Monday, July 15, 2019

MONDAY DAILY

THE MAQUOKETA FIRE DEPARTMENT'S 5TH ANNUAL "BASH ON THE ASH" HELD
SATURDAY NIGHT, WITH GREAT HOT WEATHER, WAS A BIG SUCCESS FROM 5 UNTIL MIDNIGHT, WITH TWO BANDS, LOTS OF COLD DRINKS, LOTS OF FOOD AND
CONVERSATION.     NO ATTENDANCE FIGURE YET, BUT PROBABLY WELL OVER
1,000.    GOOD GOING FIREMEN.    THANKS FOR PUTTING IT ON.
A COUPLE MORE PHOTOS BELOW...
ADAM AND AMBER ON THE BIG STAGE
ADAM'S FOLKS ARE DENNIS AND MARY BECK OF RURAL MAQUOKETA
THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN EARLY AND OF JUST ONE SECTION ON THE
DOWNTOWN GREEN SPACE.    LATER AROUND 10 O'CLOCK YOU
COULD HARDLY WALK IN THE SPACE, IT WAS SO CROWDED.  THERE
WERE TWO HUGE TENTS, MANY PICNIC TABLES AND 10 PORTA POTTIES.



THESE SIGNS ARE STARTING TO SHOW UP ALL OVER TOWN AND THE COUNTY



MAMA J SINGING YESTERDAY AT ONE OF THE BEST LAWN SOCIALS
IN KMAQ-LAND AT THE SUGAR CREEK CHURCH.    PORK AND BEEF.
BINGO TOO.    





   
















"TOY STORY 4"  IS THE FIRST SHOW TONIGHT AT .....9 TONIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY.
STARTING THIS FRIDAY NIGHT,  DISNEY"S "THE LION KING"
IT WILL BE FIRST AT 9 P.M. AND TOY STORY AT 9.     "THE LION KING" ...
THEY ARE SAYING IT WILL BE THE BIGGEST MOVIE OF THE SUMMER 
AND ONE OF DISNEY'S BEST EVER.

THE VOY THEATRE HAD AN ELECTRICAL FIRE AT 2:30 YESTERDAYAFTERNOON.   A BREAKER BOX FIRE IN THE BASEMENT CAUSED SMOKE TO GO INTO THE VOY 3 AUDITORIUM.    NO SHOW IN THAT AUDITORIUM UNTIL REPAIRS AND CLEANING IS DONE.

THE CLINTON COUNTY FAIR (DEWITT) AND GREAT JONES COUNTY FAIR (MONTICELLO)
 BOTH START THIS WEDNESDAY.
JACKSON COUNTY FAIR NEXT WEEK, STARTING WITH THE PARADE.

DENNIS VOY



Monday, July 08, 2019

MONDAY DAILY


A NEW NAME!    THIS SIGN WAS PUT UP LAST WEEK ON EAST PLATT STREET 
IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA, POINTING TO THE GALLERY.    FOR MANY YEARS
IT HAS BEEN THE  "OLD CITY HALL GALLERY" OWNED BY ROSE FRANTZEN.
NOW, THE NEW NAME MAKES GOOD SENSE.    ROSE IS ONE OF THE BEST AND A
VERY FAMOUS ARTIST NATIONWIDE.    HER GALLERY SHOULD HAVE HER NAME.
I HOPE THEY NOW ALSO CHANGE THE NAME ON THE SIDE OF THE GALLERY BY
THE MAIN ENTRANCE.


THIS WAS ON FACEBOOK AND ABOUT THE BIG CHANGES BEING MADE AT  GOODENOW FIELD IN MAQUOKETA.
BUY A BRICK FROM BOB GAVIN AT THE MAQUOKETA STATE BANK.

