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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, May 22, 2014 b b. 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 NationM Newspaper Association Steven E 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 yea r - 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 reserve 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 GOVERNMENT IN ACTION Concluded fromp. 1 plat 3. This is a private street and not maintained by the city of Norwalk. Item 16-A Resolution approving the Final Plat for the Sunset Square Plat 3 was approved by council. The plat creates three lots and associated easements for the area where the current Fareway store is located. Item 17-Council approved a Resolution regarding the Estates on the Ridge Preliminary Plat. This plat includes 50 single-family residential lots divided into three po- tential phases. These are one acre lots. Item 18-A Resolution approving an engineering agreement related to the Iowa Economic Development Authority (EDA) certified site program was passed by council, It is an effort to address the lack of project-ready industrial sites in the state. A potential site in Norwalk is located south of Norwalk on Hwy 28 on property owned by the Ancell and Knox families. While the land is currently not in the city limits of Norwalk, the own- ers are in favor of annexation. The 55 acres of ground is directly south of La Quercia and Rowe Electronics. Reports from Departments Fire Department-Fire Chief Dustin Huston reported five grass fires and a controlled burn of 20 acres. In- spections for April included one commercial and six rental completed, Final radio training and a Haz Mat refresher was held. Calls for service included Emergency Medical Services (EMS) of 48 and fire calls were 40 for the month of April. The department's mutual aid calls included Martensdale 1, Indianola 6 and Carlisle 6. Norwalk Easter Public Library-Visitors to the library in April totaled 5,157 and circulated 6,814. Forty-one new library cards were issued. Director Holly Sealine began maternity leave in April and Annette Clark, As- sistant Director, will serve as Interim Director. Parks & Rec-Jeff will be leaving the Parks & Rec and joining the Indianola Parks and Rec Department. Direc- tor Nancy Kuehl stated the Bike Safety Rodeo was a success again this year. Police Department-Chief Greg Staples saidZena the drug dog began K-9 training with Officer Parker. Chief Staples advised the launch of the department's Twitter page. The site will be used for public notification of important events regarding the city. O'Lear Furai& n Y EricE. O'Leary OftaoaotUr Owner & Director We are a full service funeral home. Let us assist in your time of sorrow. Pre-Arrangements Monuments Grief Support www.olearyfunerals.com 1020 Main Street Norwalk (515) 981-0700 OBITUARY EVA MAE GEHRING Eva "Eve" Gehring, 87, wife of Jack Gehring, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, ME, Saturday, May 10. Mrs. Gehring was born in Clayton County, IA, March 9, 1927, to Sam- uel and Bernice Dennler. She attended Cheery Val- ley School and went on to Elgin High School. At the age of 16 she left Elgin and enrolled in the Paris Acad- emy of Beauty in Cedar Rapids. She completed the course for hairdressers and returned to Elgin and opened "Eva Mae's Beau- ty Shop" when she was 18. She operated the beauty shop for several years and then she married Jack Ge- hring on June 4,1950. They made their home in West Elgin and during this time two children were born. In 1959 they moved to Indianapolis, IN, where Jack started his career with the FAA. During the next few years the family moved to several locations in the Midwest, ending up in Norwalk. They lived in Norwalk for36 years be- fore moving to Bangor, in 2013. Eva will be missed by her surviving family: hus- band of 64 years, Jack; their daughter, Julie (Philip) Eva Mae Gehring Cormier of Bangor, ME and son, Jeffery (Gaff) Ge- hring of Lenexa, KS; grandchildren, Isabel and Ross Cormier and Lindsey, Ryan and Jamie Gehring; sister, Jane (Edwin) Hunt- er of St. Petersburg, FL; sis- ters-in-law, Janice (Wayne) Thiese of Guttenburg and Kathy (Dave) Elliff of Mar- shalltown, plus a host of relatives and friends. Eva was a cheerful and kind person with an ever- present radiant smile; all of us will miss her greatly. "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it hap- pened." Dr. Seuss. No services are planned at this time; a memorial service will be held later this year. Cards may be sent to: Jack Gehring, 758 Broad- way, Apt 38, Bangor, ME 04401. OBITUARY BARBARA KAY CROAT Services were held Thursday, May 15, at Im- maculate Conception Church in St. Marys for Barbara Croat, 71, St. Marys, who died Saturda3 May 10. Burial was in the St. Marys Cemetery. Mrs. Croat was born March 30,1943 to Glen and Theresa' Garner. She grad- uated from Clarke Coun- ty High School in Osceo- la. She worked at the Younkers Cosmetic De, partment in Des Moines before marrying Michael Croat in 1962. She and her sister-in-law, Linda, start- ed their own business, Croat's Country Crafts. She was creative, talented and enjoyed planning weddings, bridal and baby showers, dinners and par- ties. She also was a caregiv- er to many, both old and young. She loved family dinners, camping, her Dominoes group, red hat events, listening to her sons sing and watching her grandchildren per- form at functions. Survivors include her husband, Michael; chil- dren, Todd (Karen) of In- Barbara Kay Croat dianola, Deborah (David) Warner of Norwalk, Brian of Indianola and Brad (Fe- licity) of Van Meter; grand- children, Carl Ray Mey- ocks, Stephanie Fowler, Spencer and Brook Croat, Renee and Jacob Croat, Rachel warner and Austin and Ryan Croat; sisters, Wilene (Paul) Sanders, Shirley Chandler of Osceo- la and Jean (Bill) Walton of MN; brother, Jerry (Kayla) of Osceola. She was preceded in death 'by her parents and brothers, Jimmy and Dick Garner. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be made to www. petersonfuneralservice .com. The title of the classic Disney film "Fantasia" (1940) means "a free [musical] composition structured accord- ing to the composer's fancy." 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 Kiawonn, Pastor " 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Wed. Confirmation: 5th-Sth ade 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 th grade Nursery. also provided. 6 pm Sun. Jr. and Sr. High 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service *:It* First Baptist Church Sunset Dr. & Mafred 981-4391 Trey Perrott, Pastor 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 Tim Diebel, Pastor 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:15 am Church School 10:30 am Worship Nursery Provided Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho Norwalk Unlted i Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dn - 981-4251 Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko 8:15 & 10:45 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Nursery Provided 5:30 pm Saturday, Vespers 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 CHURCHVILLE Assumption Church 897 West St. 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Father John Ludwig Mass: 7:30 a.m. Sunday *** CUIVIMING Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 981-4321 www.hccumming.com 10 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm DES 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 Nursery ages 0-2 6:30 pm - Wed. Elevate Youth Grace Baptist Church 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www.gracecares.net DouK 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 *** MARTENSDALE Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Jeremy Kidder, Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & St. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday *** f St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 615 Iowa Ave. 641-764-2752 Keith Lingwall, Pastor, 971-0504 Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies PROLE Linu Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th St. - 981-4062 Ginni Otto, Pastor Free-will offering Breakfast 8-9:30 am 10 am Worship Adult Sunday School - 11 am *** INDIANOLA Freedom Fellowship Church 0FFC) 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 LS) 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: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! J" all