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Wed
08
May

Kee boys track team finishes ninth at MFL/MarMac, sixth at UIC Meet

The Kee boys track team brought its regular season to a close prior to this week’s State Qualifying Meet, competing in a pair of events this past week. The Hawk boys finished ninth minus their senior leaders at the MFL/MarMac Invitational Monday, April 29 before claiming sixth place as a team at the Upper Iowa Conference Meet hosted by Clayton Ridge Thursday, May 2.

The Hawks are next scheduled to compete in their Class 1A State Qualifying Meet at Edgewood-Colesburg Thursday, May 9. Details of that postseason quest can be found in a shaded box elsewhere on the same Sports pages in the May 8, 2019 print and e-edition of The Standard.

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Wed
08
May

Kee girls track team places fifth with depleted squad at Ed-Co, roars back to defend Upper Iowa Conference team championship

Seniors Brennan and Walleser combine for five of seven Kee UIC crowns

The Kee girls track team finished up its regular season schedule with a final week of two meets that included the successful defense of the Lady Hawks’ first-ever Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) track and field championships. The Kee girls first finished tied for fifth place with a somewhat depleted squad at the Edgewood-Colesburg Invitational Monday, April 29 but came roaring back full force to defend their UIC crown Thursday, May 2 at Clayton Ridge.

The Lady Hawks are next scheduled to compete in their Class 1A State Qualifying Meet that will be held at Edgewood-Colesburg Thursday, May 9. Details of those season-extending possibilities are printed elsewhere on the same Sports pages in the May 8, 2019 print and e-edition of The Standard.

Tue
07
May

Gary Dundee

Gary Lee Dundee was born February 18, 1951 in Waukon to Eva (Walters) Dundee and Curtis Dundee. May 2, 2019, at the age of 68, Gary, while surrounded by his loving wife and three daughters, went home to his Father at Covenant Medical in Waterloo.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 at Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Postville. There will also be a one-hour visitation before Mass at the church Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 8 at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Postville with Rev. Nils de Jesus Hernandez as the Celebrant. Interment with Military Rites will follow at Postville Cemetery, Postville.

Tue
07
May

Glenn Beckman

Glenn Beckman passed away from neuroendocrine cancer April 30, 2019, less than two weeks before his 85th birthday. A graveside service for Glenn will be held at noon Saturday, May 11 at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon.

Glenn was born in Brimson, MN May 12, 1934 and was raised by his parents, Ted and Irja Beckman. Glenn attended Two Harbors High School and the University of Minnesota, where he studied electrical engineering. He served in the Army before joining the Federal Aviation Agency, and he retired from the FAA in 1994 after serving 34 years. His FAA career included stints in Waterloo; Hibbing, MN; Fargo, ND; Green Bay, WI; Chicago, IL; and, for the last 16 years he was the Airway Facilities Sector Manager at the FAA in Minneapolis, MN.

Tue
07
May

Donald Smerud

Donald James Smerud, 88, of Waukon passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Eitzen, MN. Rev. Todd Krueger will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Caledonia, MN. A visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Caledonia, MN and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church.

Donald was born February 27, 1931 in New Albin to Oscar and Clara (Wild) Smerud. He attended school in New Albin and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps serving during the Korean War. February 14, 1956, he married Alys Heaney in Houston County, MN and she preceded him in death in 1988. Donald was employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Riehm Construction in Waukon. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Fri
03
May

Highway 82 linking Iowa to Wisconsin at Lansing now open, but limited to one lane at study site

The Crawford County, WI Sheriff's Office announced around 4 p.m. Friday, May 3 that Wisconsin State Highway 82 linking Iowa to Wisconsin via the Black Bridge at Lansing is now open to traffic once again. However, the highway is restricted to one lane near the site of the testing conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) throughout this past week. That single lane will be governed by a stop light system at the Winneshiek Slough bridge, and there is also a restriction of no oversized loads allowed on that stretch of Highway 82 until further notice.

Wed
01
May

Caregiver Support Group to meet at VMH; The need for caregiver support

When a person is diagnosed with a chronic illness, a lot of focus and attention is put on how to keep that person as independent and as healthy as possible. When a person loses some of their abilities to care for themselves, the burden of care is often assumed by the spouse, a child (or children), or sometimes friends and neighbors. While everyone who becomes a caregiver handles the added responsibility with different skill sets, attitudes, and understanding levels, there is no question that there is a very real strain associated with care giving.

Recent studies have estimated that the stress caused just by becoming the caregiver of an adult with a chronic illness or disability will take seven years off of a persons’ life. With more and more Iowans aging, this is a real concern in the local community.

Wed
01
May

Community CPR for child care providers and lay people

Veterans Memorial Hospital in cooperation with the American Heart Association is offering a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for lay people (those not working in healthcare), which includes child care providers, Wednesday, May 15 from 5-8 p.m.

The CPR class, which will cover adult, child and infant CPR, will be held in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of the hospital. The cost of the class, for certification or recertification, is the same. The card received with the course does certify attendants in CPR for two years.

CPR is administered when someone’s breathing, pulse, or both, stop. When both of them stop, the victim has suffered sudden death, which can be caused by poisoning, drowning, choking, suffocation, electrocution, smoke inhalation, or the most common cause, heart attack.

Wed
01
May

Hospital Auxiliary Euchre Marathon to be held

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, May 16. Men and women are welcome to attend, even if they are 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
01
May

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were recently received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Ruth Hanson by Chuck and Lois Votsmier, Susan Loken, Leah Welsh, Melissa Kelly, John and Beth Papp, Dr. Bill and Libby Withers,  John and Laurie Rethwisch, Brian and Denise Wullner, Jim and Jill Kiesau, Jane Dietrich, Jean Huffey, Ken and Rose Beardmore, Carol Krumme, Russ and Mary Jo Meyer, Bill and Beth Shafer, John Hausman, Orrin and Nan Grangaard, Sue Kratz, Rick and Cathy Larson, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Bill and Linda Halvorson, Lillian Larson, Charles and Kim Deering, Marlys Leiran, Elsa Hager, Sandra Williams, Ron and Loretta Roese, Hall and Denise Everman, Ray and Mary Ann Burke, Ernie and Donnalee Osland, Dave and Laurie Martin, Marian Smedsrud, Will and Mary Ament, Pat and Kathy McMillan and family and friends of Ruth Hanson.

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