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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Norwalk airport considered

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:48 PM

JULY 6, 1927

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 80 years ago:

Airport for Norwalk will be discussed

The question of an airport for Norwalk, probably will be taken up in the near future by the Norwalk Kiwanis Club. In his current letter to members of the club, Secretary Harold Bowen says:

Why not give a little thought to an Air Port for Norwalk. Babson says that in ten years a city will be as unfortunate to be off an Air Route as to be off a railroad. There is none at present between Cleveland and Toledo.

Reception for Rev. Fr. Brissel

Rev. Fr. Paul J. Brissel, the assistant at St. Paul's Catholic Church, was formally welcomed at a reception given in his honor by the people of the parish.

The evening's entertainment was in charge of Fred P. Link. Speeches by a number of the priests present were the main feature of the evening. All assured Father Brissel a welcome to St. Paul's, with best wishes for his success.

The school orchestra rendered several selections under the direction of Carl O. Lenz, and Miss Marie Kean gave a solo. She was accompanied by Miss Elizabeth Cory.

Man and wife killed by freight train

Kenneth Hines, 29, and his wife, Gladys, 28, were instantly killed when their automobile was hit Monday night by a fast Big Four freight train at Wellington at a grade crossing. They were returning from an outing at Chippewa Lake. It is stated the infant child of the victims was found with a thumb cut off and the face badly bruised. The child will recover, it is stated.

Skull and bones painted on street

Councilman George Fifner was much surprised the other day when he drove through Dalton, a small town 15 or 20 miles west of Massillon on the Lincoln Highway, to see a skull and cross bones pained on the street. The reason was soon apparent. Mr. Fifner found the pavement so full of deep holes that a snail's pace was necessary to prevent an accident.

Elm tree located on Vermilion, Black river systems

Ira Lee, son of County Commissioner Lee, resides in Brighton Twp., Lorain County, just east of the Huron County line. An elm tree on his land is singularly located.

The water that falls on one side of the tree goes into the Black River system while the water that falls on the other side goes to the Vermilion River system.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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