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Sep

EMT class starts October 5; Tuition assistance available

More EMTs greatly needed in area

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions will be offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course in Waukon through video conferencing broadcast from Calmar. This 138-hour course will begin Tuesday, October 5.

Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMTs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting, and patient transportation.

Wed
22
Sep

Tickets still available for VMH Auxiliary and Elliott Jewelers 16th Annual Women’s Health Day Tuesday, September 28

Ladies’ 14kt gold oval shaped diamond pendant ...
Ladies’ 14kt gold oval shaped diamond pendant ... The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital and Elliott Jewelers of Waukon will be holding the 16th annual Women’s Health Day Tuesday, September 28 at the Waukon Banquet and Reception Center. This year, everyone purchasing a ticket will be entered into a drawing for a Ladies’ 14kt yellow gold oval shaped diamond pendant on a 14kt yellow gold 17” diamond cut cable link neck chain, containing 86 prong set round single cut diamonds (retail price $860) compliments of Elliott Jewelers of Waukon. In addition, many more door prizes will be given away at the event. Tickets are on sale now at Veterans Memorial Hospital and Elliott Jewelers.

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital together with Elliott Jewelers of Waukon will be hosting their 16th annual Women’s Health Day wellness event and luncheon Tuesday, September 28 at the Waukon Banquet Center. All ages are invited to attend any part of this educational event, beginning at 11 a.m. with a wellness fair offering a variety of free health tests and information, and a salad luncheon and program held from Noon to 1 p.m.  Due to COVID-19, attendees will be asked to wear masks at the event until they sit down for the meal and again when finished eating. Fewer vendors will be on site this year in order to more safely distance the tables with fewer attendees sitting at each table.

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Sep

Current local COVID-19 testing options available

COVID-19 test kits available locally ...
COVID-19 test kits available locally ... Currently, Veterans Memorial Hospital is experiencing a very limited supply of COVID-19 testing kits and asks that anyone experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms either pick up a Test Iowa Kit, pictured above, which is available free of charge at the main reception desk at Veterans Memorial Hospital, or purchase an over the counter test kit at a local pharmacy. Submitted photo.

Currently, Veterans Memorial Hospital is experiencing a very limited supply of COVID-19 testing kits and asks that anyone experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms seek one of the following testing options:

• Test Iowa Kits are available free of charge at the main reception desk at Veterans Memorial Hospital. With these kits you collect your saliva and send the test in free of charge via UPS.  All instructions are clearly included in the kit with a phone number to call if you have any questions. There is currently just a 24 hour turn-around time for results. The Test Iowa Kits are available at the hospital from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends and holidays.   
• Over the counter test kits can be purchased at all local pharmacies. These have immediate, rapid results; however this is an unverified form of testing and no work excuses can be given based on these results.

Wed
22
Sep

An additional email scam emerges using VMH’s name

Veterans Memorial Hospital was again made aware last week of another phone scam involving the hospital name. This time the caller is offering a Medicare insurance package. Veterans Memorial Hospital does not have any association with these calls and wishes to warn anyone who receives them to hang up.

For any questions on any emails or phone calls that may have been suspiciously received from the hospital, feel free to call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411 for more information.
 

Wed
22
Sep

Next blood drive set for October 4

How much blood is needed by certain patients? Here are some facts from the LifeServe Blood Center:

• Cancer patients can use up to eight units of blood a month.
• Bone Marrow Transplant patients can use up to two units a day.
• Cardiovascular Surgery patients can use between two and 25 units.
• Liver Transplant patients can use up to 100 units.
• Auto/Trauma Accident patients can use up to five to 100 units.
• Premature infants can use up to one to four units.
• Burn victims can use up to 20 units of platelets.
• Heart surgery patients can use up to three to eight units of red cells and from one to 10 units of platelets.
• Organ transplant patients can use 10-30 units of blood.

The next LifeServe Blood Center blood drive will be held Monday, October 4 from 12-5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in south Waukon.

Wed
22
Sep

Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg to celebrate his 95th birthday, 70 years in the priesthood with October 3 open house

Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg
Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg

Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg of Lansing will be the guest of honor at a Sunday, October 3 open house event being held in honor of his 95th birthday and celebrating 70 years since his ordination into the priesthood. That open house event will take place from 1-4 p.m. October 3 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon.

The Toe Tappers will be providing the musical entertainment. Snacks and refreshments will be available.

Those unable to attend may send cards and well wishes to P.O. Box 104, Lansing, IA 52151.

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Sep

Shelby Troendle and David Richards to wed September 25

Shelby Troendle and David Richards
Shelby Troendle and David Richards

Kerry and Tammy Troendle of Waukon and Corey and Millie Richards of Lansing announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Shelby Troendle of Waukon and David Richards of Lansing. The couple will exchange vows Saturday, September 25, 2021 at St. Ann - St. Joseph Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry. A dance open to the public will be held at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon, beginning at 8 p.m.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Iowa State University in Ames with a degree in Ag Business and is employed with the USDA Farm Service Agency as a Farm Loan Officer. The groom-to-be is a graduate of Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon with a degree in Equipment Operations and is employed with the Allamakee County Secondary Roads Department.

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22
Sep

Brent and Shirley Darling 60th wedding anniversary

Shirley and Brent Darling
Shirley and Brent Darling

The family of Brent and Shirley Darling is celebrating the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary with a card shower. Brent Darling and Shirley Fink were united in marriage September 23, 1961 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing.

Their children include Sheryl (Dave) Mooney of Lansing, Lynn (Tom) Reburn of New Albin and Ellen Darling of Wauwatosa, WI. Their grandchildren are Nick Mooney, Jason Mooney, Dan Reburn and Jake Reburn, and their great-grandchildren are Connor Stilwell and Rian Reburn.

In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to P.O. Box 224, Lansing, IA 52151.

Wed
22
Sep

Word for Word 9/22/21

Pastor Matthew Majewski
Pastor Matthew Majewski

Freedom Comes from God

“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?” (John 8:31-33)

It is amazing how such a simple truth can be so hard to understand. Jesus offered truth that could provide freedom from spiritual darkness and bondage. Yet His audience thought He was talking about their economic status as freemen, as opposed to indentured servants. They missed the point.

Wed
22
Sep

Letter to the Editor: For everyday Iowans

To the Editor:

I’m shocked at the new laws and policies that Iowa’s state Republican legislators and Gov. Kim Reynolds enacted; many of these are against local control and inflict harm on everyday Iowans.

With COVID positive cases increasing dramatically, it would be reassuring if schools had rapid COVID tests available, but Governor Reynolds turned down over $95 million in federal money meant for COVID-19 testing in our schools. This bad decision affects approximately 500,000 school-age kids, that is $190 per student. That $190 per student would provide many rapid tests, as well as a staff person for administering these tests.

Parents, just think if your student wasn’t feeling well, you could go to school, have your child take a rapid test and know within 15 minutes if your student had COVID or not! Governor Reynolds demonstrated her short-sightedness, lack of leadership, and lack of compassion for everyday Iowans.

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