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Fri
22
Jan

Lorna Thune

Lorna E. Thune, 87, of Waukon died Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Private family funeral services will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Burial will be at Big Canoe Cemetery in rural Decorah. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church radio ministry at PO Box 104, Waukon, IA 52172 or Good Samaritan Society at 21 East Main Street, Waukon, IA 52172. Cards may be sent to Chester Thune at 25 First Street SE, Waukon, IA 52172. Martin – Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

A full obituary will appear in the January 27 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Fri
22
Jan

Local approach outlined regarding updated Phase 1B of COVID vaccination

Iowa is currently vaccinating individuals in Phase 1A, which includes health care personnel and residents and staff of long-term care facilities. With the vaccination of Phase 1A moving closer to completion, it is time to focus attention on Phase 1B.
Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has updated the Phase 1B priority group to include Iowans age 65 and over; however, vaccine remains in short supply. This means not everyone in Phase 1B will be able to get vaccine right away.
To help balance vaccine supply with the Phase 1B demands, IDPH has implemented a tiered prioritization, outlined in the diagram accompanying this article. IDPH remains in close contact with its federal partners to communicate Iowa’s need for additional vaccines.

Fri
22
Jan

Clifton Christianson

Clifton O. Christianson, 86, of Waukon died Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Private family graveside services along with military honors will be held in Bethlehem Cemetery in rural Postville with Karla Johnson officiating. If you are attending the service, in consideration and concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of mask is required. Cards may be sent to Charlotte Christianson at 603 First Street NE, Waukon, IA, 52172. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

A full obituary will appear in the January 27 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Wed
20
Jan

Allamakee County Public Health provides vaccine update

COVID-19 Phase 1-A
Iowa is currently still in Phase 1-A of administering the COVID-19 vaccine and intends to finish this group within the next week. This includes healthcare workers and long-term care residents and staff. If you are included in this tier group and have not yet received your vaccination, contact Allamakee County Public Health at 563-568-5660 to schedule an appointment.

COVID-19 Phase 1-B
The Iowa Department of Public Health recently shared the following guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine priority populations for Phase 1-B, based on the recommendations put forward by the Iowa Disease Advisory Council (IDAC).

Due to the current and short-term projections for vaccine allocation for Iowa, IDAC recommends the following, more narrowly defined, eligible populations for Phase 1-B:

Wed
20
Jan

Phone scams emerge using VMH’s phone number and Amazon name

Veterans Memorial Hospital was made aware last week that a few people in the community had received a phone call, from a hospital phone number, stating they were calling from Amazon on an order and needed to verify the account.

The hospital would like to alert the public that they are in no way involved with any type of Amazon account or making any such calls. This is a scam.  All calls made from Veterans Memorial Hospital actually show as “Unknown” on a caller ID system.

For any questions on any phone calls you may have suspiciously received from the hospital, feel free to call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411 for more information.
 

Wed
20
Jan

Empty Nest Winery donates to VMH Radiology Department ...

Empty Nest Winery of Waukon recently donated $500 to the Veterans Memorial Hospital Radiology Department for the Mammography Fund. This donation came from the proceeds of the “Radiant Strength” pink moscato wine sales last October at Empty Nest Winery. That wine is a favorite at Empty Nest and was sold by them as a limited edition wine in an effort to support breast cancer prevention. Pictured above, left to right, in the hospital’s mammography room is Veterans Memorial Hospital X-ray technicians Siobhan Kurth, Keisha Coon and Kelly Baxter, Pam Kruger of Empty Nest Winery, and Veterans Memorial Hospital X-ray technicians Rachel Wagner and Renee Stokman. Submitted photo.
 

Wed
20
Jan

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Jack Marsden by Chuck and Lois Votsmier, Frank and Patty Goltz, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Patsy Kerndt, Dave and Laurie Martin, Les and Ada Marie Kerndt, Brad and Erin Berns and Mary Ann Hager.

Memorials were also received in memory of Dan Hansmeier by Dave and Laurie Martin, Tom and Karen Regan, and Jerry and Linda Siegrist; in memory of Lois Hermeier by James and Mary Winters, and in memory of Mavis Mitchell by David and Suzanne Hahn, DVM, Betty White and Ernest and Donnalee Osland.

Memorials were also given in memory of Doris Berns by Scott and Karen Ness, Maury Mooney, Chuck and Lois Votsmier, Ken and Rose Beardmore, Marlys Leiran and Jane Dietrich.

Wed
20
Jan

Kenneth and Janice McCormick 50th wedding anniversary

Janice and Kenneth McCormick
Janice and Kenneth McCormick

The family of Kenneth and Janice McCormick of Lansing is celebrating the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary with a card shower. The couple married January 23, 1971 at Immaculate Conception Church in Lansing.  

They have four children: Shannon Stone, Dustin McCormick, Colby McCormick, and Ian (Amy) McCormick, and nine grandchildren: Mason (Sarah) Stone, Brenden Krogan, Michelle Miller, Reagen McCormick, Leora Barrette, Brecken McCormick, Cael Rethwisch, Leo McCormick and Ezra McCormick.  

In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to 111 Gay Street, Lansing, IA 52151.

Wed
20
Jan

Birthday card shower for Agnes Anderson

Agnes Anderson
Agnes Anderson

Agnes Anderson of Waukon will be celebrating a milestone birthday January 22.

In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to her at 110 12th Avenue NW, Waukon, IA 52172.

Wed
20
Jan

Birth announcement: Berger

Violet Berger
Violet Berger

Heather and Devin Berger of Waukon announce the birth of their daughter, Violet Rose Berger, born September 11, 2020 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. She weighed 7 lbs. 11 ozs. and measured 21 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins a sister, Scarlett (11).

Grandparents are Brian and Terry LaRue of Decorah, the late Craig Fee, Lisa Berger of Barneveld, WI and Rusty Hagensick of Lansing. Great-grandparents are Gus and Jeanie Berger of Waukon, Ruth (Lee) Feuerhelm of Lansing, Delores Fee of New Albin, Pete Fee of Rulo, NE, Roger and Pat LaRue of La Crescent, MN and Jack and Sally Hagensick of Waukon.

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