BLAST FROM THE PAST - Mailboxes destroyed

JULY 18, 1968 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 39 years ago:
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

JULY 18, 1968

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 39 years ago:

8 mailboxes destroyed

Mailbox explosions were reported for the second time this week Wednesday morning. The first explosion was Sunday morning at the home of Emerson Jonas of 161 Norwood Avenue.

Eight more blasts in an area between Norwalk and Monroeville were reported to the sheriff's office Wednesday morning.

Lt. Orin Doane talked to several persons who heard explosions about 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Dress racked

Pictured on the front page were Jim Meisler and C.E. Jones, a manager of one of the stores participating in the annual Sidewalk Sale. Meisler was helping Jones pick up a rack of dresses that had been topped by a gust of wind.

First patient visits hospital

The first patient to be treated at the forerunner to Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital and the first baby to be born there were in Norwalk Wednesday recalling the old memories.

The first patient 82-year-old Mrs. Bert (Lucille Marie Bickley) Wonser of Toledo gave birth to her youngest child on June 12, 1917, in the newly built Norwalk Memorial Hospital, not the Memorial Home.

School kits for Vietnam

Fabric bags filled with school supplies was one of the mission projects worked on this week by women of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. The kits each containing a tablet, scissors, crayons, pencil sharpener and other school supplies are bound for children in Vietnam. Pictured in the paper showing one of the kits was Mrs. Richard Schlegelmilch, chairman of the project.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok