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Thursday, January 9, 2020 N/Warren Town and County News Page Three Norwalk Parks and Recreation Information provided by Robin Leaper and Sarah Coburn Visit us atpwww.norwalkparks.org Register online at www.norwalkparks.org or pick up registration forms 24 hours a day at the Parks and Recreation office located at 1104 Sunset Drive (new location). Registration forms can be mailed, placed in our drop box, or dropped off during our office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The drop box is open 24/7. If you have any questions, please call us at 515-981-9206. Norwalk Parks and Recreation has MOVED! Our new office location is: 1104 Sunset Drive in Norwalk. Sign up for Parks and Recreation’s Alert System! Are you missing your weekly emails? How about your activity guide? Get signed up today! Receive Parks and Recreation program cancellations, closures, weekly updates, seasonal activity guide, and more via email and text message. Visit www. norwalkparks.org to register. Seasonal Help Needed! We are now hiring volleyball referees, facility supervisors, and more. To apply go to www.norwa1kparks.org and select the Employment Opportunities tab to fill out the Seasonal Employment Application. Events Currently Open for Registration: Adult Pick-up Basketball Games — Registration closes when full YEL Junior Robotics — Registration dates vary per age group, see below YEL Grandmasters of Chess Registration dates vary per age group, see below YEL Junior Coding — Registration through January 15 Craft Club — Registration through March 4 Non Registration Events: Family Bingo Nights —~ Sundays February 2, March 1, and April 5, 5-7 pm at the library Family Open Gym — Sundays, 2-4 pm (see dates below) OPALS Senior Exercise — Mondays/Thursdays @ 10:00 a.m., Norwalk Christian Church OPALS Well-Seasoned Potluck — Fridays, 11:30- 1200 (see dates below) Events With Upcoming Registrations: Adaptive Programming: Basketball Adaptive Programming: EveryBODY Deserves to Play ‘ Circuit/Bootcamp Fitness Class Early Bird Body Sculpting NPD Citizen Police Academy Norwalk Family Tae Kwon Do Spring Soccer (PreK-7th grade) Daddy-Daughter Dance Morgan Walters Morgan is looking forward to being involved in the Norwalk community and meeting you! Stop in today! ‘ MEDICAP PHARMACY® 252l Sunset Dr. Norwalk 285-2026 www.MyMedicapPharmacy.com/Norwalk Medicap Central Iowa Senate News By State Senator Julian B. Garrett julian.garrett@legis.iowa.gov New Legislative Session The new legislative session convenes on January 13, the second Monday of the year, as required by law. In the first week, we have the Governor’s Condition of the State address on Tuesday, January 14, the Chief Justice’s Condition of the Judiciary address on Wednesday, and the Condition of the Guard address on Thursday by the head of the Iowa National Guard. This year the Condition of the Judiciary address will be given by the acting Chief Justice due to the untimely death of Chief Justice Mark Cady. Under our judicial reform bill passed last year, the new permanent Chief Justice will not be selected until the replacement for Justice Cady is selected. You may recall that in selecting a new Supreme Court Justice or a Court of Appeals Judge, a Commission recommends three choices to the Governor and she must pick one of the three. There are currently 12 applicants and the Commission is in the process of interviewing them and choosing the three to recommend to the Governor. There have been a few changes in the Senate Committees for this session. One result is that I will now be the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee. I am still the Senate Chair of the Justice Systems Budget Subcommittee, as I was last year. I expect the Judiciary Committee to be very busy again this session. Judiciary usually passes the most bills of any committee. I expect to floor manage a number of them again this year. I expect Governor Reynolds to present her budget recommendations early in the session, as she has in past years. That helps us to get an early start in putting together our budget for this coming fiscal year. As chair of the Senate Justice Systems budget subcommittee, I, along with my House counterpart, will take the lead in determining how money is allocated to our subcommittee by the legislative leadership. Our part of the budget is approximately 10% of the state general fund. We fund the court system, the prisons, the highway patrol, and other parts of the Department of Public Safety, the attorney general, legal aid, the law enforcement academy, and a few smaller agencies. . ' I expect that, as in' recent years, we will pass a responsible budget, not spending right up to the legal limit. If you go back before the 2011 session, it was not uncommon for the legislature to pass an unrealistic budget and then have to make cuts during the fiscal year. Of course, the most extreme example was the Culver 10% across the board cuts late in 2009. As always, free to contact me with your ideas or concerns. Extra copies of the Norwalk paper can be purchased at Casey’s, Kum Go, Git-N-Go, and Fareway. Carlisle Resident Falls Through Ice at Summerset State Park On December 27th around 3:15 p.m., the Warren County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call of two people that had gone through the ice at Summerset State Park and were yelling for help. When Warren County Sheriff’s deputies, Indianola Fire and Rescue, and a DNR conservation officer responded to the scene they witnessed that Ryan Nesselroad of Carlisle had fallen» through the ice, approximately 40 yards from the shore. A second man, Gary Anderson of Venice, Florida, had also fallen through the ice while attempting to rescue Nesselroad. Rescue crews used throw bags to rescue Anderson and pull him to shore. Nesselroad was farther out in the lake and was rescued by Indianola Fire and Rescue teams and was suffering from hypothermia. Both men were transported to a Des Moines area hospital to be treated. The Iowa DNR reminds everyone to beware of ice conditions and depth. Obey all posted signs and any warning flags around lakes. Due to the recent unseasonably warm Weather, it is best to avoid going onto lakes and small ponds, especially around the edges where the ice is likely very thin. The Iowa DNR offers the following safety tips and reminders for ice activities: -There is no such thing as 100% safe ice. -New ice is usually stronger than old ice. -Ice fishing is a social activity — don’t go out alone. If the worst should happen, someone would be there to call for help or to rescue. -There could be pockets of thin ice or places where ice recently formed, so check ice thickness as you go out. -Avoid off-colored snow or ice - it is usually a sign of weakness. -The insulating effect of snow slows down the freezing process. -The following safety items should always be with you: ice picks, about 50 feet of rope, and a throwable floatation seat cushion for use in case of rescue. If there are 2” or less of ice, it is recommended you stay off the ice. Ice should be a minimum of 4” thick for ice fishing and at least 5” thick for snowmobiles or ATVs. Ice should be 8”-12” thick for a car or small pick up and at least 12”-15” thick for a medium sized pick up truck. Remember no ice is 100% safe. don’t go ice fishing alone, and avoid off-colored snow or ice. Do You Have A New Address? A Are you a snow bird leaving soon for your winter location, or have you recently moved? Be sure to let us know your new mailing address so we can ensure our newspaper still gets to you. You can call us at 981-0406, email us at news@norwalk newspapercom, or drop a note off to us at 1122 Main Street, Suite 1, Norwalk (we have a drop slot in our back door if no one is in the office). 5 years, no one holds a ,, candle to our service. As City State Bank celebrates our 125th anniversary, we know that our customers have been our greatest gift. You’ve: made us part of your community and trusted us to provide the highest quality banking services. It has been truly an honor to serve the Norwalk community and we are looking forward to the next 125 years! CITY STATE h if BANK MEMBER FDlC 801 Main Street l 1225 Colonial Pkwy 56981—4234 www.citystatebank.com