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RAGNAR THE TERRIER: 18 DAYS TIL THE IDITAROD

ragnar2Ragnar here with a reminder that the Iditarod Race starts in 18 days. My Mom (Rosemary to many of you) is pretty much a Goodwill Ambassador for the event and always attracts all kinds of new eyes to the race.  

Here is a piece of the “About the Iditarod” article on the website http://iditarod.com/about/.    Please check out the whole article to get a larger picture of the whys and whats about the Iditarod.

There is even some shopping for souvenirs, bumper stickers, jewelry, clothing and Misc. to commerate this year’s race.

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MUSH MADNESS: ROSEMARY WOZNIAK’S PROFILE OF DOGSLED RACER PAIGE DROBNY

Paige DAs the 2014 Iditarod Dog Sled Race continues I once again turn you over to my sister Rosemary Wozniak, Balladeer’s Blog’s Official Iditarod Correspondent. Take it away, Rose! 

As I have mentioned on my Facebook Page, a woman has not won the Iditarod since 1990. I am hoping that this year one of the women mushers will win. Today I am going to write about Paige Drobny who will be running in her second Iditarod.

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AS MUSH MADNESS CONTINUES ROSEMARY WOZNIAK PROFILES IDITAROD PARTICIPANT KATHERINE KEITH

Katherine KeithAs the 2014 Iditarod Dog Sled Race continues I once again turn you over to my sister Rosemary Wozniak, Balladeer’s Blog’s Official Iditarod Correspondent. Take it away, Rose! 

As I have mentioned on my Facebook Page, a woman has not won the Iditarod since 1990. I am hoping that this year one of the women mushers will win.

Today I am going to write about an Iditarod rookie…Katherine Keith.
According to her official biography on the Iditarod website Katherine, 35, was born in Minnesota and lived there until completing high school at which point Katherine decided that it was time to pursue her dream of Continue reading

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ROSEMARY WOZNIAK PRESENTS THE DEEDEE JONROWE MUSH MADNESS PROFILE

DeeDee JonroweBalladeer’s Blog throws it back to my sister Rosemary, Glitternight.com’s Official Iditarod Correspondent for another look at a participant in the 2014 Iditarod Dogsled Race. This time the featured Musher is DeeDee Jonrowe, Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname: “Juneau” Jonrowe. Now over to Rosemary: 

Today I am going to write about another of my favorites of the veteran women mushers…DeeDee Jonrowe.
According to her official biography on the Iditarod website http://iditarod.com/race/2014/mushers/95-DeeDee-Jonrowe/  , DeeDee Jonrowe, 60, was born in Frankfort Germany while her father was in the military. The family moved to Alaska in 1971.

DeeDee has a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences and Continue reading

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MUSH MADNESS: ROSEMARY WOZNIAK TAKES A LOOK AT IDITAROD VETERAN ALIY ZIRKLE

Aliy Zirkle

Aliy Zirkle

Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog are very familiar with my sister Rosemary’s contributions as Glitternight.com’s official Iditarod Correspondent. Rosemary is a sort of good will ambassador for that annual event in Alaska and here she is with her latest piece – a look at female musher Aliy Zirkle: Official Balladeer’s Blog nickname – “Absolute Zero” to match her initials. Take it away, Rosemary!

Here we are in below-freezing temperatures with several inches of snow in Northern Virginia. The mushers participating in the 42nd Iditarod Race which had its Continue reading

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MUSH MADNESS: MARCH 15TH – THE IDES OF IDITAROD BRING THIS YEAR’S WINNER

“Arctic John” Baker, the first native Alaskan to win the Iditarod since 1976, just crossed the finish line, so let’s take a look at how his competitors are doing. Baker set a new time record, breaking the previous mark held by Martin “Below Zero” Buser! Along with the leader board I will be presenting the Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname of each competitor. As regular readers of my blog know, those Continue reading

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LATEST IDITAROD STANDINGS – MARCH 13TH

Well, the Iditarod sled-dog race continues, and while this young puppy longs for the day when they can be on a sled dog team themselves, let’s take a look at the standings. I’m listing the Leader Board complete with the competitors’ Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname. To Continue reading

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