Friday, March 29, 2019

FRIDAY DAILY


THE KIDS AND PARENTS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS ONE.      IT STARTS TONIGHT AT THE VOY THEATRE.

POTTER'S MILL IS THE HOME OF ONE OF JACKSON COUNTY'S MOST POPULAR RESTAURANTS....
"FLATTED FIFTH BLUES & BBQ" ON THE SOUTH SIDE
OF BELLEVUE.    

IT IS OWNED BY MR. AND MRS. MARK HERMAN AND LAST  NIGHT,  AT THE ANNUAL BELLEVUE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DINNER AND AWARDS NIGHT,  IT WAS NAMED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR.      ABOVE AT RIGHT, CHAMBER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CARRIE WEAVER HAD JUST PRESENTED THEM WITH THE AWARD.
EVERYONE IN BELLEVUE AND MANY IN JACKSON KNOW LONGTIME BARBER, AND PROMOTER OFF 
THE CITY AND COUNTY AND MUSICIAN......RAZOR
RAY THEISEN.      LAST NIGHT, HE WAS NAMED VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR BY THE BELLEVUE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

NEW TICKET BOOTH GOING UP AT MY 61 DRIVE-IN
THEATRE SOUTH OF MAQUOKETA.    THE THEATRE
OPENS IN A MONTH, ON FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH.


MY GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER CORA IS GETTING ANXIOUS ABOUT EASTER AND THE EASTER BUNNY AND EASTER EGGS.    

DENNIS VOY





Wednesday, March 27, 2019

WEDNESDAY DAILY

THE MAQUOKETA MARLINS SWIM TEAM FOUR SWIMMERS THAT WENT TO DES MOINES FOR THE REGIONAL SWIM MEET TO COMPETE AGAINST SWIMMERS FROM IOWA, MINNESOTA, AND NEBRASKA.     SHOWN WITH THEIR COACH SCOTT WARREN.
KAHLAN BAKER FINISHED 4TH IN OVERALL COMPETITION.     CAMERON ZIMMER 18TH, THOMAS WIEBENGA 20TH AND ELLIE CAGLE 19TH.
LEFT TO RIGHT:  THOMAS WIEBENGA, CAMERON ZIMMER, KAHLAN BAKER AND
ELLIE CAGLE.    WARREN SAID WE ARE SO PROUD OF ALL OF OUR SWIMMERS AND LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER GREAT SWIM SEASON THIS SUMMER AT THE YMCA.


COMING TO OHNWARD FINE ARTS IN APRIL.


STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE VOY THEATRE




BELOW....
LISA SMITH, NEW JACKSON COUNTY AUDITOR, SPOKE AT ROTARY
TODAY.   SHE HAS WORKED AT SEVERAL COURT HOUSE OFFICES OVER THE LAST
30 YEARS, INCLUDING THE AUDITOR'S OFFICE WORKING FOR BRIAN
MOORE.      WHEN HE RESIGNED, SHE WAS APPOINTED AUDITOR.
SHE DID A VERY GOOD JOB EXPLAINING THE OFFICE AND TALKING ABOUT
ELECTIONS.       SHE HAS 4 ELECTIONS COMING UP....THE BELLEVUE BOND ISSUE FOR A NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, THE PRIMARY ELECTION, THE AUGUST ELECTION FOR A NEW COUNTY JAIL AND THE NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION.



THE FIRST CARDINAL GAME OF SEASON IS TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT MILWAUKEE.
KMAQ'S  35TH YEAR OF BROADCASTING THEIR GAMES.    PRE-GAME BROADCAST STARTS AT 12:15 P.M.

 
CLICK ON THE SCHEDULE TO ENLARGE IT.



