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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, May 9, 2013 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 - 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 (eserve 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 News By State Representative Julian B. Garrett Education Reform Negotiations Continue Again this week there was little or no progress on education reform. The Senate Democrats want the ad- ditional money that we offered as a part of our proposal, but they are not willing to accept the reforms that we and the Governor have proposed in order to improve Iowa's publi c schools. Budget Bills Advance Both the House and Senate have passed all of the budget bills. In most cases there is a difference in dollar amounts in the bills. They are now being negotiated in conference committees, made up of Republicans and Democrats from the House and Senate. There are five House members, three Republicans and two Democrats, and five Senate members, three Democrats and two Republicans on each committee. I am serving on the conference committee that is working on the appropria- tions for the prisons, the Attorney General, the high- way patrol and the law enforcement academ3 among other departments. Business Specialty Court , Iowa courts are beginning an experiment to try to reduce the backlog of civil cases in the system. The Iowa Business Specialty Court has opened up for business. Criminal cases are given priority over civil cases and that has resulted in the backlog of civil cases. This new court will hear complex business litigation where there is more than $200,000 in dispute. Initially the three judges assigned to this project are Michael Huppert of Des Moines, Annette Scieszinski of Albia and John Telleen of Le Claire. This is a three year pilot project. A few other states have these courts and report success. Veterans Disability Claims Backlog I am disappointed to see that the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs has allowed a substantial backlog in processing of veteran's disability claims to develop Over the last three years. It is hard tO understand how that would be allowed to happen when we have so many veterans needing the help. Adjournment The new goal for adjournment is May 10. In my opin- ion that is an optimistic goal, unless we abandon the efforts to pass new healthcare provisions and property tax reform. We must pass a budget before we adjoum. I believe we might come to an agreement on education reform. From what I am hearing, most schools and par- ents support the compromise offered by the House Re- publicans and the Governor. We offer schools substan- tially more funding with reforms to improve education here in Iowa with the goal of rett/rning Iowa education to number one, instead of stagnating inthe middle of the pack as we have done in recent years. ,.,, As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at 515-281-3221 or Julian.Garrett@ legis.iowa.gov. OBITUARY DAVID ROBERT RUEBER Services were held Monday, April 29, for. David Robert Rueber, 54, Cumming, who died Wednesday, April 24: Burial was at the Norwalk Cemetery. Mr. Rueber was born March 19) 1959 in Manchester to Arnold and Wilma (Brickman) Rueber. He was raised on the fam- ily farm in Arlington, rais- ing Angus with his family. He was an active member David Robert Rueber of 4H, FFA and the Junior Association of the North- east Iowa Angus Breeders Association. He graduated from Starmount High School in 1977 and Wartburg College in 1981, where he was on the cheerleading squad. July 3, 1999, he married Shari Thompson at Faith Lutheran Church in Clive. They were blessed with a son, Jacob Dean. Mr. Rueber had a lifelong ca- reer as a Network Engi- neer and was recently em- ployed at Direct Commu- nications, Incorporated. He enjoyed spending time with his famil espe- cially fishing and playing basketball and soccer with his son, Jacob. He also en- joyed volleyball playing cards with the guys and singing in the band. He was a creative cook and never knew a stranger. OBITUARY WILLIAM S. (BILL) DAVIS Services were held Thursday, May 2, at St. Augustine's Catholic Church in Des Moines for William S. (Bill) Davis, 85. He died Monda) April 29, at his home in Des Moines. Burial was at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Cumming. Mr. Davis was born September 10, 1927 in Mystic to James E. Davis and Emma Knight Davis. He graduated from Mystic High School and Simpson College. He served in the United States Navy. He was married to Clare Francis Irwin July 8, 1950 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Mr. Davis was a devoted husband, dedicated father and loving grandfather. He was a lifelong employee of Iowa Power and Light, now known as MidAmerican Energy. He retired as Vice President of Marketing. He was a Little League coach, Cub Scout leader and Presi- dent of the Oskaloosa YMCA. He enjoyed golf and fish- ing. Survivors include his wife, Clare; three children, Sue (John) Heslinga of Clive, James (Laurie) of Charles City, and William of Des Moines; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and two sisters, Ila B,ubniak and Rosalie Rampellburg. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Roy. Memorials may be given to St. Augustine's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Shari; son, Jacob; mother, Wilma Rueber of Strawberry Point; mother- in-law, Donna Th-npson of Paton; father-in-law, Cliff Thompson of Boone; brothers, Darwin Rueber of Sarasota, FL and Dou- glas (Marcia) Rueber of Ar ",lLngton; and sisters, Lois Cordes of Strawberry Point, Jan (Tom) Van Wyn- garden of Austin, TX and Karen (Doug) Dalberg of Los Fresnos, TX. He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold Rueber and brothers-in- law, Norman Cordes and Dean Thompson. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be sent to www.Ham iltonsFuneralHome.com. Start the off ri 515-223,1150 P.O' Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwlo/xo m . .4 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 0LC-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 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship Disciple City Classes 18 mo.-5 h grade Nursery alsprovided. 6 pm Sun. Jr. and Sr. High 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service First Baptist Church ww w.norwalkbaptist.org Sunset Dr. & Mafred 981-4391 9 am Worship 10:15 am Sunday Sch,ol 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 Laiae Wilder, Pastor 981-4321.' www.harvestchurchiowa.com 10 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm DE8 MOINES 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 Nurser), 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. & Sr. High, Men's and Women's Ministry Nursery Provided. ML 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 Gary Crandall, Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday St. PautLutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 641-764-2752 Meeting at Church of the Assumption in ChurchviUe Keith Lingwall, Pastor, 971-0504 Ron Molar, Pastor, 770-1286 9:30 am Sunday School & Confirmation 10:30 am Worship Call for times On Adult and Children Bible Studies PROLE 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 (iwc) 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 Hatting, 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. Deadline for ads, tegals and stories is Noon Friday!