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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:44 PM

MAY 29, 1960

The top stories in the Reflector-Herald on this date 47 years ago:

City merchants poised to launch off-street parking

Confronted with the challenge of either providing more off-street downtown parking or face competition with potential decentralized shopping centers, an excellent turnout of merchants and professional men met last evening with a committee of city council and Mayor Louis G. Frey in an effort to seek a solution to the problem.

Highlighting the meeting was a report on how the problem in Ashland was licked with a mortgage revenue bond issue for $375,000 with the proceeds used to build three new well-engineered and planned downtown lots with a total of 570 metered spaces. Speaking on various phases of the Ashland program were members of the Chamber of Commerce Merchants' Division, including Don Ebert, Herm Schaafsma, Harlon Jennings, Councilman Richard Becker and Charles Amato.

Future Homemakers model fancy party frocks

"Let's go to a party," was the theme for the annual style show sponsored by the home economics classes of Norwalk High School with Miss Donna Nacci as the instructor. Pictured in the paper modeling their original frocks were Judy Miller, Doris Kanwalscher, Elaine Silcox and Sylvia Shipley.

PTA activities

Mrs. Harry Preston, former president of Benedict PTA, was installed as president of the Norwalk City PTA Council at the final meeting held last evening at Bronson School.

Other officers installed were Mrs. Charles O. Reed, vice president and Mrs. Jack Gerken of Bronson-Norwalk, secretary-treasurer.

A motion was made that Mrs. Willard Olcott, retiring president, present the Memorial PTA Scholarship Award on Recognition Day at Norwalk High School.

Firelands nurses elect officers

The Firelands Nurses Association met Monday evening at Maplehurst School.

The main business of the evening was the election of officers. Isobel Zink was elected president to fill the unexpired term of one year. Mrs. Zink is a public health nurse associated with the Huron County Department of Health. The new officers, elected for a two-year term are: Jan MacMurray, first vice president; Shirley Bruehler, corresponding secretary and Joan Gentilly, treasurer.

Kiwanis hears NHS vocal group

A mixed vocal ensemble from Norwalk High School, under the direction of Ray Zuercher, presented the program at the Kiwanis Club meeting.

Participating were Rich Metz, Pete Linder, Bruce Ward, Russ Brooker, Judy Henneman, Barbara Sarr, Maxine Header, Sue Mills, Gilliam Wiggins, Nancy Welch, Mary Ann Walek, Ike Hill, Delbert Woods, Bob Carleton, Jim Soulin, Mary Lou Arnold and Lenora Woods.

The program was introduced by John Wise.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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