Monday, September 30, 2019

MONDAY DAILY

THIS MOBILE MUSEUM WILL BE AT THE HURSTVILLE INTERPRETIVE CENTER JUST
NORTH OF MAQUOKETA OCTOBER 1 THRU  OCTOBER 8.      FREE.   OPEN TO  PUBLIC. HOURS:  WEEKDAYS 9 A.M. UNTIL 4 P.M. AND WEEKEND, 12 NOON UNTIL 5 P.M.


LOTS OF OF PUMPKINS AT PAPA'S PUMPKIN PATCH JUST NORTH OF SPRINGBROOK.
OPEN DAILY.   NO ADMISSION.    LOTS OF THINGS FOR THE KIDS TO DO.
11TH YEAR.  
OPEN EVERY DAY.
LUNCH AVAILABLE WEEKENDS.
THE PUMPKIN PIE WAS VERY GOOD.
FREE WAGON RIDE FOR ALL AGES.
FREE KID'S KIDDIE-TRAIN RIDE.
YES..THAT'S ME.     CLICK-ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.

FOUR BOUNCE INFLATABLES.

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.

DENNIS VOY





Friday, September 27, 2019

FRIDAY DAILY

THE KMAQ 405 FOOT TOWER AT BRIDGEPORT NORTHEAST OF MAQUOKETA WILL
GET A WORKOUT TONIGHT.
TWO FOOTBALL GAMES.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS AT 6:20....ON FM 95.1
AND MAQUOKETA CARDINALS AT 7:15 ON KMAQ-AM 1320.
GO CARDINALS.

I HAVE BEEN TOO BUSY TO DO BETTER ON THIS DAILY.
SORRY.
WILL TRY HARDER THIS FALL.

DENNIS VOY


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

TUESDAY DAILY

THE SEASON COMES TO ANOTHER END THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE.... 
61 DRIVE-IN THEATRE
*******************
IT WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR MOVIES, ESPECIALLY "THE LION KING".
IT WAS THE  FIRST MOVIE TO SHOW OUT THERE FOR 4 WEEKS.
NEEDED A GOOD SEASON!   AS ALWAYS, LOTS OF EXPENSES IN KEEPING IT OPEN.
THIS YEAR, NEW TICKET BOOTH, TREES DOWN, UPGRADED MEN'S REST 
ROOM TO BE FASTER, TRAIN NEEDED MAJOR REPAIRS, NEW AIR CONDITIONER
FOR THE PROJECTOR ROOM....AND SO IT GOES.
MY 48TH YEAR!!     THANKS TO ALL OF  YOU THAT CAME THIS SEASON. 

THE MHS CLASS OF 1954 HELD THEIR REUNION
THIS PAST WEEKEND AT THE DECKER AND
HURSTVILLE CENTER.    NANCY'S CLASS.
GOOD TIME BY ALL.
THEIR OTHER HALF, BELOW...
MEETING AGAIN IN TWO YEARS.

MY FRIEND AND WELL KNOWN FORMER MAQUOKETAN RON MILLER DIED MONDAY AT 86,
SIX YEARS AFTER A BAD STROKE.   HERE IN TOWN
HE HAD EXECUTIVE POSITION AT CLINTON ENGINES AND WHEN THEY CLOSED, HE WAS A SALESMAN FOR
JOHN WAGENER, CARL ROTMAN AND ROSS RIVER. 
HAS BEEN LIVING IN ARIZONA FOR MANY YEARS
WITH HIS WIFE SHIRLEY, A CLINTON NATIVE.
MY SYMPATHY TO SHIRLEY.   HE AND SHIRLY BOTH
CHECKED THIS REPORT DAILY.


THE CARDINALS WILL PLAY IN OCTOBER IN THE 
PLAYOFFS.     TOO BAD CUBS FANS.

THE MAQUOKETA CARDINALS PLAY AT CEDAR
RAPIDS XAVIER FRIDAY NIGHT, A TEAM THAT SHOULD NOT BE IN OUR DISTRICT.    I THINK THEY
ARE RATED #1 AND HAVE WON THEIR LAST 50  GAMES.
NEXT WEEK IS HOMECOMING WEEK AND THE
CARDS WILL PLAY MARION.    WE WILL
BEAT MARION!!

