Wednesday, May 22, 2019

WEDNESDAY DAILY

THE MAQUOKETA OPTIMIST CLUB  HELD THEIR ANNUAL RESPECT FOR LAW
DINNER LAST NIGHT AT THE EAGLES CLUB, WITH 65 IN ATTENDANCE.   ABOUT
HALF WERE OPTIMIST MEMBERS AND THE OTHER HALF, LAW ENFORCEMENT
GUESTS.   DOUG MELVOLD WAS THE SPEAKER, TELLING ABOUT A WORLD
WAR SHIP LIKE HIS LATE FATHER, ROBERT, WAS A COMMANDER OF IN WORLD
WAR TWO.   A SHIP THAT MADE A VISIT ON THE MISSISSIPPI LAST YEAR.
ABOVE, SHERIFF KETTMAN PRESENTED DEPUTY SCOTT HEIAR WITH THE
OPTIMIST CLUB'S OFFICER OF THE YEAR, FOR HIS BRAVE ACTIONS ON A COLD
NIGHT LAST YEAR.
HIS PRESENATION READ AS FOLLOWS:
CLICK ON ABOVE TO ENLARGE IT.
BELOW PHOTO IS OF OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMBERS PRESENT.
PHOTO BY LOIS FISCHER.


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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

TUESDAY DAILY


































MAQUOKETA CAVES STATE PARK WILL BE VERY BUSY VERY SOON, WITH OVER 100,000
PEOPLE COMING THIS SUMMER TO RV OR TENT CAMP, PICNIC, WALK, AND MOST WILL GO THROUGH THE CAVES.    NEW IS THE ABOVE SHELTER AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE CAMPING AREA.    THERE ARE AROUND 30 SPOTS FOR  RV'S AND TENTS.    THERE IS A CAMP HOST, BUT HERE IS WHERE VISITORS CAN PAY THE FEE AND GET INSTRUCTIONS.
THE REST ROOMS FOR RV VISITORS AND CAMPERS.

THE NATURE CENTER IS OPEN A LOT BUT NOT ALL THE  TIME.   IT IS WORTH A VISIT AND NO CHARGE OF COURSE.    HAS A NEW REST ROOM BUILDING, AND
IS STAFFED BY VOLUNTEERS.  BUILDING BELOW AT 
THE ENTRANCE TO PARK.

AS VISITORS LEAVE THE CAVES PARK, THIS SIGN INVITES THEM TO VISIT MAQUOKETA ALSO.




THE MAQUOKETA OPTIMIST CLUB PRESENTED FOUR $1,000 SCHOLORSHIPS TO THE STUDENTS IN PHOTO ABOVE....AT THE AWARDS ASSEMBLY MAY 16TH AT THE HIGH SCHOOL.
LEFT TO RIGHT:    STUDENT NGAN HUYNH....OPTIMIST PRESIDENT JANE SCHMIDT....STUDENTS RACHEL VORBECK....SIDNEY MICHEL.... AND KARYSA CARSON.     FAR RIGHT, OPTIMIST MEMBER JODI COOKLEY.





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Monday, May 20, 2019

MONDAY DAILY

128 SENIORS GRADUATED YESTERDAY AT THE 141st. ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT
CEREMONIES AT THE MCHS GYM.    THE GYM WAS NEARLY FULL AND THE WEATHER OUTSIDE WAS BAD IN THE MORNING BUT PRETTY GOOD IN THE AFTERNOON.
MASTER OF CEREMONIES PRINCIPAL MARK VERVAECKE.  SCHOOL BOARD BELOW RIGHT.      MIKE HAYWARD, PRESIDENT...MARY HERRING...DAVID SYBESMA...TANYA ROEDER, AND NOT
SHOWN FAR RIGHT, LENKE CARSON.
AT LEFT, IN THE MIDDLE,  SUPT. CHRIS HOOVER AND ASST. PRINCIPAL KEVIN BOWMAN.
LOTS OF CONFETTI BUT NO CAP THROWING.
THE CEREMONY WITH 3 STUDENT SPEAKERS LASTED 45 MINUTES. 
VALIDICTORIAN:   ADDIE CRAIG.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

FRIDAY DAILY

 THE BELOW DEDICATION WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.   HOPE
YOU CAN MAKE IT.
IT IS A GREAT MEMORIAL
SOMEONE FORWARDED THE TWO BELOW FACEBOOK ENTRIES ON PLACES TO SEE ON A ROAD TRIP TO JACKSON COUNTY.

REMEMBER...CLICK-ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE THEM.



STARTS TONIGHT AT THE VOY THEATRE AND NATION-WIDE.

TONIGHT AT THE 61 DRIVE-IN...

