Friday, April 29, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

THURSDAY DAILY REPORT

AGAIN TODAY, RAIN AND COOL.   TOMORROW, SUNSHINE RETURNS.
MORE RAIN ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

ANOTHER UPDATE MEETING THIS MORNING AT CITY HALL ON THE DOWNTOWN PROJECT.
HIGHLIGHTS:
WORK ON QUARRY AT A STANDSTILL WHILE WAITING FOR BLACK HILLS
ENERGY TO WRAP-UP GAS LINES.
PARTS OF WEST QUARRY ARE BEING PREPARED FOR PAVING.
THERE IS NOW A  U-TURN FOR POST OFFICE TRAFFIC FLOW.
JAMES STREET, BETWEEN HOTEL AND POST OFFICE, WILL SOON SEE
WORKER PREPARING IT FOR PAVING AND WHILE THE PAVING IS
DONE ON THAT SHORT STREET, THE POST OFFICE DROP BOX WILL BE
MOVED AGAIN AND ACCESS TO THE POST OFFICE WILL BE BY THE
CITY ALLEY.
THE BUSY MAIN AND PLATT INTERSECTION WILL BE CLOSED STARTING MONDAY BUT ACCESS TO ALL BUSINESS PLACES WILL BE PROVIDED WITH ACCESS TO SOUTH MAIN.   THE ACCESS TO BE OFF OF PLEASANT STREET.

KMAQ HAS BEEN ACROSS FROM THE DECKER  HOTEL SINCE 1970. 
I'VE WALKED ACROSS THE STREET THOUSANDS OF TIMES TO VISIT
THE DECKER RESTAURANT.   TODAY, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER
45 YEARS, I HAD TO DRIVE TO THE DECKER FOR LUNCH.   NO PAVEMENT AND IT WAS TOO MUDDY TO WALK ACROSS.    HERE WAS THE SCENE AT NOON
LOOKING FROM THE KMAQ FRONT DOOR TO THE DECKER FRONT DOOR....
IT WAS A VERY GOOD LUNCH AND THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE DINING
THERE OVER THE NOON HOUR.
GOOD TO SEE!

SUPPORT THE DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS WHILE THE CONSTRUCTION WORK
IS MAKING IT SOMETIMES DIFFICULT TO GET TO A PLACE.   BUT NOT
IMPOSSIBLE.

DENNIS VOY



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

TERRIBLE WEATHER DAY....I DON'T EVEN WANT TO WRITE ABOUT IT.
AND IT WON'T GET BETTER UNTIL FRIDAY.

A TWO CAR ACCIDENT IN MAQUOKETA YESTERDAY AND INVESTIGATED
BY POLICE OFFICER MIKE OWEN.    AT THE INTERSECTION OF PLATT AND 2ND STREETS, DARWIN LYON, AGE 82, OF 817 SOUTH MAIN STREET IN MAQUOKETA, PULLED IN FRONT OF A VEHICLE DRIVEN BY TYREE TURMAN, AGE 40, OF OXFORD JUNCTION.    ABOUT $1,000 DAMAGE TO TURMAN'S
2000 FORD AND $2,500 DAMAGE TO LYON'S 2005 DODGE VAN.    DARWIN LION
WAS CHARGED WITH FAILURE TO YIELD UPON ENTERING A HIGHWAY.
NO INJURIES IN THE ACCIDENT.

I WAS UP TO VISIT ANNOUNCER RUSTY LIETZ AT THE HOSPITAL ONE AFTERNOON IN MARCH,  I  HAD NOT BEEN UP THERE IN A LONG TIME EXCEPT TO GET A BLOOD TEST IN THE LAB.      I WAS IMPRESSED AT HOW NICE IT LOOKED, VERY CLEAN, SPACIOUS, AND NOT VERY BUSY.   I THINK RUSTY AND ONE OR TWO OTHER PERSONS WERE OVERNIGHT PATIENTS.
MANY PATIENTS COME TO THE HOSPITAL ON OWN OR BY AMBULANCE,
ARE CHECKED OVER AND IF ANYTHING SERIOUS, ARE TRANSPORTED DOWN TO GENESIS IN DAVENPORT.     ANYWAY, LAST NIGHT THE HOSPITAL BOARD
HAD THEIR REGULAR MEETING AND HEARD FROM TWO FIRMS, INVISION
ARCHITECTS AND KJWW ENGINEERING.     THEY RECENTLY COMPLETED
A SIGHT AND FACILITIES CONDITION ASSESSMENT UPDATE.   IT COVERED
THE 1949 ORIGINAL HOSPITAL, AND THE 1966, 1979, 2001 AND 2004 ADDITIONS.      A TOTAL OF AROUND 131,000 SQUARE FEET.    AND
THE REPORT INDICATES OVERALL CONDITIONS OF THE HOSPITAL,  DUE
TO ADVANCED AGE,  ARE POOR.    A TOTAL OF OVER  $15-MILLION DOLLARS
IS THE ESTIMATE TO ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEMS.     AND THE REPORT
SUMMARY CONCLUDED  "BUILDING REPLACEMENT"  SHOULD BE CONSIDERED.
NO COST ESTIMATE ON A NEW HOSPITAL.   WE WILL BE HEARING MORE ABOUT THE HOSPITAL SITUATION IN THE MONTHS AHEAD.
IN TODAY'S MAQUOKETA SENTINEL-PRESS, THERE IS A STORY ON
THE JACKSON COUNTY JAIL IN MAQUOKETA.    GUESS IT WILL NEED TO
BE REPLACED SOON.    CLINTON COUNTY HAS A BOND ISSUE VOTE FOR
A NEW JAIL ($22-MILLION) IN MAY.
MAQUOKETA EARLIER THIS MONTH HAD A  SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE ELECTION (FOR $14-MILLION) THAT WAS DEFEATED.    ANOTHER SCALED-DOWN ELECTION WILL PROBABLY COME LATER THIS  YEAR.
WE HAVE A $4 MILLION DOWNTOWN STREET PROJECT UNDERWAY NOW.... AND IN THE WORKS, A $1-MILLION PROJECT AT THE MAQUOKETA AIRPORT.
ADD THIS ALL UP AND IT LOOKS LIKE THE TIMBER CITY WILL BE SPENDING
A LOT OF MONEY, SOME FREE, SOME FROM TAXES.
JESS WAGNER ABOVE, GAVE THE PROGRAM TODAY AT THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB.    SHE HAS BEEN WITH JACKSON COUNTY CONSERVATION
FOR OVER 7 YEARS.    READ MORE ABOUT HER WORK AT THE ROTARY
BLOG....GO TO WWW.KMAQ.COM AND CLICK-ON ROTARY.

