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BLAST FROM THE PAST - 41-pound cat fish caught

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:54 PM

SEPT. 8, 1929

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 78 years ago:

Huge catfish caught in river north of Milan

Last Saturday night, E.F. Buck of Elyria caught a 41-pound Mississippi cat fish in the Huron River near Dan Miller's cottage, just south of Abbot's bridge. He used a common steel rod, a 40-pound test line, a No. 4 hook and a 12-inch sucker for bait.

Anglers say that fish of this species have found their way into the Great Lakes system through the Chicago drainage canal and that they have worked their way up Lake Michigan and down through Lakes Huron, St. Clair, the Detroit River and into Lake Erie and its feeder streams.

Edward Stout of Norwalk caught a 45-pound cat fish in the Huron River at Huron last year and about three weeks ago, a number of Elyria patrolmen caught a 50-pound catfish near Dan Miller's cottage.

Recover stolen Buick machine at Cincinnati

The 1927 Buick car stolen here on Woodlawn Ave. on Aug. 20, has been found abandoned at Cincinnati. William Lofland, Norwalk garage man from whom the car was stolen, together with Police Chief F.R. Remington, went to Cincinnati yesterday.

They found that the rear fender and a running board were badly damaged, that a spare tire and rim had been taken and that the battery had been allowed to run down. At the time the car was taken, it had been driven to Woodlawn Ave. for demonstration and was in excellent condition. Ralph Lane, a Norwalk auto mechanic, will return with the car today.

Craig-Henderson wedding

There occurred a quiet but pretty wedding Saturday at high noon at the home of the bridge when Miss Janet E. Craig, daughter of Hon. and Mrs. G. Ray Craig, became the wife of Mr. Paul E. Henderson of this city. A simple, but very beautiful ring ceremony was read in the presence of members of the immediate families by Rev. Luther M. Kumler, a neighbor and friend. A bridal luncheon was served immediately following.

The bride was graduated from the Norwalk High School in 1922; spent two years at Lake Erie College and was graduated in 1927 from Oberlin College. She taught successfully for one year in the high school at Utica, Ohio and last year in the Norwalk public schools.

The groom is a 1922 graduate of Norwalk High School and graduated from Dennison University with the class of 1926. He has been an instructor at his alma mater in the department of engineering, going from there to the Ohio State University where he spent the last scholastic year doing post-graduate work and teaching part time.

Starts cutting corn in county

Joe Ward, well known Harland farmer, is the first farmer in Huron County to start cutting corn. He was in the field last Friday and reports the corn of excellent quality and fully matured.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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