Monday, March 30, 2020

MONDAY DAILY


THREE MAQUOKETA SERVICE CLUBS WENT TOGETHER TO HELP THE  CHILDREN WHO ATTEND THE LOCAL HEAD START SCHOOL.       THE MAQUOKETA OPTIMIST
CLUB...MAQUOKETA LIONS CLUB...AND THE MASONIC HELION LODGE #36 MET AT THJE WALMART STORE IN MAQUOKETA AND PURCHASED A PAIR OF ATHLETIC SHOES AND A PACKAGE OF SOCKS FOR ALL 17 CHILDREN WHO ATTEND HEAD START IN MAQUOKETA.
LEFT TO RIGHT ABOVE:   ROSS MITCHELL OF MASONIC HELION LODGE #36....
KATE KRABBENHOFT OF THE MAQUOKETA OPTIMIST CLUB....MIKE PEARCY OF
HELION LODGE AND RAY LeBLANC OF THE MAQUOKETA LIONS CLUB.






















RON EVANS, 87, UNDER CARE OF HOSPICE DIED SATURDAY AT PELLA,  IOWA,
WHERE HE AND DORIS HAVE LIVED FOR AROUND 15 YEARS.   HE WAS A LONGTIME
POLICEMAN HERE IN MAQUOKETA AND WAS CHIEF OF POLICE BEFORE HIS
RETIREMENT.    HE IS SURVIVED  BY DORIS AND DAUGHTER CHERYL AND FAMILY
ALSO AT PELLA.     CREMATION HAS TAKEN PLACE AND A MEMORIAL SERVICE
WILL BE HELD LATER.    GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME IN PELLA IS SERVING
THE FAMILY.
HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND AS YOU WILL SEE IN THE ABOVE 1971 CALENDAR PHOTO, HE WAS ONE OF MY POLICEMEN WHEN I WAS MAYOR.    HE IS FIRST AT LEFT IN PHOTO.    AT LEAST 3 OTHERS IN THAT PHOTO ARE NO LONGER LIVING.     AND
NOTICE ALSO THAT THERE WERE 10 BUSINESS PLACES THAT SPONSORED THAT
CALENDAR AND 7 ARE NO LONGER HERE.     AND WITH RON'S PASSING,  I LOST A ANOTHER GOOD READER OF THIS "DAILY".
CLICK-ON THE CALENDAR ABOVE TO ENLARGE IT.

























DON'T EAT TOO MUCH (DRINK LOTS OF WATER) ... WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN...
AND PRAY THAT THIS WEEK WILL GET BETTER THAN LAST WEEK.
SORRY TO REPORT, WE HAVE THE FIRST JACKSON COUNTY RESIDENT THAT
TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS.     I UNDERSTAND SHE IS FEELING GOOD AND NOW
WILL BE HOME FOR THAT NECESSARY 14 DAYS.    I MAY HAVE MORE LATER.   SHE
IS NOT FROM MAQUOKETA BUT DOES SOME WORK HERE.

THE CONFIRMATION CLASS AT FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH IN MAQUOKETA TOOK
OUT TO WAITING CARS YESTERDAY AFTERNOON...AROUND 85 LAZANJA MEALS.
FOR MONTHS, A DIFFERENT GROUP AT THE CHURCH HAS SPONSORED THE FREE COMMUNITY DINNER THE LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH.   YESTERDAY WAS A RECORD HIGH.

TAKE CARE...DENNIS VOY





Thursday, March 26, 2020

THURSDAY DAILY

           NOT SURE BY PROBABLY NOT A  LOCAL PHOTO



















ATTORNEYS KAHLER, REICKS, BEISE AND
BARTELT (NEXT DOOR TO KMAQ)  ARE
NOT TAKING IN-PERSON CLIENT APPOINTMENTS
UNTIL  FURTHER NOTICE,  BUT ARE OPEN FOR 
BUSINESS.    FOR NOTARY SERVICE
AND LEGAL MATTERS, YOU CAN CALL THIS
NUMBER AND LEAVE A MESSAGE:   563-652-4963





SYCAMORE  MEDIA (TREVIS AND NANCY MAYFIELD)
OWNS THE NEWSPAPERS IN MAQUOKETA, DEWITT
AND BELLEVUE.        MAQUOKETA AND DEWITT PAPERS
ARE TWICE-A-WEEK PUBLICATIONS AND WILL GO
TO ONCE-A-WEEK IMMEDIATELY AND UNTIL FURTHER 
NOTICE.      BELLEVUE HAS BEEN ONCE-A- WEEK.









