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Nutrition for headaches and migraines

by Brandy Strub, MS, RD/LD, Dietitian, Veterans Memorial Hospital

Headaches are literally a pain and can make you miss work and/or other important activities. Therefore, getting relief is vital.

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Diabetes Support Group to meet June 20

The Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH) Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, June 20, 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 a friend or loved one with diabetes.

For more information on the Diabetes Support Group, call  Angie Mettille, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon at 563-568-3411.

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Waukon baseball wins one of three games, 14-4 at Ed-Co, falling to Class 2A seventh-rated New Hampton at home


Denied at the dish ... Waukon baseball senior catcher Brody Gress turns to prepare for a tag of this sliding New Hampton baserunner for an out at home plate in the Indians’ home doubleheader loss to the Class 2A seventh-rated Chickasaws Wednesday, June 5. In addition to his defensive efforts, Gress also collected a single in three at-bats in each ballgame, scoring a run in both and driving in one run as well. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon baseball team played just three games this past week, putting one of those three in the win column to currently hold a 3-9 season record that includes a mark of 2-6 in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play. Hosting Class 2A seventh-rated New Hampton Wednesday, June 5, the Indians surrendered a 12-2 loss before allowing an 8-4 loss to get away in the final inning. The diamond Tribe then posted a 14-4 win at Edgewood-Colesburg Thursday, June 6.

The Indians were next scheduled to host Crestwood for two varsity games in NEIC play Monday, June 10 before playing two NEIC games at Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, June 14 and then one game at Riceville Saturday, June 15. They will then host Turkey Valley Monday, June 17 and Decorah Wednesday, June 19.

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Waukon softball team wins three of five games, including split at New Hampton

A strong early start to this past week of five games saw the Waukon softball team put three of those contests in the win column as the Tribe now holds a 5-4 season record that includes a mark of 2-2 in Northeast Iowa Conference play. The Lady Indians opened the week with a 13-2 home win over Central Elkader in just five innings Monday, June 3 before recording a 6-3 win at home over South Winneshiek Wednesday, June 5. They then played to a split at New Hampton Thursday, June 6 with an 18-12 win followed by a 14-2 loss in three innings before wrapping up the week with an 8-0 loss at NEIC-leading Charles City Friday, June 7.

The softball Indians were next slated to host Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, June 11 before playing in the large West Delaware Tournament Friday and Saturday, June 14-15. They will then play at Crestwood Tuesday, June 18 and at North Fayette Valley Thursday, June 20 before hosting New Hampton Friday, June 21.

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Kee baseball team’s undefeated week includes 1-0 home triumph over MFL/MarMac, sweep of three other UIC games and home battle with N-P


Sliding in for a swipe of second ... Kee baseball junior left fielder Carter Seitz dives in to steal second base in the Hawks’ 7-0 home win over Nashua-Plainfield Wednesday, June 5. Seitz drew a walk and stole two bases in the ballgame, both driving in and scoring a run. Photo by Danielle Potter. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Kee baseball team had a busy week stopped short of being even busier when the two-game Cedar River Classic the Hawks were scheduled to play in at St. Ansgar Saturday, June 8 was canceled due to wet conditions. The five games the Kee boys did play over the course of the first four days of the week all ended up in the win column, improving their season record to 14-3, including a 6-1 mark in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play.

The Hawks swept a doubleheader at Clayton Ridge with wins of 7-0 and 12-6 Monday, June 3 before recording an 11-0 win in six innings at North Fayette Valley Tuesday, June 4. They then shut out Nashua-Plainfield by a 7-0 count at home Wednesday, June 5 before battling MFL/MarMac to a 1-0 triumph at home Thursday, June 6 to wrap up their undefeated but abbreviated week.

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Kee softball team one inning away from undefeated week, sweeps Central Elkader at home, splits two games at Riceville Tournament


Two-hit shut-out ... Kee softball senior pitcher Kaylee Hawes fires a pitch toward home plate in the Hawks’ home doubleheader sweep of Central Elkader Wednesday, June 5. Hawes allowed just two hits in Kee’s 12-0 win in the first game, striking out four batters, and she also collected a single and drew a walk to both score and drive in one run in that initial contest. Photo by Danielle Potter. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

One late inning in its first game of the Riceville Tournament over the weekend kept the Kee softball team from putting all four of its games this past week into the win column, as the Lady Hawks won three of those contests to currently hold a 4-8 season record that has them off to a 2-0 start in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play. Those two UIC wins came at home Wednesday, June 5 when Kee’s diamond dwellers swept Central Elkader by mercy-rule scores of 12-0 in three innings and 10-0 in six innings. The Lady Hawks wrapped up their week splitting two games at the Riceville Tournament Saturday, June 8, first falling to St. Ansgar by a 5-1 result after a sixth-inning Saint outburst but then regrouping for a 6-3 win over the tournament host.

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What's Up at the USDA Office?

Upcoming Deadlines/Dates
May 15 - August 1: CRP Primary Nesting Season
June 19: Office Closed – Juneteenth
July 4: Office Closed – Independence Day
July 15: Acreage Reporting Deadline for FY24

Cost Sharing Available
Cost sharing on conservation practices is still available. Through the State of Iowa Division of Soil Conservation, IDALS, applications are taken continuously for terraces, grade stabilization structures (ponds), sediment basins (dry ponds) and waterways. The cost sharing is 50 percent up to the estimated cost.

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Iowa Area Board launches Farmers Against Cancer

The American Cancer Society Iowa Area Board launched the new Farmers Against Cancer (FAC) program to raise awareness for farmers facing cancer. The program is also focused on raising funds and creating corporate partnerships to help combat cancer through advocacy,  research and patient support.

“We want to combat cancer and help Iowans access the screenings and treatments they need to prevent, detect, treat and survive cancer,” said Britt Von Roden, Iowa Area Board member and FAC creator. “When I began thinking about how we could make a difference I immediately thought of the farmers who help this state thrive. I knew we had to rally around this small but mighty community, and I’m inspired thinking about the positive impact we can have collectively on a disease that affects so many.”

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Word for Word 6/12/24

Pastor Abraham Faugstad
Pastor Abraham Faugstad

Jesus: Our Strong Bridge

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Letter to the Editor: Submitted by Vicki Hyke

To the Editor:

June 15, 2024, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging is proud to join communities in the USA and all over the world to help raise awareness of this systemic social challenge.

As Americans, we believe in justice for all. Yet we fail to live up to this promise when we allow older members of our society to be abused or neglected. Older people are vital, contributing members of American society, and their maltreatment diminishes all of us. Just as we have confronted and addressed the social issues of child abuse and domestic violence, so too can we find solutions to address issues like elder abuse, which also threatens the well-being of our community.

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