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Page Four N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, january 10, 201.9 P lib Events at Norwalk Easter Public Library 1051 North Avenue 515-981-0217 Thursday, January 10 Rhyme Time, 10:30 am. This storytime focuses on songs and rhymes. Shake shakers, sing, move, and read some short books! Pajama Time, 7:00 pm. On the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, join us in the evening to read funny stories. Great for all ages, pajamas welcome. Friday, January 11 Escape Room for Teens, 4:00 - 4:45 pm. Work together and use clues to figure out the codes to a series of locks to open the breakout box! (We will use a new breakout scenario, different from the one for past escape room programs.) Sign up at the library. Monday, January 14 Baby Time, 10:30 am. A special story time for babies up to about 18 months and their grownups. Learn lots of songs, rhymes, and bounces! (Fifteen minutes followed by playtime.) Tuesday, January 15 Reading Time, 10:30 am. This storytime focuses on books and pre-reading skills. Read books, sing songs, and do activities! Wednesday, January 16 Early Out Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 pm. Drop-in activities every Wednesday if there is school in Norwalk. No registration required. Best for elementary age children, but all ages welcome. On the 3rd Wednesday of the month, it's Build! Build imaginative creations with LEGO and more. Thursday, January 17 Rhyme Time, 10:30 am. This storytime focuses on songs and rhymes. Shake shakers, sing, move, and read some short books! GLEESON constructors &engineersu,c, ] Energy Efficiency Charge To HBORHOOD NOTES Appear On January Bills In Iowa Benedictine College has recognized those students A change in state law means MidAmerican Ener ,y who have distinguished themselves academically ,Company s Iowa customers will soon see a monthly during the fall semester, which ended in December. energy efficiency charge on their utility bills - Anna Lingor, Norwalk, was included on the Dean s though customers are not actually paying a new fee. List. Any full time student carrying a minimum of 12 hours and a perfect 4.0 grade point average through the spring term is named to the President's list. Full time students with 12 hours and a grade point average of 3.5 are named to the Dean's List. Of the 1,914 students on campus for 2018-2019 academic year, 127 made the President's List and 623 made the Dean's List. Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. 78 Wartburg students named to Fall Term Dean's List Wartburg College has recognized 478 students who were named to the 2018 Fall Term Dean's List. Those honored include: Braden Daniels, Ellison Grell, and Jack Palen of Norwalk, and Sarah Walker of Prole. The list honors students who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above in at least four course credits during the term. Three of the four course credits have to be graded with a traditional letter grade. Live Coverage of Condition of the State and Inauguration Iowa Public Television will provide live coverage of both Condition of the State 2019 and Inauguration of the Governor 2019 on air and online. Governor Kim Reynolds will be presenting her Condition of the State Address to the Iowa Legislature on Tuesday, January 15th at 10:00 a.m. David Yepsen, host of IPTV's Iowa Press, will anchor the live broadcast. The program will be rebroadcast that evening at 6:30 ).m. During the evening CONSTRUCTION HELP NEEDED!! Gleeson is accepting applications for the following positions: Laborers Carpenters Ironworkers Concrete Finishers $17.00- $19.00 $21.00- $24.00 $21.00- $24.00 $21.00- $24.00 PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! In please apply online: www.gleesonllc.com Email Resume: ptabbert@gleesonllc.com person at the iobsite trailer- located at: Job site Trailer- (515) 344-8665 c/o: Michael Foods, Inc. 101 Delaware Street Norwalk, IA 50211 Mus~ be able to pa~s pre*employment physicai * Post Offer Pre-Employment Drug Testing & E-Verify Required Gleeson Constructors & Engineers, LLC. iS an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA Employer). rebroadcast, Kay Hen- derson, news director for Radio Iowa, James Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette, and Erin Murphy, Des Moines bureau chief for Lee Enterprises, will join Yepsen to analyze the governor's priorities and preview the 2019 Iowa legislative session. Live coverage of Reynolds' inauguration will be presented on Friday, January 18th at 9:00 a.m. and will be rebroadcast at 8:30 p.m. Yepsen will also anchor that broadcast. Both live events will be broadcast statewide on IPTV (.1) and streamed on Iptv.org. Beginning in January, Iowa's regulated utilities, including MidAmerican Energy, will show energy efficiency fees on a separate line on monthly customer bills. Utilities are required to use the fees to fund energy efficiency programs. MidAmerican Energy does not profit from the fees, and the money collected is passed through to other customers to support their energy-saving projects. Legislation, signed into law in May, requires utilities to itemize the energy efficiency charge beginning January 1. That's a significant change from the previous law that has barred utilities from listing the charge on monthly bills and required them to include the fee in the energy rate charge. "Most of our Iowa customers, along with other regulated utility customers in the state, probably don't know they are paying the monthly energy efficiency fee, which funds energy efficiency programs," Kathryn Kunert, MidAmerican Energy's vice president of economic connections and integration, said. "That changes in January, when the law will require utilities to list the fee. We welcome that transparency, and we think our customers will, too." The law will also reduce MidAmerican Energy customer utility bills by capping energy efficiency program spending. In 2017, MidAmerican Energy's Iowa customers paid, on average, more than 7 percent of their bills toward energy efficiency programs, the highest in the nation. During that 12-month period, an average single family home paid $145.16, including $67.50 on electric and $77.66 on natural gas bills for energy efficiency programs. The legislation will limit energy efficiency program spending at 2 percent for electric and 1.5 percent for natural gas. The spending caps will save MidAmerican Energy customers an estimated $80 - $90 million annually. On average, it will save about $81 per year for MidAmerican Energy's residential gas and electric customers, $172 for commercial and more than $12,000 for industrial energy users. Once the Iowa Utilities Board issues a ruling on MidAmerican Energy's latest proposed energy efficiency program spending plan, which the board must file by the end of March, the company's Iowa customers will pay reduced energy efficiency charges. Those reductions will take effect later in the year, depending on the board's ruling. While MidAmerican Energy customers will pay less each month, the company will continue to offer energy efficiency programs and customer energy savings incentives. "Since our Iowa customers will pay less every month into an energy efficiency fund, they are now able to make more of their own spending decisions," Kunert said. "Customers will also continue to benefit from robust energy efficiency programs, in addition to the clean, renewable energy that MidAmerican delivers to them." Separately, MidAmerican Energy customers will see a new monthly bill format beginning4n January. MidAmerican Energy redesigned bill; based on customer input, to make it easier to understand monthly energy use and charges. " For more information, visit MidAmerican Energy.com and the company's social media channels. Want to stretch your food dollars? The WIC Program can help.* Using WIC foods for 6 months can save you up to $340.00 on groceries! WIC provides healthy foods & formula for Pregnant Women, Non- Breastfeeding Women, Breastfeeding Women, Infants, & Children up to age 5- Income Guidelines Effective July 1, 2018 Family Size I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Gross Annual $22,459 $3o,45x $38,443 $46,435 $54,427 $62,419 $70;411 $78,403 Gross $1,872 $2,538 $3,204 $3,870 $4,536 $5,202 $5,868 $6,534 Monthly Call us today! 641.828.2238, ext. 4 Marion County Public Health serves Marion, Monroe, Warren, & Wayne Counties. -p