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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.

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Aug

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Robert Stock by Kent and Donna Schultz, Marv and Marge Strike, Michael and Jane Walker, Dave and Laurie Martin, Erik and Janelle Helgerson, Steve and Jana Scholl, Kaye Anderson, Dr. Bill and Libby Withers, George Pickett, Dean and Lynn Sorenson, Steve and Becky Welper, Ardie Kuhse, John and Sheryl Prestemon, Orrin and Nan Grangaard, Roger and Jeanette Ruegnitz, Ron and Nancy Brandt, Rick and  Cathy Larson, Marlys Leiran, Marcella Selberg, Joel and Teresa Sommer, Jane Dietrich, Eric and Stephanie Palmer, Dennis and Joan Behr, and Irene Stock.

Memorials were also received in memory of Claude Schafer by Dave and Laurie Martin, Patsy Kerndt and the family of Claude Schafer, in memory of Charles Hall by Eric and Stephanie Palmer, and in memory of Tennis and Diane Foels by family and friends of Tennis and Diane Foels.

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08
Aug

Caregiver Support Group to meet at Veterans Memorial Hospital

The local Caregiver Support Group meets monthly at Veterans Memorial Hospital. The meetings will take place the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held Monday, August 20 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Large Conference Room, located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial Hospital.

This informal meeting is open to anyone who provides care and support for a family member or friend. Feel free to attend and bring a friend. This new Caregiver Support Group will continue to meet the third Monday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
 

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08
Aug

Grief Support Group to meet

The local Grief Support Group will hold its monthly meeting at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon Tuesday, August 14 at 5 p.m. in the Education Conference Room. This informal meeting is open to anyone suffering from any type of loss, whether it be death, divorce, illness or some other grief.

Feel free to attend and bring a friend. This grief support group now meets the second Tuesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
 

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08
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.
 

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08
Aug

Car sickness prevention tips

Summer can be the perfect time for a family road trip - no school, nice weather and plenty of places to visit. But what if your child is prone to car sickness, a common type of motion sickness? Does this mean you have to stay home?

“Car sickness occurs when the brain receives mismatching information from the ears, eyes and nerves in the extremities,” says Sara Winters, physician assistant at Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare in Waukon. “The results of this sensation are upset stomach, fatigue, and of course, vomiting.” In children ages two to 12, this experience is fairly common.

Although the reasons for why children are so prone are still unexplained, Winters offers some suggestions that may help you keep your child from getting car sick on your next trip:

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08
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.

Activities of all types can keep us fit and well. For example, dancing has been shown to improve endurance, balance and memory as well as heart health. So, turn on some favorite tunes and dance like no one is watching.

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08
Aug

80th birthday open house for Kathryn Van Brocklin

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.
 

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08
Aug

Pitts and O’Neill to exchange vows in Waukon August 18

Ashlee Pitts and Paul O’Neill of Waukon announce their wedding to take place Saturday, August 18 with a ceremony to be held at the Waukon City Park. A reception will take place at the Waukon Banquet Center with a dance starting at 7 p.m. which will be open to the public.

Parents of the bride-to-be are Nancy Renk of Brownsville, MN and Robert Kelsey of Missouri. Parents of the groom-to-be are Frank and Donna O’Neill of Waukon.

The bride-to-be is a stay-at-home mother of three children and is obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human and Mental Health through Ashford University and will be pursuing a Masters degree in Psychology. She will be given away by her father, Robert Kelsey. The Maid of Honor will be Brittney Boydston with bridesmaids Bridget Schobert, Samantha Yasiin, Jessica Burmester and Ebonie Pitts. Flower girls will be Alivia O’Neill and Dallas Goetzinger.

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08
Aug

Sommer and Iseli to wed September 22 at Glenwood

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.

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