Sunday, April 30, 2017

SUNDAY DAILY

TODAY, THE 287TH  FARMER'S CREEK SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION WAS
HELD AT 11 A.M. AT THE FULTON CHURCH, NORTH OF MAQUOKETA.     THIS
CONVENTION IS THE OLDEST OF ITS KIND IN THE UNITED STATES, STARTED
IN JACKSON COUNTY DURING THE CIVIL WAR IN 1878.   IT STARTED WITH 15
CHURCHES AND 15 SCHOOLS AND IN THE EARLY YEARS, MET TWICE A YEAR IN THE SPRING AND FALL.   LATER YEARS, ONLY ONCE ANNUALLY AND NOW
MEET THE LAST SUNDAY OF APRIL, ROTATING BETWEEN THREE CHURCHES,
PICTURED ABOVE AT THE BOTTOM THEIR BANNER WHICH IS PASSED TO
THE  HOST CHURCH EACH YEAR.    THE THREE ARE:   THE FULTON CHURCH,
THE EAST IRON HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH AND THE  COMMUNITY OF
CHRIST CHURCH, CORNER OF WESTERN AVENUE AND WESLEY DRIVE IN
MAQUOKETA.    THE "CONVENTION" HAS OFFICERS, A TREASURY AND
CONDUCTS THEIR ANNUAL MEETING RIGHT AFTER THE HOUR LONG SUNDAY
WORSHIP SERVICE.   THEN, AFTER THE MEETING, THERE IS THE POTLUCK
DINNER.    HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS TAKEN BY ME.   THE PHOTOS WILL
BE NO-NAMES-UNDER-THEM, AS I CANNOT REMEMBER EVERYONE.
RED HENTON IS IN A PHOTO,  HIS GRANDSON MATT WALKER WHO HAS BEEN THE FULTON CHURCH ORGANIST FOR 21 YEARS, JUDY TONDERUM, EAST IRON HILL PASTOR SUSAN LeBLANC,  AND LAUREL BAKER, THE "CONVENTION" PRESIDENT FROM THE EAST IRON HILL CHURCH, AND OTHERS.

THANK GOD FOR ALL OUR LITTLE COUNTRY CHURCHES STILL REMAINING.
DO YOUR SELF A FAVOR AND ATTEND A SERVICE SOON AT 9 A.M. SOME
SUNDAY AT THE EAST IRON HILL CHURCH OR ONE OF TWO SUNDAYS A
MONTH AT AT THE FULTON CHURCH,  BOTH OUT IN THE COUNTRY.    THE
FULTON CHURCH WAS ABOUT TO BE TORN DOWN BECAUSE OF HIGHWAY 61 CONSTRUCTION AND RED HENTON LEAD A DRIVE TO SAVE IT AND MOVE IT
TO FULTON, WHERE IT WAS RESTORED AND A BASEMENT ADDED.
NANCY AND I AGAIN ENJOYED OUR VISIT TO THE FULTON CHURCH.
AND OH YES..THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT!


DENNIS VOY....

CLICK-ON "OLDER POSTS" BELOW AND SEE THE SATURDAY DAILY, FEATURING A PROGRAM IN THE DOWNTOWN GREEN SPACE AND THE MARCH IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA SATURDAY MORNING.







Saturday, April 29, 2017

SATURDAY DAILY

THE NATIONAL  "PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH"  WAS HELD THIS MORNING
IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.    ORGANIZERS INCLUDED MEMBERS OF
"INDIVISABLE JACKSON COUNTY" AND THE JACKSON COUNTY DEMOCRATS.
HEADING IT UP, KAREN MANNING AND ROBERTA ROSHEIM, BOTH OF
MAQUOKETA.     IT STARTED AT 9:30 IN THE "GREEN SPACE" IN DOWNTOWN
MAQUOKETA AND ENDED UP ABOUT 10:15 WITH THE MARCH NORTH ON
MAIN STREET,  PAST KMAQ AND TO THE POST OFFICE.     SEN. TOD BOWMAN
OF MAQUOKETA GAVE A SHORT ADDRESS BEFORE THE WALK AND MUSIC
ON STAGE WAS PRESENTED BY CHUCK JORGENSEN AND DAVE MANNING,
MEMBERS OF MAQUOKETA'S OWN "BLACK VELVET BAND".   THEIR
OPENING SONG WAS "THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND".    ALL TOGETHER, IN
THE "GREEN SPACE" AND 0N THE MARCH ON MAIN STREET,  AROUND
50 ADULTS AND CHILDREN PARTICIPATED, DESPITE COOL WEATHER.

