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Two Vehicle Crash, Fire and Severe Injuries in Grant County

The Grant County Sheriff’s department is reporting a two vehicle crash with injuries Friday on County Highway U in Beetown Township. Around 11:45am, 58 year old Lori Williams of Huston, Minnesota was traveling west on County Highway U. Williams fell asleep and drifted across the center line. At the same time, 48 year old Todd Kerkenbush of Dubuque was traveling east on County Highway U in his company’s work truck. Kerkenbush tried to swerve out of the way of Williams’ vehicle but was unable to. The vehicles collided and Kerkenbush’s truck careened into the south ditch. Williams’ vehicle went into the north ditch. Kerkenbush’s truck started on fire and Kerkenbush was able to free himself from the vehicle before it was fully engulfed in flames. Both Kerkenbush and Williams had severe injuries and were both taken to Grant Regional Health Center. The truck was burnt to its frame and Williams’ vehicle had heavy front end damage. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Bloomington Fire Department, Bloomington JAWS, Cassville EMS, and Lancaster EMS. Williams was cited for Inattentive Driving.
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Charles and Patricia Baumler

Charles and Patricia (Jones) Baumler, will celebrate their 66th wedding anniverary and Charles’ 90th birthday.  They were married at the Presbyterian Church in Maynard on Aug. 11, 1956.  Celebrating with them will be their three daughters, Elaine (Gerry) VandeVorde, LeAnn (Ken) Popenhagen, and Stacie (Pat) Gorkow; nine grandchildren and...
Clayton County Register

Waukon area native Joe Byrnes receives Governor’s Service Award in Wisconsin

Waukon area native honored as Volunteer of the Year ... Waukon area native Joe Byrnes (center in above photo) was bestowed a Governor of Wisconsin Service Award at a late-May ceremony held in Madison, WI. Byrnes was honored with a Volunteer of the Year Award for Southwest Wisconsin for his work with Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. He was presented the award by Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes (right) and State of Wisconsin First Lady Kathy Evers, wife of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (left). Submitted photo.

New flower farm blossoms near Monona

Paula Rasmussen opened Monona Wildflowers on her property at 10437 Golden Ave., on Aug. 1. People can choose from a variety of beautiful blooms to build their own bouquets. (Photos by Audrey Posten)
Clayton County Register

Waukon Corn Days, Crazy Days events draw large crowds ...

The Waukon Corn Days celebration this past weekend kicked off with two main events Thursday evening, August 4. Pictured above, a sizable crowd filled both food stands at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds in Waukon for the traditional sweet corn meal, with an abundance of other activities available for all ages to help celebrate the annual Corn Days event. The annual Corn Days parade through Waukon followed the meal, with numerous people lining the parade route throughout the community. Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6 continued the draw to Waukon with Crazy Days specials at local businesses, coinciding with the annual tax free weekend observed in the state of Iowa. Additional photos from Thursday’s Waukon Corn Days events appear on Page 13 inside the Wednesday, August 10, 2022 print edition and e-edition of The Standard, and can also be found in the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.
Clayton County Register

Behavioral Tele-health Services continue at Veterans Memorial Hospital Clinic-Waukon

Behavioral Tele-health Services ... The new, convenient behavioral tele-health services are available at the Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic in Waukon. The contracted tele-health company provides the clinic with its own medical provider who specializes in psychiatry and can help with medication management. Patients meet privately with the behavioral tele-health provider in this room, pictured above. The clinic will also have a full-time nurse practitioner this fall who specializes in behavioral health. Submitted photo.
Clayton County Register

Healthcare Faces of the Future for 6th-8th grades at VMH September 14

Healthcare Faces of the Future for 6th-8th grades ... Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) and Veterans Memorial Hospital have teamed up to provide a day for 6th-8th graders to explore the many health care careers that are available to them. The event will be held Wednesday, September 14, which is a teacher in-service day with no school. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Pictured above are some “faces of the future” in healthcare who visited the hospital’s health care career photo booth recently at the Allamakee County Fair. Submitted photo.
Clayton County Register

Little Switzerland FFA Chapter at Waukon High School represented at Washington Leadership Conference

Touring the Capitol Rotunda and learning the lay of the land in D.C. ... Little Switzerland FFA Chapter member Alaina Gebel and advisor Ms. Jessica O’Connor had the opportunity to experience a personal tour of the Capitol while in Washington, D.C. for the FFA Washington Leadership Conference in late June. The guide of the tour provided in-depth details about the Capitol Rotunda and the various paintings (in photo below) as well as why the Capitol layout is designed the way it is (photo above). Submitted photos.
Clayton County Register

Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville Open House August 11

Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic - Postville ... The Veterans Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic-Postville will host an open house for all area communities to attend Thursday, August 11 from 5-7 p.m. Tours of the remodeled facility as well as a mini-wellness fair will all be offered at this event, which coincides with the Postville Farmer’s Market located across the street from the clinic. Pictured above and below are a few photos of the remodeled facility at 124 West Greene Street, Postville. The clinic is open Monday through Friday. Appointments can be made by calling 563-864-7221.

Nicholas J. Dietz

Nicholas J. Dietz passed away on Sept. 25, 2021. He was born in May of 1945 in Postville. The world has been less bright since Nicholas J. Dietz left it behind. Gone, but certainly not forgotten, are all the stories he used to tell, the “inventions” he came up with, and the projects he was always working on.

Hard work results in blessings for all on mission trip

This year’s JWalkers mission trip group included (front row, from left) organizer Mary Stoeffler, Reagan Hannah, Morgan Chase, Avery Thompson, chaperone Molly Farrell Kirschbaum; (second row) Allison Kennedy, Mattie Otts, Scout Hall, Ava Forde, Chris Cortez, Julian DeGidio, Ryan Waller, Cooper Broillet, Alexius Geisler, Anna Szymanski, Makenna Forde, Josie Spingler; (third row) Lindsey Nolan, Emma Abram, Jack MacEachern, Shawn Egstad, Juan Pablo, J.T. Egstad, Thomas Haney, Zach Mezera, Dawson Eastman, Taylor Haney, Peggy Koresh, Sadie Koresh, Grant Lamberty, Grace Fritsche; (fourth row) chaperone Christine Magnusen, chaperone Todd Koresh, chaperone Sara Rybarczyk, Riley Hammel, Sara Check, chaperone Amanda Otte, Jerrod Osterkamp, Zach Mara, chaperone Alex Osterkamp. (Submitted photos)

Collection reflects farming history

Rowland Jones, of rural Monona, has the area’s largest collection of model tractors, farm machinery and other agricultural toys. He has been officially collecting since 1978. “Everybody wants to know how many I have,” Rowland said. “I do not know. I’ve never counted them.”

Sucker Shack offers fish in fun river setting

Robert and Deb Vavra stand next to the Sucker Shack, which opened at the Marquette marina last month. The restaurant has quickly gained a following for its Friday night catfish meal. (Photos by Audrey Posten)