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Czech Days!!!
"It Happens Every August"

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Czech Days 2013
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"Be Happy and Shine"
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Go Back to:  March of 2018
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Great Fun
@ 2018 Masopust
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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
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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.  
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Just a few Stars
that have recently moved on
Even though we'll miss them here,
they are still with us.
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"Shoulder High By The 4th of July"

Despite the wet conditions and not able
to get the corn in until toward the end of
Baldy's Corn was still
"Shoulder High by The 4th of July".
This photo was taken on 6/29/2018.  
Good Ground, Good Seed, and
Great Farming the Key to Success!
It's been over 50 years since
Rudolphinum High School
in Protivin closed it doors.  We have a special feature on its final class featuring an
interview with Protivin Resident
John Balik who reflects back to 1968, some his
classmates, and the changes in the town over the past 50 years.  
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photo to hear John's interview and see some interesting photos.
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2018 Czech Days
The 40th Annual Started off with a
"Great Fireworks and that was just the
By any measurement it was a
HUGE Success
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Great Music!  Great Food!  Great Drink!  
But most Importantly
Great People and Friends
at the
2019 Masopust Celebration in Protivin....
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Visit   The Czech Heritage Partnership
This is a real gem:  includes Merlyn Phillips of Spillville, as a baby with his parents,
grandparents and 2 sets of Great Grand Parents..
 Merlyn was born June
30, 1935
so this photo is probably from July maybe August.

SITTING(left to right)
Mary (Jirak) & Anton Tupy
Lillian(Novotny) & Stanley Phillips
Merlyn(the baby)
Mary (Pletka) & Wenzel Novotny

Standing (left to right)
Eleanora (Tupy) & Rudolph R. Novotny
Anna (Pecka) & Joseph Phillips
The Zajicek Brothers from Protivin
@ 2011 Masopust
(Oldest to Youngest, which is also Left to Right)
Jim, Ken and Steve