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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Caravan runs through Norwalk

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:53 PM

AUG. 31, 1967

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 40 years ago:

Sesqui on road

Norwalk launched its Sesquicentennial caravan to neighboring communities Wednesday with visits to Fremont and Port Clinton. Pictured in the paper were queen Susan Schauss, Lockwood Zeis, Port Clinton Mayor Gordon Cooper and Al Morley.

The Norwalk Sesqui Committee approved a $9,400 budget Wednesday night.

And word was received that Norwalk, Calif., has agreed to help Norwalk, Ohio celebrate its 150th anniversary.

The California city's mayor, Pete H. Fogarty, has accepted an invitation from the Norwalk Sesquicentennial Committee to have representation at Norwalk's celebration.

While the California city is only 10 years old, it can boast of being the home of Pamela Pall, who was recently selected Miss USA World. Miss Pall may join the Norwalk, California delegation to Norwalk, Ohio.

Half of young trees die here

Half of the 300 trees planted last spring by the City of Norwalk have died.

City Service Director Morley Price said an adjustment is being sought on the trees and he hopes replacements will be furnished for planting next spring.

The trees, different varieties of six-foot maples, came from two sources and Price said it may be that one batch was bad.

New county teachers

Forty-six new teachers in the Huron County system attended the luncheon meeting sponsored by the Huron County Education Association at the Elks Country Club Wednesday. Pictured in the paper at the luncheon were four teachers who will be on the Western Reserve faculty this fall: John Esbehshade, Jerry Mahl, Diane Nussbaum and Kathy Cross.

United Fund appoints leaders for fall drive

The leaders for the 1967 Norwalk Area United Fund were named Wednesday. Among them were the six women pictured in the paper: Mrs. W.B. Holman, Captain Naomi Drake, Mrs. Mark Beeman, Mrs. A.P. Sheehan, Captain Margaret Jones and Mrs. George Manyak.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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