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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Game to help fund Wakeman Fire Dept.

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:49 PM

MARCH 2, 1928

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 79 years ago:

Wakeman starts move for more fire protection

A movement has been started at Wakeman to provide adequate fire protection in that village. C.S. Clark, who has been appointed fire chief by the committee, is taking the lead in the project.

On Tuesday, March 6, a basketball game will be played at Wakeman by the Great Northern Team of New London and the Wakeman Independents for the benefit of the fire department fund. This game promises to be a ferocious encounter and will surely give the fans a big run for their money, as both teams are very speedy and filled with winning spirit.

High school boy is highly honored

William Smith, 16, a Norwalk High School student, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Smith of Hartland twp. and a nephew of Dr. A.C. Smith of Norwalk, has been chosen as one of four Huron County Four H club members to make the coveted trip to Washington next summer. Recently he was honored by being sent to the state farm week activities as a Four H club member.

Mrs. Chas. Spettle dies at Monroeville

Mrs. Charles Spettle, 54, died at Monroeville on Thursday at her home on Manchester Street after being ill more than a year. Surviving are the husband and two sons, Carl of Detroit, and Wilbur of Monroeville; two daughters, Mrs. Henry Quilter of Detroit and Mrs. George Moyer of Maumee.

Lippert five wins bowling contest

Last evening at the Norwalk Billiard Academy Bowling Alleys, the Lippert Motors bowling team completely outclassed Oscar Hettles' Milan Tigers in a two game match. At no time during the contest did Hettle's outfit have the lead.

Oscar Hettle, Elmer Riley, John Firestein, Cletus Rosekelley and Chas. Ewell represented the Milan Tigers and rolled a total of 1451 pins. The Lipper Motors, Floyd Andre, E. Lippert, E. Darby, D. Miller and Otto Iscle, hit the maples for a total of 1672.

Shakespeare Club to meet

The Shakespeare Club will meet on Monday evening, March 5, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Patterson with Rev. and Mrs. Shields and Miss Mossman as assistant hosts. The program will consist of a lecture on the Inca civilization by Dr. F. Hill of Ohio State University.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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