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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Nice weather boosts number visitors at Huron County Fair

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:54 PM

SEPT. 13, 1958

The top stories in the Reflector-Herald on this date 49 years ago:

Crowds throng fairground as weather turns balmy

Yesterday was the day weather-wise that officials of the Huron County Fair have been hoping for all week.

No opportunity was lost in taking full advantage of the favorable conditions. As early as 8:30 in the morning, buses lade with youngsters from all parts of the county who were to participate in the County Field Day events began arriving at the fairgrounds.

From then on throughout the day until long after Jack Koehman's International Auto Daredevils finished the last of two thrilling performances before a grandstand packed with spectators, the Midway, exhibition halls and livestock barns seethed with pleasure-seekers.

Child bruised in fall from car

Carter, the 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Goebel Stephens, Greenwich, suffered multiple bruises yesterday when he fell out of his father's car when the door of the vehicle opened.

Highway patrolmen reported that the door was opened when a farm truck in the charge of Frank Smith, 38, Willard, came out of a drive on Rt. 224, two miles east of Rt. 61, and scraped against the side of the car.

The child did not require hospitalization, according to the investigating officer.

Fumble leads to NHS score in tie with Clyde

Norwalk's high school Truckers and the Clyde Fliers opened 1958 grid play here last night in a 7-7 deadlock with both TDs notched in the second quarter.

Norwalk scored by capitalizing on a Clyde fumble on the visitor's 25 yard stripe.

Mike Rice set up the TD by sprinting to the one from where he was bucked over by Mark Fowler.

Jerry Emmons kicked the extra point.

Flyers win

The St. Paul Flyers last night initiated the new stadium of the Margaretta Polar Bears as they handed them a 20-6 defeat in their initial outing of the season. This win for the Flyers marked the first time that they whipped the Bears in five years.

The Bears broke the ice early in the second quarter as Wally Sosa blasted in from the one foot line to put the hosts in front by six points ...

... All in all the Flyers played a fine ball game both on offense and defense. After a rocky first half in which the hosts out gained the Flyers on the ground, the Flyers' hard-nosed line went to work. Fine tackles by Rospert, Burrill and Steve Schumm stopped the hosts in the final half with just two first downs.

The Flyers' backfield displayed some fine maneuverability as Don Dempsey was seemingly trapped twice behind the line of scrimmage and broke through to gain yardage on the plays.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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