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OFFICIAL ! t i :i' i"i i X: ii li,t,,I,,I .... II,,li,,[J,,,,,ll,,I,IIl,,,t,,I,,,I,I, I1,,,I,,11 NEWSPAPER FOR AND i NORWALK COMMUNITY i SCHOOL DISTRICT Vol. 42 Nol 2 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 Thursday, June 3, 2010 Soap Box Derby Is June 12 Farmer's Market Grab the family and come join the 5th Annual Norwalk Begins Friday Soap Box Derby Street Race Saturday, June 12. The Norwalk Area The race is held on Main Street going downhill from Chamber of Commerce the Christian Church to Elm starting at 9:30 a.m. Come will once again be hosting cheer the racers on. For some it is the first time that they a FarmerJs Market from 4 have competed in a race. Both stock and super-stock to 7 p.m. Fridays in the divisions. Bleachers are set up on Main Street. parking lot in front of the Soap Box Derby racing has been around since the Dollar General Store in 1930's. Youth ages 8-17 from all over Iowa come to Sunset Plaza. Norwalk to compete in downhill, gravity-powered rac- The first Farmer's Mar- ers that they build themselves, with a parent/adult, to ket will be Friday, June 4. compete for a chance to represent Norwalk at the 73rd They will continue each annual All-American Soap Box Derby. The All-Ameri- Friday through Friday, can Soap Box Derby is the premier youth and family- Oct. 1. oriented racing program in the United States. Estab- Venders interested in lished in 1993, it is an American tradition. Racing is not participating may contact just for boys, many girls compete also. The Norwalk race the Chamber Office at 981- is one of 450 races held throughout the country each 0619 or season, norwalkchamber@msn.com. There is a raffle to help defray costs of the race. There Before the growing Sea- are great prizes donated by local business owners. Raffle son gets fully underway, tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Pat Wahl visitors can find baked at 981-4928. Drawing will be held at the race. goods, trees, plants and For more information on the race you can contact homemade items, i ater in Lowell Kleen, Race Director at 285-9900. the season, there will be a large variety of vegetables from which to choose. 1 SuppOrt yOur lOcal Farmer's Market this sum- mer! By Mayor Doug Pierce J It is hard for me to put time into perspective any- Celebrate July 4th more. It seems like we were just battling the cold, ice on Friday and and snow and now we are finalizing plans for the Fourth Saturday of July. My folks always told me that the older you get Don't forget July 3rd is the faster time seems to go. This month's article will just around the corner. cover a lot of subjects, but wanted you to be aware of all This year July 4t" falls on a that is going on. First of all, Norwalk put out two proclamations last Sunda36 so all the groups involved decided to hold month. One was for "National Police Week" which was their activities on the 2nd May 9-15 and the other was for "EMS Week" which was and 3'a. May 16-22. In the National Police Week proclamation, The 4 of July seems to the City of Norwalk wanted to publicly salute the ser- vice of law enforcement officers in our community and be a holiday where fami- in communities across the nation. With the EMS Week, lies hold family picnics and reunions so the corn- the City of Norwalk wanted to recognize the value and mittee has decided to accomplishments of emergency medical services pro- viders by designating an Emergency Medical Services honor the family this year. Many of our Norwalk Week. We as a society, too often, take the professional- families are relatives of the ism and dedication of our police and emergency medi- founding fathers of cal services personnel for granted. Therefore, I want to Norwalk so the theme of personally thank all of Norwalk's police officers and EMS men and women for the outstanding services they this year's parade is "Fam- provide our community, ily Ties-Norwalk Roots." The Norwalk Chamber We have several events happening in our city in June, so want to highlight the events and dates for you. June will have a band Friday 9-11, Mark Miller, John Putbrese and myself will be night and the pancake going to Washington, D.C. with the Greater Des Moines breakfast, parade and park activities will be held dur- Chamber of Commerce trip to pursue Congressional ing the day Saturday with support for some projects that would be of benefit to Norwalk. June 12 is, what has now become an annual the fireworks on Saturday event, a Soap Box Derby on Main Street south of North night. -- Watch this paper for Avenue. June 17 will be an event to kickoff a new mar- keting plan/logo for the City of Norwalk. June 19 will further details. Anyone