DENNIS VOY


Monday, March 25, 2019

MONDAY DAILY

THE DIAMONDS SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT AT OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER WAS VERY GOOD.   ONE OF THE BEST I'VE SEEN THERE AND I HAVE  SEEN CLOSE TO
A HUNDRED.      BUT, HALF THE AUDITORIUM WAS EMPTY.    THAT SHOW
IN THE QUAD CITIES WOULD BE 4O TO 50 DOLLARS OR MORE,  BUT JUST $23 HERE.
WE ARE LUCKY TO HAVE SUCH A GREAT PLACE (SEATS AROUND 850) FOR SHOWS
MONTH AFTER MONTH.   TWO MORE COMING IN APRIL.   GOOGLE OHNWARD
FINE ARTS IN MAQUOKETA TO SEE LINE UP OF UPCOMING SHOWS.   THEIR NEW
MIKES SHOWN IN MY PHOTOS REALLY SOUND GOOD .. BETTER THAN THE OLD
NOW THEY ARE IN NEED OF A NEW SIGN OUT FRONT, AT A COST OF OVER
$20,000 AND ARE LOOKING FOR DONATIONS.    I WILL CONTRIBUTE AGAIN AND
IF YOU ENJOY OHNWARD SHOWS, HOPE YOU WILL TOO.   SEND CHECK TO
OHNWARD FINE ARTS, 1215 EAST PLATT STREET.      IN THE PHOTO ABOVE, THE
OLDEST  OF CURRENT DIAMONDS  IN BLUE SPORT  COAT, HAS BEEN WITH THE DIAMONDS FOR 45 YEARS.   THE DIAMONDS STARTED IN THE 50'S.   THE TWO
YOUNG SINGERS ABOVE (IN THE MIDDLE) ARE PLANNING TO KEEP THE DIAMONDS
ACTIVE FOR ANOTHER 25 OR MORE YEARS.  






HOPING TO GO TO THIS EVENT SUNDAY.    THE IOWA POLKA CLUB PRESIDENT
TIM WESTEMEYER AND  HIS WIFE WERE IN TEN DAYS AGO AND SAID IT WILL BE
A GOOD EVENT FOR ALZHEIMER'S AND A LOT OF FUN.    I TOLD HIM I WOULD
TRY AND MAKE IT.     NOPE...I DON'T DANCE, BUT ENJOY LISTENING TO POLKAS
AND A WALTZ OR TWO.    KMAQ HAS HAD THE POLKA PARTY FROM 11:30 TO 12 
EVERY  DAY SINCE GOING ON THE AIR IN 1958.    AND POLKA MUSIC HAS BECOME
MUCH MORE POPULAR OVER THE YEARS WITH MANY MANY MORE POLKA BANDS THAN IN 1958.       ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR, FROM MT. VERNON, "BAREFOOT BECKY" AND HER BAND.






TWO BIG HAPPENINGS COMING THIS COMING THURSDAY...
62 DEGREE DAY (FIRST 60+ SINCE LAST
FALL)...
AND THE START OF THE MAJOR LEAGUE
BASEBALL SEASON.    KMAQ WILL HAVE
THE AFTERNOON GAME BETWEEN THE CARDINALS AND THE BREWERS, FROM MILWAUKEE.

DENNIS VOY




Friday, March 22, 2019

FRIDAY DAILY

BOB STOCKHAM, 96,  DIED YESTERDAY AT HIS HOME IN MAQUOKETA.    HE WAS
RETIRED FROM G. L. STOCKHAM & SON IN MAQUOKETA.    IN THE COMPANY
NAME, G.L. WAS HIS DAD (PUNCH) AND BOB WAS THE SON, AND NOW HIS SON DAVE CONTINUES ON RUNNING ONE OF MAQUOKETA'S OLDEST BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS.
IN 1958 WHEN KMAQ WAS ESTABLISHED UPSTAIRS AT 136 1/2 SOUTH MAIN STREET, BOB AND HIS MEN REMODELED THE UPSTAIRS FOR THE KMAQ OFFICE AND STUDIOS.   I FIRST MET HIM THAT YEAR.    IN 1970, HE REMODELED THE BUILDING KMAQ IS NOW IN AND IN 1973, I HIRED BOB TO BUILD THE VOY THEATRE FOR ME.
AND WE ALSO WERE PARTNERS WITH M.F. McKINSEY IN TWO OR THREE DOWNTOWN
BUILDINGS.   IN OTHER WORDS, HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND DID MUCH OVER THE
YEARS IN BUILDING A BIGGER AND BETTER MAQUOKETA.
AN INTERESTING FACT....IN HIS EARLY YEARS, HE WAS A HEAVY SMOKER...AND LIVED TO 96.
HE SERVED AND WAS WOUNDED IN WORLD WAR TWO.
GOOD MAN, GOOD BUILDER, GOOD CITIZEN AND FRIEND.
SERVICES ARE PENDING AT CARSON'S.   MY SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED TO HIS FAMILY.



