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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Jokers cause angst at NHS

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:51 PM

APRIL 3, 1965

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 42 years ago:

Jokers earn 'A' but 'F' counts

A student apparently "fell" out of a second story classroom at Norwalk High School Thursday, it was learned today. He was uninjured and got an "F" for failure.

Five boys asked their study hall teacher if they could use her room on the floor below to prepare for an exam. While they were "studying," one of them returned to the study hall in a rush to ask her to come quickly as there had been an accident.

When she arrived at the room, she found a window open and a student holding a shoe explaining something to the effect that, "I tried to grab him but he slipped right out of his shoe."

Rushing to the window, she looked down and saw the youngster in a fantastic position on the ground below. But when she scrambled down the stairs and out on the grounds, he was gone.

It was an April Fool's joke, of course. The boys got a severe reprimand.

'On My Honor'

Awards were given to Troop 218 members Charles Estep, Mark Preston, Steve Rang, Bobcat Badges; Kirk Olsen, Tom Bartow, Lion Badges; Kirk Olsen, Scot Lee, Andy Paffenbarger, silver arrows; David Bibler, Jud Savage, Tom Bartow, Kirk Olsen, Gold Arrows; John Borsick, Clark Dawley, Denner's Stripe; Mark Zorn, Scott Lee, Assistant Denner's Stripe; Gary Flew, One-Year Pin.

Pack 211 Den 2 was in charge of opening and closing ceremonies of Cub Scout Pack 211 at their meeting Monday in Bronson School.

Awards were given to Kevin Hester, Bobcat Pin; David Calhoun, Bear Badge; Steve Hester, Silver Arrow on Wolf Badge; Bob Cesare, Lion Badge and Gold arrow; and Larry Huston, Silver Arrow on Bear Badge.

College Notes

Three Huron County students were among the 244 Bowling Green State University College of Business students recently honored for outstanding academic achievement.

Honored were William P. Comer, Norwalk; Harold B. Shaver, Plymouth; and Terrell E. Britton, Willard.

Larry Heath, a sophomore at Ashland College, is a member of the 64-voice Chapel Choir and will accompany the group on its spring tour. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond P. Heath.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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