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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Monroeville policeman's monthly pay hiked to $525

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:51 PM

AUG. 7, 1968

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

Policeman wins boost in salary

MONROEVILLE - Village council advanced patrolman Leonard Conners to a salary of $525 a month, an increase of $35, following a year probationary service.

During a 60-day leave of absence for Police Chief Gerold Henery, Conners will be acting chief.

At Easter Seal Camp

A photo in the paper featured the seven Huron County children who recently spent two weeks at Camp Pittenger near Tiffin. The camping program is sponsored by the state Easter Seal society. Attending from the county were Sally Jo Skinner, daughter of Mrs. Eileen Skinner, Wakeman; Randall Boles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Boles of New London; Eric and Kevin Leibold, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Leibold of Norwalk; James Stockmaster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stockmaster of Willard; Richard Yarber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Yarber of Monroeville; and Diane Kay Byers, daughter of Mr. Donald Byers of Bellevue.

Norwalk must change wards

Ward boundaries may be shifted in Norwalk to comply with the "one man one vote" order of the U.S. Supreme Court.

City Council was notified Tuesday night that it should equalize the populations of all four wards.

City Solicitor Frederick Waugh told council, "There's going to have to be some realignment of the wards." He suggested that councilmen count houses in each ward.

2 County men complete basic training

Two Huron County men have completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Vernon Hicks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hicks of rural Willard, was assigned as a communications specialist with a unit of the Air Force Communications Service at Stewart AFB, Tenn.

John P. Laux, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Laux of 47 Parsons St., has been assigned to the Air Force Technical Training Center at Kessler AFB, Miss.

Meyer gung-ho; Saginaw takes 2

The city women's softball tourney continued Tuesday night, with Saginaw Wire taking two victories. It had to play only one of the games against Connie's Little Laundry. It added a second win when Cal & Ruth forfeited.

Bob Meyer won its third game in the tourney Tuesday night, taking Connie's Laundry 9-3.

Linda Coes started things for Meyer when she singled. The next two batters, Kay Kersey and Fritz Ringholz, flew out. Ann Schlessman socked a triple. Marnie Wechter got on base on an error, as did Linda Berstedt and Sandy Hibbard. Both Pat Seitz and Carol Kotz singled before the frame ended.

Connie's in the fourth got its first run without a hit. Two Meyer errors and a fielder's choice allowed Mary Ann Stoll to go around the bases. In the seventh, Linda Knally and Pansy Wynnn had back-to-back singles and made it home before the game ended.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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