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February 14, 2013

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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SMALLTOWNPAPERS 2 WEST COFA St. . /i SHELTON WA 98584-2263 ) .- ...... h!!h'll'll'l'qUl'iflhhul,,I.IIIM hljl, h ................... I,m.,llqJ Warren Town and County ws 50 Norwalk Warriors Vol. 44 No. 39 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 email: news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, February 14, 2013 Hot News from the Norwalk Fire Department By Dustin Huston Fire Chief wednesda) Feb. 6, at 12:34 a.m., the Westcom Emer- gency Communications Center received a 911 call from a rural Norwalk resident reporting smoke in the resi- dence. Norwalk Police and Fire Departments were dis- patched. Upon the arrival of Police Officers, they report- ed a small fire in the kitchen and the house filling with smoke. The Fire Department Duty Officer arrived and deployed a dry chemical fire extinguisher and slowed the fire progression. Once the first Fire Engine arrived, the fire was put out and the dwelling was ventilated. Firefighters performed overhaul and found no exten- sion; however, they did find charring on the walls and kitchen cabinets. The homeowner states that she had a candle burning on the counter/stove area and believes her cats may have knocked a roll of paper towels into the candle. She also stated that she was woken up by the smoke detector activating in the living room, which is when she saw the smoke and called 911. "I asked her (homeowner) if she regularly changes her smoke detector bat- teries...,and she said she does not...but would be from now on," said Fire Chief Dustin Huston. Damage to the home is estimated at $10,000 due to minor fire and moderate smoke damage. I Waro. Cou00 t Genealogical Society Observing 40 Years The Warren County Genealogical Society 0NCGS), which began April 16, 1973, will be observing its 40th anniversary this year. The organization will be provid- ing articles and information of historical significance concerning people, places and things from our part of the county. All regular meetings and programs are the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Warren County Fairgrounds, except January, July, August and Decem- ber, unless otherwise noted. Programs for 2013 meetings are as follows: February 18: Adoption Records and Research, pre- senter - Michelle Spear March 18: Tips and Techniques for using the new FamiySearch.org, presenter - Theresa Liewer April 15: Find-A-Grave, presenter - Melissa O'Brian May 20: Genealogical Gems at the Simpson/Dunn Library, presenter - Cyd Dyer June 17: Picnic in the New Virginia Cemetery, pre- senters Karon King and Cemetery Trustees July 24 - 29: See you at the Warren County Fair at the WCGS Fair Booth September 16: Land Records Online and Onsite, round table format with facilitator Denise Gripp October 21: Second annual Family History Fair, a three-hour special event with more information to come later November 18: Marieta Grissom to present a program Next article will be about James N. Casad) a well- known and popular cashier of the Norwalk Bank. OES Dinner Spaghetti ( This Sunday Fundraiser Members of Good Will Chapter, Order of the East- This Sunday ern Star will host the The Norwalk Music monthly dinner Sunday, Boosters will have a fund- Feb. 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 raiser Spaghetti Dinner p.m. at the Masonic Hall on Main Street. The meal is open to the public. The menu includes hamballs, cheesy potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, bread and homemade pie. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. All proceeds will go to- ward supporting two Nor- walk 8th grade students for their trip to Washing- ton DC tlis summer. KC Lenten Fish Fries Begin Friday The annual Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fries will begin this Frida) Feb. 15, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 720 Orchard Hills Dr., with serving from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The meals continue each Friday through March 22. The menu includes a choice of two fried or baked fish or three pizza slices, with coleslaw, fries, macaroni and cheese, rel- ish, bread and butter and beverage. Cost for the meal is $8 for adults, $5 for senior cit- izens and $3 for children 12 and under. Norwalk Boy Scout Troops will have desserts available each week at their tables, as this is a fundraiser project for them also. Other serving dates are Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 15 and 22. from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Cal's Fine Food and Spirits II, 2351 Sunset Dr. Proceeds will benefit the choir's needs for this year. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for students 12 and un- der and children 2 and under, free. Workshops At Library ..... Mary " Kay Johnson, Adult Services Director at Norwalk Easter Library, has announced two Febru- ary workshops to be held at the library. Computers 101 for en- try-level beginners will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 to 10 a.m. Partici- pants will learn about the mouse, some terminology and navigation strategies. Sign-up at the library or email mkjohnson@nor walk.iowa.gov. There is a limited space of 11 slots. Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Chaplain Eric Johnson, Manager of Pastoral Services for Iowa Health Des Moines (Meth- odist, Lutheran, Blank and Methodist West) will give a workshop on Advanced Directives. He will give guidance and reflection about decisions and ar- rangements that loved ones make with one anoth- er related to the end of life. Pre-register at the library or email mkjohnson@nor walk.iowa.gov. NHS Drill Team Tryouts Registration is due by Thursda34 Feb. 28, for Norwalk High School Drill Team tryouts. Packets are available in the High School Athletic office and in the office at Eastview. Practice schedules are as follows: Tuesday, March 26, and Wednesday, March 27, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. both days at the Norwalk Middle School. Tryouts are at 4 p.m. Friday, March 29, also at the Norwalk Middle School. Notes from Norwalk City Manager By Marketa Oliver City of Norwalk Budget Information: FY 14 Budget Levy Proposed to be the Same The 2013-2014 proposed budget for the City of Norwalk was recently presented to the Mayor and City Council members and the public at a special meeting. The proposed budget is also available on the City's website, www.ci.norwalk.ia.us, under "City Financial Information." The budget provides the financial plan for all City funds and activities for the fiscal year begin- ning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014. The tax levy rate is proposed to be $15.69000 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation, which is the same as the current levy. This budget reflects the City's priorities of maintain- ing strong core services of public safety and public works. The budget includes operational funding to tnaintain current staffing levels as well as upgrade capi- tal equipment. It also includes funding for several capi- tal improvement projects in the public works, parks and utilities areas and to purchase necessary capital equip- ment, such as motorized cots for the ambulances, com- puter equipment, a scanner to archive plans, etc. The following graphs show where the City's money comes from and where it goes. Concluded p. 11 Norwalk Schools Kick Off the Year of the Snake t The Chinese New Year celebration was a success! Thank you to Andy Mogle for all of his hard work. and planning for bringing this event to Norwalk. Thank you also to the volunteers and the host fami- lies. To do events like this we need the support and volunteer help from the community, so thank you to everyone who helped and to those who attended the event! Photo submitted by Norwalk Chamber. By Andy Mogle Norwalk schools helped the Asian community in cen- tral Iowa kick off the Year of the Snake Saturda) Feb. 2. The event marks the beginning of the lunar New Year celebration in the Asian community. The Iowa Chinese Association teamed up with volunteers from the high school, Eastview and the community to transform the Eastview cafeteria and Performing Arts Center into an traditional Asian street fair complete with Kung fu and martial arts demonstrations. Vendors from area groups Concluded p. 2