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Wed
05
Jun

Kee baseball team plays to another near perfect week with single loss in five games, gets Upper Iowa Conference season off to undefeated start


Combine for a no-hit shut-out ... Kee baseball senior Josh Walleser (above photo) and freshman Jonah Reinke (photo below) combined for a no-hit shut-out of MFL/MarMac in the Hawks’ 4-0 first-game win in their doubleheader sweep of the Bulldogs Tuesday, May 28. Walleser threw the first six innings of the contest, striking out nine batters. Reinke came on for the final inning, striking out two of the three MFL/MarMac batters he faced. Photos by Macie Hill. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee baseball team played to a nearly perfect week on the diamond, opening its Upper Iowa Conference schedule with final result perfection in winning four of five games this past week. That initial Upper Iowa Conference sweep came at home against MFL/MarMac by scores of 6-0 and 6-3 Tuesday, May 28 before the Hawks ventured on an overnight road trip that began at AGWSR with a 6-1 victory Friday, May 31. That road trip wrapped up in Newell-Fonda Saturday, June 1, where the Kee baseball boys took on two other teams that had just one loss so far on this young season. The Hawks first fell to Kingsley-Pierson, 10-0 in five innings, before bouncing back with a 9-8 win over the host Newell-Fonda squad.

Wed
05
Jun

Kee softball team opens UIC season by further extending current league win streak, faces three top 15-ranked teams in winless NFV Tournament

The Kee softball team ended up on differing sides of the win-loss spectrum in playing a total of six games on just three different days, picking up its first wins of the season before ending the week on the opposite end of that result in four weekend games, three of them played against teams ranked among the top 15 in their respective classes. The Lady Hawks’ week began with that high note of its first two victories of the season, a sweep of an Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) doubleheader at South Winneshiek Wednesday, May 29 by scores of 9-4 and 7-3 that kept Kee’s UIC winning streak alive and well at now 62 games. The Hawks then traveled to West Union for back-to-back days of softball action at the North Fayette Valley Tournament, where they faced those three highly-regarded foes in falling in all four games they played.

Wed
05
Jun

Waukon softball team wins three games during busy seven-game schedule; Class 4A fourth-rated Charles City accounts for three of four losses last week

The Waukon softball team played to a nearly even second week of competition, winning three of a busy week of seven games played this past week. The Indians opened the week with a 4-1 loss at home to MFL/MarMac Tuesday, May 28 before being swept in a road Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) doubleheader at Class 4A fourth-rated Charles City Thursday, May 30 by scores of 13-3 in five innings and 13-1 in four innings. The softball Tribe got on the winning track with a 9-8 home triumph against South Winneshiek Friday, May 31 before returning to Charles City Saturday, June 1 for the annual Charles City Classic and winning two of three games there. That Classic experience began with a 7-5 win over St. Ansgar before the Indians erupted for a 17-4 triumph over West Hancock but then ended the Classic with a 5-0 loss to those same host Comets who had dealt them a pair of mercy-rule defeats just two days earlier at that same location.

Tue
04
Jun

John “Jack” Terhune

John “Jack” Terhune, 94, of Grand Rapids, MI died Friday, November 2, 2018 in Grand Rapids, MI. Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Inurnment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Friends may call one hour before services Saturday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Terhune-Sheridan Endowed Scholarship at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI.

John “Jack” E. Terhune was born in Detroit, MI September 20, 1924, the son of John E. Terhune and Ann (Reske) McFetridge. He graduated high school from Northwestern in Detroit and then from Wayne State University. He also served proudly in the Navy during WWII on a carrier in the Pacific. John met and married the love of his life, Dorothy Sheridan of Waukon, and they enjoyed over 52 years together.

Tue
04
Jun

David Morris

David Joseph Morris, age 78, of Waukon died May 22, 2019 at Tomah Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Tomah, WI. Memorial Services were held May 25 at the Waukon Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Hall, officiated by Virgil Thorstenson.