  
TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7 AT OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER IN MAQUOKETA.
50 OF THE BIGGEST BROADWAY SONGS.    I CAN'T WAIT.  

DENNIS VOY




Thursday, March 21, 2019

THURSDAY DAILY

YESTERDAY, THE  CAREER FAIR AND JOB BANK WAS HELD AT THE FAIRGROUNDS IN MAQUOKETA AND STUDENTS WERE INVITED FIRST, FROM 1 UNTIL 2 P.M.    STOPPING BY AT THE KMAQ TABLE,  THE STARS OF THE LONGTIME SATURDAY MORNING
PROGRAM, "MARQUETTE IN MOTION", COACHED BY MARQUETTE TEACHER TRICIA KILBURG.    IT IS ON EVERY SATURDAY MORNING ON KMAQ-FM AT 11:45, RECORDED EARLIER IN THE WEEK BY THE ABOVE MARQUETTE STUDENTS.    IT IS NOT ON DURING THE SUMMER VACATION TIME.
LEFT TO RIGHT: JUSTINA DENLINGER, SENIOR, DAUGHTER OF JASON AND KELLY KINTZLE.....MARCY KREMER, SENIOR, DAUGHTER OF SHANE AND STEFANI KREMER.....AMIE SIEVERDING, SENIOR, DAUGHTER OF LORAS AND MARY SIEVERDING.....HALLE KILBURG, JUNIOR, DAUGHTER OF GARY AND  TRICIA KILBURG.....MARANDA PETERS, JUNIOR, DAUGHTER OF CHARLIE AND JENNI PETERS....JEB SCHWAGER, SENIOR, SON OF MICK AND TRICIA  SCHWAGER.....GARRET KRIEG, SENIOR, SON OF GARY AND JENNEFIT KRIEG AND LUKE KIES, SON OF
JOHN AND MARY KIES.
EACH WEEK, THE SHOW FEATURES NEWS, EVENTS HELD OR COMING AND 
INTERVIEWS,  ALL CONCERNING THE MARQUETTE SCHOOL SYSTEM.  THIS PAST
TUESDAY, THEY INTERVIEWED SENATOR CHUCK GRASSLEY WHEN HE VISITED 
MARQUETTE AND SPOKE TO STUDENTS.     THAT INTERVIEW WILL BE INCLUDED
ON THIS SATURDAY'S SHOW.     
OH BY THE WAY, THE GIRL IN BACK OF PHOTO IS SENIOR LAUREN SIEVERDING.
SHE IS NOT ON RADIO SHOW STAFF, BUT ENJOYING THE MAQUOKETA VISIT
WITH HER FELLOW STUDENTS.    

AS MOST OF YOU KNOW,  THE SMALL BEAUTIFUL TOWN OF BELLEVUE ALONG THE
MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI RIVER, HAS TWO  K-12 SCHOOL DISTRICTS.   BELLEVUE MARQUETTE CATHOLIC AND THE COMMUNITY DISTRICT.       UNUSUAL OF
COURSE.     THEY WORK TOGETHER, AND ENJOY BELLEVUE TOGETHER...
AND HAVE GREAT FACILITIES, GOOD ATHLETES AND GREAT STAFF.    BELLEVUE
COMMUNITY IS IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING APPROVAL TO BUILD A NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO REPLACE A VERY OLD ONE.

AND BELLEVUE NOW  HAS THEIR OWN KMAQ FM FREQUENCY.    IN BELLEVUE AND IMMEDIATE RURAL AREA,  ALL KMAQ-AM PROGRAMS ARE BROADCAST ON 92.5 F.M.    NO STATIC...PERFECT RECEPTION IN BUILDINGS AND IN CARS AND
TRUCKS.    KMAQ-AM SHOWS ARE NOW LOUD AND CLEAR DOWN IN THE
VALLEY.        AND KMAQ-FM, 95.1 PROGRAMS, THANKS TO THE CITY,  ARE ALSO
CARRIED ALL THE TIME ON THE LOCAL CABLE TV CHANNEL.