LOCAL SPORTS...
GIRL'S HIGH SCHOOL GOLF YESTERDAY, AT PEOSTA,  FIRST PLACE,
DUBUQUE SENIOR....MAQUOKETA 6TH.  DYERSVILLE 7TH.
BEST CARDINAL SCORE, A 104 BY TAYLOR THEDE.

BOY'S GOLF AT PRESTON, EASTON VALLEY (HOST) TOOK FIRST PLACE.
MAQUOKETA SECOND.     THERE WERE 9 TEAMS IN THE TOURNAMENT.
KANE KOOP HAD BEST MAQUOKETA SCORE, AN 80.

WILL CLOSE WITH THIS FORECAST...
SUNSHINE IS COMING BACK FRIDAY!

DENNIS VOY



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

TUESDAY DAILY REPORT

SUNSHINE THIS MORNING AND MOSTLY CLOUDY REST OF TODAY AND
A HIGH OF ONLY 59.   TOMORROW RAIN AND 55.   THURSDAY, RAIN AND 54.
FRIDAY, SUNNY AND 62.    SATURDAY, RAIN AND 61 AND SUNDAY, SHOWERS AND 58.

NEARLY 50 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE 2016 BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
BANQUET LAST NIGHT AT MICHEL'S HALL.      THE ANNUAL WAY TO
THANK THOSE WHO AGREE TO SERVE ON A BOARD, AND TO RECOGNIZE
SOME FOR YEARS OF SERVICE.    ELAINE EDWARDS FOR 20 YEARS ON THE TREE BOARD.....ELLEN FRANZEN FOR 10 ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION....
ALVIN BARTEN FOR 5 YEARS ON PLANNING AND ZONING.....SHERI MELVOLD
FOR 5 YEARS ON LIBRARY BOARD.....DR. BYBEE FOR 5 YEARS ON AIRPORT
COMMISSION AND TWO THAT HAVE RETIRED.....TOM BREUCH FOR 41 YEARS
ON LIBRARY BOARD AND JAMES DEUTMEYER FOR 32 YEARS ON THE
LIBRARY BOARD.

MOLLY WALKER, 59, OF DELMAR DIED MONDAY AT THE MAQUOEKTA
HOSPITAL.    SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND DENNIS AND 5 CHILDREN, INCLUDING HEATHER WAACK OF MAQUOKETA,  AND JESSI WALKER OF MAQUOKETA.    THE FUNERAL WILL BE FRIDAY AT 10:30 AT THE SCHULTZ FUNERAL HOME IN MAQUOKETA.

THE MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL GIRL'S 400 METER RELAY TEAM HAS
QUALIFIED FOR THE DRAKE RELAYS THIS WEEKEND.    IT IS MADE UP
OF SHELBY PETTYJOHN, JANEY SAUNDERS, BREE BENNIS, AND HAILY
SCHWENKER.

BOY'S TENNIS YESTERDAY, WESTERN DUBUQUE DEFEATED MAQUOKETA 9 TO 0.
GIRL'S SOCCER, MAQUOKETA 3, DAVENPORT NORTH 2.

BOY'S GOLF, AT ANAMOSA, ANAMOSA WINS 175 TO 195.   CAM THEDE LED
MAQUOKETA WITH A 44.

DENNIS VOY

Monday, April 25, 2016

MONDAY DAILY REPORT

AFTER A NICE WARM WEEKEND, TODAY WAS ANOTHER NICE WARM DAY,
WITH A HIGH OF 75.    WE WILL HAVE COOLER WEATHER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS AND SOME RAIN AND THEN FRIDAY, BACK TO NO RAIN, SUNSHINE AND
IN THE 60', MAYBE HIGHER.

ON THE POLICE BLOTTER, DANIEL SHADY REPORTED TO MAQUOKETA
POLICED DEPARTMENT THAT SOMEONE SUNDAY, HIS GPS AND OTHER
ITEMS WERE STOLEN FROM HIS VEHICLE WHILE IT WAS PARKED AT
402 NORTH ARCADE STREET, RIVER VILLAGE 1, IN MAQUOKETA.

A MAQUOKETA MAN HAD A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDETN SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
JACOB  SCHNMIDT, AGE 29, OF 113 NORTH OTTO STREET, WAS SOUTHBOUND
ON HIGHWAY 62 WHEN HE STRUCK A SMALL ANIMAL ON THE ROADWAY.   HE
THEN LOST CONTROL AND SLID THE CYCLE ON THE HIGHWAY.   DAMAGE
TO HIS 2011 HARLEY DAVIDSON WAS ESTIMATED AT $16,000.   NO CHARGES WERE FILED AND SCHMIDT WAS NOT INJURED.    JACKSON COUNTY DEPUTY
SHERIFF RUSS LONG INVESTIGATED THE ACCIDENT.

THE JACKSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEET AT 9 TOMORROW MORNING AT THE COURTHOUSE AND THE HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS AT
4:30 TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT CITY HALL.   BOTH MEETINGS ARE
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

IOWA U.S. SENATOR JONI ERNST (R) WILL BE IN MAQUOKETA THIS FRIDAY
MORNING AT 10, AS PART OF HER 99 COUNTY TOUR.    SHE WILL
TOUR DAC, INC. AT 1710 EAST MAPLE STREET IN MAQUOKETA.
THE PUBLIC MAY ATTEND.

GORDY AND DEBBIE WILL APPEAR IN MAQUOKETA SATURDAY NIGHT,
MAY 7TH AT 7 P.M. AT THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER.    IT WILL BE A
50'S, 60'S, PATRIOTIC,  COMEDY, AND GOSPEL COUNTRY SHOW.
THE HAVE BEEN IN BRANSON MANY YEARS.     TICKETS ARE $22 IN ADVANCE
AT OHNWARD MORNINGS, AND ALSO OSTERHAUS PHARMACY IN MAQUOKETA, THE BELLEVUE PHARMACY AND ANSERSON PHARMACY
IN PRESTON.

WE DID HAVE SOME RAIN FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY AND
THEREFORE THERE WERE NO STOCK CAR RACES IN MAQUOKETA SATURDAY
NIGHT BECAUSE THE TRACK WAS TOO WET.

HAVE A NICE WEEK.

DENNIS VOY

Friday, April 22, 2016

FRIDAY DAILY REPORT

64 TODAY BUT NOT A LOT OF SUNSHINE.
MORE SUN TOMORROW AND 68 FOR A HIGH
SUNDAY, PARTLY SUNNY AND 78.
MONDAY, 50% CHANCE OF RAIN, PARTLY SUNNY WITH A HIGH OF 75.

