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Tanya and Tammy Apana shop at the Norwalk Farmers Market on Friday, May 12. The market consists of a wide variety of vendors from the Norwalk area.

Homemade and Homegrown

Taylor Stanley, Staff Writer May 26, 2023

The Norwalk Farmers Market, a community market filled with homegrown, homemade goods, has started back for the summer as of Fri. May 5. This event will be open every Friday from 4-7pm in the Norwalk Christian...

Lakewood fourth-grader Lilly Rattray rests after her race at the Hershey Track Meet on Monday, May 22. Many students sign up for multiple races throughout the event.

Lakewood Hershey Track Meet – 5/22

Taylor Stanley and Riley Samuelson May 25, 2023

Lakewood Elementary students participate in the annual Hershey Track Meet hosted at the Norwalk Warriors Stadium on Mon. May 25. Students Grades 4-5 participate in a number of running events such as relays...

Breaking Through the Barrier

Breaking Through the Barrier

Taylor Stanley, Staff Writer, Editor May 1, 2023

Norwalk is home to a number of non-native English speakers who have found a sense of community within an English-teaching program housed at Norwalk Christian Church. Currently consisting of 12 students...



Gus Nurre, Staff Writer May 1, 2023

People change their styles, from the way they dress to the way they style their hair. This can depend on current trends, personal preferences, and cultural influences. Many students at Norwalk High School...

Vouching for Education

Vouching for Education

Taylor Stanley, Staff Writer, Editor March 30, 2023

Iowa private schools will have the opportunity to receive public funding due to a law passed in January that allows families to use taxpayer dollars towards private education.  “My initial response...

Elise Burnett, Norwalk junior, poses for a ballet portrait on Dec. 3, 2022. Burnett has been dancing since her elementary years, and is now in her seventh consecutive year of ballet.

The Brain Behind the Beauty

Taylor Stanley, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

Ballet is one of the most popular, but unique forms of dance that has been influential all over the world. Ballerinas can start training as young as 4 or 5, meaning the majority of their lives can be devoted...

Norwalk Offers Creative Writing Course

Norwalk Offers Creative Writing Course

Allison Foust, Former Staff Writer March 22, 2023

Greg Rivers said that he is really excited to teach the creative writing class this spring at Norwalk High School. “It’s an elective so the students in it want to be in it, which means the students...

Norwalk Students Take the ACT

Norwalk Students Take the ACT

Riley Samuelson, Staff Writer March 7, 2023

All juniors will take the ACT during the regular school day on Wednesday, March 8, at Norwalk High School. All other Norwalk High School students will not have school.  The ACT is an exam used by colleges...

The Norwalk High School varsity show choir, Sound Revolution, rehearses together after school on Jan. 26. The show choirs will perform next Saturday Feb. 23 at Southeast Polk.

Norwalk Sound Revolution Practice 1/26

Taylor Stanley and Riley Samuelson February 23, 2023

The Norwalk High School varsity show choir, Sound Revolution, is currently in the midst of their 2022-23 season. The group consists of over 40 members with 13 band members, with performers across all ages...

Landon Edwards is taking notes on chapter three in Art Appreciation class on January 30th. Landon is a member on Norwalks basketball team who went to state this year.

Need an elective? Consider Art Appreciation

Kay Widen, Former Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Norwalk provides many electives to fill your schedule up, one being Art Appreciation. Art Appreciation is a class that combines art history, sociology, and real-world problems and connects it to types...

Fareway hires Norwalk students

Fareway hires Norwalk students

Parker Cary, Former Staff Writer January 20, 2023

Fareway in Norwalk has been hiring young employees for decades, with kids starting off as baggers and making their way to new and better positions as they age. "Fareway is always happy to hire new and...

Brandon Schmitz (center) and Cory Archer teach P.E. student Mariola Torra Abad how to use the new TRX band system during strength and conditioning. Many students are learning how to use the new NPECC equipment in the high school.

Making it their own

Taylor Stanley, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

The Norwalk Physical Education and Competition Center (NPECC) was part of a $24 million project that includes a new gym, wrestling room, fitness center, weight room, locker rooms, concessions and more. “I...

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