DENNIS VOY





Wednesday, March 25, 2020

WEDNESDAY DAILY

WHEN YOU COME INTO MAQUOKETA FROM DAVENPORT, JUST BEFORE YOU TAKE
THE FIRST S MAIN ST EXIT, UP ON THE HILL, YOU CAN SEE THE NEW HOSPITAL.
I BELIEVE IT WILL BE THE ONLY REAL GOOD AREA ON  HIGHWAY 61 WHERE
THE HOSPITAL WILL BE VISABLE TO THE PUBLIC.
ANYWAY, BELOW ARE 6 PHOTOS AROUND THE HOSPITAL.
A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WORKING TODAY....MUST HAVE BEEN 50 CONSTRUCTION
EMPLOYEE CARS AS YOU WILL SEE.


ANOTHER MAIN ENTRANCE?    FOR WHO?  NO ANSWER.


MORE EMPLOYEE CARS...THEY ARE PARKED IN FOUR
DIFFERENT AREAS.


AMBULANCE GARAGE AT LEFT....I ASSUME.


THE LOOK OF THE EAST SIDE.
IT IS GOING TO BE BIG.
BUT SMALLER THAN OUR PRESENT ONE.
TOTAL COST.....$36 MILLION IF I REMEMBER RIGHT.
$16 MILLION IN BANK FOR DOWN PAYMENT.
NET PROFIT WILL PAY OFF THE BOND.
NO TAX MONEY TO BUILD IT.
MAYBE, IT WILL BE DONE YET THIS YEAR.
EXCITING!



THIS IS NATIONAL AG WEEK.
90% OF ABOVE FARMS ARE FAMILY FARMS.






IT WAS A SUGGESTION BY THE POPE.     THAT AT NOON, TODAY, AROUND THE WORLD, CHRISTIANS WOULD SAY THE LORD'S PRAYER.    AT 12 NOON, ABOVE, PASTOR NEAL HARRISON AND FATHER AUSTIN WILKER PRAY THE PRAYER ON KMAQ.




MANY YEARS AGO,  PEOPLE ALSO HAD THE SEARS CATALOG.

TAKE CARE...
WASH YOUR HANDS...
PRAY THAT TOMORROW THE CRISIS
WILL BE BETTER, NOT WORSE.

DENNIS VOY
THANK YOU FOR CHECKING IN HERE....
AND FOR LISTENING TO KMAQ.




Tuesday, March 24, 2020

TUESDAY MORNING DAILY

WORK GOES ON THIS MORNING.
ON EAST PLATT STREET, A BUILDING BEING REPAIRED.

ON SUMMIT STREET, A SIDEWALK BEING REPLACED TODAY.


ST. REP. ANDY McKEAN WAS IN YESTERDAY TO DISCUSS THE VIRUS
ON "JUST TALK" WITH SHERI MELVOLD.     SHERI IS LINING UP LOT
OF INTERESTING GUESTS DEALING WITH THIS CRISIS.    LOIS FISCHER
OF KMAQ SALES TOOK A FEW PHOTOS AFTER YESTERDAY'S SHOW.
TODAY ON JUST TALK WAS HOME HEALTH NURSE SARA HOBBS AND LYN MEDINGER JACKSON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR.

TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) MAQUOKETA MAYOR DON SCHWENKER ON FIRST HALF HOUR AT 9:05 AND ON SECOND HALF HOUR SCHOOL SUPT. CHRIS  HOOVER.

THURSDAY:   HOSPITAL CEO CURT COLEMAN AND ON
SECOND HALF HOUR, JEFF BODENHOFER, MANAGER OF
MAQUOKETA'S WATER AND WASTEWATER.

