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BLAST FROM THE PAST - "Sock it to 'em" NHS

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:51 PM

AUG. 6, 1968

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

Boosters hope to "sock it to 'em'

"Sock it to 'em Truckers," is the theme of a school spirit campaign launched by the Norwalk Boosters Club.

An emblem to go along with the campaign has been designed by Mrs. James Heyman, wife of Booster Club Membership Chairman James Heyman.

"We wanted something to help build some additional interest and spirit," said Heyman.

The emblems have been printed as window stickers and are available from Booster Club members, members of the Pep Club, and high school athletes.

Norwalk man hurt in fall off truck

A Norwalk man is in serious condition at Elyria Memorial Hospital today after he fell out of a truck near Milan Monday ngiht.

Carl Nopper, 40, Drake Road, was driving south on Kelly Road just north of Strecker Road, when he fell from his truck, striking his head on the pavement. Highway patrol could not give more details on the accident.

He was taken to Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital and then transferred to Elyria.

Wakeman girl 2nd in speech contest

Debbie Nestor, a member of the Wakeman Willing Workers 4-H Club, was named runner-up in the Girls Division of the Fremont Area 4-H Safety Talk Contest held Friday, reports Carlos Tucker, County Extension Agent.

Her talk was titled, "Come with Me and See a Land You Shouldn't See." First place winner was Shari Kibler, Bucyrus.

Norwalk Twp. clerk takes oath

Charles Jones was sworn in as new clerk of the Norwalk Township trustees Monday night.

Trustees made final arrangements for the Aug. 12 trash collection. They emphasized that citizens should have junk out on the street Sunday as the collection begins Monday morning at 7 a.m.

Clarence Ellett, deputy health commissioner, and adviser to the Willow Brook Beavers 4-H Club, attended the meeting and received thanks for the club's project. The 4-Hers made signs advertising the trash pickup.

Norwalk soldier decorated

Edward Doerr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Doerr, 7 Garcia Drive, has been promoted to Specialist 5. He is stationed near Hue, Vietnam. Doerr also received the army commendation medal with "V" for valor.

On March 26, his infantry division at Dock To came under mortar and rocket attack. Doerr crawled outside the trench to retrieve ammunition belts from dead bodies and helped move the wounded to helicopters while under attack.

Doerr will arrive home Aug. 16, after serving a year in Vietnam.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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