Wednesday, November 27, 2019

WEDNESDAY DAILY

SOMEONE WAS DRIVING THROUGH JEFFERSON CITY MISSOURI AND NOTICED
THIS CAR IN FRONT OF THEM.





DENNIS VOY


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

TUESDAY DAILY

THE MAQUOKETA COMPANY ON JACOBSEN DRIVE IN THE INDUSTRIAL PARK
WILL EXPAND BY 14,000 SQUARE FEET.    GROUND HAS BEEN BROKEN AND
THE EXPANSION WILL BE COMPLETED NEXT YEAR.    IT STARTED WITH 3 EMPLOYEES IN MAQUOKETA ABOUT 30 YEARS AGO AND NOW EMPLOYS 30 HERE AND MORE WILL BE ADDED NEXT YEAR.    IT IS A 100 YEAR OLD COMPANY THAT  STARTED
IN DUBUQUE AND STILL HAS A LARGER FACTORY THERE.

STARTS FRIDAY IN MAQUOKETA.

ALSO STARTS FRIDAY AT THE VOY THEATRE.

"FROZEN 2" WILL HOLD OVER FOR A 2ND WEEK.


DENNIS VOY














Monday, November 25, 2019

MONDAY DAILY

THE DOWNTOWN MAIN STREET CAFE WILL BE MOVING TO THE FORMER FLAPJACK
RESTAURANT, THAT HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR MONTH.



 THE NEW HOSPITAL IN MAQUOKETA GOING UP ON THE HILL SOUTH OF WALMART.
PROJECTED OPENING....LATE NEXT  YEAR.


A 1947 PHOTO OF THE FORMER PASTIME THEATRE IN MAQUOKETA, WHERE SMILES ON MAIN IS LOCATED NOW.   IT MADE WAY FOR A NEW STORE IN 1973.    BANK DAY WAS VERY POPULAR.   IT WAS UP TO $500 WHEN THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN.     THAT WAS A LOT OF MONEY IN 1947.
THE WINNER HAD TO BE PRESENT TO WIN.    I OWNED AND RAN IT FOR THE FINAL 3-MONTHS, IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER IN 1972 AND JANUARY OF 1973.
THE NEW VOY THEATRE OPENED IN MARCH OF 1973, SO MAQUOKETA DID NOT
HAVE A THEATRE FOR ABOUT 6 WEEKS IN 1973.    I HAVE A COUPLE THE PASTIME
SEATS IN THE KMAQ BASEMENT.    THE PROJECTIONIST WAS HOWARD BRINKER.
FOR 40 YEARS. THE ONLY JOB IN HIS LIFE.    I HAVE HIS TABLE TOP RADIO IN MY
KMAQ OFFICE AND IT STILL WORKS.

DENNIS VOY



Thursday, November 21, 2019

THURSDAY DAILY

A  NEW CITY EMPLOYEE.    GO TO KMAQ HOME PAGE AND CLICK-ON THE ROTARY WHEEL FOR MORE ABOUT MALLORY SMITH.

MONDAY PHOTO OF FRAN RILEY AND ME (AND I?) IN KMAQ STUDIO AFTER HE DID THE VIDEO FOR CHANNEL 6 ABOUT MY 61 YEARS IN MAQUOKETA.    HAD LOTS OF NICE COMMENTS ON VIDEO AND THERE WERE SOME WANTING TO SEE IT ...  THE REASON IT WAS PUT HERE ON DAILY YESTERDAY.    FRAN...VERY NICE GUY AND
WILL BE MISSED AFTER RETIRING AFTER 46 YEARS
NEXT WEDNESDAY.



DENNIS VOY





Tuesday, November 19, 2019

TUESDAY DAILY

THIS HOLIDAY SHOW IS  SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 4 P.M. AT OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER.   ADVANCE TICKETS ARE $22 AND ON SALE MORNINGS AT THE
OHNWARD BOX OFFICE AND ALSO AT THE MAIN BANK OF MAQUOKETA STATE BANK, OSTERHAUS PHARMACY, THE BELLEVUE PHARMACY AND THE PRESTON PHARMACY.




YESTERDAY THE MAIN STREET XMAS DECORATIONS WENT UP AND
THIS MORNING, THEY PUT UP THE TREE IN THE GREEN SPACE DOWNTOWN.
IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE          CHRISTMAS IN MAQUOKETA.

STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE VOY 3 THEATRE.    EXPECTED TO BE A HUGE
HIT LIKE THE FIRST ONE.

DENNIS VOY








Friday, November 15, 2019

FRIDAY DAILY





THIS COMEDY  HELD OVER AT VOY THEATRE


STARTS TONIGHT NATIONWIDE AND HERE IN MAQUOKETA.


KIDS PROGRAM TOMORROW AT MAQUOKETA ART EXPERIENCE DOWNTOWN.

BUSINESS BITS...
PRETTY SURE FLAPJACK RESTAURANT BUILDING HAS BEEN SOLD TO BE
USED AGAIN FOR A RESTAURANT.
DETAILS ON SWEET THINGS  BAKERY SALE WILL BE GIVEN AT MONDAY
NIGHT'S CITY COUNCIL MEETING.    EXCITING PLANS.
SOMEONE IS LOOKING AT RESTORATION OF THE MITCHELL-MASKREY MILL
DOWNTOWN.   WOW..WOULD THAT BE SOMETHING GREAT.
OLD GRAHAMS DEPARTMENT STORE, THEN LATER, TIMBER CITY SHIRT WORKS BUILDING, IS BEING COMPLETELY RESTORED AND SOUNDS  LIKE A BREWERY
WILL GO INTO IT.

DENNIS VOY





Monday, November 11, 2019

MONDAY DAILY

THE VETERANS DAY PROGRAM IN MAQUOKETA WAS POSTPONED TO TUESDAY MORNING (TOMORROW) AT 8:45 AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL.
THE MOVE WAS MADE BECAUSE OF THE SNOW STORM LAST NIGHT AND
SNOW THIS MORNING.
SCHOOL STARTED 2 HOURS LATE THIS MORNING.

DENNIS VOY



Wednesday, November 06, 2019

WEDNESDAY DAILY

INTRODUCING....
 THE TWO NEW MAQUOKETA CITY COUNCILMAN
NATHAN WOODWARD, CO-OWNER OF "SQUIRES MANOR BED AND BREAKFAST"....SHOWN IN THE DINING ROOM GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS.
CAME TO MAQUOKETA FROM CALIFORNIA TWO YEARS AGO AND LOVES MAQUOKETA AND BELIEVES
IS HAS A GREAT FUTURE IN TOURISM.    WAS IN PEACE PIPE PLAYERS PRODUCTION OF "OUR TOWN" IN OCTOBER AND IS INTERESTED IN STARTING A FILMFEST IN MAQUOKETA.    HE STARTS ON THE COUNCIL IN EARLY JANUARY AND WAS APPOINTED BY THE COUNCIL TO FILL THE TERM OF A MEMBER
THAT RESIGNED THIS SUMMER.
DAN  HOLM YESTERDAY DEFEATED INCUMBANT RON
HORAN.    HE MARRIED MAQUOKETA NATIVE DEB
DURKOP AND LIVED IN MAQUOKETA IN THE 80'S.
THEY THEN MOVED TO SAN FRANCISCO WHERE THEY WERE STEWARDS (BUTLERS) FOR VERY RICH
FOLKS THAT LIVED IN THE RURAL AREA FO S.F.
DURING 20 YEARS, THEY WORKED FOR 3 DIFFERENT
FAMILIES, TAKING CARE OF EVERY DETAIL OF 
LIFE.    DEB IN CHARGE OF INSIDE THE HOME AND 
DAN THE OUTSIDE.   THEY NORMALLY HAD A STAFF
OF 8 T0 10.    THE R ICH  COUPLE OR FAMILY SIMPLY WANTED TO ENJOY THEIR MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOME, AND LEAVE THE CHORES TO THEIR BUTLER
STAFF. 
NOW DAN AND DEB WORK DURING SUMMER MONTHS
FOR THE "CODFISH HOLLOW BARN".   

ALSO YESTERDAY IN THE ELECTION, INCUMBANT
KEVIN KUHLMAN DEFEATED RICHARD RICKERL.

RUMOR AROUND....THAT THE DECKER HOTEL AND
RESTAURANT IS CLOSING.  NOT SO SAYS THE
OWNER.

THIS NOT A RUMOR...BUT NO DETAILS YET.
"SWEET THINGS BAKERY" DOWNTOWN HAS
BEEN SOLD.    NOW OPEN ONLY 3 DAYS A WEEK...
WILL BE OPEN MORE WITH EXCITING PLANS.


