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i',i {,c .- t~ OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR t', K- ,U i J AND NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Vol. 39 No. 23 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 (I ill " ,~ t,{ "~,{ ,q, ''< f't "-~ ~ ~' " .1{ IIII I. I,! II!, 1 !! I I!tl -,'~'"~ " III t I," LIII ' Voting Sites Listed On Page 9 Phone 515-981-0406 Thursday, November 1, 2007 Following are the bi- ographical sketches of the three candidates who are seeking election as Mayor of l Iorwalk. Election will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polling places are listed in a related article in this issue. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK! NOVEMBER 4 Alexander Grugurich Alexander Grugurich, 21, lives at 4316 Medina Dr. He has lived in Norwalk for 11 years and graduated from Norwalk High School. He has studied finance at Drake University and is an entrepreneur. Q. Why do you wish to serve as Mayor? Concluded p. 6 N. Newton Standridge N. Newton Stan- dridge; 61, is currently serving as Mayor of Norwalk. He and his wife, Carol, have resided at 1304 Skylane Dr. since 1973. His busi- ness has been providing communication solutions for print, design and specialties since 1972. Concluded p. 6 Pat Wahl Pat Wahl, 57, has lived in Norwalk for 35 years. She is a Letter Carrier and her hus- band, Mike, is a ma- chinist/welder. They live at 607 Wright Road and have four grown children, Mike (Cathy), Katie (Shane) Matt and Mitch. Concluded p. 6 Lions Breakfast CITY REPORT A "Mystery Basket", By Mark Miller, City Administrator filled with surprises will be featured during the annual Norwalk Lions Club Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 11 am. Hotel Motel Tax The residents of Norwalk will be given the oppor- tunity to vote November 6, 2007 on whether or not to approve a 7% tax on lodging room rates. This is a tax that has no direct impact on Norwalk residents. Lodge. Cost for the breakfast of pancakes, sausage, and drink is a free-will donation. The chances for the basket are two for $1, with the drawing at 11 a.m You need not be present to win. Proceeds from the event are used for Nor- walk High School scholarships and other community projects. representatives of those companies indicated th/it should the tax be in place in Norwalk, it would not affect their choice of Norwalk as a site,-as long as the other demographics met the chain criteria for location of a facility in Norwalk. It is a tax, once approved, that will be paid only by those people who stay at a hotel, motel and bed and breakfast facility in Norwalk. At this time Norwalk has not been chosen as a site for a hotel, motel or bed and Breakfast. Pleasant Hill recently put in the tax and sknce then, two mo- tels have located in that community. Carlisle re- cently voted this in as well and it is in place in Indi- Concluded p. 2 @ Following are the bi- ographical sketches of the six candidates who are seeking election to the Norwalk City Coun- cil. Election will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polling places are listed in a related article in this issue. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. Frank Curtis Frank Curtis, 54, and his wife, Debbie, reside at 427 Lane Ave. They have two grown chil- dren, Stacy Cox and Todd Curtis, who grad- uated from Norwalk High School. Frank has lived in Norwalk 44 years. His Eric Delker Eric Delker, 35, has lived in Norwalk since 1976 and graduated from Norwalk High School in 1990. He is a caulker in Bricklayers Local 3. Eric and his wife, Laura, a CNA, reside at 710 Lane Ave. They have four children, Bryan Nelson Br an Nelson, 36, and his wife, Traci, live at 9416 Happy Hollow Dr. with their two chil- dren, Jordan and Josh. Bryan is a real estate agent with Re/Max Real Estate Group. His wife is a training devel- opment coordinator. He John Putbrese John Putrese, 42, and his wife, Debra, reside at 3817 Blue Stem Rd. They have lived in Norwalk two years. John is President of KWKY Radio Station and has operated and owned the Norwalk sta- tion for 16 vears. He Sharla Richardson Sharla Richardson, 24, lives at 4697 Wakonda Dr with her husband, Doug. She is an accountant and he is a transportation logis- tics/paramedic. They have no children. She has lived in Norwalk five years. Michael Vacco Michael Vacco, 55, lives at 8006 Echo Drive and is an entrepreneur, Scornovaaca Inc. He has lived in Norwalk for two and a half years. Vacco graduated from Dowling High School and attended the Uni- versity of Northern Concluded p. 8 Concluded p. 8 Concluded p. 8 Concluded p. 8 Concluded p. 9 Concluded p. 9