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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Truckers hire new grid coach

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:50 PM

AUG. 3, 1968

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

Hardman Trucker football coach

Leonard Harman is head football coach at Norwalk High School.

Hardman, head basketball coach and top assistant in football last season, has 14 years of coaching experience in football. He will continue to be head basketball coach.

His appointment as football coach was announced by Dr. Albion V. Gotaas, superintendent of schools, at a news conference today.

Hardman will succeed William Mrukowski who last month asked to be relieved of his football coaching duties.

Norwalk GI home after Viet tour

Sp/4 John (Jack) E. Brady, son of Violet and Jack Brady, has arrived home from a year's tour of duty at Da Nang, Vietnam.

He worked in the motor pool and on generators, and also was the operator of the 37th signal Battalion's 5-ton wrecker, which he operated on convoy to Hoi and to pick up generators and disabled vehicles.

He went to Chu Lai with an inspection team to inspect their parts office and was then sent to Nha Trang for a week's training as a parts specialist.

On his return to DaNang, he worked as a parts specialist in the office.

He is home on a 30-day leave, after which he will report to Fort Benning, Ga.

Weeston to leave Norwalk

The Rev. John Weeston, pastor of Assembly of God Church in Norwalk three years, will preach his last sermon there Sunday.

He has resigned but plans to accept another pastorate after a period of rest and study.

The family has moved to Bellevue where he has been employed at the Bellevue Lamp Plant of General Electric for 19 years.

Safety contest winner

Jeanne Missey was pictured in the paper exhibiting procedures for surviving in quicksand. The 12-year-old Townsend girl won first place in the junior division of the Huron County 4-H Safety Talk Contest Tuesday evening in North Fairfield.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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