Jeff's Polka Jam

  • Scrubby From the Dynatones at his Cancer Benefit

    Posted by Jeff Heinz
    "SHE LIKES KIELBASA" David "Scrubby" Seweryniak, performing for the Standing room crowd... there, showing him Love and Support...For those that don't know, Scrubby has Cancer.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Polka Family Band 1989

    Posted by Jeff Heinz

     

    A must see from 1989 Cancer benefit. Polka Family Band!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Norm Dombrowski

    Posted by Jeff Heinz

    Norman L. Dombrowski 
    (September 9, 1937 - March 7, 2013)

     

    Norman Leo Dombrowski, 75, of Stevens Point, passed away Thursday morning, March 7, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Norm was born the first of eight siblings on September 9, 1937 in the town of Stockton, Wisconsin to the late Leo and Philomen (Patoka) Dombrowski. He received his baptism, first communion and confirmation at St. Mary Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Fancher. He attended First through Third grade at Liberty Corner School; fourth grade at St. Mary’s. In sixth grade he moved to Stevens Point and attended St. Peter Catholic School, and then graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School class of 1956 with perfect attendance award for all four years. He graduated from Mid – State, Technical College, Wausau.

    He worked for the Bureau of Engineering in Madison, and then transferred to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in Wisconsin Rapids, retiring after 42 years. Norm loved working with people on area road and bridge projects throughout District 4 in Wisconsin. He received a recognition award for his public relations from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

    He married Lucille (Marlene) Osowski, on November 12, 1960 at St. Ladislaus Church in Bevent. She survives.

    Norm will be remembered for his love of polka music, gardening, hunting and working in the outdoors. He always had a smile on his face and brought joy to others. Norm began his polka legacy playing drums in 1957. In 1960 he helped form the Happy Notes orchestra and continued to perform until the present time. Norm was selected to perform in Washington D.C. for the Smithsonian and Wisconsin Sesquicentennial. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame.

    Norm was a devote Catholic and member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Stevens Point, The Knights of Columbus, and the Loyal order of the Moose.

    Survivors include his wife of 52 years Lucille (Marlene). Five children: Mark Dombrowski, Marie Kubowski (Mark Monte), Jon (Shawn) Dombrowski, Joe (Lori) Dombrowski and Jane (Mark) Wisinski. 12 Grandchildren Amy and Nicholas (fiancée Megan) Kubowski, Matthew, Michael, Jonah, Nathan, and Jacob Dombrowski, Danielle Luedtke, Neal, Allison, Jacqueline, and Crystal Wisinski. Sisters Nancy Walkush of Waupaca, MaryAnn (Dave) Drefcinski, JoAnn (Ken) Scheidt, Carol (Fritz) Menzel all of Stevens Point. Brothers Bob (Janet) Dombrowski of Las Vegas, Chet (Mary) Dombrowski of Stevens Point and Bill (Sue) Dombrowski of Davis CA. . One sister in law Diane (Alex) Swiderski of Mosinee. Two brother in laws Donald (Diana) Osowski of Kronenwetter and Larry (Judy) Osowski of Bevent.

    He is preceded in death by his parents, Father and Mother in laws Nick and Alice Osowski, brother in laws Dick Walkush and Mark Smolen.

    In lieu of flowers a memorial in his name will be established at a later date.

    A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at St. Peter Catholic Church. The Rev. Arul Joseph V. along with Rev. Chester Osowski will officiate. Burial will be in the Guardian Angel Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 4-8 P.M. at St. Peter Catholic Church 800 Fourth Ave. Stevens Point, and from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services Tuesday morning at the Church. The Knights of Columbus will combine with a general rosary at 7:30 P.M. Tuesday eve. Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral home is honored to serve the family.

    For online condolences please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com

    Norm was truly honored to perform for so many family weddings, anniversaries, church picnics and celebrations. He has now been called to perform in the Grand Old Polka band in heaven!

