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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR i'2].2,it MIXED ADC 500 SMAL.L I" OWNPAPERS 5(4~6 CALIFOI~',NIA AVE SW SEAIrLE WA 98156-1208 II,l,,I,,i,,,,ll,,ll,,ll,,,,,ll,,hlll,,,h,l,,,I,l,ll,,,I,,ll AND NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Vol. 42 No. 14 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 Thursday, August 26, 2010 EARLY DEADLINE Fatal Accident On Sunset Drive Jam Session City Bank To The newspaper office will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of Labor Day. There will be an early deadline of noon Thursday, Sept. 2, for the Thursda Sept. 9 issue. All ads, legals and story copy must be sub- mitted prior to that time. The paper will be taken to the printer Friday, Sept. 3. D.A.R.E. Tournament A Success The Warren County Sheriff's Office and the Norwalk Police Department have completed their 8th Anfiual D.A.R.E. Golf Fundraiser held Friday, July16, at Roll- ing Hills Golf Course in Norwalk. A total of 18 four- person teams competed in the nine-hole best ball scramble. Prizes were awarded to the first place team, as well as the golfer with the longest drive, longest putt and closest to pin. The "D.A.R.E. Cup" was presented to Troy Vroegh, Tyler Vroegh, Jason Klocko and Tony White as this year's top team. Their names will be engraved on the trophy and it will be on display at the Norwalk Po- lice Department. The tournament also offered ahole-in-one prize that was donated by Vetter Equipment of Indianola. This was a fully equipped Cub Cadet Volunteer 4x4 Utility Ve- hicle. Several area golfers came close to winning the prize, with a shot that landed just a couple feet from the hole. All players who remained for the awards ceremony also received food and door prizes at the end of the evening. This year's meal was provided by Buffalo Wild Wings, Parker BBQ and Fareway Stores of Norwalk and Indianola. Side dishes were also provided by the spouses and friends of the D.A.R.E. Officers. The tournament raised approximately $4000 for the Warren County Sheriff's Office and the Norwalk Police Department's D.A.R.E. programs. The money will be used to purchase D.A.R.E. supplies throughout the 2010- 11 program year. Org zers appreciate Randy at Rolling Hills Golf Course, all the players, hole sponsors and prize and cash donations that made this year's tournament a huge suc- cess. .At Opie's Pond Host Customer A Jam Session is Appreciation planned at Opie's Pond Day Sunda36 Aug. 29; weather permitting. The annual City State Music will start around Bank Customer Apprecia- 3:30 p.m. with a pot luck tion Day will be held Fri- served at 5:30 p.m. Those day, Aug. 27, with a barbe- participating are asked to cue held in the bank park- bring a covered dish to ing lot, 801 Main St., from share and a lawn chair. For 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. more information, call Customers will be 661-3432. treated to grilled ham- burgers, brats and hot dogs. There will also be drawings for prizes. - Following is a list of the businesses that contributed prizes: Monster Energ36 Anytime Fitness, Happy Apple Archer36 Godfather's, Maid-Rite, Subwa Alternative Outdoors, Rosco's, Norwalk Hardware, Villagio's, Casey's General Stores, Norwalk Police Dept., Fareway, Debbie's Tropical Sno, Rolling Hills Golf Course, Norwalk Parks and Recreation, JJ Designs, Beach Club Tan, Ted's Used Cars and Cheri Starr Jewelry, all from Norwalk. Brown Equipment of Cumming; Watters Autoland, HyWee, Warren County Sheriff's Office, Fareway, Van Wall Indianola Park and Rec, Treasure's Fine Jewelry and Maurices, all of Indianola; P F Chang's, Joe's Crab Shack, On the Border, Applebee's, Mimi's Cafe, Scheels All Sports, Macaroni Grill, Residence Inn, Red Robin, Wal-Mart, Rock Bottom, Fuddruckers, Funny Bone, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bravo Italiana, Hilton Garden Inn, all of West Des Moines. Also Tires Plus, Heartland Inn, Radisson Hotel, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Fairfield Inn, Comfort Inn, A+ Automotive, Auto Zone, Larry Anderson Art Stu- dio, Bennigan's, Johnny's Steak House, Seller's Hard- ware, ACME Tools, Van Wall, all of Des Moines; Applebee's, Wildwood Lodge, Chili's, E1 Rodeo, Coun- try Inn & Suites, Cracker Barrel, Brick House, Baker's Square, Golf Galaxy, all of Clive; and University of Iowa, Concluded p.2 Norwalk Fire Depart- trauma centers. Norwalk ment and Norwalk Police Medics transported Tyler responded to a report of a Rounds, 18, Des Moines, a two-vehicle crash at 4:21 passenger in the Jeep, to a p.m. Tuesda36 Aug. 17, just hospital. Another passen- south of Echo Drive on gerintheJeep, 18-year-old Sunset Drive (Hwy 28), Jennifer Letze, Des involving a passenger se- Moines, was pronounced dan and a sport utility ve- dead at the scene. hicle. Reports indicate Free- Officials requested Life man was driving her 2000 Flight Helicopter from Mercury Marquis south- Iowa Methodist Hospital bound on Sunset Drive and Mercy One helicopter when she allegedly from Mercy MedicalCen- crossed over the raised ter, to transport the driv- median striking the north- ers of the vehicles, 18-year- bound 1990 Jeep Chero- old Joshua Warden, kee. Norwalk, driver of the' Norwalk Police Depart- Jeep, and Sheryl Freeman, ment and the Iowa State 62, Norwalk, driver of the Patrol are handling the in- sedan to Des Moines vestigation. NORWALK POLICE CHIEF By Ed Kuhl Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 17 about 4:19 p.m. Norwalk Police, Fire and EMS responded to a fatality accident in the northbound lanes of Highway 28 just south of the Highway 5 interchange. The accident involved two ve- hicles, a 2000 Mercury Marquis that was driven by Sheryl Freeman of Norwalk and a 1990 Jeep Cherokee that was driven by Joshua Warden, also of Norwalk. The passengers in the Jeep were Tyler Rounds and Jennifer Letze who were from Des Moines. The accident occurred when the Mercury drove left of center and collided head on with the Jeep. Regrettably Jennifer Letze was fatally injured. We would like to thank those involved and the out- side agencies for their assistance. Particularly our resi- dents who stopped to help, Des Moines Fire & EMS, West Des Moines Fire & EMS, Mercy 1, Life Flight, the Iowa State Patrol and the Warren County Sheriff's Of- rice. While the exact cause Of the accident is being deter- mined with the assistance of the Iowa State Patrol we plan to include that area in our study for consideration of speed zone reduction and possible safety barriers. These instances should remind us all of the value of wearing seat belts and the deployment of vehicle airbags. Our Explorers Post visited with members of the Norwalk Fire Department, the Iowa State Fire Marshal's Office and the Iowa Highway Patrol last week to learn how they are organized, the requirements for member- ship and the career opportunities that exist in those or- ganizations. The group is now planning tours of the State Communications Center, the State Emergency opera- tions Center and the Polk County Jail. The organization is open through the Boy Scouts of America for any young person ages 14 through 20 that have an interest in a Public Safety career. Information is available at our of- fice with the Police or Fire Departments. ave a Holmes Plans Show & Shine Holmes Chevrolet staff will host a Labor Day Show & Shine from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, at their Norwalk business, 2501 Sunset Dr. There is a registration fee of $10,. with 100% of the money to be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Asso- ciation (MDA). Free t-shirts will be given to the entrants. First place awards will be given for Best of Show Stock, Best of Show Modified, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Engine, Ambassador's Choice and Mayor's Choice. The first 50 entrants will receive Dash Plaques. For more information, contact Gary Carlstedt at 256- 4020 or go to garyc@holmesauto.com. Norwalk Schools Now Open Norwalk Community Schools began the 2010-11 school year Wednesday, Aug. 25, with an early out of 2/ 2:30 p.m. Early dismissal is also set for Thursday and Friday, Aug. 26 and 27. Parents are reminded that there will be no school Monday, Sept. 6, due to Labor Day. Teacher Professional Development is scheduled for Wednesda36 Sept. 15, so there will be early dismissal with elementary students being released at 12:05 p.m. and secondary students at 12:30 p.m. 2010 NORWALK HIGH SCHOOL VARSTIY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Date Home/ Opponent Friday ug. 27 Friday,Sept. 3 Friday, Sept. i0th Friday,Sept. 17th Friday,Sept. 24th Game Away Time Home Winterset 7:30 Home Creston 7:30 Home Perry 7:30 Away Knoxville 7:30 Home ADM 7:30 Friday, Oct. 1" Away Dallas Center Grimes 7:30 Friday,oct. 8th Away Carlisle 7:30 Friday,Oct.15th Home Newton 7:30 Note: This game will be played at Simpson College Friday,oct.22nd Away Saydel 7:30 Keep up with school news. Subscribe today!