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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR AND NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Warren f1,t,,I,,I .... 1t,,11,,11 ..... II,,I,lll,,,I,,l,,,I,l,ll,,,I,,ll___. .... , ,, Town and County ws 50 Vol. 42 No. 6 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 Thursday, July 1,2010 LETTERS OUR POLICY We publish letters to the editor when they are not libelous and when they are signed by the person or persons submitting them. Opinions expressed are not necessarily the opinions of the N/Warren Town and County News staff. Letters are printed as received. We do not correct spelling and grammatical errors. Why would the majority of the Cumming city coun- cil go against the wishes of the citizens of Cumming. When presented with a petition signed by over 80 citi- zens, to appoint Karen McKinney to fill a vacant seat, Anita Enos, Jeff Miller, and Skip Shelly, decided they know what is best and appointed someone else. Is it because, that is what Jim told them to do. I also ques- tion Anita making the motion to appoint her bosses wife, quid-pro-quo?? Now the city will have to pay for a spe- cial election when it was not necessa W. The best part about a special election is that maybe the former mayor and these bobble heads will realize that the residents are really tired of them and their antics. And now the three of them are going after another business owner, like they have others in the past. How can the three of you vote to require business owners to submit to things that you do not require, of yourselves as business own- ers. Until the three of them can think for themselves, and not do whatever Jimbo tells them, we need to boy- cott their businesses. There are plenty of body shops, and social halls around that do a quality job, which you three as council members are not. /s/Anthony Webb Mayor's 1 Moment k  By Mayor Doug Pierce First of all, I want to wish every one of you a Happy and Safe Fourth of July! It is a great time to spend with family and friends, but please take time to remember what the significance of this holiday is. When you actu- ally get to see the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., you realize how much foresight our founding fathers had when they penned that document. Since then, a lot of sacrifices by a lot of folks have been made to keep this a free country and give us the lifestyle that we are all so fortunate to have. And speaking of Washington, D.C., several of us from Norwalk went on the Greater Des Moines (DSM) Part- nership trip to D.C. (June 9-11) where we were able to hear, listen and interact with our congressional mem- bers. I have been to D.C. many times when I was the Deputy Adjutant General, Air to "lobby" our elected officials and it was rare to get to see each one of them personally. However, we did get to see and hear each one on this trip, as well as make office calls with Sena- tor Grassley and Congressmen Boswell and Latham. Those attending from Norwalk were Mark Miller and myself representing the City, Chief Ed Kuhl as the Norwalk Chamber President, Councilman John Putbrese representing Warren County Economic Development and Superintendent Denny Wulf, representing the Norwalk Schools. The "projects" that we took to D.C. included one for the county and four for Norwalk. For the County, we Concluded p.2 Parks & Rec Receives Grant City of Norwalk Parks and Recreation has re- ceived a $2,000 grant from Warren County Philan- thropic Partnership (WCPP). Grant funds will assist the department in purchasing new picnic tables and umbrellas to be installed at the Norwalk Aquatic Center. "As Norwalk's popula- tion continues to grow, and ultimately more and more people visit the aquatic center, more seat- ing, especially for visitors during breaks and for con- cessions, has been needed. Our department is grateful to the WCPP for their con- tinued support of recre- ation and human services for not only the residents of Norwalk, but the entire Warren County area," stated Jeff Lucas, Recre- ation Supervisor. The Warren County Philanthropic Partnership was organized to promote and enhance community- based philanthropy in Warren County. The WCPP recently received a state award to facilitate endowment building and grant making. The contribution to the foundation was made pos- sible by the Iowa General Assembly. In 2004, the Iowa Legislature passed several bills to encourage foundation building and community-based philan- thropy. Among these mea- sures was H.F. 2032 which provided that non-gam- bling counties, initiating a county-wide community foundation