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PageTwo N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, December 20, 2012 NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 727 Main St., 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. Klein Publisher Sally Huntoon Advertising/Managing Editor Mary Lou Gray Reporter/Proofer/Computers 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 &amp; 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, IA 50211 Member of: National Newspaper Iowa Newspaper Association Association O -4 AGENDA Concluded from p. 1 9. Re!: ts-Mayor; Councilmembers-Murillo, Curtis, Delker, to, Sylvester; City Manager; Department Heads-F" qic Works Director, City Clerk, Police Chief, Fire bi Library Director, Parks & Recreation Direc- tor, Di:,' Jr of Planning and Building, C,,.,mmunity Develor: :ent Director 10. A  ]ournment to closed session regarding poten- tial real estate transaction, pursuant to 21.5.j. 11. iX!.- urnment i _ I Legislative News By State Representative Julian B. Garrett i ulian.garrett@legis.state.ia.us The  :seal Cliff Mo> ple are awar, ;h at significant changes in the federai : aw will occur o January I if con,'re-- does not tak,. :; .y action. That is because the "Bush tax cuts" enacted in 2001 will expire at the end of this year and rates wiii .o back to their 2001 levels. Here are some of the more significant changes that will occur: Income -Fax Brackets 2012 2013 Up to $8,700 .... 10% 15% $8,701-$35,350 15% 15% $35,351-585,650 25% 28% $85.651 - ] "8,650 28% 31% $178,b5   388,350 33% 36% $388,351 + 35% 39.6% Estate Taxes: 35% to 55% In addition the first $5.12 million of the estate is ex- empt from the tax in 2012. The exemption in 2013 will go back to the 2001 level, of $1 million if congress does nothing. With the recent increase in farm land values, a number of estates will reach and exceed the $1 million threshold. Capital Gains: Capitai gains taxes will go from the - current 15% to 20% for most taxpayers. Child Credit: The child credit will drop from $1,000.00 to $500.00. Alternative Minimum Tax: I am not going to dis- cuss the complicated Alternative Minimum Tax except to note that because of inflation, many more taxpayers will be affected by it if no action is taken. Committee Assignments House committee assignments for the coming legis- lative session have been announced. I will be serving on the Appropriations Committee, the Education Com- mittee, the Human Resources Committee and the Judi- ciary Committee. These committees will be working on some major issues including the new budgets for fiscal years 2014 and 2015, education reform and mental health reform. I will also be vice chairman of the Justice Sys- tems Appropriations Subcommittee. That subcommit- tee handles the appropriations for the courts, the cor- rections system, the highway patrol, the attorney general's office and the law enforcement academy, among others. " As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at julian.garrett@legis.state.ia.us or 515-281- 3221. OBITUARY MIKE ABRAHAMS Services and burial were held Saturday, Dec. 15, at McLaren's Chapel in West Des Moines for Mike Abrahams, 64, of Cumming. Mr. Abrahams died Thurs- day, Dec. 6, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. He was born May 28, 1948 in Des Moines to George and Marie Abrahams and was raised in Winterset. He was owner and President of Phil Patterson Corp. for 30 years and attended the University of Iowa. Mr. Abrahams married Deborah Hutson Snyder June 3, 1989. He was an active member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, EAA Chapter 135, The Antique Aircraft Association and the Ercoupe Owners Club. Survivors include his wife, Debbie; sister, Janelle (Randy) Sloper; niece, Emily Sloper; sisters-in-law, Essie (Jack) Arthur and Sue Zaabel and mother-in-law, Bar- bara Helms. Memorial contributions may be made to the Air Ven- ture Brown Arch Project. Online condolences can be made at mclarensresthavenchapel.com. NORWALK SCHOOL BOARD Concluded from p. 1 the District do not have adequate space for the Central Office. Estimated costs to renovate the existing build- ing exceeded $1,000,000 and a new Central Office was $1,500,000. A scan of existing buildings in the Norwalk- area produced one building that could meet the needs of the Central Office and Buildings and Grounds (I&G). The opportunity to address issues of the Central Of- fice building and B&G was fortunate, as the B&G facili- tiesalso is in need of repair. The existing building that meets the District's needs is located at 380 Wright Road, the former home of the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research. The estimated cost to purchase the