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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Shelby flier receives thanks

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:07 PM

FEB. 11, 1957

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 51 years ago:

Citizens thank Shelby flier

PANAMA CITY, Fla. Residents added their thanks today to the official commendation given to Richard T. Snider of Shelby, Ohio who stuck with his crippled plane Saturday until it cleared a large residential area.

Col. Richard Knight, commanding officer of Tyndall Air Force Base, commended Snider for gliding his B-33 jet trainer away from the city and over St. Andrews Bay before ejecting himself at 800 feet altitude.

Meet on issue of Willard, county merger

A joint meeting between the Huron County and Willard boards of education will be held at 8 this evening in the Central Elementary School in Willard.

Topping the agenda will be a discussion on the possibility of Willard joining the county system and consolidating with New Haven, Richmond and Greenfield school districts.

Current Salk polio vaccines numbered 4,906

Staff nurses of the Huron County Health Department administered a total of 4,906 Salk polio vaccinations since the initiation of the current program Dec. 21, it was reported today by Dr. Charles Edel, health commissioner.

The shots were administered to children pre-school age to 19 and included both first and second vaccinations.

K. of C. Club visited by agents

Ohio Board of Liquor Control agents visited the K of C club here yesterday and issued a citation for permitting the consumption of six percent beer on the premises where gambling was also in progress, the board's district office in Sandusky reported.

New phone books being delivered

The 1957 Norwalk Telephone directory which lists subscribers at Norwalk, North Fairfield, Huron, Berlin Heights, Monroeville and New London is being delivered to all subscribers.

The new book lists 10,992 telephones, which is a gain of 389 for the past year. With the conversion to dial of New London last December, all telephones listed in the directory are now dial operated.

Flyers topped 66-57 by Eagles in season finale

In a hard-fought game, which on several occasions reached thriller proportions, the St. Paul Flyers ended current season play here Saturday night when they dropped a 66-57 contest to the Monroeville Eagles.

Three seniors, John Tien, Jim Gassman and Bob Roth played their last home game for the Flyers.

Dick Smith scored 28 points to lead the Eagles. For the Flyers, Tom Brown was high with 15 points.

The Flyer reserves, paced by Schumm, Burrill and Ebert, won an easy victory over the Eagle Jayvees by the score of 59 to 44.

- Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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