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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SMAL L TOWNPA PEp, G 217 W~ST COT,,~ Sr /,/~ s, LTo ,, WA 98 a4-22 3 I'lll"ll II'l'llltl.tdl,lslll,,i.iiil,,i,ithl,l,a,j111,,llll Norwalk Warriors Vol. 47 No. 34 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 emaih news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, December 31,2015 LETTERS We publish letters to the editor when they are not libelous and when they are signed by the person or persons submitting them. Opinions expressed are not necessarily the opinions of the N/Warren Town and County News staff. Letters are printed as received. We do not correct spelling and grammatical errors. NORWALK HARDWARE & AUTO SUPPLY (WORLD HEADQUARTERS) Dear Norwalk community, Anna and I have sold our family hardware store af- ter twenty-five years of serving the greater Norwalk community. It has been a very rewarding experience. We have appreciated ourcustomer's loyal support and friendship over the years. We have made many friends and will never forget the outpouring of love and sup- port when our son Tony passed away five years ago. We have been truly blessed to have played a role in the history of this great city. Stop in and meet Scott Holt, the new owner and Norwalk resident. I will assist Scott as needed while he gets settled in. We were indeed fortunate to find a high quality individual willing to work hard and provide our community with its own local hardware store. Please support his efforts. Norwalk Hardware, the legacy con- tinues .... Again, Anna and I would like to express our sincere appreciation for your loyalty and friendship. We will see you around town. Sincerely, Domonick and Anna Cimino 1219 Richard George Drive Norwalk, Ia 50211 A businessman Icon is leaving downtown Norwalk. After 25+ years Domonick Cimino, owner and operator of Norwalk Hardware and Auto Suppl has decided to join his wife Anna in the world of retirement. Open seven days a week and closed very few Holi- days, Domonick has committed himself to the commu- nity for all hardware needs. The City of Norwalk, Norwalk School District, many local businesses, and residents alike have had ongoing accounts with Norwalk hardware. Representatives of all accounts have enjoyed the knowledge and expertise of Domonick to resolve almost any issue from Plumb- ing, to electrical, to all indoor/outdoor projects. Those of you that have had the opportunity to visit Norwalk Hardware, and I suspect most residents of the community have, know that Domonick is there to as- sist. Where else can you go to get one or two bolts, a couple of washers, several wood screws, and forget your wallet. Domonick's typical response would be to tell you to take everything home and pay me the next time you're in the store. Try to get that done at Ace Hardware or True Value. You may or may not be familiar with Domonick's slo- gans. "Norwalk Hardware, World Headquarters" or "Norwalk Hardware, everything but the Long Drive." Norwalk was definitely the hardware stores World Headquarters and there was not much you couldn't buy without having to drive all the way to Des Moines. Other Domonickisms you may or may not have had the opportunity to experience: "Did you want that key to work or just look good." "This is no change Thursday, do you have anything bigger than that ten dollar bill." "You're a very pretty little girl, I was pretty when I was a little girl." Whether or not you were in the store experiencing Domonick's boorn'mg personality or those times when he may not have been showing his kinder, gentler side, one thing is for sure, he was there to offer a free Hanks Root beer to a thirsty school boy or girl or offer up candy to all little ones brought into the store to shop with room and dad. He gives to the community for most requests for merchandise to offer up at silent auctions or door prizes and makes sure he has plenty of American Flags on hand to give to youngsters attending the fourth of July Parade. This community will miss Domonick and the wealth of knowledge he takes with him. Please stop by and of- fer a word of encouragement to him as he takes on this new chapter in his life. He and Anna plan to remain in Norwalk and I am sure Domonick's allegiance to this community will continue as a fulltime resident. Also remember that the store has been sold and hope- fully you will give the new owner (Scott) the opportu- nity to fulfill all your future hardware needs. /s/Mike Winfrey Norwalk, Iowa LIBRARY EVENTS Tuesday, Jan. 5 Storytime, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This story-time is rec- ommended for 3-5 year olds, but all ages are welcome. We'll read picture books, sing songs and do rhymes; 25 minutes of st0rytime followed by play time. A Novel Year Book Club, 6:30 p.m. A Novel Year Book Club is a book club for adults that meets 2-3 Tues- day evenings, every other month. The evening topics follow this order: 1st Tues. - Book Discussion, 2nd Tues, - Film (based upon the book or related topic), and 3rd Tues. - Guest Speaker/Activity Related to the Book. To- night, we'll be discussing Joanne Harris" 1999 book Chocolat. Registration required. Wednesday, Jan. 6 Early Out Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. For grades K-5, come to the library on early out Wednesdays for fun activities and projects. On first Wednesdays of the month, it's Build! Build imaginative creations with Legos and more. Thursday, Jan. 7 Rhyme Time, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. We'll read shorter picture books and board books, sing songs, and do ac- tion rhymes! This story-time is recommended for 18 months - 2 years old, but all ages are welcome; 25 min- utes followed by playtime. Friday, Jan. 8 Before Hours: Tech@10, 10 - 11 a.m. Each Friday at 10 am, staff members will be available to set up tech help appointments or help drop-in individuals. Please contact us for more information. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Finally - - A White Christmas! Staffphoto by Arlene Knust. HowDo I Dispose-Of My Live Christmas Tree? Christmas Tree collection through Metro Waste Authority's Compost It! program is Dec. 28, 2015 - Jan. 8, 2016. Trees are removed from the curb on your regu- lar garbage day. All trees must have a Compost It! sticker attached and be free of decorations and NO plastic bags. Wreaths are not accepted. Stickers are sold at City Hall for $1.25. Winter yard waste collection is also the last chance to get rid of remaining yard debris before spring. Be sure to use your Compost It! yard waste cart, Compost It! bags, or attach Compost It! stickers to generic bags to ensure your yard waste ispicked up. For more information about winter collection, visit Metro Waste Authority at www.WhereItShouldGo.com or call 515.244.0021. Indianola Man Charged Wednesda Dec. 23, Warren County Sheriff's Office arrested Trey Robert Sudbrock, 21, Indianola, for ani- mal torture, for killing a dog belonging to his girlfriend. Notice: A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty by a court of law. P & Z LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS The City of Norwalk is looking for a volunteer from our community to serve in an advisory capacity to the mayor and city council. We have two vacancies on the Planning and Zoning Commission who meets the sec- ond and fourth Wednesdays each month. The Commis- sion consists of seven members who are citizens of the city and who are qualified by knowledge or experience to act in matters pertaining to development of a city plan. Term of office for Planning and Zoning is five years, but one of the terms for the vacancy created at this time will end 7/1/18 and one will end 7/1/19. The City of Norwalk makes every effort to organize a diversified group of citizens representing gender balance, a variety of ages and interests. If you are interested in volunteer- ing to serve in this capacity, please complete an appli- cation which can either be picked up at City Hall or found on our website at www.norwalk.iowa.gov and ,:: submit to Luke Pards, 705 North Avenue, Norwalk, IA 50211 or lukep@norwalk.iowa.gov.