Wednesday, August 05, 2020

WEDNESDAY DAILY

SHIRLEY BRANDON, FROM CHICAGO, ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO, MOVED TO MAQUOKETA AREA WHERE HER DAUGHTER WORKED.   HER HUSBAND WAS EMPLOYED WITH AMTRACK AND WHEN SHE DISCOVERED HOW MUCH LOWER THE COST OF LIVING IS HERE, TALKED HIM (NOW DECEASED) INTO MOVING HERE.  
SHE HAD A DAUGHTER (NOW DECEASED) LIVING RIGHT NEXT TO CENTRAL PARK IN NEW YORK AND SHIRLEY ENJOYED VISITING HER FREQUENTLY OVER THE  YEARS.   ALSO HAS 3 SONS, ONE WORKING IN FLORIDA IN ONE OF THE POPULAR TOURIST PARKS AND SHE HAS ALSO VISITED  HIS FAMILY OFTEN.    SHE LIKES TO TRAVEL
TO SEE HER KIDS AND GRANDCHILDREN.      BUT NOW,  SEWING IS HER THING.  SHE IS 89, (WAS ON MAY 7TH)  LIVES ON THOMAS AVENUE IN HER COMFORTABLE RANCH HOUSE AND HAS BEEN MAKING MASKS FOR MONTHS.   HER GOAL WAS 1,000 AND NEW GOAL IS 1,500 WITH LESS THAN 200 TO GO TO MEET IT.    SHE DOESN'T CHARGE.   IF YOU WANT ONE, CALL HER AHEAD OF TIME, AT 652-9787.      YES, I COMPLAINED ABOUT HER CUBS MASK.



A GREAT FAMILY MOVIE STARTS FRIDAY AT THE 61 DRIVE-IN.   BRING THE  KIDS
AND GRAND KIDS.    BEFORE SHOWTIME AT 8:30 WILL WILL ENJOY FREE TRAIN
RIDES AROUND THE THEATRE.    A GREAT 2ND MOVIE TOO AT 10:30.
















ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO VIEW THE BEAUTIFUL MAQUOKETA RIVER IS
AT NORTH EDGE OF TOWN OFF ON THE SHORT STREET GOING PAST THE  LIGHT PLANT.   THERE IS WHERE THE BIKE AND WALKING TRAIL GOES OVER THE RIVER ON A NEW BRIDGE.    YOU LOOK DOWN ON THE RIVER WHILE SITTING ON ONE OF TWO
NICE BENCHES, INCLUDING THE ONE ABOVE.     TROUBLE IS!   WHAT  DO YOU
SEE FROM THE ABOVE BENCH IS WILD TREES BLOCKING THE RIVER.  
TALK TO YOUR COUNCILMAN OR COUNCILWOMAN.


LOOKING FROM OUR DECK....THE CORN LOOKS GOOD IN MAQUOKETA AND AREA...


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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

TUESDAY DAILY

IT WAS A BIG DAY TODAY IN BALDWIN.    THE 4-DAY ANNUAL TRACTORCADE
STOPPED AT MIKE FRANTZEN'S HIGHWAY 64 AUCTION PLACE EAST OF TOWN
ON THE 4 DAY EVENT, SPONSORED BY STATIONS WHO AND WMT.     OVER 350 TRACTORS ARE ON THE ROAD AGAIN.   TODAY, THEY STOPPED FOR A DELICIOUS
FRIED CHICKEN DINNER.

THE BIG LEADERS FROM BOTH BIG STATIONS...ON LEFT, ANDY PETERSON, ONE OF THE ACE ANNOUNCERS FROM WYOMING, IOWA.    CLICK-ON ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE IT.
THE SITE WILL BE BUSY AGAIN AT THE NEXT BIG MACHINERY SALE.  THERE ARE 3 OR 4 A YEAR THERE.
THE TRACTORCADE STARTED SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE FAIRGROUNDS IN
MONTICELLO AND WILL END TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT MONTICELLO.
MIKE..THANKS FOR BEING A GOOD "HOST" AND HELPING TO SHOW JACKSON
COUNTY'S GREAT HOSPITALITY.

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Monday, August 03, 2020

MONDAY DAILY



INDOOR THEATRES ARE REALLY HURTING WITH NO NEW MOVIES.     HAVE NO
IDEA WHEN THE VOY 3 WILL OPEN.




JACKSON COUNTY MOVING UP TO FAST WITH POSITIVE CASES.     NOT GOOD.






