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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, August 11, 2011 NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 727 Main St., 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 Mary Lou Gray Reporter/Proofer/Computers Arlene Knust Typesetter]Office Loft 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 OBITUARY JERRICA ANN BRACELIN-LEMKE Services were held at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines Thurs- da~ Aug. 4, for Jerrica Ann Bracelin-Lemke, 24, Nor- . walk, who died Saturda35 July 30, at: Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Burial was at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines. She was born May 31, 1987. Survivors include her mother, Pare; sisters, Jen- nifer and Mahdi; brother, Jasfsn; three step-brothers and two minor children; grandparents, Dick and Marti and Grammy Audrey; nieces, Audre)~ Saffron and Temperance; nephew, Gregory, and many aunts and uncles. ~She was preceded in death by her father, AGreg Jerrica Ann gracelin-Lemke and step-father, Mike. Memorial contributions may be made to City State Bank, c/o Jerrica Bracelin- Lemke Memorial, 801 Main St., Norwalk, IA 50211. OBITUARY (Note: Date Change) ROBERT LEONARD KNOSBY A Rosary and Memorial Service will be held Friday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m., at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Norwalk for Robert Leonard Knosb3~ 70, Cumming. Burial will be at the church cemetery. He died Wednes- day, July 27, at his home. Mr. Knosby was born in Des Moines February 26, 1941 to Anne (Hayes) and Martin Knosby. He was a graduate of Clarion High School and worked as a fork- lift operator at John Deere until his retirement. Survivors include his brothers, Louis of Webster City, and Joe of Idabel, OK; sister, Eileen Stangl of Brea, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents and broth- ers, Austin, Cyril, John and Fred, Memorials may be made to the Perpetual Care Fund ,_ of St. John's Cemetery in Cumming. Online condolences may be left at caldwellrad datz.com. u nl" 1514 North Lincoln, Suite C Knoxville, IA 641-828-7172 (Knoxville Insurance Building) Custom Memorials of granite and Bronze visit us at bertrandmonument.com and online monument design Marion County's only locally owned Monument Shop Legislative News By State Representative Julian B. Garrett j ulian.garrett@legis.state.ia.us The Education Summit I attended Governor Branstad's Education Summit Monday and Tuesday, July 25 and 26. I understand that about 1,600 people attended. From what I could tell most are involved in education in one way or another. Of course, I am not an educator in the technical sense. We do have several members of the House who are and I will be very interested in their opinions on the Summit. Though I am technically not an educator, as I stated above, I have done my best to help educate Ii/y boys and make sure they understood the importance of edu- cation and that they were expected to do well in school. They all went through the public school system and did very well. Two of the three were valedictorians of their class. I am also concerned about the other young people in our state and want to do what I can as a legislator to be sure they have the best education we can give them. I have stated my disappointment many times, that where Iowa once was number one in educating our young people, we have slipped to the middle of the pack. The Summit included a bipartisan group of speak- ers, ranging from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and a number of others who are not as well known. All agreed that Iowa has been falling behind in educating our young people and that reform is needed sooner rather than later. There was agreement that we need to expect more from our teachers, parents, administrators and students. There was also a consensus that the way we educate, select and compensate our educators must change. We must make it easier to replace educators who perform poorly. One comment that I have heard over and over when talking to Iowa educators, is that the reason we are slip- ping is that we have more minorities and English as a second language students now than in the past. Obvi- ously, other states have those same issues to deal with, and I do not think we can use those issues as excuses for stagnation. Secretary Duncan said that white students in Iowa are not performing as well as in other states and countries, either. Most speakers said Iowa should be compensating our teachers based on evaluations and results, not just se- niority. I know manv in the education field insist that evaluations should not be limited to test results. The opposition lessens when I suggest that the evaluatio~ should be based on improvement In scores, rat~er h~an on raw scores. This would put those in poorer perform- ing schools on a level playing field. I understand that if we compensate only based on test scores, no one will want to teach in a poorer performing school. Those are the schools where we need top quality