT BASKETBALL LAST NIGHT, THE MAQUOKETA GIRLS
LOST THEIR GAME TO THE DEWITT CENTRAL SABERS, 51  TO 27.   THE
CARDINALS ENDED THEIR SEASON WITH A 6 AND 16  RECORD,
JACOB KLOFT WRESTLES TONIGHT AT THE STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT.
IN DES MOINES.

CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR MORE NEWS, WEATHER AND SPORTS
FROM MAQUOKETA.

DENNIS VOY


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

TODAY, A SUNNY NICE DAY IN THE 30'S.
EVEN BETTER WEATHER COMING EVERY DAY THIS WEEK.

IN SPORTS:
THE REGULAR SEASON ENDED LAST  NIGHT FOR THE CARDINAL BOYS
BASKETBALL TEAM AND THEY WON, DEFEATING WESTERN DUBUQUE, 65 TO 51.    THEY ENDED WITH A 19 AND 9 RECORD AND 12 AND 6 IN THE
WAMAC.    JONANTHAN ERNST HAD 23 POINTS.    MONDAY NIGHT, THE
CARDINALS HOST DAVENPORT ASSUMPTION IN A DISTRICT TOURNAMENT
GAME AT THE MAQUOKETA GYM.

TONIGHT, THE CARDINAL GIRLS PLAY A TOURNAMENT GAME AT CENTRAL OF DEWITT, AGAINST THE SABER GIRLS.     THE SABERS WON BOTH REGULAR
SEASON GAMES OVER THE CARDINALS THIS SEASON.    MATT CLARK
WILL BROADCAST THE GAME STARTING AT 6:45 ON KMAQ AM, FM AND
OUR INTERNET HOME PAGE.

THE MAQUOKETA BOYS BOWLING TEAM WON THE CLASS 1-A STATE
QUALIFYING MEET AT TIMBER LANES YESTERDAY.    THE CARDINALS
WILL BOWL IN THE 1-A STATE MEET IN DES MOINES NEXT MONDAY.

SENIOR JACOB KLOFT WILL WRESTLE IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT IN
DES MOINES TOMORROW.    BELOW, JACOB WITH HIS COACH PAUL
KOOB.

THE JACKSON COUNTY FAIRBOARD WILL BE HOLDING A FUNDRAISER
THE WEEKEND OF FEB 26TH AND 27TH.   THEY NEED TO       RAISE FUNDS
FOR A  NEW ROOF FOR THE PEARSON BUILDING ON THE  FAIRGROUNDS, THAT WILL COST OVER $100,000.    ON FRIDAY NIGHT, A GROUP KNOWN
AS "SONGBLAST" WILL PERFORM AND THERE WILL BE A ROAST PORK
DINNER.    SATURDAY NIGHT, IMPACT PRO WRESTLING RETURNS TO
THE FAIRGROUNDS.   I WILL HAVE MORE ON BOTH NIGHTS NEXT WEEK.

COMPETITORS FOR  "DANCING WITH THE CARDS 2016" ON MARCH 11TH HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED, A FUNDRAISER FOR THE MAQUOKETA ATHLETIC
BOOSTER CLUB.    THERE WILL BE 9 COUPLES COMPETING.   I WILL
HAVE THEIR NAMES TOMORROW.

HAVE A GOOD WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

DENNIS VOY
kmaq@kmaq.com


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

TUESDAY DAILY REPORT

33 TODAY WITH NO SUNSHINE.   A LOT OF SNOW MELTED AGAIN.   LAST NIGHT WE GOT ABOUT A HALF-INCH.    LOW TONIGHT 18.    PARTLY SUNNY
TOMORROW WITH A HIGH OF 31.    THURSDAY CLOUDY AND 42.   FRIDAY, SUNNY, BREEZY AND 54.