DOWN THE STREET NEXT TO THE SHOPPER.  I HAVE NO IDEA WHO IS OPENING,
OR WILL BE OPENING THIS NEW BUSINESS.    DON'T KNOW WHO TO TALK TO??






THE FOUR-GAME SERIES BETWEEN THE CARDINALS AND TIGERS HAS BEEN
CALLED OFF FOR THIS WEEK.   MORE COVID 19 PROBLEMS.

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Saturday, August 01, 2020

SATURDAY DAILY



AS OF 4 P.M. SATURDAY....UP 2 FROM FRIDAY.


JACKSON COUNTY HAS NOW HAD IT'S FIRST DEATH.    I HEARD THE PERSON
WAS IN 80'S, HAD OTHER HEALTH ISSUES, AND WAS FROM EASTERN  JACKSON COUNTY.

FIRST WEEK OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WAS NOT GOOD WITH COVID 19 POSTPONMENTS, INCLUDING CARDINAL-BREWER GAME LAST NIGHT AND
THE  GAME TONIGHT.    I PREDICT THE SEASON WILL NOT LAST LONG IF
THIS CONTINUES.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IS STILL IN THE WORKS IN IOWA WITH PRACTICE
START DATE  AUGUST 10TH.     THE SEASON WILL BE 7 INSTEAD OF 9 WEEKS AND
EVERY TEAM WILL PLAY POST-SEASON.



STOCK CAR RACING NIGHT IS EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT AT FAIRGROUNDS IN MAQUOKETA.

THERE WAS NOT A FRIDAY DAILY.    JUST A REMINDER,  IT TAKES JUST A FEW
SECONDS TO CLICK-ON ....BELOW..... OLD POSTS AND LOOK AT THEM.

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Monday, July 27, 2020

TUESDAY DAILY

SINCE NOTHING IS HAPPENING WITH DOG PARK ON HILL BY
HORSESHOE POND PARK (BAD PLACE FOR IT ANYWAY?)...HERE'S
A SUGGESTION FROM A DAILY VIEWER.    IT IS CITY OWNED
LAND SOUTH OF BURLINGTON RC TRACK OFF OF NORTH WALNUT STREET.
  THE RC TRACK (NEW LAST YEAR AND ADDED ON TO THIS YEAR) 
THIS YEAR DOES NOT SEEM TO BE USED AS EXPECTED.   THERE IS AN
EXISTING FENCE IN YELLOW.    RED IS WHRE TWO ENTRY GATES COULD GO.
TAKE A LOOK.






A Little MASK Humor in these serious times we are in regarding COVID-19.

MONDAY DAILY

CLICK-ON TO ENLARGE






DEAN TILTON 80 WEDNESDAY
AH  1 AND AH  2  AND AH  3....
dandktilton@comcast.net  







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Saturday, July 25, 2020

SATURDAY DAILY

JACKSON COUNTY UP 6 SINCE FRIDAY.







FOUR MORE MAQUOKETA HOMES WERE SELECTED THIS MONTH TO BE DESIGNATED AS OUTSTANDING HOMES OF THE MONTH.    THIS MONTHLY PROGRAM IS A JOINT
VENTURE OF THE MAQUOKETA HOMETOWN PRIDE COMMITTEE AND THE MAQUOKETA PROPERTY MAINTENANCE BOARD.
THE ABOVE HOME IS AT 908 EAST PLATT STREET, THE HOME OF BARB IHRIG.
PLACING THE SIGN IN THE  YARD,  BARB SCHROEDER AND STEVE GISEL OF THE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE BOARD.

THE ABOVE HOUSE IS AT 205 NORTH JONES AVENUE, THE HOME OF PAMELA MYATT-QUICK CRAWFORD.

THIS HOME IS AT 514 EAST MAPLE STREET, THE HOME OF CLAYTON AND CHRISTINE SNELL.     CHRISTINE IN THE MIDDLE ABOVE.

THIS HOME IS AT 815 NILES STREET, THE HOME OF TOM AND CAROL BREUCH.
THEY ARE IN THE LEFT ABOVE.
THE PHOTOS OF ALL 4 HOMES CAN BE ENLARGED BY CLICKING ON EACH
PHOTO.














ABOVE...NOT A LOCAL PROBLEM.



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Friday, July 24, 2020

FRIDAY DAILY

NOTE:   WE HAVE HAD A LOT MORE  TESTING IN THE COUNTY AND THAT WOULD BE ONE EXPLANATION OF  OUR HIGHER AMOUNT OF CASES.











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