DENNIS VOY

Friday, April 28, 2017

Wet FRIDAY DAILY

TERRIBLE WEATHER....I'M UNHAPPY WITH IT.
EVERYONE IS UNHAPPY, ESPECIALLY FARMERS.

 JACKSON SENTINEL
DEC 20, 1969
I WAS 30 THEN
WILL BE 78 NEXT THURSDAY
PHOTO BELOW, SAME PAPER
I STILL GET TIRED AT MEETINGS!
THE OTHER 5 ARE GONE...LARRY DIED LAST, 2 YEARS AGO, AT AGE 94.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND!
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

THURSDAY DAILY


FAMILY DOUBLE FEATURE THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE 61 DRIVE-IN THEATRE 5 MILES SOUTH OF MAQUOKETA.    "THE BOSS BABY"
AND "SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE"  BOTH RATED PG.

BOYS GOLF YESTERDAY IN MAQUOKETA.  8 TEAMS.   DEWITT TOOK
FIRST.
MAQUOKETA 6TH, WITH ABE BECKER HAVING BEST SCORE, 86.
RACE CUCKLER OF CASCADE WAS MEDALIST WITH A VERY GOOD 71.


THE FIRST STOCK CAR RACES OF THE SEASON THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT
THE FAIRGROUNDS TRACK IN MAQUOKETA.

WE ALL KNOW, MAQUOKETA IS "THE TIMBER CITY" WITH LOTS OF DOGS AND SO, NOT ENOUGH TREES.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

WEDNESDAY DAILY

THE MAQUOKETA KIWANIS CLUB ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF OUTING, DINNER AND AUCTION WILL BE ON MAY 24TH AT THE MAQUOKETA COUNTRY CLUB.
FOR DETAILS AND OR TO SIGN-UP, COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE DON CARSON, KEVIN BURNS, BOB GAVIN, DAVID SYBESMA AND DOUG KNICKREHM.
IT IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR GOLF EVENTS OF THE YEAR.    FULL
SIGN-UP IS $450 PER TEAM, AND JUST THE DINNER IS $25 A PERSON.

MAQUOKETA CARDINAL GIRLS GOLF YESTERDAY, AT THE WESTERN DUBUQUE INVITATIONAL, DUBUQUE SENIOR WON IT AND MAQUOKETA
CAME IN 6TH.   TAYLOR THEDE SHOW AT 108 AND CARLENE PAUL 110.

BOYS GOLF AT EASTON VALLEY INVITATIONAL, CAMANCHE 1ST, MAQUOKETA 4TH.    FOR MAQUOKETA, KANE KOOP 85 AND  PARKER NEMMERS ALSO 85.




ON SALE HERE AT KMAQ.     WILL BE A GOOD GAME.

MANY OF YOU KNOW HER.   SHE GAVE A GOOD INTERESTING PROGRAM AT ROTARY TODAY...
AT KMAQ HOME PAGE, CLICK-ON ROTARY
BLUE BLOG AND FIND OUT WHAT AROUND 20 
MAQUOKETA WOMAN ARE DOING WEEK-AFTER- WEEK AT FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH.




A KMAQ AUCTION SHOW EVERY, YES EVERY SATURDAY IN MAY, FROM 9 A.M. UNTIL 11  A.M.





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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

TUESDAY DAILY


MAQUOKETA  CARDINAL SPORTS:

BOYS GOLF YESTERDAY IN MAQUOKETA AT COUNTRY CLUB....
ANAMOSA 169 MAQUOKETA 189
GAGE CARNER SHOT A 44 FOR MAQUOKETA.

THE DRAKE RELAYS TAKE PLACE THIS WEEK IN DES MOINES.
MAQUOKETA QUALIFIED 5 ATHLETES IN 2 EVENTS BUT WILL NOT
SEND  ANYONE TO THE RELAYS DO TO AN ENTRY PROBLEM, ACCORDING
TO MAQUOKETA ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR TOM GRUENWALD.

