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November 14, 2019

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all4879 41978 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR {gnaw mill” 5 NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors Warren (A SMALL 'I OWN PAPtRS 92/ WES! RAILROAD AMA: SHELTON WA 98564-36417 HlmllmulMINIMUM"IUD“'MHHIIIInlllhhlm'i and County Vol. 52 No. 24 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981 -O406 email: news@ norwalknewspapemom Thursday, November 14, 201 9 Knights of Columbus Omelet Breakfast Sunday, November 17th 0! The Norwalk Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring an omelet breakfast on Sunday, November 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. They will serve made-to-order omelets, hash browns, fruit, coffee, juice, and milk. The proceeds from this breakfast will benefit the Norwalk Food Pantry. The breakfast will be held at St. John the Apostle Church, located at 720 Orchard Hills Drive in Norwalk. Please join us! Norwalk Middle School Holds Food Drive Submitted by Lynda Downs The Norwalk Middle School leadership students are holding a food drive for the Norwalk Food Pantry through November 21st. We are looking for donations to support the pantry during this busy time of year. Items that are needed include: canned vegetables and fruits, peanut butter, jelly, boxes of mac and cheese, hamburger helper, condiments such as ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise, cereals, spaghetti sauce, noodles, and tuna. You may also donate money that is used to purchase meat and dairy products. If you write a check, please make it out to the Norwalk Food Pantry. All of the food will directly impact the Norwalk community. As a community member, if you wish to help in this drive, you may drop off any donation to the middle school. Our goal is to collect at least 1000 items for this wonderful community service project. Thank you for your help. Upcoming Early Deadline and Holiday Closure Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the deadline for our December 5th issue of the paper will be WEDNESDAY, November 27th at noon. Our office will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th so our employees may enjoy time with their families. Please note that our November 28th newspapers will be delivered by mail and to local stores on Friday, November 29th rather than the usual Thursday delivery, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Shelby Hisel Hired As Communications Coordinator for the City of N orwalk Submitted by Deanna Schulz We are excited to announce that the City of Norwalk has hired a full time Communi- cations Coordinator. Shelby Hisel comes to us from KCCI Channel 8 News as a full time news producer with over 5 years of professional journalism exper— ience. She’s a 2014 graduate of Drake University with a dual degree in Journalism & Sociology. While a junior at Drake Shelby became a producer at KCCI-TV in Des Moines. Over the years she’s produced award winning newscasts for KCCI, including major coverage of the 2016 police officer shootings in Des Moines and Urbandale and the 2018 summer floods. Shelby was honored with an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy award for her role on KCCI 8 News This Morning. Shelby is an Iowa native and has been married to her husband since 2017. Shelby will be a team member of the Economic Development Department managed by Director Hollie Zajicek, where she will develop and coordinate marketing strategies, social media, web content, public affairs and press relations city-wide. Shelby looks forward to representing Norwalk’s thriving community, and the City is proud to welcome her to the team! Shelby began this exciting new position the first week of November. Over4359,000 Iowans Cast Ballots in City/School Elections @ BALLOT BOX More than 359,000 Iowa voters cast ballots in Iowa’s first merged city/school elections held across the state on Tuesday, November 5th. “Overall, I’m pleased with how the first city/school elections went across the state,” Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate said. “As Iowa’s voter registration totals continue to soar, I believe turnout in these important local elections will follow that trend and Tuesday was a step in the right direction. We will now be working with county auditors to conduct post— election audits. That’s another important layer of protection we added to the process to help ensure the integrity of the vote.” On Wednesday, November 6th, the Secretary of State’s Office randomly chose one precinct in each county for a post-election audit. These measures were implemented as part of the Election Integrity and Modernization Act passed by the Iowa Legislature in 2017. Secretary Pate’s staff joined county, state, and federal partners, including Iowa’s OCIO and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to monitor cybersecurity activities throughout election day. There was no increase in cyber alerts or activity on the state or federal level. Warren County had a 19.67% participation rate for the city and school election. In Warren County there are 35,986 registered voters. On November 5th, 7,077 ballots were cast. Cub Scouts Practice Fire Safety Submitted By Angela Cooper Norwalk’s Pack 103 Cub Scouts learned about fire safety in the month of October, and all know what to do in case they would ever have a fire break out in their home. Thank you to the Norwalk Fire Department for coming and showing us the equipment a firefighter wears, so we are not scared and understand how it works to keep them safe. Thank you also to Happy Apple Celebrations for allowing us to use their space to hold the meeting, since our group is growing.