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Aug

VMH’s “Get Your Walk On in Waukon” Free Family Fun Run/Walk a success; Public welcome to continue to use route


VMH Family Fun Walk and 5K ... Many runners and walkers attended the Veterans Memorial Hospital “Get Your Walk On in Waukon” annual Family Fun Walk and 5K Saturday, August 4 during Waukon’s Corn Days. This event was co-sponsored by the “Walk-On Waukon” fundraising committee who has been raising funds this past year to extend the walking paths in the city. Submitted photo.

Crossing the finish line ... Pictured above, Logan Houg of Waukon, was the first of two runners to cross the finish line with Jeremy Peake, pictured at far right, a close second at the hospital’s free 5K run/walk Saturday August 4. Submitted photo.

Crossing the finish line ... Pictured above, Trisha Wilkins of Waukon was the first female to cross the finish line at Saturday’s event. Submitted photo.

The “Get Your Walk On In Waukon” annual family fun walk and 5K was held Saturday, August 4, in conjunction with the Waukon Corn Days celebration. The event was co-sponsored this year by the “Walk-On Waukon” fundraising committee who has been raising funds for this past year to extend the walking paths in the city of Waukon.

The Healthiest State Initiative strongly encourages everyone to walk at least 30 minutes per day. That is the reason the hospital offered a 1.5 mile walk and the optional 5K again this year as well.  Many participants took advantage of both of the routes.

Wed
15
Aug

Memorials received by Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation

Memorials were received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Aloysius “Lloyd” Welsh by Kristin Cote, Eric and Stephanie Palmer and Brad and Erin Berns, and in memory of Tennis and Diane Foels by family and friends of Tennis and Diane Foels.

Memorials were also received in memory of Virginia Anderson by Doug Anderson and in memory of Elizabeth “Betty” Hogan by Joan and Romandus Gisleson.

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
15
Aug

Diabetes support group to meet

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, August 16 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room, located on the lower level of the hospital.

This diabetes class is open to everyone who has diabetes or who has a friend or loved one with diabetes. For more information on the Diabetes Support Group, call  Angie Mettille, RN at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

Wed
15
Aug

Blood in special demand during summer months

The next LifeServe Blood Center blood drive will be held Monday, September 6, from 12-5 p.m., at the First Baptist Church located in south Waukon. Blood drives are held once a month in Waukon, to allow for more donors to give. The LifeServe Blood Center supplies Veterans Memorial Hospital with their blood and blood products.

Blood centers across the United States see a decrease in blood donations during the busy summer months.  During the summer, people become more active, have busier schedules, spend more time outdoors and take vacations.  While donations decline, hospitals see an increase in the need for blood.  More driving can mean more automobile accidents.  A person who has suffered severe injuries from an automobile accident can need up to 50 units of blood.

Wed
15
Aug

VMH Auxiliary Euchre Marathon scheduled for August 16

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, August 16. Men and women are welcome to attend, even if not an Auxiliary member. The Euchre marathons are held the third Thursday of each month at the Senior Citizens Room at the Waukon Wellness Center.

The Auxiliary’s Euchre Marathons begin at 11:30 a.m. with dinner, if chosen. Call Northland Agency on Aging at 877-838-8077 if choosing to eat dinner. Card playing will follow at 12:30 p.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. Anyone wishing to stay and play cards following the Senior Citizens meal is more than welcome to do so. All proceeds go towards the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital. Prizes will be awarded.

Anyone interested in attending but preferring to play Bridge is also welcome to join in. It is asked that they come with their own table of four players, however.

Wed
15
Aug

Moving blood sugar lower is topic of August 28 Fresh Conversations

Exercise lowers blood sugar. That’s the topic theme for this month’s local Fresh Conversations health and wellness program.

From dancing to housework to an evening stroll, activity helps keep people healthy. This is especially true for persons with diabetes. Exercise helps sugars (or carbohydrates) move more easily in and out of blood vessels and muscles. This keeps blood sugar levels from getting too high and makes one feel more vibrant and energetic.

Join a local Fresh Conversations program to learn more about the magic of being physically active. August’s Fresh Conversations program will be held at the Waukon Wellness Center (1220 3rd Avenue NW) Tuesday,  August 28 at 11:15 a.m. Local facilitator Patty Scholtes from NEI3A will lead the conversation. Take advantage of a tasty, congregate meal while there.

Wed
15
Aug

Sommer and Iseli to wed September 22 at Glenwood


Shelby Sommer and Daniel Iseli

Shelby K. Sommer and Daniel K. Iseli wish to announce their engagement and upcoming nuptials. Parents of the bride-to-be are Joel and Teresa Sommer of Waukon. Parents of the groom-to-be are Arthur and Lori Iseli of Waukon.

The bride-to-be is a 2013 graduate of Waukon High School. She is employed as a Teacher at Sun Flower Day Care Center in Decorah.

The groom-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Waukon High School and a graduate of the John Deere Program at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC). He is employed as a Service Technician with Windridge Implements in Decorah.

The couple will exchange vows September 22, 2018 at the Glenwood Lutheran Church in rural Decorah. A reception and dance will follow at the Waukon Banquet Center.

Wed
15
Aug

Chuck and Marcie Fritz 50th wedding anniversary


Marcie and Chuck Fritz - then and now

Chuck and Marcie Fritz of Waukon recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family at Myrtle Beach, SC. The couple were united in marriage August 10, 1968 at the Christian Church in Kellogg, IA.

The couple’s children include their son, David (Kim) Fritz of Kansas City, MO and daughter, Anne (Brent) Berns of Decorah and seven grandchildren including Trevor, Trent and Troy Fritz of Kansas City and Brooke, Drew, Riley and Reid Berns of Decorah.

In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to 1822 Hwy 76, Waukon, IA 52172.
 

Wed
15
Aug

80th birthday open house for Kathryn Van Brocklin


Kathryn Van Brocklin

Kathryn Van Brocklin of Lansing will be celebrating her 80th birthday with an open house Saturday, August 18 from 12-3 p.m. at Milty’s Restaurant in Lansing. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Family and friends are invited. No gifts are requested.

Cards and well wishes may be sent to: 2610 Hwy. 26, Lansing, IA 52151.
 

Wed
15
Aug

Frances Luther to celebrate 90th birthday August 25

Frances Luther of Kasson, MN will be celebrating her 90th birthday with an open house hosted by her family at the Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank at 201 W. Main Street in Waukon.  Friends, coworkers and former students are invited to attend the celebration Saturday, August 25 from 2-4:30 p.m.

Cards and well wishes may be sent to: 800 5th Ave. NW, Apt. 312, Kasson, MN 55944. No gifts are requested.
 

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