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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, October 2, 2014 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. KleinPublisher Sally Huntoon Advertising/Managing Editor 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 Iowa Newspaper Association Association Senate News By State Senator Julian B. Garrett Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa.gov. Road Construction We have seen a number of road construction projects in our area this year. Iowans can check the status of con- struction projects at www.iowadot.gov/travel.html#/ highwayconstruction. That is the official site but I was able to find the information by searching "Iowa DOT Construction" also. In addition, there are documents available at the DOT site, such as accident report forms, applications for registration, or applications for a dis- abled parking permit and other information. Property Tax ReIief Iowans have now received their property tax state- ments. This year we are beginning to see the results of the property tax bill passed in 2013 with bipartisan sup- port. The Department of Revenue reports that Iowa Counties have received over $78.3 million in state "back- fill" funding to compensate them for lost property tax revenue. Individual taxpayers are receiving over $49 million in tax credits. In our area, Warren County re- ceived $560,778.12 in backfill dollars and residents re- ceived $507,555.39 in income tax credits for a total of $1,068,333.51. Madison County received $181,465.43 in backfill dollars and residents received $277,253.43 in income tax credits, for a total of $458,719.08. Commer- cial and industrial property is taxed at 95% of value this year and will be taxed at 90% of value next year. Though the exact amount varies, ag. and residential property have been taxed at roughly 50% of value for years. Pheasant Numbers Up The Iowa DNR reports that pheasant numbers are up in Iowa reversing declines in recent years. The DNR re- ports that recent counts show 17.4 birds per 30-mile driving routes compared to seven in the last three years. In 2003 the count was nearly 50 per 30 miles. The DNR travels about 210 routes each year to get a count on the pheasant population. Obviously, greater numbers will result in more economic activity by both resident and non-resident hunters. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at Julian.Garrett@legis.iowa,gov or 515-281-3371. O'Lear Providing peace of mind at a difficult time by offering complimentary Pre-Planning Services. Funded & Non-Funded Funeral and Payment Plans. 515-981-0700 www.olearyfuherals.com OBITUARY CLORA J. DAVIS Graveside inurnment was held Tuesda36 Sept. 23, at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Des Moines for Clora J. Davis, 92, Norwalk, who ..... died Wednesday, Sept. 17. Condolences may be :: left at www.Hamiltons Funeral Home.com. Clora J. Davis OBITUARY BEVERLY RANDOL Beverly Randol, 89, Des Moines, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. A memorial service will be held at'11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th St. Burial will be at Mt. Hebron Ceme- tery in Osceola. Mrs. Randol was born July 12, 1925 to William and Isabelle Tordoff in Armstrong. She never missed a day of school and graduated with a perfect attendance record. She was a homemaker and loved to craft and bake cookies. She will be re- membered as a very kind mother and grandmother. Survivors include her daughters, Donna Randol, Alice (Jerry) Luedtke and Beverly (Robert) Carothers; brother, Bill Tordoff; ten grandchildren; 21 great- Beverly Randol grandchildren; and a host of extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Henry, LaVerne and Russell; an infant sis- ter; sister, Arlene; hus- band, George; and her son, Don. Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneral Home.com. AGENDA Concluded from p. 1 delay for improvements for off street parking. (tabled 9-4-14) 14. Consideration of a Resolution approving the Blooming Heights Plat I Preliminary Plat. 15. Consideration of a Resolution approving the Fi- nal Plat for the Estates on the Ridge Plat 1. 16. Consideration of a Resolution exempting prop- erty owners from the removal of snow and ice on side- walks under specific conditions. 17. Consideration of a Resolution approving an ad- ministrative purchasing policy. (tabled 9-4-14) 18. Consideration of a Resolution of Support for Lo- cal Government Collaboration and Budgeting $1,000 to commit to the Capital Crossroads Regional Collabora- tion Project. 19. Discussion and consideration of a Resolution ap- proving an agreement with the ETC Institute to com- plete a Norwalk Citizen Survey. 20. Discussion and possible consideration of a Reso- lution related to the City Council vacancy. 21. Discussion regarding tax abatement. 22. Council Inquiries and staff updates. 23. Adjournment. Start the day off right! tt,8 TS 51S-223-11SO P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwky.com 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. ConfLrmation: 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 5th grade Wed. 6:30 pm K-12th 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'" grade Nursery also provided. 6 pm Sun. Jr. and Sr. High 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service *** First Baptist Church Sunset Dr. & Mafred 981-4391 Trey Perrott, Pastor 9:30 am Coffee Fellowship 10 am Morning Worship 5:30 pm Sunday Kids and Adult Ministries Class for all ages Nursery Provided Wednesday Night Link Groups *** 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. - 981-0176 Travis Stanley, Pastor Marti Stanley, 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 am Worship 9:15 am Sunday School 10:30 am Worship 5:30 pm Saturday Worship 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 CUMM G Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 981-4321 www.hccumming.com Thomas Cackler, Pastor 10 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm DES MOINES 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 Church 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. :gg~ Mt. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 MARTENSDALE Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Jeremy Kidder, Pastor 64t -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) 615 Iowa Ave. 641-764-2752 Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 9:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th St. - 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!