HOPE THE 2,000 PLUS CITIZENS OF BELLEVUE GET TO SEE THE PHOTO ABOVE 
AND THE STORY WITH IT.    GO COMETS!     GO WARRIORS!   GO TUG BOATS!
TOURISTS STOP ALL SUMMER LONG COME TO WATCH THE TUGS AND BARGES GO
THROUGH THE DOWNTOWN LOCK AND DAM.     DEFINITELY WORTH  WATCHING.
THE LOCK AND DAM IS BELLEVUE'S $BILLION TOURIST ATTRACTION YEAR
AROUND.    AND THE VETERANS MEMORIAL ALONG THE RIVER IS ALSO WORTH
A TRIP TO SEE.

END OF MY BELLEVUE SERMON!   AMEN!

DENNIS VOY







Tuesday, March 19, 2019

TUESDAY DAILY



AFTER MANY YEARS MAQUOKETA NO LONGER HAS A PAWN SHOP.   THE BUILDING
IS FOR SALE.   NICE APARTMENT UPSTAIRS.


NEXT TO FORMER PAWN SHOP, THIS BANK BUILDING IS FOR SALE.   I'VE HEARD FOR
OVER $600,000


HIGHWAY 64 WEST.   CLOSED.


BEHIND THOSE 9 UPSTAIRS WINDOWS WILL BE  5  NEW APARTMENTS LATER
THIS  YEAR OR EARLY NEXT YEAR.    ACCESS BY NEW ELEVATOR.


NEW, JUST OPENED IN BUILDING BEHIND THE MAQUOKETA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFICE.     JOHNORA RENNER IS A MAQUOKETA NATIVE.
GRADUATE OF PALMER COLLEGE IN DAVENPORT.


AT THE FAR RIGHT, A  GARAGE DOOR.
BEHIND THAT DOOR, READ BELOW....
DR. ORVERTURFF HAS HAD THIS DENTAL OFFICE  FOR MANY YEARS, AND
LIVED IN MAQUOKETA FOR AWHILE, THEN FAMILY MOVED TO DUBUQUE.
COMMUTES DAILY BUT ALSO HAS AN APARTMENT IN THE BUILDING.
THIS BUILDING FACES NORTH ARCADE STREET.    THE FRONT PART WAS THE
MAQUOKETA OPTOMETRY OFFICE OF DR. R.G. SKELLY.    HE RETIRED OVER A YEAR AGO AND SOLD HIS PRACTICE TO MAQUOKETA OPTOMETRIST DR. DAVID SYBESMA.

THE OVERTURFF OFFICE IS BEHIND THIS ONE.

DENNIS VOY







Monday, March 18, 2019

MONDAY DAILY

COMING TO WORK AT 7:15 THIS MORNING, DRIVING EAST ON SUMMIT STREET,  I COULDN'T RESIST TAKING THIS PHOTO THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD.




