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I Pag -Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, January 14, 2016 b 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 E KleinPublisher Sally Huntoon Advertising/Managing Editor Arlene Knust ,Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Special Assignments 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 Iowa Newspaper Association Association MAYORS MOMENT Concluded from p. 1 OBITUARY HAROLD CAVES ROBBINS Harold Caves Robbins, 97, Norwalk, passed away peacefully at Regency As- sisted Care Center Decem- ber 23, 2015. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at O'Leary Funeral Services - Celebration of Life Center in Norwalk with a visitation for friends and family be- ginning one hour prior to service time and a reception following. Burial in the Norwalk Cemetery will be held Monday, Jan. 18. On- Harold Caves Robbins line condolences and flow- ers at www.oleary of Girdwood, Alaska. funerals.com or call 515 - He is also survived by of 981-0700. three of his brothers, Rex Harold was a loving Robbins of Des Moines, Husband, Father, and Iowa, PaulRobbinsofOma- Grandfather and is survived ha, Nebraska, and Dave by his wife of 51years, Ber- Robbins of Dyersville, nice; daughter, KarenBailey Iowa; and two of his sisters, of Portland, Oregon; and Pauline Blake of Oskaloosa, two granddaughters, Iowa, and Carolyn Brum- Bridget Barley of Bend, Or- mel of Leighton, Iowa. egon and Brooke Bjorkman OBITUARY to the public (second and fourth Monday at 5:45 p.m.) as are City Council meetings (first and third Thursday Clarence "Clancy" Ed- at 6 p.m.). I strongly encourage anyone who is inter- win Kissell, 73, West Des Moines. Funeral services ested in knowing what is happening in their commu- nity to attend any of these meetings. Meeting agendas and family visitation were and packets are available on the City's website before held Tuesday, Jan. 12, at all meetings. We also have a Community Chat on the O'Leary Celebration of Life second Saturday of every month (9-10:30 a.m. at City Center & Funeral Services Hall) for residents to stop by and talk to City staff and in Norwalk. Read his life elected officials about topics of your choosing, story and share a condo- We have bad a lot'of areas opened up for develop- lence by visiting www. ment this year. The City Council has approved seven olearyfunerals.com. Me- final plats, which consist of 175 residential lots. It will mofials to the American take a while for all of these.lots to be built-out, but if CancerSocietY will be ac- 2015 is any indicator, we will see quite a few new houses cepted. built in 2016. As of December 1, the City of Norwalk Clancy was bom in Des issued 100 building permits for single-family homes and Moines, February 19, 1942 38 building permits for townhomes. This is a new record to Benjamin and Lulu Kis- for the City of Norwalk. sell. He graduated from Jean Furler joined the team at City Hall November Lincoln High School. He 30 as the new Finance Director. Previousl Jean was with married Julia Skidmore on Warren County and has extensiive experience with city September 1, 1959 in Des finances. She has already had a positive impact with Moines. To this union they the city and it will be good to have her expertise avail- were bom four children, able during budget season. Ka3 Mary Beth, Thomas, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. If 2015 is and Valerie. any indication as to how 2016 is looking, I can't wait for Clancy worked as a all of the great things coming to Norwalk and you can route-man for Continental bet we will keep you posted as they happen. Baking and then went on to Happy New Year! own KMT Vending for more than 35 years. His METZGER Concluded from p. 1 they have been. The cruisers are an officer's mobile office and our "offices" have gotten significantly more comfort- able. The creation and use of social media has really become paramount in police work and has both positively and neg- atively influenced our environment. He says that since we are all attached to a computer of some sort, it is easier to post about a crime instead of calling the police to report it. "Calling the police is still the only way to report a crime," Metzger says. "That is one thing that hasn't changed and something that probably never will." While he is sad about retiring, Metzger says he is look- ing forward to doing something completely different. He and his wife do plan to stay in Norwalk. As he says, they are invested in this community and excited at its potential and cannot wait to see where Norwalk will be in ten years. Metzger admits the best thing about retirement will be get- ring to spend more time with his famil especially his grand- children. Chief Staples noted that sometimes