THE MAQUOKETA KIWANIS CLUB 5-PERSON, BEST-SHOT, 9-HOLE GOLF
TOURNAMENT AT THE MAQUOKETA COUNTRY CLUB WILL BE HELD
ON MAY 25TH.   SIGN-UP WITH DON CARSON, BOB GAVIN, DAVID SYBESMA
OR DOUG KNICKREM.

SUNSHINE  PRE-SCHOOL ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK THAT WILL WILL BE
CLOSING THEIR ANDREW LOCATION, WHICH THEY  OPENED LAST OCTOBER.
THE HOPE IS NOW THAT THE ANDREW SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL TAKE
IT OVER.   LOW ENROLLMENT WAS THE REASON.   THE MAIN SCHOOL
IN MAQUOKETA WILL CONTINUE AS ALWAYS.

THE MAQUOKETA FFA CHAPTER IS THE SECOND OLDEST IN IOWA AND
THE 87TH ANNUAL PARENT MEMBER RECOGNITION NIGHT IS THIS
SUNDAY, BEGINNING AT 6 P.M. AT ST. MARK'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH ANNEX
IN MAQUOKETA.       THE FFA WILL BE CELEBRATING ANOTHER VERY SUCCESSFUL YEAR.  

GORDY AND DEBBIE ARE COMING TO MAQUOKETA IN MAY.
MORE ABOUT THEM LATER.

ONCE AGAIN, KMAQ HAD DONE SOMETHING TO SERVE YOU BEYOND NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS AND MUSIC.    WE NOW HAVE A NEW SEWER PIPE AT THE WEST END OF OUR BUILDING.   WHILE IT WAS PUT IN THIS MORNING, WE WERE WITHOUT WATER FOR A COUPLE HOURS.    AND WE SURVIVED.  
AND YES...THE NEW PIPE IS DOING WELL....THINGS SEEM TO BE  FLOWING LIKE NEVER BEFORE.
     
                    WE AND

 HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.
 DENNIS VOY

Thursday, April 21, 2016

THURSDAY DAILY REPORT

THE DAY STARTED WITH HEAVY FOG AND A LITTLE SUNSHINE AND THEN
FOR THE REST OF THE DAY, MOSTLY CLOUDY AND ON AND OFF LIGHT
RAIN.   TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND WILL BE SUNNY AND WARM.

AT THE WEEKLY UPDATE MEETING TODAY REGARDING THE DOWNTOWN
CONSTRUCTION, WE WERE TOLD THAT IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS,  PAVING
WILL BEGIN ON QUARRY STREET.    THAT WILL BE THE FIRST NEW STREET
PAVING.     AND STARTING MAY 2ND, THEY WILL BE CLOSING A PORTION
OF PLATT STREET AND ALSO ON MAY 2ND THE FIRST 150-200 FEET OF
SOUTH MAIN STREET WILL BE CLOSED.

THE LEAD PASTOR AT THE FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH IN MAQUOKETA HAS SUBMITTED HIS RESIGNATION.    PASTOR ERIK SWANSON INFORMED HIS   CHURCH COUNCIL MONDAY NIGHT THAT HE HAS ACCEPTED A CALL
TO A LUTHERAN CHURCH IN HUXLEY, IOWA WHERE HE AND HIS WIFE
KRISTI HAVE A SON, DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AND TWO GRANDSONS THAT LIVE THERE AND ARE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH.     SWANSON HAS BEEN IN MAQUOKETA NEARLY FOUR YEARS AND HIS WIFE HAS BEEN A TELLER AT THE MAQUOKETA STATE BANK WEST SIDE OFFICE.    HIS FINAL SUNDAY AT FIRST LUTHERAN WILL BE ON MAY 22ND.      PASTOR JUDY HEINRICK
(A MAQUOKET NATIVE) IS THE ASSOCIATE PASTOR AT FIRST LUTHERAN.


SOME OF THE ITEMS TO BE SOLD ON THE KMAQ AUCTION  SHOW THIS SATURDAY MORNING STARTING AT 9 A.M.....


A NICE FACEBOOK ENTRY THIS WEEK ON MY DRIVE-IN THEATRE.
THANKS ELAINE MERCARDO!
THE JUNGLE BOOK IS BEING HELD OVER FOR A 2ND WEEKEND AT THE DRIVE-IN AND DOWNTOWN AT THE VOY THEATRE.   GREAT MOVE FOR THE
ENTIRE FAMILY.   AND STARTING FRIDAY NIGHT
AT THE VOY...
ROSE FRANDSEN OF MAQUOKETA PAINTING A PORTRAIT IN WASHINGTON D.C. THIS MONTH.
MORE ABOUT THIS AND 4TH PLACE IN A NATIONAL 
PORTRAIT CONTEST, GO TO KMAQ'S HOME PAGE AND CLICK-ON THE ROTARY BLOG.                         SHE SPOKE AT ROTARY WEDNESDAY.

ENJOY FRIDAY'S WEATHER!
DENNIS VOY

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

2/10 INCH OF RAIN YESTERDAY AND LIGHT RAIN ON AND OFF AGAIN TODAY.
MORE TONIGHT AND TOMORROW AND THEN A NICE FRIDAY, SATURDAY
AND SUNDAY COMING UP.

IN TUESDAY SPORTS:
BOY'S SOCCER, MAQUOKETA 5 AND #5 RATED DEWITT 1

BOY'S GOLF:
SABER INVITATIONAL AT DEWITT, FIVE TEAMS, AND THE CARDINALS
FINISHED LAST.    RIELLY McGRANAHAN OF DEWITT,  A 36-35-71 SCORE.

THE JACKSON COUNTY CONSERVATION BOARD REVIEWED 6 BIDS FOR THE PHASE ONE PROJECT AT THE NEW PRAIRIE CREEK RECREATION AREA JUST
EAST OF MAQUOKETA AT THEIR MEETING LAST NIGHT AND THE APPARENT
LOW BIDDER WAS GARY IHRIG CONSTRUCTION OF MAQUOKETA, A BID
OF $378,115 TO CONSTRUCT THE ROAD LEADING INTO THE PARK, DO THE
UTILITY WORK AND ALSO CONSTRUCT A POND.    THE ENGINEER ESTIMATE
FOR THE  JOB WAS MUCH HIGHER, AT $579.000.    THE BOARD TABLED
ACTION ON THE BID UNTIL THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO REVIEW  IT WITH
THE COUNTY ATTORNEY.     FUNDING IS IN PLACE.   JUST LAST WEEK THE BOARD WAS AWARDED A $75,000 GRANT.    THE IOWA D.N.R. AND THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM MUST GIVE THEIR APPROVAL FOR THE PROJECT BEFORE THE FUNDS CAN BE USED.    THE CONSERVATION BOARD HAS ALSO RECEIVED A $48,000 FISH HABITAT GRANT.   THE REST OF THE MONEY
WILL COME FROM COUNTY RESERVES, THE REAP FUND, AND FUNDS FROM
THE PARKS TO PEOPLE PROJECT.   PRAIRIE CREEK PARK WILL BE A VERY
NICE PARK WHEN COMPLETED.