educators, not those who cannot find a job in any other school. This is a subject that will be debated extensively over the next several months. An interesting comment was that "charter schools are publioschools too." We have not made use of charter schools in Iowa to the extent we could. I think that is an issue worth considering. Another interesting corrrrnent was that we do not appreciate the importance of top qual- ity leaders such as superintendents and principals, in our schools. We were told that high quality leaders can make a big difference. I would add that we are not giving enough attention to those we elect to our school boards. They are the voice of the parents and taxpayers, yet the turnout in school board elections is extremely low. I am not entirely sure at this point what all I agree with, and what I don't, but there was much food for thought given to us. I could only hit a few points that I thought were important here. I am looking forward to working with the people of our area, Governor Branstad and other legislators to improve our education system. As always feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns. ! Start the day off right! matters 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwky.com SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 IWorship at these Norwalk Area Churches NORWALK DE~INES Christ Our Savior Christian Life Lutheran Church 0LC-MS) Assembly of God Church Meeting at Regency Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 815 High Rd. Warren Hunsberger, Pastor 988-1687 515 -953-0322 Dan Beattie, Pastor 10 am Worship 9:30 am Worship Children's Ministry, 0-5 10:30 am Sunday School Kids' Church 6 years & up Nursery Provided Nursery ages 0-2 6:30-7:30 pm Wed. PreK-Adult 6:30 pm - Wed. Elevate Youth Wed. at Oviatt Elem. Door 14 *** *** Grace Baptist Church Crossroads Church 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 260t Border St. www.gracecares.net www.2thecrossroads.com Dung VanWey, Pastor Glen Blumer, Pastor 9 30 a.m. Sunday School 515-287-8580 10:45 am Worship 9:30 am Worship Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and Nursery & Children's Women's Ministry Programming Nursery Provided. 3 years old thj'ough 5'" grade *** Wed. 6:30 pm K-12a' grades Mt. Zion Church of God *** 8383 Ridgeview Dr. Fellowship Community David Chu, Pastor Church 664-2828 225 North Ave. *** www.fccnorwalk.org MARTENSDALE Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699oFAX 981-9719 Martensdale Community 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship (An Evangelical Free Church) Nursery & Sunday School thru 1 Mile North of Martensdale on 5th grade provided. Hwy 28 6 pm Sun. Youth Service Gary Crandall, Pastor 641-764-2491 6:30 pm Wed. AWANA *** Worship: 9 am First Baptist Church Bible Study: 10:30 a.m. Sunset Dr. & Mafred - 981-4391 Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday 9 am Worship Jr. High Youth: 6:30 pm 10:15 am Sunday School Wednesday Class for all ages Awana: 6:30 pm Wednesday Nursery Provided 6 pm Evening Service St. Paul Lutheran Church pin - Wednesdays (Evangelical Lutheran Church Bible Study & Youth Hour in America) *** 615 Iowa Ave. - 641-764-2752 ~q(gW Li[~ LU[~r~[1 ~.~mlrell Keith Lingwall. Past ..... d 4380 Wakonda Dr.- 285-5965 ~on ~o~r, ~astor 222-1531 www.newlifenorwalk.org Nate Liedtke. Pastor 9:30 am Worship, Communion 8:15 am Traditional Call for times on Adult and 9:30 am Sunday School Children Bible Studies 10:30 am Contemporary Nursery Provided PROLE 7 pm Youth-led Worship Linn Grove United Methodist Church Norwalk Christian Church 7483 50% Prole - 981-4062 (Disciples) Cindy Hickman, Pastor 701 Main St. - 981-0176 9:45 am Sunday School Dayna Kinkade, Pastor l I am Worship 8:30 am Informal Worship *** 9:15 am Church School IO:30 am Worship INDIANOLA 6 pm The Gathering Service Good Shepherd Nursery Provided Evangelical Ltheran Church Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho (ELS) *** 202 N. Kenwood- 962-0351 Norwalk United ' ~ Robert Hamfig, Pastor Methodist Church 9 am Worship lgO1 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 10:15 Sund~y:School Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko *** 8:15 & 10:45 amWorship 9:30 am Sunday School The above free listings are to Nursery Provided Help newcomersknow the *** Regular worship schedules of St. John the Apostle Norwalk-area churches. Special Catholic Church Events and services will not be 720 Orchard Hills Dr. listed here. 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 *** Father John Ludwig Policy: Churches must be in the Sacrament of Reconciliation Norwalk Area and in Warren 4 pm Saturday County for this free listing. Masses: 5 pm Saturday 9 am Sunday Nursery, Sunday School I Deadline foPads, CUMMING I tegals and stgll~ ,E~e)n- b is Noon Friday! 4223 N. NaJ,ch .atve. P0 Box 115 www.harvestchurchiowdhom 10 am Worship Monday - Thursday Nursery, newborn to 3 years 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Groups Thurs: & Fri. 6:30 pm Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays (Memorial Day-Labor Day)