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N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, May 16, 2013 Page Six "Wr Rebuilding on site By Sally Huntoon At 3 p.m. Sunda May 5, the church bell rang in Martensdale for the first time in 19 months calling together the congregation, friends and neighbors of St. Paul Lutheran Church. The call was for a ground- breaking ceremony-for a new worship center. The 108-year-old St. Paul Lutheran Church building was destroyed by fire in late October of 2011. The only item salvaged from the fire was the church bell - - the one that called the community to the groundbreaking cere- mony. Kim Downs, president of the church council, greeted dignitaries, mem- bers of the congregation, guests, architects, contrac- tors and the media. She thanked everyone for the support received during the process of grieving of the loss and then for hope of the future as planning and preparation for a new building began. A special thank you was issued to Father John Ludwig and his congregation at As- sumption Catholic Church in Churchville. They opened their hearts and doors and have been shar- ing their worship and fel- lowship buildings with their Martensdale neigh- bors. Bishol Michael Burk, of the Southeastern Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Amer- _ ica (ELCA), led the bless- of former church Paul Lutheran Proposed New Worship Center Original Church Bell ing for the new worshiptions of the churches he and ministry center, which serves, Assumption Cath- is to be built on the site of olic Church and also St. the former church, 615 John the Apostle Catholic Iowa Avenue in Martens- Church in Norwalk. dale. He said placing the Throughout the plan- new building on the same ning, study process and site is like a resurrection, congregational meetings, Father Ludwig issued St. Paul Co-pastors, Keith congratulations and greet- Lingwall and Ron Mohr, ings from the Catholic Di- have stressed that a church ocese in Des Moines, as is the people, not a build- well as from theco grega- ing. They noted that the :IAL1 "church" survived and in many ways, became even stronger as members worked together, prayed together and made plans for the new worship cen- ter. Downs then asked members to join together and with shovels in hand, they turned the soil so ac- tual construction may be- gin. It is anticipated the facility will be ready for use by the end of the year. Council treasurer Dick Dickinson rang the bell once again to conclude the special ceremony. A recep- tion followed in the Mar- be accompanied by new infra- structure providing high- speed wireless broadband access to more than 97 per- cent of Americans. Besides improving broadband avail- ability and quality of service, the infrastructure invest- ment is expected to create between 55,000 and 96,000 new jobs. Sergeant and Mrs. Wayne Edmiston ,ool, rW,,h g uto. Friday, December 7, the marriage of Brooke Ann tensdale school cafeteria" Charlet and Sergeant Wayne Charles Edmiston, USMC where refreshments were was celebrated in abeachside ceremony in Myrtle Beach, served. SC. The bride is the daughter of Lisa and Randy Bates of Norwalk and the groom is the son of Cynthia Pritchard of Staunton, VA and Wayne Edmiston of Oceanside, CA. Heather Weppler and Kira Thye, sisters of the bride, were Matrons of Honor and Hannah Reeves, sister of the groom, and Brian Jaques, friend of the groom, were (NAPS)--The merger of his attendants. Serving as flower girl was Charlotte AT&T and T-Mobile would Edmiston, daughter of the groom. Mrs. Edmiston is a graduate of the University of Iowa and is working on her Master's degree in Organizational Leadership. Mr. Edmiston is finishing his degree in Eco- nomics and will begin law school once his military ser- vice is complete. They currently reside in West Des Moines. "Parents can look for toys that incorporate age-appro- pilate technologies that can enhance traditional play, while providing today's tech- savvy youth with toys that are fresh and relevant," says Michael Shore, vice presi- dent of Worldwide Consumer Insights for Mattel Brands. COMMITTED TO OUR Ar EMC. CUSTOMERS AND hlSuI'aI1C{~. C(~tlpanl sOUR COMMUNITY. Home Office: Des Moine~i, IA -, ,~ .............. Our Secvices Include: e 11res (Sales & Repair) o Car, TnaeJc, Lawn, Ag, Commercial ~lk RV o Lube/OII Filter e Shocks/Struts Exhaust o Alignment * Beetrlcal & Dla~nostlc Work * flushes * A/C Checks & Repairs * And Much, Much MOREl Mon-- Fri (7:308m--~pm) Sat. (7:30arn-lpm) 1010 Sunset Dr., Hwy. 28 Norwalk, IA 50211 (515) 9814522