|Great Show by Trojans at Ed-Co
Trojan Boys Capture District Title
Several athletes from Turkey Valley qualified for the State Track
Meet in Des Moines...
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|It's May & I Refuse to Shovel Snow
The photo above was taken from a spot where we took a similar photo
back in December of the First Snow of the Season. Hopefully, this has
to be the last. It is May 2nd (not a misprint) and it was snowing and
accumulating in the middle of the afternoon. The photos here were
taken at around 2:15 p.m. CDT on May 2, 2013. As much as 4 inches of
snow could fall in parts of NE Iowa by morning. See video below from
Protivin Ball Park while it was snowing.
|Former Turkey Valley Standout Named
Missouri Valley Conference
"Player of the Week"
who helped lead Turkey Valley to 2 state tournaments in softball
(2006,2008) was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the
Week yesterday (4/22/2013).
The University of Northern Iowa third baseman had an impressive
performance this weekend against the Indiana State Sycamores.
Kriener was a threat at the plate throughout the weekend going six-
for-nine with seven RBI and a home run.
Kriener’s offensive attack played a key role in UNI’s success this
weekend sweeping Indiana State in a three-game series. Kriener’s
1.000 slugging percentage and .636 on-base percentage each set the
pace for the Panthers. Kriener also was credited with a stolen base.
Kriener is considered one of the top softball players in the history of
Turkey Valley and was a four year starter at third base for the
Trojans and was a first team all-state selection her junior and senior
seasons (2008 & 2009).
The UNI senior is from Fort Atkinson and the daughter of Jim and Dana
More on Northern Iowa Softball.
|It's April 21st, Do You Know
Where Your Snow Shovel Is?
Many area residents woke up Sunday morning to a snow covered
ground. Sidewalks, steps, and even roads were a little slippery in
spots. For awhile some of the Biggest snowflakes ever were coming
Hardly any work in the fields has been done as it has been either
raining or snowing almost every day during one of the worst springs in
a long long time. If it keeps up it might become the worst spring ever.
By the way, officially spring is now over a month old.
Hall of Fame
What many believed was a record crowd
of nearly 200 gathered at the Cresco
Country Club in Cresco on Monday
evening (4/8/2013) to welcome the 4
newest members to the prestigious Iowa
Wrestling Hall of Fame, which is located in
Get more information and here from
inductees as well as emcee Dennis
Meirick, Dan Gable about keeping
wrestling in the Olympics.
Photos, audio, videos, and
more here from the HOF
"Iowa is known for its beautiful sunsets"
The snow is mainly gone in the fields. With a little more drying the
planting season will begin. A year ago at this time farmers were way
ahead of schedule. This year has been more typical of years gone by.
|Spring is Here??????
Only on the Calendar!
Recent snows and cold weather with high winds makes it seem more
like the middle of January than the first day of Spring. Photo Above of
the Protivin Ball Park taken on March 20 shows some of the drifts, but
it is hard to pick up the cold weather which had the temp near 0 on the
morning of the first day of Spring and wind chills below 10 below.
March has been a Lion throughout (actually colder most days than it
was in January and much more snow). Normal temperature for First
Day of Spring around here is 48. We are not expected to hit 40 until
right at the end of March. Long term weather has us into the 60s in
the early part of April (or is that an APRIL FOOLS JOKE?).
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|2012/13 Turkey Valley Boys
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|They were here last summer
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|Never too Early
To Make Plans to attend
Protivin's 2013 Czech Days
2013 is the 35th Year and there'll be a
Parade with many interesting
dignitaries expected to be there
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2013 Czech Days
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|Czech Days in Protivin was an
overwhelming success with record
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the 1962 Team and more
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|Protivin's Sonny Kalishek
inducted into the Hall-of-Fame
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|A Special Series "From the
with Norman Borlaug's
First Cousin Alan Borlaug.
See "From the Milk House"
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from Protivin (left) turned 100 on
October 3 at Evans Memorial Home. in
Patty Mohn also of Protivin (right)
to lunch and her party @ Evans where
she now lives. Her maiden
name was Hauber and she was 1 of 5
daughters and 2 sisters are still living
(both younger). It's in the genes! Her
mother lived to be 99.
