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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Essay winners honored

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:52 PM

APRIL 19, 1961

The top stories in the Reflector-Herald on this date 46 years ago:

Honor essay winners

Ken Bur-Bel Post 41 of the American Legion last night presented medals to the winners of the annual Legion Essay contest in Norwalk. All eight students winning the medals were on hand with their parents to receive their honor. Making the presentation was W.D. Conway. Winners were Barbara Columbus, Nick Hanson, Vickey Welsenberger, Janet Freeman, Marjorie Ann Gross, Terry Tutchings, Dick Pohl and Donald W. Wise.

Uphold FFA ideals

Officers of the Milan High School's Future Farmers of America chapter in an impressive ceremony, at the organization's annual banquet last night at the Elks Country Club, enacted the emblem ceremony dramatizing the purposes and goals of FFA. Pictured in the paper was Mike Obrenovich, present-elect, putting the symbol of the sun in place on the FFA plaque. Others in the picture were Steve Glowacki, sentinel; Paul Eckler, advisor; Al Weilnau, reporter; Larry Koch, treasurer; and Ray Sands and Doug Koch.

21 students tapped for honor body

Twenty-one seniors and juniors of Norwalk High School were "tapped" and inducted into the National Honor Society at a special honors assembly in the school auditorium this afternoon.

The new members had no advance knowledge of their selection to the society until they were actually "tapped."

The ceremony was presided over by Vivian Keinonen. Other participants were Stuart Rubinow, Jeff Laycock, Dave Carpenter, Janet Freeman, Pat Skinn and Terry Tutchings.

The inductees were: Dave Adelman, Lynn Caster, Ron Craven, Jim DeZelar, Dianne Fowler, Charles Heyman, Judy Johnson, Aldis Kangars, Penny Sanger, Judy Spalsbury, Henry Timman, Lynn Walls, Sue Alleshouse, Doris Dickerson, Willetta Embick, Robert Factor, Karen Gettles, Mary Ellen Griffin, Gwendolyn Robinson Dorothy Saladin and Jack Tossell.

City council appropriates money for construction

Two ordinances were passed and a third approved on first reading at the Tuesday night meeting of Norwalk City County. The "City Fathers" wrote into the laws ordinances setting aside $110,000 for improvement of West Elm Street and $280,000 for water system improvements.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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