MAQUOKETA ROTARY CLUB GAVE $250 CHECK AT MEETING THIS NOON TO "TOYS FOR TOTS" OF
JACKSON COUNTY.    FOR MORE ABOUT THE 
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM, GO TO WWW.KMAQ.COM
AND CLICK ON THE ROTARY WHEEL.

DENNIS VOY








Monday, November 04, 2019

MONDAY DAILY

AMY CAME INTO WYOMING, IOWA SATURDAY NIGHT WITH HER BIG GREEN BUS
AT THE VERY NICE "CALKINS SQUARE" BARN, AND ATTENDED ST. REP. ANDY McKEAN'S POLITICAL FUNDRAISER.   GOOD TURN OUT.   THE MINNESOTA U.S.
SENATOR FOR A DOZEN YEARS WOULD MAKE A GOOD PRESIDENT.    BUT, SHE
HAS LOTS OF COMPETITION AND THE ELECTION....A YEAR FROM YESTERDAY....
GIVES PEOPLE PLENTY OF  TIME TO EVALUATE ALL THE CANDIDATES.



THE RE-DONE VOY 3 THEATRE FINIALLY RE-OPENED FRIDAY NIGHT.    AFTER THE
ELECTRICAL FIRE, IT WAS CLOSED ABOUT 2 MONTHS.      "JUDY"....A VERY GOOD
MOVIE ABOUT JUDY GARLAND IS SHOWING IN IT.      "JUDY" ENDS THURSDAY NIGHT.


GREAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST YESTERDAY AT THE CATHOLIC PARISH IN ST. DONATUS.     WE WERE THERE TOWARD THE END, SO NOT THAT MANY IN PHOTO.
THEY HAD A NICE TURNOUT AND BESTS PANCAKES I HAVE HAD IN A LONG TIME.
THE CHURCH IS ON THE HILL OVERLOOKING TOWN AND IS A LARGE CONGREGATION FOR A SMALL TOWN.    EVEN HAS A MUSEUM.    SOME OF SUNDAY
WORKERS ABOVE.      HAD A BAKE SALE TOO AND NOW LOOKING FORWARD TO THE
TWO FRUIT BREADS I BOUGHT.    ST. DONATUS...WAY UP IN THE NORTHERN
PART OF JACKSON COUNTY AND HOME TOO OF THE FAMOUS KALMES RESTAURANT.


STEVE WELLS, 59,  DIED SUDDENLY IN OCTOBER AT HIS HOME IN MICHIGAN.   A LONGTIME ATTORNEY....HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS PARENTS,  WAYNE AND SHIRLEY
WELLS, BOTH 1954 GRADUATES OF MAQUOKETA HIGH SCHOOL.    ALSO SURVIVED
BY HIS WIFE, THREE CHILDREN AND A BROTHER.   WAYNE AND SHIRLEY LIVE
IN MICHIGAN DURING THE SUMMER AND NAPLES IN WINTER AND TRY TO VISIT
MAQUOKETA EVERY YEAR OR TWO.   WAYNE A RETIRED LAWYER.



DJ MINI MART OPENED SATURDAY IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA, ON THE
CORNER OF MAIN AND PLEASANT,   SOUTH, ACROSS FROM GREEN SPACE.
NO IDEA WHO THE OWNER IS.    WILL GET MORE INFO SOON.





NICE ARTICLE THIS MORNING IN THE TH ON THE NEW RC PARK IN MAQUOKETA.
CLICK ON ABOVE TO ENLARGE IT.

EASTON VALLEY (MILES/PRESTON) FOOTBALL  TEAM EASILY WON THEIR PLAYOFF GAME FRIDAY NIGHT AND PLAY #1 DON BOSCO THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, THERE.   THE GAME WILL AGAIN BE BROADCAST ON KMAQ.

DENNIS VOY





Friday, November 01, 2019

FRIDAY DAILY

GOOD TO SEE THREE MOVIES BACK UP ON MARQUE.
THE VOY 3 RE-OPENS TONIGHT WITH "JUDY".



AFTER A NICE MILD  WINTER, WE HOPE TO OPEN THE "61" IN 5 MONTHS, NEXT
APRIL.

DENNIS VOY