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NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS R0. Box 325, 1122 Main St. Ste. 1, 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 Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Special Assignments 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 8: 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 PO. Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Member of: National Newspaper Association Iowa Newspaper Association Senate News By State Senator Julian B. Garrett Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gou “Refugees” From the Middle East While I understand the sympathy factor, I can’t help but think that we in the United States, and the people of Europe will regret that large numbers of Moslems from the Middle East were allowed into our countries. The press is filled with reports about refugees fleeing the war in Syria. However, according to the U.N. Refugee Agency itself, only 50% of the "Mediterranean Sea Ar- rivals” are from Syria. Apparently, Moslems from all over the Middle East are using the publicity on the war in Syria, as an opportunity to migrate to Europe, and probably the United States. Reports say that our gov- ernm ent is considering how much to increase immigra- tion from the Middle East, using the war in Syria as an excuse. A concern is that the number of “refugees” is so large that there is no way to screen for terrorists. Auditor Confirms Small Deficit State Auditor Mary Mosiman has issued a report con- firming what I reported after we adjourned last June. Though she says the state is in good shape financially overall, she projects an estimated $41 million shortfall for Medicaid in fiscal 2016. The Legislature will have to cover that shortfall with a supplemental appropriation when we convene next year. This will result in a small shortfall for the current fiscal year ’5 budget. It would be even worse if the Governor had not done the item veto of one time money after the session. Though we have enough of a carryover from prior years when we had surpluses, to cover this shortfall, those funds are lim— ited and going down. We cannot keep spending our surplus for ongoing expenses. By the way, the cost of Medicaid will increase again in fiscal 2017 when the fed- eral government’s share of Obamacare decreases, requir- ing the state to pay more. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at Iulian.Garrett@legis.iowa. gov. Catholic Radio for the Heart of lowa matters 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa N/Warren Town and County News LETTERS M We publish letters to the editor when they are not libelous and when they are signed by the person or persons submitting them. Opinions expressed are not necessarily the opinions of the N/Warren Town and County News staff. Letters are printed as received. We do not correct spelling and grammatical errors. Over the summer the Norwalk United Methodist Church hosted Lunch in the Park each Friday while school was not in session. On average, 75 people gath- ered for lunch and fellowship at City Park. The volun- teers from NUMC would like to thank our corporate and community partners for joining with us in lifting up our friends and neighbors in the Norwalk commu- nity. Our partners include the Norwalk Police Depart— ment, N/Warren Town and County News, DeRocher Chiropratic & Acupuncture, NutraBlend Corporation, Norwalk City Employees, Norwalk Chamber of Com- merce, O’Leary Funeral 8: Cremation Services, 804 Main, the Sleyster family and the Law Offices of Hopkins and Huebner P.C. May God bless all who contributed, at- tended or served lunch! See you next summer. Sincerely, Norwalk United Methodist Church Lunch in the Park Team 1 was at the Warren County Supervisors meeting Au— gust 12, 2015, where Supervisor Yordi suggested to Su- pervisor Shull now would be a good time to bring up the 1 cent Local Option Tax if we plan to get it on the ballot. Supervisor Shull in a low tone verified with Su- pervisor Yordi that Norwalk would be exempt from the tax and Supervisor Yordi confirmed this. Unfortunately the microphone picked up the conversation and every- one at the meeting now knew this proposal was a prod- uct of an earlier conversation. Supervisor McIntyre was obviously outraged when she asked both Supervisors Yordi and Shull why they had decided to have a Local Option Tax without input from the public as well as keep all of these discussions from her. The motion passed with a yes vote from Supervisors Yordi and Shull and a No vote from Supervisor McIntyre who elaborated her po- sition with the statement that she is against any Tax in— crease. Since Warren County is now stuck with the "Local Option Tax", on the ballot, I suggested the following points to the referendum. 