FRIDAY AS ALWAYS, I WILL HAVE NO GUEST BUT TAKE
CALLS ON ANYTHING.

JUST TALK IS STREAMED...SO ANYONE IN THE COUNTRY 
CAN LISTEN ON THEIR COMPUTER BY GOING TO WWW.KMAQ.COM AND CLICK-ON THE LITTLE RADIO
TO LISTEN.   IF IT IS NOT THERE, CALL  IMMEDIATELY AND LET US KNOW.



CLICK ON NEWS ABOVE TO ENLARGE IT FOR EASIER READING


I AM GETTING MORE NICE COMMENTS ON OUR LOCAL
MORNING PRAYER AT 7:44 a.m.   
YESTERDAY IT WAS DONE BY FR. AUSTIN WILKER OF 
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC.
TODAY, FR. BOB NORTH OF ST. MARK'S EPISCOPAL DID IT.
TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) THE PRAYER WILL BE
BY COLLEEN PETAROS OF FIRST UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH.
THURSDAY:   REV. SUSEN LeBLANC, RETIRED PASTOR.
FRIDAY:   PASTOR WILL LAYTON OF ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN IN ST. DONATUS AND ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN
IN LaMOTTE.
SATURDAY:   PASTOR NATHAN COMBS, PRAIRIE CREEK
CHURCH IN MAQUOKETA.



      CLICK ON BLOOD NOTICE ABOVE TO ENLARGE IT



RICH HALL, OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER DIRECTOR, 
HAS ARRANGED FOR THE ABOVE SINGERS TO DO A FACEBOOK LIVE CONCERT THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, STARTING AT 7 P.M.   THE SHOW WILL FEATURE NUTSY TURTLE AND LORI, PLAYING ALL TYPES OF MUSIC....NEW COUNTRY,  50'S-60'S,  AND IN BETWEEN.   ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS "LIKE"  THE OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE AND JOIN THE FUN.    IT WILL BE OVER AND HOUR AND OHNWARD WILL BE ASKING FOR DONATIONS THROUGH PAY PAL TO HELP OHNWARD THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME.




I HAVE BEEN TOLD THERE ARE PEOPLE IN MAQUOKETA THAT DO NOT HAVE A RADIO IN THEIR HOME.
IF YOU ARE ONE...OR KNOW OF ONE...AND WOULD USE ONE IF YOU HAD IT...EMAIL ME AND
MAYBE WE CAN GET ONE FOR YOU.      kmaq@kmaq.com
WILL NEED THE PHONE NUMBER ALSO.



                                                 IN IOWA
                           1 OF 5 JOBS IN AG




DENNIS VOY




Monday, March 23, 2020

MONDAY MORNING DAILY

CARS LINED UP IN PARKING LOT YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AT FIRST LUTHERAN
CHURCH IN MAQUOKETA.    THE FIRST CARS TO GET A FREE COMMUNITY MEAL
ARRIVED  EARLY BEFOR 5 P.M. DURING THE SNOW STORM AND IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR OVER 65 MEALS TO BE CARRIED OUT TO THE CARS WAITING.
THE FREE MEALS SPONSORED BY SACRED HEART CATHOLIC
CHURCH AND DIRECTED BY THE MAQUOKETA MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION.
ABOVE, FR. AUSTIN WILKER OF SACRED HEART MANNING THE DOOR.
WORKERS LOCATED JUST INSIDE FIRST LUTHERAN TO FILL THE MEAL CONTAINERS.

NEXT SUNDAY,  FREE COMMUNITY MEALS  AGAIN AT 5 P.M. AND SPONSORED BY
FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH.
PHOTOS ABOVE BY PASTOR NEIL HARRISON, PRESIDENT OF THE  ASSOCIATION.




A FACEBOOK ENTRY SINCE YESTERDAY....
MAKE A SPLASH  IS LOCATED ON THE CORNER OF MAIN AND PLATT IN DOWNTOWN MAQUOKETA.

DENNIS VOY