the decision to retire is difficult for an officer because "the job and badge tend to become your identity". Staples and the rest of the NPD are proud to be able to wish Officer Metzger a happy retire- ment. "He has worked the night shifts, had difficult days and has seen his share of emotional situations. He has earned his retirement. But now it is time for him tobe grandpa Metzger" Staples said. CLARENCE "CLANCY" EDWIN KISSELL passions included spend- ing time with family, play- ing golf, fishing and work- ing outdoors. He was a member Crossroads Church in Norwalk, and was involved with the Boy Scouts of America and the Masonic Lodge. Saturday afternoon, Jan- uary 9, Clancy died unex- pectantly at Unity Point - Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. He lived 73 Clarence "Clancy" Edwin Kissell years, 10 months, and 21 days. He was preceded in death his parents; and his brothers, Benjamin, Donald, and James. Clancy is survived by his wife Julia, four children, Kay Otto (Vincent) of Fish- ers, IN, Mary Beth (Luis) Rosevear of Mooresville, NC, Thomas (Missy) Kis- sell of Apple Valle MN, and Valerie (Paul) Ballard of West Des Moines, IA, sis- ter Phyllis Foust of Dund- ee, FL and his thirteen grandchildren, Kelley, Lindse and Meghan Otto; Logan, Ana, and Vitalia Rosevear; Elise, Benjamin, Grace, and Brooke Kissell; Carter, Colton, and Caiflin Ballard; his nieces and nephews; and the rest of his family and friends. O'Lear Funeral & CremaEon ~Y In Harold Robbins Age 97 of Norwalk Services wiU be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17 Our Care Eric E. O'Leary Owner & Director Clarence Kissell Age 73 of West Des Moines .Services were held Tuesday, Jan., 12 For service information visit www.olearyfunerals.com 1020 Main Street, Norwalk (515) 981-0700 Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches NQRWALK 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 5th grade Wed. 6:30 pm K-12th grades Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fccnorwalk.org Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699 Sunday Morning Services: 8:30 & 10:30 am Disciple City for Children: (18 months-5th grade) Sunday Mornings, 8:30 & 10:30 am Quality childcare provided for children under 18 mo. 'Unstoppable' for Jr. High: (6th-8th grade) Sunday Evenings, 6-8 pm 'Unshaken' for Sr. High: (9th-12th grade) Sunday Evenings, 6-8 pm Sonshine Choir: (K-5th grade) Sunday evenings, 6-7:30 pin Family Night Wednesdays - Dinner served, 5:30-6:15 pm A night of fellowship & Bible Study for the whole family! Fello.wship Kids: 3 yrs.-5th grade. Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm (Under age 3 childcare for parents attending growth group Bible studies. First Baptist Church Sunset Dr. & Mafred 981-4391 Trey Perrott, Pastor 9:30 am Coffee Fellowship 10 am Morning Worship 5:30 pm Sunday Kids and Adult Ministries Class for all ages Nursery Provided Wednesday Night Link Groups New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 www.newlifenorwalk.org Nate Lied&e, Pastor 8:15 am & 10:30 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Childcare Provided *** Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Norwalkcc.org Travis Stanley, Pastor Marti Stanley, Pastor 10:00 am Worship 9:00 am Sunday School and Fellowship Coffee Fellowship follows service Nursery Provided (birth - 5) All are Welcome! Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Stmset Dr. - 981-4251 Steve McElroy, Pastor 8:00 and 10:30 am Worship Sunday School 9:15 am 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 CUMMING Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 981-4321 harvestchurchcumming.com Thomas Cackler, Pastor Sunday 10 am Worship 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 112 CountyLine 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 Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Jeremy Kidder, Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & St. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 615 Iowa Ave. 641-764-2752 Run Mohr, Pastor. 770-1286 Don Rothweiler. Pastor 10:30 am SS/Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies PROLE Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th St. - 981-4062 Ginni Otto, Pastor Free-wilt offering Breakfast 8-9:30 am l 0 am Worship Adult Sunday School - 11 am INDIANOLA Freedom Fellowship Church (IFFO 2604 NiJ~ffe~son Way 515796t75755 Pastor J~ff Rabe Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 9:30 am Sunday Worship 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible Study., Tues.-Thi~/s. i~ for Community Food~ Closet. (Please call for av~lability) Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) 202 N. Kenwood- 962-0351 Robert Hatting, 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.