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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors Warren SM/,LL-FOWNPAPERS , ,, ;_ 1 ,' f', E,T COTA ST. 8,.,,..,4-  26-, SHELrON WA o =o . , I,!!1,,!!,1!,!,1!,!,1.!,1. ,,I...i. ,,i,111!!,1,1,!j,11,!!1! I Town and County ws 50 allL " 4" Vol. 44 No. 37 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 email: news@ norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, January 31,2013 , Warren County Genealogical Society To Observe 40th Anniversary The Warren County Genealogical Society (WCGS) will be observing its 40th anniversary this year. The or- ganization began April 16, 1973 with 3 charter mem- bers. The purpose of the group is to aid individuals as they begin, develop and follow their genealogical interests and encourages and assists them in preparing their ge- nealogy or family history. Membership is $10 per year and includes full access to the website www.warren countygenes.com; research assistance and receiving the society's newsletter four to six times per year. Meetings are the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Warren County Fairgrounds except for the months of July, August, December and January. Each meeting features a program about genealogy research. The June meeting is traditionally a picnic in one of the local cemeteries. The Society also sponsors genealogy exhibits at the Warren County Fair in July. WCGS has published birth, marriage and death records of Warren County to help members in their re- search, along with cemetery records, census records and index of atlases. Charter members and officers included the follow- ing: Charles and Alice Beam, Kendall and Lois Strong, Robert and Rose Bowery, Sterl and Edith Corm, Janice Burton, Charlotte Hardin, Helen Schooler, Marjorie Daleske, William John Hare, Julia Lind, Ruth Hall, Kate Kauzlarich, Mrs. Robert Brinkman, Doyle Woods, John and Pauline Boss and Leota Ba}ber. Also Beulah Wilson, Sue Curtis, Bertine Davis, Marjor;e Kline, Louise Primer, Ron McDole, Ethel Pe- ter-son, Bob Geiber, Maude Wilkins, Pauline Baxendale, Guy and Helen Lester, Harry Art, Robeffa Smith, Roland Abell, Sandi Bellman and Rich and Charlene McCoy. In conjunction with flae Society's 40th anniversary celebration, WCGS members plan to submit articles and information of historical significance concerning people, places and things from our part of the county through- out this calendar year. For more information, go to the website, www.warrencountygenes.com. Volunteers Needed To Assist in Gardening Norwalk Nursing and Rehab residents would like to put in a raised garden this spring at their, facility, 921 Sunset Dr. With the assistance of staff, the raised gar- den will allow residents to work in it and raise some of their' own fresh vegetables. Gardening is something many of the residents use to do and they miss that part of their life. The cost of such a garden is approximately $500 and members of the staff are currently accepting donations to assist with materials to build the garden and to pur- chase seeds and plants. Volunteers are also needed to help build the garden and to assist the residents in all aspects of the planting and maintaining the process. If you wish to donate, have supplies to donate or are willing to assist in any way, contact Tami at Norwalk Nursing and Rehab, 515-981-0604 or 515-975-5908: SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check ormoney order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Celebrate Chinese New Year in Norwalk Saturday Area residents are in- vited to attend the 2013 Iowa Chinese New Year this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Norwalk High School. Admission is free of charge. The Festival begins at 11 a.m. in the Eastview cafete- ria with many traditional Asian cultural offerings in- cluding singing, dancing, martial arts, traditional Asian food, as well as a dragon dance team. Local organizations and groups will also partici- pate, including a perfor- mance by the Lakewood Honor Choir. Daytime fes- tivities will conclude at 3 p.m. Following a dinner and reception, the public is in- vited to attend the Chinese Association Awards Cer- emony to be held in the Norwalk Performing Arts Center. Highlighting the awards ceremony will be performances by visiting Chinese performers and local groups. RE/MAX American Dream Realty to Move Debbie and John Marmon, owners of the local RE/ MAX American Dream Real Estate Office have an- nounced they have purchased the building at 1424 Sun- set Dr. and will be relocating to the new facility during the week of January 28. Their new building, that was formerly law offices, will allow RE/MAX American Dream Realty to double its current space which will be more suitable for Real Estate business and to better serve their clients. Their current location at 1220 Sunset Dr. has suited them well for the past three years, but it was time to look at oppor- tunities to invest in the Norwalk area. Interior updates on the building are just about com- plete and the couple looks forward to sprucing up the outside of the building this spring. The main level of the building will be used for the real estate office and the lower walkout level will be used for conference area, additional office space rental and future growth. The Marmons are excited about the opportunity to invest commercially in the City of Norwalk and look at this move as their continued commitment to serve the residents of Norwalk with all their Real Estate needs for many years to come. Plans are in the works for a public open house later in the spring. Crayons 2 Pencils Open House Crayons 2 Pendls Preschool is now enrolling students for the fall 2013 -2014 school year. An Open House and Registration will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at 1027 Norwood Ct. in Norwalk. Scheduled class times are as follows: Toddler Time, students must be two by September 1, is from 8 to 9:55 a.m. Monday and Wednesday. Preschool Play-N-Learn, students must be three by September 1, is from 10:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Pre-K Readiness Class is from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesda)4 Thursday and Friday. For more information, call Jill Larsen at 981-4663 or go to www.crayons2pencils.com. IaCMA Appoints Mark Miller to New Post in Iowa Mark Miller, former City Administrator for Norwalk has been ap- pointed by the Iowa City County Management As- sociation and its executive board to its newly ap- proved third range rider post. The new slot staffed by Miller will serve South Central, Southwest and Metro areas of Iowa and stretches from Ottumwa to Onawa, Shenandoah to Grinnell, as well as addi- tional opportunities in Southwest Iowa. Miller will serve along- side current range riders Jeff Schott of Iowa City and Dick Hierstein of Marshalltown. IaCMA co- ordinates the positions with ICMA, the umbrella group for professional city administration/manage- ment in the world. In his role, Miller will work with appointed city leaders in the cities in his region as it relates to their roles in par- ticular cities, issues with staff, council and mayors as well as the community and be able to access re- sources, provide advice and be in support of the roles managers and ad- ministrators who serve their communities. Miller has served the community of Norwalk for 24 year s before his re- Mark Miller tirement in June of last year. Prior to that, Miller served in Pleasant Hill from 1978 to 1988. In look- ing back at his tenure in Norwalk, Miller indicated he is pleased with the many things that occurred during the period from 1988 to June of last year. During that period Nor- walk grew from about 3,000 to moving on 10,000 and during that same time period the tax base grew substantially under sound policy developed by many members of the council that he had the opportu- nity to serve under. With that effort behind him, Miller now looks ahead to working with and remain- ing active in the Iowa As- sociation and its parent group, ICMA. Reservation Deadline Is Feb 13 For Lobster and Shrimp Dinner Reservation deadline for the annual Norwalk Lions Club Lobster and Shrimp Dinner is Wednes- day, Feb. 13. The dinner and dance will be held Sat- urday, Feb. 23, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church Hall 720 Orchard Hills Dr. Reservation and full payment may be sent to 1119 Skylane Dr., Nor- walk, IA 50211. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7:15 p.m., followed by dancing with music provided by Music & Moonlight Pro- ductions. The cost is fresh Maine lobster - $30 per meal; -*mr shrimp - $25 per meal or steak - $25 per meal. The meal includes one main disk plus cole slaw, baked potato and dinner roll. Participants should bring their favorite bever- age/cooler and a pair of scissors or nut crackers if you are a lobster lover, as you will be served the whole lobster. For more information, contact David Lester at 515-681-4929 or Linda Bussanmas it 515-979- 8757.