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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, September 23, 2010 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, Cmnming, 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 Lori 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 Iowa Newspaper Association Association OBITUARY GARY McCASLAND Services were held Saturday, Sept.-18, in Osceola for Gary McCasland, 58, of Des Moines and formerly of Norwalk, who died unexpectedly of heart failure Sun- day, Sept. 12. Interment was at Fremont Cemetery. Survivors include his parents, Major "Tex" and Fern McCasland; brother, Steven (Charlene) McCasland; sis- ter, Mabel Briggs, all of Des Moines; daughter, Kimberly (Clifford) Haflan of Norwalk; four grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be directed to the fam- ily. OBITUARY ART SULLIVAN A Celebration of Life Service was held for Art Sullivan, 68, of Martensdale and formerly of Greenfield; Saturday, Sept. 18, at Greenfield United Methodist Church. Survivors include his son Joe of Austin, TX, Ruston (Lynette) of Carlisle and Darin of Norwalk; daughter, Kimberly (Thomas) Leeonetti of Howard, OH; 11 grand- children; two great-grandchildren; sister, Marilyn Drake of Patterson and Bonnie Peters of Prole, significant other for the last seven years. Memorials may be directed to the Art Sullivan Me- morial Fund in care of Steen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 390, Greenfield, IA 50849. OBITUARY HAROLD ELDEN CONOVER A former president of the Lakewood Village As- sociation in Norwalk, and owner of Conover Insur- ance Agency in West Des Moines, Harold Elden Conover passed away at the age of 94 Monday, Aug. 30, in Hospice House of The Villages, FL. He was married to Florence M. Conover for 72 years, un- til her death last year. Harold and Florence re- sided on Lakewood Drive overlooking Lake Colchester and Conover Park in Lakewood was named for them in honor of their 29 years of service to the community. Born April 9, 1916, in Rogers, ND, Harold grew up and went to school in Jackson, MI, graduating from Jackson High School and Jackson Junior Col, lege. His parents were na- tives of the Jackson area, Harold James Conover and Ethel Knickerbocker Conover. Mr. Conover was first and foremost a family man; second, a church and community leader and third, a successful engi- neer and businessman. With his famil Harold shared his love of land- scaping and gardening, woodworking, camping, fishing, swimming and sailing. He designed and landscaped the yards of their homes in Toledo, OH and Lakewood, the later winning numerous "Yard of the Month" awards. He took his family tent and trailer camping in the late 1940s when it was not as popular a family activity as today. Vacations in- cluded visiting favorite fishing spots at Ludington State Park outside of Manistee, MI and in Nipigon, Ontario, Canada. In later years he loved sail- ing his 16 ft. HobieCat on Lake Colchester in Lake- wood and traveling in their 33 ft. motor home. As a community leader Harold was active in the Washington Township, OH, school board and PTAs; a civilian defense team during World War II in Ruthfred Acres, PA; community associations in MEALS $ Ruthfred Acres and Lake- " wood, and activities of the After 4 p.m. Toledo (Ohio) Council of ion, - Pot Roast Boy Scouts of America. As a church leader, he served Tues. - Beef & Noodles on the council and many committees of Our Saviour Wed. - Chicken Fried Steak Lutheran Church in Trilb OH and St. Mark Lutheran Church in West Des Thurs.- Chicken & Noodles Moines. Fri.- Hot Beef Sandwich Mr. Conover started his engineering career in the Sat.- Baby Back Ribs mechanical division of Commonwealth and Family Value Meals Include Southern Corp. in Jackson, Potato, Green Beans & Dinner Roll MI. In 1940, he moved his family to Pittsburgh, PA, 1031 Sunset Dr., Norwalk where he was a power 981-1031 plant designer for Westinghouse Electric and Harold Elden Conover Peter F Loftus, Consulting Engineer, and an assistant power and fuel engineer for United States Steel Corp., Irvin Works, McKeesport, PA. In 1945, he moved his family to Toledo, OH where he worked for 13 years in various positions for Surface Combustion Corp., and three years as chief engineer for Scholz Homes. In 1960, he changed careers and worked ten years as a fundraising counselor for the Lutheran Laymen's Movement for Steward- ship of the Lutheran Church of America. In this position he served in many churches across the Uflited States and Canada. In 1970 he accepted the position of church busi- ness administrator at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Rockford, IL. A year later, he moved to Des Moines where he was the development counselor for Lutheran Social Service of Iowa. Another career change took him into the insurance business. For over 20 years, he managed the Conover Insurance Agency in West Des Moines, for Farmers Insur- ance, retiring in 1995 at age 79. In the fall of 1999, Harold and Florence moved to Virginia to be near their son and daugh- ter. In 2006, all three fami- lies moved to The Villages in Florida. Harold was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church and St. Mark Lutheran Church in Virginia and Hope Lutheran Church in The Villages. Mr. Conover is survived by one brother, Theodore M. Conover, Fort Lauder- dale, FL; a daughter, Joann F. Schultz and her hus- band, William, and a son, James H. Conover and his wife, Carol, all of The Vil- lages, FL; grandchildren, Gerhardt O. Reiss, Curlew WA, Randolf H. Reiss, Austin, TX, Dana L. Pomerantz, Mountain Home, ID, Jeffrey J. Conover, Poquoson, VA, Mary J. Schultz, Brooklyn, NY, David R. Schultz, Hampton, VA; and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Harold's sister, Ila Mac "Connie" Conover, and his parents preceded him Concluded p.3 Start the day off right! matters 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwky.com Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches NORWALK Norwalk continued Christ Our Savior St. John the Apostle Catholic Church Lutheran Church (LC-MS) 515 Sunset Dr. 720 Orchard Hills Dr. 981-9145 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Dan Beattie, Pastor Father John Ludwig 9 am Worship Sacrament of Reconciliation 10:30 am Sunday School 4 pm Saturday Nursery Provided Masses: 5 pm Saturday 9 am Sunday 6-6:30 pm Wed. Meal 6:30-7:30 pm Wed. PreK-Adult Nursery, Sunday School Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. DES MOINES Glen Blumer, Pastor Christian Life 515-287-8580 Assembly of God Church 9 & 10:45 am Worship Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 Nursery & Children's Pastor Warren Hunsberger Programming offered during515-953-0322 Both services 10 am Worship 3 years old through 5th grade Children's Ministry, 0-5 Wed. 6:30 pm K-12~h gradesKids' Church 6 years & up *** Nursery ages 0-2 Fellowship Community 6:30 pm - Wed. Elevate Youth Church *** 225 North Ave. Mt. Zion Church of God www.fccnorwalk.org 8383 Ridgeview Dr. Rob Jones. Pastor Pastor David Chu 981-0699oFAX 981-9719 664-2828 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship *** Nursery & Sunday School thru Grace Baptist Church 5th grade provided. 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 6 pm Sun. Youth Service www.gracecares.net 6:30 pm Wed. AWANA Doug VanWey, Pastor *** 9:30 a.m. Sunday School First Baptist Church 10:45 am Worship Sunset Dr. & Marred - 981-4391 Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and 9 am Worship Women's Ministry t0:15 am Sunday School Nursery Provided. Class for all ages Nursery Provided MARTENSDALE 6 pm Evening Service 7 pm - Wednesdays Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) Bible Study & Youth Hour *** 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Harvest Church Hwy 28 Pastor Gary Crandall (Evangelical Free) 641-764-2491 340 Wright Rd Box 338, Norwalk Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 a.m. 981-4321 Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday www.harvestchurchiowa.com Jr. High Youth: 6:30 pm Laine Wilder, Pastor 8:30 Sunday School Wednesday Awana: 6:30 pm Wednesday 9:45 am Worship *** Nursery, newborn to 3 years St. Paul Lutheran Church 6 pm Wed. Dine/Learn 615 Iowa Ave. - 764-2752 *** Pastor Keith Lingwall New Life Lutheran Church Pastor Ron Mohr 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 222-1531 www.newlifenorwalk.org 9:15 am Sunday School Nate Liedtke, Pastor (all ages) 8:15 am Traditional 10:30 am Worship, Communion 9:30 am Sunday School Call for times on Adult and 10:30 am Contemporary Children Bible Studies Nursery Provided 7 pm Youth-led Worship * * * PROLE Norwalk Christian Church Linn Grove (Disciples) United Methodist Church 701 Main St. - 981-0176 7483 50% Prole - 981-4062 Dayna Kinkade, Pastor Cindy Hickman. Pastor 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:45 am Sunday School 9:15 am Church School ll am Worship 10:30 am Worship 6 pm The Gathering Service Nursery Provided INDIANOLA Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho Good Shepherd Norwalk United Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) Methodist Church 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko Robert Hatting, Pastor 9 am Worship 8:15 & 10:45 am Worship 10:15 Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday School *** Nursery Provided The above free listings are to Help newcomers know the Regular worship schedules of Norwalk-area churches. Special Policy: Churches must be in the Events and services will not be Norwalk Area and in Warrenlisted here. County for this free listing. *** i, ; I II lii It, l !