Trojans Season Ends @Tripoli

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Trojans Believe and
Achieve & Beat Kee for
the District Championship

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Lawler Irish Fest

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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
Valley Conference
"Player of the Week"

Haley Kriener
who helped lead Turkey Valley to 2
state tournaments in softball (2006,2008)
was named the Missouri Valley
Conference Player of the Week yesterday

University of Northern Iowa third
baseman had an impressive performance
this weekend against the Indiana State

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

Kriener is considered one of the top
softball players in the history of
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 Kriener.

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2013 Wrestling
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
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inductees as well as emcee Dennis
Meirick, Dan Gable about keeping
wrestling in the Olympics.
Photos, audio, videos, and
more here from the HOF
Spring is Here??????

Only on the Calendar!
Recent snows and cold weather with high winds makes it seem more
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
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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Turkey Valley Rolls Riceville to
Advance-And Plays Well but Falls
to #3 Tripoli

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Czech Days in Protivin was an
overwhelming success with record

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the 1962 Team and more
Protivin's Sonny Kalishek
inducted into the Hall-of-Fame
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2012 TV Football

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2012 TV Cross Country

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Florence Zahasky,
from Protivin (left) turned 100 on
October 3 at Evans Memorial Home. in
Patty Mohn also of Protivin (right)
helped her
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
w/o shouting)
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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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Chuck Offenburger
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John Hageman
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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
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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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Coach Elsbernd on the
South Winneshiek Wrestlers @
State clicking Here!
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Dan Gable Left is NE Iowa's most
Olympic Wrestler!
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Tom Peckham
of Cresco
also represented this
area and
our country as a
in the Olympics!
Basketball in Review

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2012/13 TV Wrestling in Review

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A Winter Wonderland
The bridge near the park by Fort
where we played our hopefully
many more generations will play in this
beautiful area.
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Video of Snow at the
Protivin Ball Park on May 2, 2013
Trojans compete
@ UIC Track Meet.  
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Trojans Tee It Up at Big Rock
and the Upper Iowa
Conference Golf Tournament.  
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47 Students were all Smiles on
"Graduation Day" @ Turkey Valley
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It was rainy and a little cold, but that did not
dampen the spirit on
Memorial Day in Protivin.

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A Big Thumbs Up...As
Everyone Had Fun at
Brat-N-Brew in Protivin
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The Tradition

Clet Koshatka Farm Equipment in
Protivin has long been Recognized as a
leader in the area in Farm Equipment,
The tradition continued recently when
Don Koshatka (above) received the
award as A
"Top Dealer" from Kinze.  
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Fun Had By All!
2013 Czech Days..."One of
The Best Ever"!

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Jim Zajicek
received the highest award given by the
Iowa High School Athletic Union to School
Administrators at the State Basketball
Tournament in 2012.

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Retiring Ray Lukes
thanked for his 43 years of
service to the City of
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2013 Turkey Valley Homecoming Court

King Candidates (standing left to right)
Eric Buckendahl son of Ryan Buckendahl and Alyssa Nelson
Jacob Buss son of Gordon and Carmen Buss
Riley Busta son of Don (DJ) and Kim Busta

Queen Candidates (sitting left to right)
Noelle Berst daughter of Todd and Carla Berst
Allison Kuennen daughter of Gary and Janel Kuennen
Tierney Lensing daughter of Pat and Kim Lensing

2012 Homecoming

50+ years of Turkey Valley Queens and Kings
Tierney Lensing Queen and
Trojans Roll to 62-8 Win

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Irene Bruess
(All Smiles, Of Course)
as Team Irene raised over $2000 for ALS
research on Saturday October 12 at
Principal Park in Des Moines.  ALS is
better known as
Lou Gehrig's Disease.  
Team Irene Raises over $2000 for ALS Research

The 39 members of Team Irene (pictured above) who raised over
$2000 for ALS Research during a walk at
Principal Park in Des Moines on Saturday, October 12th.

Official final totals are not yet available, but there were over 1500
walkers in all on what was a beautiful fall day in Des Moines.

Team Irene  is in honor of Irene Bruess of Protivin (see her
looking good to the left) and was comprised of sons and daughters
and spouses as well as many grand children and spouses and it looks
like some great grand kids as well.

The Bruess Family wants to thank all that donated and/or bought

Photos and information courtesy of Jamie and Rosie Bruess.
They had a rose ceremony where each team captain received a rose
either in memory or honor of their loved one with ALS.  The one
pictured above is in
Honor of Irene Bruess!

ALS is known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, named for the famous Yankee
Slugger who played in 2,130 consecutive games until stricken with the
disease in his 30s.  

On Lou Gehrig Day at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939.  Gehrig gave
one of the most famous lines ever from a speech!

"Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth!"
Ryan Izer Finishes 7th @
State Cross Country Meet
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Hard Fought Battle Goes to
Gladbrook-Reinbeck 34-22!
Successful Season Ends For Turkey Valley

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