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Thursday, April 29, 2010 N/Warren Town and County News Page Three i NORWALK PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT LEISURE LINE By Nancy Kuehl, Director OFFICE INFORMATION Pick up registration forms 24 hours a day at the Parks and Recreation office or print them off our website: www.ci.norwalk.ia.us. You can mail registrations forms, place them in our drop box or walk in. Our office is located at 1100 Chatham Ave. (Public Safety Bldg.). Of- fice hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Fri- day. The drop box is open 24/7! If you have any ques- tions, please call us at 981-9206. Online registration is ready!!! (See below.) UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS Senior Trip to Pella Tulip Festiva l, through April 30; Family Tae Kwon Do, through May 7; City Wide Scav- enger Hunt, May 3 to May 14; Coed Slow Pitch Softball, May 3 to May 14; Initial Swim Lesson at Library, May 8; Fitness-Step bench, Early Bird, May 10 to May 21; Base- ball and Softball (Kindergarten and PreK), May 10 to May 21. ***NEW-ONLINE REGISTRATIONd Now you are able to register for Parks and Recre- ation programs 24/7! Go to the City of Norwalk website: www.ci.norwalk.ia.us. Click on the Parks and Recreation Program Registration link (right side of screen). This will take you to our site for registrations. Follow the on-screen directions and you will be registered before you know it. PeeWee Tee Ball (Kindergarten) and BamBam Blast Ball (PreK) will register in May and begin play in July. OPAL (Older People with Active Life Styles) WELL SEASONED POTLUCK (The meat as well as the people) All are invited, age 55 or older, to attend a potluck dinner to enjoy and socialize with the Parks and Recre- ation staff. Meat, tableware and coffee/beverage are pro- vided. Dust off the cookbooks and be creative to bring a side dish and/or dessert to share with everyone. After the meal we will have some form of entertainment from local talent. Let us know your email address and we will send out reminders with what meat we plan to have on that day. Call the office to register two days before the event. Date: May 14; (last one before it starts back in the fall); Time: 11:30-1 p.m.; Location: Norwalk Public Safety Building. NE3KEQK20.f Senior Trip to Pella Tulip Festival Pre-registration required! Come join us as we take a relaxing trip to Pella, Iowa to enjoy the sites and sounds of the Pella Tulip Festival. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy all of the festivities at their own pace! No itinerary on this trip, instead a festival guide will be provided for ideas on how to .spend your day. Most " events and activities are within a three-block radius of downtown. Golf cart rides will be available for $1. We will leave Norwalk at 9 a.m. and meet back at the vans at 4 p.m. Cost includes transportation and a reserved ticket to the Grandstand street performers (12:45 p.m.) and the afternoon parade (2:30 p.m.). All other tours, shows, or goodies will be on your own. Registration Dates: through April 30; Trip Date: Thursday, May 6; Depart to Pella: 9 a.m. (Meet at Norwalk-McAninch Sports Complex, 200Wright Rd); Arrive in Norwalk: 5 p.m.; ! CITY STATE Min/Max: 5/15 participants; Cost: $20 resident/S23 non- resident. NORWALK FAMILY TAE KWON DQ Michael Wagenknecht is the head instructor of the school and offers programs for ages five through adults. B A N K The classes are separated by rank (beginners and ad- vanced) and students meet twice a week. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the Oviatt gym or Multi- purpose Room. Beginners meet from 6:15-7 p.m. and CHECK OUT OUR M 0 RTGAG E RATES ! iNi1@\\; Federal tax credits run out in April interest rates are still at a 2010 and i landmarklow. Callustodaytotalk about financing for a new h0me or  . refinancing your existing residence. i 00Fi00.t 00Nal00l Bank Call Brad Fuller Midwest Phone: 515-221-0101  bfullelfnbmidwesLcom advanced students meet from 7-8 p.m. We also offer a Little Dragon program designed for children ages five to seven. Little Dragons meet twice a week. This program is run concurrently with the begin- ning class. Maximum number of students in the Little Dragon program is 20, so register early. All programs consist of hand and foot techniques, forms, self-defense, lessons and instructions on topics such as respect, self-discipline and perseverance. Competition is also available for those students who are interested. Competition teaches sportsmanship, gives confidence and allows the students to use the skills they have learned in class. Families are strongly encouraged to join and train together. We found that the kids learn better when one or both of their parents/guardians are learning along- side of them in class. Cost per session: Little Dragons (twice a week): Norwalk resident, $40; Non-resident, $46; Family Tae Kwon Do (ages 8 and above), First fam- ily member: Norwalk resident, $50; Non-resident, $57.50; Second and third family members: Norwalk resi- dent, $25 each; Non-resident, $28.75 each; Maximum family fee: Norwalk resident, $100; Non-resident, $115. Cost of testing for belts and competition is extra. Any- one registering for Tae Kwon Do after the registration