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Fri
03
Jul

Thomas McCabe

Thomas “Tom” J. McCabe, 65, of Waukon died Sunday, June 28, 2020 in rural Waukon. Private family services will be held at a later date. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

A full obituary will appear in the July 8 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Wed
01
Jul

Colonoscopies again available for scheduling as elective procedure at VMH


VMH makes colonoscopies available again ... Colonoscopies, the common colon cancer screening procedure, are now again available at Veterans Memorial Hospital (VMH). Since mid-March and COVID-19, all elective procedures at Veterans Memorial Hospital were on hold, until now. Anyone that is due for a colonoscopy is welcome to schedule one and should contact the Surgical Coordinator at VMH. Pictured above is Harvey Estebo of Waukon, with surgery nurses Andi Goltz,RN, at left, and Brooke Weighner, RN, at right. Harvey who was one of the first patients who underwent a colonoscopy since COVID-19 and shares his story in the accompanying article. Submitted photo.

Colonoscopies are once again available at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Since mid-March and COVID-19, all elective procedures at Veterans Memorial Hospital have been on hold until now. Anyone that is due for a colonoscopy or is concerned about symptoms is welcome to schedule a consultation. Individuals who are interested can call the Surgical Coordinator’s office at Veterans Memorial Hospital and ask to be set up for a consultation for a colonoscopy. Those interested may need to see their regular provider in addition to the surgeon prior to the procedure.

Wed
01
Jul

Openings available at immunization clinics; Make an appointment now for children’s school immunizations

Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care has availabilities for immunizations which are now held on an appointment-only basis. During COVID-19, the walk-in immunization clinics will remain on hold, but for those who want to call ahead and make an appointment, they can do so by calling 563-568-5660. When the appointment is made, instructions are given for the private location the immunizations will be administered. With school right around the corner, the Community and Home Care public health office advises families to make their appointments now to be sure all needed immunizations are received before school begins. Immunizations are extremely important. They have eradicated Small Pox, eliminated polio from the Americas, and they have almost eliminated Tetanus, Diphtheria and Rubella.  Immunizations have also greatly reduced the occurrence of Measles, Pertussis and Meningitis. Millions of deaths and other tragedies have also been prevented by vaccines.

Wed
01
Jul

Blood in high need during COVID-19; Next blood drive is July 9

The need for blood has not stopped during COVID-19 and is always in even higher demand over the summer months, so the local blood drives continue to be held. Life Serve team members only report to work if they are healthy and only healthy donors are eligible to give blood. Blood drives are essential medical services and not considered mass gatherings. The number of donors is limited to ensure donor separation and staff has strict cleaning and disinfection schedules. Other measures are also in place to ensure the safety of the blood supply so these lifesaving donations can continue during COVID-19. The next blood drive will be held Thursday, July 9 from Noon to 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in south Waukon.

Wed
01
Jul

Caregiver Support Group to hold conference calls during COVID-19

The regular Caregiver Support Group meetings held monthly at Veterans Memorial Hospital have been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus. However, this support group is now being held through conference calls. Northeast Iowa Agency on Aging is offering Caregiver Support Group conference calls every Monday from 10-11 a.m. To join a call, dial 1-800-264-8432. Then enter the participant code 961847# to be connected to the support group conference call, joining other caregivers. Northeast Iowa Agency on Aging is reaching out to extend this program during COVID-19 to offer support to caregivers. Contact Kelly Kuennen at 800-779-8707 with any questions.
 

Wed
01
Jul

Memorials received by Health Care Foundation

Memorials were received by the Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation in memory of Lee  Folsom by Jerry and Marilyn Troendle, Jeff and Pam Christianson, Ardie Kuhse, Carol Paus, Patsy Kerndt and Letha Folsom, and in memory of Ray Smith by Roger and Karen Melcher. Memorials were also received in memory of Jean Berge by Pat Pettingill, Theresa Lyons, Lois Evans, Carl and Betty Christianson, Jerry and Linda Siegrist, Mark and Linda Evans, Gordon and Louise Ellingson, Norb and Nola Palmer, Harold and Shirley Marti, Burnell and Gloria Sander, Rev Lonning, Joan Bieber and Patsy Kerndt. A memorial for Libby Withers was also received by Carolyn Thomson and Gene Maurer and an additional donation was received for Bob Thompson by Les and Ada Marie Kerndt. Veterans Memorial Hospital also received estate donations from the Henry and Carol Miene Estate and the Harriet G. Hanson Estate.

Wed
01
Jul

Leo Garin 90th birthday card shower celebration

Leo Garin
Leo Garin

Leo Garin of Lansing will be celebrating his 90th birthday July 5. His family is having a card shower in lieu of a celebration due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to 571 Dodge Street, Lansing, IA 52151.

Wed
01
Jul

Lorraine Adam to celebrate her 98th birthday this Thursday

Lorraine Adam
Lorraine Adam

Lorraine Adam of Waukon will be celebrating her 98th birthday this Thursday, July 2. Cards and well wishes may be sent to her at 21 East Main Street, Waukon, IA 52172.

Wed
01
Jul

Birth announcement: Palmer

Lars and Jen Palmer of Waukon announce the birth of their son, Walter Charles Palmer, born June 23, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 7 lbs. 8 ozs. and measured 21-1/2 inches in length at the time of his birth. He joins a brother, Henry (2). Grandparents are Chuck and Lois Votsmier and Mark and Deb Palmer. Great-grandparents are Wayne and Sandra Fish.

Wed
01
Jul

Annual Bulman Reunion canceled

The annual Bulman Family Reunion originally scheduled for the third Sunday in July has been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Family members should make plans to attend next year, July 18, 2021 at the Eitzen Community Center.

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