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Page Six N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, February 28, 2019 Daddy-Daughter Dance February’s Parks and Recreation Daddy-Daughter Dance was a huge success. Pictured below are participants dancing the night away. Photos were provided by the Norwalk Parks and Recreation department. Have a news item for the paper? Send it to us by email at news@norwalknewspaper.com Returns and Surplus Your 0%“ Everything v State 1273. Main st. Osceola: M New to Southern Iowa Where you save 50% or 60% or More on every purchase. Norwalk Police Report :1, This information was obtained directly from the Norwalk Police Department. Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. February 15th Barred Driver — High Rd & Main St. Kody Knox, Des Moines, was arrested for Driving While Barred ~habitual offender. Subject was cited and released to appear at a later date. Narcotic Violation Beardsley St. Ryan Lane, Des Moines, was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Subject was cited and released to appear at a later date. February 16th Vehicle Crash — 4900 blk of Wakonda Dr. Melissa Beall, Iowa Falls, struck a parked vehicle owned by Erick Danielson, Norwalk. Information was taken and a report was forwarded to Iowa Department of Transportation. Theft from Residence 500 blk of Center St. Multiple items were taken from inside the home. Information was taken and a report was made. Case remains under investigation. February 17th Theft from Residence/ Identity Theft — 500 blk of Center St. Bracelet was reported missing and fraudulent charges reported on bank and credit cards. Information taken for report, case remains under investigation. February 18th Hit and Run Vehicle Crash — Beardsley St and Hwy 28. Vehicle owned by Doll Distributing, Des Moines, was struck while legally parked in a parking lot. Accident occurred on private property. Information was taken and a report was forwarded to Iowa Department of Transportation. February 19th Warrant Arrest 4000 blk of Devlin Dr Jason Ansley, Norwalk, was arrested on active charges from Warren County Sheriff’s Department. Subject was detained and transferred over to Warren County Sheriff’s Department. February 20th Narcotic Violation — W North Ave and Orchard Hills Dr. Lee Wiggins, Cumming, was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana lst, Possession of Controlled Substance lst, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Subject was processed and transported to Warren County Jail. February 21st Traffic stop — 1000 blk of Sunset Dr. Cody Hurst, of Des Moines, was arrested and charged with Interference with Official Acts, bodily injury result, Assault on Persons in Certain Occupations causing bodily injury, No Valid Driver’s License, Operation of a Non Registered Vehicle, and Outside Warrant. Subject was processed and transported to Warren County Jail. INDOOR TURF SPACE FOR RENT Indoor turf space available for rent in the NonNalk/Prole area. 60’x55' insulated, heated, professional astroturf. Great for baseball, softball, soccer. football, general training, birthday parties, etc. $40/hr or discount for multiple rentals. Insured. Contact Brian at 515-779-1290 Photo Printing is a full commercial printer located in Carlisle, Iowa. If you have a flyer, letterhead, envelope, brochure, magazine, newsletter, book, etc., that you would like to have printed, give us a call for a Free Estimate. Photo Printing, Inc. 210 S. lst Street Carlisle, Iowa 50047 515-989-3251 Legislative Newsletter Stan Gustafson Iowa House Representative District 25 stan.gustafson@legis.iowa.gov February 21, 2019 Funnel Week: The first funnel week will be March 4 through March 7. During funnel week, all the Committees and subcommittees will be focusing on getting Bills voted out of Committees. Those Bills which do not make it out of Committee are dead for the Session. You can check on the status of a Bill by going to the Legislative website: https:// www.1egis.i0wa.gov/ Budget: Development of the state budget took a major step forward on Tuesday when House Republicans unveiled their framework for a responsible, conservative budget in Fiscal Year 2020. The House proposal provides $7.668 billion from the General Fund to state programs beginning July 1, 2019. The proposal funds the commitment made to Iowa’s public school system with the adoption of the 2.06% increase to state school aid and increases for school transportation costs. The budget design also allows for new resources to be used for Iowa’s public safety, corrections, and judicial systems. This is all' done while ensuring that state spending is less than what Iowa is projected to collect in tax revenue for the year. The budget targets are very close to what Governor Reynolds proposed in her Condition of the State speech last month. The House plan spends $9.5 million more than what the Governor recommended in her budget. Both plans spend below the limits imposed by Iowa’s expenditure limitation law ($7 .8807 billion). There is room in the Budget to fund things like K-12 education, Community colleges, Regent universities, Iowa Tuition Grants, Future Ready Iowa, Medicaid, Mental health reforms, Rural hospitals, Broadband and housing initiatives for rural Iowa, Prisons and the Iowa State Patrol. Education: Last week the House Education Committee approved a bill, on a bipartisan vote, v extending the sunset date on the statewide penny sales tax that provides funding for school infrastructure to year 2051. The fund, in which the penny is deposited, is called the SAVE (Secure an Advanced Vision for Education) fund. New language this year that was not in last year’s bill is intent language to provide some measures of security in school buildings. Before districts. are allowed to use their funds for athletic facilities, the district must ensure that all school buildings are secured with locked entrances, cameras, and other security features. Lastly, the bill also put some accountability on the use of SAVE funds. Both the building of athletic facilities and the district use of SAVE dollars to back bonding projects will see more .transparency as the school board must adopt a resolution and hold a public hearing on these two uses of SAVE funds. Voters will then have the opportunity to petition and stop such projects if they choose. The Senate is moving a similar bill, concurrently, which has passed their Education Committee as well. Next up for both chambers is action through the Ways and Means committees. To View the SAVE annual report, visit the Department of Education’s website here: https://educateiowa.gov/ sites/files/ed/documents/FYl 8%2OSAVE %20Legislative%20Report.pdf Teacher of the Year: The Department of EduCation and the Governor are looking for nominations for 2020’s Iowa Teacher of the Year award. The award provides an opportunity to recognize an Iowa teacher who motivates, challenges, and inspires excellence; who is respected by students and peers; who is a dedicated professional that helps nurture hidden talents and abilities; who is a creative, caring individual; who takes teaching beyond textbooks and blackboards; and who is an exceptional teacher helping to redefine American education. Nominations can come from anyone, including students, parents, school administrators, colleagues, college faculty members and associations. Nomination forms can be found on the Iowa Department of Education’s website: https://www.educateiow_a.gov/pk- 12/award-exchange-programs/iowa-teacher-year-toy. They are due April 1, 2019. Prior Teachers of the Year have included Shelly Vroegh —— 5th Grade — Lakewood Elementary School, Norwalk (2017) and Charity Campbell — Physical Education — Norwalk Middle School, Norwalk (2012). DNR: The DNR is hosting a series of town hall-‘style meetings where local staff will provide updates on recently completed hunting seasons, discuss possible changes to hunting rules and regulations, and address other topics as requested. The meetings are open to the public. The meeting in Des Moines is Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Izaak Walton League, 4343 George Flagg Pkwy. Forum: I usually attend the Norwalk Town Hall Meeting “ the second Saturday of the month 9:00 am to 10:30 am at City Hall. The next one is Saturday, March 9th.