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BLAST FROM THE PAST - City council plans secret meeting on pay, parking

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 11:31 AM

MAY 10, 1966

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

Secret session slated on pay, parking

Salaries for city employees and a parking lot in the western part of the business district will be discussed by the City Council at a closed door meeting at 7 tonight.

Employees of the police, fire, light and water filtration plants filed requests for wage increases with city council last Tuesday night.

Council approved a wage increase of 40 cents an hour for seven members of the electrical distribution department.

Two sites are under consideration for a parking lot. One is the lot at the southeast corner of Church and Main Streets, which the city has leased from the Mason's for a number of years.

The other site is one block east at the corner of South Hester and Main Streets, the site of the old Avalon Hotel.

Freeze damages fruit crop

Area fruit and vegetable growers today predicted a complete loss of early crops and serious damage to others after the mercury dipped to 22 degrees Monday night, the lowest temperature ever recorded in May in this area.

Previous low was 27 degrees recorded May 10, 1923 and May 11, 1913.

"There's never been anything like it here before," said Fred Boone, long-time fruit farmer on Route 61 East.

Henry Young to give up GOP position

Henry E. Young, chairman of the Huron County Republican Central Committee for the past 10 years, plans to step down after convening the central committee organizational meeting Friday night.

Young did not file for re-election as a precinct committeeman this year. Robert Young was elected as committeeman in the primary election last Tuesday to succeed Young in Norwalk 3-A.

St. Paul's student wins award for two yearbook pictures

John Wilhelm, senior at St. Paul's High School, has been named first runner-up for best photographs in his school's "1966 Spirit" yearbook among photographers from 26 Northwest Ohio schools.

John, editor of the yearbook, was named runner-up at the annual convention of Northwest Ohio District Journalism Association at Bowling Green University.

City electric department gets national awards

The City of Norwalk will be one of three cities in its class receiving an award at a banquet of the American Public Power Association in Boston Thursday.

Accepting the award will be Service Director Morley Price, who with Don A. Davis, superintendent of the Municipal Electric and Water Department, is attending the annual conference of more than 1,000 leaders of municipal and other local public power systems.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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