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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, January 1, 2015 b D NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 1122 Main St. Ste. 1, Norwalk, IA 50211 515-981-0406 A weekly publication of Klein Publications, Inc. Published every Thursday in Norwalk, Iowa Official newspaper for Norwalk, Cumming, Norwalk Community School District and Warren County. Member of Iowa Press Association and National Newspaper Association Steven F. Klein Publisher Sally Huntoon Advertising/Managing Editor Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Proofer/Office Established May 1968 by Dorothy L. Graham Subscription Rates: $18 per year - Single Copy 50 cents Senior Citizens and College Students $15 per year Residents outside Warren, Madison & Polk Co. - $24 per year Periodicals Postage Paid at Norwalk, Iowa and Additional Mailing Offices ALL COPY/ADS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12 NOON FRIDAY TO INSURE PUBLICATION IN NEXT ISSUE We reserve the right to accept or refuse all advertising. We reserve the right to cancel any advertisement at any time. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to P.O. Box 325, Norwalk, IA50211 Member of: National Newspaper Association Iowa Newspaper Association O Senate News By State Senator Julian B. Garrett Julian.G arrett@legis.iowa.gov. Final Revenue Estimates The Revenue Estimating Conference met recently to give the legislature its estimates for incoming state revenues for the 2015 fiscal year, that ends June 30, 2015, and the 2016 fiscal year that begins July 1, 2015. Though they raised the estimates slightly, they still project that revenues will come in a little under the amounts appropriated by the legislature last spring. If that forecast is accurate, we will have to use excess revenuesffom prior years to make up the difference. Though that is legal, I do not approve of spending more than our current revenues unless there is a real emergency. I do not consider us to be in an emergency at present. Because I believed the legislature was appro- priating too much, I voted against most of the budget bills last spring. Looking ahead to the 2016 budget that we will be work- ing on when we convene next month, there are increases built into the budget for Medicaid, education and prop- erty tax backfill, that we have little control over. I will con- tinue to push to spend less than we receive in revenues. State Employee Contracts The Governor has made his initial offer to state em- ployee unions for wages over the coming fiscal year. The unions are basically asking for an 8% increase phased in over time. The Governor has offered a 2% increase phased in over the two years. He has also asked that state employ- ees pay 20% of their health insurance premiums. If there is no agreement, an arbitrator will pick one proposal or the other. The arbitrator cannot pass a compromise between the two offers. It is estimated that the cost of the three state union requests would be about $565 million while the Governor's offer would cost $190 million. Agriculture's Role in Iowa Economy Not surprisingly, a recent study commissioned by the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers, based on census data, shows that agriculture still plays a huge role in the Iowa economy. In 2012, about one-third of Iowa's economic out- put came from agriculture. About 420,000 Iowans are em- ployed by some kind of ag related businesses. The report says that about 90% of Iowa's farms are family owned. O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services , Eric E. O'Leary ctucra Owner & Director ] In Our Care L Maxine L. Wolfe, 94, of West Des Moines Visitation 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at O'Leary's Funeral & Cremation Services. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, West Des Moines. Burial at Resthaven Cemetery. 1020 Main Street, Norwalk (515) 981-0700 OBITLIARY DONNA LYNN (CIOLINO) WIEGERT Funeral services for Donna Lynn Wiegert, 54, Martensdale, were held Tuesday, Dec. 23, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Martensdale. Burial was in the Linn Grove Cemeter36 rural Norwalk. Donna Lynn (Ciolino) Wiegert went to be with her children, Joshua and Sarah, late Thursda)9 Dec. 18, at Taylor House Hos- pice in Des Moines, com- forted by her family and close friends. Donna was born March 31, 1960 in New Haven, CT, one of four children born to John and Carol (Price) Ciolino. She grew up in Branford, CT not far from the beach and ocean. She was a devoted mother of three children, Joshua, Taylor and Sarah, of which two of them went to be with the Lord before her. Donna was a breast cancer survivor. Donna graduated from ELI Technical High School in Hamden, CT in 1978. She attended Johnson and Wales Culinary Arts Col- lege in Providence, RI. Cooking was one of Don- na's deepest passions. She worked in the restaurant industry for over 25 years, managing several local restaurants. She could not wait to be a grandmother. Shortly before she became ill, she was blessed with a beauti- ful granddaughter, Briar. Some of Donna's other loves were "being at the beach by the ocean, most- ly in Florida where her two Donna Lynn (Ciolino) Wiegert surviving siblings live. Donna took great pride in everything she did. She loved her cats, Monte and Boy Boy. She was an avid gardener and loved hang- ing out at the pool antique collecting, golfing, scrap- booking and making jew- elry. She also loved sports; big Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. Donna is survived by her husband of 26 years, Gary Wiegert; son, Taylor (Devon) Quail and grand- daughter, Briar Quail; brother, Scott (Charlotte) Ciolino; and sister, Lori (Bobby) Greco. