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Wed
16
Jan

Kee boys basketball team drops home UIC pair by differing degrees


Soaring and scoring ... Kee boys basketball senior Jacob Berns focuses on the hoop as he elevates in the Hawks’ 40-38 home loss to Postville Friday, January 11. Berns scored four points in the ballgame. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee boys basketball team hosted a two-game home stand this past week, coming out on the same unfortunate end of both contests but by differing degrees. The Hawks first fell to South Winneshiek, 69-44, Tuesday, January 8 before battling Postville to a much closer final result but still ending up on the short end, 40-38, Friday, January 11.

Falling to 2-9 overall, 2-8 in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play, the Hawks were next scheduled to travel to Clayton Ridge Tuesday, January 15 before also hitting the road to take on Houston, MN Thursday, January 17. The Kee boys will then play a busy following week, hosting Seneca, WI Monday, January 21 before playing at Turkey Valley Tuesday, January 22 and at Central Elkader Friday, January 25.

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Wed
16
Jan

Waukon boys basketball team begins week with two-game win streak, has that streak snapped but winless NEIC stretch extended with loss at New Hampton

The Waukon boys basketball team played its busiest schedule of the season so far with three games this past week. The start to that week was very successful, with the Indians not only snapping a seven-game losing streak but also beginning a winning streak with back-to-back nights of victory, 82-49 at home over North Fayette Valley Monday, January 7 and 73-63 at MFL/MarMac Tuesday, January 8. The end to the week saw the basketball Tribe have that winning streak brought to an end and also extend a season-long winless streak, thus far, in Northeast Iowa Conference play with a 60-44 loss at New Hampton Friday, January 11.

Now holding a 4-8 season record, the basketball Tribe was next scheduled to host Oelwein Friday, January 18 for its only competition of this week. The Indians will then play at Crestwood Tuesday, January 22 and then at Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, January 25.

Wed
16
Jan

Waukon girls basketball team extends new year winning streak with 44-35 victory at undefeated MFL/MarMac within trio of wins

The Waukon girls basketball team faced its busiest week of the season this past week, but added all three of those games to what is now a seven-game win streak since its only loss of the season just a month ago. The basketball Lady Indians began the week with back-to-back non-conference road wins of 61-29 at North Fayette Valley Monday, January 7 and 44-35 at the home of previously undefeated MFL/MarMac Tuesday, January 8 before finishing off the week with a 44-29 home win over New Hampton Friday, January 11.

Wed
16
Jan

Waukon wrestling team falls at Caledonia, wins one of five duals to place third in consolation pool at Decorah Dual Tournament

The Waukon wrestling team completed a very busy end to its past week of competition, wrestling what amounted to six dual meets within less than a 24-hour period after an idle early portion of the week. The mat Indians first fell at Caledonia, MN Friday, January 11 by a 78-6 final result before wrestling to a third-place consolation finish at the Decorah Duals Tournament, winning just one of five duals at the event Saturday, January 12. The grappling Tribe first fell to all three teams in its Red Pool at the tournament, 56-24 to Waterloo West, 58-18 to South Winneshiek and 64-15 to St. Charles, MN, before splitting its two Consolation Pool duals, falling to Wapsie Valley, 36-30, before defeating Postville, 54-24, to end up third in that final pool.

Tue
15
Jan

Eli Martin

Eli C. (Big Eli) Martin, 77, of Ashland, KY passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, January 12, 2019. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 19 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville with Reverend Lynn Noel as the officiant. Visitation will be for one hour before services at the church. Interment will follow in Postville Cemetery, Postville.

In lieu in flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, ATTN: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or www.shrinershospitalforchildren.org/shc/donate.

From an early age, Eli worked hard in whatever job he worked whether it was farming and/or regular employment. He worked for and retired in 2007 after 41 years as a Federal Food Inspector with the USDA. He was also a member of the Mailhandlers Union.

Tue
15
Jan

Lorraine Schultz

Lorraine Schultz, 89, of Postville died Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Home in Postville. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, January 15 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville with Rev. Lynn Noel as the officiant. Interment was held in the Postville Cemetery, Postville.

