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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT vm vV/~ 9858,~384/ qh!!!'!'t!!h!'!h!'!"h'm,!qrh,!,!,mi,M,tl,hl!,!,I Norwalk Warriors Vol. 52 No. 16 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 emaih news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, September 19, 2019 Russell McMillin Receives Quilt Norwalk Celebrates Successful Music Fest Submitted by Rena King Quilts of Valor began in 2003 by Catherine Roberts, whose son was deployed to Iraq. Since that time, over 227,500 Quilts of Valor have been awarded. The mission of Quilts of Valor is to honor service members and veterans with comforting and healing quilts. We honor you for leaving all you held dear to serve, whether in time of crisis or in time of peace. These Quilts of Valor unequivocally say "Thank you for your service, sacrifice, and valor in serving our nation." A Quilt of Valor was presented to Russell McMillin, Norwalk, on Saturday, September 7th, 2019. Russell served in the United States Air Force from January 26, 1962 - January 25, 1966 active duty, and 2 more years until 1968 in reserves. His basic training was at Lackland AFB, and schooling was at Shephard AFB, Texas. He spent 2 years in Germany, in Wasserkuppe, Kaiserslantern and Gieblestadt, where he kept the radar equipment cooled at radar sites and cooled minute man missiles. Russell then was stationed at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota, where he performed service and maintenance on water chillers, cooling towers, air compressors & air controls, refrigeration walk-in coolers, freezers, display cases and dispensers. He was honorably discharged as Airman First Class as a Refrig. & Air Conditioning Specialist, January 25, 1966. Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast The Knights of Columbus will be holding a pancake breakfast on Sunday, September 22nd from 8:00-11:00 a.m. at St. John the Apostle Church, 720 Orchard Hills Dr Norwalk. Pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, fa it, coffee, milk, and juice will be served. The breakfast is a free will offering with the proceeds to benefit the Christian Opportunity Center and Genesis Development, both of Indianola. These organizations help those with intellectual disabilities. September 20th Recognized as POW-MIA Day The Cumming American Legion Post 562 is having a ceremonial service recognizing POW-MIA day, at 9:00 am on September 20th, at the Legion Building in Cumming. The public is invited to join legion members. Service will last approximately 30 minutes. It's our way of remembering the POW-MIA still not with us. Submitted by Deanna Schulz Photos by Linda Arrandale, Brandon Burnett, Andy Kreider, and Jason Williamson Norwalk rocked and rapped and roared to raise money for com- munity projects on Sunday, September 1st, as an estimated 2,000 people celebrated Music Fest 2019, staged by Norwalk Hometown Pride. Gathered on lawn chairs and blankets in front of two stages, amid vendor tents, food trucks, and kids' games, the lively audience cele- brated a picture-perfect day at Warrior Run Golf Course. The event, sponsored by more than two dozen local businesses and organizational co- sponsors, raised more than $16,000 to fund Norwalk Hometown Pride projects planned for 2019 and beyond, including the Warren County Veterans Mem- orial, art for a sculpture walk at the new Elizabeth Holland Park, artistic bike racks, additional murals and other projects being discussed by the vo- lunteer committee, an affiliate of Warren County Hometown Pride and Keep Iowa Beautiful. Fourteen performances ranging from solo artists to popular bands enter- tained audiences throu- ghout the sunny day until nearly midnight. Performers included featured act Best of Fools, bands led by Sara Routh, JeffArrandale and solo artists Dan Trilk, Brooke Kimball and Elly Hoffmaier and rap artist Cold Saint. Highlight of the day was a dunk tank featuring noted Norwalkians, such as Mayor Tom Phillips, School Superintendent, D.T. Magee, Norwalk Christian Church co-pastor Travis Stanley, Greg Brunner, Norwalk High School PE Teachers and Coaches Michelle Weidmann and Brandon Schmitz who earned the most money for the cause thanks to his supporters. Also new this year was a free trolley shuttle from Absolute Repair of Cumming which transported more than 1,000 riders from parking at the high school to the event venue. "We thank all our sponsors, our performers, volunteers and our 2,000-plus guests who celebrated Music Fest with us," said Deanna Schulz, Hometown Pride Chair. "We had an amazing day showcasing our community pride and celebrating with some talented entertainers." More Music Fest photos on page 3