GIRLS GOLF AT WEST DELAWARE INVITATIONAL YESTERDAY.
DUBUQUE WAHLERT 1ST PLACE.
MAQUOKETA 8TH (LAST)
FOR CARDS, BEST SCORE .. A 55 ... BY TAYLOR THEDE.

GIRLS TENNIS:
WESTERN DUBUQUE 9, MAQUOKETA 0

BOYS TENNIS:
MAQUOKETA LOST BY SAME SCORE AS GIRLS

MAQUOKETA'S PROM IS THIS WEEK! 

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Monday, April 24, 2017

MONDAY DAILY

KMAQ HAS FEATURED POLKAS SINCE SIGNING-ON THE AIR IN AUGUST OF 1958.    THE FIRST OWNERS OF KMAQ WERE FROM MONROE, WISCONSIN AND WISCONSIN ALWAYS HAS BEEN ONE OF SEVERAL BIG POLKA STATES.
OUR POLKA PARTY ON KMAQ-AM IS ON FROM 11:20 TO 12:00 A.M.  
  AND ON SUNDAYS, CRAIG EBEL'S "IT'S POLKA TIME" IS ON FROM 3:30 UNTIL 5:30 P.M.

AND, I AM HAPPY TO REPORT THAT A POLKA OUTDOOR CONCERT IS COMING TO DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA ON SUNDAY, MAY 14TH, FROM 6 UNTIL 8 P.M.  ON THE GREEN SPACE STAGE.     FREE, SPONSORED BY THE  MAQUOKETA
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.     AND THE BAND WILL BE ONE OF THE MOST
POPULAR  POLKA BANDS IN THE TRI-STATE ARE:    "BAREFOOT BECKY AND THE IVANHOE DUTCHMAN".
THE CONCERT IS THE FIRST OF THE 2ND ANNUAL SPRING/SUMMER FREE CONCERTS IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA, WITH DIFFERENT GROUPS AND MUSIC EACH TIME.  
YOU WILL LIKE BECKY...(BAREFOOT)... AND HER BAND.    EVEN THOSE NOT
FAMILIAR WITH POLKA MUSIC WILL ENJOY THE HAPPY SOUND OF
POLKAS AND WALTZS.
THE STORY BELOW APPEARED IN MY HOMETOWN WISCONSIN NEWSPAPER LAST WEEK......

MARK MAY 14TH ON YOUR CALENDAR NOW!   MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE POLKA NIGHT IN MAQUOKETA WILL BE COMING HERE.



THE MAQUOKETA "HARD WORKING" ROTARY CLUB
SATURDAY HELPED CLEAR FENCES AT PRAIRIE
CREEK.    JACKSON COUNTY CONSERVATION 
DIRECTOR DARYL PARKER HELPED THE CLUB.

SHE'S A POPULAR MINISTER HERE IN MAQUOKETA.
I GOT THIS PICTURE LAST WEEK WHEN HAVING
COFFEE AT McDONALDS.   PART TIME PASTOR SUSAN LeBLANC
SERVES THE EAST IRON HILL CHURCH....A GREAT
LITTLE CHURCH NORTHWEST OF MAQUOKETA.
VISIT SOMETIME!   SHE IS ALSO PRESIDENT OF THE MAQUOKETA LIONS CLUB.   AND HER HUSBAND RAY IS TREASURER.   NO LONG SERMONS BY HER.

HOW ABOUT THAT HAT, SCARF AND THE SUSPENDERS?

FINIALLY HAD TIME TO TAKE OFF A COUPLE DAYS THIS PAST WEEKEND.    LEFT
TO RIGHT, MY BROHTER CHUCK (BLUE SHIRT) OF MILWAUKEE  .. TERRIBLE PICTURE OF ME .. THEN NANCY JO ..  SISTER-IN-LAW BETTY, WIFE OF BROTHER GERALD OF HORICON    CHUCK IS YOUNGEST AND GERALD IN THE MIDDLE.   ALL 4 YEARS APART.
CHUCK AND GERALD RETIRED.  NANCY AND I OF COURSE CHEERED FOR THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS.    CHUCK, BETTY AND GERALD FOR THE  BREWERS.    CARDINALS WON 4 TO 1....TOOK 3 OF 4 IN THE SERIES AT BEAUTIFUL MILLER PARK.   GREAT WEATHER, BUT THEY STILL THEY HAD THE ROOF CLOSED FOR THE GAME.   
HAD FUN WEEKEND.   ON WAY HOME, STOPPED AT A DULUTH FASCTORY OUTLET
STORE AT MONTICELLO, WISCONSIN (BUSY STORE) AND SPENT AN HOUR AT NEW GLARUS, THE SWISS CITY.   A VERY BUSY TOWN SUNDAY.     A GALENA-LIKE TOURIST
TOWN NORTH OF MONROE, BUT MAYBE EVEN BETTER THAN GALENA.    GET THIS,
I BOUGHT DULUTH UNDERWARE SHORTS FOR $30.   NO, NOT 3 PAIR FOR $30.
GOING DOWN THE HIGHWAY, THERE WAS A HUGE BILLBOARD, AND RIGHT IN MIDDLE
A PICTURE OF THE SHORTS.    THEY ARE WORTH THE MONEY.   I'LL BE ORDERING
SOME MORE.


