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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, March 1, 2012 NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 727 Main St., Norwalk, IA 50211 515-981-0406 A weekly publication of Klein Publications, Inc. Published every Thursday in Norwalk, Iowa Official newspaper for Norwalk, Cumming, Norwalk Community School District and Warren County. Member of Iowa Press Association and National Newspaper Association Steven F. Klein Publisher Sally Huntoon Advertising/Managing Editor Mary Lou Gray Reporter/Proofer/Computers Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Proofer/Office EstablishedMay 1968 by Dorothy L. Graham Subscription Rates: $18 per year - Single Copy 50 cents Senior Citizens and College Students $15 per year Residents outside Warren, Madison & Polk Co. - $24 per year Periodicals Postage Paid at Norwalk, Iowa and Additional Mailing Offices ALL COPY/ADS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12 NOON FRIDAY TO INSURE .PUBLICATION IN NEXT ISSUE We reserve the right to accept or refuse all advertising. We reserve the right to cancel any advertisement at any time. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to P.O. Box 325, Norwalk, IA50211 Member of: National Newspaper Association Iowa Newspaper Association Legislative News By State Representative Julian B. Garrett j ulian.garrett@legis.state.ia.us Funnel Week Last week was a funnel week. Most bills that have not passed out of a committee in either the House or Senate are dead for the session. Exceptions are appro- priations bills and tax bills and "leadership bills" or bills sponsored by the leaders of the House or Senate. It is possible that some bills that did not survive the funnel date could be revived as amendments to other bills. Last week we concentrated on passing bills out of the ap- propriate committees so they would not die. This week we will go back_to working o n appropriations bills as well as other bills that are eligible for floor debate. E-VerifyBill Advances Last week my e-verify bill passed out of the House Judiciary Committee by a 13-8 vote. We voted down a Democrat amendment that would have limited its ap- plication to the State of Iowa and companies doing busi- ness with the State. As passed, the bill requires all Iowa employers to use the e-verify program. E-verify is a fed- eral program that allows employers to check to see if someone they are hiring is in the country legally and can be legally hired. I believe this approach is our best tool in stopping those who are in the country illegally from coming to Iowa. More and more states are passing laws that require the use of e-verify, though the details differ. E-verify protects both the employer who obeys the law and the citizen or legal immigrant who is look- ing for work. It is now eligible to be voted on the floor of the House. I will now be working to get at teast 51 votes for it so we can pass it in the House and send it over to the Senate. Ultrasound Prior to Abortion Among the bills that did not come up for a commit- tee vote was House File 2033 that would have required that before an abortion is performed there would have to be an ultrasound imaging of the baby and the woman would have to be given the opportunity to view the ul- trasound image and the woman would have to be given the option of hearing a description of the ultrasound image and hearing the heartbeat of the baby. I received the most e-mails on this bill that I have ever received on a bill both pro and con. I would have voted for the bill had it come up for a vote. I understand that it may come up later, however. Mental Health Reform Work continues on the mental health reform bill. We did pass a bill out of the Human Resources Committee last week to avoid funnel issues, but I was assured that it is still open to amendments. I have concerns about several parts of the huge bill. A number of legislators have put in untold hours over the summer and during the session working on this bill. The House and Senate have different versions. It is hard to predict what the final bill will look like. You may remember that I served on one of the work groups that met over the summer to work on the bill. I am continuing to follow the progress on the bill. Forums Saturday, March 3, I will be at the Farmers and Mer- chants Bank in St. Charles at 10 a.m. for a forum. OBITUARY FRANCES VIRGINIA STEIGERWALT Services were held Thursda)4 Feb. 23 in Jefferson for Frances Virginia Steigerwalt, 93, Jefferson, who died Saturda Feb. 18, at The New Homestead in Guthrie Center. Burial was at Highland Township Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, November 6, 1995; her parents; three brothers, Merle, Marion and Frank; and a sister, June Greenlee. Survivors include her children, Lila Mary (Terry) Youtsey of Missoula, MT, Dennis Lee (Sharon) Steigerwalt of Gallatin, MO, Frank E. Steigerwalt of Clare and Jan Kay (Jeff) Walker of Norwalk; two sis- ters, Hilda Moralez of Montrose, CO and Mary Ann Sheeder of Guthrie Center; a brother, Jim (Judee) Vaughan of Yale; and five grandchildren, Aaron (Kristy) Steigerwalt, Eric (Tanya) Steigerwalt, Melissa (Nathan) Herald, Vicky (Chance) Farrell, and Adam Walker. She is also survived by three step-grandchildren, two great-granddaughters and three great-grandsons. AGENDA Concluded from p. 1 