JULY 7, 1927
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 80 years ago:
Milk company may come
H. Carney, a representative of the Wisconsin Food Products Co. is here today to confer with Secretary Harold Bowen of the Kiwanis Club and others relative to the proposal of the company to establish a milk products plant in Norwalk that would employ from 40 to 50 persons.
Mr. Carney was a luncheon guest today at the home of Mr. Bowen on W. Main St. He is well posted on the dairy cattle and milk production business.
Sheriff's car is wrecked at Guinea Corners
In a collision between the county seven passenger Paige and a machine owned and driven by Harold Ketchum, a city fireman of Willard last Tuesday night, both cars were badly damaged. Ketchum's machine was nearly ruined and the left front and rear fenders, the running board, and most of the front axle assembly of the county car, were ripped off. The accident occurred near Guinea's Corners on the Peru Hollow Road. Sheriff C.D. Trimner and County Road Officer Dolcie Bogart were in the Paige. The county car is being repaired by the Big Garage. Bogart was driving.
New Highway 1 rerouted here
The state highway department has changed the course of the new Route 13 through Norwalk.
Signs were erected today showing that traffic over No. 13 shall pass through Norwalk by the way of Benedict Ave., Whittlesey, League and Milan.
This plan is expected to relive Main Street here of much traffic and prevent traffic congestion. It will also make traffic much easier for travelers over Route 13.
Ziemke child dies of burns this afternoon
At about 12:30 p.m. today, occurred the death of Doris May Ziemke, four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ziemke of 63 Foster Ave.
The child was seriously burned in the front of the body after she had ignited her voile dress while playing with matches last Tuesday. It develops that Edwin, the two year old brother, attracted the attention of the father to the affair when he cried lustily. Mr Ziemke burned his hands severely while putting out the flames.
Mr. and Mrs. N.A. Dann, the former a city fireman, are grandparents.
Close to solicit funds for weekly band concerts here
M.D. Close, leader of the Moose band, announces he has started a campaign to raise funds for a series of weekly concerts here. He states a number of merchants and manufacturers are friendly to the project. C.O. Frederick, secretary of the Moose, has solicited the band funds for a number of years but is too busy with his duties as secretary of the lodge, manager of the local theatre, secretary of the board of elections and other duties to carry on the band fund work this summer.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok