Friday, May 27, 2016

FRIDAY DAILY REPORT

THIS IS THE OLD LAZY J MOTEL BUILDING WITH THE RIGHT HALF GONE.
THERE WILL OFFICES  IN WHAT YOU SEE AND AT THE RIGHT, A NEW
ADDITION FOR STORAGE RENTAL SPACES.
ANDY MCKEAN RUNNING FOR ST. REP. EACH FRIDAY IS DOING A "LIVE" SHOW
FROM THE DECKER HOTEL USING THEIR PIANO.
WORK HAS STARTED ON A MUCH NEEDED BETTER REST ROOM BUILDING
AT LITTLE BEAR PARK.
STILL SHOWING, HELD OVER, AT THE VOY THEATRE.

THE ABOVE IS A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RAFFLE AND TICKETS ARE
AVAILABLE THERE UNTI JUNE 17TH


STARTS TONIGHT AT THE VOY THEATRE...A NEW DISNEY MOVIE.


HAVE A NICE LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

DENNIS VOY

Thursday, May 26, 2016

THURSDAY DAILY REPORT

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY....

THIS DAILY REPORT (STARTED IN 1991).....

WILL NOT HAVE WEATHER....
NOT HAVE LOCAL SPORTS....
NOT HAVE LOCAL NEWS.....

BUT WILL HAVE PHOTOS ONLY WITH SHORT CAPTIONS.


ANYONE LOCALLY OR ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY (OR WORLD) CAN LISTEN TO OUR LOCAL NEWSCASTS ON THEIR COMPUTER.     WE DO "STREAMING" OF OUR MAJOR NEWSCASTS AT 7:45 A.M....12:15 P.M....5:05 P.M....AND 9:45 P.M.   (IF A ST. LOUIS CARDINAL GAME RUNS AFTER 9:45, THERE WILL NOT BE THE NEWSCAST THAT NIGHT).
EVERY LOCAL NEWS STORY IS AIRED ON ALL FOUR
NEWSCASTS BEFORE TAKEN OFF AIR, SO REGARDLESS OF WHICH ONE YOU LISTEN TO, YOU
ARE GETTING ALL THE STORIES OF THE PAST 24 HOURS.


TO HEAR THE NEWSACAST, JUST GO TO WWW.KMAQ.COM .... KMAQ'S HOME PAGE ....AND TURN ON THE LITTLE RADIO.   ONLY NEWSCASTS AND THE "JUST TALK" SHOW, NO MUSIC.

NOW...FOR TODAY....
THE KEY MOTEL WENT DOWN TODAY.



RONANN'S FLORAL SHOP IS GOING UP ON WEST  PLATT.

THE MAIN PART OF EAST QUARRY STREET IS PAVED.  HERE, EAST QUARRY LOOKING AT EAST END OF IT.
EAST QUARRY STREET, LOOKING AT THE WEST END AND GOING TO EAST.
WEST QUARRY (ALSO FULL BLOCK) WILL BE DONE
NEXT.

DENNIS VOY
kmaq@kmaq.com

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

TUESDAY DAILY REPORT

A HOT DAY ..  AND RAIN STILL COMING.

SPORTS:
AFTER JUST ONE YEAR, MAQUOKETA HEAD BASKETBALL COACH (AND HIGH
SCHOOL TEACHER) DEREK ROBETS IS LEAVING TO BECOME HEAD BASKETBALL COACH AT IOWA CITY HIGH.     THIS SEASON,  HE LED THE
CARDINALS TO A 12 AND 10 RECORD.    HE TOLD KMAQ IT WAS AN EXTREMELY TOUGH DECISION AND TOO GOOD OF AN OPPORTUNITY TO PASS UP.    HE SAID HE WAS NOT LOOKING TO LEAVE...THE JOB CAME TO
HIM.

THE MAQUOKETA GIRLS GOLF TEAM ENDED THE SEASON YESTERDAY AT THE TOURNAMENT IN GRINNELL.   THEY FINISHED 7TH IN A FIELD OF 12 TEAMS.

BOYS TOURNAMENT SOCCER IN MAQUOKETA LAST NIGHT, CLASS 2-A SUBSTATE MATCH, MAQUOKETA 2, MARION 0.   THE CARDS ADVANCE TO
PLAY MT. VERNON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, THERE.

THE MAQUOKETA GIRLS SOFTBALL SEASON GETS STARTED TONIGHT WHEN THE CARDS HOST NORTH SCOTT, IN A NON-CONFERENCE DOUBLE-HEADER.

THE MAQUOKETA OPTIMIST CLUB HELD THEIR ANNUAL RESPECT FOR LAW
BANQUET AT THE EAGLES CLUB WITH AROUND 50 ATTENDING.
THE SPEAKER WAS JASON ROWAN, OWNER OF K-9 COMFORT OF RURAL
BELLEVUE AND WITH HIM WAS ALLY, THE REGISTERED THERAPY DOG
FROM CARSON CELEBRATION OF LIFE IN MAQUOKETA.   ROWAN TRAINED
THE DOG FOR CARSON'S AND AT HIS BUSINESS, HE OFFERS DELUXE
BOARDING, GROOMING AND DOG TRAINING.     BILLY COAKLEY PRESENTED
THE RESPECT FOR LAW PLAQUE TO DENNIS MILLER WHO RETIRED THIS YEAR AFTER SERVING 13 YEARS AS A MAQUOKETA POLICE DEPARTMENT RESERVE OFFICER.    THE EVENING ENDED WITH WORDS FROM THE IOWA
OPTIMIST GOVERNNOR DAVE PHILLIPS OF DAVENPORT.

ON THE POLICE BLOTTER, THE MANAGER OF CASEYS WEST IN MAQUOKETA REPORTED THE THEFT OF A $50 PURSE AND A LIGHTER OVER  THE WEEKEND.   THE THEFT WAS CAUGHT ON THE STORE VIDEO CAMERA.
THE THIEVES ALSO WROTE A BOGUS CHECK WHAT AT THE STORE.

THE MAQUOKETA CORONADO CAR CLUB THIS YEAR GAVE TWO $500 SCHOLARSHIPS TO TWO GRADS GOING INTO AUTOMOTIVE RELATED
STUDIES.    ONE TO BRANDON AMBROSY, MCHS GRAD AND SON OF
MIKE AND JENNIFER AMBROSY OF ZWINGLE.   THE OTHER TO NICHOLAS
ABERNATHY, WHO GRADUATED FROM EASTON VALLEY H IGH SCHOOL
IN PRESTON AND THE SON OF LANCE AND JENNIFER ABERNATHY FROM
SABULA.    THE SCHOLARSHIPS WERE PRESENTED BY CORONADO CAR
CLUB PRESIDENT CHARLIE SAGERS AND SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBER LONNIE HERMAN.

NO  DAILY REPORT TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

DENNIS VOY

Monday, May 23, 2016

MONDAY DAILY REPORT

THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT FOR GRADUATION WEEKEND.
TODAY, HOT (MID 80'S) AND TOMORROW THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT, IT WILL BE ON-AND-OFF AGAIN RAIN, DAY AND NIGHT, AND WARM, AND
THURSDAY RAIN SHOULD END.   WE CAN USE SOME RAIN.

A GOOD TURNOUT YESTERDAY FOR THE MCHS GRADUATION.    THE CLASS
HAD ONE SALUTATORIAN (GPA 3.967), BAILY LENZ, DAUGHTER OF DENNIS
LENZ AND LISA LENZ.
AND THERE WERE FIVE VALEDICTORIANS  AND ALL FOUR HAD A GPA OF
4.0.        KARA MUELLER, DAUGHTER OF STEVEN MUELLER AND BRIAN AND
CYNTHIA BISENIUS......SARA LYON, DAUGHTER OF MIKE AND ARLENE LYON.....
JOSEPH LYON, SON OF MARK AND JUDY LYON.....KAILIE HAZER, DAUGHTER OF DAVID AND KIM HAZER AND CHIARA ATIENZA, DAUGHTER OF BUDDY
AND MICHELLE ATIENZA.

TOM WATTERS OF FULTON, IOWA, AND THE STATE OF IOWA VICE-COMMANDER, WILL GIVE THE MEMORIAL DAY ADDRESS NEXT MONDAY AT 10:30 AT THE MAQUOKETA MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM.

IN SPORTS: AT THE STATE TRACK MEET AT DRAKE STADIUM SATURDAY,
MAQUOKETA JUNIOR JANEY SAUNDERS EARNED MAQUOKETA'S ONLY TEAM POINTS WHEN SHE FINISHED 7TH IN THE FINALS OF THE CLASS 3-A GIRLS 100 METER HURDLE EVENT.   HER TIME WAS 15.84.  THE WINNING TIME WAS
14.74.

THE FOLLOWING MCHS STUDENTS COMPETED IN THE IOWA STATE SPECIAL OLYMPICS AT IOWA STATE THIS PAST WEEKEND.   EARNING 3RD PLACE BRONZE MEDALS, VANESSA COURTER AND MICHAEL STAMPER.   EARNING
1ST PLACE GOLD MEDALS, DAKOTA JORDAN, BLAKE STAMPER, LUKE JOHNSON, AND MICHAEL STAMPER.    GOOD GOING!

WHO WERE THE 1ST, 2ND OR 3RD PLACE STOCK CAR RACING WINNERS THIS PAST SATURDAY NIGHT IN MAQUOKETA?    LUKE GOEDERT, DON PATASKA,
JON POLL,  RAY COX JUNIOR, BOB DOMINACKI, MITCH MORRIE, GAGE NEAL,
MIKE MCGARRY, MATT SHORT, JOE BONNEY, GENE EHLERS, JERRY MILES,
LANE VOHRINGER, JUSTIN WACHA, DANIEL WAUTERS, GENE POTTER, BRANDON SETSER AND DUSTIN FORBES.

A SLOW NEWS DAY.

WE DON'T EVEN HAVE AN OBITUARY NOW.    THIS SELDOM HAPPENS.

