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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, June 20, 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 reserve the right to cancel any advertisement at any time. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to P.O. Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Member of: National Newspaper Iowa Newspaper Association Association Legislative News By State Representative Julian B. Garrett Historic Tax Cut Governor Branstad has signed Senate File 295, a bill providing what he calls the biggest tax cut in Iowa his- tory last week. The bill provides an estimated $4.4 bil- lion in property tax relief over the next ten years. Every class of property will see some relief. Agricultural and residential property will see a cht of about $500 mitlion annually by the tenth year. There is also about $90 mil- lion in income tax relief annually. I understand that there had been unsuccessful attempts for about thirty years to reform Iowa's commercial property tax laws. we had tried in both 2011 and 2012 to pass reforms, but it was not until this year that we were successful in getting an agreement with the Senate. Iowa's commercial property tax rates have been among the highest in the nation so the new law will make us more competitive with other states as a good place to do business. School Tuition Organization Tax Credits A bill that is of interest to" private schools and their supporters is House File 625. It expands the availability of tax credits for entities making voluntary contribu- tions to nonprofit school tuition organizations that give scholarships to students who want to attend private schools. The total amount of the credits was raised to $12 million from $8.75 million. Under the law, a part- nership, LLC, S corporation, estate or trust can now qualify for the credit. Under the current law only indi- viduals qualified for the credit. Local Businesses Expand I attended two events last week celebrating business expansion in our area. The first was an event featuring Governor Branstad at the Cemen Tech facility in Indianola. The occasion was the launching of a partner- ship between Cemen Tech and Energy Independence Partners to launch Wetworks, a new portable wastewa- ter treatment product that they say will enable smaller towns to treat their wastewater at reduced costs. The other event featured State Economic Develop- ment Director Debi Durham, in a tour of the new Capi- tal City Fruit facility in Norwalk. Capital City Fruit is a wholesale distributor of fruits and vegetables. Their products come from the United States, Canada and Mexico as well as other countries. Their new facility was needed as they had outgrown the old one. I was very impressed with how well organized they are and the volume of business that they handle. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at 515-281-3221 or Julian.Garrett@legis. iowa.gov. I"Happy as a clam" comes from the expression "happy as a clam at high tide:' Clams are only har- vested when the tide is out. OBITUARY COILA R. VANDELUNE A memorial service was held Saturda36 June 15, at Wakonda Christian Church in Des Moines for Coila R. VandeLune, 83, Des Moines. She died Frida June 7, at Wesley Acres Care Center after a short battle with lung cancer. Mrs. VandeLune was born in Garden Grove October 23, 1929 to Alda Otis and Bertha Bumgamer. Her fam- ily moved to Norwalk in 1941. She attended NorwaLk High School where she played basketball, graduating in 1947. In 1950, she married Wayne "Lew" Lewis. They were associated with Connie and Lew's Drive-In and they owned Lew's Food Shop at 1105 Grand Ave: in Des Moines until Wayne's death in 1966. In i968, she mar- ried John VandeLune and they were married for 33 years. Mrs. VandeLune was a 65-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Norwalk and a member of Wakonda Christian Church for 57 years. She worked for Corn Belt Aluminum for 28 years, retiring in 1996. She enjoyed playing cribbage and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes. Survivors include her sons, Curtis (Terri) Lewis of Fresno, CA and Lloyd (Diane) VandeLune of Clive; grandchildren, Ashlie (Michael) Clay, Alex, Andee and Aimee Lewis; sister, Lois Blewett; sister-in-law, Irene Bumgarner; and nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be directed to her church. Online condolences may be expressed at www. HamiltonsFuneralHome.com: OBITUARY LEO MCELROY Funeral services were held in Ottumwa Frida June 14, for Leo A. McEIro36 77, Ottumwa, who died Sunda June 9, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Mr. McElroy was born January 13,1936 in Ottumwa to Arthur Duncan and Alta Gilliard McElroy. He mar- ried Glenys Judd June 13, 1953. He attended Ottumwa High School before moving to Colorado. In 1958, he returned to Iowa to live in Burlington, where he worked for Iowa Southern Utilities. He relocated to Ottumwa in 1960 and continued working for Iowa Southern Utili- ties until 1979. He then became a union representative for 1BEW Local #735, which became Local #204, until retiring in 1999. Mr. McElroy was a member of IBEW Local #204 and B.RO. Elks Lodge #347. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, hunting, fishin, g, boalng, camping and woodworking. His favorite time was the annual week-long family camping trip at Lake Rathbun. Survivors include his wife, Glenys; three children, Becky (Don) Rupe of Eldridge, Doug (Lisa) McElroy of Ottumwa and Julie (Steve) Rogers of NorwaLk; seven grandchildren, Amy Clayton, Tony (Elisabeth) Rupe, Rachel McElroy, Kaitlin McElroy, Kaylee (Stephen) Onnen, Kristi Rogers and Tayler Rogers; four great- grandchildren, Jayden Clayton, Tayja Clayton, Jacob Rupe and Kayla Rupe; a sister, Martha (Bob) Yochum of Mesa, AZ; sister-in-law, Rosa McElroy of lllinois and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two broth- ers, Ernest McElroy and Harold McElroy, and a sister, Francis Stephenson. Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane So- ciety, PO Box 1149, Ottumwa, IA 52501. In-Floor ~ Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" (515) 989-0106 SALES - SERVICE ~ REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL 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 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.fecnorwalk.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 First Baptist Church www.norwalkbaptist.org Sunset Dr. & Marred 981-4391 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 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 Laine Wilder. Pastor 981-4321 www.hccumming.com 10 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm I 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 Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship " Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and Women's Ministry Nursery Provided. *** Mr. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Jeremy Kidder, Pastor 64 1-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday *** St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 641-764-2752 Meeting at Church of the Assumption in Churchville Keith Lingwall, Pastor, 971-0504 Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 9:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies Linn Grove Umtod Methodist Church 7483 50th, Prole - 981-4062 Cindy Hickman, Pastor 9:45 am Sunday School 11 am Worship INDIANOLA Freedom Fellowship Church (IFFC) 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.: for Community Food Closet. (Please call for availability) Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) 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, tegals and stories is Noon Friday!