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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Truck takes 75-foot plunge

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:52 PM

AUG. 20, 1925

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 82 years ago:

Driver is hurt when truck takes 75-foot plunge

James Lee, 19, of Monroeville, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Lee, was severely hurt this morning in a fearful automobile accident on the West Willard Road two miles south of Monroeville. The large truck he was driving left the road and ran down a 75-foot embankment on the Schug farm into the valley of the Huron River. Young Lee was injured about the shoulder and side. He was taken to Memorial Hospital here. It is said that a broken steering knuckle caused the accident. The truck was loaded with crushed stone.

Wife kicks spigots from cider barrels and trouble starts

County authorities on Wednesday investigated a case of marital trouble at a country home in the eastern part of the county said to have been caused by hard cider. It is told that every time the farmer and threshers frequently visited the cellar they sampled the hard cider. After the husband and wife had had words over the affair, the wife knocked the spigots out of the barrels. The contents escaped, whereupon the husband is said to have beaten his wife severely. But when the officials including County Road Officer Vinson arrived at the home, the wife said that inasmuch as her husband had not acted so before she would not testify against him. The case was dropped.

Norwood Road folks aroused by sheep dogs

Residents out the Norwood and Fairfield roads are growing alarmed as well as angry over the continued depredations of dogs among sheep flocks. Already the damage is high and no one knows whose flock will be the next victim.

H.E. Sanders, prominent farmer of that vicinity, was in the city this morning and says feeling is running high in his neighborhood.

"During the last two weeks sheep owned by W.P. Luteman, J.L. Paul and Mrs. Minnie Nedry and George Lund, who live in the same neighborhood, have been attacked by dogs," he said.

"About twenty-five of these sheep have already died and several more are seriously injured. And even this does not represent the total loss, for a flock which has been attacked by dogs seldom regains its normal condition. These dogs doubtless live in or near this locality. The owners of these blood-thirsty killers should know or do know by exhausted appearance of their dogs, what has transpired. They should shoot the animals immediately, not only for the welfare of the community, but for the owners themselves.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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