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Carol Ciolino; children, Joshua Quail and Sarah Wiegert; and brother, John Ciolino. Donna will be deeply missed. There will be no more pain and suffering here. She is at peace now in the presence of God. Memorials may be giv- en to the family in her name. Online condolences may be made at www .overton funerals.com. OBITUARY MAXINE L. WOLFE (NIE HATFIELD) Services for Mfixine L. Wolfe, 94, will be held Monday, Jan. 5. Mrs. Wolfe died Saturda) Dec. 27, in West Des Moines. A visitation will be held at O'Leary Celebration of Life Center - Funeral & Cremation Services, 1020 Main Street in Norwalk Sunda36 Jan. 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. A Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monda) Jan. 5, at St. Timothy's Episco- pal Church, 1020 24th Street in West Des Moines. Burial alongside her hus- band will immediately fol- low at Resthaven Ceme- tery, 801 19th Street in West Des Moines with a luncheon served after- wards at St. Timothy's. All services are being handled by O'Leary Celebration of Life Center - Funeral & Cremation Services in Norwalk. Friends and family may share a condolence with the family by visiting www.olearyfunerals.com. Donations in lieu of floral tributes may be given in Maxine's name to the Val- ley Junction Historical So- ciety or St. Timothy's Epis- copal Church. Maxine was born in Val- Maxine L. Wolfe ley Junction in March of 1920 to Orren and Maude (n6e Freeman) Hatfield and lived in West Des Moines her entire life. Maxine Hatfield gradu- ated from Old Valley High in 1938 and was one of the last known surviving members of that class. Af- ter high school, she worked at Rollins' Hosiery Mills as a topper and then, during the war, worked as a holster seamstress at Boyt Harness and Tack, both in Des Moines. She later worked as a mix chemist at Penn-Dixie Ce- ment Plant in West Des Moines from 1945 until Concluded p. 11 SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches NORWALK CUMM]NG Christ Our Savior Harvest Church Lutheran Church (LC-MS) - (Evangelicd Free) 515 Sunset Dr. 4225 N. Bitch Ave. 515-897-4183 PO Box 115 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 981-4321 9:00 am Worship harvestchurchcumming.com 10:30 am Sunday School Thomas Caclder, Pastor Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Sunday 10 art Worship Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade *** 6:30 pm DES MO[NES *** Christian Life Crossroads Church Assembly of G d Church 2601 Border St. Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 www.2thecrossroads.com Warren Hunsbe'ger, Pastor Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-953- )322 515-287-8580 10 am Wcrship 9:30 am Worship Children's Ministry, 0-5 Nursery & Children's Kids' Church 6 years & up Programming Nursery aes 0-2 3 years old through 5 th grade 6:30 pm - Wed. Flevate Youth Wed. 6:30 pm K-12 th grades *** *** Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Community 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 Church www.gracec ares .net 225 North Ave. Doug VanWe y, Pastor www.fccnorwalk.org 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Rob Jones, Pastor 10:45 am Worship 981-0699 Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and Sunday Morning Services: Women's 1V]nistry 8:30 & 10:30 am Nursery Provided. Disciple City for Children: *** (18 months-5th grade) Mt. Zion Chin ch of God Sunday Mornings, 8:30 & 10:30 8383 Ridgeiew Dr. am David Chu, Pastor Quality childcare provided 664-2828 for children under 18 mo. *** Sonshine Choir for K-5th: MARTENSDALE Sunday Evenings, 6 pm Martensdale Community New! Fellowship Kids: (An Evangelical Free Church) Wednesday Evenings, 6:30 pm 1 Mile North of Martensdale on 'Unstoppable' for Jr. High: (6th- Hwy 28 .. - 8th grade) Jeremy Kidde r, Pastor Sunday Evenings, 6-7:30 pm 641-764-?.491 'Unshaken' for Sr. High: (9th- Worship: ) am 12th grade) Bible Study:  0:30 am Sunday Evenings, 7:30-9 pm Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm *** Sunday First Baptist Church *** Sunset Dr. & Mafred St. Paul Lutheran Church 981-4391 (Evangelical Lutheran Church Trey Perrott, Pastor in Amer: ca) 9:30 am Coffee Fellowship 615 Iowa 4ve. 10 am Morning Worship 641-764-2752 5:30 pm Sunday Kids Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 and Adult Ministries Don Rothweih;r, Pastor Class for all ages 9:30 am Worship Nursery Provided Call for times or Adult and Wednesday Night Link Groups Children Bibh: Studies New Life Lutheran Church PROL 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 Linn GrJve www.newlifenorwalk.org United Methodi st Church Nate Liedtke, Pastor 7483 50th St. - 981-4062 8:15 am & 10:30 am Worship Ginni Otto, Pastor 9:30 am Sunday School Free-will otfering Childcare Provided Breakfast 8-9:30 am *** 10 am Wo :ship Norwalk Christian Church Adult Sunday Sctool - 11 am (Disciples) *** 701 Main St. - 981-0176 INDIANOJ, Travis Stanley, Pastor Freedom Fellowship Church Marti Stanley, Pastor (IFFC) 8:30 am Informal Worship 2604 N. Jeffer;on Way 9:15 am Church School 515 -961--755 10:30 am Worship Pastor Jeff Rabe Nursery Provided Pastor's Cell 51.';-333-2458 Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho 9:30 am Sunday Worship *** 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible Norwalk United Study Methodist Church Tues.-Thurs is for 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Community Fo(d Closet. Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko (Please call for a eailability) 8:15 am Worship *** 9:15 am Sunday School : Good Shel 0 herd 10:30 am Worship Evangelical Luth ran Church 5:30 pm Saturday Worship (ELS) Nursery Provided 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 *** Robert Hatting, PaStor St. John the Apostle 9 am Wor:hip Catholic Church 10:15 Sunday School 720 Orchard Hills Dr. *** 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Father John Ludwig The above free listings are to Sacrament of, Reconciliation Help newcomers know the 4 pm Saturday Regular worship schedules of Masses: 5 pm Saturday Norwalk-area churches. Special 9 am Sunday Events and service  will not be Nursery, Sunday School listed here. Policy: Churches ir ust be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this f'ee listing.