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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR A norwolk summit Willi NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors Warren and News jazz in july see p.7 SMALLTOWN PAPERS 217 WEST COTA ST- SHELTON WA 98584-2263 llulIlulllilll‘lulllllll‘“‘lll“H”!llllllulllllnllllul“ 50¢ Vol. 47 No. 11 Norwalk, 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981 -0406 email: news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, July 23, 2015 Norwalk Site Recognized as an Iowa Certified Site ayor Tom Phillips and Representatives from the Ancell/Knox family join Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds and Director Debbie Durham during the Certified Site announcement at the Rotunda. Norwalk is one of six sites in the State of Iowa receiving this economic development designation. Photo submitted. Governor Terry Bran- stad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds have announced six additional industrial sites to achieve certifica- tion through the Iowa Eco- nomic Development Au— thority (IEDA) certified site program. A Norwalk site was among the six. The other sites certified are lo- cated in Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Marion, Ma- son City, and Perry. Norwalk’s Ancell/Knox Site is a logistically conve— nient 55 acre property that is perfectly suited for; food processing, technology and data center locations, logistics park, distribution centers, light industrial, manufacturing and ware- house types of companies. "Having a Certified Site will allow us to compete for projects we would not have been eligible for be- fore,” said Hollie Askey the Executive Director of Warren County Economic Development. "The amount of due diligence that has been done on this site makes it extremely at- tractive to companies be- cause it is lower-risk and allov. . them to expedite thei; . , .msion or reloca— tion i. .13. ” . ..§..CityMana;,.;-er Ma: , .ver said, an verj .; about the .. tifit‘. nis Icpl'fi‘br $5.; a g... ot time =5} effo ‘ 1. :‘aalf of city and --,:onomic dear-.3} opn‘: others. The ogr— tification is the culmina— tion of the Council’s vision to enhance the residential/ commercial balance in Norwalk and more than 18 months of work. This will serve as an excellent asset for Norwalk's economic development efforts.” In an effort to address the lack of project-ready industrial sites in the state, the IEDA rolled out the Iowa Certified Site Pro— gram in May 2012. It is an independent, third—party certification program that uses the nationally recog- nized site selection firm of McCallum Sweeney Con- c ‘Love is Waiting” Event 3rd Annual Classic Car Show August 2nd Love is Waiting 3rd Annual Classic Car Show is Sun- day, Aug. 2, 1-5 pm. in the Norwalk Fareway Parking lot, 1711 Sunset Dr. Car registration is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Early registration is $15 or $20 day of Show.» To pre-reg— ister call Deanne at 515-418-0269. Judging of cars is at 3 p.m. with awards and raffle winners announced at 4 pm. Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 9. “Love is Waiting” is an organization formed by Deanne Dooley and her family to raise funds for fami- lies who are trying to adopt children. Dooley formed "Love is Waiting” in 2013 to help her family when they adopted her first grandchild. Her family went through the foster program having five children. After the chil- dren were reunited with biological parents, Deanne’s family decided that the foster care program wasn’t for them and decided to adopt. After successfully adopt- ing a granddaughter, the family chose to continue try- ing to raise monies to help other families with adoption costs. They do try to have money raised go to Norwalk area or Warren County families. I The fund raiser grows each year according to Dooley. The car show is a free event with may activities includ- ing a vendor fair, Classic Cars, kids activities, food tent, Debbie’s Tropical Snow, Kettle corn and Lemonade by ‘~..' nrth River Concessions. Also raffles, music by “‘- Vicked" and a 50/50 raffle. Anyone wishing to have a . nd-ai‘, swap spot or food booth, contact Jill. 2‘, 'f.2isy"%80@aol.corzi or Deanne 515-418—0269. Regency Care Center is providing a carnival for the f. canisters. Concluded p. 13 suiting (MSC) as the sole certifying agent. The Iowa Certified Site Program is designed to consider a combination of national site location standards as well as Iowa’s natural as— sets and industry needs of the state’s targeted sectors. Concluded p. 13 Warrior Football Camp A The 12th annual Norwalk High School Youth Football Camp for boys entering grades 7—8 is Monday, July 27, through Thursday, July 30, from 8- 10 a.m. at Warrior Sta— dium. Registration is $30. The non-padded camp is a four-day skill develop- ment camp with an em- phasis on the important skills needed to be a suc- cessful football player at any position. In each camp game and tournament play is included. Daily scheduled will include stretching/agility routine, skills contests, awards and guest speakers. There are three camps in one. Fundamentals Camp: Each camper will concen- trate on all the skills needed to become a better football player. Running, blocking, tackling, ball skills and game play will be emphasized. Concluded p. 8 Three Council Seats Up for Election New process for submitting candidacy papers Three City Council seats will be up for election this fall. These seats all carry a four—year term and are cur- rently held by incumbents Eric Delker, Kyle Jackson and Council appointee Tom Greteman. New this year, all completed candidacy papers are to be filed with the Warren County Auditor’s office at 301 N. Buxton in Indianola. The filing period runs from August 24, 2015 to 5 pm. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. P0- tential City Council candidates may still pick up their nomination papers and affidavits of candidacy at Norwalk City Hall or online at www.morwalkiowa. gov. The top vote getter of the November 3, 2015 election will be seated at the November 19, 2015 Council meet- ing. Mr. Greteman, appointed by the council last fall to fill the seat vacated by Ms. Jamie Sylvester upon her untimely passing, currently fills this seat. Questions can be directed to Norwalk City Clerk Jodi Eddleman at 981— 0228 ext. 2232 or the Warren County Auditor’s Office at 961-1020. NHS Athletic Hall of Fame The Norwalk Athletic/Activities Office is excited to announce the creation and establishment of the Norwalk High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The mission of the HOF is to recognize and honor former athletes, coaches, and others who have made sig- nificant contributions to the athletic programs of Norwalk High School and to the growth and success of Norwalk Athletics while educating our current athletes about the history of Norwalk Athletics. The HOF ceremony will be held in conjunction with homecoming week with the actual Hall of Fame induc- tion to be held during the community pep rally Thurs- day, Sept. 10, and recognition of those inductees at half- time of the Homecoming Football Game on Friday. The by—laws, nomination and selection criteria, as well as the nomination form, can be found on the Norwalk Athletic/Activities website located at wwwnorwalkwarriors.org. Nominations of candidates must be submitted to the Norwalk Athletic/Activities Office postdated no later than August 15, 2015. Contact the Norwalk Athletic/Activities Office for additional information or clarification. Ghost Players Here Saturday Area residents are reminded that the Field of Dreams Ghost Players, "The Greatest Show on Dirt,” will re- turn to Norwalk’s McAninch Sports Complex, 200 Wright Road, Saturday, July 25, with festivities begin- ning at 4:30 pm. The cost is a free-will donation with a suggestion of $5 per person. . Ghost Players support children and adults living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) with proceeds of the event to ben— efit Camp Hertko Hollow Inc., Iowa’s camp for children with diabetES and the JDRF Greater Iowa Chapter. The group will perform their entertaining comedy routine that incorporates children from the audience. A Celebrity game, which includes Ghost Players versus N orwalk Police Officers and Norwalk Fire Fighters will follow the comedy routine. In addition to the entertainment, there will be a 50/ 50 raffle and food to purchase. Seating is limited, so lawn chairs are recommended. Last year the Norwalk event raised more than $2,400 for children and families living with T1D. For more information, contact Jacquie McGee at jmmcgee50211@gmail.com .1.