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Wed
03
Oct

Prepared Childbirth Education Class to be held at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will begin the next Prepared Childbirth Education classes (formerly called Lamaze) Monday, October 8, and those classes will continue for two more consecutive Monday evenings, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Large Conference Room of the hospital.

The Prepared Childbirth Education classes at Veterans Memorial Hospital are offered in three sessions that allow the expectant parents to choose which topics they wish to learn more on. They may choose to attend one, two or all three sessions. Session 1 covers labor, delivery and the postpartum period following delivery; Session 2 includes relaxation, breathing and pain management; and Session 3 covers infant care. Tours of the OB Department are available with each session as well.

Wed
03
Oct

Changes in maternity services providers at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon recently learned that as of March 31, 2019, Dr. Steven Perkins of the Mayo Waukon Clinic will no longer provide obstetrical deliveries. He will continue to care for his patients in the clinic and in the hospital and will also continue to provide back-up for Veterans Memorial Hospital’s emergency department.

For obstetric patients, Dr. Perkins will transition to a shared care model where he will provide prenatal care up to 36 weeks of the pregnancy. His maternity patients will then have the choice to deliver locally with Dr. Coley Barbee of the Gundersen Waukon Clinic or Dr. Dave Schwartz of Veterans Memorial Hospital, or go elsewhere.

Expectant mothers who are interested in visiting with these providers about an upcoming delivery can contact Dr. Barbee at the Gundersen Waukon Clinic at 563-568-3000 or contact Dr. Schwartz  at the Veterans Memorial Hospital Monona Clinic at 563-539-5656.
 

Wed
03
Oct

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, October 18. Men and women are welcome to attend, even if not an Auxiliary member. The Euchre marathons are held the third Thursday of each month at the Senior Citizens Room at the Waukon Wellness Center.

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. Anyone wishing to stay and play cards following the Senior Citizens meal is more than welcome to do so. All proceeds go towards the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital. 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 their own table of four players, however.

Wed
03
Oct

VMH Caregiver Support Group

The local Caregiver Support Group meets monthly at Veterans Memorial Hospital. The meetings will take place the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held Monday, October 15 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.
 

Wed
03
Oct

Grief Support Group to meet

The local Grief Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital Tuesday, October 9 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 group now meets the second Tuesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
 

Wed
03
Oct

Diabetes Support Group to meet

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, October 18 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 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.
 

Wed
03
Oct

Connie Luster to celebrate 90th birthday

The family of Connie Luster will be hosting an open house celebration in honor of her 90th birthday Saturday, October 13 from 12-3 p.m. The open house will be held at the Legion Hall in Harpers Ferry.

Connie’s 90th birthday is September 27. Cards and well wishes may sent to Thornton Manor, Box 700, Lansing, IA 52151.
 

Wed
03
Oct

LaRue and Steiber to exchange vows October 13

Ross Steiber and Kimberly LaRue
Ross Steiber and Kimberly LaRue

Brian (Terry) LaRue of Decorah and Teri Gaustad of Brownsville, MN, parents of the bride-to-be, and Neal and Debbie Steiber of Lansing, parents of the groom-to-be, announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of Kimberly R. LaRue and Ross N. Steiber.

The couple will exchange vows Saturday, October 13 in a ceremony to be held in the barn they renovated themselves on their farm in rural Lansing with a reception to follow at TJ Hunter’s Banquet Hall in Lansing. The couple is planning to honeymoon in Punta Cana.

The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Decorah High School and is employed as a Float Dispensing Optician for Gundersen Eye Clinics.

The groom-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Kee High School in Lansing and is employed as an Instrumental and Control Technician at Alliant Energy and also farms at the couple’s home near Lansing.

Wed
03
Oct

Sorenson and Meyer to wed October 20 in Decorah

Brett Meyer and Kiersten Sorenson
Brett Meyer and Kiersten Sorenson

Kiersten Sorenson and Brett Meyer, both of New Albin, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding to be held October 20 at Decorah Lutheran Church.
Parents of the bride-to-be are Rev. David and Joleen Sorenson of Decorah. Parents of the groom-to-be are Jeff and Jessica Meyer of New Albin.
The bride-to-be is a Certified Surgical Technologist at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. The groom-to-be is a forester at Meyer Timber Services in New Albin.

Wed
03
Oct

Jane and Ken Staggemeyer 50th wedding anniversary


Then and now - Jane and Ken Staggemeyer

Jane and Ken Staggemeyer of New Albin will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Jane Beneke and Ken Staggemeyer were married October 5, 1968 at St. John’s United Church of Christ (Wheatland) in rural New Albin.

They are the parents of Jennifer (Kris Ames) Burroughs of New Albin, Josh (Cindy) Staggemeyer of Caledonia, MN and Heidi (Dennis) Myhre of Eitzen, MN. Their grandchildren are Ian and Logan Burroughs, Mason, Jacob and Kylie Staggemeyer and Eric, Lyle and Aften Myhre.
 

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