  • Ray Konkol inducted to the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame

    Posted by Jeff Heinz
     
    Ray Konkol will be recognized Sunday for his outstanding contributions and dedication to the polka music industry.
    Ray Konkol will be recognized Sunday for his outstanding contributions and dedication to the polka music industry. / Contributed photo

    The Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame, or WPHF, announces its presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Ray Konkol in recognition for his outstanding contributions and dedication to the polka music industry throughout Wisconsin.

    The event takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday at Romy’s Nitingale in Black Creek. The WPHF will present the award in conjunction with a dance featuring the Mark Jiricovec Orchestra from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    The Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame is a nonprofit, Wisconsin-based corporation formed in 1995. It is dedicated to recognize and honor those individuals who have excelled in the performance, preservation and promotion of polka music in Wisconsin. The WPHF historically maintains these various ethnic backgrounds of the traditional music of Wisconsin for generations to come. The WPHF has inducted more than 175 individuals to date.

    The admission for the dance costs $7. It is open to the public.

    From more information, go to www.wisconsinpolkahalloffame.com.

    About Ray Konkol

    Born in Fancher, Konkol first remembers wanting to play the concertina after listening to “Whoopie John” on his grandparent’s old wind up Victrola.

    Growing up, Konkol knew that there was no other music but the polka, due greatly to the richness of the German and Polish culture in which he was nurtured. He earned money doing farm work such as digging potatoes and working at the feed mill to purchase his first concertina. Konkol began playing in a three-piece band named Melody Aces, and then he joined the Jolly Musicians.

    Konkol joined the Navy in 1951, serving on the aircraft carrier USS Randolph. While aboard ship, he played in shows for the crew, using the forward plane elevator as a stage. While in the Navy, he fittingly met his wife, Germaine, at a polka dance.

    In 1958, Konkol purchased the Jolly Do-Boy” and recorded his first record as the Ray Konkol Recording Orchestra recording “Old Time Wisconsin Style” in 1961 and “Old Time Dance Party” in 1963. In 1967, Konkol began a 19-year stint playing concertina with Ray Dorschner’s “Rainbow Valley Dutchmen.”

  • Bryan & Nikki From WDEZ morning show carve pumpkins

    Posted by Jeff Heinz

    Brian and Nikki from WDEZ's morning show, were in a pumpkin carving competition at Charlies Hardware and Rental on Friday September 28th. They competed against Mike, the Milwaukee Tool rep and Jeff Kyhos from Charlies Hardware. See for yourself the fun they had using only Milwaukee Tools.

  • Cooking with Chef(JEFF)

    Posted by Jeff Heinz

    A New Feature on Sunday Mornings Polka Jamboree at 9:30 is COOKING With CHEF(Jeff).  week, I will be cooking a different meat from Ski's Meat Market Hwy 10 in St PointUsing my Green Mountain Pellet Grill, Daniel Boone Model from Charlie's Hardware and Rental Hwy 153 Mosinee available in two different sizes and starting at $599. The pellets for the grill are fromAmerican Wood Fibers and are available in  5 flavors Mesquitte, Oak, Maple, Apple and Hickory..and can be purchased from Zillman's Meats Wausau, The Pool People, Charlie's Hardware, RA Miller Supply and Marathon Feed.

    This week was time for some great Marinated Tomato Basil and Italian Parmesan Boneless Chicken Breats from Ski's Meat Market. Just ask for these as they are in a special place. When Dave from Ski's Meat Market gave me the Marinated Chicken Breats, just looking at them, made my mouth water.   Well I was pretty impressed. I cooked the tenderloins at 325 degrees for 20 minutes a side and they turned out just perfect. I was a little nervous when the outside looked a little dried out. But when I cut into them, the juice just ran out. I used my Green Mountain Pellet grill Daniel Boone model from Charlies Hardware and Rental Hwy 153, Mosinee. If you've never tried Marinated Pork Tenderloins....do it today.

