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N. Warren Town and County News
Norwalk, Iowa
May 9, 2019     N. Warren Town and County News
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Published Weekly on Thursdays By NNVarren Town and County News Established May 1968 PO. Box 325, 1122 Main St. Ste. 1, NonNaIk, IA 50211 515-981-0406 Publisher Interim Editor Office Steven F. Klein Sara Davis Annie Williamson Subscription Rates: $20 per year - Single Copy 50¢ Senior Citizens College Students $17 per year Residents outside Warren 8. Polk Co. - $26 per year ALL ADVERTISING AND NEWS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12:00 PM NOON ON FRIDAY TO ENSURE PUBLICATION IN NEXT ISSUE We reserve the right to accept or refuse all advertising. Publisher reserves the fight to cancel any advertisment at any time. Periodicals Postage Paid at Nomalk, Iowa additional mailing offices Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to PO. Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Member of: National Newspaper Association Iowa Newspaper Association Mark Your Calendars for the Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast The Norwalk Knights of Columbus will be holding a pancake breakfast on Sunday, May 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Apostle Church, 720 Orchard Hills Drive in Norwalk. The Knights will be serving pancakes, french toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit, coffee, juice and (milk. The proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity. So come and join the Knights to support this great cause. Thanks to the community for all their support of the Knights and our causes. Eric E. O’Leury Owner 8 Director We are a full service funeral home. Let as assist in your time of sorrow. Pre-Arrangements - Monuments Grief Support (515) 981-0700 1020 Mn Street Norwalk Norwalk Nursing and Rehabilitation OUR CARING FOR YOURS! 921 Sunset Drive, Norwalk, IA 5021 1 (515)981-0604 NOW HIRING! We are looking for AMAZING individuals to join our team! Our facility is currently looking for qualified and caring ouunsss (RN AND/0R LPN) OCERTIFIED MEDICATION AIDES OCERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS ***Competitive wages dependent on qualifications and experience. Please check our listings on lndeedcom or inquire within our facility. Please contact Kayla Noelting, HR Coordinator, at (515) 981-0604 with any inquiries or to schedule an interview for potential empbyment. NMarren Town and County News PROCLAMATION National Police Week May 12 18, 2019 To recognize National Police Week 2019 and to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy. WHEREAS, there are approximately 1,000,000 law enforcement officers serving in communities across the United States, including the dedicated members of the Norwalk Police Department; WHEREAS, nearly 60,000 assaults against law enforcement officers are reported each year, resulting in approximately 16,000 injuries; WHERAS, since the first recorded death in 1791, almost 20,000 law enforcement officers in the United States have made the ultimate sacrifice and been killed in the line of duty; WHEREAS, the names of these dedicated public servants are engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC; WHEREAS, new names of fallen heroes are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this spring, including 144 officers killed in 2018; WHEREAS, the Candlelight Vigil is part of National Police Week, which takes place this year on May 13th; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that We, the Norwalk City Council formally designates May 12- 18, 2019 as Police Week in the City of Norwalk, and publicly salute the service of law enforcement officers in our community and in communities across the nation. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused Seal of the City to be affixed. DONE at the City of Norwalk this 2nd day of May, 2019. Tom Phillips, Mayor City of Norwalk Notice of Pest Management Program The City of Norwalk implements an integrated pest management program for all City-owned green space. This program includes aerating, dethatching, mowing, trimming, mulching and spraying for pests. Spraying for pests includes fertilization, pre- emergent crabgrass control, post & pre-emergent weed control, and weed control along all fence lines and buildings. Any resident that has property that is adjacent to City property and wishes to be notified 24 hours in advance of any pest control should contact Joseph Ballard at or call 515-981-9527. All individuals or groups that might use City grounds for any function should watch for “keep off chemically treated” signs. These signs are placed on treated green space for 24 hours after treatment. If you see these signs you should stay off that particular green space until the signs are removed. We take this task seriously and have a commitment to keep our environment safe. The City has one licensed pest treatment employee. Pest treatment is always our last line of defense and we use it sparingly in our integrated pest management program. Did YOU Know? Did you know our newspaper publishes engagement announcements, wedding announcements, and birth announce- ments for FREE? Announcements can be emailed to us at news@norwalknews or dropped off at our office located at I 122 Main Street, Suite 1. We have a drop slot in our back door if you’re stopping by outside of our normal business hours. A picture can be included with your announcement for free as well! We love to publish these!