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f: ~L~. i ~ d~'~;t ,*~ " " 4~"C2~-~7" ,~'"~'r- ~-I~ ~ 91b. " OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Nor-,vaIk Warriors Vol. 45 No. 40 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 email: news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, February 20, 2014 New Pastor at Norwalk's First Baptist Church Trey Perrott is the new Pastor at Norwalk's First Bap- tist Church, located at the corner of Sunset Drive and Marred Drive. His first service at the church was Sun- Polar Plunge Saturday; March 1, the Warren County Sheriff's Office will be hosting their 8th annual Polar Plunge. This plunge is organized day" Jan. 19 to raise money for Special Pastor Perrott served as a youth pastor for almost five "Olympics of Iowa. years in Michigan. Originally from upstate New York, This event will take he came to Iowa to attend Faith Baptist College in place at Lake Ahquabi Ankeny. That is where he met his wife, Janae. While State Park south of attending college in Ankeny, he drove weekly to Indianola. Registration Norwalk to attend the local church. Because he knew will begin at 11 a.m. with the church and community, it was a natural transition the plunge to follow at 12 into ministry for him and the church, p.m. Each participant must He notes that the Norwalk church has a young con- raise a minimum of $75. gregafion with small children and teens and he wants This donation includes a the church to grow on those strengths. He wants to teach long sleeve t-shirt and a about God's forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Withthat post party with food, in mind, he also wants his congregation to reach out drinks, door prizes and a and minister to the needs of the community, silent auction. The couple has two children, James, two-and-a-half, If 'you wish to partici- and Olivia, seven months. Trey enjoys hiking, playing pate, but are "Too Chicken basketball and writing. He likes to express his thoughts to Plunge," you can raise through writing and has written several unpublished the money, get on a team devotional books. His wife enjoys rtmning and likes and receive a shirt for this. hiking with him. For more infofmatioia Pastor Perrott invites area residents to visit the church or to just donate, contact and meet the members and his family. Randy Spurr at 515-961- 1122, Jeanette Steinfeldt at 515-986-5520 or register online at www.first giv ing.com/soiowa. Hurry before the water warms up! Katy Forsythe is Capitol Project Participant The Iowa Secretary of State's office is once again spon- soring Capitol Project, a four'flay interactive educational program for Iowa sophomores and juniors interested " in government and the democratic process. Katy Forsythe, Norwalk High School, was among the par- ticipants. Capitol Pfo)ect is a stepping-stone for future leaders - allowing students to experience government in action and providing lessons in goal setting, teamwork and leadership. The 2014 session takes place from February 17-20. Students {Tom across the state were encouraged to apply and 20 students are chosen to partidpate. February 3 1000 block of Hwy 28, violation of a no contact order. Victim, 41, female, of northwest Warren Students spend four days at the capitol where they County; investigation con- meet with statewide elected officials, legislators, pages tinues. and lobbyists. They work in small groups with bill draft- ers and policy analysts as they imitate the legislative process from brainstorming their legislative ideas to its passage or veto. When not working on their legislative bills, students have the opportunity to observe the gavel- February 6 Keith Martens, Prole, reports theft of, a disabled combine; $2,500 loss. 600 block of Marlou in process and the floor action in both chambers, as well Parkway, Joshua Kazuto as tour the capitol and have dinner with Governor ' Orcutt, 51, Des Moines, WARRIOR Agenda BASEBALL City Coun(il Regular Business Meeting Agenda .CAMP Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m. The Norwalk Warrior 1. Call to order at 6:30 p.m. High School Baseball pro- 2. Approval of Agenda. 3. Presentation(s). gram will be conducting a baseball camp for poten- Library Programming, Director, Holly Sealine tial future Warriors in Tomorrow Plan presentation and discussion - grades 3rd, 4th, 5th and Bethany Wilcox 6th Saturday, March 8. 4. Mayor - Welcome of guests and public comment, Third and 4th grade 3 minute limit, no action. camp will be from 9-11:30 5. Approve Minutes - February 6, 2014 Regular Coun- a.m. and the 5th and 6th cil Meeting. grade camp will run from6. Consent Agenda. 12-2:30 p.m. Expenditures The camp will be held Tax Abatements in the Norwalk High Liquor license renewal for Scott's School gym with instruc- Confirm Utility Advisory Commission ap- tion from the Norwalk pointment of Doug Pierce coaching staff and current Receive and file the January monthly reports varsity players, and treasurers report Registration forms can 7. Consideration of the second of three readings of a be, found on the school revised proposed Ordinance amending the Code of website under "Activities, Ordinances of the City of Norwalk, Iowa, Chapter 167, "Camp Info." The cost is by amending the defined foundation drain removal dis- $30 and includes a camp t- tricts. shirt. For more informa-8. Consideration of a Resolution supporting the tion, contact Head Coach Norwalk Easter Library grant application to the War- Chad Wiedmann at the ten County Philanthropic Partnership. high school, 981-1838. 9. Discussion and consideration of Resolution to ap- Camp registration is due prove Legacy Landing site plan (tabled 1/16/14). Wednesday, Feb. 26. 10. Discussion and consideration of a Resolution re- garding city council meeting times. 11. Council Inquiries and staff updates. 12. Adjournment. SHERIFF'S REPORT [ Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. dences in the neighbor- hood of 140th Avenue and Scotchridge; nothing sto- len. Suspect description: one male, approx, age 40, dark hair, some facial hair; and one male teenager, light colored longer hair. Suspect vehicle light col- ored smaller pickup. Any- one with information about these burglaries or suspicious activity is asked to call the sheriff's Parks and Rec Receives lic Church, 720 Orchard Hills Dr. To celebrate the birthday of scouting, this event will include a silent cake auction, skits, awards and a pasta dinner. RSVP to Norwalkscoutspackl03@gmail.com by Feb- ruary 21. Trees PleaseJ Grant Awards Through its Trees Please! energy efficiency program, MidAmerican Energy Company is providing $21%000 to 75 cities and community organizations promoting energy efficiency throughout its Iowa service territory. Norwalk Parks and Recreation was awarded a $1,000 grant. The grants are based on the individual merits of the project, the benefit to the community and the ability to obtain matching funds. Trees improve energy efficiency by serving as natu- ral windbreaks and providing shade to homes and busi- nesses. Trees beautify parks, roadways and other com- mon spaces within a community. Planting trees also improves air quality and helps protect and nourish the soil. Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds at Terrace Hill. was arrested for OWI 2nd office at 515-961-1122. offense. February 9 I Cub Scouts Banquet February 7 8000 block of Suncrest I 1000 block of Beardsley Drive, Shelby Clark, 22] Cub Scouts Pack 103 Blue and Gold banquet will be Street, Jillian Amber Hig- Des Moines, reported a hit- Sunday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m. at St. John the Apostle Catho- day, 23, Des Moines, was and-run accident. She de- dined pursuing charges. LIBRARY HOURS Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays (Memorial Day-Labor Day) arrested for OWI 1st of- fense and failure to main- tain control. February 8 4000 block of 140th Av- enue; 13000 block Scotch- ridge Road:Steven and Waneta Johnson, Joyce Penick and Mary Koch, all of Carlisle, reported a rash of burglaries/attempted burglaries to their resi- SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 POLICE REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. February 6 Juvenile Disturbance - 200 block of Cherry Street. Harassment Complaint - 900 block of Redwood. February 7 Domestic Situation - 2100 block of Avery - Lori Swensen, 40, was arrested and charged with Domes- tic Abuse Assault and Pos- session of Methamphet- amine. Traffic Crash - Property Damage - Lexington Drive and Crescent Lane. February 10 Credit Card Fraud - 300 block of Thornhill Drive. I Deadiine *ar ads, I I legals e d stories I LN a Friday! 111~ 5