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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Teen hurt in robbery

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:47 PM

FEB. 7, 1935

Here are the top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 72 years ago:

Shelby youth is wounded in gas station robbery

MANSFIELD, O. - One youth, seriously wounded, was in a hospital here today and another, said to be the son of a minister, was sought by police following an attempted hold up of a filling station last night.

The wounded youth is Orville Labarge, 19, of Shelby. He and his companion, also from Shelby, are alleged to have tried to overcome the filling station attendant, according to police. The man opened fire, Labarge dropping with a bullet in the back. His companion escaped.

5 below zero recalls frigid blasts of 1918

Cold weather records of the season were broken when the government thermometer at the home of Mrs. G.R. Gregory registered five below zero early this morning. Weather predictions state that warmer, cloudy weather with snow or rain are due during the next day or so.

How many Norwalk residents realize how cold last February was? Mrs. Gregory's statistics show that the thermometer registered below zero no less than nine times last February and no reading was above 44.Cold as it was last February, the weather could not compare with the war-time Arctic winter of 1917-1918. On Saturday, Jan. 12, 1917, the temperature never rose above 12 below zero. About a foot of badly drifting snow covered the ground and a 45 miles wind that greatly increased suffering blew steadily.

Webb Hester reports that a part of a cake of ice used to make ice cream for a family gathering on Nov. 22, 1917 had not fully melted in a shed in the middle of the following March.

Father Foran is assigned to St. Mary's

The Rev. H.J. Foran of Willard has been assigned to the pastorate of St. Mary's Catholic church to succeed the late Fr. Charles Gardiner, who died recently.

Father Foran will assume his duties as head of the parish next Thursday.

Seven boxing bouts to be held Saturday

Next Saturday night, seven boxing contests will be held at the recreation alleys on E. Seminary St. George Danilla, Norwalk's six-foot-four, rugged 220 pound heavyweight, who made such a strong showing in the Golden Glove Tourney recently, will spar with Dan Hafner of Havana.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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