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June Fresh Conversations program to discuss Type 2 Diabetes - Myths and Facts

Eating sugar causes diabetes. All older adults develop diabetes as they age. Diabetes is contagious. Diabetes can be cured. Facts or myths?

All the statements above are myths. However, diabetes has become such a common disease that many times it’s hard to know what’s fact and what’s fiction. Fact - 29.1 million people have diabetes and over a third, 8.1 million, don’t know it. More than one out of 10 adults has diabetes.

Diabetes is a health condition that causes one’s blood sugar to be too high. High blood sugars can lead to other health problems, such as numb feet and fingers (neuropathy), heart disease and stroke, and difficulty seeing (retinopathy).

The good news is that one’s eating and activity lifestyle can help keep blood sugars in a healthy range.

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Cancer Survivor Walk set for June 28

Veterans Memorial Hospital and Walk-On Waukon, the organization with a mission of improving sidewalks and walking access throughout the Waukon community, are teaming up to sponsor the 2018 Cancer Survivor Walk scheduled for Thursday, June 28. The inaugural event is focused on honoring friends and family who are cancer survivors, as well as those continuing to fight the disease, while at the same time raising funds for both the Walk-On Waukon organization and the American Cancer Society.

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WHS Class of 1961 to meet

The Waukon High School Class of 1961 will meet Friday, June 22 at 11:30 a.m. at Gus & Tony’s in Waukon. Note this is the fourth Friday of the month. All classmates are invited.

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Diabetes Support Group to meet at VMH June 21

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, June 21 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.
 

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Dr. Bill and Libby Withers to celebrate 60th wedding anniversary June 24


Dr. Bill & Libby Withers - then and now

Dr. Bill and Libby Withers of Waukon will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary June 24. B.R. Withers and Elizabeth Hale were married in 1958 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon in a chapel service officiated by Rev. William Tjaden.

A family celebration with their children and grandchildren will occur next month in Waukon. The couples’ children request no gifts, but in honor of the occasion, cards or well wishes could be mailed to 609 Fifth Street NW, Waukon, IA 52172.
 

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Robert and Joy Hansmeier 60th wedding anniversary


Robert and Joy Hansmeier - Then and now

Robert and Joy Hansmeier of Waukon will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary June 29. The couple married June 29, 1958 at the Methodist Church in Dumont. They have two daughters, Cheryl (Alan) Abel of Martinez, CA and Lori (Brian) Smith of Byron, IL, and two grandsons, Marc Smith of Willmar, MN and Scott Smith of Pekin, IL.

Cards and well wishes may be sent to 608 Second Street NE, Waukon, IA 52172.
 

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Meiners family reunion

The descendants of Johann Meiners (ca 1665) will be meeting for the first time at the Eitzen Community Center in Eitzen, MN Sunday, July 8 from 2-5 p.m. Those whose last name is Meiners or who have an ancestor by that name are invited.

For reservations, contact Etta Walters Miller at 319-551-0067 or Mary Deters Frank at 507-724-3893. Those attending are asked to bring a plate of cookies or bars to share.

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John and Ruth Hartley 60th wedding anniversary

John and Ruth (Anderson) Hartley of Postville will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary June 22.

In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to P.O. Box 546, Postville, IA 52162.
 

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Birth announcement: D’Alessandro

Tony and Jen D’Alessandro of Cedar Falls announce the birth of their daughter, Kylie Mae D’Alessandro, born May 7, 2018 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. She weighed 8 lbs. 3 ozs. and measured 19-3/4 inches in length at the time of her birth.

Grandparents are Dave and Cheryl Brandt of Waukon and Dan and Pat D’Alessandro of LeClaire. Great-grandparents are Yvonne Brandt of Waukon and Norbert and Eileen Lembke of Monona.

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Bridge replacement ...

The replacement of the Green Valley Bridge just north of Waukon is fully underway, with the photos above and at right showing the removal of the previous bridge structure nearly complete as of Monday, June 18. Completion of the project is expected to take about two months, depending upon the weather, and the project is a joint venture between Allamakee County and the City of Waukon, with the State of Iowa providing a majority of the funding for the project.

Despite Green Valley Road being closed near its intersection with State Highway 9 north of Waukon, temporary access to Green Valley Getaway is still available via the graveled area to the very left of the top photo. However, as the sign at left also says, that graveled access is not for traffic seeking further access through to Green Valley Road. Standard photos by Joe Moses.
 

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