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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, January 3, 2013 R I . - % NORTH WARREN TOWN AND couNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 727 Main St., 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 AdvertisingManaging Editor Mary Lou Gray Reporter/Proofer/Computers Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Loft 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, IA 50211 Member of: National Newspaper Association Iowa Newspaper Association Treasurer Fitzgerald Awards $5,290 College Savings Iowa Account to Dubuque Student Family Pays it Forward with New College Savings Iowa Accounts State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald presented a $5,290 College Savings Iowa account to nine-year-old Audrey Koset, a Bryant Elementary School student, in Dubuque. Audrey's parents, Gwen and Terry, took ev- eryone by surprise when they decided to pay their good fortune forward and open a College Savings Iowa ac- count for each of the 20 kids in Audrey's class. This act of kindness comes out of the recent tragedy in Connecti- cut. "My husband and I were so touched, but my heart and thoughts were with the school at Sandy Hook," Gwen Kosel said. "We decided to give each of the 20 students in Audrey's class a College Savings Iowa ac- count, each starting with $26-a dollar for everyone who went to school at Sandy Hook to learn that day and did not make it home. It is not much, but it is a start." "The Kosel's generosity is touching," Fitzgerald added. "As always, our goal for College Savings Iowa is to encourage families to start saving early for their child's higher educational expenses Even $26 can go a long way if invested properly, and the Kosel's reinforced this by helping 20 more Iowa children become one step closer to meeting the challenge of paying for their higher education." The College Savings Iowa 529 Plan attended various events across the state this past fall to help spread the message about saving early. While learning about the Plan, families were able to register for its largest give- away to date, the 2012 College Savings Iowa Giveaway. Audrey, who was randomly selected from over 7,400 entrants, will be able to use the $5,290 to help pay for tuition, books, room and board at any qualifying insti- tution. While investors donot need to be a state resident to participate in College Savings Iowa, there are some ad- ditional benefits if they are an Iowa taxpayer. Iowans can deduct contributions up to $2,975 per beneficiary account from their adjusted gross income in 2012. ** In order to qualify for the 2012 tax deduction, contribu- tions must be made by the end of the year. Participants can contribute online at www.collegesavingsiowa.com. If sent by maiL they must postmark: checks by Decem- ber 31, 2012. Opening a College Savings Iowa account is simple. With as little as $25 and ten minutes anyone can start investing on behalf of a child. To learn more about Col- lege Savings Iowa visit www.collegesavingsiowa.com or call 1-888-672-9116. You can also like College Sav- ings Iowa on Facebook by going to www.facebook.com/ CollegeSavingsIowa529Plan'to keep up to date on fu- ture events and giveaway opportunities. *Adjusted annually for inflation. If withdrawals are not qualified, the deductions must be added back to Iowa taxable income. AGENDA Concluded from p. 1 E. Consideration and second reading of a pro- posed Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, 2008, Chapter 24, by amend- ing section 24.02 pertaining to qualifications of mem- bers for the Parks and Recreation Commission (second of three readings) F. Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the execution of an updated Motorola equipment contract (change order 003) G. Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the execution of an updated Motorola equipment con- tract (change order 001) H. Consideration of a Resolution approving the Final Plat of the Brownstones at the Legacy - Plat 6 8. Current Business 9. Reports-Mayor; Murillo, Curtis, Delker, Leto, Sylvester; City Manager, Public Works Director, City Clerk Police Chief, Fire Chief, Library Director, Parks & Recreation Director, Director of Plann!ng and Build- ing, Community Development Director 10. Adjournment to closed session regarding poten- tial real estate transaction, pursuant to 21.5.j. 11. Adjournment Legislative News ] By State Representative Julian B. Garrett julian.garrett@legis.state.ia.us I State Unemployment Rate Drops Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November has dropped to the lowest level since 2008, according to Iowa Workforce Development. The rate of 4.9% for November 2012 compares to 5.1% in October 2012 and 5.6% in November 2011. The current national rate is 7.7%. Board of Regents Budget Requests The Board of Regents has made its budget request for the coming fiscal year. I am very interested in the way they addressed the tuition set aside issue that I have written about in prior newsletters. You may recall that the regents quietly, without the knowledge of students or parents, had been setting aside about 18% to 20% of the tuition they received for the three Regents Univer- sities for scholarships for other students. Now that the set aside program has been made public, they have a new proposal. They will "end" the set aside program, but they want $39.5 million in new money to create a new scholarship program. You might think that when they "end" the set aside program that they would re- duce tuition by that amount, but you would be wrong. If fact, they propose to use the old "set aside" money for other purposes. Not only are they not reducing Cur- rent tuition, they will only freeze the current tuitionrates if they get an additional appropriation of $40 million. The total request for new money therefore, comes to $79.5 million. They do not say directly what they will do if they do not get the additional appropriations. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at 515-281-3221 or juliangarrett@legis.state. ia.us. In-Floor ~ Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" (s s) 9a9-o i oa SALES ~ SERVICE ~ REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL Start the day off right! mattcra 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwky.com 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 Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (LC-MS) 515 Sunset Dr. 515:897-4183 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade 6:30 pm *** Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. www.2thecrossroads.com Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 am Worship Nursery & Children's Programming 3 years old through 5 th grade Wed. 6:30"pm K-12 th grades Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fccnorwalk.org Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship Disciple City Classes 18 too.