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N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, February 28, 2019 Events at Norwalk Easter Public Library 5 15-981-021 7 1051 North Avenue Thursday, February 28 Rhyme Time, 10:30 am. This storytime focuses on songs and rhymes. Shake shakers, sing, move, and read some short books! Pajama Time, 7:00 pm. On the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, come to the library to read funny stories. Great for all ages. Pajamas welcome. Monday, March 4 Baby Time, 10:30 am. A special story time for babies up to about 18 months and their grownups. Learn lots of songs, rhymes, and bounces! (Fifteen minutes followed by playtime.) A Novel Year Book Club, 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm. This book discussion for adults will meet to discuss The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin. Registration required. Tuesday, March Reading Time, 10:30 am. This storytime focuses on books and pre-reading skills. Read books, sing songs, and do activities! Wednesday, March 6‘ Early Out Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 pm. Drop- in activities every Wednesday if there is school in Norwalk. No registration required. Best for elementary age children, but all ages welcome. On the lst Wednesday of the month, it’s Build! Build imaginative creations with LEGO and more. Thursday, March Rhyme Time, 10:30 am. This storytime focuses on songs and rhymes. Shake shakers, sing, move, and read some short books! AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Now Available Through April 15th, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program, with more than 20 locations across Iowa. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 68 million taxpayers. Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve low- to moderate-income taxpayers at almost 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers, and senior centers nationwide. There’s no fee and an membership is not required. ‘ Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure they know about and understand the latest changes to the US. Tax Code. In 2018, the program’s volunteers helped 2.5 million people navigate complicated tax codes, ensure proper credits and deductions, and file'their federal and state tax returns. Taxpayers who used Tax-Aide received $1.3 billion in income tax refunds and more than $212 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs). They also avoided tax preparation fees and pitches for high- interest tax credit or refund loans.’ To find an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site or more information, including which documents to bring to the tax site, visit aarpfoundation/taxaide or call 1- 888-AARPNOW (1-888-227—7669). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS. ADVERTISE WITH US An ad in our newspaper is a great way to promote your business or upcoming event! There is no time commitment to advertise with us and our newspaper reaches around 1600 people each week. An ad this size only costs $25.50 a week! ! ! Smaller and larger ad sizes are available as well as the opportunity to place inserts in our newspaper. Stop in, call us, or email us today. ,It pays to advertise! V NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES Approximately 9752 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the fall semester 2018 Dean’s List. Students named to the Dean’s List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work. Area students include: Kallie Ann Baughman, 4, Kinesiology and Health; Gabrielle Dubansky, 2, Open Option (LAS); Anna Flatley, 4, Elementary Education; Ryan Alexander Hansen, 4, Computer Engineering; Charles Mark Howell, 3, Physics; and Ashley E. Roth, 4, Public Relations; all of Cumming, and Carter Albrecht, 4, Finance; Alexandra Marie Bennett, 4, Elementary Education; Sara Catherine Bennett, 2, Kinesiology and Health; Casey Lynne Bockenstedt, 4, Marketing; Nicole Opal Bowden. 4, Horticulture; Russell Wayne Burgett, 3, Chemistry; Bailey Connor Clothier, 4, Hospitality Management; Nathan Kort Coonrod, 4, Electrical Engineering; Riley Ann Dunn, 4, Landscape Architecture; Jordan Lee Edwards, 4, Graphic Design; Rachel A. Feikema, 3, Public Relations; Will Fraser, 4, Management; Abigail Faith Goeser, 4, Apparel, Merchandising, and Design; Cody Goeser, 4, Biology; Alexandria Lynn Gudenkauf, 4, Kinesiology and Health; Michaela Rose Henke, 4, Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration; Blake M. Hoover, 4, Agricultural Business; Beatrice Illian Hosier, 4, Mathematics; Marit Marie Hovey, 2, Global Resource Systems; Emily Morgan Jensen, 4, Interior Design; Myranda Desiree Johnson, 4, Elementary Education; Samuel David Jorgensen, 4, Computer Science; Ashlynn Ruby Kile, 2, Elementary Education; Emilie F. Kitterman, 2, Environmental Science (AGLS); John Michael McCurnin, 2, Pre-Business; Makayla Marie McDonald, 2, Criminal Justice Studies; Branden Michael Moreau, 4, Chemical Engineering; Daniel James Obley, 4, Management; Matthew Garett Poppe, 4, Industrial Technology; Katherine J. Ranch, 4, Kinesiology and Health; Rebecca K. Sharpe, 1, Kinesiology and Health; Caitlyn Lydia Shipley, 1, Early Childhood Education; Olivia Kate Steenhoek, 2, Pre- Architecture; Samuel Markus Steenhoek, 4, Finance; Keely Huston Tyler, 4, Apparel, Merchandising, and Design; Morgan Leigh Wisnieski, 4, Early Childhood Education; all of Norwalk, and Madison Riley Hall, 4, Linguistics; and Hunter Lee Pappan, 3, Business Economics; both of Prole. *‘k‘k‘kir Students named to the fall semester 2018 Deans List were recently announced by the Office of the Registrar at the University of Minnesota Crookston. To qualify for a place on the Deans List, students must complete 12 or more letter-graded (A-F) credits while attaining a 3.66 grade point average. Students on the Deans List include: Finance student Jarrod Buhr, Norwalk. um Tyler French of Cumming was one of 27 Wartburg College students or recent graduates to win an award at the annual Iowa College Media Association awards February 7th in Des Moines. French earned second place in the Best Sportscasting division for Wartburg versus East Texas women’s basketball. um Simpson College congratulates students named to the 2018 fall semester Dean’s List. Students named to the Dean’s List earned a 3.7 to 3.99 GPA. Local students on this list include Benjamin Aveni of Cumming; and Alizabeth Ad’ams’; Andrew Bowles; Megan Hatfield; Justin Hovey; Ryan Hovey; Jaycie Owens; Jacob Potratz; and Morgan Taylor; all of Norwalk. WI“ Nffiir-fii‘fi. tflfifihhfi fiafifilfl'lflfi In-Floor ~ Geothermal Heating "Insured Certified" 989-0106 SALES SERVICE ~ REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL Simpson College congratulates students named to the 2018 fall semester President’s List. Students named to the President’s List earned a 4.0 GPA. Local students on this list include Amron Born; Christopher Bowles; and Matthew Taylor; all of Norwalk, and Timothy Hornback of Prole. Simpson College held commencement on December 15th, 2018. Zachary Webster of Norwalk graduated with a BA in Management. Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours at the college. Students from the area earning this distinction include Brady Emswiler, Norwalk. ‘4’:**** Undergraduate students at the University of Iowa in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the Tippie College of Business who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher on 12 semester hours or more of U1 graded course work during a given semester or summer session and who have no semester hours of I (incomplete) or 0 (no grade reported) during the same semester are recognized by inclusion on the Dean’s List for that semester. Students named to the fall 2018 Dean’s List include: Emily Flood; Paul Frederick; Aaron Gremler; Krisanne Myers; and Jacqueline Pose; all of Cumming; Kennedy Berkenpas; Lilly Corrigan; Jordyn Cox; Seth Fox; Alexandra Gilchrist; Carter Gornick; Carly Gosch; Brooke Heldt; Shane Hochstetler; Levi Lorenz; Margaret Luzier; Jenna Riordan; Rebecca Scribano; and Matthew Stefan; all of Norwalk; and Lauren Noga of Prole. The following area student received a degree from the University of Iowa at the close of the fall 2018 semester: Cannon Ridgeway of Norwalk received a BA-Psychology degree. The following local students have been named to the President’s List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a perfect 4.0 GPA during the Fall 2018 semester at Drake. Included are: Kaylee Olson, of Cumming; Rachel Garner and Joseph Vivone, both of Norwalk; and Riley Borst, of Prole. I . The following local students have been named to the Dean’s List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the Fall 2018 semester. at Drake. Included are: Halie Reznik, of Cumming; and Sophia Arbogast; McKenzie Coons; Noah Daniels; Noah Hamoud; Shelby Starace; and Taylor Tomlinson, all of Norwalk. Mid": Upper Iowa University has announced the Dean’s List for the 2018 fall semester. To be honored, a student must have earned a} minimum 3.50 grade point average for the semester and‘be enrolled as a full-time student. The honorees included: Eleanor Dunlap, an Art major; and Armando Garcia, a Business Admin major; both of Norwalk. ~It'it’it‘lr‘l: More than 360 students earned a spot on the fall 2018 dean’s list for Central College. The honor is awarded to full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale while taking 12 or more graded credit hours for the semester. The following local students earned a spot on the dean’s list: Joshua Phillips and Jen Kern, both of Norwalk. ’ ***** Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) students from the NorWalk area have received scholarships from the DMACC Foundation for the; spring semester. The recipients include: Alexis Herron, Liberal Arts, Norwalk, $500 General - West Campus. ‘ ***** Tori Van Velzen, Norwalk, is a member of the Central College women’s track and field team. Central will kick off its outdoor season March 29th at the Washington University Invitation in St. Louis, Mo. Van Velzen, a junior, has received one varsity letter; was named all-Iowa Conference for the 2018 outdoor season; record for 2018 outdoor: 3rd — high jump, 2018 indoor: t-6th high jump; '