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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, March 12, 2015 NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 1122 Main St. Ste. 1, 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 Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Proofer/Office Established May 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 Newsletter Stan Gustafson Iowa House Representative District 25 This week is Funnel Week and Committees in both the House and Senate have been very busy passing out Bills in order to get them on the calendar for debate. If they are not passed out this week they will be dead for the remainder of the session. The exceptions are those Bills which have been referred to the Appropriations and Ways & Means Committees. Over 500 Bills have been filed on the House's side of the Legislature. Here are some of the Bills which have made it through the House funnel process: HF124 treats Iowa Educational Savings Plans (529s) like IRAs allowing tax deductible contributions into plans until April 30 and is now in the Senate Ways & Means Committee. HSB173 provides additional protections for student data collected by school districts and the state Depart- ment of Education. The state cannot include health, fam- ily voting or political information in student files. HSB204. School boards and their negotiating teams have been forced to build 3-4% yearly raises into their budgets, as well as yearly step increases, putting a fi- nancial strain on districts. This Bill requires an arbitra- tor to compare public and private sector wages, hours and conditions of employment, prohibits an arbitrator from considering the ability of the public employer to levy taxes and allows an arbitrator to choose a point between final impasse offers. HSB201. Iowans will still renew their carry permit every five years, but will only be required to retrain every 10 years. The Bill allows parents to train their chil- dren under the age of 14 how to safely operate a pistol or revolver. It legalizes suppressors and creates a pro- cess for a chief law enforcement officer to approve the necessary paperwork and makes permits to carry and permits to purchase no longer public information, but still available to law enforcement. HF279 focuses on Iowa's fight against synthetic drugs. HF168 exempts 4-H and FFA livestock shown at county fairs, etc., from the calculation of animal units used to determine DNR environmental regulation thresholds. Under this bill the 4-H and FFA show-ani- mal disregard applies to confinement, deep bedded and open feedlot livestock operations. HSB112 seeks to bring attention to and deter future acts of agricultural theft. Across the state more convic- tions have been obtained for theft of agricultural crops, commodities and livestock than auto theft. HSB137 amends the beginning Farmer Custom Tax Credit Code language to allow for a contract term of up to 24-months rather than an annual contract as speci- fied by current law (Iowa Code 16.81.5). HSB187 exempts the sale of honey bees from sales and use tax. HF401 makes changes and corrections to the State Drainage District law to provisions modified last year. HF353 reduces the number of continuing education hours that certified commercial manure applicators Concluded p. 11 Grief Support Group O'Leary Celebration of Life Center is offering a grief support group beginning Monda3 March 16, from 7-8 p.m. This grief support group will meet the third Mon- day of each month and will be held at O'Leary's. It is free of charge and open to any individual grieving the loss of a family member or friend. Everyone is welcome. Contact O'Leary Celebration of Life Center at 981- 0700 for more information. OBITUARY NANCY L. GEIST Services were held Monda March 2, at New Life Lutheran Church for Nancy L. Geist, 77, who died at her Norwalk home Thursday, Feb. 26, En- tombment was at Rest- haven Mausoleum in West Des Moines. Nancy was born Sep- tember 22, 1937 in South Haven, MI to Russell and Evelyn (Myers) Crouse. She was a member of New Life Lutheran Church in Norwalk was active with hospice care and pet sit- ting and volunteered at Luther Park in Des Moines. She enjoyed cook- ing and gardening, but the most important priority in her life was caring for her family. Survivors include her husband, Richard Geist of Norwalk; four children, Teresa (Michael) Cusmano of Gainesville, VA, Brenda Yohman of Jacksonville, NC, Pamela (Bennett) Pot- ter of Wilmington, NC and Jeffrey (Tracy) Geist of Norwalk; seven grandchil- dren, Richard (Lawana) Watters, Natalia (John) McNerney, Nicollette Cus- Nancy L. Geist mano, Olivia Cusmano, Chelsea Cusmano, Grade Geist and Savannah Geist; two great-grandchildren, Noah and Emily Watters. Also a brother, George (Ruth) Crouse of Paw Paw, Michigan and three sisters, Carol Wiley of South Ha- ven, MI, Melinda (Louis) Geresy of Michigan and Joann Crouse of Kalama- zoo, MI. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Timothy Richter. Memorial contributions may be directed to Unity- Point Hospice. OBITUARY KAREN ARLENE LENHART Private services were held in Colorado for Karen Arlene Lenhart, former Norwalk resident, who died Monday, Jan. 26, in Grand Junction, CO. She died of lung cancer two days after her 73rd birth- day. Karen donated to Sev- eral charities, her favorite being the Wounded War- rior Project. She will long be remembered for her love for her grandchildren and also her love for books. Survivors include her children, Dennis Lenhart of Altoona, Jerry Lenhart and Laura Suckow of Norwalk Denise Lenhart- Stonebreaker of Clifton, Karen Arlene Lenhart CO, James Lenhart of Grand Junction, CO and Michael Lenhart of Fruita, CO. Also, 18 grandchil- dren and nine great- grandchildren. QLeary [! Eric E. O'Leary Owner & Director J In Our Care [ Kathryn (Harris) Lewellen ] Age 85 of Ankeny I For complete service information and obituary,[ please visit www.olearyfunerals.com. [ 1020 Main Street, Norwalk (515) 981-0700 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. 515-897-4183 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade 6:30 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 Sunday Morning Services: 8:30 & 10:30 am Disciple City for Children: (18 months-5th grade) Sunday Mornings, 8:30 & 10:30 am Quality childcare provided for children under 18 mo. Sonshine Choir for K-5th: Sunday Evenings, 6 pm New! Fellowship Kids: Wednesday Evenings, 6:30 pm 'Unstoppable" for Jr. High: (6th- 8th grade) Sunday Evenings. 6-7:30 pm 'Unshaken' for Sr. High: (9th- 12th grade) Sunday Evenings, 7:30-9 pm First Baptist Clmrch Sunset Dr. & Mafred 981-4391 Trey Perrott, Pastor 9:30 am Coffee Fellowship 10 am Morning Worship 5:30 pm Sunday Kids and Adult Ministries Class for all ages Nursery Provided. Wednesday Night Link Groups *** New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 www.newlifenorwalk.org Nate Liedtke, Pastor 8:15 am & 10:30 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Childcare Provided *** Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples) 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Travis Stanley, Pastor Marti Stanley, Pastor 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:15 am Church School 10:30 am Worship Nursery Provided Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko 8:15 am Worship 9:15 am Sunday School 10:30 am Worship 5:30 pm Saturday Worship 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 Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 981-4321 harvestchurchcumming.com Thomas Cackler, Pastor Sunday 10 am Worship Christian Life Assembly of God Church Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 Warren Hunsbcrger, Pastor 515-953-0322 l0 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. & St. 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 Jeremy Kidder, Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday *** St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 615 Iowa Ave. 641-764-2752 Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 Don Rothweiler, Pastor, 975-9225 9:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies PROLE Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th St. - 981-4062 Ginni Otto, Pastor Free-will offering Breakfast 8-9:30 am 10 am Worship Adult Sunday School - 11 am INDIANOLA Freedom Fellowship Church (IFFC) 2604 N. Jefferson Way 515-961-5755 Pastor Jeff Rabe Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 9:30 am Sunday Worship 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible Study Tues.-Thurs. is for Community Food Closet. (Please call for availability) 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.