CHECK  THE PHOTOS BELOW THAT I TOOK OVER THE WEEKEND AT THE LAKEHURST DAM SITE AND AND THE  HIGHS SCHOOL YESTERDAY DURING
GRADUATION.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY


PAST WEEKEND PHOTOS

SATURDAY AFTERNOON WE WENT TO A GRADUATION PARTY AT LAKEHURST
DAM.     ABOVE, J.C. AND DARLENE COX.     A  COUPLE-OR-MORE YEARS AGO,  THEY BOUGHT THE PROPERTY AT LAKEHURST ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD.   TO THE UPPER RIGHT, ALONG THE CLIFF,  FOR MANY YEARS WAS THE HOME OF POST 75 AMERICAN LEGION (THEY BUILDT IT) AND THEN LATER IT WAS MADE INTO THE LAKEHURST SUPPER CLUB.    RED  HENTON AND HIS
FAMILY RAN IT FOR AWHILE.   THEN IN THE 80'S IT HAD A FIRE THAT BURNED IT TO THE GROUND.     THE DEBRIS STAYED THERE  UNTIL J.C. BOUGHT IT
AND CLEANED IT UP.    NOW, THE BASEMENT IS STILL THERE,  THERE IS
A NEW SEWER SYSTEM, THE PART YOU SEE ABOVE IS AN OPEN-AIR
GATHERING PLACE THE CAN BE RENTED FOR PARTIES.    IT HAS TWO LARGE
NEW RESTROOMS AND IT OVERLOOKS THE  MAQUOKETA RIVER.
ON THE BACK SIDE, BEHIND THE ABOVE, ARE CAMPING SITES.
NOW, ROOM FOR 7 AND MORE WILL BE MADE LATER.    ALL 7 ARE RESERVED
FOR THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.
LOOKING DOWNSTREAM....
LOOKING DOWNSTREAM...YOU CAN JUST SEE
THE LAKEHURST DAM.
J.C. AND DARLENE  HAVE A CAMPER OUT THERE AND SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN IT.   SO IF YOU WANT
TO RENT THE DECK OR A  CAMPING SPACE, YOU
MIGHT DRIVE-OUT AND TALK TO THEM, OR YOU CAN CALL J.C. AT 1-319-480-3965.
  


THE 138TH ANNUAL MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT 2016, MAY 22ND,  AT THE AIR-CONDITIONED MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL GYM.

HER TALK...AS VICE-PRINCIPAL, KEVIN BOWMAN (FOOTBALL COACH) LISTENS AND THE OTHER GRADUATE SPEAKER WAS SARAH TABOR BELOW.    THE HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR DIRECTED  BY JOEL HAGEN
SANG TWO SONGS.


Friday, May 20, 2016

FRIDAY DAILY REPORT

MOSTLY CLOUDY TODAY, AND A HIGH OF 70.
TOMORROW, SUNNY AND 75.
SUNDAY, SUNNY AND 79.

STARTS TONIGHT AT THE
VOY THEATRE IN MAQUOKETA.

SPORTS:
AT THE STATE TRACK MEET YESTERDAY, THE MAQUOKETA GIRL'S 4 BY 100
METER SHUTTLE RELAY TEAM JUST MISSED QUALIFYING FOR THE FINALS....
BY A HALF-SECOND.   THE TEAM CONSISTS OF HAILEY SCHWENKER,
BREE BENNIS, SHELBY PETTYJOHN AND JANEY SAUNDERS.
CARDINAL JACOB KLOFT RAN IN THE PRELIMINARIES OF THE 3-A  ONE-HUNDRED METER DASH BUT DID NOT QUALIFY FOR THE FINALS.
MAQUOKETA JUNIOR JANEY SAUNDERS HAS QUALIFIED FOR THE FINALS IN THE GIRLS CLASS 3-A ONE-HUNDRED METER HURDLES.   TODAY SHE
FINISHED 7TH IN THE PRELIMINARY RACE RUNNING IN A TIME OF 15.99.
THE FASTEST TIME WAS 14.89.    JANEY WILL BE IN THE FINAL FIELD OF  EIGHT WITH THE RACE STARTING AT 12:35 TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT DRAKE STADIUM IN DES MOINES.

IN  BOYS SOCCER LAST NIGHT, MAQUOKETA 5, DAVENPORT WEST 1.

TODAY, IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA, A LOT OF WORK WAS DONE AND
IS STILL BEING DONE ON SHORT JAMES STREET RUNNING EAST AND WEST
NORTH OF THE DECKER HOTEL AND ALONG THE SOUTH LAWN OF THE
POST OFFICE.....
THE STREET IS A LITTLE WIDER THAN IT WAS AND THE ABOVE SIDEWALK IS
ABOUT A FOOT WIDER.
TODAY, THEY POURED A RETAINING WALL ALONG THE POST OFFICE LAWN.
THERE WAS NONE BEFORE.    AND THE SPACE BETWEEN THE RETAINING
WALL AND THE CURB FOR THE STREET WILL BE SIDEWALK.   AGAIN, THERE
WAS NONE BEFORE.    THE DROP BOX FOR MAIL WILL BE AT THE EAST
END OF THE CURB.
BELOW A FARTHER BACK PHOTO OF THE STREET AS IT LOOKED THIS
AFTERNOON.     END RESULT, A MUCH BETTER STREET THAN THE OLD
ONE, A BIG IMPROVEMENT.

AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING THIS WEEK, THERE WAS A RESIGNATION.
BETH WOLD RESIGNED AS SCHOOL COLOR GUARD INSTRUCTOR AND AS THE
2016-2017 TLC INSTRUCTIONAL COACH.   A NEW HIRE:   CASEY CASEL WAS  HIRED AS CARDINAL CUSTODIAN FOR 6 HOURS A DAY AT A RATE OF
$13.85 AN HOUR.    MARTY MARSHALL AS THE 7TH GRADE FOOTBALL COACH.
BECKY CLAUS AS DANCE TEAM COACH.    JUSTIN HOFFMAN AS THE HIGH
SCHOOL MATH INSTRUCTOR.    

SUNDAY, WE WILL BROADCAST THE MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
CEREMONY "LIVE" STARTING AT 2:55 P.M. ON KMAQ-FM AND ON OUR
INTERNET HOME PAGE.     SARA TABOR AND BROOKE LAPKE WILL BE
THE STUDENT SPEAKERS.   THE CLASS IS 124 MEMBERS.   

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

DENNIS VOY


 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

THURSDAY DAILY REPORT

SUNNY AND 71 TODAY...
GREAT FORECAST TOMORROW THROUGH MONDAY.


THANKS FOR CHECKING IN.

DENNIS VOY

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

SUNNY AND WARM TODAY.
THE REST OF THE WEEK LOOKS GOOD, ESPECIALLY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

IN SPORTS:
THE MAQUOKETA GIRL'S GOLF TEAM HOSTED A TRI-ANGULAR MEET 
YESTERDAY AT THE MAQUOKETA COUNTRY CLUB.    PLEASANT  VALLEY
TOOK FIRST PLACE.    MAQUOKETA SECOND WITH A 214  AND CLINTON THIRD.   TAYLOR THEDE SHOT A 45.    ALLISON HUTE, 53.    CARLENE PAUL, 58,
LARUSA CARSON, 58..... MAKING A 214 TOTAL.

BOYS SOCCER, AT GOODENOW FIELD, MAQUKETA BOYS 5, MARION 1.
JOEY LYON  HAD 2 GOALS AND ASSISTS.

OVER $400,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT A HIGH SCHOOL ASSEMBLY AT MAQUOKETA HIGH THIS MORNING.    VERY GOOD!!
THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY PRESENTED FOUR.    ON KMAQ'S HOME PAGE...... CLICK-ON THE ROTARY BUTTON FOR A PHOTO OF THE FOUR.    ALSO ON THE ROTARY PAGE, READ ABOUT THE MAQUOKETA HOSPITAL AS TOLD BY THE HOSPITAL PRESIDENT (SINCE 2001) KEVIN BURNS.











THIRTEEN MAQUOKETA SENIORS WHO WILL GRADUATE THIS SUNDAY, RECEIVED THEIR TWO YEAR DEGREES FROM CLINTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE MONDAY.    NINE RECEIVED THEIR ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE:  SULTAN AJROJA, MIKAYLA ANDERSEN,  BENJAMIN DAVISON, WILLIAM DAVISON,  JULIA DILTZ, TAYLOR FISHWILD, KAILIER HAZER, REESE RUPPERT, AND CARLI STRATHMAN.    AND FOUR STUDENTS RECEIVED THEIR ASSOCIATE OF ARTS AND ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREES:   KADIE DULL, BROOKE LAPKE, JACKSON ROLLING, AND KARA MUELLER.  QUITE A THING TO GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND AT THE SAME TIME, GET A COLLEGE DEGREE.     

TED STRAIT TOLD ME THIS AFTERNOON THAT LAST NIGHT WAS THE FIRST NIGHT OF THE 2016 FARMERS MARKET IN MAQUOKETA AND IT WAS A BIG SUCCESS.   HELD AT THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS PARKING LOT, IT FEATURED
MANY OF LAST YEAR'S VENDORS AND SOME NEW ONES, INCLUDING SOME
OUT OF STATE VENDORS.    ONE OF THE NEW VENDORS SOLD A LOT OF
KETTLE POPCORN AND ANOTHER SOLD CUT FLOWERS GROWN OVER THE WINTER AT THE PERSON'S HOME. 

YES, THE MAQUOKETA FIREMEN WILL HAVE ANOTHER BIG BREAKFAST
IN JUNE AT THE FIRE STATION AND YES, THERE WILL BE A FATHER'S DAY BREAKFAST AT THE MAQUOKETA AIRPORT AGAIN THIS YEAR.

ALWAYS START YOUR DAY WITH A GOOD BREAKFAST...EVERY DAY.