would be eli- gible to receive one half of one percent of the state's gross gambling tax re- ceipts. Twenty-six applications were received and twenty- two organizations across Warren County shared in the funding allocations. Mail Delivery Saturday, July 3rd Mail will safely be de- livered Satfirday, July 3, however due to the pa- rade, street closures may delay the delivery time of your mail. The Norwalk Post Office is open for business on July 3 normal Saturday hours 9-11 a.m. Post office box section customer mail is ready by 9 a.m. Monday-Saturday. Raffle Tickets Still Available Members of the Norwalk Lions Club will be selling raffle tickets for the Independence Day cel- ebration in front of Scott's Foods arid Fareway. Other Norwalk businesses also have the tickets on sale for various prizes. Tickets will also be on sale at City Park following the parade, at the Bingo booth and prior to the fireworks. Cash donations, as well as prize items, are also be- ing collected. Anyone hav- ing a donation may call Linda Buss anmas at 979- 8757. Lions Club sponsors Bingo at the Park follow- ing the parade with Black- out Bingo at 3 p.m. The club, along with Norwalk Parks and Recreation, also sponsors The Greater Des Moines Community Band from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at McAninch Sports Com- plex prior to the fireworks display. Pancakes Before The Parade Good Will Chapter Or- der of the Eastern Star will serve a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. until just be- fore the parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3. The cost is $5 and includes pancakes, sausage and drinks at the Masonic Hall on Main Street. Norwalk's Independence Day Schedule of Events Theme: Family Ties - Norwalk Roots Friday, July 2 - "Party, Before the Works" *7 p.m. - Midnight, The Wright Place parking lot, 340 Wright Road, Norwalk, sponsored by Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce, public welcome. Entertainment: Standing Hampton performing live at 7:30 p.m. (rain or shine). Cost: $5 admission with children 6 and under, free. (No special activities for children this year). Drinks, food and beer will be available for purchase. Pork loin sandwiches will be prepared by Greg Winchell Sr. and Greg Winchell Jr. of Young Gun's Bar-B-Que. NO COOL- ERS are allowed. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Nearby parking available. Saturday. July 3 - Various Activities *7 a.m. - Pancake breakfast is hosted by members of Good Will Chapter Order of the Eastern Star at the Masonic Hall on Main Street. Serving is from 7 a.m. until just prior to the start of the parade at 10 a.m. Cost for pancakes, sausage and drink is $5. The event is open to the public. "10 a.m. - Parade. Entry forms available at site of pa- rade lineup, Norwalk High School parking lot. (Parade route published on page fifteen of this issue.) *Noon to approximately 3:30 p.m. - Activities in City Park on North Avenue: various game and vender booths, food and snacks. Bingo with Black-Out Bingo at 3 p.m. in park shelter sponsored by Norwalk Lions Club. Booth registration forms are available at City Hall, 705 North Ave., and the N/Warren Town and County News office, 727 Main St., or call Pat Wahl at 981-4928 or email her at *7 - 8:30 p.m. Norwalk Parks and Recreation and Norwalk Lions Club present The Greater Des Moines Community Band at McAninch Sports Complex on Wright Road. *Dusk - (approximately 9 p.m.) Metro's Finest Fire- works Display by Norwalk Lions Club at McAninch Sports Complex on Wright Road. No admission or park- ing charge, but donations accepted at gate to help de- fray costs of fireworks. Concession stand will be open for snacks and drinks. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Sparklers, alcohol, to- bacco and pets are not allowed at the Norwalk- McAninch Sports Complex. Party Before The Works This Friday Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor Party Before the Works Friday, July 2, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the parking lot of The Wright Place, 340 Wright Rd., next to the McAninch Sports Complex. Live music by Standing Hampton will begin at 7:30 p.m. Drinks, food and beer will be available for pur- chase. Pork loin sandwiches will be provided by Greg Winchell Sr. and Greg Winchell Jr. of Young Gun's Bar- B-Que. Coolers are not allowed. The cost is $5 at the door with children six and under admitted free. There will be no special activities for youngsters this year. Those attending are to bring lawnchairs. NOTICE Honor Rolls for Norwalk High School, Eastview 8/9 and Norwalk Middle School in July 8th issue