David was born November 7, 1940 to Clarence Chalmers and Wanda Bethel Morris. He completed his high school equivalency diploma and served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1965 as a tank mechanic, completing two tours in Vietnam.

David married Mary Catherine Tillman Morris December 15, 2011 in Waukon. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Show Racer Club, Iowa State Pigeon Association, National Pigeon Association and Tri-State Pigeon Association.

Tue
04
Jun

Terry Johnson

Terry L. Johnson, 59, of rural Waukon died Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, WI from injuries sustained in a car accident. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, June 9 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Jaycee Shelter at the Waukon City Park. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.
 

Wed
29
May

Safety topics at VMH Safety Day will benefit all area children


VMH Safety Day Camp scheduled for June 13 ... This year’s Safety Camp will encompass a wide range of safety topics that are educational for all children. The camp will be held Thursday, June 13 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds. A small fee per child will include lunch, snacks, a take-home goodie bag, first aid kit and a safety day camp t-shirt. Registration forms are still available at the main entrance of Veterans Memorial Hospital, at the Allamakee Extension Office or online at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be hosting its biannual Safety Day Camp for children ages 6 to 14 Thursday, June 13, at the Allamakee Fairgrounds from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp is open to all children in the area. It is a true safety camp that instructs many areas of safety that address every child’s life.

Each year, many children are killed or injured on America’s farms and at home. This summer, safety day camps, such as the one being hosted by Veterans Memorial Hospital, are being held to teach children how to prevent injuries and reduce the risk of accidents. During the camps, children participate in interactive activities that reinforce the importance of taking responsibility for their own safety, respecting parents’ safety rules and sharing safety tips with their family and friends.

Individual topics covered at this year’s safety camp will include the following:

Wed
29
May

Auxiliary makes large donation to renovate Outpatient Treatment Room


Renovated Outpatient Treatment Room at VMH ... The Outpatient Treatment Room at Veterans Memorial Hospital has recently been renovated following a donation by the hospital’s Auxiliary. Pictured above, left to right, are Auxiliary members Nona Sawyer, Shirley Steffenson, Ann Roed, Elaine Eadie, Helen Knuppe and Meg Shaller. Submitted photo.

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital has funded the recent renovations of the outpatient treatment room which is located across from the nurse’s station in the hospital. This room is widely used for a variety of outpatient treatments and thanks to all of these renovations, the room is much more comfortable for the patients, their families and the hospital staff. The Auxiliary donated the needed funds for all the renovations including the new counters, flooring, chairs, wall mounted blood pressure machines, painting and wall coverings thanks to fundraisers this past year.
 

Wed
29
May

26th Annual Foundation Golf Tournament June 17; Registration going on now

The Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation’s 26th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 17 at the Waukon Golf and Country Club, beginning with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.

Teams of three will play 18 holes of golf. Breakfast rolls, lunch, dinner and prizes for everyone will all be provided for the donation of $75.

This is the 26th annual golf tournament the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation has sponsored. All those interested are asked to pre-register their team by calling the Waukon Golf and Country Club at 563-568-9939.

The Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation is a volunteer board that raises funds to help promote health care in the area communities served by Veterans Memorial Hospital.
 

Wed
29
May

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Series offered at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital, together with the Alzheimer’s Association® will be offering a series of presentations concerning Alzheimer’s and dementia this summer for both the general public and for caregivers of anyone with these conditions.

The first of this three-part series will begin Wednesday, June 5, in the ICN Conference Room of Veterans Memorial Hospital. The first session will be held at 12 Noon for the general public. Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome to bring their own sack lunch in with them to enjoy during the session which is entitled “Understanding Alzheimer’s.”

In the United States alone, more than five million individuals are living with Alzheimer’s and 16 million are serving as their unpaid caregivers. The disease is a global crisis that impacts numerous families right here in the local community. However, no one has to face this disease alone or without information.

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