DENNIS VOY
DENNIS VOY

 



















Tuesday, May 17, 2016

TUESDAY DAILY REPORT

PARTLY SUNNY TODAY AND HIGH OF 63.
THURSDAY, 67.
FRIDAY, 69.
IN 70'S SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING LAST NIGHT.
A NEW POLICE CAR WAS PURCHASED, THROUGH A STATE BID, FROM STIVER'S FORD-LINCOLN IN DES MOINES, OF $26,409.
A REQUEST WAS DENIED FOR A WAIVER ON SNOW REMOVAL ON A SIDEWALK
THAT LEADS TO NO-WHERE.
IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE ENTIRE 100 BLOCK OF SOUTH MAIN WILL
BE CLOSED NEST WEEK FOR RE-CONSTRUCTION AND THAT THOSE
EFFECTED ARE URGED TO ATTEND THE 8 A.M.  WEEKLY MEETING AT CITY HALL FOR DETAILS ON THE CLOSING.
AND A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL WAS SET FOR MAY 23RD FOR A
BUDGET AMENDMENT AND WILL START AT 6:30 P.M. AND OPEN AT CITY
HALL TO THE PUBLIC.

AT THE SUPERVISORS MEETING TODAY, THERE WAS MORE DISCUSSION ON
4 DAY 10 HOUR  SHIFTS THIS SUMMER FOR SECONDARY ROAD EMPLOYEES.
THE ISSUE WILL BE VOTED-ON AT NEXT TUESDAY'S MEETING.

THE PEACE PIPE PLAYER'S $500 PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
GOES TO LOUREN KILBURG, A SENIOR AT BELLEVUE MARQUETTE HIGH
SCHOOL.  SHE IS DAUGHTER OF GARY AND TRICIA KILBURG WILL WILL BE
ATTENDING NORTHERN IOWA THIS FALL.
LOUREN ON LEFT AND ON RIGHT, ROBYN LANE, PRESIDENT OF THE
PEACE PIPE PLAYERS.

A BOY WAS BORN MAY 14TH TO ADAM AND MELISSA HANKEMEIER OF
CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE.    PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS ARE DAVID HANKEMIER OF ANDREW AND PAM AND DOUG DEMOSS OF MONMOUTH.
GREAT-GRANDMOTHER IS CAROL YOEMAN OF MAQUOKETA.

HAVE A GOOD WEDNESDAY.

DENNIS VOY








Monday, May 16, 2016

MONDAY DAILY REPORT

AFTER  A COOL WEEKEND.....TODAY, SUNNY AND 70.
THE REST OF THE WEEK SHOULD BE NICE.
IN THE KMAQ AREA, THERE WILL BE 7 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATIONS SUNDAY (INCLUDING MAQUOKETA'S) AND SUNDAY'S FORECAST LOOKS GOOD.

HAVE  A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY

Friday, May 13, 2016

FRIDAY DAILY REPORT

SUNSHINE MOST OF TODAY AND THEN AS FORECAST, THE RAIN STARTED
AT 3 THIS AFTERNOON.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WILL BE SUNNY BUT A LITTLE COOLER THAN
SHOULD BE AT THIS TIME OF YEAR.

JACKSON COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF RUSS LONG INVESTIGATED AN ACCIDENT YESTERDAY AT AROUND 11:45 A.M. ON 82ND AVENUE.    KYLE HARLAND, AGE 19, OF NORTH ARCADE STREET WAS GOING SOUTH ON 82ND AVENUE AND APPROACHING A BRIDGE WHEN AN UNKNOWN VEHICLE INTENTIONALLY BUMPED THE REAR OF HIS VEHICLE, CAUSING HIM TO LOOSE CONTROL AND THEN HE STRUCK THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRIDGE.    HIS 2,000 DODGE  RECEIVED $2,000 IN DAMAGES AND HE WAS NOT INJURED.    A PASSENGER, 7-MONTH OLD JOHN BENTHIN WAS TAKEN TO THE MAQUOKETA HOSPITAL TO BE CHECKED FOR INJURIES AND NO SERIOUS INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

A MAQUOKETA MAN WHO HAS SERVED MORE THAN 30 YEARS IN PRISON FOR A 1984 MURDER RECENTLY WAS GRANTED WORK RELEASE.    MITCHELL J. RONEK, AT AGE 17, KILLED TOM GOODWIN OF MAQUOKETA IN 1984 AT THE HURST HOTEL.   HE WAS TRIED AS AN ADULT AND SENTENCED IN 1985 TO LIFE IN PRISON.  HE WILL DO THE WORK RELEASE AT A FACILITY IN CEDAR RAPIDS.

TOM DEVINE, MAQUOKETA CHAMBER DIRECTOR, LAST NIGHT WAS
ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE JACKSON COUNTY TOURISM ASSOCIATION AT THE ANNUAL MEETING IN  PRESTON.     HE REPLACES DARYL PARKER,
WHO IS THE  DIRECTOR OF JACKSON COUNTY CONSERVATION AND WHO
HAS HELD THE TOURISM JOB THE PAST  2 YEARS.    DEVINE ALSO WAS AWARDED THE PROMOTIONAL PARTNER AWARD, PRESENTED ANNUALLY AT THE DINNER, TO THE TOURISM MEMBER FOR CONTINUOUS PROMOTION OF
TOURISM IN JACKSON COUNTY.