THIS IS A PHOTO OF THE RANDY AND JUDY LANGE BUILDINGS THAT BURNED DOWN
OVER A WEEK AGO, EARLY IN THE MORNING.   FIVE FIRE DEPARTMENTS FOUGHT THE BLAZE FROM 1 A.M. UNTIL 6 P.M. THE NEXT DAY.    THIS PILE OF BRICKS AND
RUBBLE IS 85 FEET WIDE AND 100 FEET DEEP, IN DOWNTOWN ONSLOW, A SMALL
TOWN ABOUT 20 MILES WEST OF MAQUOKETA.    MANY YEARS AGO, THIS BUILDING
WAS HOME TO BIG BILL'S FEED STORE (BEFORE IT EXPANDED TO WYOMING),
A MEAT MARKET, AND HODOVAL DRUG STORE.    THE LANGES BOUGHT THE DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO AND THEY WERE NOW HOME TO
THIER BUSINESS  "ANYTHING COUNTRY, QUALITY HANDMADE CRAFTS".  
THE BACK PART WAS WHERE RANDY KEPT HIS LUBER, THE FRONT PART ADJACENT
TO MAIN STREET IS WHERE HE DID THE CRAFT WORK.     TO THE LEFT, A SMALLER
BUILDING THAT WAS THE STORY WHERE JUDY SOLD THE CRAFTS.   IT WAS
SAVED BY FIREMEN.
THIS OLD SIGN RANDY IS HOLDING WAS IN THE BACK ROOM OF THE SAVED BUILDING.
JUDY INSIDE THE STORE.    A LOT OF  HER CRAFTS ARE ON SALE AT THE GIFT
SHOP AT "KUHLMAN'S BLUFF LAKE CATFISH FARM RESTAURANT".
THE LANGES HAD INSURANCE AND PLAN TO RE-BUILD.
THE STORE BUILDING WILL BE CHECKED TO SEE IF IT CAN BE SAVED, AS IT MAY
HAVE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.
THE FIRE WAS SO HOT THAT IS SCORCHED THE SIDING OF 3 BUILDINGS ACROSS
THE STEET.

LIKE MOST SMALL TOWNS, NOT MUCH LEFT OF THE DOWNTOWN AREA.    ONSLOW
HAS NO GAS STATION,  BUT DOES HAVE A CAFE AND THE ONSLOW TELEPHONE
OFFICE IS DOWNTOWN, ALONG WITH A BEAUTY SHOP, COMMUNITY CENTER AND
CITY HALL.

ANY QUESTIONS, RANDY'S PHONE NUMBER IS 319-821-0168 AND THEIR
EMAIL ADDRESS IS:    info@anythingcountryshop.com
IF YOU WANT TO BUY SOMETHING LEFT IN THE STORE,
YOU MIGHT CALL RANDY TO SET A TIME TO OPEN THE STORE FOR YOU.
GOOD LUCK TO THE LANGES...HERE'S HOPING THEY
WILL BE BACK TO NORMAL WITH NEW BUILDING SOON.

DENNIS VOY




Friday, March 15, 2019

FRIDAY DAILY

TODAY, IN CELEBRATION OF ST. PATRICK'S DAY SUNDAY.....ON KMAQ'S FREE RADIO BINGO SHOW AT 3:30.....IN ADDITION TO THE REGULAR $15 CASH PRIZE AND $10 VOY THEATRE GIFT CARD, THE WINNER RECEIVED A CART OF GREEN ITEMS, MOSTLY PRODUCE ITEMS, PURCHASED AT THE FAREWAY STORE AND TOTALING JUST OVER $50.     THE WINNERS, PLAYING THEIR KMAQ BINGO CARDS TOGETHER, WERE STEVE AND KAREN PROPST OF RURAL LOST NATION.   THEIR CARDS CAME FROM THE FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BRANCH BANK IN LOST NATION.   SEATED, NEXT TO THE BINGO CAGE AND BEHIND THE MICROPHONE, THE HOST OF BINGO SHOW TODAY, THERESA CELENTANO OF KMAQ.


NO RAIN TODAY, AND LITTLE OR NONE IN THE FORECAST FOR THE NEXT 6 DAYS..... HELPING
TO LOWER THE FLOOD WATERS OF THE MAQUOKETA RIVER.
THE MISSISSIPPI IS STILL RISING HOWEVER.

DENNIS VOY



   

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

WEDNESDAY DAILY


FLOODING IS NOW A PROBLEM.
WITH RAIN COMING THE NEXT 2 DAYS,
AND THAWING TEMPS,  IT WILL GET WORSE.
SOME PREDICTING FLOODING WILL  BE AS BAD AS IN 1965.
THE PHOTOS BELOW TAKEN AT 1 THIS AFTERNOON.
FORMER COSTELLO'S OLD MILL ON RIGHT.   ABOVE PHOTOS SHOW FLOODING ON BOTH THE MAQUOKETA RIVER AND PRAIRIE CREEK.




WONDER PARK RATED PG STARTS
FRIDAY AT THE VOY THEATRE

DENNIS VOY