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Mon
04
Feb

Betty Brandt

Betty A. Brandt, 95, of Waukon died Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 5 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Elizabeth “Betty” Byrnes Brandt was born February 21, 1923 in Jefferson Township, Allamakee County, the daughter of John Francis and Eleanor Link Byrnes. She grew up on the family farm and was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. In 1940, she graduated from Waukon High School and April 22, 1946, Betty married Kenneth “Cod” Brandt at the St. Patrick rectory.

Wed
30
Jan

Postville School District Special Election date has been changed

OFFICIAL NOTICE is given that the date of the upcoming February 5 Special election for Postville School District will be changed to Tuesday, April 2, with polling hours being from Noon-8pm on election day. Absentee voting will begin in the Auditor’s office on Monday, March 4.
The reason for the change of dates is due to an omission in the required publication. The County Auditor sends the Notice of Election and Sample Ballot to the newspaper for publication. The Notice of Election was sent and published, but a Sample Ballot inadvertently did not get sent for publication. Due to this omission, the Special Postville School election scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 2019 must be rescheduled.
Absentee voting for the rescheduled April 2 Special Election for Postville Community School District will begin in the Allamakee County Auditor’s office Monday, March 4. Absentee voting will be open until 11 a.m. election day, Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

Tue
29
Jan

Over 50 attend January seminars on alternative joint and muscular pain control procedures now available at Veterans Memorial Hospital


January Pain Control Seminars at VMH ... Pictured in the photos above, Dr. Dave Schwartz speaks with seminar participants during the January 23 and 24 Pain Control Seminars held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Over 50 interested community members attended these pain control presentations. Dr. Schwartz explained the two new options which are now available locally at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon to help with chronic joint and muscular skeletal pain, explaining these new procedures are providing options for people who have reached a point where there are really no other options, except for joint replacement, if that even is an option for them. Submitted photos.

Over 50 interested community members attended the two pain control presentations hosted by Dr. Dave Schwartz at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon January 23 and 24. Dr. Schwartz explained the two new options which are now available locally at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon to help with chronic joint and muscular skeletal pain, explaining these new procedures are providing options for people who have reached a point where there are really no other options, except for joint replacement, if that even is an option for them. He also spent time carefully answering the numerous questions about these procedures asked by those attending.

These new P.R.P. and stem cell procedures both involve injections and have been very successful in delaying total joint replacement. Dr. Dave Schwartz is the physician on the Veterans Memorial Hospital staff who performs both of these procedures.

Tue
29
Jan

Health Care Provider CPR offered

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering the next course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for health care providers (those working in health related fields such as physicians, nurses, EMTs, etc.) Wednesday, February 20, beginning at 5 p.m. This “Health Care Professional” CPR class 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 and all registrants should bring along their own pocket mask. The online certificate received with the course does certify attendants in CPR for two years.

Pre-registration plus minimum of three participants is required. For more information and to register for the “Health Care Provider” CPR Course, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.

Tue
29
Jan

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Kirk Roggensack by George Pickett, John and Lorna Kerndt, Jim and Margo Sweeney and Jim and Ele Klenske. Memorials were also received in memory of Emmet Nolting by Jim and Jill Kiesau, Dave and Laurie Martin, Joan Bieber, Jean Lydon and Family, Jerry and Linda Siegrist and Carol Moe. In addition, memorials were also received by Ernie and Donnalee Osland and Jerry and Linda Siegrist in memory of Ron Benzing. A donation in honor of Chuck and Lois Votsmier’s 40th wedding anniversary was also received from Brian and Denise Wullner.

Memorials and donations are greatly appreciated by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation. The Foundation is a 501C3 organization. All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. Memorials and donations can be sent to the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation, 40 First Street SE, Waukon, IA  52172.
 

Tue
29
Jan

Grief Support Group to meet

The local Grief Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital Tuesday, February 12 at 5 p.m. in the Education Conference Room.

This informal meeting is open to anyone suffering from any type of loss, whether it be death, divorce, illness or some other grief. Feel free to attend and bring a friend. This grief support meets the second Tuesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Tue
29
Jan

Diabetes Support Group to meet

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, February 21 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room on the lower level of the hospital.

This diabetes class is open to everyone who has diabetes or 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.
 

Tue
29
Jan

Fulfill that New Year’s resolution to give blood at February 4 blood drive

The next LifeServe Blood Center blood drive will be held Monday, February 4 from 12-5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in south Waukon. Blood drives are held every month in Waukon. The LifeServe Blood Center of Iowa supplies Veterans Memorial Hospital with its blood and blood products.

The LifeServe Blood Center of Iowa is seeking donors to ensure a safe and plentiful blood supply in Iowa. Because there is no substitute for human blood, the need for donors is continuous. Many Iowans are encouraged to make donating blood on a regular basis their New Year’s resolution this year.

Tue
29
Jan

Caregiver Support Group to meet

The local Caregiver Support Group meets monthly at Veterans Memorial Hospital.  The meetings take place the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held Monday, February 18 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the ICN Conference Room, located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial 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 new Caregiver Support Group meets the third Monday of each month at VMH.
 

Tue
29
Jan

Stella Burmester 90th birthday celebration

Stella Burmester of New Albin will be celebrating her 90th birthday with an open house hosted by her children Saturday, February 2 at the New Albin Community Center from 1-4 p.m.

Cards and well wishes may be sent to 381 Terrace Drive, New Albin, IA 52160.

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