be a Mayor's Bike Ride/Safety event that will provide wishing a booth in the safety tips and inspections followed by a short bike ride park contact Pat Wahl at 981-4928 or e-mail at Concluded p.2 TCFestival@aol.com. School Year Note Changes in Voting Sites Primary Election Tuesday Ends 1 une 8 Area residents are reminded that the Primary Elec- The last day of classestion will be held Tuesda June 8, with the polls open for the 2009-10 school year from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. A sample of the ballot was pub- for students in the lished in the May 27th issue of this newspaper. Norwalk Community Traci VanderLinden, Warren County Auditor and School District will becommissioner of Elections has announced changes in Tuesday, June 8. Classes polling sites for Greenfield 2, Lincoln and Linn Town- will be dismissed at noon ships and Norwalk 2. Norwalk 2 Precinct will vote at that day. New Life Lutheran Church, 4380 Wakonda Dr., and Linn The 2010-11 school yearTownship will vote at Cumming Community Church, is scheduled to begin 4225 Birch St., Cumming. Other changes are Greenfield Wednesday, August 25. 2 voters will cast their ballots at the Northern Warren Fire Station, 2300 R63Norwalk and Lincoln Town- ship voters will go to Ackworth Town Hall, 105 College St. Greenfield 2 Township and Linn Township polling Teddy Bear sites are permanent. Norwalk 2 and Lincoln Township Open Golf sites are temporary. Due to unforeseen reasons, the Otter Township poll- Tournament ing place has been moved to Mount Calvary Lutheran The Iowa National Church, 2214 E. 2nd Ave., lndianola (across from Pickard Guard Officers Auxiliary Park) for the June 8, 2010 Primary Election. is sponsoring a 4-Person Following is a complete list of Precinct locations for Best Ball Golf Tournament voting. Changes are in bold print. Friday, July 16, at Toad Allen 1- Family Life Center, 405 School St., Carlisle. Valley Golf Course in Allen 2 - Carlisle Community Bldg., 35 Vine St., Pleasant Hill. Registration Carlisle (Allen 2 is south of School Street including ALL is from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. of rural Allen Township). with the shotgun start at Belmont - Mild City Hall, 100 Main St., Mild. 8:30 a.m. The cost is $65 Greenfield I - Mt. Zion Church, 8383 Ridgeview Dr., per person and includes Des Moines. golf, cart, meal and two Greenfield 2 - Northern Warren Fire Station, 2300 drink tickets. R63 Hwy, Norwalk. The event includes a Indianola 1 - Warren County Administration Build- $2000 prize "Hole-in-One" ing (gymnasium), 301 N. Buxton, Indianola. Contest, Gorilla Drive Indianola 2 - St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1200 W. Contest and 50/50 Split Iowa Ave., Indianola. Contest. Indianola 3 - Masonic Hall, 1606 Hwy 92, Indianola. The fundraiser is to Indianola 4 - American Legion Hall, 105 W. 1st Ave., benefit the Bear Hug Indianola. Project in which the auxil- Jackson - American Legion Hall, Iowa St., St. Marys. iary purchases teddy bears Jefferson - Martensdale - St. Marys School, 390 and medallions for the Burlington Ave., Martensdale. children of more than Liberty - Sutheast Warren High Schl" Liberty Center" 3,000 soldiers who are be- Lincoln - Ackworth Town Hall, 105 College St., ing deployed overseas this Ackworth. year. Linn - Cumming Community Church, 4225 Birch There are three spon- St., Cumming. sorship packages from Norwalk 1 - Norwalk Library, 1051 North Ave., which to choose. Eagle Norwalk. Package - $500, four golf- Norwalk 2 - New Life Lutheran Church, 4380 ers, cart, lunches, drink Wakonda Dr., Norwalk. tickets, hole sponsor sign, Norwalk 3 - St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, logo on the slideshow, 720 Orchard Hills Dr., Norwalk. banner and logo on the Otter- Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 2214 E. 2nd cart sign; Birdie Package - Ave., Indianola. $350, four golfers, cart, Palmyra - Palmyra Township Hall, 19397 Hwy G24, lunches, drink tickets and Palmyra. hole sponsor sign and Tee Richland - Hartford City Hall, 150 Elm, Hartford. sign only - $150. Donated Squaw - Medora Church Basement, 10804 G76 Hwy, raffle items will be an- Medora. nounced with the sponsor Union - Sandyville City Hall, 6645 Iowa St., at the end of the tourna- Sandyville. merit. Virginia - New Virginia Lions Hall, 503 West St., New --To register or for more Virginia. information, go to White Breast- Lacona Community Hall, 104 N. Wash- www.toadvalley.com/ ington;Lacona. teddybear. Registration White Oak - The Annett Nature Center, 15565 118th deadline is Monda July Ave., lndianola. 12, so meal count can be For more information, contact the Warren County finalized. Auditor's office at 961-1020.