There is also a brief interview with
Florence on her birthday that can be
seen here. (She is hard of hearing
which made it difficult to communicate
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|Protivin Wedding from 1940
Clarence Vrba & Evelyn Moudry
Filmed by George F. Mikesh at Protivin, Iowa August 28 1940.
Film courtesy of the George Mikesh collection
and taken from HenriFlix Collection on YouTube
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|Iowa Hero, Laure
Rausch of Fort Atkinson
|A remarkable story of heroism
took place last winter in Winneshiek
County when Laure Rausch (2nd from
right), a Winneshiek Medical Center
Paramedic from FT. Atkinson helped
Darrah Lansing(2nd from left)of Ossian
after a car accident in an ice storm
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with his parents
|Christmas in Cresco
Black Friday and the traditional Holiday
Parade to kick-off
Christmas in Cresco.
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Iowa has the highest graduation rate in the
country at 88%, Wisconsin is 2nd @ 87%
|First Snow of The Season
Picture from Ball Park in Protivin
It started snowing around 5 a.m. Sunday
and continued into Mid-Day...(No Major
accumulation..generally less than 1/2 inch)
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photos of snow
From the Snow
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towns during the storm
Lawler, Saude, Little Turkey,
Jackson Jct., Waucoma,
Ft. Atkinson, Spillville &
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State Tournament Photos Courtesy of Kirk
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First Annual Irish
Fest in Lawler
|Tom Bruess (left-Lawler Native)
and Tom Vega, former Mason City
Newman standout (right) and player for
Coach Pro (Bill Prochaska in the
middle, former Upper Iowa
Basketball & Baseball Coach and
Protivin Native) @ the Upper Iowa vs.
Bemidji State game @ Taylor Arena in
The Peacocks missed a 3 pointer at the
buzzer that would have sent it into
overtime, the Beavers dropped the
Peacocks , 64-61.
Photograph by Mike Prochaska submitted
by Tom Bruess
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|2012/13 Turkey Valley Girls
Basketball in Review
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|2012/13 TV Wrestling in Review
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|Good Friday Flood!
Photo above Near the Farmer's Mill
Temperatures around 50 on Good Friday resulted in a lot of the area
snows to finally melt. 2 of the 4 main arteries through Protivin were
closed because of water over the road. Though out of its banks, area
residents told us this isn't near as bad as it has been in past springs
or even from heavy rains in the summer.
for the 3rd Year
June 14th in The
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|Finally an Outdoor Meet for The Boys
It was the first time all season the Turkey Valley Boys
Track Team was able to compete outside. They ran into
a tough field in Decorah.
Find out more
and see many photos from the meet
|Lawler is a town with many
beautiful spots. This one as you
enter the town coming from New
|Trojan Golfers Show
South Winneshiek in Ossian
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And we thought the spring was bad here. This
Photo (below) from near New Prague
(Montgomery) Minnesota on April 23, 2013
Photograph by Tom Bruess from his backyard on Tuesday 4/23/2013
not a mis-print... It is from APRIL 23!!!
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|A Winter Wonderland
The bridge near the park by Fort Atkinson where we played our
children play, our parents play, and even their parents played and
hopefully many more generations will play in this beautiful area.
|Golf @ Jackson Heights!
A little cold weather can't stop the hardy
from golfing as Turkey Valley hosts MFL
Mar Mac & West Central in the first golf
played @ Jackson Heights all year.
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|Trojans golfed against
Sumner-Fred. on Thursday
(4/25) @ Jackson Heights.
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and get the Details
|TV Girls Impressive @
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|Turkey Valley Boys Beat
Central in Golf
Justin Izer Runner-up
Medalist with a 42
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|Video of Snow at the
Protivin Ball Park on May 2, 2013
|Trojans Tee It Up at Big Rock and the Upper Iowa
Conference Golf Tournament.
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|Season Ends for
Trojan Boy Golfers
(All Golfers show remarkable
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