IT WON'T BE LONG AND WORK WILL START DOWNTOWN, DOING THE
"STREETSCAPE" WORK.    LAST NIGHT, THE COUNCIL APPROVED TWO
RESOLUTIONS TO GET CLOSER TO THE RECONSTRUCTION.    THE FIRST WAS APPOINTING A PAYING AGENT, NOTE REGISTRAR, AND TRANSFER AGENT.
AND THE OTHER RESOLUTION WAS FOR THE APPROVAL AND  AUTHORIZATION OF A FORM OF LOAN AGREEMENT AND AUTHORIZING
AND PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE, AND LEVYING OF A TAX TO PAY THE NOTES ALONG WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE TAX EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE AND  CONTINUING DISCLOSURE CERTIFICATE.   MAYBE YOU UNDERSTAND ALL THIS BETTER THEN I DO.    ANYWAY, EXCITEMENT IS STARTING TO
BUILD REGARDING THIS $3.4 MILLION DOLLAR DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT
PROJECT THAT WILL START IN MARCH AND END IN OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER.
IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING.

MAQUOKETA SCHOOL SUPT. CHRIS HOOVER WILL BE MEETING WITH IOWA GOVERNOR TERRY BRANSTAD IN DES MOINES TOMORROW AFTERNOON.
AT THE REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, HOOVER HAS BEEN ASKED TO SHARE HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT BRANSTAD'S PROPOSAL TO TAKE SOME OF THE
STATE'S 1 PERCENT SALES TAX REVENUES AWAY FROM SCHOOL INFRASTRACTURE AND USE IT TO IMPROVE WATER QUALITY.   HOOVER SAID TODAY HE IS NOT OPPOSED TO GOOD WATER QUALITY BUT IS FEARFUL THAT THERE COULD BE MORE REQUESTS FOR OTHER USES OF THE TAX MONEY, THEREFORE SHORTING IOWA SCHOOLS OF NEEDED FUNDS TO MAKE REPAIRS TO   AGING SCHOOL BUILDINGS.     THE MEETING TOMORROW AT 3 P.M. WILL LAST 30 MINUTES AND THE MAQUOKETA DISTRICT BUSINESS MANAGER CHRISTY  HAXMEIER WILL ALSO SIT IN ON THE MEETING.

IN THE 1974 PEACE PIPE PLAYERS PRODUCTION OF  CABARET, JACK JONES
WAS THE EMCEE.     THAT'S JACK ABOVE.   SINCE LATE THAT SAME YEAR,
JACK HAS BEEN MANAGER OF THE VOY THEATRES.    THIS FEB 26-28
PRODUCTION TO BE STAGED AT THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER WILL
FEATURE LEVI BURZLAFF AS THE EMCEE AND JACK WILL HAVE THE ROLE
OF HERR SCHULTZ.  

IN SPORTS:
WE HAVE THE FIRST ROUND PAIRING FOR MAQUOKETA'S JACOB KLOFT
AT THE 2-A STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT.    THE SENIOR WITH A  RECORD OF 35 AND 14 WILL WRESTLE COY ROUSSELL OF WEST DELAWARE OF MANCHESTER.   ROUSSELL IS ALSO A SENIOR AND IS 10 AND 3 IN AN INJURY SHORTENED SEASON.       THE 2-A ACTION WILL START AT 6:30 THURSDAY NIGHT.    WE WILL NOT BE BROADCASTING THE MATCHES AGAIN THIS YEAR, BUT WILL KEEP FANS INFORMED OFTEN ON KMAQ AM AND FM  AND WILL DO THE SAME HERE EACH DAY ON THIS REPORT.

TONIGHT, THE MAQUOKETA CARDINAL BOYS WRAP-UP THE REGULAR SEASON AT THE MHS GYM HOSTING WESTERN DUBUQUE IN WAMAC
ACTION.     THE CARDINAL BOYS WILL BE LOOKING TO SNAP A 3-GAME
LOSING STREAK TONIGHT.

REMEMBER THIS MOVIE.....
IT WAS A BIG HIT IN 1964.    THE PASTIME WAS TORN DOWN IN 1973.  THE BIG DENTAL OFFICE NOW STANDS IN ITS PLACE.

CHECK BELOW ABOUT THE MOVIE "DEADPOOL" STARTING THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE VOY THEATRE.

