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Fri
14
Dec

Dr. Alden Wiley

Dr. Alden F. Wiley, 91, of Waukon died Monday, December 10, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Matthew Majewski officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Friday, December 14 at Martin Funeral Home.

A full obituary will appear in the December 19 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Wed
12
Dec

Sizable contribution made to hospital’s new 3D mammography machine following annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk


Second Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk... Ness Pumping and Porta Potty Rentals hosted its second annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Saturday, October 6 in the Waukon City Park to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and detection. The Ness family recently awarded the nearly $1,600 in proceeds raised from this second annual walk to the hospital to be used towards the 3D mammography machine. Pictured in the front row in the hospital’s mammography room, left to right, is Leslie Ness, breast cancer survivor Barb Ness (seated) holding Liam Ness, with Chad and Diana Ness presenting the donation to hospital X-ray Technologist Siobhan Kurth. Back row, left to right, Carter Ness, Wyatt Kiley, Sigurd Ness, Evan Ness, Colin Ness and Kayla Ness. Submitted photo.

Ness Pumping and Porta Potty Rentals hosted its second annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Saturday, October 6 in the Waukon City Park to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and detection. An even larger crowd turned out for this event than in its inaugural year last fall. Breast Cancer survivors were asked to sign a pink porta-potty sporting the breast cancer ribbon, t-shirts were distributed and refreshments served.

The Ness family awarded the proceeds raised from that walk to the hospital to be used towards the 3D mammography machine recently installed at the hospital. The nearly $1,600 donation helps Veterans Memorial Hospital finance this 3D mammography machine. This was the first 3D mammography machine in northeast Iowa when it was installed last fall. This machine is clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing.

Wed
12
Dec

Stress relief using the four A’s

There never seems to be enough hours in a day, but those few hours can be loaded with deadlines, responsibilities, errands and expectations. With stress weighing people down, daily tasks get harder to handle. Like a heavy backpack, getting heavier as the day goes on.

Sara Winters, physician assistant at Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare in Waukon, recommends four steps to reduce stress and cope with the inevitable stressors of everyday life.

Avoid: Believe it or not, it is possible to escape some of the minor stressors that tend to trouble us.
- Take control of the stress that fills your day.
- If the drive home is stressful, try buying a new CD to make the commute more enjoyable.
- If a coworker is constantly irritating you, create physical distance between the two of you.
- Say no when necessary.

Wed
12
Dec

Prepared Childbirth Education Class to be held at VMH

Veterans Memorial Hospital will begin the next Prepared Childbirth Education classes (formerly called Lamaze) Monday, January 7, and they will continue for two more consecutive Monday evenings beginning at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Large Conference Room.

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
12
Dec

Health Care Provider CPR offered December 19

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon 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, December 19, 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 a 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.
 

Wed
12
Dec

Caregiver Support Group to meet at Veterans Memorial Hospital

The local Caregiver Support Group meets monthly at Veterans Memorial Hospital. The meetings take place on the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held Monday, December 17 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 Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.
 

Wed
12
Dec

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Curt Brandsmeier by Randy and Karen Loeb, Jeff Moe, Dan and Sue Schlitter, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Cyril and Shirley Larkin, Bob and Karen Fossum and Mae Jean Bakke.

Memorials were also received in memory of Faith Ericson by Eric and Stephanie Palmer, in memory of Loretta Snitker by Greg and Jan Gordon and Kay Carter, and in memory of Maloy Johanningmeier by Tom and Sheila Neuhaus.

In addition, a donation was made to the Foundation in honor of Bob and Sherri Erickson’s 50th Wedding Anniversary by Jane Dietrich.

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.
 

Wed
12
Dec

80th birthday open house for Sharon Brown December 15

Sharon Brown
Sharon Brown

An open house birthday celebration in honor of Sharon Brown’s 80th birthday will be held Saturday, December 15 from 9-11 a.m. in the dining room at the Southridge apartments, 607 Second Street SW in Waukon. Family and friends are welcome to attend.
 

Wed
12
Dec

Orville Bratrud to celebrate 95th birthday with card shower

Orville Bratrud
Orville Bratrud

Orville Bratrud of Waukon will be celebrating his 95th birthday December 12. In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to:

207 First Avenue NW, Waukon, IA 52172.
 

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