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Norwalk, Iowa
September 23, 2010     N. Warren Town and County News
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Thursday, September 23, 2010 N/Warren Town and County News liP, Page Seven ( NORWALK POLICE CHIEF ] By Ed Kuhl Our office will be requesting the Iowa Department of Transportation to conduct a traffic study for the area of Sunset Drive (Highway 28) between the area from Gordon Street north to our city limits. We will be ask- ing them to consider the speed zones in the area as well as the use of median barriers on the curve just north of Columbine Drive. The current speed zones were estab- lished more than ten years ago. We will ask that the study consider the changes to the traffic flow and the development of the area that have occurred during that time frame. From July 15 to the 22nd, our speed trailer recorded 21,706 northbound vehicles in the area of Legacy Park- way on Highway 28.10,314 vehicles were traveling be- low 45 miles per hour, 11,706 were traveling between 46 and 55 miles per hour and 758 we[e traveling over 56 miles per hour. During the last 12 months there were 32 traffic accidents on that portion of Highway 28, result- ing in about $127,000 in property damage, eight inju- ries and one fatality. Officers have also written 307 cita- tions for that area during the last 12 months. There have also been four instances known to us when southbound vehicles have crossed the median on the curve north of FOR RENT 810 North Ave. Available November 1. 2200 sq. ft. Call Gary for more information. 515-975-6336 5921 SE 14th Street, Suite 1800 (east of Culver's) Des Moines, Iowa ~ 515-287-1500 $3.00 OFF all haircuts now until October 15th ......................." ....... i~iii!iiiii~i i!i::==i: i.i;i i~i'=::ii :. :!=::;~~ "-.~i? ::!i=:ii=:;;i~i~=:i~iiiiii~i;i;{;i~i[: -.~. ~i:.::::~i~i~ !:..:~: :::i:? =========================================== .... :. i Kathleen (Nat), BonBon & Becky formerly in SouthRidge Mall Monday - closed - Tuesday-Friday ~ 9am to 8pm Saturday ~ 9am to 7pm ~ Sunday ~ llam to 5pm Walk-ins Welcome Columbine, normally going into the ditch without strik- ing another vehicle. Regrettably, one vehicle did collide that resulted in our one fatality. Our Public Safety Explorers Post met Tuesday evening, September 14, and learned how police officers conduct traffic stops. The Explorers will now conduct simulated traffic stops and practice those skills. The Norwalk Fire Advisors invited the Cadets to attend their training with the Jaws of Life Wednegday evening, Sept. 15. The Post grew by 11 more members and one adult advisor. The next outing is planned for September 28 at 6:30 p.m. The group will meet at the Norwalk Public Safety Building and tour the Polk County Jail. If you know of a young person (male or female) ages 14 through 20 that may be interested in this Post please let them know. The cost is $10 to join through the Boy Scouts of America Explorers Program. The Cumming Ameri- can Legion Post 562 is the Charter Organization. Don't miss out; come with us and explore the adventures of Public Safety. Thank you again for your support. Open House For National Alpacas Day In observance of National'Alpacas Day, Kathy and Art Reisinger will hold an open house at their farm, North River Alpacas, located at 10699 Drake St., approxi- mately five miles southeast of Norwalk. The event is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The couple raises alpacas, which look like llamas, but are smaller. They invite families to come to their farm to see their product. There is no charge. A map of the farm 4an be viewed at www.nationalalpacafarmd ay.com. For more information, you may also call 515- 205-9748 or 515-961-6736 or go to nralpacas@q.com ........... RICA O.. O ::: 7:1. ii