DENNIS VOY











Friday, September 20, 2019

FRIDAY DAILY

I WAS AT LAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN, THIS WEEK TUESDAY-THURSDAY,  ATTENDING
THE ANNUAL MIDWEST NATO CONVENTION.    NATO....NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
THEATRE OWNERS....CONVENTION WAS HELD THERE AS IN PAST YEARS AT THE GENEVA CENTER, WITH CLOSE TO 500 ATTENDING.    IT WAS A NICE
EVENT AT A GREAT LARGE  HOTEL (AT ONE TIME A PLAYBOY CLUB) AND NANCY AND I ENJOYED GOOD FOOD AND WE SAW MANY TRAILERS OF UPCOMING MOVIES.
A BIG VARIETY OF MOVIES IS COMING  THIS YEAR AND NEXT,  AND MANY LOOK TO
BE HITS.    NATO NATIONAL HAS SEVERAL REGIONAL CHAPTERS AND THE MIDWEST
CHAPTER IS MADE UP OF IOWA AND SIX OTHER STATES.    EACH YEAR, THREE
THEATRE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN IN THE BUSINESS FOR MANY YEARS ARE INDUCTED INTO THE MIDWEST HALL OF FAME.    I WAS ONE OF THOSE TO RECEIVE THE HONOR YESTERDAY.     I'VE BEEN A THEATRE OWNER FOR 48 YEARS.    FOR MORE ABOUT NATO, THEATRE BUSINESS AND THE HALL OF FAME.....GOOGLE GENEVA CONVENTION OR BOXOFFICE MAGAZINE.
THE ABOVE PHOTO IS OF THE CRYSTAL ENGRAVED GIFT I WAS PRESENTED.
MY ACCEPTANCE SPEACH WAS AROUND 10-12 MINUTES.   I WAS NERVOUS, BUT IT
WENT WELL.   NICE COMMENTS AFTER.
IT WAS A FUN WEEK.    A GREAT  HONOR.     MY THANKS TO THOSE WHO NOMINATED ME AND TO THE MANY NICE COMMENTS RECEIVED AT THE CLOSE OF CONVENTION
AND LOCALLY SINCE GETTING HOME..... ON THE PHONE AND FACEBOOK.
NANCY WAS WITH ME AND ALSO ENJOYED THE CONVENTION.    GRANDDAUGHTER SARA CLASEN DROVE UP FOR YESTERDAY'S DINNER AND SURPRISED ME.   SHE TOOK
PHOTOS ABOVE.       LAKE GENEVA  (3 HOURS FROM HERE)  IS A BEAUTIFUL  CITY FOR TOURISTS.
NOW......I'M AGAIN "CHARGED-UP" FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF SUPER MOVIES ON THE BIG SCREENS DOWNTOWN AND AT THE DRIVE-IN.

DENNIS VOY


Friday, September 13, 2019

FRIDAY DAILY

MAQUOKETA HOSTS INDEPENDENC TONIGHT.
BOTH TEAMS 2 AND 2.
GAME HERE ON HOME PAGE AT ABOUT 7:15
SOMETIMES, IF YOU CAN'T  BRING GAME IN, IT IS
BECAUSE TOO MANY ARE LISTENING TO GAME ON THE INTERNET. 


THIS SHOW AT OHNWARD FINE ARTS IN MAQUOKETA
ON HIWAY 64 EAST AT 7 P.M. SATURDAY NIGHT.
WILL BE A GOOD ONE.   GLEN HAS MANY HITS.
DOORS OPEN AT 6.   BAR OPENS ALSO AT 6.


THE ORIGINAL HIT OF 2 YEARS AGO FIRST AND NEW "IT" AFTER
THE NEW "IT" IS ALSO NOW IN 2ND WEEK
AT THE VOY THEATRE DOWNTOWN.
OTHER  HIT DOWNTOWN, 
"GOOD BOYS" RATED R.
VOY 3 IS STILL CLOSED.



"THE DEN" OPENS TONIGHT IN THE LOWER
LEVEL OF THE DECKER HOTEL.    DONNA AND ERIC
COOPER HAVE LEASED THE BAR AND WILL BE
OPEN EVERY NIGHT.   DONNA WAS A WAITRESS
THERE A COUPLE YEARS AGO AND NOW IS A WAITRESS AT THE MAQUOKETA CAFE.   SHE
WILL WORK BOTH PLACES.   FOOD WILL BE
BE AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES AT "THE DEN".

IOWA AT IOWA STATE TOMORROW
GO HAWKS
GO CYCLONES
MAY THE BEST TEAM WIN
I THINK IT WILL BE THE HAWKS

MAQUOKETA  HALL OF FAME DINNER TOMORROW
NIGHT AT TIMBER CENTER




THE MAQUOKETA ROTARY REVERSE-RAFFLE DINNER
WITH TICKET DRAWINGS WAS LAST NIGHT AT THE
SOUTH END MOTEL.    GOOD FOOD FROM ST. DONATUS.
FUN NIGHT.    
AT LEFT, PRESIDENT JACOB BILLINGS PRESENTS 
THE BIG WINNER WITH $2,000 CASH....KEVIN LAHEY OF
MAQUOEKTA.      THE EVENT RAISED, INCLUDING A MATCH FROM THE ROTARY DISTRICT, NEARLY $20,000.    IT WILL GO TO THE CITY FOR PARK IMPROVEMENTS AND THE NEW DOG RUN.

DENNIS VOY



Tuesday, September 10, 2019

TUESDAY DAILY

YES..WE HAD A STORM AROUND 1 A.M. THIS MORNING.    THIS TREE IN
CITY RIGHT-OF-WAY CAME DOWN IN FRONT OF JANIS WIDEL'S HOME NEAR THE
PENTICOSTAL CHURCH.
LOTS OF SMALL BRANCHES DOWN AROUND TOWN AND NEIGHBORING TOWNS
ALSO.     WE HAVE HAD ABOUT 3 INCHES OF RAIN THE PAST 48 HOURS AND
LOTS IN FORECAST.







