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Posted August 12, 2015in Advice Column, Norwalk

Proposed revisions to overtime laws

On June 30th, the Department of Labor (the DOL) released proposed revisions to the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA is the federal law that establishes minimum wage, […]

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Posted August 12, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Norwalk

Reading is super

It’s been a super summer at your Norwalk Easter Public Library. Superheroes and everyday heroes came to visit. We honored heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for their nation in […]

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Posted August 12, 2015in Community Featured, Norwalk

Meet Teresa Davidson

By the time Teresa Davidson became a 6th grade social studies and 8th grade American history teacher for Norwalk schools, she had already heard about the district’s positive reputation. “I […]

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Posted August 12, 2015in Advice Column, Norwalk

Funeral planning

Unfortunately, death can happen at any time. Funeral planning has become as common place as writing a will and estate planning. While many people in their 60’s and 70’s are […]

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Posted August 12, 2015in Community Featured, Norwalk

Chevy and the teenager

Carson Tingwald, 17, of Norwalk, is a Chevy man, bottom line. Tingwald is the proud owner of a 1968 Chevy pick-up truck. He says he has had the truck for […]

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Posted August 12, 2015in Advice Column, Norwalk

Q: How do we explore and maintain intimacy as we age?

A: As we age, our bodies go through changes that affect all aspects of our lives. We cannot always do the same things we did when we were “younger”. We […]

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Posted August 12, 2015in Community Featured, Norwalk

The circus is coming to town

First, I am pleased to welcome Jenna Dean with Salon Glam and Chuck Smith with Matt Cale State Farm Insurance to the Norwalk Chamber! Our Party before the Works event […]

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Posted August 05, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Community Blogs, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Walt Disney at the Iowa State Fair

No – Walt Disney won’t physically be present at the Iowa State Fair, but, he will be present in “spirit”. The “spirit” is in the form of keeping the State […]

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Posted August 05, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Community Featured, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Fresh peach pie

We recently vacationed in northeast Georgia and, as luck would have it, we were there during their prime peach season.  I’ve always like peaches but, let me tell you, when […]

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Posted August 04, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Community Blogs, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Australian wine has fallen out of fashion

In the late 1990s, Americans became obsessed with wines from the Land Down Under. For most of this millennium’s first decade, fruit bombs with quirky names and eye-catching labels flew […]

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