IN HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER LAST NIGHT, BOTH THE MAQUOKETA BOYS
AND GIRLS SOCCER TEAMS WON OVER NORTHEAST.   THE GIRLS WON
3 TO 0 AND THE BOYS, 3 TO 1.

THEY POURED CONCRETE ON THE SHORT STREET NEXT TO THE DECKER
HOTEL TODAY.    THE FIRST STREET TO GET RE-PAVED.    BECAUSE OF THE RAIN, THEY HAD TO COVER IT WITH A TARP.

BRAD DEERY WAS ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE IOWA AUTOMOBILE DEALER'S ASSOCIATION AT THE ANNUAL MEETING.   HE PREVIOUSLY SERVED AS A DISTRICT DIRECTOR AND IN 2014, AS THE ASSOCIATION SECRETARY.   THE TRADE ORGANIZATION REPRESENTS MORE THAN 300 CAR AND TRUCK
DEALERS IN THE STATE.     BRAD HAS DEALERSHIPS IN MAQUOKETA,
PLEASANT HILL AND BURLINGTON.    

HAVE A NICE WEEKEND.

DENNIS VOY




Thursday, May 12, 2016

THURSDAY DAILY REPORT

CLOUDY THIS MORNING....SUNNY THIS AFTERNOON AND 65.
TOMORROW AGAIN, 65 WITH CHANCE OF AFTERNOON RAIN.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, SUNNY AND MID TO  UPPER 50'S.

THE 11TH WEEKLY UPDATE CAME AT 8 THIS MORNING AT CITY HALL.
GAS LINE WORK ON QUARRY STREET WILL BE WRAPPED UP THIS WEEK.
PAVING OF EAST QUARRY WILL START MAY 30TH.   THE QUARRY AND
2ND STREET AND QUARRY AND OLIVE STREET INTERSECTIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO BE OPEN BY JULY 18TH.
CREWS WILL PROBABLY PAVE THE SHORT STRETCH OF JAMES STREET
BETWEEN AND DECKER AND THE POST OFFICE FRIDAY.   THERE WILL BE
A WIDER SIDEWALK ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF THE DECKER HOTEL.
THE STREET WILL BE 29 FEET WIDE AND THERE WILL BE A RETAINING
WALL ERECTED ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE POST OFFICE LAWN.
IT WILL TAKE UP TO 7 DAYS FOR THE CEMENT TO CURE AND THEN
JAMES STREET WILL BE OPEN. 

THE MAQUOKETA CLASS OF 2016 BACCALAUREATE SERVICE WENT WELL
LAST NIGHT WITH A GOOD ATTENDANCE AT THE METHODIST CHURCH.
IT FEATURED A GOOD MESSAGE BY PASTOR SWANSON AND GOOD
MUSIC BY HIGH SCHOOL SINGERS.   YES..IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT.
WHILE IT WAS GOING ON, THERE WAS A THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR ALL OF CLINTON COUNTY.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL BROTHER-SISTER
DUO OF CAM AND TAYLOR THEDE.    THE TWO GOLFERS BOTH EARNED
SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE  HONORS AS A RESULT OF THEIR PLACINGS IN THE WAMAC SUPER CONFERENCE GOLF MEETS THIS WEEK.
MONDAY, CAM THEDE, A SENIOR, SHOT AN 81, WHICH PUT HIM IN A TIE FOR
11TH PLACE IN THE CONFERENCE.    AND TUESDAY, SISTER TAYLOR THEDE,
A SOPHOMORE, CARDED A 99, GOOD FOR 12TH PLACE IN THE CONFERENCE.

GLEN MOHR, 76, OF WELTON DIED YESTERDAY AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
IN IOWA CITY.    HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE DIANA, 4 CHILDREN,
A SISTER, AND 2 BROTHERS, INCLUDING MARVIN MOHR OF MAQUOKETA.
THE FUNERAL IS NEXT TUESDAY AT THE SCHULTZ FUNERAL HOME IN
DEWITT,

DID YOU HEAR?   THE CUBS LOST TWO GAMES YESTERDAY?

GO CARDINALS.

DENNIS VOY

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

WEDNESDAY DAILY REPORT

SUNNY TODAY AND 70 FOR A HIGH.

SPORTS:
SOCCER LAST NIGHT, THE MT. VERNON BOYS DEFEATED MAQUOKETA
2 TO 0.
IN GOLF, THE GIRL'S WAMAC MEET WAS HELD WITH 15 TEAMS.
WESTERN DUBUQUE WON IT AND THE CARDS FINISHED IN 14TH PLACE.

 CHAD GRUVER SPOKE AT ROTARY TODAY.   FOR MORE ABOUT HIS JOB,
 GO TO THE KMAQ HOME PAGE AND CLICK-ON THE ROTARY BUTTON.