PAM BAHR, ABOVE, LAST WEEK RECEIVED THE LATE GRACE TUBBS VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD AT THE JACKSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL VOLUNTEER LUNCH AT THE CLINTON ENGINES MUSEUM.    EVERY YEAR AT THAT LUNCHEON, THE TUBBS FAMILY PRESENTS THE AWARD TO A PERSON NOT AWARE OF GETTING IT.    PAM AND HER HUSBAND, JIM ENGLAND, OWN WOODFORM, INC. IN MAQUOKETA'S FIRST (THERE ARE 3)
INDUSTRIAL PARK.   THEY HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS THERE SINCE 1988 AND THEIR WOOD PRODUCTS ARE SOLD AROUND THE WORLD.   PAM IS A
FRIEND OF THE MAQUOKETA LIBRARY, A VOLUNTEER AT THE  FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH,  HELPS WITH THE LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF QUILT
PROGRAM AND MENTORS TWO ELEMENTARY KIDS AT ANDREW SCHOOL,
WHERE THEIR TWO CHILDREN WENT TO SCHOOL.   SHE READS WEEKLY TO  THE TWO.    PAM AND JIM'S TWO CHILDREN LIVE IN WASHINGTON AND
WASHINGTON.   THE DAUGHTER IN WASHINGTON D.C. WORKS FOR THE
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE AND THEIR SON WORKS FOR BOEING IN THE
STATE OF WASHINGTON.   BOTH SINGLE, BUT THERE WILL BE A WEDDING OUT  WEST THIS SUMMER.   THEIR SON IS MARRYING AMY SCHWAGER OF
MAQUOKETA.  THEY WERE HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS AND NOW AFTER 10 YEARS, WILL TIE THE KNOT.    CONGRATULATIONS TO PAM ON HER AWARD, WHICH INCLUDED A $500 CASH AWARD TO GIVE TO THE CHARITY OF HER CHOICE. SHE DECIDED TO GIVE HALF TO THE LIBRARY AND THE OTHER HALF TO LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF AND SHE ALSO RECEIVED AN ENGRAVED
MANTLE CLOCK.     AND THANKS TO THE TUBBS FAMILY FOR SPONSORING
THIS ANNUAL EVENT IN MEMORY OF GRACE (MRS. ED) TUBBS.   ED ALSO
IS DECEASED AND WITH THE LATE JOHN FAGERLAND,  THE TWO TOOK
THE SMALL MAQUOKETA STATE BANK IN 1959 TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST
COMMUNITY BANKS IN THE STATE.

WHEN CALLING OUT BINGO NUMBERS THIS AFTERNOON, I TOOK THIS
PHOTO FROM THE STUDIO.   THEY ARE WORKING RIGHT OUTSIDE OUR
FRONT DOOR.

FAIRYLAND PARK BALLROOM SOUTH OF DEWITT ON OLD HIGHWAY 61 HAS
A NEW OWNER.    MR. AND MRS. LUKE JORGENSEN ARE REMODELING
IT AND WILL RE-OPEN IT THIS SUMMER AS "WAPSI WILLY'S".    IT WILL
BE A RESTAURANT, BAR AND EVENTS CENTER.    IT HAS FLOODED
SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE YEARS BY THE WAPSI RIVER, BUT NOW IT
HAS A FLOOD WALL AROUND THE BUILDING.

THANKS FOR CHECKING IN.

DENNIS VOY

Monday, April 18, 2016

MONDAY DAILY REPORT

WE HAD A HOT WEEKEND.
AROUND 80 EACH DAY.
TODAY, 80 AGAIN.
BUT RAIN IS IN FORECAST TOMORROW THROUGH THURSDAY
AND THEN WEEKEND FORECAST LOOKING VERY GOOD AGAIN.

NEARLY 1,500 ATTENDED THE HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCTION OF "ANNIE"
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT.     OVER 60 YOUNG PEOPLE TOOK THE
CURTAIN CALL AT THE END OF THE SHOW.      26 ELEMENTARY-AGE STUDENTS COMPRISED THE ORPHAN CAST LIST.    I HAVE HEARD GOOD
COMMENTS ABOUT IT.

BIG STOCK CAR RACING TURN-OUT ALSO SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE
FAIRGROUNDS IN MAQUOKETA.    LOTS OF CARS AND SPECTATORS.
WINNERS WERE:
STREET STOCKS, 1ST, JOE BONNEY
IMCA  HOBBY STOCKS, 1ST, KILE VOHRINGER
IMCA MODIFIEDS, 1ST, BOB DOMINACKI
4 CYLINDERS, 1ST, BRANDSON SETSER

CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT.

VERNON SCHWARZ, 89, OF DEWITT DIED LAST FRIDAY.    FRIENDS CAN
CALL WEDNESDAY AT SCHULTZ FUNERAL HOME IN DEWITT. 
SURVIVORS INCLUDE A SON LYNN OF MAQUOKETA.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY


Friday, April 15, 2016

FRIDAY DAILY REPORT

74 TODAY
78 TOMORROW
76 SUNDAY
73 MONDAY 
NEED I SAY MORE?

BRUSH FIRE THIS AFTERNOON.    GOT OUT OF CONTROL AND BURNED ABOUT 6 OR 7  ACRES.   AT THE DALE KILBURG FARM SOUTH OF MAQUOKETA NEAR THE JACKSON-CLINTON LINE.    FIREMEN SPENT ABOUT AN HOUR
THERE.

AN ACCIDENT YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AROUND 3:30 ON SUMMIT STREET.
CHRISTINE BUSSE, AGE 37, OF MAQUOKETA WAS STOPPED FOR A SCHOOL BUS WHICH HAD THE STOP SIGN DISPLAYED.    NICOLE BICKEL,AGE 16,
OF LAMOTTE, FAILED TO NOTICE THE STOPPED BUSSE CAR AND STRUCK
IT IN THE REAR.    ABOUT $2,000 DAMAGE FO THE BUSSE VAN  AND
ALSO $2,000 DAMAGE TO THE BICKEL 2008  GMC SUV.   NICOLE BICKEL WAS CHARGED WITH FAILURE TO STOP IN ASSURED CLEAR DISTANCE.   BUSSE
WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES.   BICKEL WAS NOT
INJURED.