Lorraine Shirley Ann, the daughter of Octave Lloyd and Emma (Bjergum) Brown, was born November 18, 1929 in Caledonia, MN. She was baptized at Black Hammer Lutheran Church in Minnesota. In the early years of her life, the family lived in the Canton/Mabel, MN area where her parents were involved in farming. Lorraine attended Newberg school near Mabel,MN at this time.

Tue
15
Jan

Rick Shefelbine

Ricky (Rick) Gail Shefelbine, age 68, of Garnavillo died Thursday, January 10, 2019 at his home. Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, where the family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 15.

He was born May 28, 1950 in Spring Grove, MN to Malcolm and Stella Maria (Marquez) Shefelbine. He married Roxanne Sagdalen in 1969 and they later divorced. They had two children.

August 11, 1979 Rick married Virginia Troester in Elkader and to this union two children were born. He served in the United States Army from 1971-1974.

Rick enjoyed the outdoors where he could be found fishing and hunting until his health no longer would allow him to do so. He was also a football fan and could always be found watching his three main teams, the Iowa Hawkeyes, Denver Broncos or the Minnesota Vikings. He enjoyed being on the computer and playing poker. He loved spending time with his family talking and laughing.

Tue
15
Jan

Betty O’Connor

Betty J. O’Connor, 83, of Waukon died Friday, January 11, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 18 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at Wexford Cemetery, rural Lansing. Friends may call one hour before the services at the church Friday. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Betty Jane O’Connor was born February 25, 1935 in Harpers Ferry, the daughter of Vincent and Dorothy (Corrigan) Callahan. She was baptized and Confirmed at St. Ann’s - St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry, graduated from Harpers Ferry High School, and then went on to be a registered nurse.

Wed
09
Jan

Hospital staff donates over $16,000 to Foundation’s annual campaign


VMH staff donates over $16,000 for equipment ... The Veterans Memorial Hospital Staff donated over $16,000 in personal donations last year to the hospital Foundation in order to purchase equipment identified by the staff that is needed to better serve the community. Pictured above, left to right, in the ambulance garage displaying the new electronic ambulance reporting system that was purchased to help complete the run and ambulance transfer reports more quickly and efficiently is Renee Stokman, X-ray Technician; Chuck Votsmier, Maintenance and EMT; Bailey Meyer-Benson, RN; Becky Estebo, Housekeeper; and Marlene Dahlstrom, Ward Clerk. Submitted photo.

VMH staff donates new treadmill ... A new treadmill was purchased by staff at Veterans Memorial Hospital during their fundraising campaign last fall for use by patients utilizing the Rehabilitation Department at the hospital. Pictured above, left to right, are staff members Shannen Mezera, Massage Therapist; Becki Estebo, Housekeeper; and Renee Stokman, X-ray Technician with this new machine. This fund drive is held each fall for all staff at Veterans Memorial Hospital and consistently raises thousands of dollars for upgrades in equipment and furnishings recommended by the staff each year. Submitted photo.

The staff of Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) in Waukon pledged over $16,000 this last year to the VMH Health Care Foundation’s annual appeal campaign. The total raised in personal staff contributions was used to purchase equipment and furnishings identified by the staff that is needed in the hospital to better serve the community.

“I am overwhelmed by our staff’s generosity this past year, going over and above previous year’s donations,” stated Mike Myers, hospital administrator. “Our staff members on the Culture Committee took a leadership role in identifying hospital-wide needs, setting a financial goal, and organizing this employee campaign which was extremely successful. This process is an indication of the great dedication the hospital staff has to the service of our patients.”

Wed
09
Jan

Flu shots at VMH Community and Home Care

The flu has hit Iowa, but there is still time for immunization. Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care continues to offer flu shots every Wednesday afternoon during its regular immunization clinics.

The next flu shot clinics will be held Wednesday, January 9 from 1-4 p.m. and then Wednesday, January 16 from 1-6 p.m. and each Wednesday afternoon thereafter. The Community and Home Care Immunization Clinic is located on the upper level of Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Immunization clinics are held from 1-6 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month, and from 1-4 p.m. all other Wednesdays. Flu vaccine, pneumonia vaccine, and a combination of flu and pneumonia vaccine will all be available. Tetanus shots are always offered as well.

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