LIKE CAVES?    CAMP WYOMING, OFF HIGHWAY 64 EAST OF WYOMING,
HAS 4 CAVES.   THE CAMP IS PRIVATELY OWNED BUT EVERYONE IS
WELCOME TO EXPLORE THE CAVES ALONG BEAR CREEK.    HORSETHIEF
CAVE IS 50 FEET LONG AND CARRIES WITH IT STORIES OF THE HORSE THIEVES WHO  ONCE HUNG OUT THERE.    THE FATMAN'S MISERY CAVE
IS A BELLY CRAWL IN SPOTS.     MYSTERY CAVE LEADS TO A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MAZE OF WHITE WALLS.    AND BOBCAT CAVE IS A ROCK
TUBE CRAWLWAY THAT MEANDERS.    TO EXPLORE THE CAVES, CALL
IN ADVANCE, 563-488-3893.

MORE PHOTOS OF DOWNTOWN RE-CONSTRUCTION.....
THEY ARE GETTING READY TO PAVE THE SHORT STREET NEXT TO THE
DECKER AND SOUTH OF THE POST OFFICE.

MOTHER'S DAY STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE VOY THEATRE.

THE MAQUOKETA BACCALAUREATE SERVICE IS AT 7 TONIGHT AT THE
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN MAQUOKETA.   PASTOR ERIC SWANSON OF THE FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH WILL BE GUEST SPEAKER.
IT WILL BE BROADCAST ON KMAQ AM AND FM AND ALSO ON KMAQ WEB
SITE.    GO TO WWW.KMAQ.COM AND CLICK-ON THE LITTLE RADIO.

THANKS FOR CHECKING IN.

DENNIS VOY

Monday, May 09, 2016

MONDAY DAILY REPORT

CONTRACTORS ARE BUSY WORKING ON THE NEW SAVANNA-SABULA BRIDGE PROJECT.   

SEND $12 ... CHECK TO AMERICAN LEGION POST 75 ... TO KMAQ, BOX 940,
MAQUOKETA, IA  52060.     YOU WILL THEN HAVE 48 CHANCES TO WIN
$25 CASH.     THEY DRAW 4 NAMES EVERY MONTH, STARTING IN
JUNE AND THROUGH MAY OF NEXT YEAR.    

WANT A TICKET TO WIN THIS CAR OR $15,000 CASH?    MAKE CHECK OUT
TO BELLEVUE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND SEND IT TO..... KMAQ,
(A CHAMBER MEMBER) BOX 940, MAQUOKETA, IOWA  52060

THE FAMOUS LOCAL PRAIRIE CREEK RUNS THROUGH HORSESHOE POND
PARK, THE NEW PRAIRIE CREEK PARK JUST EAST OF MAQUOKETA AND
THE PRAIRIE CREEK GOLF COURSE AT MAQUOKETA.

HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

DENNIS VOY




Friday, May 06, 2016

FRIDAY DAILY REPORT

IT IS  HOT IN MAQUOKETA TODAY...IN 80'S.    FOR JUST ONE DAY THOUGH.   BUT REST OF THE WEEKEND WILL BE A LITTLE COOLER AND NICE...
FOR MOTHER'S DAY!

NANCY AND I ENJOYED OUR TWO DAYS IN ST. LOUIS.   I TOLD YOU THE
CARDS WOULD WIN 3 OF 4 AND I WOULD SEE TWO OF THE WINS.
THAT'S THE WAY IT WENT.

MAIN AND PLATT IS LOOKING LIKE THIS TODAY....

DOWNTOWN BUSINESS PLACES ARE WORKING HARD TO KEEP CUSTOMERS
WHILE THE CONSTRUCTION GOES ON.   THE DECKER  HOTEL RESTAURANT
ANNOUNED THIS WEEK THAT THEY ARE HAVING A "DROP OFF MENU"
FOR LUNCH DELIVERY....

SPORTS:
GIRL'S SOCCER TUESDAY, WESTERN DUBUQUE 6, MAQUOEKTA 0.
YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) CLINTON 3, MAQUOKETA.
BOY'S SOCCER, TUESDAY, MAQUOKET 4 WESTERN DUBUQUE 1
BOY'S GOLF, YESTERDAY AT DEWITT, DEWITT 172, MAQUOKETA 192.