GIRL'S GOLF YESTERDAY...
MAQUOKETA  HOSTED SOLON AND WEST DELAWARE AT PRAIRIE CREEK
COURSE.     SOLON TOOK 1ST AND MAQUOKETA SECOND.   TAYLOR THEDE
HAD LOW SCORE FOR MAQUOKETA, A 55.     YES...TAYLOR IS SISTER
OF TWO GOOD GOLFING BROTHERS, ONE AT AIRFORCE ACADEMY AND OTHER A MCHS SENIOR.     THEIR PARENTS ARE NOT VERY GOOD GOLFERS.
YESTERDAY, THE MAQUOKETA BOYS PLAYED AT TIPTON.   ELEVEN TEAMS
AND THE CARDINALS PLACED 8TH.  

HAVE  A NICE WEEKEND.

DENNIS VOY



Thursday, April 14, 2016

THURSDAY DAILY REPORT

YES INDEED...ANOTHER NICE SPRING DAY.
68 TODAY, 71 TOMORROW, 73 SATURDAY.

FIRST A CORRECTION....REGINA SAGERS WILL BE 103 SUNDAY.
AND I UNDERSTAND HELEN STEWART WILL BE 97 ON APRIL 22ND.

AT THE WEEKLY CONSTRUCTION UPDATE MEETING THIS MORNING,
WE LEARNED THAT NORTH MAIN STREET FROM JAMES STREET SOUTH
TO PLATT WILL BE CLOSED STARTING MONDAY AND WILL BE CLOSED
UNTIL MID-AUGUST.     IT IS THE STREET GOING PAST KMAQ.     THE
DRIVE-UP MAIL BOX WILL BE MOVED, EFFECTIVE MONDAY, AND WILL BE LOCATED TO THE WEST SIDE OF THE POST OFFICE, NEAR THE UTILITY SHED.
THE DISTRICT POSTAL OFFICIALS IN DES MOINES HAVE STILL NOT DECIDED WHETHER OR NOT THERE WILL BE A SATTELITE POST OFFICE SET UP AT
THE MAQUOKETA CITY HALL.  


 A BIRTH:     A GIRL BORN TO BILLY AND BRIANNA KIRK OF MAQUOKETA.
SHE HAS A BROTHER, 18 MONTHS.    PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS ARE
BOB AND MELANIE KIRK OF MAQUOKETA AND MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS
ARE JEFF AND SHERRY BAKER OF M AQUOKETA.

GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD DAY FRIDAY.

DENNIS VOY



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

SURE WAS A NICE DAY..
SUNNY AND IN 60'S..
AND IT WILL STAY THIS WAY THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK AND
STARTING THE NEW WEEK.    WILL EVEN BE ABOVE 70 SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

THESE CONCRETE BOXES ARE IN FRONT OF THE POST OFFICE AND WILL
BE BURIED AND USED BELOW THE NEW STREET, SOMEWHERE CLOSE.

THE GUTTER IN FRONT OF KMAQ....THE WAY MAIN STREET LOOKS ALMOST
EVERYWHERE.    WON'T BE LONG...A COUPLE WEEKS...AND ABOVE DISAPPEARS TO MAKE WAY FOR THE NEW.

AT "THE PIE HOUSE" IN BELLEVUE (ON THE CORNER WHERE MARILYN'S
CANDY STORE WAS FOR MANY YEARS) THEY ARE NOW ALSO DOING CAKES.
WE'LL HAVE ONE ON OUR NEXT SATURDAY MORNING KMAQ AUCTION
SHOW, ON APRIL 23RD FROM 9 A.M. UNTIL 11 A.M.

THEY COME FROM FAR AND WIDE TO "CODFISH HOLLOW BARNSTORMERS"
CONCERTS IN THE HILLS OF JACKSON COUNTY, JUST OFF CODFISH HOLLOW ROAD.    FROM WISCONSIN, ILLINOIS, AND FURTHER.    THEY COME TO SEE FAMOUS PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS.    TIFFANY BIEHL SENT ME EMAILS THIS WEEK SAYING THEY  HAVE MORE CONCERTS BOOKED.      ON APRIL 30TH...JUNE 18TH...AUGUST 21ST.     FOR MORE COMING CONCERTS, PHOTOS AND MORE, YOU NEED TO GO TO THEIR  WEB SITE:   WWW.CODFISHHOLLOWBARNSTORMERS.COM
NORAH JONES WAS THE MOST FAMOUS SINGER TO APPEAR THERE.    I THINK THAT  WAS A COUPLE YEARS AGO.    THE BARN CONCERTS HAVE BEEN
HELD (ABOUT 15 MINUTES NORTHEAST OF MAQUOKETA) ABOUT 5 YEARS.

THE MAQUOKETA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS ANNOUNED BANDS FOR THE NEW SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.
THEY WILL BE HELD THE 2ND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH.
MAY 8TH, THE WAY DOWN WANDERERS
JUNE 12, THE EASTERN IOWA BRASS BAND
JULY 10TH, THE BLACK VELVET BAND
AUGUST 14, DIRTY RICE
SEPTEMBER 11, MICHAEL REED BAND
ALL FREE.

MANY OF YOU REMEMBER REGINA SAGERS.   SHE LIVES IN A HOME IN
AMANA AND WILL BE 103 THIS SUNDAY.
RED HENTON WILL BE 96 THIS SEPTEMBER.

REMEMBER JACK BENNY?     HE WAS ALWAYS 39.    I WILL BE 39 MAY 4TH.

DENNIS VOY





   






Tuesday, April 12, 2016

TUESDAY DAILY REPORT

SUNNY AND 50 TODAY.
NOW THROUGH END OF WEEK WILL BE SUNNY AND WARMER EACH
DAY WITH THE  HIGH OF 71 BY SUNDAY.


TWO TICKETS ARE UP FOR SILENT BIDS ON THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY WEB SITE...GO TO WWW.KMAQ.COM AND CLICK-ON THE ROTARY BLOG. 

GOLF YESTERDAY:
MAQUOKETA GIRLS AT DYERSVILLE LOST
BY A SCORE OF 236  TO 238.    CARDINAL
SCORES:    TAYLOR THEDE, 52....HANNAH GILSON,
60....KARYSA CARSON, 63 AND CARLENE PAUL, 63.

THE MAQUOKETA BOYS AT MAQUOKETA COUNTRY
CLUB LOST TO DYERSVILLE, 188 TO 204.
CARDINAL SCORES:   CAM THEDE, 44....PARKER NEMMERS, 51....ABE BECKER, 53....GAGE GARNER, 56....KANE KOPP, 60....JOSEPHY COYLE, 65

CHECK BACK TOMORROW.

