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Posted 8/31/2023

Congratulations To:

Being inducted into:

September 10, 2023


Posted 7/31/2023

Congratulations To:

Larry Olsen

being inducted into the

Michigan Polka Hall of Fame

Larry plays the Trumpet for Pan Franek, 

Zosia, and the Polka Towners


Posted 7/13/2023

Sad News:

Bruno Mikos passed away July 8, 2023

Bruno Mikos Obituary

Condolences to the Mikos Family


Posted 7/3/2023


The Boys, Jimmy K, and John Stevens Polka Bands

are retiring at the end of this year-- 2023..

Thank you for the Fantastic Memories!!!!!!!!

Good Luck!!!! 


Posted 6/27/2023

VIP Nashville Polka Tour

with Ryan Joseph & Danika Portz Ogrodny

October 19-22, 2023

Polka Dance with Lenny Gomulka & The Chicago Push

Call 712-540-6710 or email


Posted 6/22/2023

Congratulations To:

former Versatone Wally Maduzia

being inducted into the

World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame


Posted 6/10/2023

Congratulations To:

Being inducted into:

September 10, 2023


Posted 4/12/2023

St. Stan's A.C. Polish Fest

 Bay City, MI. June 22-25, 2023

Thursday - June 22- 6pm-12:30am  

Lenny Longuski's Style Stix & Polka Riot


Friday - June 23- 6pm-12:30am  

The Steve Drzewicki Band & Box On

Saturday - June 24- 12pm-5pm 

 The Kowalski Brothers

 5pm-12:30am- The Dynabrass & Box On

Sunday - June 25- 12:30pm-9PM  

The Dynabrass & The Steve Drzewicki Band


Posted 4/12/2023

Sad News:

David Raccis passed away April 4, 2023

David use to play drums for Lenny Gomulka

Condolences to the Raccis Family


Posted 4/2/2023

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Holy Saturday: Święconka (Blessing of Food):

The Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr

10am,11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm in the Church

3449 East 65th Street, Cleveland, OH

• St. Bernadette Catholic Church 10am in the Church

7600 South 42nd St., Bellevue, NE

• St. Stanislaus Catholic Church 1pm in the Church

4002 J St., Omaha, NE

• Check your Church for scheduling


Posted 4/2/2023

Go UConn Huskies!!!!

Basketball Team---Head Coach Dan Hurley is

Polish from his Mom's side. Yay!!!


Posted 1/29/2023

Sad News:

Billy Packer (Paczkowski) passed away January 26, 2023

Mr. Packer was Inducted into the

 National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in 1988

Condolences to the Packer Family


Posted 1/16/2023

Sad News:

Chester Pala passed away January 16, 2023

Condolences to the Pala Family


Posted 1/13/2023

Sad News:

Larry Matus passed away January 7, 2023

Father of Stacey (Dave) Morris and Vicki (Richie) Zebrowski of the NuTones

Condolences to the Matus Family


Posted 12/22/2022

Sad News:

Fred Bulinski passed away December 21, 2022

Condolences to the Bulinski Family


Posted 9/26/2022

Happy Birthday to

U.S.P.A President Bob Wolinski today!!!!

Happy Birthday!!!!  Sto Lat!!!! 

Posted 9/23/2022

Sad News:

Karen Arabek Polisky passed away September 22, 2022

Wife of musician Dennis Polisky

Click Here for Obituary

Condolences to the Polisky Family

Good Luck- Paige!!


Posted 7/31/2022

Miss Michigan Paige Rubleski--

Competing in the "Miss America Pagent"-- August 19th

*On the Road with Paige Rubleski

*Paige's Miss Michigan 2022

Videos from Stann Machowiak

and a video from Inside Pageant

*Pass the Crown


Posted 7/9/22

Petition to "Save The Roncesvalles Polish Festival"

Roncesvalles is a district in

the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Click Here- to sign the Petition


Posted 6/28/22

Congratulations to:

Iga Swiatek-- Professional Tennis Player from Poland

"The longest winning run in

women's tennis-- 36 Wins!!!"

Good Luck- Iga!!


Posted 6/23/22

Sad News:

Steve Yrkoski passed away June 21,2022

Click Here for Service Arrangements

Condolences to the Yrkoski Family


Posted 6/18/22

Sad News:

Richard “Jersey Polka Richie” Drongoski passed away June 18.

Click Here for:  Service arrangements

Condolences to the Drongoski Family


Posted 6/6/22

National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame

2022 Class of Inductees: Congratulations to:

Mark Dantonio

Mark Gubicza

Loreejon Ogonowski

John Danowski

49th Annual Induction Banquet

Thursday, June 16, 2022

American Polish Cultural Center

For more information:

Click Here


Posted 6/4/22

Congratulations to: Iga Swiatek

Wins 2022 French Open

For more information: Fox News


Posted 4/10/22

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Holy Saturday: Święconka (Blessing of Food):

The Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr 10am,11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm in the Church

• 3449 East 65th Street, Cleveland, OH

• St. Bernadette Catholic Church 10am in the Cafeteria

• 7600 South 42nd St., Bellevue, NE

• St. Stanislaus Catholic Church 1pm in the Church

• 4002 J St., Omaha, NE

• Check your Church for scheduling


Posted 4/9/22

Sad News:

Big Daddy Lackowski passed away early this morning.