NEW SIGN FOR THE WEST SUMMIT STREET CHURCH.


LIKE LOTS OF SMALL COMMUNITIES, MONMOUTH NEEDS TO DO
SOMETHING ABOUT SOME OLD BUILDINGS, LIKE THE ONE ABOVE.
THAT WAS QUITE A DOWNTOWN MONMOUTH BUILDING MANY MOONS AGO.
WONDER WHAT WAS LOCATED IN IT OVER THE YEARS???
  
DENNIS VOY







Sunday, September 08, 2019

SUNDAY DAILY

THE MAQUOKETA CARDINALS DEFEATED DEWITT FRIDAY NIGHT, 29 TO 7
AT THE NEWLY REFURBISHED GOODENOW FIELD.    THIS NEW SIGN ON THE PRESS BOX.   IT HAS BEEN AWHLE SINCE THE CARDS HAVE DEFEATED THE SABERS AND
ALSO HAVE WON 2 GAMES IN A SEASON.   AND THEY WILL WIN MORE.

GOODENOW FIELD WAS PACKED AND WAS ADMIRED.   IT IS ONE OF THE NICEST
FOOTBALLL AND SOCCER FIELDS IN IOWA.
THE PRESS BOX WAS DONE AHEAD OF THE OTHER WORK AND ABOVE WERE RESPONSIBLE.
BELOW THE CARDINALS BACKERS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OVERALL WORK.





ENJOYED ANOTHER GREAT DINNER TODAY AT MONMOUTH, SPONSORED BY FAITH
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, BALDWIN AND MONMOUTH.     TURKEY AND BEEF AND ALL THE EXTRAS AND DESSERT.  




A FAIRLY NEW MAQUOKETA BUSINESSMAN SPOKE TO ROTARY THIS WEEK.   FIND
OUT MORE ABOUT HIM ON THE ROTARY WEB SITE.    GO TO KMAQ HOME PAGE
AND CLICK ON THE ROTARY BLUE WHEEL.

DENNIS VOY



Thursday, September 05, 2019

THURSDAY DAILY

THE NEW LOOK OF CAN CITY ON EAST PLATT ST.

BLUFF LAKE CATFISH FARM

LOOKS LIKE CASEY'S, FAREWAY AND GASSERS
COULD FIT ON THE GREEN SPACE.

IT ALSO STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE VOY THEATRE
IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.    IT IS SUPPOSED TO
BE A HUGE MOVIE THIS WEEKEND.

MAQUOKETA AND DEWITT...GOODENOW FIELD
TOMORROW NIGHT.   GAME ON KMAQ HOME PAGE AT 7:15.

DENNIS VOY



Tuesday, September 03, 2019

TUESDAY DAILY

GLEN "RED" HENTON
IS 99 TODAY.    THE CELEBRATION BEGAN HERE AT KMAQ WHEN RED WAS ON MY MORNING SHOW AT 7:30 AND HE READ THE WEATHER FORECAST.   THEN WE CHATTED ABOUT HIS LIFE IN MAQUOKETA, AS A POPULAR SINGER, CHAMPION HORSESHOE PITCHER AND FISHERMAN.     FROM HERE HE WENT TO McDONALD'S  FOR A PARTY ARRANGED BY HIS FRIEND GIB MARCUCCI OF MONMOUTH.    CAKE, ICE CREAM, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG, A FEW TEARY-EYED COMMENTS BY RED AND I SAW A BIG BASKET OF CARDS.   HE'S HAVING A GREAT DAY.    HE'S STILL SHARP, LIVES ALONE  IN HIS HOME AT  413 SOUTH JONES, CAN STILL SING LIKE A PRO.... AND WE ARE ALL NOW LOOKING FORWARD TO THE "REALLY BIG BIRTHDAY" ONE YEAR FROM NOW. 

DENNIS VOY   

Monday, September 02, 2019

MONDAY DAILY



MINNESOTA U.S. SENATOR (D) AMY KLOBUCHAR WAS IN MAQUOKETA YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, HOSTED BY FORMER  IOWA SENATOR ROGER STEWARD AT HIS RURAL MAQUOKETA HOME.     THERE WERE ABOUT 20 THAT CAME TO SEE HER, PLUS ANOTHER 15 HAVING TO DO WITH HER APPEARANCE.
AMY, 58, IS AT THE START OF HER 3RD 6-YEAR TERM.   A VERY GOOD DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT.    A LOT ABOUT HER WHEN YOU
"GOOGLE" AMY FOR PRESIDENT.



BIG TURN OUT YESTERDAY FOR THE ANNUAL CAR SHOW SPONSORED BY THE
DELMAR LIONS IN NORTON PARK IN DELMAR.
UNUSUAL TO SEE AN OPEN TRUCK OF A VINTAGE CAR,  SO COULDN'T RESIST
TAKING THIS PHOTO.    THE REST OF THE CAR BELOW.




MAQUOKETA BEAT ANAMOSA FRIDAY NIGHT 42 TO 21
PLAY DEWITT THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

DENNIS VOY