Hubbell Commercial C. Establish a Public'Hearing date and first read- ing of a proposed Franchise Fees Ordinance D. Discussion of a potential dog park within the City of Norwalk VIII. Reports-Mayor; Councilmembers-Murillo, Curtis, Delker, Leto and Sylvester; City Administrator; Department Heads-Development Services Director, Public Works Director, City Clerk, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Library Director and Parks & Recreation Direc- tor IX. Adjournment LIBRARY 50 YEARS Concluded from p. 1 along with fruit, muffins and breakfast casseroles. The entire event will be a free-will donation toward raising money for an auto- matic door for the library. This door will accommo- date not only our physi- cally-challenged patrons, but also parents with small children and others whose arms may be full of books upon arriving at the li- brary entrance. Receive a tasty breakfast; perhaps snag a book for which you have been looking, as well as showing support for YOUR library! Last, but not least, is something for our toddlers and their parents. Nor- walk Toddler Fest, being held at the Norwalk Eastview 8/9 School 1600 North Ave. Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., is a fun morn- ing of FREE activities dedi- cated to children ages 2 to 5 years old and their par- ents/caregivers. Several agencies throughout War- ren County will be avail- able to offer information and activities. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 l00ert00ne Monument 1514 North Lincoln, Suite C Knoxville, IA 641-828-7172 (Knoxville Insurance Building) Custom Memorials of granite and Bronze visit us at bertrandmonument.com and online monument design Marion County's only locally owned Monument Shop ! Start the day off right! matters 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwlo/.com 1 SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches NORWALK Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (LC-MS) 515 Sunset Dr. 981-0226 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School/Bible Study Wednesday Confirmation 6:30 pm-7:45 pm Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. www.2thecrossroads.com Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 am Worship Nursery & Children's Programming 3 years old through 5 th grade Wed. 6:30 pm K-12 th grades Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fccnorwalk.org Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship Disciple City Classes 18 too.-5 th grade Nursery also provided. 6 pm Sun. St. High 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service 6:30 pm Jr. High First Baptist Church Sunset Dr. & Marred - 981-4391 Justin Lundberg, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15 am Sunday School Class for all ages Nursery Provided 6 pm Evening Service 7 pm - Wednesdays Bible Study & Youth Hour New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 www.newli fenorwalk.org Nate Liedtke, Pastor 8:15 am Traditional 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Nursery Provided 7 pm Yonth-led Worship Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples) 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Dayna Kinkade, Pastor 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:15 am Church School 10:30 am Worship 6 pm The Gathering Service Nursery Provided Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko 8:15 & 10:45 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Nursery Provided St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 720 Orchard Hills Dr. 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Father John Ludwig Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 pm Saturday Masses: 5 pm Saturday 9 am Sunday Nursery, Sunday School CUMMING Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 981-432 l www.harvestchurchiowa.com 10 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm DES MOINES Christian Life Assembly of God Church Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 Warren Hunsberger, Pastor 515-953-0322 10 am Worship Children's Ministry, 0-5 Kids' Church 6 years & up Nursery ages 0-2 6:30 pm- Wed. Elevate Youth Grace Baptist Church 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www.gracecares.net Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and Women's Ministry Nursery Provided. Mt. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 MARTENSDALE Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Gary Crandall, Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday Jr. High Youth: 6:30 pm Wednesday Awana: 6:30 pm Wednesday St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 641-764-2752 Meeting at Church of the Assumption in Churchvi!le Keith Lingwall, Pastor, and Ron Mohr, Pastor 222-1531 9:30 am Education/Fellowship 10:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies *ge* eROLE Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th, Prole - 981-4062 Cindy Hiekman, Pastor 9:45 am Sunday School 11 am Worship Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Robert Harting, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15, Sunday School The above free listings are to Help newcomers know the Regular worship schedules of Norwalk-area churches. Special Events and services will not be listed here. *** Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! 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) !