Connie Valens is being recognized by the Iowa Rock and Roll Music Association as the Spirit Award recipient class of 2021. Connie would like to thank this wonderful music association for this amazing honor. Her brother Ritchie Valens was inducted in 2007. For information of this years other inductees, festivities and tickets please visit www.iowarocknroll.com.
Ritchie Honored with a Post Office re-named Ritchie Valens Post Office.
Imagine walking into a restaurant in the small Iowa town of Thornton, a town it seems that time forgot and meeting the man that was at the crash site that took your brother's life. Elwynn Musser worked for the Mason City newspaper the Globe Gazette in 1959, Elwynn who is in his early 90's is still sharp and clear of mind.