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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Westerhold to run for office

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:08 PM

FEB. 13, 1982

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 26 years ago:

Westerhold takes out petitions for office

The president and general manager of Norwalk Radio Station WLKR has taken out petitions to run as an independent candidate for Huron County Commissioner.

James R. Westerhold, 49, 200 Old State Road, picked up the petitions from the board of elections Friday afternoon.

He was president of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, and has served on many civic groups in the Norwalk community.

'Tom Sawyer' is lively, colorful

A musical adaptation of Mark Twain's acclaimed "Tom Sawyer" opened Friday night at the Towne & Country Theatre. Performed by the effervescent Tadpoles in cooperation with the T&C Players, the production featured Jeffrey Harst and Brad Newman as Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn respectively.

Dressed in bibbed overalls and frayed straw hats, the boys did a fine job of capturing the spirit and universal appeal the characters have come to symbolize. Thom McGowan successfully portrayed the lowlife drunkard Muff Potter. Jim Werling as the wild man "Mean Ol' Joe," was appropriately despicable. His many loud, base outcries had the kids in the audience giggling. Lana Huff represented an over-bearing but well meaning Aunt Polly. Chrstine Fondaw and Phillip Delianides portrayed her offspring Mary and Sidney, typical but aggravating children. Angela Payne brought Becky Thatcher to life. Supporting T&C adult and Tadpole performers rounded out the cast.

Joe Clark tosses in 23 to lead Rams past Norwalk

It was another hard loss to swallow. Norwalk's basketball team traveled to Upper Sandusky Friday night and coach Mike Grose's game plan to stop the Rams' inside game fell victim to guard Joe Clark's 23-point performance as Upper Sandusky prevailed 69-60.

"The key to the game was we couldn't stop Clark," Grose said after watching the Truckers slide to 3-8 in the NOL and 5-11 overall.

Norwalk traded the Rams bucket for bucket in the first frame, which ended with the score tied 16-16. Steve Hancock hit three of three from the floor and junior Mike Stewart added eight points to lead the way.

Truck fire

Carol Jacobs of 16 Mead St. tried a little too hard to get her husband's 1972 GMC pickup truck out of the snow Tuesday afternoon.

According to Norwalk fire reports, the truck's transmission overheated and caught fire when Mrs. Jacobs attempted to free it after it got stuck in the driveway. A neighbor, Larry Mesnard of 115 Mead St., put out the fire with a portable extinguisher before firefighters arrived.

Damages estimated at $350 were confined to the transmission and flywheel.

- Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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