Four go to State Fair
Two Norwalk and two Willard students won state superiors at the district science fair Saturday at Heidelberg College, Tiffin.
Twenty-six students from the county earned ratings of superior in competition with more than 1,300 entries, but only four received scores high enough to be in the select 92 going to the State Science Fair Friday and Saturday in Columbus.
Receiving state superiors were Sam Arthur and Kevin Conry of Norwalk High School, and David Coovert and Ron Franter of Willard High School.
In addition, Donna Synder, a New London High School junior, was asked to read her paper at the state meeting of the Ohio Academy of Science on April 24 at Ohio University.
Others receiving superiors Saturday were Martha Boose, Mike Cady, Mary Cone, Charles Flickinger, Ed Gerken, Tim Javis, Terry Leslie, James McLaughlin, Thomas Mitchell, Carol Schafsma, Marcia Ward and Cindy Weeks, all of Norwalk; David Harwood and William Buss of Willard; Eugene Hettel of Norwalk St. Paul’s; Buron Lewis, Pam Nuckels, Ann Morrow and Frances Van Scoy, all of South Central; John Meyer and Terry Albright, both of Monroeville; and Jance Schlacter of Monroeville St. Joeseph’s.
Consumer Sales, 58 E. Monroe St., has been purchased by Phil May from Ralph Coolidge.
May said the firm will continue to carry the same lines of electrical appliances, television sets and phonographs as in the past.
First show – pup wins
Jerpe Montgomery, a toy fox terrier belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jerpe, 63 Cline St., won first prize in Class 0-3 competition of the Indiana Toy Fox Terrier Association Sunday at Anderson, Ind.
Handled by Mrs. Ted Baughman of Findlay, Jerpe Montgomery is a grandson of a Baughman national grand champion and the son of a champion sire. His mother Samantha is a five time winner.
The Jerpes raise and train toy fox terriers in their kennels in Norwalk. They have six females and five pups but keep their stud dogs in Findlay.
The wings, engine and frame of a two passenger Piper Colt were damaged Saturday when the plane flipped as the pilot attempted an unscheduled landing on the runway of the closed Norwalk Airport. Timothy R. Worline, 22, Swanton, a University of Toledo student, told State Highway Parolmen he was making his first cross country solo flight. He said he had flown from Toledo to Springfield and flying from Springfield to Findlay when he became lost, saw the Norwalk air strip and decided to land and see where he was. As he landed the nose wheel hit an eight-inch rut and the fender became clogged with mud, preventing the wheel from turning. Worline said he had logged about 19-hours of flying time. He was unhurt.
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok