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Wed
07
Nov

Waukon girls basketball team to host scrimmage benefiting Food Shelf

The Waukon girls basketball team will be hosting a scrimmage series Monday, November 12, playing three levels of games against Sumner-Fredericksburg at the Waukon High School gym. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a freshman contest, with the junior varsity game to be played at 6:15 p.m. and the varsity contest wrapping up the event at 7:30 p.m.

Admission to the event will be one canned food item per person. Those food items will then be distributed to the Allamakee County Food Shelf. The event is scheduled to be a competition against Sumner-Fredericksburg and is slated to be held again next season at Sumner-Fredericksburg to support that community’s local food shelf.
 

Tue
06
Nov

Raymond Hildebrand

Raymond L. Hildebrand, 98, of Waukon died Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Waukon with Rev. Kim Gates officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call one hour before the services Thursday at the church.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Center or Veterans Memorial Hospital, both in Waukon.

Tue
06
Nov

Philip Storla

Philip Storla, 88, of Waukon died Friday, November 2, 2018 at his home. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, November 7 at 1 p.m. at Glenwood Lutheran Church in rural Decorah with Pastor Stacey Nalean-Carlson officiating and burial at Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may call one hour before services at the church Wednesday. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Philip Orville Ruen Storla was born July 8, 1930 in rural Waukon, the son of Olvin Peter and Stella Irene (Ruen) Storla. He was baptized and confirmed at Glenwood Lutheran Church in rural Decorah and graduated from Waukon High School in 1948. Phil has lived on the family farm in Glenwood Township, rural Waukon his entire life, where he milked cows and raised crops, beef cattle, chickens, pigs and sheep. Phil sold eggs for several years and enjoyed visiting with his customers. He was a member of Glenwood Lutheran Church.

Tue
06
Nov

John “Charlie” Kofron

John Charles “Charlie” Kofron, 88, of Harpers Ferry, formerly of Cedar Falls, died Monday, October 29, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. He has been cremated and there will be no services at his request. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Charlie Kofron was born March 9, 1930 in Cedar Falls, the son of Edward and Mary (Bonn) Kofron. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Falls and graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1948. Charlie was self taught to become a certified public accountant, passing the CPA exam the first time he took it.

He worked for Culter Hardware for several years before working for Wiessman Industries, both in Waterloo, retiring in 1996. During the summer months he lived in Harpers Ferry and wintered in Meza, AZ. Charlie enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding his bicycle, taking part in RAGBRAI with his brother, Phil, several times.

Tue
06
Nov

Clara Ebner

Clara E. Ebner, 91, of rural Lansing died Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 10 from 2-4 p.m. at the Farm Bureau building in Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family.

Clara Estelle Ebner was born December 4, 1926 in Huntsville, AL, the daughter of Clarence and Elizabeth (Durham) Brewer. She was baptized and confirmed in the Baptist church and grew up in the cotton mill village of Twickenham in Huntsville. While in school, Clara worked for a drug store and its soda fountain. After graduating from high school, she moved to Anderson, IN to work in the Trobridge Grocery bakery department while living with relatives. She then moved to Caledonia, MN to live with her sister, Virginia.

Sun
04
Nov

Alberta Troendle

Alberta Troendle, 101, of Lansing died Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Thornton Manor, Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, November 5 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial followed at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

Alberta was born in rural New Albin March 11, 1917 to George and Elizabeth (Wall) Hammell. After graduation, Alberta completed Finishing School and taught at a local country school until her marriage to Joseph Francis Troendle November 24, 1938 at New Albin. They celebrated 70 years of marriage before Joe’s death in 2009.

Alberta volunteered at many things through the years: 4-H leader (11 years), CCD teacher (11 years), ACCW Officer (13 years), Meals on Wheels (16 years), Sacristan at Immaculate Conception Church (16 years), Preschool Assistant, Share Food Program and Thornton Manor Resident Advocate and Volunteer (22 years).

Sat
03
Nov

Waukon football team pulls out 24-21 win over Algona, will face semifinals rematch with BHRV in the UNI-Dome this Saturday

The Waukon football team won a defensive battle in the second half of its Friday, November 2 home game in the Class 2A State Play-Off quarterfinal round, scoring the only touchdown of the game's second half to overcome a 21-18 halftime deficit and win a 24-21 thriller over Algona. With its 24-21 triumph, the football Indians have earned their way to the Class 2A State Play-Off semifinal round for the second consecutive season and for the third time in the last six seasons. The grid Tribe’s continued play-off success has earned the Indians a repeat match-up with Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley this Saturday, November 10 at 4 p.m., the first of two Class 2A State Play-Off semifinal games to be played that evening in the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.
For full coverage of the football Tribe's quarterfinals victory over Algona, as well as information on the Indians' Class 2A semifinals rematch with Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, pick up a copy of the November 7 Standard newspaper.

Wed
31
Oct

Minnesota man loses life in farming accident near the Iowa border

Tuesday, October 30 at 9:23 p.m., the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a farming accident that had occurred in a farm field in northern Allamakee County near the town of Bee, MN, located northwest of Dorchester near the Iowa-Minnesota border. Houston County, MN Sheriff’s Dispatch reported it had received a 911 call reporting that an individual had been run over by a combine when it backed up to unload corn into a wagon.
Gerald Oren Myhre, age 64, of Caledonia, MN was identified as the victim, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. The incident remains under investigation by the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office. Assisting at the scene was the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Spring Grove, MN Fire Department, Spring Grove, MN Ambulance Service, Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office, Gundersen Air Ambulance and Veterans Memorial Hospital Ambulance.

Wed
31
Oct

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Questions and answers about mammography


3D mammography at Veterans Memorial Hospital ... October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pictured are some of the Veterans Memorial Hospital X-ray Technologists who are “Knocking out Breast Cancer one Mammogram at a time!” Left to right are Kelly Baxter, Renee Stokman, Amanda Leiran and Keisha Coon, pictured with the 3D digital mammography system at the hospital. Veterans Memorial Hospital is now beginning its second year of offering 3D mammography. It was the first 3D machine available in northeast Iowa. This new machine has many advantages including a 41% increase in the detection of invasive breast cancers, a 29% increase in the detection of all breast cancers, and a 15% decrease in women recalled for additional imaging. Submitted photo.

From the American Cancer Society and Veterans Memorial Hospital

Breast cancer is the leading cancer diagnosed in women in America. This year, more than 250,000 women will learn for the first time that they have this disease and more than 40,000 women will lose their lives. However, when breast cancer is detected early and treated promptly, suffering and ultimately the loss of life can be significantly reduced.

Women are encouraged to ask their doctors and other health care providers about mammography screening. Mammography (an x-ray picture of the breast) is the single most effective method to detect breast changes that may be cancer, long before physical symptoms can be seen or felt. Early detection, followed by up-to-date treatment, provides women with better chances for long-term freedom from the disease. But mammography screening must be done routinely.

Wed
31
Oct

Flu Shots at VMH Community and Home Care

Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care is offering flu shots every Wednesday afternoon during its regular immunization clinics. The next flu shot clinics will be held Wednesday, October 31 from 1-4 p.m. and again Wednesday, November 7 from 1-6 p.m. 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 will be offered as well.

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