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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Borgia, Lippert aid Mosher

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 11:56 AM

OCT. 4, 1962

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 45 years ago:

Campaign chairmen revealed

Huron County's young Sheriff John Borgia and veteran Republican leader Mrs. Helen Lippert will direct the county and community campaign activities as chairman and co-chairman for the Mosher for Congress Committee in Huron County.

The announcement was made today by Congressman Charles A. Mosher, candidate for re-election to represent the 13th Congressional District in Washington.

Ptl. Landoll places third in gun seminar shoot

Patrolman H.A. Landoll of Norwalk Police Department proved himself well qualified to teach his fellow officers the fine art of shooting when last week he came within two points of winning first place at the shooting seminar in Mansfield.

Capturing third place with 234 out of 250 points, Patrolman Landoll was competing with 52 law enforcement officers from 42 departments in Ohio.

Carpenter elected to head class

David Carpenter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Carpenter, 205 W. Main Street, was elected president of the sophomore class at the College of Wooster Monday.

This fall he was co-chairman of the freshman orientation program. He has participated in section football and been on the staff of the college newspaper, "The Voice."

He is a 1961 graduate of Norwalk High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society.

Handicapped area man looks to tomorrow

Although he is paralyzed from the neck down, except for very limited use of his left hand, Donald M. Sommers has managed to complete the requirements for a high school diploma as well as win the admiration and devotion of his friends.

Don was an athletic 17-year-old when he broke his neck nine years ago in a swimming accident near Port Clinton.

In spite of the fact that he has suffered the shock of knowing he will never walk again, says a family friend, "Don always has a ready smile. His family and friends are devoted to him.

This feeling is shared by Don's friend and tutor, the Rev. P.J. Garcia, who says of him, "In the face of his handicaps, he has a wonderful philosophy of life. He does not complain. He is not sorry for himself. He does not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow to him is an opportunity to make the best of what he possesses. He is happy. He is grateful.

After completing three years of regular high school work in a period of four years, Don was awarded a correspondence school high school diploma this past June. In order to write his assignments for this course, he learned to use typewriter by developing the slight control he has of his left hand.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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