     Green Mountain Pellet Grill

     

     

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  • Grilling with Chef Jeff

    Posted by Jeff Heinz

    Join Jeff Heinz on Sunday Mornings Polka Jamboree at 9:30 is COOKING With CHEF(Jeff). Each week, I will be cooking a different meat from Ski's Meat Market Hwy 10 in St Point. Using my Green Mountain Pellet Grill, Daniel Boone Model from Charlie's Hardware and Rental Hwy 153 Mosinee available in two different sizes and starting at $599. The pellets for the grill are fromAmerican Wood Fibers and are available in 5 flavors Mesquitte, Oak, Maple, Apple and Hickory..and can be purchased from Zillman's Meats Wausau, The Pool People, Charlie's Hardware, RA Miller Supply, R-Stores and Marathon Feed.

    This week was time for some DONKEY CHIPS and salads and dips  from Ski's Meat Market.   MMMMMMMM Good.    I usually use my Green Mountain Pellet grill Daniel Boone model from Charlies Hardware and Rental Hwy 153, Mosinee. If you've never tried anything on a pellet grill....do it today.

    Green Mountain Pellet Grill

     

     

     

    -This blog post is a paid endorsement for:

    • Ski's Meat Market
    • Charlie's Hardware
    • American Wood Fibers
  • Gilling with Chef Jeff

    Posted by Jeff Heinz

    Join Jeff Heinz on Sunday Mornings Polka Jamboree at 9:30 is COOKING With CHEF(Jeff). Each week, I will be cooking a different meat from Ski's Meat Market Hwy 10 in St Point. Using my Green Mountain Pellet Grill, Daniel Boone Model from Charlie's Hardware and Rental Hwy 153 Mosinee available in two different sizes and starting at $599. The pellets for the grill are fromAmerican Wood Fibers and are available in 5 flavors Mesquitte, Oak, Maple, Apple and Hickory..and can be purchased from Zillman's Meats Wausau, The Pool People, Charlie's Hardware, RA Miller Supply, R-Stores and Marathon Feed.

    This week was time for some Great brats. Honey Mustard and chicken, and rice and mushrooms with chicken. You will love the taste. Cooked them for 13 minutes at 375.  I usually use my Green Mountain Pellet grill Daniel Boone model from Charlies Hardware and Rental Hwy 153, Mosinee. If you've never tried anything on a pellet grill....do it today.

    Green Mountain Pellet Grill

    Brats from Ski's

     

     

     

     

     

     

    -This blog post is a paid endorsement for:

    • Ski's Meat Market
    • Charlie's Hardware
    • American Wood Fibers
  • Grilling with Chef Jeff

    Posted by Jeff Heinz

    oin Jeff Heinz on Sunday Mornings Polka Jamboree at 9:30 is COOKING With CHEF(Jeff). Each week, I will be cooking a different meat from Ski's Meat Market Hwy 10 in St Point. Using my Green Mountain Pellet Grill, Daniel Boone Model from Charlie's Hardware and Rental Hwy 153 Mosinee available in two different sizes and starting at $599. The pellets for the grill are fromAmerican Wood Fibers and are available in 5 flavors Mesquitte, Oak, Maple, Apple and Hickory..and can be purchased from Zillman's Meats Wausau, The Pool People, Charlie's Hardware, RA Miller Supply, R-Stores and Marathon Feed.

    This week was time for some Great thick Pork Chops. Believe it or not, I marinated them in "Pickle Juice"  over night. I then used a Pork Rub and let it sit for a couple of hours. Cooked them at 400 for about 20 minutes. You will love the taste.   I usually use my Green Mountain Pellet grill Daniel Boone model from Charlies Hardware and Rental Hwy 153, Mosinee. If you've never tried anything on a pellet grill....do it today.