MARK APRIL 9TH ON YOUR CALENDAR.    THE 
DAIRY BANQUET HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR THAT
NIGHT AT THE FAIRGROUNDS IN MAQUOKETA AND
BARB KILBURG TOLD ME TODAY THAT "THE COUNTRY TRADITION" WILL SUPPLY THE MUSIC...
A GOOD LOCAL COUNTRY BAND.

THANKS FOR CHECKING IN.

DENNIS VOY
    

"DEADPOOL" movie COMING TO MAQUOKETA

THE MEGA-HIT MOVIE..."DEADPOOL" STARTS THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH AT THE VOY THEATRE, MAQUOKETA!

      FOR SHOW TIMES AT THE VOY THEATRE....24 HOURS A DAY.....CALL
563-652-3535



 

Monday, February 15, 2016

MONDAY DAILY REPORT

A SNOWY, WINTER DAY YESTERDAY THANKS TO ABOUT 4 INCHES OF NEW
SNOW IN MAQUOKETA.     OUR 3RD SNOWFALL OF THE WINTER.   BUT,
UP INTO THE LOW 30'S TODAY AND THE SNOW STARTED DISAPPEARING
AND BY THE END OF THE WEEK, MOST WILL BE GONE AS WE ARE LOOKING
FOR A HIGH IN THE LOW 50'S BY FRIDAY.

THE "PEACE PIPE PLAYERS" LITTLE THEATRE WAS STARTED 50 YEARS AGO
IN MAQUOKETA AND WILL CELEBRATE ITS 50TH ALL YEAR.
THE FIRST PRODUCTIONS WERE HELD IN BOYER HALL AT THE FAIRGROUNDS.    THEN THE LATE ED KIRCHOFF DONATED THE OLD
CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR THEATRE PRODUCTIONS AND THE FIRST ONE  AT
THE CHURCH (WITH 170 USED THEATRE SEATS INSTALLED) WAS IN 1974.
IT WAS "CABARET" AND WAS DIRECTED BY DEAN AND KAREN TILTON, NOW
RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGES IN FLORIDA.     IN TWO WEEKS, IT WILL BE
PRESENTED AGAIN AND THIS TIME AT THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER,
PPP HOME FOR GOING ON 10 YEARS, WITH ITS 850 SEATS.  

THE STAR OF THE SHOW IN 1974 (ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS) WAS THE LATE ROCHELLE RAY, WHO HAD THE LEAD OF SALLY BOWLES.
 I WILL HAVE MORE PHOTOS FROM THE FIRST PRODUCTION AND MORE ABOUT THE UPCOMING ONE ON FUTURE "DAILY REPORTS".    SOME OF YOU THAT LIVE AWAY MAY WANT TO COME HOME
TO MAQUOKETA AND SEE IT, FEB 26, 27 OR 28.

BILL AND CAROL IHRIG OF RURAL MONMOUTH WILL BE HONORED AS THE JACKSON COUNTY FAIR FAMILY FOR 2016.    FAIR MANAGER LANNY SIMPSON MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON TODAY'S  "JUST TALK"  SHOW ON
KMAQ.   THE IHRIGS ARE JACKSON COUNTY 4-H ALUMNI.   THEY HAVE SERVED AS  LEADERS AND THEIR CHILDREN WERE INVOLVED IN 4-H.   NOW THEIR  GRANDCHILDREN ARE TAKING THEIR TURN.    BILL AND CAROL HAVE VOLUNTEERED AT THE FAIR IN RECENT YEARS AS FAIR ASSOCIATION MEMBERS.   THE IHRIG'S WILL BE HONORED DURING A PROGRAM ON SUNDAY BEFORE THE FAIR AND WILL RIDE IN THE PARADE.    SPEAKING OF THE PARADE, SIMPSON ALSO ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT BOB AND MYRNA LARKEY OF MAQUOKETA WILL SERVE AS THE GRAND MARSHALLS FOR THIS YEAR'S FAIR PARADE.    THE LARKEY'S, OWNERS OF MAQUOKETA LIVESTOCK SALES, HAVE BEEN LONG-TIME SUPPORTERS AND PROMOTERS OF THE FAIR.