DENNIS VOY

 

Monday, April 11, 2016

SUNNY AND WINDY TODAY, HIGH OF 48.
SUNNY THE REST OF THE WEEK.
HIGH TOMORROW, 52
WEDNESDAY, 61
THURSDAY, 64
FRIDAY, 69
SATURDAY 71

OVER THE PAST WEEKEND, A GOOD TURN OUT FOR THE DAIRY BANQUET
AT THE FAIRGROUNDS IN MAQUOKETA SATURDAY NIGHT.   THE NEW
DAIRN PRINCESS IS HALEY BURKEN DAUGHTER OF MARTY BURKEN
AND LISA BURKEN.    THE COUNTRY TRADITION BAND SUPPLIED THE
MUSIC FOR LISTENING AND DANCING.

AND A BIG CROWD SATURDAY FOR THE KEITH BURNS BENEFIT AT BEN SCHUELLER AUCTION BUILDING IN MAQUOKETA.

THIS WEEKEND IN MAQUOKETA...CITY WIDE GARAGES SALES.
SOME START THURSDAY, MANY FRIDAY AND ALL SATURDAY.

A TELEPHONE CABLE WAS SEVERED AT 11 THIS MORNING WHILE CONSTRUCTION WORK WAS BEING DONE IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.  KMAQ PHONE SERVICE AND OTHERS IN AREA  OUT.      AND OUR PROGRAM LINES FOR KMAQ TO THE TRANSMITTER NORTHEAST OF TOWN, SO KMAQ WAS OFF THE AIR..UNTIL LINES REPAIRED AT 12:35.
THE JUNGLE BOOK  STARTS FRIDAY AT THE VOY THEATRE.
IT ALSO WILL BE  THE  FIRST FEATURE AT THE 61 DRIVE-IN THEATRE WHICH OPENS FOR THE SEASON THIS FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
THE SECOND FEATURE WILL ALSO BE A DISNEY MOVIE, ZOOTOPIA, ALSO
RATED PG.

MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN ENDS THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE VOY
THEATRE.


HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY


Friday, April 08, 2016

FRIDAY DAILY REPORT

TODAY WE HAD SUNSHINE.
TODAY WE HAD RAIN.
TODAY WE HAD WIND.
TODAY WE HAD AT 2:30 THIS AFTERNOON, BLOWING SNOW AND
FOR A FEW MINUTES IT LOOKED LIKE A WINTER BLIZZARD.
HIGH OF AROUND 40.
BETTER WEATHER FOR THE WEEKEND.     BRING  UP THE  KMAQ
HOME PAGE FOR THE FULL WEEKEND FORECAST.

A WEEK FROM TODAY, I OPEN THE 61 DRIVE-IN THEATRE.   SURE
HOPE WEATHER NEXT WEEKEND WILL BE BETTER.

DESPITE THE WEATHER, THEY CONTINUED WORKING ON THE DOWNTOWN
MAIN STREET CONSTRUCTION PROJECT.

DALE FISHER ABOVE, WAS SCHEDULED TO SPEAK IN MAQUOKETA AT
MAQUOKETA ART EXPERIENCE THIS MONDAY NIGHT BUT THE PROGRAM
HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL  WEDNESDAY NIGHT, APRIL 27TH AT 6 P.M.
THIS IS ONE OF A SERIES OF UNIVERSITY OF IOWA DISCUSSION PROGRAMS AND IT FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.   HE WILL TALK ABOUT "GRANT WOOD'S PLAID SWEATER".
LAST NIGHT, WE ATTENDED THE ONE-HOUR CONCERT BY THE UNIVERSITY
OF  IOWA JAZZ BAND.    EIGHTEEN MEMBERS AND DIRECTOR AND A GOOD
SHOW.   SOME REAL TALENTED STUDENT MUSICIANS.    AND A NEARLY FULL HOUSE OF ABOUT 80.    THEY HAVE SEATING FOR AROUND 100.

DICK WOOD, AGE 72, DIED YESTERDAY AT OLIVER SPRINGS, TENNESSEE.
HE WAS BORN IN MAQUOKETA, AND GRADUATED FROM MAQUOKETA HIGH
WHERE HE WAS A VERY GOOD TRACK MAN FROM '59 TO '62.    HE WAS ONCE
THE STATE CHAMPION IN THE MILE AND TWO-MILE MEDLEY TEAM.
AFTER GRADUATING, HE WORKED FOR HIS FATHER, ALVIN WOOD OF
ALVIN WOOD AND SON WELL DRILLING.    LATER MOVED TO TENNESSEE
WHERE HE AGAIN WORKED FOR A WELL DRILLING FIRM.    HE IS
SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, DEBORAH, 3 CHILDREN, JAYSON WOOD AND
JOSH WOOD BOTH IN MAQUOKETA AND ANGELA WEISGARBER IN
TENNESSEE, AND 12 GRANDCHILDREN.    WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS AT THIS TIME.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

DENNIS VOY

Thursday, April 07, 2016

THURSDAY DAILY REPORT

CLOUDY MOST OF THE DAY, BUT PARTLY SUNNY SKIES THIS AFTERNOON.
HIGH TODAY, 46.     TOMORROW, MOSTLY SUNNY AND 41.   SATURDAY,
SUNNY AND 43.    SUNDAY, GOOD CHANCE OF RAIN AND 58.

TODAY...JUST SOME EVENTS COMING UP.

"THE BOSS" STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE VOY THEATRE.

KMAQ IS A BELLEVUE CHAMBER MEMBER AND WE HAVE CAR RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE HERE AT THE STATION.



I AM A LEGION MEMBER AND HAVE TICKETS ON SALE HERE AT KMAQ.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND RECENT LEGION NEWS, GO TO KMAQ
HOME PAGE AND CLICK-IN THE LEGION BLOG.   

LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING THE UNIVIERSITY OF IOWA 17-PIECE JAZZ
BAND TONIGHT AT MAQUOEKETA ART EXPERIEMCE...7 P.M....FREE BUT
DONATIONS WELCOME.

DENNIS VOY

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

TODAY, NOT VERY NICE, RAINING....AND THEN AROUND 4, THE FRONT
MOVED THROUGH AND NOW AT 5 P.M. THE SUN IS SHINING.
TONIGHT, LOW OF 33.    TOMORROW, MOSTLY CLOUDY AND 48.
FRIDAY, PARTLY CLOUDY AND 43  AND SATURDAY, SUNNY AND 43.

A BENEFIT FOR KEITH BURNS OF MAQUOKETA IS PLANNED FOR THIS
SATURDAY EVENING AT THE SCHUELLER AUCTION COMPANY, SPONSORED BY HIS FELLOW  FIREMEN.    HE HAS BEEN ON THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
FOR 27 YEARS AND LAST DECEMBER HE SUFFERED A STROKE AT HOME
AND HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED EVER SINCE.    HE IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING REHABILITATION AT "ON WITH LIFE" IN ANKENY, A FACILITY THAT SPECIALIZES IN WORKING WITH BRAIN INJURY PATIENTS.  HE WILL
BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE BENEFIT.     THERE WILL BE A MEAL AND A "LIVE" AND "SILENT" AUCTION.   ALSO A RAFFLE ON A SMITH AND WESSON RIFLE
AND $500 CASH....TWO WINNERS.