‘ We also love to publish birthday and anniversary announcements. There is a charge for these and the price depends on the size. Call, stop in, or email us today! Thursday, May 9, 2019 OBITUARY ANNE Anne Mary Sullivan, 54, formerly of Norwalk, died April 28th, 2019 at Osage Municipal Hos- pital, following a cour- ageous battle with ALS. She was born on July 22nd, 1964 in Charles City, the daughter of Mark and Helen Sullivan. Anne graduated from Osage High School in 1982. She went on to earn an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC), a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), Masters of Science (MS) degree from Iowa State University, and Educational Special- ist (Ed.S.) and Doctorate in School Administration (Ed.D.) degrees from Drake University. Anne started her career in education as an elementary teacher in both the Greene and West Des Moines school districts in the 19903. She served as an elementary principal at both Martensdale-St. Mary’s and Norwalk schools where she later became superintendent. Anne went on to become the associate super- intendent at Ankeny Community Schools before taking a position at Area Education Agency 267 as the assistant chief administrator. In 2013, she became the chief of human resources with the Des Moines Public Schools. In addition, Anne served as an adjunct professor at various institutions of higher education in- cluding the University of Iowa, Drake, and Viterbo. A fierce advocate for Iowa’s students, Anne served on a number of boards and professional committees and assoc- iations including the Iowa Board of Edu- cational Examiners (former chair), School Administrators of Iowa, Iowa Association of School Personnel Admin- istrators, Iowa Assoc- iation of School Boards, and American Assoc- iation of School Admin- istrators. Anne received the Outstanding Alumni award from both Osage Community School District and NIACC. Anne’s work in school leadership is recognized ULLIVAN both statewide and nationally. Perhaps her greatest gift to the profession was mentor- ing young leaders and encouraging and ele- . vating those who she felt had the highest potential to serve on behalf of Iowa’s children. Those who had this honor will remember her most for her integrity, wisdom, drive, and unparalleled work ethic. The impact that Anne had on education and the careers of others in the state of Iowa will reverberate for many generations. Her mantra was “truly doing what was best for students in word and action”. Despite her many professional accomplish- ments, Anne’s greatest blessings were her daughters, Madison and Kaitlin. Her love for her girls and dreams for their future were always at the forefront of her life. Her greatest memories include traveling together and watching them grow into the beautiful, strong young women they are today. Anne had many close friends who cherished her. If you were in Anne’s circle, you enjoyed her dry sense of humor, love of great, wine and travel, and eternal loyalty. Anne was the once—in-a- lifetime friend that everyone deserves. She leaves behind a strong, protective group of friends who will honor her memory by con- tinuing to work on behalf of others and rallying around her daughters. Anne was preceded in death by her parents, Mark and Helen Sullivan. Left to cherish her memory are her daugh- ters, Madison (Des Moines) and Kaitlin (Iowa City) Laing; special friend, Michael. Gillen; sister, Madonna (Greg) Kola- kowski, New York, NY; brothers, Tim (Jennifer) Sullivan, Osage; and Kevin (Pilar) Sullivan, , Farmington, MN; and youngest sister Colleen (Josh) Byrnes, Osage, who lovingly served as her caretaker in the final 1 months of her life. Anne will also be remembered by her ten nieces and nephews including Chloe Kolakowski; Emily, Claire, and Joe Sullivan; ‘ Ryan, Tyler and Alicia Sullivan; and Alex, Nolan, and Scarlett Byrnes. A Celebration of Life in Anne’s honor was held May 1st at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel and Mortuary in West Des Moines. A memorial fund has been established in the family’s name with proceeds to benefit the national ALS Association.