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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR ~~ ~~t ,~ ~'~' ~.~: NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT i J47 ~. J ~T -''" 2, ',P~E coFAS1-. hllt,ll,M,q.l,ldml.l,hlllll,j,ldl.h '.lll'llqI Norwalk Warriors Vol. 46 No. 28 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 emaih news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, November 27, 2014 ERV At Scott's Foods Deadline For Shop During Norwalk's Christmas Crawl The Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) was at Scott's Foods loading boxes to take to Camp Dodge Friday, Nov. 21. The boxes are to aid the military families in need. See holiday food box story p. 9. Staffphoto by Lori Ford. Worship Services Norwalk area pastors and church secretaries are reminded that Friday, Dec. 12, is the deadline for sub- mitring information about special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Worship services to this newspaper office. Schedules for Christ- mas worship and pro- grams will be printed in the Thursday, Dec. 18, is- sue. SCHOOL UPDATES By Kate Baldwin Business Manager Norwalk Community School District Dr. Denny Wulf Speaks at IASB Convention Norwalk School's su- perintendent, Dr. Denny Wulf, was a guest speaker at the recent Iowa Associa- tion of School Boards (IASB) convention, held Thursda)9 Nov. 20. The in- vitation was premised by Dr. Wulf's selection to the 2014-2015 Iowa Superin- tendent of the Year by School Administrators of Iowa. In his address, Dr. Wulf summarized the academic achievement of the school district, noting that annual student assessments scores had increased by over 10% in multiple sub- ject areas over the past 10 years. He credited the im- proved test scores to the focused and dedicated work of the Norwalk teachers, outstanding leadership of principals and curriculum directors and strong commitment to excellence by the Norwalk School Board. Dr. Wulf explained that academic achievement starts at the top with the school board, working together with school administration to set goals, allocate re- sources and implement accountability standards to insure those goals are met. During the past 10 years, the Norwalk School Board and superintendent have engaged in special- ized training provided by Superintendent Dr. Denny Wulf IASB to develop cohesive leadership practices that have proven to increase student achievement. These practices have led to the implementation of stu- dent portfolios, the el- ementary reading summer school, partnerships with DMACC for college credit, the distinguished high school diploma, and most recently, the implementa- tions of the Iowa Teacher Leadership and Compen- sation program and stu- dent one-to-one comput- ers for all students in grades 8-12. These initia- tives are the trademark of a successful school that maintains a focus on im- proving student achieve- ment, year after year. The Norwalk School Board has a long history of bringing innovative edu- cational models that have improved student achieve- Concluded p. 8 Passport Information Warren County Re- corder Polly J. Glascock reminds area residents that'her office can assist you with obtaining a pass- port. No appointment is necessary and they have forms and photo availabil- ity for your convenience. She adds that photo prices are less expensive in her office than anywhere in Warren County. Applicants must bring a certified birth certificate, government issued ID and a check or money order for fees. The fast, friendly, one-stop service is open during regular business hours. Glascock noted that with spring break and Ca- nadian fishing around the comer, one needs to check their passport and make sure it hasn't expired. For more information, call 515-961-1089. Visit With Santa In Cumming Cumming American Legion and Auxiliary, along with the Cumm'mg Park Board, invites all chil- dren and parents to visit with Santa Sunday, Dec. 7. Santa will be at the Legion building on Main Street from I - 3 p.m. Come by and talk to Santa, frost a cookie, make a craft and enjoy the fel- lowship. Christmas at the Library Christmas will be cel- ebrated at Norwalk Easter Public Library Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. Youngsters may visit with Santa and see a few of his live reindeer. Photos may be taken and you may enjoy a holiday craft, snacks and Christmas cheer. KC Breakfast December 7 Knights of Columbus "MADE TO ORDER" Om- elet breakfast is Sunday, Dec. 7, from 8 to 11 a.m. They will be serving made to order omelets with top- pings such as onions, pep- pers, mushrooms, toma- toes, bacon or sausage, along with hashbrowns and drinks. A free-will do- nation will be accepted and the proceeds go to the Norwalk Ministerial Asso- ciation for needy families in the community. Santa at Community Bank Santa will be at the Community Bank, 2351 Sunset Dr Ste. 101, Norwalk, Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. Area children are in- vited to take free pictures with Santa. Deadline for ads, [ legals and stories is Noon Friday! Area residents will be able to do extra holiday shop- ping from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, during Norwalk's second Christmas Crawl. Several Norwalk businesses are participating offering customers refreshments, shop- ping opportunities, specials and a chance to win prizes, according to Misty Hansen, who is organizing the event. Businesses that are participating are Alternative Out- doors, Amore Pet Boutique, JJ" Designs, Maid-Rite, Malia's Yoga and Wellness, Massages by Misty at Mas- sage & Health Studio & Spa, Mr. Movies/Beach Club Tan, Nail Spa, N/Warren Town and County News, Taco John's, Tacos Andreas and Villaggio restaurant. Customers must pick up a stamp card at any of the participating business and visit each business to get their card stamped. When the card is full, your name will be entered to win a big prize basket. This special shopping event will offer great stocking stuffers and some special offers. N/Warren Town and County News and Alternative Outdoors will be collecting non-perishables for the Norwalk Food Pantry. The newspaper office will also collect new unwrapped toys for the Norwalk Ministe- rial Association to distribute to area families. Face painting by an elf for the children and massages for adults, along with discounted Spa and Massage Gift Certificates and affordable gifts will be at Massages by Misty. Sunday, November 30 City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Area residents are invited to kick off Holiday Shop- ping in Norwalk with Norwalk's Fourth Annual Christ- mas Tree Lighting Celebration Sunday, Nov. 30, at O'Leary Celebration of Life Center, 1020 Main St. (cor- ner of Main Street and Hwy 28/Sunset Drive). Bring a canned food item for the Norwalk Food Pantry. Crafts begin at 5 p.m. with live entertainment by the Norwalk High School Music Department starting at 5:30 p.m. Tree lighting and a visit from Santa is at 6 p.m. Join the fun evening with apple cider, hot cocoa, cook- ies and crafts. Crafts include making candy cane rein- deer, decorating your own cookie, pine cone bird feed- ers and popsicle stick ornaments. The event is sponsored by City State Bank, O'Leary Funeral and Cremation Services-Celebration of Life Center, Flowers for Every Occasion, Scott's Foods, Fareway, City of Norwalk and Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce. Find These Legal Notices Inside This Issue. CITY OF NORWALK Annual Financial Report Ordinances 14-20, 14-21 and 14-22 Public Hearing in re: Disposal of Real Property WARREN COUNTY SUPERVISORS Minutes of November 12, 2014 Meeting Including Canvass of Nov. 4 General Election Minutes of November 18, 2014 Meeting Annual Financial Report #'7