BOTH ABOVE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT




MAQUOKETA GRADUATION CEREMONY IS AT 2
THIS SUNDAY AT THE M.C.H.S. GYM AND WILL
BE BROADCAST ON KMAQ-AM-FM AND
HERE ON THE WEB HOME PAGE.   TURN-ON
THE LITTLE RADIO AT BOTTOM OF  HOME PAGE.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

WEDNESDAY DAILY

THE MURAL ABOVE IS ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE FORMER DOLLAR STORE
BUILDING ON THE CORNER IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA, NOW AN ANTIQUE
STORE OWNED BY THE JIM AND SUE MAYBERRY.    THEY HIRED (ABOVE) JEN
FOWLER TO DO THE MURAL AND IT IS NOW A WORK IN PROGRESS.    JEN IS A MAQUOKETA NATIVE THAT LIVED IN CALIFORNIA AND RETURNED TO NIAGARA STREET IN MAQUOKETA WITH TWO YOUNG DAUGHTERS ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO.
HER GRANDMA WAS MONA FOWLER.   JEN HAS BEEN PAINTING MURALS SINCE 1996.
MAQUOKETA WAS KNOWN FOR POPULAR CIGARS MADE IN A  FACTORY MANY YEARS AGO.    THE TWO MEN SHE IS PAINTING WERE WITH OR OWNED THAT
FACTORY.     I WILL HAVE MORE ABOUT THE MAQUOKETA CIGARS, AND MORE
ABOUT JEN WHEN THE MURAL IS COMPLETED SOMETIME THIS SUMMER.
I   HAVE TO BELIEVE THE MURAL IS GOING TO BE A NICE DOWNTOWN ATTRACTION FOR MANY YEARS.



THE FARMERS MARKET OPENED FOR THE SEASON LAST NIGHT ON THE OHNWARD
FINE ARTS CENTER PARKING LOT.    THE MAN IN CHARGE, TED STRAIT, TOLD ME
HE WAS HAPPY WITH THE OPENING NIGHT.      IT WILL BE STAGED EACH TUESDAY
NIGHT UNTIL OCTOBER.     RAZOR RAY OF BELLEVUE (AGE 89)  PROVIDED THE
MUSIC, WITH  WIFE DORIS GIVING SUPPORT.   ON JUNE 27TH, THEY WILL CELEBRATE THEIR 69TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.     TOOK SOME PHOTOS BELOW....
 
NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THESE PHOTOS BECAUSE I WAS LATE IN GETTING
THERE.    MANY COME EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION AND WERE GONE HOME.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

FRIDAY DAILY
















PIKACHU IS SHOWING NOW.....DOWNTOWN AND DRIVE-IN....

FOR WHAT IS SHOWING AT THE VOY 3 THEATRE OR THE 61 DRIVE-IN THEATRE...
AND SHOW TIMES AND RATINGS....24 HOURS A DAY .. CALL THIS NUMBER FOR
A RECORDING BY MANAGER JACK JONES....
563-652-3535



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Thursday, May 09, 2019

THURSDAY DAILY

REMEMBER...YOU CAN CLICK-ON ALL PHOTOS TO ENLARGE THEM.
                            CLICK-ON ABOVE TO READ IT.
A FEW OTHER PHOTOS TAKEN BY  ROTARIAN SALLY DAVIES AT LAST NIGHT'S DINNER......


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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

TUESDAY DAILY

HE IS COMING TO THE OHNWARD CENTER THIS SATURDAY WITH A 4 PIECE BAND
AND WILL BE DOING 50'S PLUS SONGS...ESPECIALLY JERRY LEE LEWIS HITS.



STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT AT DOWNTOWN VOY THEATRE AND FIRST SHOW AT T HE 61 DRIVE-IN THEATRE.   A BRAND NEW MOVIE AND EXPECTED TO BE THE  HIT
OF THE WEEKEND.


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Monday, May 06, 2019

MONDAY DAILY

I HAD A GREAT 80TH BIRTHDAY FRIDAY...
AND WEEKEND CELEBRATIONS BY STAFF AND FAMILY.
THANKS TO ALL THAT EMAILED A GREETING, SENT A CARD,  SENT A TEXT,
CALLED ON PHONE (MANY SANG), STOPPED IN AT THE STATION...OR
CALLED OUT ON THE STREET.    GOT SOME NICE GIFTS TOO.
THE ABOVE WAS DONE BY MY GREAT-GRANDKIDS, TRENTON, LANDON AND
CORA AND THEIR MOM SARA OF BETTENDORF.
IT WAS ALL FUN.

WEEKEND WEATHER WAS NICE, ESPECIALLY YESTERDAY.
TODAY NOT TOO BAD EITHER.
BUT MORE RAIN IS COMING IN A DAY OR SO.

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