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April-June 2018
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Best Places to live:
#1 Iowa
#2 Minnesota
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"It worked!  
The diet was
Don't I
Look Great?"
No April Fools!  This was taken by the Ball Park in Protivin on April 4 after the 2nd
Spring Snow Storm. 2-3 inches in Protivin after it snowed most of the day on the 3rd.  
Light snow with high winds caused drifting over night.  There was reportedly much
more snow in Cresco and around Rochester, where there were several accidents
and people in the ditch.  It was about 15 at the time this photo was taken with
temperatures expected to dip below 10 on Friday, April 6.  Since Spring started most
days have been 25 degrees below normal, but expected to "warm up" and be only 10
degrees below normal by April 10.  After a fairly mild winter by these parts standards,
the spring has not been nice.  Stick around....It'll change!  We hope for the Best!
One of the worst moments in our
Country's History.  50 years ago this
month on April 4, 1968,
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,  
shot and killed in
Memphis, Tennessee
It Happened 50 Years Ago
This Month's

"Blast From The Past"
Bill Prochaska
When he ended his high school
career in Protivin in 1955
he was
the all-time leading scorer
in boy's basketball
in the State of Iowa.
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Wenceslaus F. "Jim" Balik
April 2
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If there is someone you know of
we should have on our Obituary
List, please let us know.  Send a
photo, information, and/or a link to
the funeral home in charge of
arrangements and we'll include on
this page.

Do you have an upcoming
happening in the area or some
information and/or photos from a
recent event you would like to
share on this website.

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Many times from many different people
all over the place over the last few
years we heard  how much they

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is the same basic concept.  We
changed the name to what we feel is
more appropriate for the content we
will be sharing in the months, and
hopefully many years ahead.  With
each issue we will continue to evolve!

ProTown Star
is published in Protivin, Iowa with the
idea that Protivin is the center of the
Universe.  The contents will be
anything that might be interesting to
anyone currently living in the area,
formerly from the area, or just is
interested in the area.  

The Tri-County area of Howard,
Winneshiek, and Chickasaw Counties
in Iowa will be the main focus, but you
may see something Pop-Up from
Waterloo to Cedar Rapids to LaCrosse
to Rochester to Mason City or any
where else in this wonderful world we
live in.

Part of our mission is to celebrate the
accomplishments of people of all ages
from current times and the past.

Each month will have its own main
page with links to main features of the
month and past months

We invite you to share any interesting
stuff you might have or know of and
give us any ideas of what you think we
should be doing.

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It was 50 years ago, when Rudolphinum in
Protivin closed its doors for the last time.  
We will interview a prominent class
member for the Class of 1968!
Still Going Strong!
The Protivin American Legion march to the church to remember those who gave all
as many turn out to honor those that served.  It is always a special time in Protivin.
See More Photos and more from Memorial Day 2018!
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The Howard County "Freedom Rock"
is located as you enter Cresco from Protivin.  To the right are the 5 Admirals from
Cresco and to the left is what is at the bottom of the
"Freedom Rock"
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The Oak Ridge Boys Sing The National Anthem in Howard County
during the dedication of the "Howard County Freedom Rock" in Cresco at the
intersection of Highway 9 and Protivin Road on June 23rd.  A huge crowd gathered
for the event and The Oak Bridge Boys in the area for the Howard County Fair were
gracious enough to offer their services for the dedication.  
See many more photos
and information.
"Field of Dreams"

One of the busiest places around in the month of June is "The Protivin Ball
 For decades now this has been THE Place to be.  Whether you are
playing T-Ball, Little League, or an adult league, or you are just a fan, if you
lived in the Protivin area you probably have spent a good part of your summer
here.  In June there is something going almost daily....even some days when
we receive heavy rains.  The field drys so fast it is almost impossible to have a
rain out unless there is a complete down pour just prior to or during a game.

Besides the Protivin youth teams and adult Slow-Pitch on Tuesdays,  in recent
years both Turkey Valley and Crestwood utilizes the field for some of their
pre-high school teams.

The town continues to take great pride in the park.

"You just can't beat fun at the Old Protivin Ball Park"

When Baldy's corn gets a little higher we'll show you a photo of why this spot
was the
"Field of Dreams" long before Hollywood thought of it.