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Page Four N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, October 24, 2013 NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES I Diana Bedwell Wins Quilt Diana Bedwell pictured schools. Diana Bedwell of Nor- walk won the quilt raffle at the Log Cabin Days in Sep- tember. Bedwell took home the 90-block quilt which features many of Warren County's rural schools. The quilt was de- signed and constructed by the Warren County Piece Makers and machine quilt- ed by Gwen Roen. Mem- bers of the Warren Coun- ty Piece Makers are Carol Mahr, Nancy Dela36 Linn Smith, Rosie Hulet, Wan- da Bonnes, Elaine Lowe and Eileen Lenniger. Many of Warren Coun- ty's rural schools are fea- tured in Rural Schools in Warren County, Iowa - 1847-1959 by Jerry K. Be- atty and published by the Warren County Historical Society. The Warren Coun- ty Historical Society select- ed 90 rural schools to be included in the quilt. From 1847 to 1959 there were over 150 country schools in Warren County. The last country school closed in 1959. Two schools in the Nor- with the 90-block quilt featuring Warren County rural One of the blocks on the quilt "depicting the Linn Township Osage/Independence School. Staff photos. walk/Cumming area vere the Centennial/Barkley School and Cumming School. The Centennial/ Barkley School was in Linn Township, established in the 1870s and closed in 1903. Students attended Norwalk schools after the closing. The Cumming School, also in Linn Town- ship, was established in the 1880s. The high school closed in 1944 and the grade school followed in 1966. Students were sent to the Norwalk schools. Part of the Cumming School was converted to a bus barn in Norwalk and the brick building still stands on Hwy G14 in Cumming. Bedwell advised the quilt will be available for display in libraries, schools and businesses in Warren County. Call 981- 4661 if you would like more information about displaying the quilt at a NORWALK Firefighters Association FIREHOUSE CHILI SUPPER Tuesday, Nov. 5, Election Night Serving from 5 - 7:30 p.m. Norwalk Firehouse 1100 Chatham Ave. Cost: Free-Will Donation future event. Copies of Rural Schools in Warren County, Iowa- 1847-1959 can be pur- chased by contacting the Warren County Historical Society, 1400 W. 2nd Ave., Indianola, IA 50125. The cost is $30 and for more information, contact the museum at 515-961-8085. Book On Warren Members of the Warren County Historical Society (WCHS) have announced the publication of a new book, Rural Schools in War- ren County, Iowa - 1847- 1959, compiled by Jerry Beatty of Indianola. The 247-page book, with more than 300 pictures, recog- nizes the contributions of rural schools and honors the teachers, students and school officials who played a critical role in the education system of War- Herman Riva for Norwalk City Council Government Transparency Infrastructure Improvement Commercial Development Visit my Facebook page: Riva for Norwalk Iowa Paid for by: Herman Riva County Schools ren County for over a cen- tury. The book discusses the rise and decline of country schools. Charts and 16 township maps depict the origin and location of 148 rural schools in Warren County. Each school is ex- amined, in alphabetical order. Utilizing personal recollections and other re- sources, the book features a number of interesting, humorous and sometimes grim stories about love and life in rural schools. Publication was assist- ed by a grant from the In- dianola Chamber of Com- merce Tourism Commit- tee. Proceeds are dedicat- ed to the preservation of Heritage Village, operated by the WCHS. Books cost $30 and may be purchased at the WCHS museum, 1400 W. 2nd Ave., east side, Fair- grounds, Indianola, dur- ing regular hours 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. - noon Saturday, or by sending a check payable to the WCHS, Box 256, Indi- anola, IA 50125. Add $5 for postage and shipping. Books can also be pur- chased via Pay Pal by go- ing to www.warrencounty history.org. For more information, call 515-961-8085. To service our customers aven better, we have a Brand New State-of-the-Art HUNTER ALIGNMENT SYSTEM All work is guaranteed by a 12 months/12,000 Miles Warranty NAPA Auto Center Auto Repair Towing Complete Engine Specialist India Specialist ASE Certified Mechanics 981-0649 802 Sunset Ddve Norwalk Let me help find the vehicle insurance policy that's right for you NE INSUNCE AGCY INC 515-981-4614 mlane@neinsucance,c-n