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Marian Formanek

Marian Jane (Soppa) Formanek of La Crosse died peacefully Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at Benedictine Manor in La Crosse. She was born Dec. 2, 1920, in La Crosse to Martin and Julia (Piezina) Soppa of ... read more

Overdue Ovation: Roberta Piket

There are plenty of reasons why Roberta Piket decided to record ... more progressive likes of Mintz, Michael Formanek and Jamie Baum. ā€œIā€™m pretty ecumenical,ā€ Piket admits. ā€œI guess you could say that ... read more

Pianist Roberta Piket's "One for Marian: Celebrating Marian McPartland" Due June 10

Beginning with Piket's first recording under her own name, 1996's Unbroken Line (Criss Cross) with Donny McCaslin and Michael Formanek, she's recorded McPartland's music. With One for Marian, she ... read more

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Rodgers Wins 2015 Nebraska Cornhusker Cup

Katie Petersen of Omaha Marian was the top ladies shooter with a two-day score ... Jack Wagner, Norris, 145; 7. Joey Formanek, Wilber 5 Clovers 4-H, 144; 8. Brett Westfall, Sidney 4-H, 144; 9. J.R. ... read more


PLV's Rodgers wins Cornhusker Cup

Marian, led by 1-2 finishes from Katie Petersen and Vasko ... Jack Wagner, Norris, 145; 7. Joey Formanek, Wilber 5 Clovers 4-H, 144; 8. Brett Westfall, Sidney 4-H, 144; 9. J.R. Manthei, Waverly, 144; ... read more

Pianist Roberta Piket Revisits Jazz Trio Format with the Release of WEST COAST TRIO

A sextet project featuring Steve Wilson, Virginia Mayhew, Harvie S, Bill Mobley, and Billy Mintz, "One for Marian" celebrated McPartland's underappreciated body of work as a composer while offering ... read more

Echo Eras

Winners of the Hobo Days Costume Contest were Marves Smidt, Jon Swenson, Mille Horstman, Marian Malek, Ann Arndorfer ... their national pull over the weekend in Minnesota. Al and Barb Formanek, owners ... read more

Pianist Roberta Piket's "One for Marian: Celebrating Marian McPartland" to Be Released by Piket's Thirteenth Note Records June 10

Beginning with Piket's first recording under her own name, 1996's "Unbroken Line" (Criss Cross) with Donny McCaslin and Michael Formanek, she's recorded McPartland's music. With "One for Marian," she ... read more

Cheer Fund donations through Monday, Dec. 10

Love the USA, $50 Marian Pals, $25 Wayne and Ellen Oberbroeckling, in memory of loved ones, $50 Blanche Chizek and family, in loving memory of William F. Chizek, $25 Blanche and families, in memory ... read more

Marian Formanek

Marian J. Formanek, 97, of La Crosse passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at Benedictine Manor in La Crosse. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Holy Trinity ... read more



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