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Tue
16
Oct

Joyce Brennan

Joyce Margaret Brennan, 88, of Lansing died peacefully Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in La Crosse, WI. Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, October 11 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial followed at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

Joyce was born July 6, 1930 in Churchtown, rural Allamakee County. She was the daughter of Archibald and Jennie (Peterson) Uren. She graduated from Lansing High School in 1948 and earned a teaching degree from Luther College, Decorah. She married Daniel J. Brennan November 19, 1952 at Sacred Heart Church, Waterloo.

Tue
16
Oct

Maxine Johnson

Maxine Leah Johnson, 80, of New Hampton died Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at her home in New Hampton. Funeral Services were held Sunday, October 14 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona with Rev. Erika Kielstrup as the Officiant. Burial followed at Monona Cemetery, Monona.

Maxine was born June 24, 1938 to Donald and Marcella (Sabbann) Tayek in Linton Township, Allamakee County. She graduated from Monona High School in 1956 and earned her degree from Upper Iowa University. Maxine was united in marriage with John Johnson. Three children were born to this union. They later divorced. Throughout the years, Maxine was a special education teacher in Farmersburg, secretary for Dr. Pfeiffer in McGregor and also worked at Community Action for many years. She was also the first woman tour guide at Spook Cave.

Tue
16
Oct

Barbara Bigelow-Mitchell

Barbara Lynn Bigelow-Mitchell, 74, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Prairie Meadows Senior Living Center in Kasson, MN. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 18 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 Eighth Avenue NW in Kasson, MN with Reverend Nirmala Reinschmidt officiating. Inurnment will be at Claremont Street Cemetery in Claremont, MN.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 17 at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 801 Seventh Street SE in Kasson, MN and one  hour before the service at the church Thursday.

Barbara was born May 18, 1944 in Owatonna, MN to Wayne and Wilma (Munson) Bigelow. She graduated from Claremont High School and worked briefly at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.  She married and spent most of her life in New Albin and returned to Kasson, MN in 2014 to be near her siblings.

Tue
16
Oct

Mary Johnson

Mary Alice (Grady) Johnson, age 71, of Brooklyn Center, MN passed away peacefully October 12, 2018. Memorial service will be held Friday, October 19 at 6 p.m. with visitation one hour prior, all at Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel, 1827 Coon Rapids Boulevard NW in Coon Rapids, MN. Memorials made to the family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; her parents, Cyril and Catherine Grady; her siblings, Jean Lerch and Donald Grady; and her brother-in-law, James Johnson. She is survived by her children, David (Tammy), Brian and Tracy (Jeremy) Smith; her grandchildren, Blake and Olivia Johnson; her siblings, Shirley (Gary) Ambrose, Charles Grady and Terrance (Elaine) Grady; her sisters-in-law, Michelle Grady and Charlene Grady; her brothers-in-law, Daniel (Sue) Johnson and John (Sharon) Johnson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
 

Tue
16
Oct

James Richardson

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Celebration of Life for James Richardson of Harpers Ferry originally scheduled for October 20 has been canceled. James had passed away July 17, 2018. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
 

Thu
11
Oct

Retired Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers needed to support local causes

Northeast Iowa RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is seeking volunteers for several programs in the Allamakee County area. The program is seeking volunteers for the before and after school programs in Waukon, the new LIFT (Lansing Iowa Food Trust) food pantry, anyone interested in helping with a Volunteer Reception Center, and several other areas.
The RSVP mission is to engage persons age 55 and above in volunteer service to meet critical community needs; and to provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of volunteers. RSVP volunteers choose where they will volunteer and how much time they will spend volunteering. Studies have proven that volunteering is good for a person’s health and last year over 321 volunteers from Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek County logged over 27,000 hours. This amounts to an economic impact of nearly $614,000.

Wed
10
Oct

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, "Editor Emeritus"

... that the fuss over the need for a seventh FBI background investigation for a supreme court nominee caused me to remember when 1 underwent an investigation while in the Navy.

I don’t know what sort of classification I held while on the staff of the air group aboard the aircraft carrier. I was communications officer, and we sent two low classification “confidential” messages in that time, once to note the need to offload one squadron on Guam because of parts recall, and the other to report that all jet aircraft were inoperative until repairs were made to a catapult.

But after being named classified materials control officer for the newly-formed replacement air group training squadron, someone felt it was necessary for me to acquire a Higher clearance, and so FBI agents visited my home town.

Wed
10
Oct

Word for Word 10/10/18

Rev. Ron Pederson

Sanctification (holiness) and Good Works

Not the Law and the Commandments, but the Gospel, the forgiveness of sins in Christ, is the mother of sanctification (holiness) and good works. This is seen most clearly in regards to keeping the First Table of the Law, love for God (Matthew 22:37-39).  It is impossible to have any love for God without first knowing and believing that all our sins are forgiven in Christ.  Without knowing and believing that all our sins are forgiven in Christ, we remain in our sin and guilt, and in a state of dread and terror of God, the opposite of love for Him.  But when we know and believe the Gospel, that Jesus suffered and died on the cross for our sin in our place, and now in Him we have the forgiveness of all our sins, then our spontaneous response is to begin to love God from the heart, the First Table of the Law --- The starting point for sanctification (holiness) and good works.

Wed
10
Oct

Letter to the Editor: Failures of Medicaid privatization

To the Editor:

Instead of strengthening access to health care, our current governor has limited access to health care. For Iowa’s most vulnerable, the privatization of Medicaid has been a disaster, a disaster that the governor has refused to fix. Sharing the responsibility for this disaster is our state representative and the state legislators who are from the same political party as the governor and who are in control of the state house and state senate.

Wed
10
Oct

Letter to the Editor: Look at how things are done here

To the Editor:

For the past couple of years, I have wondered what the heck is going on in federal and state government. But I haven’t had to worry about the government of Allamakee County.

In Washington, D.C. and Des Moines, the same party controls all three branches of government. These politicians have rammed through their agenda and have made no effort to work with the other party and no effort to listen to their constituents. As a result, we the people are the losers. I’m thinking, in one major instance, of how our state representative and other legislators voted to close health care clinics and leave thousands without access to health care, especially in rural areas.

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