YESTERDAY, I GOT THE EMAIL BELOW AND DECIDED I WOULD SHARE IT
WITH YOU. 
I'M SURE MANY OF OUR LISTENERS WOULD AGREE WITH ABOVE, BUT
MANY WOULD SAY WE ARE OLD FASHIONED.   WE LIKE TO BE "LIVE" WITH
LOTS OF LOCAL INFORMATION AND A  VARIETY OF GOOD MUSIC, NOT AN
AUTOMATED STATION SOUNDING MOSTLY LIKE A JUKE BOX.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY
kmaq@kmaq.com
 


Sunday, February 14, 2016

SUNDAY DAILY REPORT

IT IS 9 A.M. AND SNOWING IN  MAQUOKETA.
CHECK OUR DOWNTOWN WEB CAM ON THE KMAQ HOME PAGE.
EXPECTING JUST 2 INCHES TODAY AND A HALF-IN TONIGHT,
BUT BLOWING SNOW WITH 20 PER HOUR  WIND.
FRIDAY,  HIGH OF 51.   ANY SNOW TODAY WILL LEAVE US
BY WEEK'S END.

IN TOURNAMENT DISTRICT WRESTLING YESTERDAY IN DEWITT...

MAQUOKETA SENIOR JACOB KLOFT AT 170 POUND, TOOK FIRST PLACE
BY DEFEATING A SOLON WRESTLER.    JACOB'S RECORD IS NOW
35 AND 4 AND HE WILL REPRESENT MAQUOKETA LATER THIS WEEK
AT THE STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT IN DES MOINES.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JACOB.
MAQUOKETA'S OTHER WRESTLER IN THE DISTRICT YESTERDAY,
JUNIOR TREVOR BICKFORD TOOK 4TH PLACE, ALSO IN 2-A ACTION,
AT 270 POUND.   CONGRATULATIONS ALSO TO TREVOR ON A FINE
SEASON.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY TO SUE HUTTON, LONGTIME WITH SUNSHINE
SCHOOL AND NOW FOR MANY YEARS AT WAL MART.,

SORRY TO REPORT THAT FRIEND TOM STEWART OF MAQUOKETA
IN A FARM ACCIDENT THURSDAY AT HIS FARM 7 MILES EAST OF MAQUOKETA
LOST A COUPLE FINGERS ON HIS RIGHT HAND AND IS NOW HOME AND DOING WELL AFTER TREATMENT AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN MADISON, WHERE THEY HAVE A SPECIALIST WITH WORKING ON HANDS.
THE MOST ACCIDENTS OF ANY INDUSTRY HAPPEN EACH YEAR ON
AMERICA'S FARMS.  
BUT OF COURSE, THE WORLD WOULD NOT SURVIVE WITHOUT FARMERS.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY

Saturday, February 13, 2016

SATURDAY DAILY REPORT

0 THIS MORNING.   SUN SHINING.
4  INCHES OF SNOW ON THE WEEKEND BEFORE TOMORROW NIGHT.

THE MAQUOKETA BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM LOST LAST NIGHT
TO BENTON COMMUNITY 79 TO 61.

THE CARDINAL BOWLERS, BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS, BEAT INDEPENDENCE
LAST NIGHT UP THERE.

THE WRESTLERS WRESTLE THIS AFTERNOON AND I WILL
HAVE RESULTS TOMORROW MORNING  HER

YESTERDAY AT CASEY'S IN DEWITT, GAS WAS $1.39.9

"MOVIES AMERICA" BUILDING ON WEST PLATT,  CLOSED FOR A LONG TIME,
HAS BEEN SOLD AND THAT MUST MEAN A NEW BUSINESS IS
ON  THE WAY THERE.   WILL KEEP YOU POSTED.    IT WAS FIRST USED,
WHEN NEW,  AS MAQUOKETA'S  "IOWA LIQUOR STORE".

SEN. TOD BOWMAN EVERY WEEK HAS VISITORS IN DES MOINES FROM
HIS HOME AREA.    ON YESTERDAY'S REPORT, I HAD PHOTO OF 3 MCHS
STUDENTS (AND THERE WERE OTHER STUDENTS ON TOUR) THAT VISITED WITH HIM AT THE STATEHOUSE.
HE ALSO HOSTED THE JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.

