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BLAST FROM THE PAST - City exploring land purchase for park parking

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:50 PM

JULY 30, 1973

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 34 years ago:

City may buy land for McGuan parking

A special meeting of Norwalk City Council has been called for 7 p.m. Tuesday to consider emergency legislation authorizing the purchase of land next to McGuan Park.

The property on the northeast corner of Clifton and State streets would be used for parking. City Engineer Jim Widman estimates 39 cars could be accommodated on the lot, which is 66 feet by 132 feet.

3 local young men recognized

Three local men have been selected as "Outstanding Young Men of America for 1973."

They are Urban C. Livengood Jr., Richard M. Pohl and John S. Muth.

"Outstanding Young Men of America" is an annual biographical directory sponsored by men's civic, service and professional organizations. Men 21 to 35 are chosen for their abilities and achievements.

Livengood, 33, is deputy Huron County engineer. He is also part owner of Livengood Engineering Co.

Pohl, 28, is a manager of planning services for Grill Meats, Inc. in Sandusky and a member of the Huron County Board of Health.

Muth, 31, is returning to Norwalk after further study with the U.S. Air Force. He was on a leave of absence from Norwalk High School, where he taught social studies and math from 1970 to 1972.

Phillips retires after 45 years with Sohio

George Phillips, long-time Norwalk service station operator, is retiring after 45 years with the Standard Oil Co.

Well, semi-retiring, because although Phillips turned operation of the station at 47 Benedict Ave. over to Fred Hoyt July 16, he is still working there.

"I might quit tomorrow and then I might work until the first of the year," said Phillips. "I have no hobbies. I may just take off in the winter and work summers. I don't want to quit."

Contests, games, parade mark Wakeman Homecoming festivities

Skies were cloudy when the firecracker signaling the start of Wakeman's nearly 100-unit parade sounded Saturday morning. By noon, however, the sun had broken through and crowds were gathered at the Wakeman School where the three-day celebration was centered.

Grand prize for the parade went to the Lary Kuchenrither Family, which had two horses and wagons entered. The family also took first place in the horse and buggy or wagon competition. Charles Jackson was second and the Robert Nestor Family third in the contest.

The festival queen, Joann Keith, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Berten Keith, was the queen of Wakeman's 1973 Homecoming Celebration.

Name 'McCosky' All-Stars

Eighteen all-stars, each from the Lefty Grove junior and senior divisions will play teams from the Barney McCosky League of Detroit at the VFW fields Aug. 12. The stars were selected from the division all-star games played Saturday night.

Those selected from the Junior Division are: John Roth, Scott Colvin and Mike Berry, Mike Conley, Dave Lichoff and Scott Pierce, Mark Weisenberger, Geno Boes and Chris Fries, Jim Witter, Eric Lendrum and Bob Colish, Larry Becker, Chuck Coy, Andy Kluding, Dennis Missler, Mike Ryan and Stave Barman.

From the Senior Division: Andy Heyman, Todd Brown, Dave Barman, Craig Colvin, Wes Douglas, Hoyle Burer, Ned Palmer, John Christopher, Clark Rapalee, Jim Arlin, Joe Bissler, Mike Preston, Dave Lachowyn, Gary Wilde, Rick Carrasco, Bob Warner, Dave Ream and Greg Sutherland.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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