SHORT REPORT..SORRY.

BELOW, READ ABOUT THE NEW BUSINESS ON SOUTH MAIN.

DENNIS VOY

NEW MAQUOKETA BUSINESS IS OPEN

"ETNA NAILS" BUILDING AND BUSINESS ...IS OWNED BY DUKE NGUYEN AND HIS WIFE.    
THEY ALSO  HAVE "KALIE'S NAILS" IN
ELDRIDGE WHICH THEY HAVE OWNED AROUND 5 YEARS.    BOTH ARE FROM VIETNAM.    DUKE AND
HIS PARENTS CAME TO  THE UNITED STATES WHEN
HE WAS 8 YEARS OLD AND HE HAS BEEN DOING
"NAILS" WORK FOR 13 YEARS.   HE (WITH TWO
ASSOCIATES) WILL WORK AT THE NEW SALON
HERE AND HIS WIFE WILL RUN THE ELDRIDGE
LOCATION.  THEY HAVE 4 CHILDREN, 2 BOYS AND
2 GIRLS.   "ETNA" COMES FROM THE BOY'S NAMES, ETHAN AND NATHAN AND "KALIE'S" COMES FROM THE GIRL'S NAMES, KATIE AND KYLIE.    IN THE PHOTO ABOVE, HE IS IN THE MANICURE PART OF THE SALON, WHICH ALSO IS WHERE THE FULLSET WORK IS DONE ON NAILS, INCLUDING THE POPULAR FRENCH-TIP.     THE OTHER PHOTO SHOWS THE CHAIRS USED IN THE PEDICURE SECTION.    
APPOINTMENTS ( PHONE 563-652-1970) ARE
SUGGESTED BUT WALK-INS ARE WELCOME TOO.
EITHER A PEDICURE OF MANICURE WILL TAKE
ABOUT A HALF-HOUR.    WOMEN PATRONS LIKE
BOTH MANICURES AND PEDICURES BUT MEN
FOR THE MOST PART COME FOR PEDICURES.
AND MOST VISIT ON A REGULAR BASIS, ABOUT EVERY TWO OR THREE WEEKS.    STOP IN AND
MEET DUKE, A VERY FRIENDLY GUY AND VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE.    OPEN FROM 10 A.M. UNTIL 7:00 P.M. TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.    ASK
FOR THE PUNCH CARD GRANTING $2.00 OFF
ON 5TH VISIT AND $5.00 OFF ON THE 10TH VISIT.
WELCOME TO THE MAQUOKETA BUSINESS COMMUNITY "ETNA NAILS" 
DENNIS VOY






 

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Election Results

Yes  372
No 517
42 percent voted yes
Needed 60 percent to pass
889 people voted...13 percent of eligible voters

Dennis Voy

TUESDAY DAILY REPORT

PARTLY SUNNY THIS MORNING...THEN LIGHT RAIN...THEN CLOUDY AND
A COOL AND .. NOT A NICE DAY.   HIGH OF 42.   RAIN TONIGHT AND
TOMORROW.

THE NEW MANHOLE WAS PUT IN YESTERDAY AND THAT WAS WHY THE
DROP BOX FOR THE POST OFFICE WAS MOVED.     SO TODAY, THE DROP
BOX IS BACK WHERE IT ALWAYS IS.

A MAQUOKETA RESIDENT ESCAPED SERIOUS INJURY FROM A ONE-CAR
ACCIDENT ROLLOVER IN NORTHWEST JACKSON COUNTY YESTERDAY
AFTERNOON AROUND 2 O'CLOCK.    JACOB HAYWARD, AGE 29, WAS NORTHBOUND ON 60TH AVENUE NORTH OF EMILINE WHEN A DEER
RAN ACROSS THE ROAD IN FRONT OF HIS CAR.   HE SWERVED TO
MISS IT AND WENT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND DOWN
INTO A RAVINE.   HIS VEHICLE ROLLED OVER ONTO IT'S TOP.
ABOUT $10,000 DAMGE TO THE CAR OWNED BY ELIZABETH HAYWARD.
POSSIBLE CHARGES ARE PENDING.  HE WAS NOT INJURED AND WAS
ALONE IN THE CAR.

THE MAQUOKETA SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ELECTION IS GOING ON UNTIL 8 TONIGHT.
AT 8:30 TONIGHT, YOU CAN COME TO THIS  DAILY REPORT FOR THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION. 

THE JACKSON COUNTY FAIR ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP HAS BEEN COMPLETED WITH WORD THAT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AFTER THE PARADE THERE
WILL BE A MOTORCYCLES AND HIGH FLYING ATV SHOW IN FRONT OF THE GRANDSTAND. 

KMAQ  HAS LEARNED THAT LONGTIME JACKSON COUNTY PUBLIC HOSPITAL
CEO JON JENSEN OF CLEAR LAKE DIED ON MARCH 29TH AT THE AGE OF 87.
HE DIED IN MASON CITY AND HIS FUNERAL WAS LAST SATURDAY.
HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE CHRIS, TWO CHILDREN, 4 GRANDCHILDREN, AND TWO SISTERS.     HE WAS THE MAQUOKETA HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR
FOR 23 YEARS AND AFTER WAS EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE IOWA
HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION IN DES MOINES FOR 12 YEARS.

A NEW REALTY OFFICE HAS OPENED IN MAQUOKETA...
THANKS FOR CHECKING-IN AGAIN.

DENNIS VOY

PITCH HIT AND RUN WINNERS


Monday, April 04, 2016

MONDAY DAILY REPORT

SUNDAY WAS VERY WINDY AND HOT...GOT UP TO THE MID 70'S.
TODAY, CLOUDY AND COOL...IN 40'S.
RAIN IN FORCAST THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS.
TOMORROW NIGHT, WE COULD GET NEARLY AN INCH.

BUSY WEEKEND IN MAQUOKETA.     THE IKE'S FISH FRY SATURDAY...THE MUSIC SHOW AT OHNWARD (NEARLY A FULL HOUSE SATURDAY NIGHT)...
THE BOY SCOUT BREAKFAST AT THE FAIRGROUNDS...AND LAST NIGHT, A
BIG TURNOUT AT CODFISH HOLLOW BARNSTORMERS CONCERT.      AND
LOTS OF PEOPLE ALSO CAME TO SEE THE MIRACLE MOVIE AT THE
THEATRE.

