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! C, Page Six N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, July 24, 2014 .D ~- ag OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Regular Session July14, 2014 The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. Directors Present-Katherine Schmidt, Rick Kaul, Justin Fletcher, and Maribeth Wright. George Meinecke joined the meeting in progress at 6:02 p.m. The followin,q motions were made, seconded, and approved: Approved the Consent Agenda. Approved the Board's top 5 IASB legislative action priorities Approved increasing the charge for renting the Performing Arts Center by for profit/out of district entities from $JI00 per hour to $150 per hour. Approved appointment of the following officials for the 2014-2015 school year: Board Secretary, Treasurer, and School Business Official - Kate Baldwin LLC Chief Legal Counsel - ~.hlers & Cooney Attorneys and Dorsey & Whitney Level I Harassment Investigators - Jill Anderson and Eric Neesen Level II Harassment Investigator - Greg Staples, Norwalk Police Equity'Coordinator- Kate Baldwin . .Bank Depositories ,City State Bank, Norwalk, 10wa Iowa Schools Joint Investment Trust (ISJIT) - Bankers Trust, Des Moines, Iowa Community Bank, Indianola, Iowa Peoples Bank, Indianola, Iowa- oTELF, The Education Uquidity Fund, Des Moines, Iowa Newspaper-North Warren Town & County News Approved the SpyGlass Snapshot Audit Agreement for analysis of the District's primary telecommunications service accounts to seek cost recovery, service elimination, and cost reduction recommendations, subject to clarifica- tion/revision of paragraphs #2 and #3. approved pursuing potential participation and collaboration with InfoSnap to develop an online student registration product that will integrate with Infinite Campus, the District's student information system software. approved investigating the possible purchase of Campus Messenger Voice with RDI and SMS, a software product that would allow automated phone, and text messaging of parent# in the event of emergency school cancellations. The meeting was edjoumed at 7:40 p.m. Official minutes will be available following board approval. Kate Baldwin, Board Secretary Blue Ribbon Foundation Breaks Corndog Kickoff Fundraising Record " Iowa State Fair fans were "Rock'n Round the Grounds" Saturday, July 12, at the Blue Ril bon Foundation's 18th annual Corndog Kickoff Benefit Auc- tion and Fair Food Grazing Party. For the 4th consecu- tive year, the Corndog Kickoff has broken a record. The event raised a total of $424,000 for the renovation and preservation of the Iowa State Fairgrounds! More than 1,800 Iowa State Fair supporters gathered for a night of fun, food and fundraising.The Blue Rib- bon Foundation auctioned off 31 live and 205 silent auc- tion packages for totals of $145,000 and $47,850, respec- tively. Patron contributions totaled $185,375. The re- maining funds consisted of ticket and merchandise sales. "The Corndog Kickoff set another record this year in terms of attendance and dollars raised. We cannot thank Iowans enough for their support. Their State Fair will continue to grow and prosper because of their generos- ity. Thank you," said Peter Cownie, Blue Ribbon Foun- dation Executive Director. The Blue Ribbon Foundation encourages the public to attend this year's Iowa State Fair, August 7-17, and see the many improvements made possible through the support of Fair-lovers. Make a point to explore the fin- ished renovation of the Patty and Jim Cownie Cultural Center. The final phase of construction added more restrooms accessible from the second floor entrance. There is now access to the plaza area from the hillside with a new set of stairs and landscaping. Improvements have also bees made to the Youth Inn. The first phase of the renovation includes: a replaced roof, remodeled showe.rs and the addition of cooling to the upper level. Since its inception in 1993, the Blue Ribbon Founda- tion has been raising funds to renovate'and restore the historic Iowa State Fairgrounds. More than $100 mil- lion has been generated to date and has supported 40 projects throughout the Fairgrounds Improvements have been made to the William Knapp Varied Indus- tries Building, .the Grandstand, the Campgrounds and Ye Old Mill. In addition, funds support the building of new facilities such as the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learn- ing Center, Elwell FamilyFood Center and the Richard O. Jaco'bson Exhibition Center The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information, contact the Foundation at 800-450-3732, bluerf @blueril bonfoundation.org or visi www.blue ribbonfofindation.org. clip and save - Norwalk Schools Phone Directory Central OfficeAdministration 981-0676 High School (Grades 10-12) 981-4201 High School Activities 981-4204 Eastview 8/9 School 981-9655 Middle 6/7 School 981-0435 Lakewood Elementary (Grades 3-5) 981-1850 Oviatt Elementary (Grades PreK-2) 981-1005 Transportation Office (Bus Barn) 981-0016 Food Service/Nutrition Office 981-9876 Building & Grounds Office 981-0917 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the WAR- REN COUNTY ZONING COMMIS- SION on the 31= day of July, 2014 at 7:05 p.m. in the 2"~ floor Board of Supervisors Meeting Room,Warren County Administration Building, Indianola, Iowa. Said