Click Here:  Arrangements and services

Condolences to Mary Ann Lackowski & Family

Hank & Jodi Guzevich & Family


Posted 4/2/22

Congratulations to Karolina Bielawska

for winning Miss World 2022!! 

Miss Poland was crowned on

March 16 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

To watch the video-- Click Here


Posted 3/29/22

Posted 3/26/22

Congratulations to Coach Mike Krzyzewski

for the record setting 13th time as Head Coach in the Final Four breaking John Wooden's record!!!

Polish Pride....  Go Coach Krzyzewski...


Posted 3/10/22

Congratulations to- 2022 Miss Michigan Paige Rubleski

(Miss Grand Rapids)

Page will be competeing in the Miss America Pagent

August 14, 2022 in Las Vegas

Watch the youtube video:

 from Stann Machowiak

Thank you- Stan

Polish Pride!!!!! 

Good Luck Paige!!!!


Posted 3/6/2022

"Magic mushrooms?

Could fungus found in Polish forest help cure cancer?"

Jan. 3, 2019

The First News

"A Polish Scientists find fungus that

could help cure colon cancer: report"

Feb. 8, 2022

Polskie Radio PL


Posted 3/5/2022

Mike Krzyzewski's last regular-season game

Saturday, March 5, 2022

@6pm (EST)

"Spawned a $20M real estate bubble" from Fox Business

Click Here for the article

Good Luck Coach K!!!!!!!!!


Posted 3/5/2022

 David (Scrubby) Seweryniak

Inducted into the

World Concertina Congress

2022 Hall of Fame



Posted 2/20/2022

The United Polka League of the Mohawk Valley is sponsoring a:

**Polka dance on Sunday, March 13, 2022 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Featuring Donnie "P" and Celebration

 Roselawn Banquet Facility, 446 Main Street, New York Mills, New York 13417

**Polka dance on Sunday, April 24, 2022 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Featuring the Eddie Forman Orchestra

Roselawn Banquet Facility, 446 Main Street, New York Mills, NY 13417

**Polka dance on Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Featuring Mon Valley Push

Roselawn Banquet Facility, 446 Main Street, New York Mills, NY 13417

Admission is $15 for adults, children 16 and younger are free


Posted 2/5/​2022

2022 Winter Olympics!!!!


Winter Vinecki  on Team USA

(U.S. Freestyle Aerialist Skier)

Congratulations Winter!!!! Very Cool!!!

Winter's Father Michael played with

Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones in 1990.

Michael passed away in March 2009 due to prostate cancer.

Winter is the niece of Rick Vinecki (Box On Polka Band)

Good Luck Winter!!!! 


Posted 2/5/2022

Poland's Medal count-- 2022







Posted 1/20/2022

Sad News:

Walter Zawadski passed away January 18, 2022

Walter and his wife, Terry, volunteered for the USPA. 

They were Special Achievement Award recipients in 1998.

Condolences to Terry & The Zawadski Family


Posted 1/8//2022

Way Out West Arizona Polka Dance Fest 2022

Pulaski Club

Jan.  15 & 16-Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push

Feb. 19 & 20-Mike Costa & The Beat

Mar. 19 & 20-The Natural Talent (T.N.T)

Nov. 12 7 13-Dennis Polisky & Maestro's Men


Posted 1/8/2022

Sad News:

Sonny Wanderlich passed away

Condolences to the Wanderlich Family


Posted 1/4/2022

Sad News:

John Furmaniak Sr. passed away January 3, 2022

Condolences to the Furmaniak Family


Posted 12/29/2021

PolkaJammer New Year's Eve Celebration Live

Friday, December 31, 2021

Programming EST

6-8AM Jim Kucharski

8-10AM Jackie Libera

10-12PM Keith Pietranczyk

12-2PM Ray Skorka

2-10PM TZ's Annual Eddie Blazonczyk Tribute Show

10-1:05AM Mark & Cherie Trzepacz


Posted 12/29/2021

Jimmy K & His All Star Band will be performing

Saturday, March 26, 2022

@ the Wheeling Polka Festival (March 25-27, 2022)

Many Bands performing


Posted 12/20/2021

With Heavy Hearts we bring you sad news

our U.S.P.A President Barbara Haselow

passed away on 12-17-2021.

Click here for Barbara's Obituary

Thoughts & Prayers to the Haselow Family


The U.S.P.A Board Members


Posted 12/19/2021

Miracle in Poland

"During Christmas Day Mass in Poland 2013,

a Consecrated Host fell to the floor. It was recovered

and placed in a container with water.

They tested the red stains that appeared.

It revealed that it was fibers of human heart muscle." 

Taken from EWTN News Nightly

Click Here to view the video- EWTN


Posted 12/19/21

Congratulations to:

Julia Orzol- Volleyball Outside Hitter-

Julia, from Poland, helped the

Wisconsin Badgers win their first National Championship in Volleyball.


