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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR AND NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT ll,l,,l,,l,,hl,h,l,,l,,h,l,l,,l,l,ll,,,,ll .... III, ,,I,1,1,1 Vol. 42 No. 46 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 emaih news@ norwalknewspaper.c0m Thursday, April 7, 2011 SCHOOL UPDATES I NHS DRAMATO -h By Kate Baldwin Ii PRESENT Maybe Business Manager I Baby It's You Norwalk Community School District J Spring is in the air and Qth: / SO is love. This clever com- edy about the search for By Mayor Doug Pierce J the most elusive of entities, As most of you probably will have heard by the time the soul mate, is told in a series of eleven vignettes this article is printed, Councilman John Putbrese sub- that cover everything from mitted, his resignation as a Norwalk City Councilman the first kiss to the not-so- that was effective March 22, 2011. John stated, "At this golden years of marriage, time I have business interests that are consuming my Maybe Baby It's You in- time and I am unable to give the attention needed to volves a large cast of 32 adequately serve our community as a councilman." I students enacting comical appreciate John's respect for the responsibilities to be a and touching scenes de- councilman and his willingness to step down rather than scribing love and romance, not be able to give the job the time and attention that it This year's play will berequires. John has served well representing the citizens of Norwalk and will be missed, although, he did state Pictured, left to fight: Board Members Deb Hobbs and George Meinecke, Super- held Friday, April 15, and intendent Denny Wulf, Business Manager Kate Baldwin, Board Member Tom Saturday, April 16, at 7that if time and condifions permit in the future, hemay Phillips, Activities Director A1 Lammers and Board President Katherine Schmidt. p.m. in the High School run again. On behalf of the Council, City Staff and Board Member Rick Kaul is not pictured. Photo submitted. Gym. myself, I want to thank John for his dedication and com- .... ~:'=: -~ . Tickets are available at mitment to serving so professionally! He has provided Norwalk Schools competition during high athletic surface. Brian the door only. Cost for ad- objectiveleadership and guidance in moving Norwalk, hosted a grand opening school while learnin.g how Beaird of Des Moines As- mission is $5 for adults a city in transition, forward in a very positive and re- event for the 11 new ten- to play a lifelong activity, phalt presented a plaque and $3 for students. Come sponsible way. You will be missed, John, but we also nis courts Saturday, March Coach Marshall Enderlinto the District to com-be entertained by a mix of know that you are just a phone call away for advice and 26th. Under the threat of gave a brief history of the memorate the award, quirky personalities such support. Thanks for a Job Well Done! snow as March was "going Norwalk tennis program,Following the event, as Medea The Goddess of Yesterday, March 30% I was asked to be part of the out like a lion," over 100 sharing memories of guests were served a Vengance, a cranky older Police Department's Award Ceremony. At that event, loyal tennis players and alumni players and previ- barbeque luncheon pre- divorced couple, and atwo officers were highlighted for going above and be- fans came out to celebrate ous coaches, pared and served by ten- charming doctor who isyond: Officer Brad Criswell was selected as the "Police Officer of the Year" for the second time in his tenure with school students and Like the community of nis coaches Marshall perfect in every way-ex- with Norwalk and Officer Trevor Martin received the staff. The courts all Norwalk, the tennis pro- Enderlin, Kristen Geisler, cept one. These and other dressed in their U.S. Open gram has come a long way Korri ClarkWilt, and Kaila characters are sure to make "Top Gun" Award. Congratulations to both of these officers for their accomplishments, professionalism and blue finish color could not since its inception in 1975. Ballard, staff members you laugh when put into a have looked finer. The original four courts Gwen Enderlin and Jeff wide array of hilarious dedication! Both officersreceived traveling trophiesthat Athletic Director A1 were built by the City of Heltman, and community situations. I was honored to present to them. As I have mentioned Lammers welcomed the Norwalk for school and member Kirby Summers. in other articles, Norwalk is blessed to have such a su- group and thanked the community use. It was a great day, mark- perb group of officers serving our community. School Board, administra- Mayor Doug Pierce ing another celebration of Have a Safe and Happy Easter, hopefully, being tion, construction profes- spoke on behalf of the new facilities at Norwalk able to share it with family and friends! sionals and the citizens of City's Parks and Rec Pro- Schools. Norwalk for providing gram, thanking the School first-rate facilities for the District for the great part- Collecting For Girl Scout Cookie PE and athletic programs, nership that has been fos- Haven House Sale Saturday These courts will provide tered by the community Members of the Warren Linn Grove many years of recreational tennis courts throughout County Leadership Insti- Girl Scout Troop 130 of Up Norwalk will be selling Monthly Meal enjoyment to the public the years. Kate Baldwin can tute are collecting un- and memorable thrills for acknowledged Echo Val- wanted items for the Ha- Girl Scout cookies at April 14 student tennis teams, ley Country Club for al- ven House in Indianola,Fareway, 1711 Sunset Dr.,Members ofLinnGrove Board President lowing the School District which houses homeless Saturda) April 9, begin- United MethodistChurch, Katherine Schmidt ex- tennis students to use their families in Warren County ning at 10 a.m. and con- 7483 50th, Prole, will host pressed deep appreciation tennis courts for the past , until they can get back on tinuing until the cookies their "free-will offering" for the new State sales tax 30+ years as a simple cour- their feet. The needs right are gone. This is the last dinner Thursday, April 14, revenues provided to local tesy to the school. Coach now include unwanted, weekend to buy cookies from 5 to 7 p.m. at the schools to fund projects Kristen Geisler expressed lightly worn, furniturefor 2011. church. Meals canbe dine- like the tennis courts,her gratitude, stating that (beds, bedding, chairs, so- All eight kinds of cook- in or carry out. Shortly after giving her Norwalk's courts will be fas, etc.), home furnishings ies will be available. They The menu is chili dogs, address, Schmidtpicked admired by visiting teams. N (lamps, tables, etc.), are Caramel deLites, baked macaroni and up her racket and headed Des Moines Asphalt kitchenware (plates, pots, shortbread, Peanut Butter cheese, vegetable, dessert Patties, Thin Mints, Peanut and beverage. There is no out to the courts to play a was one of the major con- pans, etc.), and cleaning Butter Sandwiches, Lem- cost for the meal, but a quick match with a local tractors that helped install supplies. tennis fan and parent, the tennis courts, applying Bring items Saturday, onades, Thanks-a-Lots and free-will offering will be Natalie Grant. the asphalt surface. The April 16th, from 10 a.m. to Shout-Outs. The cookies accepted. For more Superintendent Denny company received an 2 p.m. to the Old Masonic are $3.50 perbox. Proceeds informtion, call 981-4062 Wulf spoke to the tennis award from the Asphalt Temple in Indianola from the cash-only cookie . or go to www.gbgrn- team students in the audi- Paving Association of (across from the Warrenbooth will be used to help umc.org/linngrove. ence, reminding them that Iowa for the superior County Administration fund troop activities. their programis extremely craftsmanship of the as- Building at 301 N. valuable, providing great phalt installation for an Buxton).