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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Truckers come alive to rout Galion

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:06 PM

Jan. 25, 1964

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 43 years ago:

Willard couple recalls 60 years of marriage

WILLARD – People can collect a lot of memories in just a few years, but when a couple lives together for 60 years, they accumulate a lot of them. This is so with Mr. and Mrs. Walter O. Heabler, 102 South Church St., who will observe their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 6.

Mr. Heabler is a retired Northern Ohio Telephone Company district manager. He is 84 years old and his wife, the former Miss Lillian Guiss, is 78.

They were married at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Guiss, New Washington, on Feb. 6, 1904 by the Rev. D.P. Ebert, Lutheran pastor there.

Mr. Heabler, a native of Attica, had joined the construction forces of the Willard Telephone Co. in 1902, but at the time of his marriage had been working in New London since 1903 as a trouble shooter for the company.

He recalls they were married on Saturday and that evening his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. O. Heabler, who had moved to Bloomville, held a reception for the newlyweds at their home.

The Heablers have two children, Maxwell Heabler, who lives in Detroit, and a daughter, Mrs. Lucylle Beeckly, here. They also have three grandchildren.

Truckers come alive to rout Galion

Taking advantage of 28 Galion turnovers, the Norwalk High Truckers evened their Northern Ohio League record at 2-2 last night when they swamped the visiting Tigers, 60-40.

The Truckers showed marked improvement in their shooting from the field, but fell off at the foul line.

The first three minutes of the game were tight but after the score read 7-6 favoring the locals, center Malcolm Fowler took a pass from guard Bill Blackburn to make it 9-6.The latter pumped in a long set shot form the side and forward Bob Williams followed with a short jumper at the buzzer to make it 13-6 at the end of the first period …

Substitute guard Jim Singer took over for the Truckers in the scoring department in the final period with two field goals and four foul shots, leading to a 17-point quarter.

Sub center Jack Gelvin moved up from the reserves this week, looked exceptionally good for the minute and 57 seconds of playing time he spent on the court.

Balckburn led all scorers with 18 while Croft netted 15 and played the usual fine floor game. Williams ended with nine points and Singer 8.


“Family Alert” was the theme of the monthly meeting of Cub Pack 202 held Monday evening. Included in the program were a fire drill, physical fitness drills, and examples of games to be played and descriptions of food to be stored in a family shelter in preparation for an alert.

Receiving awards were: B. Rospert, V. Davis, K. Bowman, M. Wilde, S. Borgia, D. Pfiffer, B. Jones and B. Magnuson.

A tug of war between Dens four and five followed the presentation of awards.

Seeks election as independent

Miss Martha J. Frey, of 106 St. Street is circulating petitions as an independent candidate for Huron County Clerk of Courts.

Because she is running as an Independent, her name will not be on the primary ballot, but will go automatically on the November general election ballot. Incumbent Republican Clerk of courts Dana W. Call has already filed petitions for re-election.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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