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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, April 25, 2013 sjb,- 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 Mary Lou Gray Reporter/Proofer/Computers Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Proofer/Office Established May 1968 by Dorothy L. Graham Subscription Rates: $18 per year - SingIe 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, IA 5021.1 Member of: National Newspaper Association Iowa Newspaper Association Legislative News By State Representative Julian B. Garrett Education Reform Negotiations Continue In an attempt to break the stalemate, House Republi- cans offered to meet most of the Senate Democrat money proposals in return for the Democrats accepting the policy reforms that the Republican House had passed. There is considerable support for this position around the state. The Senate Democrats have indicated that they may compromise on some points, but they have not ac- cepted the offer as I write this. A problem with writing for publication several days in the future on a current issue that is under negotiation is that, by the time you read this, the circumstances'may have changed. Tougher Teen Driver Rules There are issues that the House and Senate agree on. We did pass a bill to make some changes in teen driver rules. One provision requires teen drivers to have one year of supervised driving before they can get an inter- mediate driver's license letting them drive alone. The current requirement is six months. Another provision prohibits teen drivers from having more than one unre- lated passenger with them prior to obtaining their in- termediate license and for the first six months of the time they have their intermediate driver's license, un- less they have a waiver of the provision signed by a par- ent or guardian. Studies have shown that the more pas- sengers in a vehicle driven by a teen, the more likely they are to have an accident. Property Tax Reform The House and Senate have passed very different bills addressing property tax reform. The House bill lowers commercial property taxable valuations to 80% of ac- tual value over four years. It caps increases in agricul- tural and residential property at 2% per year instead of the current 4%. The Senate bill does not really directly affect prop- erty taxes. Instead it gives owners of commercial prop- erty a tax exemption on their income tax return. They continue to pay the full property tax. The tax exemp- tibn only covers the first $324,000 in value. The effect of the credit would be to tax the first $324,000 in value at the same rate as residential property. Also, the owner does not get the credit unless state revenues increase by at least 4% over the prior year. The legislature would have to appropriate money for the tax credit each year. The result is you would never know from one year to the next if you were going to get the credit, so it would be very difficult to plan for the future. Warren County to Receive RISE Grant Warren County has been approved for a Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE) Local Development grant. Up to $391,125 will be made available to assist in reconstruction Of approximately 4,300 feet of Nixon Street located southwest of Indianola. This project is anticipated to be completed by August 2014 and is nec- essary t O provide improved access to more than six acres for industrial, manufacturing and warehouse distribu- tion purposes. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at 515-281-3221 or Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa. gov. OBrIUARY NORENE HALE Services were held at the United Methodist Church in Collins for Norene Hale, 89, Collins, who died Saturda April 13, after several years of declining health. Her final years were spent at The Life Center in Des Moines. Mrs. Hale was born in Colo June 25, 1923. She at- tended a country elemen- tary school in Collins and graduated from Collins High School in 1940. She married the love of her life, Harold Hale, August 2, 1942. They shared 66 years together before his death at age 86 in 2009. Mrs. Hale was a home- maker providing a wel- coming home for family, friends and neighbors. She enjoyed sharing her many talents as baker of cookies, cakes, pies and cinnamon rollsj gardener and interi- or decorator having that "special touch" and was a volunteer at Story County Hospital. She had many roles in life, but her most important were those of loving spouse, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. Survivors include her sons, Jim (Linda) Hale of Clive, John (Terri) Hale of The first successful gasoline-powered automobile in the United States was built by the Duryea brothers in 1893. Norene Hale Ankeny; and daughter, Judy of West Des Moines; four grandchildren, Tracy (Mike) Jagim of Waukee, Jeff (Megan) Hale of Mil- waukee, WI, Kimberly Hale of Brooklyn, NY, Kristen (Mike) Geisler of Norwalk; eight great- grandchildren, Alex, Mi- kaela, Tanner and Keegan Jagim, Sydney and Maren Hale and Eli and Logan Geisler; two sisters, Mar- guerite Farren of Newton and Lola Dodd Whitaker of Story City. Memorials may be made to the Collins Gar- den Club. Fredregill Funeral Home in Zearing was in charge of arrangements. "COME ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE" Now Accepting Applications Good Life Retirement Center 1 Bedroom Apartments, Newly Remodeled, Park-like Setting, Community Center, 24-7 Maintenance, Rental Assistance Available, Must be 62 Years or Older, Handicap/Disabled Any Age 515-210-8983 www.NationaI-Management.com This institution is an Equal Opportunity 1 Provider and Employer. I Start the day off right! 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwky.com 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. Conf'wmation: 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 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship Disciple City Classes 18 mo.-5 ' grade Nursery also provided. 6 pm Sun. Jr. and Sr. High 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service First Baptist Church www.norwalkbaptist.org Sunset Dr. & Mafred 981-4391 9 am Worship 10:15 am Sunday School Class for all ages Nursery Provided 7 pm - Wednesdays Bible Study Prayer Service *** 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 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 Laine Wilder, Pastor 981-4321 www.harvestchurchiowa.com 10 am Worship Nurscry, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm 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 Chui'ch 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 MA]KIaAI 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 Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 641-764-2752 Meeting at Church of the Assumption in Churchville Keith Lingwall, Pastor, 971-0504 Ron Mohr. Pastor, 770-1286 9:30-am Sunday School & Confirmation 10:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th, Prole - 981-4062 Cindy Hickman, Pastor 9:45 am Sunday School 11 am Worship INDIANOLA Freedom Fellowship Church (IFFC) 2604 N. Jffrson Way 515:96| -5755 Pastor Jeff Rabe Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 9:30 am Sunday Worship 12:45-2 prn'Ve-Adult Bible stu#, y .- Tues.-Tht/ts. is for Community Floset. (Please call for',avlability) 5 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: "Churchs must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing. I Deadline for ads, I legals and stories I is Noon Friday!