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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT ~- :~,:~ ~i ~: it.! / Norwalk Warriors Vol. 47 No. 5 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 emaih news@ norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, June 11,2015 Lakewood Playground Open House The Lakewood Playground has arrived! Thanks to the generosity of the Norwalk Community and families - along with the Norwalk Pro, a new playground was installed at Lakewood Elementary the last week of May. Lakewood students haddtae opportunity to play on the playground before the school year ended on June 2. An Open house for families and the public was held June 1, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pictured: Norwalk Fro leaders who organized the Playground effort - Maggie Davitt, Tammy Randall, Melissa Norem, Angie Vandemark and Deanna Schulz; (not pictured - Amanda Fletcher). Photo submitted. Library's Adult Summer Read Free Lunch Fridays is an Adult Summer Read Pro- gram. June 26, there will be an Adult and Teen program at 11:30 a.m. It is "History of Comic Book Superheroes" presented by author/illustrator T Fisk. July 10, at 12 noon, the program is "Saving Lives - A Conversation with a Life-flight Nurse." Pre-registrations are requested for a food count. Madison County Republicans Saturda)9 June'27, the Madison County Republican Central Committee will host an evening with Donald Trump, beginning at 5 p.m. with a Meet and Greet at the newly opened John Wayne Museum, followed by a BBQ dinner and Keynote speech at the Winterset High School. Attendees will have options to either purchase tick- ets for the entire evening, or just the BBQ dinner and keynote speech. Both rickets options are limited, and must be purchased in advance at http://madison coiagop.org. By Senior Trooper Doug Cutts 170 Iowa State Patrol Safety Education SCHOOLS OUT This is Trooper Doug Cutts of the Iowa State Patrol reminding everyone that schools are closing for sum- mer. This means there will be kids out walking, bicy- cling, skateboarding and just generally out and about all day. Everyone needs to take extra time and watch out for kids and the kids need to watch out for the ve- hicles. Whenever riding a bicycle everyone needs to wear a helmet and obey all traffic laws. Bicycles are just like cars they have to obey the traffic laws too. Drivers, slow down and look ahead, scan the roadway. That means checking side roads and driveways. Look, look and look again before pulling out. Motorists put your cell-phone down and focus on driving. Please help us insure the safety of all children in the state of Iowa. Flag Disposal Norwalk Lions Ceremony Club Hosts Area residents are in- Fireworks vited to attend a flag dis- The Norwalk Lions posal ceremony at 10 a.m. Club hosts the Indepen- Saturday, June 13, at the dence Day fireworks show Legion Building in on the 4th of July each Cumming. The event is year. The show is one of being held by members of the largest shows in Iowa. Cumming American Le- A large portion of the cost gion Post #562 and is covered by businesses, Norwalk Boy Scout Troop individuals, Norwalk Li- #30 (weather permitting), ons Club and City contri- Members will show the butions; the rest is funded proper way to destroy an by the sale of raffle tickets American flag that is for dozens of prizes. worn, torn, faded and un- Please come to Norwalk fit to fly. on the 4th of July to watch a truly spectacular fire- works show and don't for- Farmer's Market get to purchase some raffle tickets while you are Now Open Fridays here!!! The Norwalk Farmer's Lions members will be Market is open for busi- selling tickets periodically ness Fridays from 4 to 7 at Fareway and Scott's p.m. in the parking lot at Foods during the month of Scott's Foods, 1120 Sunset June. Also look for Raffle Dr. Ticket cans at your favor- Organizer Jim Dixon ite retail outlets in the area. said although it is a small Questions, contact me market, there are someLinda Bussanmas @ 979- great products. 8757 or by email lbussan mas@norwalk.k12.ia.us. Remembrance Service O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services-Celebration of Life Center invites families that we have served in the past year to our first annual Remembrance Sunday. The event will be held Sunday, June 14, 2-3:30 p.m. in our Community Room. Reservations are encouraged, but not required. For more information, or to make a reservation, call us at 981-0700. American Pickers To Film In Norwalk Norwalk is excited to welcome Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archeology to the area. The team will film epi- sodes of their hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout Iowa. Filming will begin next month. AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinat- ing world of antique 'pick- ing" on History. This hit show follows two of the most skilled pickers in the business, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, as they em- bark on an epic road trip across the U.S. in search of America's most valuable antiques from motor- cycles, classic cars and bi- cycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle America, restore forgotten relics to their former gloD and learn a thing or two about American history along the way. Filming is scheduled to start next month. AMERI- CAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore what you may have. They are on the hunt for interesting characters with interesting and unique items. Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual ra- dios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, vintage musical equipment, vin- tage automotive items, early firefighting equip- ment, vintage clothing, pre-50"s western gear. AMERICAN PICKERS is produced by Cineflix Productions for History. New episodes air Wednes- days at 9 p.m. ET on His- tory. If you have a large col- lection or want to refer someone to Mike and Frank, email: your name, number, address and de- scription of the collection and photos to: american pickers@cineflix.com, or call 1-855-old-rust. Soap Box Derby Racing Saturday The 10th Annual Soap Box Derby Street Race is Saturda June 13, starting at 9 a.m. in front of the Nor- walk Christian Church. The cars will race south on Main Street. The race con- tinues until there is a win- ner in Stock, Super Stock and Masters. The youth participants have put a lot of time and effort into their cars and they really enjoy it. Come to the race and cheer for your favorite driver. Members of the Nor- walk Christian Church will have food available throughout the day. Bleachers will be set up or you may bring a lawn chair. There will be raffle tick- ets to purchase with many prices donated from local business. They include an overnight stay at Holiday Inn South, gift certificates for Winn's, Olson's Bread and Breakfast, Taco John's and Subway to mention a few. Raffle proceeds go to- ward funding the race. Tickets may be purchased -~, in advance by contacting Pat Wahl at 515-981-4928. The winner of the race goes to Akron, OH for the 78th Annual World Cham- pionship race Saturday, July 25. For more information call Mark Artwein at 515- 971-5177 or Curt Lank- forG 515-287-0881 or cell 515-229-4894. Grief Support Group The monthly grief sup- port group will meet Mon- day, June 15, from 7 - 8 p.m. at O'Leary Celebra- tion of Life Center, 1020 Main St. This grief support group meets the third Monday of each month. It is free of charge and open to any individual grieving the loss of a family mem- ber or friend. Everyone is welcome. Contact O'Leary Cel- ebration of Life Center at 981-0700 for more infor- marion.