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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, July 3, 2014 -. Ira, 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 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 Association Iowa Newspaper Association Senate News By State Senator Julian B. Garrett Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gov. More Government Oversight June 25 was the date of the latest meeting of the Sen- ate Government Oversight Committee. We had known for months that there was one case where a former De- partment of Administrative Services (DAS) employee had asked for and was given additional money in ex- change for signing a confidentiality clause, an agree- ment not to discuss with others the details of her settle- ment with the State. The Committee finally called the attomey who negotiated that agreement, Ryan Lamb, to testify. He stated that that case was the only one where money was laid for a confidentiality agreement. He stated that the reason he wanted confidentiality agree- ments was because he and others vere negotiating settle- ments with other terminated employees and he believed it would be more difficult to negotiate with them if they knew the details of other settlement agreements. A num- ber of the other settlement agreements contained confi- dentiality clauses but no extra money was paid for them in the other cases. A number of DAS employees had been terminated in September of 2011 in a cost saving reorganization of the DAS division that handles state construction projects. Savings resulted from reducing the number of employees working on state construction projects and. eliminating general contractors and replacing them with construction managers who did not cost the state as much as general contractors. The Senate Democrats ini- tially tried to make people believe that confidentiality agreements were created by the Branstad administra- tion to cover up some kind of wrongdoing. As time went by it was discovered that confidentiality agreements have been used for many years in state government, going back at least to the Culver and Vilsack adminis- trations. They had even been used by the Board of Re- ents. When Governor Branstad found out they had been used by current state employees, he issued an ex- ecutive order prohibiting them in state government. As always, feel free to contact me at Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gov, or call 515-281-3371 with your ideas or concerns. O'Learv Funetat&CtemationSewii . Eric E. O'Leary ot. 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 et Norwalk. (515) 981-0700 OBITUARY ROBERT DASH Services were held at Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home in Des Moines Wednesday, June 18, for Robert Dash, 66, Norwalk, who died Thursda June 12, at HCI Care Services 56th in Des Moines. Burial was at the Norwalk Cemetery. Mr. Dash was born March 15, 1948 to Carl and Mar- garet ('Wilson) Dash in Des Moines. He owned Robert Dash Trucking for 3Oyears and had logged more than three million miles during his careen He was an avid New York Yankees fan and enjoyed NASCAR with Jimmy Johnson as his favorite driven He also loved to cook. Survivors include his siblings, Marlyn Thompson, Annette Dash, Carlene (Shwela) Win and Larry (Sunny) Dash; nephews, Jeff Thompson and Larry Dash Jr.; nieces, Kyi Kyi Win and Shwe Win Soliz; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Kevin Thompson. Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneraiHome.com. OBITUARY ERMA MAY (DURBIN) SPECK Services were held Thursda June 26, in Des Moines for Erma May (Durbin) Speck, 91, Prole, who died Sun- da June 22, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Mrs. Speck was born May 12, 1923 in Des Moines. She was the daughter of Ernest and Helen (Elings) Durbin. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and a resident of the area for all of her life with the ex- ception of a time living in San Francisco during the War. She married Harlin Speck and during her working years, she was employed as a photo finisher at Rolee Photog- raphers. She was a member of Clifton Heights Presby- terian Church. She was an avid Precious Moments col- lector and also enjoyed collecting angels, crocheting and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include her children, Donald Speck of Des Moines, Linda Shaver of Prole and Jartice Connelly of New Virginia; ten grandchildren; 18 great-grandchil- dren; and siblings, Lucille Kissel of Oak Park Heights, MN and Robert Durbin of Des Moines. She was pre- ceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Audrey Putney; and brother, William Durbin. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association. Legislative Newsletter Stan Gustafson Iowa House Representative District 25 On June 17, I went on a conservation tour in Clarke and Madison County with members of the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District Board. We stopped at several wetlands, including Fred Martens' CREP wetland, the Clarke County lake development project, the Big Thompson watershed project, the Macksburg Mid-American windmill site, the Cedar Lake dredge pool site and the Badger Creek Lake project. It was an interesting and informative tour. The Board of Regents released an update summariz- ing the findings of Phase I of an eight-month review by the firm of Deloitte Consulting. Initial findings of the review indicate that there may be savings available in the $30 to $80 million range. This review covered sev- eral areas at each state university in both administra- tive areas as well as services to students. Both strengths and challenges were identified in the report. There is a need to identify uses for increased spending require- ments based upon specific needs as opposed to a per- centage increase based upon the prior year's spending patterns. Oklahoma and South Carolina have joined Indiana as the first three states to reverse their decisions to adopt the Common Core standards in 2010. When the stan- dards were released in 2010, 45 states made the move to adopt them, including Iowa. House Republicans intro- duced several bills this year to address Common Core standards, but 0nly one passed the House. House File 2439 received a unanimous vote on the Floor'only to die in the Senate when it was not takert up for consider- ation. The Bill required public hearings across the state about Iowa's standards and asked for a report to be de- livered to the legislature on any changes requested. It also gave the legislature greater oversight over standards" changes and placed new protections and restrictions on the collection of student data. Concluded p. 7 SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 i 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 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 m grade Nursery also provided. 6 pm Sun. Jr. and Sr. High 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service 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 Travis Stanley, Pastor Marti Stanley, Pastbr 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:15 am Church School 10:30 am Worship Nursery Provided Wed. pin CYF & Chi Rho Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko 9:30 am Worship Nursery Provided :g:g. 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 Assumption Church 897 West St. 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Father John Ludwig Mass: 7:30 a.m. Sunday CG Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 981-4321 www.hccumming.com 10 am Worship Nursery, newbom 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 Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Jr. & Sr. High, Men's arid 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 & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday *** St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 615 Iowa Ave. 641-764-2752 Keith LingwalL Pastor. 971-0504 Ron Molar, Pastor, 770-1286 9:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies Liun Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th St. - 981-4062 (3inni Otto, Pastor Free-will offering Breakfast 8-9:30 am 10 am Worship Adult Sunday School- 11 am INDIANOLA Freedom Fellowship Church (WFC) 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 (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. I Deadline for ads, [ legals and stories I is Noon Friday!