IN MAQUOKETA AREA...TATTOOS ARE BIG!   SINCE JANUARY, MAQUOKETA HAS HAD A TATTOO SHOP....."RESURRECTION INK" .....AT 124 WEST PLATT STREET.    IT IS OWNED BY DAN GREENHALGH OF THE QUAD CITIES.
HE HAS TWO OTHER SHOPS, EACH WITH A DIFFERENT NAME, AT DAVENPORT AND LEON.   AN EMPLOYEE (GOES BY GLENN)  OPENS THE OFFICE HERE, BUT DOES NOT DO TATTOO WORK.    MOST OF THE TATTOOS ARE DONE BY OWNER DAVE (HE'S BEEN DOING THEM FOR OVER 25 YEARS), OR MAQUOKETA TATTOO ARTIST MATT LOY WHO HAS OVER 5 YEARS EXPERIENCE.   OWNER DAN SCHEDULES TATTOO JOBS AT ALL 3 OF HIS LOCATIONS.    IN MAQUOKETA, THEY ARE OPEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FROM 10 A.M. UNTIL 7 P.M.   CURRENTLY, THEY ARE BOOKED UP FOR 2 MONTHS, BUT SOMETIMES CAN SCHEDULE A JOB EARLIER.    A TATTOO IS $50 MINIMUM AND $100 AN HOUR.   THE AVERAGE
TATTOO CAN BE DONE IN ABOUT 2 HOURS IN THE CHAIR BELOW...
MOST TATTOOS ARE TO THE ARM, RIBS OR LEGS....SOME TO PARTS YOU
WILL NOT SEE.    YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM HUNDREDS OF DESIGNS IN THE SHOP AND ON THEIR FACEBOOK, OR YOU CAN, WITH DAN'S HELP, DESIGN  YOUR OWN.   AND IF YOU HAVE ONE YOU DON'T LIKE, OR IT MAY BE FADING A LITTLE, THEY OFFER COFFERUP'S...A TATTOO OVER ONE YOU ALREADY HAVE.    THERE IS NO PAIN WHEN GETTING A TATTOO, MORE LIKE THE FEEL OF A MILD SUNBURN AND IT WILL ONLY LASTS FOR A COUPLE DAYS.     YES, YOU CAN HAVE DAN REMOVE A TATTOO!    THERE ARE TWO PHONE NUMBERS FOR THE MAQUOKETA SHOP....563-529-2702 AND 563-748-0071.
GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE.    THEY ALSO DO "LETTERING" OF SIGNS
AND VEHICLES.    JUST RECENTLY, THEY DID ALL THE LETTERING ON A
STOCK CAR.

THE GORDY AND DEBBIE COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW FROM BRANSON IS
SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER IN MAQUOKETA.
DOORS OPEN AT 6 AND THE SHOW STARTS AT 7, FEATURING ALL OF YOUR
FAVORITE COUNTRY HITS OF THE PAST.   TICKETS AR $22 IN ADVANCE,
AT OSTERHAUS PHARMACY OR YOUR PHARMACY STORE IN BELLEVUE
AND PRESTON.

GREAT GIVE DAY THIS WEEK TURNED OUT TO BE A HUGE SUCCESS FOR NON-PROFIT GROUPS.   THE TOTAL RECEIVED BY THE 17 GROUPS IN
JACKSON COUNTY WAS $31,855.   THAT BY FAR BROKE THE RECORD OF LAST YEAR OF $20,784.     FINAL TOTAL NEXT WEEK IS EXPECTED TO BE EVEN
HIGHER.     THE GRANT WOODS MISSISSIPPI REGION RECEIVED THE MOST GIFTS...A TOTAL OF 39... AND $8,5613.     FRIENDS OF JACKSON COUNTY  CONSERVATION RECEIVED $2,221.     MAQUOKETA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
DISTRICT EDUCATION FUND $2,641.    SACRED HEART SCHOOL, $2,771.

LINDA COOK OF THE QC TIMES GAVE CIVEL WAR 4 STARS.   IT WILL HAVE A HUGE WEEKEND.   OPENS TONIGHT DOWNTOWN AND AT THE DRIVE-IN.

A MAQUOKETA MAN WAS IN A CAR-DEER ACCIDENT THIS WEEK ON HIGHWAY 61.   GARY MOHL, 77, WAS NOT HURT WHEN HIS 2011 CHRYSLER VAN STRUCK
A DEER TUESDAY NIGHT, CAUSING DAMAGE AROUND $8,000.

A MAQUOKETA MAN, MATTHEW BOWLING, 18, WAS IN AN ACCIDENT
YESTERDAY AFTERNOON ON THE CAVES ROAD AND INTERSECTION OF
93RD STREET.  HE WAS SOUTHBOUND AND APPROACHED A SLOW-MOVING
VEHICLE THAT WAS ATTEMTING TO TURN ONTO 93RD STREET.   BOWLING
TRIED TO MISS THE TURNING VEHICLE AND DROVE INTO THE WEST DITCH
AND STRUCK A PRIVATE DRIVE, WENT AIRBORNE, AND THEN BACK ON TO
THE RAOD WHERE HE STOPPED FACING EAST.    CHARGES ARE PENDING.
NO INJURIES, EXCEPT THE PASSENGER WITH BOWLING COMPLAINED OF
WRIST INJURIES.    THE 2006 PICKUP OWNED BY MARY RAUCH OF BALDWIN
RECEIVED AN ESTIMATED $2,500 DAMAGE.

HERE'S A PHOTO IN THE GREEN EVENT SPACE OF DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA, OF THE NEW CONCRETE PAD FOR THE STAGE WITH A SIDEWALK LEADING FROM THE STREETS TO THE PAD ON BOTH SIDES.    ON THIS STAGE THIS SUNDAY NIGHT, THE FIRST OF 5 SUNDAY NIGHT FREE CONCERTS, SPONSORED BY THE MAQUOKETA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
ENTERTAINMENT BY.....

BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIR.    THE CONCERT FROM 6 UNTIL 8  P.M.

BELOW, SEE PHOTO AND NAMES OF THE SCHOLAR SENIORS HONORED THIS PAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT BY THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB.



HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
DENNIS VOY