WHEN I WAS IN THE ARMY IN 1964, MY DIVISION WENT ON A MANUEVER
FROM FORT HOOD, TEXAS TO THE DESERT IN CALIFORNIA AND I WAS ASSIGNED TO
DRIVE A DUECE-AND-A-HALF.    YESTERDAY, I HAD A RIDE IN ONE THAT
BROUGH BACK MEMORIES.     CURT COUNTRYMAN, A MAQUOKETA HIGH GRADUATE,
PURCHASED THIS ONE EARLIER THIS YEAR IN UTAH.   IT IS NOW THE BEST TRUCK
AND TOY HE HAS EVER OWNED.    HIS WIFE IS KATHY MOORE, NANCY'S OLDEST DAUGHTER AND THEY LIVE IN SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS.    ALSO LIVING THERE, THEIR TWO KIDS AND FIVE GRANDKIDS.     BEAUTIFUL DAY YESTERDAY FOR SWIMMING
IN THEIR POOL AND A COOKOUT.    NOTICED LOTS OF "NOT SO GOOD LOOKING"
CORN FIELDS ON THE 2 HOUR DRIVE.
CURT, RETIRED FROM TEACHING THIS PAST MAY, HAS PLENTY TO DO WITH LAWN MOWING  AND  GARDENING.     NANCY AND KATHY WITH POOL BEHIND.    KATHY,
IS SUPERINTENDENT OF THE DISTRICT.      SHE RETIRES AFTER ONE MORE YEAR.
ON THE WAY HOME, NANCY FINDS OUT SHE HAS A 12TH GREAT-[GRANDCHILD, BORN
YESTERDAY TO NATE MOORE AND WIFE  IN LINCOLN.

AND THERE'S KMAQ'S FLOWER GARDEN.     DOING GOOD AND LOOKING GOOD.   

GOOD FORECAST FOR THIS WEEK, WITH COOLER TEMPS AND LITTLE RAIN.
I WILL BE COVERING THE CEDAR COUNTY FAIR THIS WEEK IN TIPTON.
AND WYOMING FAIR THIS WEEKEND.    NEXT WEEK,  THE GREAT JONES COUNTY
FAIR AND CLINTON COUNTY FAIR.    AND THE FINAL WEEK IN  JULY,  THE JACKSON
COUNTY FAIR.


DENNIS VOY







Wednesday, July 03, 2019

WEDNESDAY DAILY

JAY KAHN, DIRECTING THE TIMBER CITY BAND.    IT WAS TAKEN AT TABOR HOME
WINERY JUST NORTH OF BALDWIN LAST SUMMER.   THE BAND WILL BE THERE
THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON FROM 3 UNTIL 6 P.M.    BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIR.
CONCERT IS FREE.     FREE WATER AND LEMONADE TOO.   BRING SOME PICNIC
LUNCH IF YOU LIKE OR FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE, ALONG WITH
TABOR WINE OF COURSE.   TRY CRANBERRY WHISTLE...MY FAVORITE.    THERE
WILL BE A TENT AND PICNIC TABLES.    AND REMEMBER,  JAY IS A WORLD
AUTHORITY ON BAND MUSIC.    YOU WILL LIKE HIS INTRODUCTIONS.  
THE BAND DOES A GREAT JOB WITH TWO OR THREE CONCERTS A SUMMER.
THEY ARE FROM ALL OVER THE AREA, STUDENTS, BAND INSTRUCTORS LIKE JAY.
AND YES....STEVE TUBBS OF MAQUOKETA WILL NO DOUBT BE PLAYING....HE HAS
NOT MISSED A CONCERT SINCE THE BAND STARTED MANY MANY YEARS AGO,
AS THE "AUSTIN AVENUE BAND".

FIREWORKS TOMORROW NIGHT AT BELLEVUE, GRAND MOUND AND OXFORD
JUNCTION.    MAQUOKETA THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE FAIRGROUNDS
STOCK CAR RACES AND FREE AT THE FAIRGROUNDS PARKING AREAS.

KMAQ AM AND FM WILL BE ON THE AIR AS ALWAYS...

WE WISH YOU A  HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
DENNIS VOY




Tuesday, July 02, 2019

TUESDAY DAILY





THE 61 DRIVE-IN ALSO GOT HIT SUNDAY NIGHT.



THE CEDAR RAPIDS ANTIQUE CAR CLUB CAME TO THE 61 DRIVE-INSATURDAY NIGHT...6 CARS.    AND THEY STAYED OVERNIGHT AT THE DECKER HOTEL



TAKE YOUR TREES AND BRANCHES TO ABOVE.   CLICK-ON THE ABOVE TO BETTER BE ABLE TO READ IT.    SITE LOCATED AT SE CORNER OF MAQUOKETA.