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Sunday, April 23, 2017

SUNDAY DAILY

LAYERS OF MAQUOKETA IS OVER AND WAS A BIG SUCCESS.
THE BIG WAS SATURDAY AND GOOD WEATHER PREVAILED.
ONE OF THE FEATURED EVENTS SATURDAY TOOK PLACE IN THE GREEN SPACE AND FEATURED MANY OF OUR OWN MICRONESIAN DANCERS. 
AND MANY ENJOYED THE CAR SHOW DOWNTOWN
BY THE CORONADO CAR CLUB.

GOOD MUSIC, FOOD AND OTHER THINGS TO
SEE.

FOR MORE PHOTOS, GO TO DAVID VOY PHOTOS
BLOG  SITE...SEE BOTTOM OF PICTURES.

DENNIS VOY














NO FRIDAY OR SATURDAY DAILY

NO FRIDAY OR SATURDAY DAILY

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

WEDNESDAY DAILY



MONDAY GIRLS GOLF ..WESTERN DUBUQUE 219, MAQUOKETA 249
BEST SCORE FOR CARDINALS, CARLENE PAUL WITH A 55
MONDAY BOYS GOLF .. WEST DELAWARE 312, DYERSVILLE 330 AND
MAQUOKETA 349.    ABE BECKER BEST CARDINAL SCORE, 80
BOYS GOLF TUESDAY, 1ST, DEWITT 321, MAQUOKETA 5TH AT 386 AND ABE BECKER AGAIN LOW FOR CARDS WITH A 94.    AT DEWITT INVITATIONAL.

TUESDAY, BOYS TRACK, GATEWAY CLASSIC AT CLINTON:   CLASS B.
1ST NORTHEAST.   4TH MAQUOKETA.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

TUESDAY DAILY



LEIGHTOH HEPKER ON EASTER SUNDAY WITH HIS GRANDSON.

TODAY ON THE KMAQ "JUST TALK" SHOW, JACKSON COUNTY FAIR MANAGER
LANNY SIMPSON INFORMED OUR LISTENERS THAT THE JACKSON COUNTY
FAIRBOARD HAS SELECTED LEIGHTON AS THE PARADE MARSHALL FOR
THE 2017 JACKSON COUNTY FAIR IN MAQUOKETA.     LEIGHTON STARTED
AT KMAQ AS NEWS DIRECTOR IN 1976 AND SEVERAL YEARS LATER WAS
PROMOTED TO STATION MANAGER.    HE HAS COVERED AND PROMOTED
THE ANNUAL COUNTY FAIR FOR OVER 40 YEARS.     A GOOD CHOICE
LANNY AND FAIRBOARD MEMBERS!     HE STILL HOLDS THE POSITION HERE
AT KMAQ, BUT IS 63 AND HAS RETIRED, TAKING SOCIAL SECURITY AND NOW WORKS PART TIME.  LEIGHTON AND I HAVE ALWAYS BROADCAST THE PARADE TOGETHER ON OPENING WEDNESDAY NIGHT, ON KMAQ.    THIS YEAR I'LL DO IT ALONE AND MISS HIS PARADE DESCRIPTIONS , AS HE AND  CINDY WILL BE IN THE PARADE AT THE START OF IT.     SON DR. JUSTIN AND WIFE, AND SON COLLEGE BASKETBALL COACH ADAM, WIFE AND THEIR DAUGHTER AND SON (LEIGHTON AND CINDY'S GRANDKIDS)  WILL BE ON THE SIDEWALK WATCHING.     

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