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SMALLTOWNPAPERS )~ 217 WEST COTA ST. SHELTON WA 98584-2263 i,llMi,M,illil,Iill,ll.l,,Itdlll,,elfltl'hi'IIIii'llqi OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 4~9 Norwalk Warriors Vol. 47 No. 20 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406emaih news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, September 24, 2015 NHS Activities Director By A1 Lammers Head Football Coach Paul Patterson accepts a memo- rial contribution check from Laurie Mineart from the Dave Mineart 12th Man Memorial Fund. Photo submit- ted. Coach Mineart's 12th Man Memorial Fund Contributes to Football Program The Dave Mineart 12th Man Memorial Fund, which was established in 2013, was created in an effort to use memorial contributions to assist and provide the Norwalk High School Football program with necessary purchases needed to enhance the program. Recently the football program received a memorial gift contribution of $2,100 from the Mineart Family which in turn was used to purchase a lineman's chute that allows for the fundamental instruction of both offensive and defen- sive line play. Coach Mineart was the head football coach of the Warriors for over 29 years and his dedication to and support of the Norwalk football program as well as his wife Libby and their three sons and two daughters con- tinues to have a positive impact on the success and growth of the Warrior football program. The Norwalk coaches and players are grateful and appreciative of this support and are proud that Coach Mineart is still an integral part, not only in the history of the program, but as well as today. The Dave Mineart 12th Man Memorial Fund is still open and memorial funds can be donated at City State Bank in Norwalk. Team picture p. 8 Grand Opening for Edward Jones Office Benjamin Pearson of the financial services firm Ed- ward Jones invites the public to join him at a grand (,pening celebration Thursda,~ Oct. 1, until 7 p.m. ~ ]~is office at t.0!! Sunse~ '~)L Norwalk (next to Fa~ ~, ~-," Grocery). V~ri,-~'.s activities ave planne,~, i~ciuding d,:~(~r prizes ai-tc'~ ribbon cuttirG cerem~w at 4 p.m. with the No~waik Area Cham- ber of Commerce. Benjamin Pearson Meet and Greet Local Author Laura Kimball Area residents are invit- ed to meet Children's Pic- ture Book Author, Laura Jensen-Kimball of Norwalk at a Meet and Greet Open House Thursday Oct. 15, from 5-9 p.m. at The Wright Place, 340 Wright Rd., Ste A. Laura and her husband, Jeff, live in Norwalk with their four children. She isLaura Kimball also a substitute nurse in the child between the ages of Norwalk schools and has 4-10. There is a lesson of self-publishedherfirstchil- action and reaction that dren's book, MOMSTER. every parent can related to Laura says that MOM- and will enjoy reading STER is a hair-raising sto- then discussing with their ry about a boy who after child. ignoring his mothers re- The author believes in peated requests, realizes the power of books and what a grave mistake that supports literacy pro- was. Morn, who is loving and kind by nature, hasgrams. She would deeply had it. Her frustrationappreciate your support and the opportunity to shows as she morphs from meet you. her peaceful self into a MOMSTER. Understand- Join Laura and her fam- ily at The Wright Place for ing quite quickly that his a Meet and Greet with actions were the cause of snacks, drinks and an op- terrifying transformation, portunity to purchase a he apologizes. The moth- er instantly forgives and personal signed copy of alters back into her de- her new book, MOMSTER. One dollar of every lightful self. The young book sold at this event will boy wants to warn anyone be donated to the chil- who will listen of the po- dren's programs at the tential threat hiding in ev- Norwalk Easter Public Li- eryone'smom.MOMSTER brary. will thrill and chill every St. John Church Lions Club Celebrating Blood Drive 10 Year Anniversary Members of St. John the The annual Norwalk Apostle Catholic Church, Lions Club Blood Drive is 720 Orchard Hills Dr., will scheduled for Thursday, celebrate their ten-year an- Oct. 15, from 3-7 p.m. at St. niversary at the Norwalk John the Apostle Catholic location Saturday and Sun- Church, 720 Orchard Hills da3~ Sept. 26 and 27, begin- Dr. ning at 11 a.m. Saturday. Blood donors are Activities include a tail- needed to make the event gate lunch off the grill, foot- a success. You may sched- ball games on the large TV, ule an appointment on line children's activities and sl- at www.Lifeserveblood lent auction. center.org or by calling From 5-9 p.m. events in- Sharon Burns 981-4184. dude Happy Hour, dinner, Walk-ins are welcome, silent auction and live auc- tion. Correction Last spring Main Street Montessori and Middle School was awarded a mini grant in the amount of $500 by the Warren County Master Gardeners to help establish a read- ing garden. An article published in the September 17th edition of Warren Town and County News mistakenly identified the donors. In correct information was given to the Montessori School originally. They regret this error. Candidates Seek City Council Seats Four people have filed papers in the Warren County Auditors Office by the 5 p.m. deadline Thursda~ Sept. 17, seeking election to the Norwak City Council. Candidates who wish to serve the four-year term are incumbent Kyle C. Jackson, Ed Kuhl, David N. Lester and Stephanie Riva. Eric Delker is not seeking re-elec- tion nor is Tom Greteman, who was appointed by the council to fill the council seat vacated by Jamie Sylvester upon her untimely death. Winners of the Tuesday, Nov. 3, election will be seated at the Thursda~ Nov. 19, regular council meeting. Norwalk Teacher Finalist for National Award Five Iowa teachers have been named state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathe- matics and Science Teach- ing. The three science final- ists are Shannon Harrison McLaughlin, a science teacher at Norwalk High School in the Norwalk Community School Dis- trict and Lynne Bleeker, a seventh-grade science teacher at Parkview Middle School in the Ankeny Com- munity School District and Alicia D. Schiller, a science teacher at Central Lee High School in the Central Lee Community School Dis- trict (Donnellson). The two math finalists are Rick Brooks, a math teacher at Johnston High School in the Johnston Community School Dis- trict and Curtis Martinek, a math teacher at Gilbert High School in the Gilbert Community School Dis- trict The Iowa finalists' appli- cations have been submit- ted to the national selection committee. Two award- winners may be selected to represent Iowa. Award- winners receive $10,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., where they will par- ticipate in recognition events and professional development programs. "The talent and commit- ment shown by these teach- ers is inspiring," said Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise. "They will help lead the way as Iowa grows its commit- ment to science, technolo- engineering and math- Shannon McLaughlin ematics education." The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathe- matics and Science Teach- ing are the nation's highest honors specifically for kin- dergarten through 12th grade teachers of math and science. More than 4,300 teach- ers have been recognized since Congress established the program in 3983. The National Science Founda- tion administers the awards on behalf of the White House Office of Sci- ence and Technology Poli- cy. d~ Awards are given to math and science teachers from each of the 50 states and four U.S. jurisdictions. The program recognizes those teachers who devel- op and implement a high- quality instructional pro- gram that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning. Read more about each finalist: https://www. educateiowa.gov/article/ 2015/09/14/teachers- named- finalists-presti- gious-math-science- awards#Brooks.