DENNIS VOY




Monday, July 01, 2019

MONDAY DAILY


JUNE 30, 2019....JUNE ENDS WITH 70 MPH WINDS IN THE KMAQ AREA..... LATE 
AFTERNOON AROUND 6 P.M. AND AFTER
THIS IS JEFF HOFFMANN'S HOME 10 MILES EAST OF MAQUOKETA ON HIGHWAY 64.    MORE PHOTOS I TOOKTHIS AFTERNOON....JEFF LIVES ALONE HERE.   HIS WIFE DIED FROM BRAIN CANCER ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO.    SHE WAS A LONGTIME BEAUTICIAN ON THE CORNER IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.   JEFF ISA TRUCK DRIVER FOR U.S.F. HOLLANDAND WAS ABOUT TO VISIT HIS MOTHER IN ROCK ISLAND WHEN THE STORM HITHIS 20 YEAR OLD HOME.   HE GOT A CALL FROM A FRIEND AND HURRIED HOME.    THE HOUSE IS INSURED.   
THE GARAGE CAN NOT BE FIXED BUT THERE
IS A GOOD CHANCE THE HOME CAN.
IT IS DAMAGED INSIDE AND OUTSIDE.
NOTE THE CEILING OF KITCHEN...GONE.
NO PET WAS IN THE HOUSE.    



MAQUOKETA IS CLEANING UP DOWNED
TREES AND DOWNED BRANCHES JUST ABOUT ALL OVER TOWN.   THE STORM
CAME FROM THE NORTHWEST AND
CAME DOWN OVER BALDWIN,  TO
MAQUOKETA AND WENT EASTWARD
AND ALSO TO THE SOUTH IN THE QUAD CITY.

I TOOK MY CAMERA TO GET GET SOME
OF THE WORST DAMAGE IN MAQUOKETA...

LONG TIME SINCE MAQUOKETA HAS HAD A STORM LIKE LAST NIGHTS!!

DENNIS VOY


Saturday, June 22, 2019

SATURDAY DAILY

MAYBERRY APPLIANCE MOVED TO THIS FORMER DOLLAR STORE BUILDING THEY
PURCHASED.   THEY STILL HAVE THE OLD BUILDING ACROSS FROM LIBRARY
AND WILL USE IT FOR REPAIR SHOP AND STORAGE.
THEY  HELD A RIBBON CUTTING AND OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY LATE AFTERNOON.
JIM IS STANDING AT DOORWAY THAT WAS FORMED TO BE ABLE TO GO INTO
THE NEXT DOOR ANTIQUE STORE THEY HAVE.     THE BACK OF THE APPLIANCE
STORE ALSO HAS LOTS OF ANTIQUES.   LOTS OF ANTIQUES NOW IN BOTH
BUILDINGS WILL BRING PEOPLE TO MAQUOKETA.
IN THE BUILDING BEHIND JIM IS WHERE YOU CAN GO TO ONE OF TWO STAIRWAYS
TO THEIR DOWNTOWN WINE CELLAR THAT IS VERY POPULAR.

A FEW OTHER PHOTOS BELOW THAT WERE TAKEN IN THE LARGE CORNER BUILDING WHERE THE RIBBON CUTTING WAS HELD....
THANKS GO TO SUE AND JIM FOR THE  DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS THEY OWN AND
HAVE OPEN FOR DOWNTOWN SHOPPERS, ANTIQUERS,  AND PIZZA AND WINE LOVERS.   




KIDS LOVE THE NEW SPLASH PAD IN THE PARK AT DELMAR, PROVIDED BY
DELMAR DEVELOPMENT GROUP.    IT IS OPEN TO ALL KIDS IN THE AREA,
7 DAYS A WEEK.   NO CHARGE.    MIGHT HAVE THEM BRING A TOWELL.
WATCH THE 7 SECOND VIDEO BELOW.    YOU CAN CLICK-ON IT OR GO TO
FULL SCREEN FOR A BETTER VIDEO TO WATCH.

DENNIS VOY




Friday, June 21, 2019

FRIDAY DAILY



NO REPORT/PHOTOS TODAY..

THERE WILL BE SOME PHOTOS TOMORROW .. 


SATURDAY ... INCLUDING 

QUITE A FEW PHOTOS I TOOK THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE  

RIBBON CUTTING AND OPEN HOUSE FOR THE NEW 

LOCATION OF MAYBERRY APPLIANCE IN DOWNTOWN 

MAQUOKETA.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

THURSDAY DAILY

SOME PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR




STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE
VOY THEATRE

THE OLD GRANDSTAND AND THE
NEW BLEACHERS AT THE JACKSON
COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS...TO 
ALMOST DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF SEATS.
FINISHING WORK IS BEING DOWN THIS WEEK.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 2
AT THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER ON EAST PLATT IN MAQUOKETA.

DENNIS VOY