TODAY, THEY ARE BREAKING UP CONCRETE IN FRONT OF KMAQ.    THE
DRIVE-UP DROP-BOX FOR MAIL HAS BEEN MOVED.
THERE IT IS!   TO GET TO IT, COME UP JAMES STREET FROM WEST OF THE DECKER, TURN LEFT AT THE BRAD DEERY DUMPSTER, GO NORTH A SHORT WAY, THEN MAKE A  U-TURN AND HEAD SOUTH UP TO THE DROP BOX.    THEN
GO SOUTH TO THE DECKER, TURN RIGHT ON JAMES  AND YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR MISSION.   YES, JAMES STREET IS NOW A TWO-WAY STREET FOR THIS TO WORK.      OR..GO TO McDONALD'S PARKING LOT....
AND DRIVE-UP TO THE DROP BOX THERE.   BUT, MAIL BEFORE 11:00 A.M.

FOR OVER 50 YEARS, THERE HAS BEEN A "LAZY J MOTEL" SIGN ON WEST
PLATT STREET.    IT IS GONE, AND BEFORE I COULD GET  A  FINAL PHOTO.
THERE HAS NOT BEEN A MOTEL THERE FOR YEARS,  BUT THE SIGN
REMAINED.    THE RIGHT WING OF THE MOTEL IS BEING TORN DOWN.
THE MIDDLE PART AND LEFT WING IS BEING REMODELED FOR I BELIEVE
OFFICES.    ONE OF THE OFFICES WILL BE THE LOCATION FOR A NEW REALTY
OFFICE, I'VE BEEN TOLD.    I'LL DO SOME CHECKING.

TOMORROW IS ELECTION DAY IN MAQUOKETA FOR THE BOND ISSUE TO REMODEL THE MIDDLE SCHOOL.    VOTING WILL GO ON FROM 7 A.M.
UNTIL 8 P.M. AT THE COURT HOUSE.   
 
THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS ARE O AND 1.   NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT
CARDINAL FANS.    THEY ARE OFF TODAY AND PLAY AGAIN AT PITTSBURG
TOMORROW NIGHT AND THE GAME OF COURSE WILL BE ON KMAQ-FM.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT WITH A LONG AGENDA.

ONE MORE PHOTO....MAIN STREET LOOKING THROUGH KMAQ'S FRONT
WINDOW....

REMEMBER, THERE IS PARKING BEHIND KMAQ AND KMAQ HAS A BACK
DOOR.     AND FOR AWHILE, THE KMAQ SIDEWALK IS STILL THERE AND
THE FRONT DOOR IS NOT LOCKED.

ON KMAQ'S HOME PAGE, THERE IS OUR KMAQ WEB CAM OVERLOOKING A  PORTION OF MAIN STREET.    CHECK IT OUT.    IT CHANGES ABOUT EVERY 30 SECONDS, BUT YOU CAN CHANGE IT QUICKER YOURSELF BY STRIKING
5 ON YOUR KEYBOARD.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY










BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

SMALL ENGINE SERVICE
EAST PLATT STREET
MAQUOKETA
HAL SPRAGUE,OWNER
IS NOW USING A NEW 4,200 SQUARE FOOT ADDITION TO HIS LOCATION FOR NEW AND USED LAWN MOWERS, LAWN MOWER REPAIR AND MOTORCYCLE REPAIR


 THE NEW BUILDING AND THE SHOWROOM
IN THE OLD BUILDING.    WINTER TIME,
HAL WORKS 40 HOURS A WEEK AND SPRING AND SUMMER, 70 HOURS.   HE'S BEEN DOING IT
FOR MANY YEARS. 

 

Saturday, April 02, 2016

SATURDAY DAILY REPORT

IT IS VERY WINDY AND SUNNY IN MAQUOKETA TODAY.
THE HIGH WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40'S.

A LONGTIME MAQUOKETA BUSINESS CLOSED IT'S DOOR.    JIM KARABIN
TOLD KMAQ YESTERDAY THAT HE HAS CLOSED K-D-L COMPUTERS AND
IS RETIRING.   HE HAS OPERATED THE USED COMPUTER AND ACCESSORIES
BUSINESS IN MAQUOKETA FOR 25 YEARS.     HIS WIFE IS LEE KARABIN AND
SHE IS THE JACKSON COUNTY ASSESSOR AND THEY HAVE 3 DAUGHTERS.
WHEN HE FIRST GOT INTO THE BUSINESS, COMPUTERS WERE 3 PIECES,
THE COMPUTER ITSELF AND ATTACHED TO IT, A PRINTER AND MONITOR.
THE BUILDING IS FOR SALE.   IT IS 11 FOOT WIDE AND AROUND 100 LONG AND
THERE IS A PARKING SPACE AT THE REAR.    ANYONE INTERESTED IN
BUYING THE BUILDING CAN CALL JIM AT 563-212-4770.    THE PRICE IS LOW.

WORKERS ARE WORKING TODAY ON MAIN STREET IN FRONT OF THE POST
OFFICE.   THIS MORNING, THEY ALSO UNLOADED PIPE THAT GETS USED
UNDER THE NEW STREET.
I HAVE HAD MANY COMMENTS ON THE SANBORN BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN
MAQUOKETA THAT I OWN....THE 3 STORY BUILDING NEXT TO THE THEATRE.
THE VOY 3 AUDITORIUM IS IN IT AND THERE IS A BEAUTY SHOP UP FRONT.
COMMENTS HAVE COME AFTER  IT WAS FEATURED IN MY DAILY REPORT AND IN THE MAQUOKETA SENTINEL-PRESS.    HERE IS ANOTHER PHOTO OF
IT, SHOWING IT WITH AWNINGS.    AND I FOUND OUT THAT IT WAS BUILDT
FOR $15,000 AND OPENED IN 1896.   MR. SANBORN PUT HIS GROCERY
AND CROCKERY BUSINESS IN IT.    AND THE JOLES PLUMBING BUSINESS
WAS IN THE BASEMENT, WITH AN OUTSIDE STAIRWAY IN THE FRONT
LEADING DOWN TO IT.     SANBORN WAS A 3-TERM MAYOR OF MAQUOKETA.
AT ONE TIME IS WAS THE HOME OF THE ORPHEUM THEATRE AND IN
THE 50'S FOR A SHORT TIME, THE HOME OF THE CHIEF THEATRE.
THERE IS STILL A BIG LODGE ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR WITH AN
OPEN STAIRWAY LEADING FROM THE 2ND TO 3RD FLOOR.   THE RAINBOW
GIRLS HAD THEIR MEETINGS UP ON THE 3RD FLOOR.
THE AD FOR SANBORN WAS IN THE 1897 JACKSON COUNTY FAIR PREMIUM
BOOK...


HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

DENNIS VOY