Newspaper Archive of
N. Warren Town and County News
Norwalk, Iowa
December 25, 2014     N. Warren Town and County News
PAGE 7     (7 of 12 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
PAGE 7     (7 of 12 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
December 25, 2014

Newspaper Archive of N. Warren Town and County News produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2022. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.

t Thursday, December 25, 2014 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven ( Santa Visits in Cumming Christmas Crawl Winner BaublesBy and Betty Bangles now available at O'Leary's Flowers for Every Occasion and Gift Shop 1020 Main St., Norwalk 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.- Fri.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. and anytime by appoinlment Unique jewelry using the art of wire wrapping and polished natural stones. The Cumming Park Board and the Cumming American Legion and Auxiliary hosted a visit with Santa Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Legion Hall. Santa lis- tened to many wishes and the children enjoyed frost- ing cookies and doing crafts. Pictured above is a youngster who enjoyed not only the cookies, but the frosting. Another hopped up on Santa's knee and read his wish list as Santa carefully listened to every word. The organizations thank all the families who partici- pated in the event. Photos submitted. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: The winner of the JJ Designs Norwalk Apparel Shop door prize was David McClure during the Norwalk Christmas Crawl. He won a Norwalk Duffel Bag. Photo submitted. Academy Nominations Large walk-out lots backing to a pond or Iowa's countryside. SenatorTomHarkin(D- Kallie Baughman of achievements," Harkin IA) recently nominated 50 Cumming has been nomi- said. "An academy nomi- Iowa students for appoint- nated to the U.S. Military nation is a great honor be- ments to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Kallie is the cause of the intense corn- Academy, Naval Acad- daughter of Gayla and petition for thesenomina- emy, Merchant Marine Kyle Baughman and is a tions across the state of Academy and Military senior at Valley High Iowa. In order for anindi- Academy, West Point forSchool. vidual to be nominated, he the 2015 classes.Included Michael Snell of Saint or she must demonstrate is Ethan Pieper of Charles has been nomi- superior leadership, aca- Norwalk, who has been nated to the U.S. Air Force demic and athletic abili- nominated to the U.S. Academy. Michael is theties. Nominees also must Military Academy. Ethanson of Juli Henley and exhibit the necessary mo- is the son of Alayne and Todd Snell and is a senior tivation for serving in the Melvin Pieper and is a at Interstate 35 Commu-demanding role of a career graduate of Norwalk High nity High School. military officer and be of School. He is currently at- "I would like to con- outstanding moral charac- tending Iowa State Univer- gratulate these students ter." sity. for their many outstanding Enjoy a West Des bioines address and attend Norwalk Schools at Fox Valley. ' Quick, drive J m I m m Iowa's Largest to Jordan Creek, downtown, and the airport! i t Allyn Brown John Akers Suzy MarkerI iL " 453-6403 453-5103 453- 6009y. Directions: Flwy 5 Bypass To SW Connector, South To Maffitt Lake Rd, West To S 20th Or Orilla Rd, South Through Orilla Development On The West Side Of The Road. Proposed New Playground As the temperature drops and the community prepares for snow, the staff and volunteers at Lake- wood Elementary School are looking forward to spring and a proposed new playground! This $95,000 project is sched- uled for installation dur- ing 2015. The current play- ground equipment has been repaired and brought up to code as the first phase of this project. The new playground will be located on a safe and se- cluded section of the northeast corner of Lake- wood. This new playground area will be used for re- cess, PE for Life sessions, brain breaks and reward time. Norwalk resident and Blank Children's Hos- pital pediatrician, Jennifer Groos, MD is a huge sup- porter of this effort. She commented, "As kids en- ter the late elementary school years, they tend to become more sedentary even during provided re- cess time. Playground equipment tailored to this age group is a great way to keep them moving. To use the additional playtime on equipment is a great way to reward kids for good behavior in a healthy way." Lakewood kids and their families have voted and chosen the final pieces for the playground. To be playground com- pliant, safe surfacing tiles will be installed to cover the cement surface on the playground. These tiles are approximately two feet by two feet and are wait- ing to be sponsored by community members and businesses. Made from re- cycled rubber, these tiles eliminate the need for ex- pensive mulch that must be hauled in each year. Concluded p.10