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Roasts & Toasts

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

Last week we roasted area school superintendents for closing school two days once because of the cold weather and once for the icy roads. Today we toast them for the very same reason ... it's a tough call and somebody has to make it. It's the superintendents who are out driving the roads at 4:30 a.m. before they make their decisions. And with the forecast for a big snow Tuesday, the fun is just starting.

Toast EHOVE juniors Meghan Koch and Cortney Lang, who want to start a firefighters' camp for females in the Huron and Erie county area. First, they will have a similar experience at Camp Inferno in Overland, Kan. It's great girls are interested in careers held mostly by men. Lang said she wants to be the first female firefighter in Norwalk and we wish her the best of luck.

Roast the closing of Suhr Kitchens in Norwalk. The company, founded in 1947, ceased production at the end of January and will close down when current jobs are complete. Owner Dick Suhr, who took over the business in the 1970s when his father John Suhr retired, said he wanted to keep the business going but that this is a tough time for everybody. "My customer base is gone and the economy sucks," Suhr said. That just about says it all.

Toast St. Paul High School basketball coach Mike Smith, who recently recorded his 250th career win. The St. Paul graduate started coaching right out of high school and he has been head man the last 19 years. His 250 wins are a tribute to his hard work and dedication.

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