GREAT NEW COMEDY AT THE VOY THEATRE NOW....RATED R.....

THANKS FOR THE WEEKEND VISIT TO MY DAILY REPORT.

DENNIS VOY


Friday, February 12, 2016

FRIDAY DAILY REPORT

SUNNY BUT STILL COLD TODAY....ABOUT 20 DEGREES.
COLD TONIGHT, LOW OF 7 BELOW.
SNOW TOMORROW NIGHT AND SUNDAY....COULD HAVE AS MUCH AS 3 INCHES TOTAL.

BASKETBALL LAST NIGHT, MAKE-UPS WITH MT. VERNON.    BOTH
THE MAQUOKETA GIRLS AND BOYS LOST.
TONIGHT, THE CARDINAL BOYS PLAY HOST TO BENTON COMMUNITY IN WAMAC ACTION.
TONIGHT, THE HIGH SCHOOL BOWLERS WILL BOWL AT INDEPENDENCE.
SPEAKING OF BOWLING, LAST NIGHT AT TIMBER LANES IN THE SURBURBAN
BUD LITE LEAGUE, MARCUS PRULL ROLLED HIS FIRST 300 GAME.   HE
IS RELATED TO JACKSON COUNTY BANKER RICK PRULL AND I THINK
HE LIVES IN MONTICELLO.

TOMORROW, TWO CARDINAL WRESTLERS WILL WRESTLE IN THE DISTRICT
TOURNAMENT AT DEWITT AND THOSE THAT TAKE A 1ST OR 2ND PLACE IN THEIR WEIGHT, GO ON TO THE STATE TOURMAMENT IN DES
MOINES NEXT WEEK.    JACOB KLOFT WILL WRESTLE AT 170 POUNDS.
HE HAS A 33 AND 4 RECORD.    TREVOR BICKFORD WILL WRESTLE AT 285 POUNDS AND HE HAS A RECORD OF 27 AND 16.
DEWITT WILL HAVE 5 WRESTLERS IN THE DISTRICT.

I WILL HAVE SPORTS RESULTS FOR YOU HERE TOMORROW IN A SPECIAL
SATURDAY DAILY REPORT.

LOCAL H & R BLOCK OWNER, DAVE RICHARDS EMAILED ME TODAY SAYING
HE HAS HAD 12 LOCAL WINNERS.     AND THERE MAY BE MORE, WITH
FEBRUARY 15TH THE DEADLINE.    H & R BLOCK IS LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN
MAQUOKETA A BLOCK NORTH OF CITY HALL.   STILL TIME TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AND BE ELIGIBLE TO BE A SWEEPSTAKES WINNER.
DID  YOU KNOW?    14 MILLION PROPOSALS ARE MADE ON VALENTINES DAY!

MAQUOKETA STUDENTS (3 ARE PICTURED ABOVE) VISITED THE CAPITOL IN DES MOINES THIS WEEK.

AT THE KMAQ FARM AND HOME SHOW LAST WEEK, KMAQ SPONSORED A
"MAKE IT WITH BACON" CONTEST AND LONNIE HERMAN OF MAQUOKETA
WAS THE WINNER.   BELOW, HER WINNING RECIPE.

PUT THE ABOVE SOUP SUPPER ON YOUR CALENDAR.   ANY QUESTIONS?
SEE LISA CLARK, LONGTIME (OVER 20 YEARS) TELLER AT THE MAQUOKETA STATE BANK MAIN OFFICE.

TWO SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERTS IN MAQUOKETA

AND..



DENNIS VOY

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

ONE WORD...COLD!
YESTERDAY'S MAQUOKETA HIGH, 16.
THIS MORNING 5.
TODAY, 17.
TONIGHT, 1.
TOMORROW, 19.
 ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU SHIVER!

GAS IN MAQUOKETA TODAY, $1.49.9

THE RECENT CAKE AUCTION IN MAQUOKETA FOR THE MAQUOKETA
SCHOOL EDUCATION FUND AND SPONSORED BY THE MAQUOKETA ATHLETIC
BOOSTERS, RAISED $7,500 FOR ACADEMICS AND ATHLETICS.    THERE
WERE 48 CAKES ENTERED AND 12 SOLD BY AUCTION.

