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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:05 PM

Jan. 15, 1940

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 68 years ago:

50 mile gale and .43 inch of rain feature weather

Sunday’s rainfall has been registered at .43 inch by Mrs. G.R. Gregory, Norwalk weather observer. Although this was the heaviest rainfall in a month or more, the total amount this month is still considerably short of normal. The highest temperature Sunday 48 and the lowest last night was 24.

One of the most violent windstorms in years started early Sunday and continued with a pause now and then until late last night. Wind velocity, apparently reached at least 50 miles an hour at times. Little damage has been reported.

Port of missing keys opened by Joe C. Meyers

A port for missing keys has been opened by J.C. Meyers, proprietor of the Meyers repair shop at 20 S. Linwood Ave.

On the bulletin board, displayed in a show window, keys found are hung on nails and those who have suffered such losses are cordially invited to look over the list to learn if the lost property is there.

This idea appears to be something entirely new. The service is granted cheerfully without cost.

Locals end road trip with victory

After losing to Delphos St. John’s 34 to 17, Friday night and Ottoville High School, 39 to 15, Saturday night, St. Paul’s high school cagers hit the victory column with a vengeance Sunday afternoon at Lima and defeated St. Rose high school of that city 16 to 12. The Lima Saints were held to three field goals and six fouls the entire game while St. Paul’s bagged seven fielders and two free throws to account for their 16 points. In winning the locals snapped a seven-game home court win streak for St. Rose.

Elks will honor Jim Langhurst

The evening of Jan. 19 bids fair to prove a big night for Willard Elks. On that date, what is to be known as the Jim Langhurst class of 12, will be initiated, including Jim himself, captain-elect of the 1940 OSU football team. Among the noted Elks to be present are C.A. Lais of Norwalk, state president; Jim Armitage of Elyria, district deputy; and several other state officers of the order. Langhurst, before entering OSU was a dominant figure in local athletics, having played football here a number of times for Willard High against Norwalk High.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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