The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1968:
Monroeville GI killed in Viet
Lance Cpl. James E. Sprowl, a 20-year-old Marine from rural Monroeville, was killed in action at Quang Tri, S. Vietnam March 18, it was learned today.
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Sprowl, of Pontiac Sectionline Road learned of the death of their son Sunday night when a Marine major called at their home. The death was confirmed in a telegram received today.
According to the telegram, James died of a gunshot wound in the head. Marine officials told the family a letter giving the details would follow.
Sprowl had been in the Marines since June of 1967 and was sent to Vietnam in mid-November.
His father said the family received a letter from him March 11, when he wrote that they probably would not be hearing from him for awhile because he expected to be “pretty busy.” In the letter he told of rescuing two wounded buddies from a rice paddy after a skirmish.
He was graduate from Monroeville High School in 1966. As a student he played football for two years, was on the track team three years and member of the reserve basketball squad for one year.
Officers elected by leaders
Huron County 4-H Junior Leaders have elected officers for 1968.
They are: president, Mike Elmlinger, Sherman Stitchers & Chefs 4-H Club; vice-president, Dennis Bilton, Clarksfield Trailblazers; secretary, Barbara Nuhfer, Norwich-Richmond Workers; and treasurer, Jane Hacker, Ripley Jr. Farmers 4-H Club.
R.L. Robinson, 70 W. Main St., Norwalk, an industrial engineer in the Lake Erie District of Columbia Gas of Ohio Inc., will attend an American Gas Association Industrial Gas School in Pittsburgh, Pa., April 1-5.
(Photo caption) Awards were given Monday night by Joe Sherman, chairman of the Huron Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors. The best Hay exhibit award was received by George Cawrse. Kenneth Worcester, accepts the Conservation award on behalf of the Willard Future Farmers of America chapter.
Home ec class models clothes
These three Norwalk juniors made Easter outfits as their home economics project for the year. Darlene Fy models a grey flannel suit styled with an A-line skirt and jacket accented with gold buttons. Andrea Luxon shows off her green and white wool plaid dress and jacket. Joanna Fleming wears an aqua blue fitted dress with plaid blazer jacket.