READ TODAY THAT THERE WILL BE OVER $19 BILLION DOLLARS SPENT
FOR VALENTINE'S DAY, AN AVERAGE OF $146 PER GIFT AND 53% OF WOMEN
SAY THEY WOULD BREAK  UP WITH THEIR SIGNIFICANT OTHER IF THEY
GOT NOTHING FOR VALENTINE'S DAY.  
MAQUOKETA MERCHANTS INVITE YOU TO STOP IN SOON, WITH YOUR
BILLFOLD.

AND DON'T FORGET TO TAKE HER TO A MOVIE!

DENNIS VOY

Monday, February 08, 2016

MONDAY DAILY REPORT

AFTER A NICE WEEKEND, TODAY WAS COLD.     YESTERDAY'S HIGH WAS
39 AND TODAY, JUST 22 AND CLOUDY AND WINDY.   AND....COLDER WEATHER
IS COMING AND WILL BE HERE ALL WEEK.
TONIGHT, CLOUDY AND 12.
TOMORROW, CLOUDY AND 15 BY NOON THEN DROPPING TO 11 IN THE
AFTERNOON.
TOMORROW NIGHT, 2 ABOVE.
WEDNESDAY, SUNNY AND 13.    ETC. ETC.

SPORTS FIRST:
IN SECTIONAL WRESTLING SATURDAY, MAQUOKETA HAD TWO WINNERS WHO WILL GO ON TO THE DISTRICT THIS SATURDAY.   THEY ARE JACOB KLOFT
AND TREVOR BICKFORD.      CENTRAL DEWITT ADVANCED 5 TO DISTRICT.
IN BASKETBALL, FRIDAY NIGHT, MAQUOKETA BOYS BEAT SOLON THERE
AND HERE, THE CARDINAL GIRLS LOST TO SOLON.
THEN SATURDAY, AT CASCADE, THE CARDINAL BOYS LOST 80 TO 53 AND
THE GIRLS DEFEATED CASCADE, 54 TO 44.
THE BOYS ARE 11 AND 7 OVERALL AND THE GIRLS, 4 AND 12.
AND IN BOWLING, THE CARDINAL BOYS WON THEIR 2ND STRAIGHT
TOURNAMENT SATURDAY AT CAMANCHE, WITH 3,063 PINS.    
CONNOR SCHNOOR WAS THE TOP CARDINAL BOWLER WITH A 456 SERIES.
THE MAQUOKETA GIRLS FINISHED 5TH IN THE 6 TEAM TOURNAMENT.

THE DECKER HOTEL DOWNSTAIRS BARROOM WILL HAS GONE BACK
TO THE NAME, THE BUFFALO ROOM AND WILL HAVE A GRAND RE-OPENING.
FRED HARE IS THE BAR MANAGER.    IT IS OPEN WEDNEDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENINGS.     HARE SAID THERE WAS AN ACTUAL BUFFALO HEAD IN THE BAR AND THEY ARE LOOKING TO REPLACE THE ORIGINAL REMOVED BACK IN 1971.  

FORMER MAQUOKETA RESIDENT AND MUSIC COMPOSER JOHN FRANTZEN, SON OF WAYNE AND ELLEN, WILL HAVE HIS COMPOSITION "SKRONK"
PERFORMED AT A  CONCERT AT CARNEGIE HALL IN NEW YORK CITY, THIS SATURDAY NIGHT.

ON WAY HOME FROM OMAHA YESTERDAY, WE STOPPED AT WINTERSET
TO SEE  THE NEW JOHN WAYNE BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM THAT OPENED
LAST MAY ON JOHN WAYNE  DRIVE.    WINTERSET IS A NICE COMMUNITY
ABOUT THE SIZE OF MAQUOKETA, WEST OF DES MOINES AND NOT FAR
FROM I-80.    JOHN WAYNE FANS SHOULD SEE THIS MULTI-MILLION
DOLLAR MUSEUM.  
 

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY