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April 9, 2015

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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors Warren SMALLTOWNPAPERS \\; "! 217 WEST COTA ST. SHELTON WA 98584-2263 HiMi,h,l,q.l,ld.l.ll,,I.IIIl,,.Id.,I,l00."'llql Town and County ws .50 M Vol. 46 No. 47 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 email: news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, April 9, 2015 NHS Prom Grand March Area residents are invited to attend the 2015 Prom Grand March Saturday; April 25, in the Norwalk High School Auditorium at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $2. Those attending will be able to see the Norwalk High School students in their prom attire. Proceeds will go to the After Prom party. Students who wish to participate need to sign up in the high school office by Wednesday, April 15. Adults Program at Library Have you ever wanted to explore the library "after hours?" Talk, laugh and be loud in the library? Eat yummy snacks, drink a glass of wine and listen to ex- cellent music in the stacks? Find beautiful paintings, pottery and photographs scattered throughout the library? You can do all these things...if you want to chance it. Visit the library or check the NEPL Foundation fundraiser page online for details - https://sites.google. com/site/neplfoundation/fundraisers. State Auditor's Report On Warren County Auditor of State Mary Mosiman recently released an audit report on Warren County, Iowa. The County had local tax revenue of $67,374,300 for the year ended June 30, 20]4, which included $2,377,980 in tax credits from the state. The County forwarded $54,291,639 of the local tax revenue to the townships, school districts, cities and other taxing bodies in the County. The County retained $13,082,661 of the local tax rev- enue to finance County operations, an increase of 2.4% over the prior year. Other revenues included charges for service of $2,762,154, operating grants, contributions and restricted interest of $7,442,095, capital grants, con- tributions and restricted interest of $3,523,406, unre- stricted investment earnings of $58,175, gain on dispo- sition of capital assets of $185,362 and other general rev- enues of $217,111. Expenses for County operations for the year ended June 30, 2014 totaled $22,939,454, a 3.2% increase over the prior year. Expenses included $7,057,832 for roads and transportation, $4,970,314 for public safety and le- gal services and $3,583,895 for physical health and so- cial services. A copy of the audit report is available for review in the County Auditor's Office, in the Office of Auditor of State and on the Auditor of State's website at http:// auditor.iowa.gov/reports/1410-0091-B00F.pdf. Legal Notices Inside This Issue CITY OF CUMMING Minutes of March 23, 2015 Regular Council Meeting NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Minutes of March 30, 2015 Special Session March 2015 Paid Invoices WARREN COUNTY SHERIFF Four Sheriff Sales - 10 a.m. May 7, 2015 WARREN COUNTY ZONING TWO HEARINGS April 21, 2015, 9:35 a.m. April 21, 2015, 9:40 a.m. Fundraiser For Norwalk Dog Park A group of Norwalk residents is leading efforts to bring a dog park to Norwalk. A two-acre underutilized section of City Park near Norwalk Easter Public Librar has been approved by the city to be used for the dog park. Saturda April 11, from 2-5 p.m. at the Norwalk Fire and Rescue Building, 1100 Chatham Ave., a fundraising event will be held. There will be a com- plimentary Dog Wash and Dry with nail clipping available upon request. There is no cost to attend, but free will donations are encouraged. Everyone Who attends will be en- tered in a raffle to win prizes. Refreshments of hot dogs, chips and soda pop will be available to pur- chase for humans and there will be refreshments for the canines. Businesses donating to the event in- clude Amore Pet Boutique, Canine Country Club, Three Dog Bakery and Dr. Frank Dunham. "Many residents drive to other nearby towns like West Des Moines and Indianola to take their dogs to a dog park and would love to have a park locally. It's great to see the support we've gotten from local pet owners and local businesses," says Jason Olerich, committee chair. Donation jars have been placed at 30 local busi- nesses as a way to raise awareness about the park and collect funds. Residents may follow the progress and learn about upcoming events by liking the Norwalk Dog Park Facebook page, Facebook.com/Norwalk DogPark. Donations may also be made online at GoFundMe.com/Norwalk DogPark or in person to the Norwalk Parks and Recreation Department. Oviatt and Lakewood Students Collect Change Oviatt and Lakewood students have been "Making a Change" by raising money for the new Lakewood Playground. Pictured at City State Bank holding a change jar are Marin Randall (5th grader), Maggie Davitt (Fundraiser for the playground) and Andie Davitt (2nd grader). Two City State Bank employees are in the back- ground counting change using the change machine. The youngsters at the two schools raised $1,830.14 to be used for the playground. The kindergarten class at Oviatt and the third grade class at Lakewood raised the most at each school and earned an ice cream sandwich party for their entire class. The PTO Playground project is still accepting donations. Checks made payable to Norwalk PTO should be mailed to Lakewood Elementary, ATTN: PTO, 9210 Happy Hollow Dr., Norwalk, IA 50211. Photo submitted. Linn Grove Free-Will Offering Meal Members of Linn Grove United Methodist Church, 7483 50th, Prole, will host their "free-will offering" din- ner Thursday, April 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Meals can be dine-in or carry out. The menu is beefburgers, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, with salads and desserts. There is no cost for the meal, but a free-will offering will be accepted. The of_ fering will support a mission trip to the Dakota Tribe Reservation near Sheyenne, ND. For more information, call 981-4062. Soccer Club Can Drive The Norwalk Soccer Club teams will be holding a Can Drive, Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The club will be col- lecting cans around Norwalk and cans may be taken to Fareway, 1711 Sunset Drive. All proceeds from the Can Drive will go to the soccer club to help with purchasing goals and equipment. g