    Green Mountain Pellet Grill

    Thick, juicy pork chop from ski's

    Final cooked Pork Chop from Skis

     

     

     

     

    -This blog post is a paid endorsement for:

    • Ski's Meat Market
    • Charlie's Hardware
    • American Wood Fibers
  • Grilling with CHEF(Jeff)

    Posted by Jeff Heinz

    Join Jeff Heinz on Sunday Mornings Polka Jamboree at 9:30 is COOKING With CHEF(Jeff). Each week, I will be cooking a different meat from Ski's Meat Market Hwy 10 in St Point. Using my Green Mountain Pellet Grill, Daniel Boone Model from Charlie's Hardware and Rental Hwy 153 Mosinee available in two different sizes and starting at $599. The pellets for the grill are fromAmerican Wood Fibers and are available in 5 flavors Mesquitte, Oak, Maple, Apple and Hickory..and can be purchased from Zillman's Meats Wausau, The Pool People, Charlie's Hardware, RA Miller Supply, R-Stores and Marathon Feed.

    This week was time for some DONKEY CHIPS and salads and dips  from Ski's Meat Market.   MMMMMMMM Good.    I usually use my Green Mountain Pellet grill Daniel Boone model from Charlies Hardware and Rental Hwy 153, Mosinee. If you've never tried anything on a pellet grill....do it today.

    Green Mountain Pellet Grill

     

     

     

    -This blog post is a paid endorsement for:

    • Ski's Meat Market
    • Charlie's Hardware
    • American Wood Fibers
  • Cooking with Chef(Jeff)

    Posted by Jeff Heinz

    Join Jeff Heinz on Sunday Mornings Polka Jamboree at 9:30 is COOKING With CHEF(Jeff). Each week, I will be cooking a different meat from Ski's Meat Market Hwy 10 in St Point. Using my Green Mountain Pellet Grill, Daniel Boone Model from Charlie's Hardware and Rental Hwy 153 Mosinee available in two different sizes and starting at $599. The pellets for the grill are fromAmerican Wood Fibers and are available in 5 flavors Mesquitte, Oak, Maple, Apple and Hickory..and can be purchased from Zillman's Meats Wausau, The Pool People, Charlie's Hardware, RA Miller Supply, R-Stores and Marathon Feed.

    This week was time for some Natural Casing Wieners and Natural Casing Chili Cheese Wieners from Ski's Meat Market.   MMMMMMMM Good. I cooked them  for about 15 minutes at 350, and DONE! All I can say is Juicy and tasty.  I used my Green Mountain Pellet grill Daniel Boone model from Charlies Hardware and Rental Hwy 153, Mosinee. If you've never tried Brats and Burgers on a pellet grill....do it today.

    Green Mountain Pellet Grill

     

     Natural Casing Wieners from Ski's Meat Market

     

     

     

    -This blog post is a paid endorsement for:

    • Ski's Meat Market
    • Charlie's Hardware
    • American Wood Fibers
  • Cooking with CHEF(JEFF)

    Posted by Jeff Heinz

    Join Jeff Heinz on Sunday Mornings Polka Jamboree at 9:30 is COOKING With CHEF(Jeff). Each week, I will be cooking a different meat from Ski's Meat Market Hwy 10 in St PointUsing my Green Mountain Pellet Grill, Daniel Boone Model from Charlie's Hardware and Rental Hwy 153 Mosinee available in two different sizes and starting at $599. The pellets for the grill are fromAmerican Wood Fibers and are available in 5 flavors Mesquitte, Oak, Maple, Apple and Hickory..and can be purchased from Zillman's Meats Wausau, The Pool People, Charlie's Hardware, RA Miller Supply, R-Stores and Marathon Feed.

    This week was time for some Kabob's Patty's and Gyro Brats from Ski's Meat Market.   MMMMMMMM Good. I cooked the Brats and Patty's for about 20 minutes at 350, wrapping the fish in tin foil, using just plain old Lawry's salt and butter.  All I can say is Juicy and tasty.  I used my Green Mountain Pellet grill Daniel Boone model from Charlies Hardware and Rental Hwy 153, Mosinee. If you've never tried Brats and Burgers on a pellet grill....do it today.

    Green Mountain Pellet Grill

    Package of Beef Patty From Ski's Meat Market

     Gyro Brats from Ski's

     Gyro Brats

     Kabob Beef Patty

     Finished Kabob Beef Patty

    -This blog post is a paid endorsement for:

    • Ski's Meat Market
    • Charlie's Hardware
    • American Wood Fibers