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217 W~eT -,- .... CO~A eT 'J~ ~ '-Jl~ u / .,~.s,,~.T~ _~.,~ .... .., OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR norwalk ~'~ ~.~ NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 50. A Norwalk Warriors Vol. 46 No. 8 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 emaih news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, July 10, 2014 ~k NORWALK PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT By Nancy Kuehl, Director OFFICE INFORMATION Pick up registration forms 24 hours a day at the Parks and Recreation office or print them off our website: www.ci.norwalk.ia.us. You can mail registration forms, place them in our drop box or walk in. Our office is located at 1100 Chatham Ave. (Public Safety Bldg.). Of- fice hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The drop box is open 24/7! If you have any quesflol s, call us at 981-9206. Online registration is available. (See website: www.norwalk.iowa.gov). UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS Triathlon Clinic, July 14 through July 25; Fitness, July 28 through August 8; Adult Ed: Home Brew, July 28 through August 8. NON=REGISTRATION EVENTS Senior Exercise, Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. at Norwalk Christian Church; Senior Wii Bowling, Thurs- days, at Public Safety Building, 1:30 p.m. PARKS & REC COMMISSION MEETING Public is invited August 6, 6 p.m. at City Hall. MISCELLANEOUS Adventureland Discount Tickets are available at our of- .rice. Have fun at two parks for the price of one. Now open - The Storm Chaser. *MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT** TRACTORS, TRUCKS AND CARS THAT GO! What do you want to be when you grow up? Norwalk Parks and Rec invites you and your family to come and join us for a free event! An assortment of interesting vehicles, including a police car, fire ruck, front-end loader, school bus, tractor and many more, will be avail- able for your child to explore and touch. Date: Satur- July 26; Time: 9 a.m. - Noon; Location: Norwalk Community High School parking, rain or shine. YOUTH TRIATHLON CLINIC ,* f AND ENTRY EVENT Join us for a one-day clinic and event that will intrTo- duce your young athlete to the fast-paced s'port of triathlon! Members of the Norwalk Racers, the local triathlon and running dub, will educate youth on safety tips, information about swimming, biking and rtmning, and tips for fast transitions. We will close with a very noncompetitive, fun event allowing, pa .rticipants to uti- lize some of the skills they learned. All participants must have a bike, age-appropriate helmet, swim goggles and suit, and running shoes with them on the day of the event. A parent or adult's participation is also required, so plan to spend the morning with your child. Regis- tration: July 14 to July.25; Date: Saturday, Aug. 2; Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Location: Norwalk Aquatic Center; Cost: $35 Norwalk resid.ent/$40.25 non-resident; Mini- mum/Maximum: 25/100. ADULT COMMUNITY EDUCATION AT MAIN STREET SCHOOL Once again, the Main Street School will offer various Community Education programs. Home Brewing- Beer Making 101-Back by popular demand. It's time to truly test your skills and give brew- ing a try. In this class you learn the basics of home beer making from brewing to bottling. This class will run two sessions- the first month to brew, the second to Concluded p. 3 Krueger Qualifies for 96th PGA Championship PGA Professional Aaron " Krueger of Norwalk, rep- resenting Wakonda Club in Des Moines, has qual- ified for the 96th PGA Championship. He is one of 20 PGA Professionals to make it to the champi- onship taking place Au- gust 7-10, at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY. Aaron Krueger dALLY SPEAKS By Sally Huntoon F o rwalh By Tom Phillips Congratulations to the 2014 class 2A State Boys - cer Champions, the Norwalk Warriors. The Warrior soc- cer team is consistently one of the best in the state. Coach Kralik and the Warrior soccer team are great ambassa- dors to our city. If you see Coach or a team member, give them a pat on the back and tell them congratula- tions. We've had a few storms blow in during.the month of June. Like many of you, I had some misconceptions as to what the sirens mean when they sound. I thought that the sirens were only for tornado warnings. But, I've come to learn that the sirens serve a broader pur- pose than that. First, if we're going to get potentially damaging winds, the sirens will go off. Those winds can be in the form of a tornado or straight line winds. If straight line winds exceed 70 MPH, they can do quite a bit of damage, so when the sirens go off, seek shelter. Also, I've learned that the sirens are mainly there for people who are outside and probably not aware that a storm is coming. For inside use, it is best to get a weather radio to warn you of potentially damaging storms com- ing our way. As a reminder, the 2014 Des Moines Home Show Expo is occurring right here in Norwalk. Watch out for heavier traffic and please be welcoming to our guests. If you get a chance, wander out to the Howe Show and see some of the homes they have on display. I hope you and your family enjoyed a happy and safe Independence Day. Linn Grove's Annual Ice Cream Social Members Of Linn Grove United Methodist Church, 7483 50th Ave., will host their annual Ice Cream Social Saturda July 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church. The menu will indude beefburgers, Salads and home- made pies and ice cream, The cost is a free-will dona- tion. The public is invited to attend. Our reporter, photographer, computer guru and friend, Mary Lou Gray, is retiring from this newspaper Frida36 Aug. 1, so shecan join her husband, David, who announced earlier this Spring that he was retiring July 1. I tried to talk her into letting us hold a retirement coffee for her Saturday, Aug. 2, but she wouldn't agree to it. I wanted the community to know how much I have appreciated her work these past years. The Grays enjoy traveling and will now have time to do so. David is Norwalk's "Pinball" expert. He and the couple's son, Christian, like to participate in Pinball con- ventions and shows, especially in the midwest. The couple also has a ciaughter, Kim, the mother of three active young sons. Now, Grandma and Grandpa will have more time for going to school concerts, games and teaching the youngsters how to fish. Mary Lou came to the newspaper September 24,1997. As she became more familiar with the newspaper busi- ness, she became my right hand. She was willing to cover meetings, take photos and work with the computer. As she gained confidence in working with the newspaper, Concluded p. 10 NHS Class of '84 Plans 30 Year Reunion Members of Norwalk High School Class of 1984 are aCT" planning a reunion the weekend of August 15 - 17. Those planning to attend must RSVP by Monda3 July 21. The schedule of events is as follows: Frida% Aug. 15, 7 p.m., Meet and Greet at Outskirtz in Orilla; Saturda); Aug. 16, 10 a.m. 9-hole best-ball at Warrior Run, I p.m. tour of the high school and from 6 - 10 p.m. dinner and drinks at Racoon River Brewery upstairs pool room and Sunday, Aug. 17, Styx/Foreigner Concert at the Iowa State Fair. A block of tickets has been reserved, but quan- tifles are limited. Please RSVP which events you will be attending and how many by Monday, July 21. If you are on Facebook, you may RSVP there, NHS Class of '84 30 Year Reunion. You may also contact Marilyn Locus - msllegal06@yahoo.com; Pete Graham - petermgraham@yahoo.com or Laurie (Hix) Creech - lauriel_creech@ginail.com. q ~a