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Thursday, March 7, 2019 N/Warren Town and County News Page Five Norwalk Police Report This information was obtained directly from the Norwalk Police Department. Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. February 22nd Traffic Stop - Sunset Dr and Lakewood Dr. Admir Isakovic, Norwalk, was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Subject was cited and released to appear at a later date. Traffic Stop- Sunset Dr and Lakewood Dr. Mayela Flores, Norwalk, was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance -Marijuana 1st. Subject was cited and released to appear at a later date. '' Febrti 23rd Narcotic Violation- 1900 blk of Cedar St. Brandyne Olin, Norwalk, was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Para' hernalia. Subject was cited and released to appear at a later date. February 25th Theft - 800 blk of Main St. Mohamed Yonis, Norwalk, was arrested and charged with Theft in the 5th degree, Public Intoxication 1st Offense, and Interfere with Official Acts. Subject was processed and transported to Warren County Jail. February 27th Vehicle Crash - North Ave & State 28/Sunset Dr. Vehicle driven by Jacob Harbin, Forrest City, struck a vehicle driven by Tad Ruther, Norwalk. Information was taken and a report was forwarded to the Iowa Department of Transportation. Identity Theft - Connecticut. Fraudulent use of social security number reported. Information was taken and a report was made. 1051 Events at Norwalk Easter Public Library North Ave nue ~' '~ 515-9 81-0 217 Thursday, March 7 Rhyme Time, 10:30 am. This storytime focuses on songs and rhymes. Shake shakers, sing, move, and read some short books! Monday, March 11 Baby Time, 10:30 am. A special story time for babies up to about 18 months and their grownups. Learn 10ts Of songs, rhymes, and bounces! (Fifteen minutes followed by playtime.) Tuesday, March 12 Reading Time, 10:30 am. This storytime focuses on books and pre-reading skills. Read books, sing songs, and do activities! Wednesday, March 13 Early Out Wednesdays, 2:30 o 3:30 pm. Drop- in activities every Wednesday if there is school in Norwalk:!ii: o registration required. Best for elemen : !;age children, but all ages welcome. On the 2nd nesday of the month, it s Make! Make art projects ith a variety of materials :: Thursday, March i4 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 pro. Join us in the evening to read funny stories. Great for all ages; pajamas welcome. Deadline for all legals, news stories, and advertising is noon on Fridays. Troy Ohnemus Legislative Newsletter Stan Gustafson Iowa House Representative District 25 stan.gustafson@legis.iowa.gov R February 28, 2019 SAVE: HF546 has been introduced and placed on the particular high-needs teaching areas in Iowa, and the Ways and Means Committee calendar. An set Iowa'sscoresaccordingly. Additionally aone-year extension of SAVE demonstrates our commitment to temporary license is created to give those teacher supporting Iowa's schools. This is in addition to the candidates additional time to pass the test, which is $90 million in new funding that was signed into law sometimes only offered in limited windows that may earlier this session and the unprecedented flexibility not line up with the end of their program and the that we have provided to local districts over the last beginning of their teaching. HF513 and SF159 are several years. SAVE has served as an important tool ready for floor consideration in their respective for schools to make important improvements that chambers. ensure modern facilities, safe classrooms, and state Budgeti FY2020 Butl et priorities include: of the art technology that enhance students' Increasing K-i2 Educa tion by $90 million; educational experience. However, SAVE is set to Ensuring Access to Health Care through I0wa's expire in 2029, which is making it difficult for schools Critical Access Hospitals $1.6 million increase; to secure financing for criticalinfrastructure projects. Committing to Future Ready Iowa - $17.7 Extending SAVE is a top priority this session, and we million; Additional Funding for Nursing Homes have already begun advancinglegislation that would serving Iowans on Medicaid - $19 million do this through 2050. SAVE is important for a number increase; Protecting Iowans' Safety by providing of reasons including: Resources for school additional funds for the Department ofPublic Safety; infrastructure: Since the creation of SAVE, the Expanding Access to Health Care in Rural Iowa number of bond referendums has decreased by Recruiting Additional Providers-$700,000 dramatically and property tax increases are no longer increase. Continuing Iowa's Investment in the only way to finance building improvements.Higher Education-Increasing support for Iowans Prioritized school safety: We began addressing this seeking higher education will be part of the FY 2020 topic last session, providing schools with increased budget beyond what is included in Future Ready flexibility, requiring schools to develop a high-quality Iowa. Increases for all three legs of Iowa's higher emergency response plan, and authorizing SAVE education system will be part of the House dollars to pay for security upgrades. This legislation Republican budget. Community Colleges will receive requires that schools prioritize upgrades like secure an additional $7 million in FY 2020 under the House entrances, security cameras, and other safety Republican plan. Improving Iowa's Mental Health enhancements, before using SAVE funds on athletic System -$5.3 million increase. facilities. Better technology for students: Schools Funnel Week: The first funnel week will be March are able to use SAVE funds to make technology 4 through March 7. During funnel' week, all the improvements in their districts. Career readiness Committees and subcommittees will be focusing on and workforce training: HF546 directs funds togetting Bills voted out of Committees. Most of the help school districts establish career academies. This Bills which do not makeit out of Committee are dead will result in new and better science labs, computer for the Session. You can check on the status of a Bill labs, and technicallabs in skilled trades for schools, by going to the Legislative website: These academies will help implement Future Ready www.legis.iowa.gov/ Iowa by giving students the ability to explore career Forum: I usually attend the Norwalk Town Ha l options that'are in high de'and in their local area Meeting the second Sa rday of the month 9:00 Significant property tax relief: Currently, 2.1% ' " : " to 10:30 am at City Hall. he next one is Sat-.rd y of the funds generated from the SAVE tax are devoted to reducing property taxes for local residents. Under HF546 that portion will increase to 12% over the next 10 years (a 470% increase), resulting in more than $120 million in annual property tax relief at full implementation. This is a major improvement compared to the current rate. Teacher shortage in Rural Iowa: The ]egislatUre took steps last week to help rural districts, particularly border communities, attract and retain newly qualified teachers, a difficult task in some areas. There is a compromise to allow the Department of Education to set passing scores that are more in line what other states are doing. They are to consider not only the passing scores set in our surrounding states, but also In-Floor -- Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" SALES ~ SERVICE ~ REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL Now Acceptin. g Ap plications Norwalk Park II Apartments 1-2 Bedrooms Community Center 24/7 MeAntenance Rental Assistance May Be 515-981-4424 www.national-management.com March 9th. Have a news item for the paper? Send.it to us Dy email at news@norwalk newspaper.corn Extra copies of the Norwalk paper can be purchased : at Osey's, KUm '& Go, Git-N- Go, and Fareway. Meeting Rentals avadable / a week at 8:00am. 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