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Thursday, May 9, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Thirteen BUSINESS REVIEW Frank Curtis, Firefighter Charlie Stover, IFFA VP Mark McNees, Firefighter Jack Lane and Firefighter Wendy Kaldenburg. Photo submitted. FIRE DEPARTMENT AWARDS BANQUET Saturday, April 20, the Norwalk Fire Department held an overdue awards and recognition banquet. Vice President Mark McNees from the Iowa FirefightersAsso- ciation, guest speaker Chief Jerry Holt from Urbandale, City Manager Marketa Oliver and Mayor Doug Pierce joined in the program. The night started out with opening remarks by Assistant Chief Ryan Coburn, a nice meal, presentation by Chief Holt and several awards being given. The event was well attended by the membership and the department looks forward to this event returning to an annual time of recog- nition and socializing. The following Awards were presented: 20+ years of service co-presented with IFFA Vice President Mark McNees: Mike Duffy - 30 Years; Mike Richardson - 30 Years; Dick Brosh - 35 Years; Wendy Kaldenberg - 35 Years; Frank Curtis - 35 Years; Jake Lane - 50 Years; Charlie Stover - 50 Years. Other Service Awards: Ryan Coburn- 10 Years; Steve Correy- 5 Years; Eric Delker - 5 Years; Brooklyn Hageman - 5 Years; Dustin Huston - 15 Years; Jon Lund- 5 Years; Jim Luzier - 5 Years; Kelly Miller - 5 Years; Rich Pentico - 10 Years; Doug Richardson- 15 Years; Joe Scavo- 5 Years; Jason VanBuskirk - 5 Years; Jenn Vetterick - 5 Years. Firefighter of e year - Brian Onstot. EMT of the year - Joe Patava. Life Safety Awards: From April "18, 2012 - Joe Patava, Tyler Dahms and Travis Thompson; From July 31, 2012 -Joe Patava and Travis Thompson. The newest members of the Norwalk Fire Department were sworn in by Mayor Pierce by giving them the Oath of Office. Shane Card, Tyler Dahms, Don Sleeth and Tom Westhoff were all pinned at the ceremony after completing their required train- ing (Firefighter II and EMT-Basic) and their probatiorary period. Tyler Dahms was also recognized by the Officer Group as the Recruit of the Class. The night was wrapped up with some closing remarks by Chief Huston, desserts, pictures and some social time. The fire departm, ent would also like to send an addi- tional thank you to the citizen who paid for part of the meal at Fareway. FAMILY PHYSICIANS CLINIC NAME CHANGE Iowa Health-Norwalk Family Physicians is now UnityPoint Clinic, Family Medicine at Norwalk. On April 16, Iowa Health Sys- tem announced that the name of the health system Pictured, left to right: Chief Dustin Huston, Firefighter Mike Duffy, FireMedic would change to Unity- Point Health, a new name CHAMBER RIBBON CUTTINGS thatreflects the way the hospitals, physicians and -home-care entities are transforming health care delivery through patient- :. centered coordinated care. "We are now Unity- Point Clinic and we are introducing a new model of care that puts your phy- sician in the tead, because no one knows what is best for your health like your physician," says Ronda Montgomery, Clinic Ad- ministrator. "We are pro- viding coordinated care in our clinics, at the hospital and even with services you may receive in your home. Since we are a part of UnityPoint Health, your physician here at Norwalk has access to the resources of a vast network of health care experts." "This isn't just a new name for us, it's a new way to think about providing care, it is about putting the patient at the center of everything we do." There have been imme- diate changes at the clinic such as the way clinic staff answer the telephone and posters placed at the clinic announcing the new name. Over the next sev- eral weeks and months, the clinic name will be changed on everything from clinic, stationary to appointment cards to the signs on the building. "This is an exciting time for our clinic and health system as a whole," says Montgomery. "We all have one goal in mind: getting you healthy and keeping you healthy." The Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce held a nvbon cutting for Amore Pet Boutique, Thursday, May 2. Amore Pet Boutique is located at 1409 Sunset Dr. Loft Boyd, owner, is shown cutting the ribbon. Photo submitted. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! Two .lav's Iowa Corn Whiskgy Broadbent Distillery By Mary Lou Gray John Broadbent and his family have lived in the Norwalk area for more than 30 years. After retiring and being involved in the financial world and owning other businesses, Broadbent decided to try his hand at distill- ing. The micro distillery, 6175 50th Ae., was created on the family acreage south of Norwalk. Broadbent made many trips to local home improvement stores for wood and copper tubing to construct the still. In .the beginning, with three tons of grapes from his vineyard, he tried his hand at making grappa. The term comes from Grappa, Italy and is an after dinner drink and can be used as an ingredient in coffee. This endeavor was a seasonal effort and Broadbent then researched making jelly and determined the equipment was too expensive. In 2009, along with his son, John, he started testing formulas and recipes and researching corn whiskey. This resulted in their first product Iowa Corn Whiskey, which is 100% alcohol. The product is a clear whiskey. Cus- tomers wanted to see the more traditional colored whis- key so the Broadbents developed Iowa Corn Whiskey Country Style which is a blended oak flavor. In 2011 the Broadbents purchased 4,000 pounds of corn for their distilling from farmers in the Winterset area. Broadbent said the product is controlled in the state of Iowa and is distributed to retailers who have a li- cense to sell alcohol. Locall) Iowa Corn Whiskey and Iowa Corn Whiskey Country Style can be found at Scott's Foods and more than 40 Hy-Vee Stores across the state. They have their products for personal consumption available for purchase at the distillery. Broadbent Distiller3r is open for tours and for more information call 515-981-0011 or visit their website at twojaysiowa.com. I Did You Know? [ (NAPS)---Crooks take advantage of prepaid cell phones, Internet phone ser- vice, caller ID "spoofing" and other technologies to mask who and where they are, but the Consumer Federation of America says you can learn how to protect yourlf from telemarketing fraud and other scares at www.consumerfed. org/fraud. Inspired by a motion that morns and babies know so well--the gentle back-and- forth motion of the much- loved nursery glider rocker-- Graco Glider swings are lightweight and portable, with customizable vibration, swing speed and melodies, plus a five-point harness. (.. / I/ // .. Learn more at www.graco baby.cem/gliders. *** There's a line of lawn mow- ers that offers a chance to save time and money while helping your lawn to look its ]aest. The HRR Series--from Hondais designed to de- liver easy operation, high performance and fuel effi- ciency. Learn more at www. Honda.com. The Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Broadbent Distillery. 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