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Wed
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Jan

Gary Hirth

Gary C. Hirth, 78, of Waukon died Monday, January 14, 2019 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 18 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, January 17 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon and Allamakee Scholarship Fund, Inc. (formerly Dollars for Scholars).

A full obituary will appear in the January 23 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Wed
16
Jan

Pain control presentation again offered at VMH

 Dr. Dave Schwartz ...
Dr. Dave Schwartz ...

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will again be offering a pain control presentation for the public January 23 and 24. Dr. Dave Schwartz will be hosting these informative pain control presentations which will both detail the two new pain control options he offers at Veterans Memorial Hospital. Both presentations will include the same information, but are being offered on two different days at different times to try to suit more schedules.

The Wednesday, January 23 presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial Hospital. The Thursday, January 24 presentation will begin at 10 a.m. and will also be held in the hospital’s Large Conference Room.

Wed
16
Jan

Diabetes Support Group to meet

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, January 17 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room, located on the lower level of the hospital.

This class is open to everyone who has diabetes or who has a friend or loved one with diabetes. For more information on the Diabetes Support Group, call  Angie Mettille, RN, at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
16
Jan

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Bertilla Barthel by Chuck and Lois Votsmier and Dr. Larry and Lin Barthel, in memory of Pastor Lynn Groe by Linda Groe, in memory of Joe O’Neill by Jim and Jill Kiesau and in memory of Norma Smrcina by Mary Axmear and Dr. Bill and Libby Withers.

Memorials were also received in memory of Ray Hildebrand by Marv and Marge Strike, in memory of Robert Cetin by Dave and Gail Prestemon, in memory of Joyce Brennan by Dr. Bill and Libby Withers and in memory of Joe Gallagher by Dr. Bill and Libby Withers and Jim and Jill Kiesau,

In addition, a donation was made to the Foundation in honor of Dr. Benjamin Nesseim by James Moritz and in honor of the Rossville Presbyterian Church by the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church.

Wed
16
Jan

Community CPR for child care providers and lay people offered

Veterans Memorial Hospital in cooperation with the American Heart Association is offering a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for lay people (those not working in healthcare), which includes child care providers, Wednesday, January 16 from 5-8 p.m.

The CPR class, which will cover adult, child and infant CPR, will be held in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of the hospital. The cost of the class, for certification or recertification, is the same. The card received with the course does certify attendants in CPR for two years.

CPR is administered when someone’s breathing, pulse, or both, stop. When both of them stop, the victim has suffered sudden death, which can be caused by poisoning, drowning, choking, suffocation, electrocution, smoke inhalation, or the most common cause, heart attack.

Wed
16
Jan

Hospital Auxiliary Euchre Marathon to be held

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, January 17. Men and women are welcome to attend, even if not an Auxiliary member. The Auxiliary’s Euchre Marathons begin at 11:30 a.m. with dinner, if chosen. Call Northland Agency on Aging at 877-838-8077 if choosing to eat dinner. Card playing will follow at 12:30 p.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded.

Anyone interested in attending but preferring to play Bridge is also welcome to join in. It is asked that they come with four players.

For more information, call Auxiliary President Nona Sawyer at 563-568-3105.
 

Wed
16
Jan

Keeping it safe when exercising outdoors in the cold weather

Exercising is important to do all year around. One should not feel that they need to stay indoors to exercise during cold weather. A good workout outdoors in the winter can be very exhilarating. Just follow the steps below for keeping it a safe outdoor winter workout:

- Warm up longer than usual before heading outdoors in cold weather.
- Keep skin dry. This in turn will keep the exerciser warmer.
- Dress accordingly using many layers. Be sure that the outer layer will break the wind. Add a fluffy layer, like fleece or wool, to trap heat in. And long underwear is good to keep the skin dry.
- Always wear a hat to prevent heat loss through the top of the head.
- Wear mittens instead of gloves to allow air to circulate better between the fingers, keeping the hands warmer.

Always be sure to exercise in a safe, well-lit area. Stay clear of any icy spots and proceed with care in snow. One never knows what may lie under those snow-covered spots.

Wed
16
Jan

Caregiver Support Group to meet at VMH Jan. 21

The local Caregiver Support Group meets monthly at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. The meetings take place the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held Monday, January 21 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the ICN Conference Room, located on the lower level of the hospital.

This informal meeting is open to anyone who provides care and support for a family member or friend. Feel free to attend and bring a friend. This Caregiver Support Group meets the third Monday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
 

Wed
16
Jan

Birth announcement: Sandry

Kevin and Emily Sandry of Cresco announce the birth of their son, Harrison Dean Sandry, born January 3, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and measured 20 inches in length at the time of his birth.

Grandparents are Terri Mullen, Dean and Donna Reicks and Bill and Karen Sandry, all of Cresco. Great-grandparents are Denis Reicks and John and Gilda Mullen, all of Cresco.

Wed
16
Jan

Birth announcement: Coon

Austin and Keisha Coon of Monona announce the birth of their daughter, Irie Marie Coon, born January 5, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 6 lbs. 12 ozs. and measured 20 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins a brother, Shea (2-1/2).

Grandparents are Larry and Susan Coon of Oxford Junction and Luther and Cindy Schutte of Luana. Great-grandparents are Dwayne and Inez Moon of Luana and Kathryn Hickey of Oxford Junction.

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