-5 th grade Nursery also provided. 6 pm Sun. Jr. and Sr. High 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service First Baptist Church Sunset Dr. & Marred - 981-4391 Justin Lundberg, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15 am Sunday School Class for all ages Nursery Provided 6 pm Evening Service 7 pm - Wednesdays Bible Study & Youth Hour *** New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 www.newlifenorwalk.org Nate Licdtke, Pastor 8:15 am Traditional 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Nursery Provided 7 pm Youth-led Worship #:g# Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples) 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Dayna Kinkade, Pastor 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:15 am Church School 10:30 am Worship 6 pm The Gathering Service Nursery Provided Wed. pm CYF &-Chi Rho Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Rev. Kiboko 1. Kiboko 8:15 & 10:45 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Nursery Provided St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 720 Orchard Hills Dr. 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Father John Ludwig Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 pm Saturday Masses: 5 pm Saturday 9 am Sunday Nursery, Sunday School CUG Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 Laine Wilder, Pastor 981-4321 www.harvestchurchiowa.com 10 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm DES MOINES Christian Life Assembly of God Church Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 Warren Hunsberger. Pastor 515-953-0322 10 am Worship Children's Ministry, 0-5 Kids' Church 6 years & up Nursery ages 0-2 6:30 pm- Wed. Elevate Youth Grace Baptist Church 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www.gracecares.net Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and Women's Ministry Nursery Provided. Mt. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 tdagXYaaAl Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Gary Crandall, Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 641-764-2752 Meeting at Church of the Assumption in Churchville Keith Lingwall, Pastor, 971-0504 Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 9:30 am Sunday School & Confirmation 10:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies PROLE Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th, Prole - 981-4062 Cindy Hickman, Pastor 9:45 am Sunday School 11 am Worship INDIANOLA Freedom Fellowship Church (IFFC) 2604 N. Jefferson Way 515-961-5755 Pastor Jeff Rabe Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 9:30 am Sunday Worship 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible Study Tues.-Thurs. is for Community Food Closet. (Please call for availability) Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Robert Harting, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15 Sunday School The above free listings are to Help newcomers know the Regular worship schedules of Norwalk-area churches. Special Events and services will not be listed here. Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, January 3, 2013 R I . - % NORTH WARREN TOWN AND couNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 727 Main St., 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 AdvertisingManaging Editor Mary Lou Gray Reporter/Proofer/Computers Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Loft 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, IA 50211 Member of: National Newspaper Association Iowa Newspaper Association Treasurer Fitzgerald Awards $5,290 College Savings Iowa Account to Dubuque Student Family Pays it Forward with New College Savings Iowa Accounts State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald presented a $5,290 College Savings Iowa account to nine-year-old Audrey Koset, a Bryant Elementary School student, in Dubuque. Audrey's parents, Gwen and Terry, took ev- eryone by surprise when they decided to pay their good fortune forward and open a College Savings Iowa ac- count for each of the 20 kids in Audrey's class. This act of kindness comes out of the recent tragedy in Connecti- cut. "My husband and I were so touched, but my heart and thoughts were with the school at Sandy Hook," Gwen Kosel said. "We decided to give each of the 20 students in Audrey's class a College Savings Iowa ac- count, each starting with $26-a dollar for everyone who went to school at Sandy Hook to learn that day and did not make it home. It is not much, but it is a start." "The Kosel's generosity is touching," Fitzgerald added. "As always, our goal for College Savings Iowa is to encourage families to start saving early for their child's higher educational expenses Even $26 can go a long way if invested properly, and the Kosel's reinforced this by helping 20 more Iowa children become one step closer to meeting the challenge of paying for their higher education." The College Savings Iowa 529 Plan attended various events across the state this past fall to help spread the message about saving early. While learning about the Plan, families were able to register for its largest give- away to date, the 2012 College Savings Iowa Giveaway. Audrey, who was randomly selected from over 7,400 entrants, will be able to use the $5,290 to help pay for tuition, books, room and board at any qualifying insti- tution. While investors donot need to be a state resident to participate in College Savings Iowa, there are some ad- ditional benefits if they are an Iowa taxpayer. Iowans can deduct contributions up to $2,975 per beneficiary account from their adjusted gross income in 2012. ** In order to qualify for the 2012 tax deduction, contribu- tions must be made by the end of the year. Participants can contribute online at www.collegesavingsiowa.com. If sent by maiL they must postmark: checks by Decem- ber 31, 2012. Opening a College Savings Iowa account is simple. With as little as $25 and ten minutes anyone can start investing on behalf of a child. To learn more about Col- lege Savings Iowa visit www.collegesavingsiowa.com or call 1-888-672-9116. You can also like College Sav- ings Iowa on Facebook by going to www.facebook.com/ CollegeSavingsIowa529Plan'to keep up to date on fu- ture events and giveaway opportunities. *Adjusted annually for inflation. If withdrawals are not qualified, the deductions must be added back to Iowa taxable income. AGENDA Concluded from p. 1 E. Consideration and second reading of a pro- posed Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, 2008, Chapter 24, by amend- ing section 24.02 pertaining to qualifications of mem- bers for the Parks and Recreation Commission (second of three readings) F. Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the execution of an updated Motorola equipment contract (change order 003) G. Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the execution of an updated Motorola equipment con- tract (change order 001) H. Consideration of a Resolution approving the Final Plat of the Brownstones at the Legacy - Plat 6 8. Current Business 9. Reports-Mayor; Murillo, Curtis, Delker, Leto, Sylvester; City Manager, Public Works Director, City Clerk Police Chief, Fire Chief, Library Director, Parks & Recreation Director, Director of Plann!ng and Build- ing, Community Development Director 10. Adjournment to closed session regarding poten- tial real estate transaction, pursuant to 21.5.j. 11. Adjournment Legislative News ] By State Representative Julian B. Garrett julian.garrett@legis.state.ia.us I State Unemployment Rate Drops Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November has dropped to the lowest level since 2008, according to Iowa Workforce Development. The rate of 4.9% for November 2012 compares to 5.1% in October 2012 and 5.6% in November 2011. The current national rate is 7.7%. Board of Regents Budget Requests The Board of Regents has made its budget request for the coming fiscal year. I am very interested in the way they addressed the tuition set aside issue that I have written about in prior newsletters. You may recall that the regents quietly, without the knowledge of students or parents, had been setting aside about 18% to 20% of the tuition they received for the three Regents Univer- sities for scholarships for other students. Now that the set aside program has been made public, they have a new proposal. They will "end" the set aside program, but they want $39.5 million in new money to create a new scholarship program. You might think that when they "end" the set aside program that they would re- duce tuition by that amount, but you would be wrong. If fact, they propose to use the old "set aside" money for other purposes. Not only are they not reducing Cur- rent tuition, they will only freeze the current tuitionrates if they get an additional appropriation of $40 million. The total request for new money therefore, comes to $79.5 million. They do not say directly what they will do if they do not get the additional appropriations. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at 515-281-3221 or juliangarrett@legis.state. ia.us. In-Floor ~ Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" (s s) 9a9-o i oa SALES ~ SERVICE ~ REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL Start the day off right! mattcra 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwky.com 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 Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (LC-MS) 515 Sunset Dr. 515:897-4183 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade 6:30 pm *** Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. www.2thecrossroads.com Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 am Worship Nursery & Children's Programming 3 years old through 5 th grade Wed. 6:30"pm K-12 th grades Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fccnorwalk.org Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship Disciple City Classes 18 too.-5 th grade Nursery also provided. 6 pm Sun. Jr. and Sr. High 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service First Baptist Church Sunset Dr. & Marred - 981-4391 Justin Lundberg, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15 am Sunday School Class for all ages Nursery Provided 6 pm Evening Service 7 pm - Wednesdays Bible Study & Youth Hour *** New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 www.newlifenorwalk.org Nate Licdtke, Pastor 8:15 am Traditional 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Nursery Provided 7 pm Youth-led Worship #:g# Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples) 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Dayna Kinkade, Pastor 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:15 am Church School 10:30 am Worship 6 pm The Gathering Service Nursery Provided Wed. pm CYF &-Chi Rho Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Rev. Kiboko 1. Kiboko 8:15 & 10:45 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Nursery Provided St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 720 Orchard Hills Dr. 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Father John Ludwig Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 pm Saturday Masses: 5 pm Saturday 9 am Sunday Nursery, Sunday School CUG Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 Laine Wilder, Pastor 981-4321 www.harvestchurchiowa.com 10 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm DES MOINES Christian Life Assembly of God Church Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 Warren Hunsberger. Pastor 515-953-0322 10 am Worship Children's Ministry, 0-5 Kids' Church 6 years & up Nursery ages 0-2 6:30 pm - Wed. Elevate Youth Grace Baptist Church 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www.gracecares.net Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and Women's Ministry Nursery Provided. Mt. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 tdagXYaaAl Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Gary Crandall, Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 641-764-2752 Meeting at Church of the Assumption in Churchville Keith Lingwall, Pastor, 971-0504 Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 9:30 am Sunday School & Confirmation 10:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies PROLE Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th, Prole - 981-4062 Cindy Hickman, Pastor 9:45 am Sunday School 11 am Worship INDIANOLA Freedom Fellowship Church (IFFC) 2604 N. Jefferson Way 515-961-5755 Pastor Jeff Rabe Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 9:30 am Sunday Worship 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible Study Tues.-Thurs. is for Community Food Closet. (Please call for availability) Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Robert Harting, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15 Sunday School The above free listings are to Help newcomers know the Regular worship schedules of Norwalk-area churches. Special Events and services will not be listed here. Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday!