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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, September 26, 2013 Lilt tr NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. 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 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, IA50211 Member of: National Newspaper Association OBITUARY Iowa Newspaper Association FRED NOLAN LEVERMAN Services were held Sat- urday, Sept. 21, for Fred Nolan Leverman, 88, Nor- walk, at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gar- dens in Des Moines. Buri.- al was at Pine Hill Ceme- tery. Mr. Leverman was born at home May 8, 1925 to Agnes Leverman. He graduated from Woodside High School in 1943. He served in World War II in tti6 Signal Corps in the Pa- cific. He worked for - Woodbrothers, later as a route driver for McHenry Distributing and finally worked in maintenance at Woodside Middle School, where he retired. Mr. Leverman 10ved liv- ing on his acreage in Car- ney for 38 years, with close neighbors and relatives nearby. After retiring, he loved riding on Bill Riley bike trails around Des Moines. This last year, he lived with family in Nor- walk and enjoyed fishing and pontoon rides on Lake Colchester. Survivors include his sons, Fred (Susan) Lever- man and Brian (Gina) Le- Fred Nolan Leverman verman; five grandchil- dren, Amanda, Danielle (Joey Ruiz), Dominick, Mark (Kathryn Moeller) and Katie; and great- grandchildren, Eli Lever- man and Jovani Ruiz. He was preceded in death by his mother, Agnes; sister, Mary Har- vey, and son, Tom. Memorials may be di- rected to Our Lady's Im- maculate Hearth Catholic Church in Ankeny, St. John's Catholic Church in Norwalk or Warren Coun- ty Nutrition. Condolences may be made at www.Hamiltons FuneralHome.com. Clara Barton was not just the nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She was also the first woman clerk in the U.S. Patent Office. Start the day off right! 515-223,1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwk.com I I Legislative News By State Representative Julian B. Garrett Teen Pregnancy The Council of State Governments has issued a re- port on teenage pregnancies and births. The good news is that in 2011 the rates have dropped. The bad news is that we in the United States have pregnancy, birth and abortion rates for teens age 15-19 that are among the highest in the industrialized world. The report states that one in three women will be pregnant at least once by their 20th birthday. Nearly two-thirds of births among women under age 18 and half of births among women age 18-19 are unintended. I believe most people know that these pregnancies result in a number of negative social and economic con- sequences. Teen mothers are less likely to finish high school, are more likely t live in poverty, to have seri- ous health issues and to depend on public assistance than those who do not have children in their teens. Their children are more likely than their peers to have health problems, to live in poverty, drop out of high school, to have problems with the criminal justice system and to be teen parents themselves. According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, the annual cost to the taxpayers of teen childbearing is nearly $11 billion. Tuition Freeze The Iowa Board of Regents has proposed a budget that would freeze tuition for Iowa undergraduates for a second year. The Regents are asking for a $19.6 million, or 4 percent, increase in state funding for the general university fund for fiscal year 2015, that begins July 1, 2014. The Regents institutions educate 76,000 students per year. Just released figures show a record enrollment of 33,241 students for Iowa State University. The Uni- versity of Iowa has 30,065 students while the Univer- sity of Northern Iowa has 12,518. The total Regents re- quest is $652.7 million. In addition to the three Regents Schools, the Regents' budget funds deaf and blind edu- cation and Iowa Public Radio. The total increase re- quested is $44.2 million. Farm Electrical Inspections The state Electrical Examining Board has voted down a proposal to exempt farm outbuildings from a require- ment that electrical installations be inspected, by an 8-3 margin. This was in spite of a recent court ruling hold- ing that the board has exceeded its authority in requir- ing the inspections. The Board instead voted to estab- lish a task force to recommend changes in the law. Board members voting for the mandate cited safety concerns. State Fire Marshal, Ray Reynolds, a Warren County resi- dent by the way, voted against the mandate, stating that while he is very concerned about public safety, he could document no fatalities caused by an electrical fire in a farm outbuilding over the last 18 years. He also ex- pressed concern about going against the court decision. Hundreds of Iowa farmers contacted the Board assert- hag that the requirement is an undue hardship on them and that the inspections are not necessary. 2013 ACT Results The 2013 ACT results are in. While the results for Iowa are somewhat encouraging on the surface, we still are not where we need to be. Nationwide 31% of those taking the test did not meet any of the four college readi- ness benchmarks. Iowa ranks ahead of the national av- erage in all categories. Iowa ranks second among states where more than half of graduating seniors take the test with 30% meeting the benchmarks in all four catego- ries. Of course that means that 70% did not. Though Iowa is second among the states where more than 50% of graduates take the test, a smaller percentage take the test in Iowa than in the other states. This calls into ques- tion Iowa's rank since the smaller number of students taking the test generally means that they are the better students. In some states all students take the test. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at 515-281-3221 or Julian.Garrett@legis. iowa.gov. In-Floor ~ Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" (515) 989-0106 SALES ~ SERVICE ~ REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL 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 NORWALK 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. Confh-mation: 5th-8th grade 6:30 pm 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 5 th grade Wed. 6:30 pm K-12 th grades Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fccnorwalk.org Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship Disciple City Classes 18 mo.-5 th grade Nursery also provided 6 pm Sun. Jr. and Sr. High 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service *** Eirst Baptist Church www.norwalkbaptist.org Sunset Dr. & Mafred 981-4391 9 am Worship 10:15 am Sunday School Class for all ages Nursery Provided 7 pm - Wednesdays Bible Study Prayer Service New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 www.newlifenorwalk.org Nate Liedtke, Pastor 8:15 am& 10:30 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Childcare Provided Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples) 701 Main St. - 9810176 Tim Diebel, Pastor 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:15 am Church School 10:30 am Worship Nursery Provided Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko 8:15 & 10:45 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Nursery Provided 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 CUMMlNG - Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 Lalne Wilder, Pastor 981-4321 www.hccumming.com 10 am Worship Nurser3', newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm I Christian Life Assembly of God Church Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 Warren Hunsberger, Pastor 515-953-0322 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 Churcli 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www.gracecares.net Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Jr. & St. High, Men's and Women's Ministry Nursery Provided. *,* Mt. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 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) 641-764-2752 Meeting at Church of the Assumption in Churchville Keith Lingwall, Pastor, 971-0504 Ron Molar, Pastor, 770-1286 9:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies PROLE Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th, Prole - 981-4062 Ginni Otto, Pastor Free-will offering breakfast 8-9:30 am 10 am Worship Adult Sunday School - 11 am INDIANOLA Freedom Fellowship Church (IFFC) 2604 N. Jefferson Way 515-961-5755 Pastor Jeff Rabe Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 9:30 am Sunday Worship 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible Study Tues.-Thurs. is for Community Food Closet. (Please call for availability) Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Robert Harting, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15 Sunday School 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. Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday!