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Grief Support Group to hold May 14 meeting

The local Grief Support Group will be holding its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) Tuesday, May 14, at 5 p.m. in the Meditation Healing Center, located just inside the main entrance of the hospital.

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 5 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Wed
08
May

Review hearing in Mindy Jones arson case rescheduled again

For a second consecutive month, a review hearing for the purpose of scheduling a jury trial has been granted a continuance and has been rescheduled in the arson case against Mindy Jo Jones stemming from the February 13, 2022 fire that destroyed two businesses on the initial block of Allamakee Street in Waukon. A July 1 date has now been set for a third attempt at setting the jury trial date following a motion filed by Jones’ public defender, Aaron Hawbaker of Waterloo, Friday, May 4 in Allamakee County District Court.

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May

Presentation on “Understanding Addiction & Recovery” open to everyone May 14 in Waukon

Allamakee Prevention Advisory and Helping Services for Youth & Families will be hosting a presentation on “Understanding Addiction & Recovery: Information for Family, Friends, and Caregivers” Tuesday, May 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Robey Memorial Library in Waukon.

The training is supported by the State Opioid Response Grant (SOR3) grant administered by the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

At the end of this training participants should be able to:
• Define what addiction is and how the thinking has evolved, based on science;
• Visualize the recovery process (Readiness, Entry, During, and Long term);
• Clarify the roles that family/friends/caregivers play in support as well as self-care, and available resources.

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08
May

Supervisors approve resolution for Community Project Funding regarding Veterans Memorial Hospital, agree to retain a County Compensation Board

by Joe Moses

The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors met twice within a week including a special session Wednesday, May 1 and regular session Monday, May 6. The coverage of both of those meetings is below.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
During the Wednesday, May 1 special session, CEO Michael Coyle of Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) provided an overview to the board of the proposed change from the hospital’s current electronic health records (EHR) system to the EPIC EHR system to allow improved compatibility with other health care providers.

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08
May

Corner of Hope growing project hosts annual Blessing of the Seed and Soil ...

The Corner of Hope Growing Hope Globally growing project held its annual Blessing of the Seed and Soil Saturday morning, April 27 to kick off the 2024 growing season. Following a night of much-needed rain, the event was held at the field of the Sweeney brothers on State Highway 9 north of Waukon. Reverend Cathy Jurgens from Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon performed this year’s blessing. Submitted photo.
 

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08
May

4-H Toppers complete spring clean-up service project ...

Sunday evening, April 14, prior to their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, the 4-H Toppers and family members completed a spring clean-up service project at the Waterville Community Center. Under the direction of the Waterville Recreation Committee, 4-H members raked leaves, picked up sticks, pulled weeds and washed signs. For more information or to join 4-H, contact Marissa Foels at the ISU Extension and Outreach Allamakee County office by email at mfoels@iastate.edu or by phone at 563-568-6345, or visit the Iowa 4-H website at www.extension.iastate.edu/4h. Submitted photo.
 

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08
May

Waukon High School graduate husband-wife pair hope to provide opportunities to the hometown they feel gave them so much with the opening of 222 Trained

A husband and wife pair of Waukon High School graduates who left their mark at their alma mater as multi-sport stand-out athletes are now looking to provide to others in their hometown community a foundation for that same opportunity for success with the opening of their new fitness facility in Waukon, 222 Trained.

Newly opened at 801 West Main Street in Waukon following a grand opening event held this past Friday, May 3, owners Shawn and Jordan (Snitker) Cunningham describe their new 222 Trained facility as “a community-focused gym, where we’re dedicated to realizing the potential of our members.”

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08
May

St. Patrick School first grade classes visit The Standard newspaper office ...

The Standard newspaper office in Waukon hosted some special visitors the morning of Wednesday, May 1. First grade students from the classrooms of Ms. Deb Hauber and Mrs. Thea Troendle at St. Patrick School in Waukon toured The Standard office for a field trip to learn more about the newspaper and its importance to the community, along with the jobs and processes involved in publishing a newspaper. The day coincided with a Pajama/Comfy Clothes Day being observed in each of the two classrooms.

The students and newspaper staff also discussed the similarities between publishing a newspaper and the book that each classroom recently had published that involved stories written and pictures drawn by each of the students. One of the focal points of their discussion was the “5 Ws” involved in writing a story, including “Who, What, When, Where and Why”, in addition to the “1 H” of “How” that is often used in further writing a more complete story as well.

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08
May

Molly Peake selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Girls State this year

Molly Peake ...
Molly Peake ...

Iowa Girls State sponsored by The American Legion Auxiliary of Iowa is scheduled to be held June 16-21 this year on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines. American Legion Auxiliary Scenic Unit #722 of Harpers Ferry has selected Waukon High School junior Molly Peake, daughter of Jeremy and Jodi Peake of Waukon, as its Girls  State Citizen for this year’s event.

American Legion Auxiliary Iowa Girls State is one of the premier programs sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and was started by a dream of four women over 75 years ago in hopes of teaching young women about the political process. Girls State is a “learning by doing” program, which takes the girls through the entire political process.

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08
May

Pickle Making, Pickled Products Workshop

Learn all the basics of water bath canning, making pickles and pickled products at a Food Preservation Workshop Tuesday, May 14 from 5-9 p.m. The workshop will be held at Ms. B’s Quilting, 201 Allamakee Street in Waukon, and is part of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Preserve the Taste of Summer program.

Jill Weber, a human sciences specialist in food and health with ISU Extension and Outreach, will lead the workshop. During the hands-on workshop, participants will:
• Learn the basics of water bath canning and pickling
• Hear the most up-to-date canning recommendations
• Make and can pickles
• Take home and enjoy a jar of pickles that they canned.

“These workshops are fun and helpful for beginning canners as well as experienced canners,” states Weber, workshop instructor. “We will provide the most up-to-date science and guidelines for water bath canning.”

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