deadline has passed will be required to pay a $15 late fee in addition to the cost of the program. Registration Dates: Through May 17; Session Dates: May 11, 13, 18, 20, June 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, July 1. (Dates could vary due to school functions/concerts). GI_T_Y WIDE SCAVENGER HUNT Test your skills at solving clues to find miscellaneous objects hidden in and around the Norwalk area. This hunt will take place Sunday afternoon, May 23 and will require an adult driver. Be sure to bring along additional money to purchase a few fun items along the way. Sign up as a family team or group. We will begin this little hunt at the Norwalk McAninch Sports Complex. Reg- istration Dates: May 3 to May 14; Date: Sunday, Mav 23; Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Location: Norwalk" McAninch Sports Complex; Cost: $10/team. COED SLOW PV[LC SOFTBALL This is a slow pitch recreation league and a 12-inch softball will be used. Teams will play an eight-game schedule. Carpet is used to call balls and strikes. Ros- ters must contain a minimum of 10 players. Players must be 18 years, old and out of high school. Registration Dates: May 3 through May 14; Program Dates: June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11,18, 25, August 1; Days: Sundays; Time: 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Location: Norwalk McAninch Sports Complex; Team Fee: $250-includes state sales tax (maxi- mum 20 players). SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 SHERIFF'S REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. April 14 Matthew Liar, 30, Spring Hill, was arrested for failure to appear. Samuel Holland, Norwalk, reported that his vehicle was burglarized and documents and mis- cellaneous items were sto- len; $250 damage to the car, $360 total loss. Nicholas Ligas, 20, Des Moines, was arrested for probation violation. Apa0 Gin Simpson, Cumm- ing, reported theft of $500 cash. Steven Piffer, Indianola, reported theft of $564 worth of farm equipment parts. April 2 - 9:41 p.m., 118th Avenue and McGregor Trail: Justin Wood, 22, Indianola, was southbound, lost control and rolled into'the ditch; $3000 damage to the car. Wood was cited for failure to maintain control. April 10 - 9 p.m., Illinois Street and 55th Avenue: a vehicle driven by Jeremy Perkins, 23, Des Moines, I Officers were called to the office to investigate a reported theft of an iPod in the 1800 block of Wind- flower. A juvenile male stated that the iPod might have been removed from a parked motor vehicle. The matter is currently under investigation. Officers made contact with a suspicious vehicle parked in the area of old Highway 28 and Echo Val- ley Drive. Officers re- moved weapons and con- traband from the vehicle and Todd Rainier of Des Moines was taken into cus- tody for an outstanding Spring into a new rate... refinance today! 30 Year Home Loan Rate: 5.00 Rat[ 1. 5.219 % 360 payments of $5.$7 per month pe thousand borrowed. Loan amount based on $100,000. Credit qualificntions apply. 5% down payment may be roq,,itod. RATES & TERMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 801 Main Street Norwalk, Iowa 515-981-4234 u,,b FDIC II Ill Illllllllllll I was westbound, lost con- trol and struck a bridge; $2000 damage to the car and $500 to the bridge. April 15 - 1:17 p.m., R63 and Grimes Street: A ve- hicle driven by Rolland Shaw, 72, Indianola, was northbound and met a southbound vehicle driven by Michael Rosenberger, 34, Indianola on the bridge where they collided; $200 damage to the Shaw vehicle and $5000 to the Rosenberger vehicle. April 19 - 8:42 p.m., R63 and Hwy 92: a vehicle driven by Beth Ferguson, 28, Indianola, was follow- ing a vehicle driven by Michael Clifton, 65, Clinton, MO when they met a third vehicle driven by Diane Annis, 39, Indianola. Annis crossed the center line and struck the other two vehicles; $1000 damage to the Annis vehicle, $3000 damage to the Clifton vehicle and $2000 damage to the Ferguson vehicle. Annis was transported to Iowa Methodist Medical Center by Mercy One helicopter. POLICE REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. arrest warrant and charged with possession of marijuana, parapherna- lia and carrying weapons. April 20 Officers stopped a ve- hicle in the area of North Avenue and Cherry Park- way for not displaying a front license plate. The ve- hicle was impounded and Tory,Breise of Norwalk was cited for an illegal dis- play of license plates. April 21 Officers were called to a disturbance in the 9100 block of Happy Hollow Drive. Officers arrested Ja- son Simpson of Cumming and charged him with In- terference, Obstruction of Emergency Communica- tions, False Imprisonment and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers were dis- patched to the 2100 block of Shady Lane to investi- gate a reported criminal mischief to a motor ve- hicle. It appeared that a blunt object had smashed the rear window of the parked, car. Officers stopped a ve- hicle being driven in an erratic manner in the area of Sunset Drive and Colo- nial Parkway. Terry Petersen of Des Moines was subsequently arrested and charged with Operat- ing a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated, violation of a stop sign and failure to prove security.