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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:43 PM

MAY 11, 1966

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 41 years ago:

Council rebuffs news reporter

Norwalk city councilmen decided Tuesday night to refuse to five news reporters any information regarding council committee meetings.

They agreed all reporters requesting information would be referred to City Council President Delbert Crawford.

The decision was made after The Reflector published a front page article Tuesday night describing a closed door session of the council meeting as a committee of the whole as a secret session.

Efforts of Reflector reporter Janet Conway this morning to learn the business considered at the meetings and decisions made were rebuffed.

Allen Hakes, chairman of the Finance Committee, told the Reflector Tuesday morning that the agenda would include a discussion of a parking lot in the western area of the business district and consideration of a salary increase requested by city employees.

Two grads toe for top

A happy ending to four years of "friendly competition at South Central High School occurred when Frances VanScoy and David Wilcox were named co-valedictorians this week.

The two competed throughout their high school days for both local and national scholastic honors. The result usually produced a tie, as did their bid for top graduate, when both ended up with a 3.97 grade point average.

Both earned a B in a typing course.

New bakery in Norwalk

A new bakery will open soon in Norwalk.

R&A Pastry Shop will be located at 150 E. Main St., former site of Western Auto.

Roger Oates, of RD 1, Norwalk, baker at Meek's Pastry Shop for 11 years, will be owner and operator of the shop. He said he and his wife plan to operate it alone, at least until they get started. Oates plans to open the business in about three weeks.

Mother of three new district president

A Norwalk woman is the new president of the Northern District of the Ohio Child Conservation League.

Mrs. Thomas Heckelman, 21 Cortland, was elected at the District's annual spring conference at Bascom on Saturday. She will be installed in her two-year-term of office at the State Convention in October.

Rainbow advisor elected

Lynn Grove was elected worthy advisor of the Norwalk Assembly 103, Order of the Rainbow for Girls, Wednesday at the May election of officers.

Lynn, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grove Jr., 52 Parsons St., is a junior at Norwalk High School. She is also a member of the First Methodist Church.

Other officers elected were: Cathi Curry, worthy associate advisor; Cindy Edwards, sister of Charity; Carla Doubledee, sister of Home; and Ann Wallace, sister of Faith.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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