1. All of Warren County to be included in the 1 cent tax 2. 100% of the taxto go the new jail. 3. A sunset clause to end with the completion of payment of the new county jail. Both Supervisors Yordi & Shull said they could ac- cept and endorse this proposal. I didn’t ask Supervisor McIntyre since she had already expressed she was against the idea of increasing taxes. /s/Larry Peterson Eric E. O’Leary Owner 6? Director FoneraieuoemationServkes marrow We are a full service funeral home. Let us assist in your time of sorrow. Pre-Arrangements - Monuments Grief Support www.01earyfunerals.com " i 1020 Main Street Norwalk I (515) 981-0700 warrant cougars a greatness In-Floor ~ Geothermal Heating “Insured Certified” (515) 989-0106 SALES ~ SERVICE ~ REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL Thursday, September 17, 2015 SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches Ng QRWALK Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (LC-MS) 515 Sunset Dr. 515-897-4183 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade 6:30 pm *9”? Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. www.2thecrossroads.com Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-287—8580 9:30 am Worship Nursery & Children‘s Programming 3 years old through 5th grade Wed. 6:30 pm K-12th grades 408* Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fccnorwalk.org Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699 Sunday Morning Service: 10 am Disciple City for Children: (18 months-5th grade) Sunday Mornings, 10 am Quality childcare provided for children under 18 mo. ‘Unstoppable’ for Jr. High: (6th—8th grade) Sunday Evenings, 6-8 pm ‘Unshaken’ for Sr. High: (9th-12th grade) Sunday Evenings, 6-8 pm *** First Baptist Church Sunset Dr. & Mafred 981-4391 Trey Perrott, Pastor 9:30 am Coffee Fellowship 10 am Morning Worship 5:30 pm Sunday Kids and Adult Ministries Class for all ages Nursery Provided Wednesday Night Link Groups *** New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. — 285-5965 wwwnewlifenorwalkbrg Nate Liedtke, Pastor 8:15 am & 10:30 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Childcare Provided Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) " 701 Main St. — 981-0176 Norwalkcc.org Travis Stanley, Pastor Marti Stanley, Pastor 8:30 am & 10:30 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School and Fellowship Nursery Provided (birth 5) ‘ All are Welcome! *#* Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. 981-4251 Steve McElroy, Pastor 8:00 and 10:30 am Worship Sunday School 9:15 am Nursery Provided *tt St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 720 Orchard Hills Dr. 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Father John Ludwig Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 pm Saturday Masses: 5 pm Saturday 9 am Sunday Nursery, Sunday School *** QMILLIBQ Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 98 1 -432 1 harvestchurchcumming.com Thomas Cackler, Pastor Sunday 10 am Worship DE M INES Christian Life Assembly of God Church Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 Warren Hunsberger, Pastor 515953-0322 10 am Worship Children’s Ministry, 0—5 Kids’ Church 6 years & up Nursery ages 0—2 6:30 pm Wed. Elevate Youth *** Grace Baptist Church 112 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www. gracecaresnet Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship in & Sr. High, Men's and Women’s Ministry Nursery Provided. *Ilflk Mt. Zion Church of God _ 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 *** MAR! ENSDALE Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Jeremy Kidder, Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday *** St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 61 5 Iowa Ave. 641-764-2752 Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 Don Rothweiler, Pastor 10:30 am SS/Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies Hut PR E Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th St. 981—4062 Ginni Otto, Pastor Free-will offering Breakfast 8-9:30 am 10 am Worship Adult Sunday School 1] am nun " mentions Freedom. Fellowship Church (IFFC)w 2604 N. Jefierson Way 515-961-5755 “ Pastonleflx’Rabe Pastor 7s :Cellgél 5;333-2458 9:30 amISundaXWorship 12:45-2 pins/8g. Adult Bible usury 202 N. Kenwood? 962-0351 Robert Harting Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15 Sunday School *t* The above free listings are to Help newcomers know the Regular worship schedules of Norwalk-area churches. Special Events and services will not be listed here. *=I=* Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in_ Warren County for this free listing.