building (including expenses for moving and mi-_ nor improvements) was approximately $765,000. It be- came clear the best, and most economical, solution to the Central Office building issues was to purchase the Wright Road property. We are eased to announce the District has negoti- ated the purchase of the building at 308 Wright Road. Current exF, :!ations are to move Central Office and B&G to the "new" facility in the spring. This building provides the District much improved facilities, better public access, a more energy efficient building and a building with better indoor air quality. The future of the District buildings at 906 School Avenue is ,,de<ided at this ti,,-,, q he building coi,di- tion, required bilding code upgrades and the zoning issue (residentiai) will have an mpact on any options availaLle for the buildings. Norwalk School District School Board Katherine Schmidt, Deb Hobbs, Tom Phillips, George Meinecke and Rick Kaul Christmas Tree and Winter Yard Waste Collection Once the holidays pass, be sure to set out your real Christmas tree on your garbage collection days from December 31,Ja/auary 11, 2013. Through Metro Waste Authority's Compost It! sticker program, participating communities offer curbside Christmas tree collection. Be sure to remove the decorations and do not place them in a plastic bag. Wreaths are not accepted. Purchase a $1.15 green Compost It! sticker at partici- pating grocery and hardware stores. You can also set out brush bundles, Compost It! bags and carts during these two weeks. Participating communities include Norwalk. We learn courageous action by going forward when- ever fear urges us back. A little boy was asked how he learned to skate. "By getting up every time I fell down," he answered. -David Seabury I Start the day off matters 515-223-1150 1 EO. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwky.com SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box.325, Norwa!k, 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. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade 6:30 pm *** Crossroads Church 2601 BorderSt. www.2thecrossroads.com Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 am Worship Nurser)' & Children's Programming 3 years old through 5 th grade Wed. 6:30 pm K-12 th grades *** Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave.  ww.fccnorwalk.org !4 b ]o!]es, P>tw )8 i 0699 8:30 & 10:30 am ".- wship Disciple City Classes ! 8 too.-5 Lh grade Nursery also pro, ided. 5 pm Sun. St. iIih 6:30 pm Wed. FJa)cr Service 6:30 pm Jr. High 2rs Bapdt Church Sunset Dr. & M:frcd - ;8t-439l Justii! : ,': )erg, i .stc," 9 am Worship 10:15 am Sunday School Class lkr all ag s Nurser 3 Providc-d 6 pm Evening Service 7 pm - Wednesdays BibleS .  q:Yorh Hour Ne Lift' i.,.?eran ,hurch 380 Wakt)n,d Dr. - 2":q-965 \\;ww.newlifenorv, .  , Nate Liedtke, Pastor 8:15 am Traditional 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Contemporary Nursery Provided 7 pm Youth-led Worship Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples) 701 Main St.- 981-0176 Dayna Kinkade. Pastor 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:15 am Church School 10:30 am Worship 6 pm The Gathering Service Nursery Provided Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko 8:15 & 10:45 am Worshi p 9:30 am Sunday School 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 IUMMING Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 Laine Wilder, Pastor 981-4321 www.harvestehurchiowa.com 10 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm 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. & Sr. High, Men's and Women's Ministry Nursery Provided. 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 ttwy 28 Gary Crandall, Pastor 641-764-2491 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) (% 1-764-2752 Meeting at Church of the Assumption in Churchville Kdth Lingwall. Pastor, 971-0504 Ron Mohr. Pastor, 770-1286 9:30 am Sunday School & Confirmation i: 1:30 am Worship (-ai[ i, runes on Adult and Children Bible Studies ROL Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th, Prole - 981-4062 Cindy Hickman, Pastor 9:45 am Sunday.School ] 1 am Worship INDIANoLA Ireedom Fellowship Church (IFFC) 2604 N. Jefferr,;o Way 515-961-5755 Pastor :ie : Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 9:30 am Sunday Worship 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible Wues.-Thutg7or Comnmnity Foodloset. (Please call lbr aVailability) *** g Good Shepheiil Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) : 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Robert Hatting, 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. I Deadline for ads, | legals and stories I is Noon Friday!