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BLAST FROM THE PAST - County mulls war on poverty

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:50 PM

MARCH 14, 1968

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 39 years ago:

Poverty decision today

A decision on the administration of the war on poverty in Huron County was due to be made today by the Huron County commissioners.

The decision could very well be to make no decision.

Failing to take any action would toss the decision on administration of the program to the office of Economic Development.

Making no decision is one of three possible courses of action available to the commissioners. The others include participating in the Erie-Huron County Community Action Commission; or agreeing to take no part in the CAC program, thereby eliminating all anti-poverty projects in the county.

Greenwich to host area Postmark Club

Huron County will play host this weekend to the Northern Ohio Postmark Club, which will hold an all day meeting Saturday at the Greenwich Grange Hall.

The club, which includes members from as far away as Cleveland, Toledo, Finlday and Marion, holds its bi-monthly meetings in the northern half of Ohio. This will be the first meeting held in Huron County.

Two area postmark collectors, Mrs. Ida Wolfe of Greenwich and Mrs. Dorothy Cook of North Fairfield, will act as hostesses for the gathering.

A woman's world at Nelson home

It's a woman's world at the Arland E. Nelson home, 135 E. Main St.

Nelson was recently transferred to the Norwalk Highway Patrol post where he is sergeant. He and his wife Marie, and four daughters, Sherry, 16; Kathy, 14; Elaine, 10: and Janet, 6, plus their pet female dog Tammy, live at 135 E. Main St.

The girls attend St. Paul's school where Sherry is active in GAA. She is taking courses to become a court stenographer, an ambition she has looked forward to since she was 12.

Diringer N.O.L. first team

Norwalk High basketball store Tom Diringer copped his second cage honor in a month Wednesday night when the Norther Ohio League coaches gave him berth on the all-league first team.

Only a junior, the six-foot forward earlier this month was named to the Northwest District squad which nominates him to a possible berth on the All-State ballot, which will be released within the next few days.

He averaged 17 points per game in leading the Truckers to a 9-9 season log and was 17.9 for the league games. His strong point was at the foul line where he canned 66 of 71 against loop foes and 88 of 101 for the season.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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