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Clark Snitker

Clark L. Snitker, 62, of Oelwein died suddenly Sunday evening, July 16, 2017 at Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters in Oelwein. Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 21 at the Aurora United Methodist Church in Aurora with Pastor Wayne Mullen officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, July 20 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein and for one hour before the service at the church Friday. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online obituary can be found at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com.

A full obituary will appear in the July 26 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

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Jul

Danielle Stock crowned Allamakee County Fair Queen; Carley Sweeney named Princess

The annual Allamakee County Fair Queen Pageant was held Tuesday, July 18 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon, kicking off the 164th Allamakee County Fair. The four area young ladies pictured in the accompanying photo were all vying for this year's Fair Queen crown, which was bestowed upon Danielle Stock (second from right in photo), daughter of Mark and Stacy Stock of Waukon. Carley Sweeney (far right), daughter of Jeff and Penny Sweeney of Waukon, was named the Allamakee County Fair Princess. All four young ladies will serve as the Allamakee County Fair Royalty Team throughout this year's fair. Pictured, left to right, are MaKayla Manning, Kasinda McKee, Danielle Stock and Carley Sweeney. Stock will now advance on to represent Allamakee County in the 2017 Iowa State Fair Queen competition to be held in August in Des Moines. Photo courtesy of Krystal Johnson.

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Road closures and other information for area residents to know for next week's RAGBRAI® visit to Waukon

Downloadable pdf version of the Waukon RAGBRAI Map and road closure article is available below:

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Jul

RAGBRAI Notice: All ER patients asked to enter VMH through main entrance

Veterans Memorial Hospital is requesting that all hospital patients, even emergency patients, enter through the main entrance of the hospital  Friday, July 28 during RAGBRAI’s visit to Waukon. The reason for this is to keep the Emergency Room (ER) parking area clear in case the helicopter would need to land for a patient. If vehicles other than hospital staff and patient vehicles would be parked in that area, there would be no way to move them in just the few short minutes it takes the helicopter to arrive.

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be providing and staffing three different medical tents throughout Waukon during RAGBRAI for emergencies, leaving the hospital emergency department for the more serious patients.

The hospital asks that anyone needing emergency care call 911 during the RAGBRAI event as with all emergencies that happen at any time of year.

Wed
19
Jul

Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital membership drive now on

The members of the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital are actively recruiting new and returning members to join them during their annual membership drive.

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Jul

VMH to offer a variety of free health tests plus “Sun Safety” and “Screen Time: How Much is Too Much” trivia at 2017 Allamakee County Fair

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering a variety of free health tests and education at the 2017 Allamakee County Fair. Testing and educational materials will change daily and will include the following schedule:

• Wednesday, July 19, 6-9 p.m. - Massages by Veterans Memorial Hospital certified massage therapists Edna Wyninger and Shannen Mezera.
• Thursday, July 20, 4-8 p.m. - Free blood sugar and diabetes testing by Teresa Myers, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Angie Mettille, R.N., of the Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Department.
• Friday, July 21, 4-8 p.m. - Free Hemoglobin testing by the Veterans Memorial Hospital Laboratory Department.
• Saturday, July 23, 4-8 p.m. - “Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?” by Steven Breitenfield, Speech Therapist at Veterans Memorial Hospital. 
• Sunday, July 23, Noon-4 p.m. - Free blood pressure checks by the Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care Nurses.

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Jul

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, July 20. 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. Contact 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. The cost is $3 per person with all proceeds going 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
19
Jul

Reminder for parents of new immunization requirement for school

Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care, formerly Allamakee County Public Health, reminds Iowa parents that a new immunization requirement will be in effect this next school year for all students enrolling in seventh and 12th grades. The change requires a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine received on or after 10 years of age for students in grades seven and above, if born after September 15, 2004; and two doses of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccines with one dose received on or after 16 years of age for students in grade 12, if born after September 15, 1999; or one dose if received when students are 16 years of age or older. This requirement is effective for the 2017-2018 school year and, parents should plan now.

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VMH Diabetes Support Group will not meet during July

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will not hold a regular meeting during the month of July. The group will begin holding its regular monthly meetings again in August.

For more information on the Diabetes Support Group, call Teresa Myers, RN, Diabetes Educator, at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

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Jul

Janet Snitker 80th birthday card shower

Janet Snitker
Janet Snitker

Janet (Larsen) Snitker of Waukon will be celebrating her 80th birthday July 27. A celebration with family was held July 8.

In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to 1006 Third Avenue NW, Waukon, IA 52172.
 

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