hearing is in regard to a rezon- ing application submitted by Allen and Teresa Bown, 10971 44t" Lane, Prole, Iowa 50229. The proposed re- zoning would allow for the rezoning of certain lands within Warren County from A-1 (Agrjcultural District) to C-2 (General Commercial-Highway Ser- vice District). The proposed rezoning would allow for an office and shop to be used for general repairs on vehicles and allow for sales of used vehicles on property described as: Parcel"A"-That part of Lot 2 and Lot 3 of Bown Subdivision, an. official subdivision of Warren County, re- corded in Plat Book 8, Pages 437- 446, descdbed as follows; Commencing at the South Quarter comer of Section 22, Township 76 North, Range 25West; thence South 89 degrees 04 minutes 59 seconds West, 594.00 feet along the south line of said Section 22 also being part of the south line of said Lot 2 to a corner of Lot 2 and the point of beginning; thence South 89 degrees 04 minutes 59 seconds West, 50.48 feet along said south line; thence North 04 degrees 35 minulms 15 eec- onds East, 235.30 feet; thence North 66 degrees 01 minutes 41 seconds East, 210.35 feet to the west line of said Lot3; thence North 16 degrees 47 minutes 51 seconds East, 233.57 feet; thence North 83 degrees 46 minutes 24 seconds East, 110.43 feet; thence South 06 degrees 50 minutes 26 seconds East, 154.74 feet; thence South 48 degrees 28 " minutes 29 seconds West, 250.86 feet to the east line of said Lot 2; thence South 00 degrees 15 rain-. utes 25 seconds East, 54.60 feet along said east line; thence South 89 degrees 05 minutes 00 seconds West, 145.96 feet; thence South 00 degrees 55 minutes 01 seconds East, 171.00 feet along a part of a boundary line of said Lot 2 to the point of beginning, having an area of said Northeast Quarter of "the Northeast Quarter; thence South 88 degrees 28 minutes 30 seconds East, 740.26 feet along the north line of said Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter; thence South 00 degrees 00 minutes 06 seconds East, 466.17 feet; thence North 88 degrees 28 minutes 30 seconds West, 740.26 to the west line of said Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter; thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 06 seconds West, 466.17 feet to the point of beginning, hav- ing an area of 7.92 acres including 1.87 acres of Warren County Road Easement. Located at 9912 G24 Highway, Indianola, Iowa 50125. The text of the application is on file in the ZONING OFFICE in the Warren County Administration Building, 301 North Buxton, Suite 212, Indianola, Iowa, and may be examined during regular office hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Written comments will be accepted during regular office hours or before the hearing." Send comments to: War- of 1.54 acres including 0.06 acres of Iowa Highway 92 Road Easement. The 2014 Iowa State Fair will feature expanded ag- Located at 10971 44t" Lane, Prole, ricultural education in- Iowa 50229. cluding new activities fo- The text of the application is on file in cused on corn, soybeans, the ZONING OFFICE in the Warren CountyAdminiatrationBuilding,301 hydroponics and dairy North Buxton, Suite 212, Indianola, cattle. This year's "Amaz- Iowa, and may be exa.mined during regular office hours (Monday through ing]y Amusing" c(3]ebra- Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), tion runs August 7-17. Written comments will be accepted This year, Fairgoers of during regular office hours or before all ages can learn about the hearing Send commentsto: War- corn and soybeans at the ren County Zoning Office, 301 North Buxton, Suite 212, Indianola, Iowa John,Deere Agriculture 50125 or email them .to: Building thanks to a new zoning @co.warren.ia.us hands-on experience Dated at Indianola, Iowa this 15t" day called Farm with Us. The efOuly. 20t4. interactive learning desti- LindseyBaughman nation allows visitors to Assistant Zoning Director touch bushels of corn and soybeans and learn how OFFICIAL crops grow. A green screen PUBLICATION will transport families to NOTICE OF PUBLIC Iowa farms for the.perfect HEARING photo op. A complimen- Notice is hereby given that a public tary photo will be emailed hearing will be held before the WAR- to visitors as well as REN COUNTY ZONING COMMIS- 'printed. SION on the 31= day of July, 2014 at 7:10 p.m. in the 2"d floor Board of A short walk from the Supervisors Meeting Room,Warren Agriculture Building, the County Administration Building, Indianola, lowa. Animal Learning Center features two new educa- Said hearing is in regard to a rezon- ing application submitted by James tional experiences. The and Dottle Lu Johnson, 9912 G24 new hydroponics display Highway, lndianola, lowa50125. The teaches young and old proposed rezoning would allow for the 'rezoning of certain lands within War- alike about the soil-less ren County from A-1 (AgriculturaIDis- growing of plants while trict) to C-2 (General Commercial- Highway Service Districts) for pur- the Thank a FarlTter Wall poses related to the existing C-2 zoned invites anyone to leave a property for the pet.cemetery, crema- tory and related uses on property de- message for the hard- scribed as: working farmers of Iowa Parcel"M"-That part of Parcel B, re- The newly expanded corded in Irregular Plat Book 10 BoUlevard of Dairy Page 19 of 77-24, and that part of B~eeds, located in the