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BLAST FROM THE PAST|NHS 'Signal' places 1st

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:55 PM

APRIL 28, 1968

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

Norwalk 'Signal' wins top honor

The Norwalk High School journalism department added five feathers to its cap Saturday at the 28th convention of the Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Press Association.

Journalism students took three first place awards and two third place awards at the convention Saturday at Kent State University.

A first place went to Dave Preston and Greg McDonald of Norwalk for a radio broadcast during the convention.

The "Signal," the high school newspaper, was named the best newspaper among high schools with enrollments under 1,000. Preston is editor-in chief. Page editors are Kathy Adams, Greg McDonald and Nancy Lehan.

1st day on job? Not worth 5 cents

"There isn't one person in this auditorium who will be worth five cents to his employer the first day on the job," Ralph Bache told Norwalk and St. Paul High School students this morning.

Bache, president of a Norwalk insurance agency and immediate past president of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, was keynote speaker for the annual career day program in which students of both schools participated.

Bache went on to tell the students, however, they could make themselves so valuable their employer would not dare fire them and would pay them handsomely to keep them from going to a competitor.

Collection of broken bank notes tops show

Harper Hite, of Norwalk, founder and president of the Firelands Coin Club, won the top trophy at Sunday's sixth annual coin show sponsored by the local club.

The trophy was won for a collection of 29 broken bank notes including what he believes to be the only complete set of notes from the Norwalk Branch Bank, now the Citizens Bank of Norwalk.

Hite explained the notes were issued in the place of silver during the colonial days. Eventually most of the banks went "broke" making the notes worthless and giving them the name "broken bank notes."

Decorate Norwalk captain

IGNACIO, Calif. - Captain David H. Pflieger, son of Mrs. Lucille B. Pflieger, of 13 James St., has received the U.S. Air Force Comendation Medal at Hamilton AFB, Calif.

Captain Pflieger was decorated for meritorious service while assigned at Truax Field, Wis. He now serves as director of personnel services at Fourth Air Force headquarters, a major component of the Aerospace Defense Command.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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