Posted 12/18/21

Tune into Fox Sports on Christmas Day-

Saturday, December 25

🇵🇱 Polkas and the NFL

The Packers vs The Browns

Time 4:30pm EST

Featuring: The Maroszek Brothers Polka Band playing pregame, half time, & the during game. Very Cool!!

TV Channel 2 and TV Channel 11


Posted 12/14/21

Fox Sports will be at Scolly's Hometown "Zelinski Ballroom" in Pulaski, WI

At 6pm Friday, December 17 to record the Maroszek Brothers. 

It will air Christmas Day During the Packer Game! 

Come Join Us and Wear Christmas or Packer Attire. 


Harold Otto

PO Box 439

Pulaski, WI 54162

920-660-9126 Cell


Posted 11/26/21

The passing of a Polka Legend

Happy Louie Dusseault

Condolences, Thoughts, & Prayers to Julcia & Family

Thank you Happy Louie for the Good Times, Memories, & Joy

that you have provided your audiences.

Click Here for: Funeral Arrangements


Summer Music Fest --Frankenmuth, MI

Posted 11/12/2021

"Salute to Veterans @ U.S.P.A Mini-Fest"

Video Taken by Dawn Rosinski


Posted 11/2/2021

Sad News:

Gene Swick passed away October 16, 2021

Condolences to the Swick family


Posted 10/5/2021

Sad News:

Clarence "CJ" Lackowski passed away September 30, 2021

Condolences to the Lackowski family


Posted 9/11/2021

Plan on joining the Blazonczyk Family, Bel-Aire Enterprises, and PAT Tours on an All-Inclusive Tour of Poland

from July 27th – August 7th, 2022.

There will also be an optional extension to Dubrovnik, Croatia from August 7th through August 10th.

Details coming soon…


Posted 8/31/2021

Holy Toledo 2022 Expanding to 4 Days

 Holy Toledo 2022, Holy Toledo Sunday Dance

Here are links to each press release on the HTPD blog:

Click Here for:   The Press Release


Posted 8/8/2021

Coming up August 10-14, 2021, it’s time for Summer Music Fest in Frankenmuth, Michigan. The Polka Jammer Network will be broadcasting LIVE from the fest for three of the days! Join us Wednesday through Friday, August 11-13 to hear your favorite bands!

Wednesday 8/11 – 3:00-6:00 PM ET (2-5 PM CT)

Squeezebox w/ Mollie B & Ted Lange

Thursday 8/12 5:30-8:30 PM ET (4:30-7:30 PM ET)

5:30 America’s Polka Sweetheart STEPHANIE




Friday 8/13 – 6:30-10:00 PM ET (5:30-9:00 PM ET)





Polka Jammer:  Click Here to Listen


Posted 8/7/21

Poland's Medal count

 Gold                   Si​lver                 Bronze

      4                      5                       5      


Posted 7/04/2021

Sad News:

Frank Franz (CPA Sgt of Arms) passed away.

More information to come

Condolences to Elaine Mekruit (CPA President) & their families


Posted 6/20/2021

"Beginning June 19, 2021, U.S. citizens and residents traveling

via international air traffic are re-granted authorization to enter Poland."


Posted 6/17/2021

"Cooking with John Gora"

Looking for a delicious Polish recipe to make?

John Gora has the solution.

Checkout John's Youtube Channel called:


Posted 6/17/2021

Checkout the new video on: 

hosted by Erika Piotrowski (The Polka Towners)


Posted 6/12/2021

St.Stan's A.C. Polish Fest

Thursday, June 24th from 6pm-1230am. The Polski Chix and Jimmy K & his All Stars

Friday the 25th from 6pm-12:30am. Jimmy K & and his All Stars and The Steve Drzewicki Band

Saturday the 26th from 12pm-12:30am. The Dynabrass, Bay City Polka Panic and The 25 cent beer band

Sunday the 27th from 12:30pm-830pm- The Steve Drzewicki Band and The Dynbrass

St.Stan's A.C. Bay City, MI.

Polish Fest on Facebook or call 989-894-6321


Posted 6/7/2021

Eddie Blazonczyk Sr.'s musical legacy is on display "Featured Artifact"

Click Here for: Ticket Information


Posted 6/3/2021

Duke Basketball

Coach Mike Krzyzewski Retiring After This Season

Polish Pride!!

Thank you for supporting Polish Heritage-- Dziekuje!!

Picture of Coach K in Omaha, NE- 2018 for March Madness

To watch Coach Mike Krzyzewski

Retirement Speech-- Click Here


"The Star-Spangled Banner"

Posted 5/30/2021

Ania Toboy & Robert Szczublewski singing

"The Star-Spangled Banner" and

"Mazurek Dąbrowskiego"

@ The Detroit Tigers Game

May 28, 2021

Polish Pride!!!

Click Pictures for the videos:


"Mazurek Dąbrowskiego"

Posted 5/30/2021

"Polish team launches two ‘quantum mechanic’

encryption systems resistant to hackers"

Article on The Am-Pol Eagle website


Posted 5/22/2021

Polka Fireworks Back On!!!

Seven Springs!!!

2 Day Mini-Fest