the Northeast Quarter of the North- east Quarter of Section 33, Town- Putrtey Fa~3ily cattle BalTI, ship 77 North, Range 24 West of the 5th P.M Warren County, Iowa, de- scribed as follows; Beginning at the Northwest corner Amazing New Food and Amusing Fun at the 2014 Iowa State Fair The Iowa State Fair will offer a wide variety of new offerings to taste, watch and experience this year New Fair foods, attractions and entertainment are available in addition to the many traditional Fair favorites. "Noth- ing Compares" to this array of new excitement that awaits Fairgoers August 7-17. Foods This year's Fair foods feature over a dozen l ew items including a collection of value-priced items. New bar ;ain-priced treats include food contest finalists Funnel Cake Sticks, Smoked Brisket and Bacon Mac N Cheese, Caprese Salad On-a-sticK Brownie Blitz and the Three Buck Bowl - all for only $3 each. The Fair's newest Fair Square Flavor, Fair-berr a tasty blend of crisped rice cereal and marshmallows with a burst of strawberry fla- vor, is available for just $2. Attractions The newly completed renovations to the Patty and Jim Cownie Cultural Center include a fully air-cOndi- tioned building and a new exhibit space for the Photog- ren County Zoning Office, 301 North Buxton, Suite 212, Indianola, Iowa raphy Salon on the third floor. In celebration, of the 75th 50125 or email them to: zonin yeaz: of the Fair's popular Photography Salon, the Cu]- g@co,warren.ia.us " tural Center will display hundreds of black and white Dated at Indianola, Iowa this.15~ day of July, 2014. Lindsey Baughman , AssistantZoning Administrator OFFICIAL PUBLICATION SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT =Two longhorn steer, one brown, one black and white, each -600 Ibs" found at 3009 $23 Hwy, Carlisle. 06- 30-14; owner should contact the sheriff's office 515-961-1122 case # i- 2014-0395" Mike Morrison, Detective Ser- geant, Office of Warren County Sher- iff, Fax: 515-961-1025, Phone: 515- 961-1122, PO Bax 337, 115N Howard, Indianola, IA 50125. Agricultural Education Opportunities will focus on the six main breeds of dairy cattle in Concluded p. 9 entries as a salute to Ansel Adams. In addition, the Atrium will feature an exhibit of historic photos from Bill Woolston's 1975 photo essa3 "Iowa's Fair." Stop by the West Grand Exhibit Area (north of Elwell Family Food Center) to check out the t-l'dover Presiden- tial Library Museum Special Exhibit Preview. This ex- citing new display focuses on President Hoover's food relief efforts during World War I. Brush up on your his- tory, snag a Hoover. biscuit and be sure to catch the Hoover Humanitarian Relief Ship as it cruises the grounds daily at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Visit Seward Johnson's amazing "God Bless America" sculpture. Standing at 25 feet tall and weighing 5,900 pounds, the traveling sculpture depicts Grant Wood's "aanerican Gothic." It will be on display every day at the entrance to Pella Plaza on Rock Island Ave. This year the Thrill Zone will be relocated to the southwest corner of the Fairgrounds, west of the Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Building. Those daring enough to test their courage will find the Crazy Mouse, Sky Scraper, Sling Shot and more in the new location. Stage Entertainment This year's free stage line-up features alternative rock band Alien Ant Farm. The group boasts more than five million record sales, a Grammy Award nomination and four top-ten singles including their double-platin6m cover of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal." Other rock groups include Great White, Slaughter, Los Lonely Boys, Winger and The Romantics. GenerationNOW Entertainment, Sub Sonic Social and 515 Alive present the "Fair-well to Summer Dance Party," offering teens and young adults a place to show off their dance moves at the Iowa State Fair. Featured performances include Jesse Jamz (Sub Sonic Social / 515 Alive), DJ Raj (Sub Sonic Social / 515 Alive), DJ Mad Mardigan (Official DJ of the Minnesota Timberwolves), Mister Black (Firepower Records) and emcee Shawn Brighton. Not only will they be spinning music from all eras and genres, but they will also be offering some ftm surprises and special guests. After reuniting ih 2013, Trick Pony is back and better than ever with a new flare to fit today's country radio. Their hits include "On a Mission, Just What IDo" and the top-ten single off their gold-certified debut al- bum, "On a Night Like Thi ." Other country acts in- clude Dustin Lynch, The Swon Brothers, Kris.tian Bush and Eric Paslay. Back by popular demand, the self-proclaimed "Glee- meets-Stomp" group Vocal Trash will perform daily. Also returning is southern rock band Black Stone Cherr Here Come the Mummies and Hairball, the world's ul- timate 80s arena rock impersonation act. "Nothing Compares" to the 2014 Iowa State Fair, August 7-17. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. Discounted gate admission tick- ets are on sale now thrJough our convenient print at home' ticket option at iowastatefair.org. For more information, call 800-545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org. The homeland of the first immigrant processed at Ellis Island was Ireland. Her name was Annie Moore and she was from County Cork. She passed through Ellis Island on January 1, 1892.