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.f OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Q Norwalk Warriors Vol. 45 No. 50 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-04,06 email: Thursday, May 1,2014 Mark Burke, owner of the Warrior Run Golf Course and Carol Nitzschke-Henrich, Director of Instruction. Staff photo by Mary Lou Gray. Warrior Run Golf Course By Mary Lou Gray Mark Burke is the owner-operator and director of golf at the Warrior Run Golf Course, 3089 North Ave., in Norwalk. An Open House is planned for May 16 and area residents are invited to come visit Warrior Run. Warrior Run was previously Countryside Golf Course. The course is family-and walker-friendly and is chal- lenging for all skill levels. Warrior Rim gets its name from Veterans who have served in the armed forces and Burke stated a nice coin- cidence the Norwalk School teams are Warriors also. Burke is a member of the Professional Golfers Associa- tion (PGA) and teaches golf classes at Warrior Run. The Pro Shop will offer dubs, club fittings, golf attire, shoes and any equipment one would need to get ready to play golf. Golf carts are available for golfers to rent. There are plans to open The Grille at Warrior Run and a menu is now being developed. Traditional golf course food will be offered. The nine-hole course will be open seven days a week. Teetimes will begin at 6:30 a.m. and be available until dusk. The Warrior Grille will be open until the last golfer leaves for the day. Carol Nitzschke-Henrich, also a PGA member, is the head golf pro and director of Instruction ht Warrior Run. Burke, along with Nitzschke-Henrich, will offer "Get Golf Ready." This is a five-week class and a one hour a day introduction to g01f. Nitzschke-Henrich advises there will be men and women leagues, with instruction Concluded p. 13 Agenda City. Council Regular Business Meeting Agenda Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6:00 p.m. 1. Call to order at 6 p.m. 2. Approval of Agenda. 3. Presentation(s). 2012-2013 Audit- Brian Schmitt, Schull & Co. 4. Welcome of guests and public comment (3 minute limit, no action). 5. Approve Minutes - April 17, 2014 Regular Coun- cil Meeting. 6. Consent Agenda. Expenditures. Tax Abatements; Concluded 13 SPRING FLING JAZZ CHOIR The North Avenue Jazz Choir will be presenting their Spring Fling Concert in the Norwalk Performing Arts Center Friday, May 2, starting at 7 p.m. The Jazz Choir repertoire will include: "Craz)~ .... Nice Work if You Can Get It," "She Goes Shopping for Gucci," "A Cappella," "Chamego," "That Ever I Saw" and many others. Much of the repertoire will be presented in an a cappella for- mat. The seniors will also present individual solos. Se- niors being honored this year are: Nick.Baker, Allie Calvert, Katie Campbell, Brandon Moreau, Maggie Nielsen, Jordan Patterson and Katlyn Schochenmaier. Other members of the North Avenue Jazz Choir are: Taylor Vandehaar, Elly Hofmaier, Rebecca Burgett, Bryce Origer, Tyler Raymond, Sam Hanson, Sebastian Capp and Layne LeQuatte and Trevor Pentico: First in a series of bands to perform. Rhett Walker Band is Headliner For June 8 Concert in Norwalk The Rhett Walker Band is the headliner for the Con- nection Music Festival scheduled-for Sunda June 8, on the grounds at Crossroads Church, 2601 Border St. (same as Beardsley St.). The outdoor concert is free of charge. Assisting Crossroads Church with the event are Fellow- ship Community Church and Norwalk United Meth- odist Church. Walker is the outspoken 25-year-old son of a,preacher who was bom and raised around the sOuth. In a mix- ture of a Georgia and Carolinas drawl, Walker tells an intense wild oats story tempered by God's grace, a tes- timony that fuels the deep-fried rock and deep-down worship the Rhett Walker Band's debut, Come To The River. Walker said, "We moved away from my hometown when I was 16 and I didn't like that. Iiust went nuts, doing whatever I wanted to do in the moment. I mixed with the rough crowd, got into fights and drugs. It. wasn't long before I was expelled from school - just always in trouble. So they sent me to this Christian school,, the only one that would take me, and I met this girl, April. It wasn't long after that we found out she was pregnant. That was the stop in the path for me." Presented with a ton-of-bricks reality at 17, Walker could stay on the downward spiral or step He stepped up. After the couple got married, he rededicated his life to God and she accepted Jesus for the first time. He got a diploma and she made their $300-per-month apart- ment into ~i horhe. As they matured in faith ana ex- panded their family, opportunities cm-ne for Rhett to lead worship at other churches and on college campuses. This Concluded p. 13 .... notes from Superintendent of Norwalk Schools Although Norwalk has many great things to celebrate latel here are two more: 1. Norwalk High named to "Top 20 Iowa Schools" by US News and World Report: April 25, U.S. News and World Report published a list of the best high schools in Iowa based on college readiness. The publication reviewed more than 30,000 public high schools across America. According to the rankings, Iowa has One of the highest high school gradu- ation rates in the nation among other identifiers of ex- cellence. Norwali