The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1927:
Will give Dougal McKenzie $500 for work in Lyon catching
Dougal McKenzie, police chief of Alpena, Mich, was awarded $500 by Huron County commissioners for his part in the capture of James and Leonard D. Lyon, who were arrested last March at Lachine, Mich.
The Lyon brothers were convicted here last summer of the murder of Detective Frank E. McGrath of Cleveland, near Havana on Feb. 18, 1926...
...County commissioners take the stand that if McKenzie had not halted the Lyon brothers at Alpena to question them, the pair might have escaped for good.
It will be recalled that when McKenzie stopped the brothers, James Lyon whipped out a revolver and shot him in the neck. Although the wound was a very dangerous one, McKenzie, to the surprise of surgeons, recovered and appears as well as ever, although the bullet remains encysted about in the middle of his neck.
Fairfield makes fine showing in basketball league
North Fairfield finished the basketball season Friday, Feb. 18, by defeating Greenwich 32-3. Fairfield has made a good showing this season, having played 19 games in all and having won 10.
Early in the season, Fairfield defeated Attica, Collins, Greenwich, Greenfield, Independence, Wakeman and Plymouth and have won all games on their home floor except two, losing to Monroeville by the small margin of two points after having led 14 to 5 at the half, and losing by only one point to New London.
Two of the defeats were from North Fairfield Alumni, while the town won all but 2 games on their own floor, the team also lost all except two on strange floors, winning from Willard and Plymouth.
Rev. W.H. Shields is recipient of fine pulpit robe
The Rev. Dr. W. Hamil Shields, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, was most argeeably surprised Sunday morning when he was presented with a handsome Doctor of Divinity Robe in which he appeard for the first time at the morning service. The robe was presented to him in the name of “the ladies of the church.” It is a regulaton model of excellent material, and is finished at the neck with a velvet stole to correspond with the three velvet bands on each sleeve. The gift is thouroughly appreicated by Dr. Shields and his estimable family.
Elevator men hold profitable meeting here
Managers and Directors of most of the cooperative elevators of Huron County met in Norwalk to discuss problems in relation to Elevator operating.
B.A. Wallace, marketing specialist, Ohio State University, lead discussions concerning the Director’s part in the management of the Elevator and facts shown by a survey of more than 150 elevators in Ohio. The survey plainly showed that the elevators handling the greatest volume of business made the greatest net profit.
County Agent C.M. Hampson talked on relation of the Extension Service and the Elevator.
Twenty-four directors and mangers, representing the WIllard, Monreoville, Norwalk, Collins and New London Elevatrors were present.
A committee composed of Leo. J. Cook, Geor. K. Atyeo, W.H. Opfer will plan for another meeting to be held in June.