BLAST FROM THE PAST - Methodists plan new church

AUG. 28, 1932 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 75 years ago:
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

AUG. 28, 1932

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 75 years ago:

Building rites will be held by Methodists

On Sunday evening at 7 o'clock, Sept. 4, a ground-breaking ceremony will be conducted in the yard of the Methodist Church at Townsend Center. This will commemorate the starting of the project to build a church to take the place of the structure destroyed by fire last March. It had been decided to hold this service next Sunday, but it was found necessary to change the date. The Rev. O.E. Hanawalt, pastor of the church, will conduct the rites.

Next Monday night, it is expected that a contract will be awarded by the trustees for the building of the new church. English-Gothic style of architecture has been decided. It is given out that total attendance at the four special Sunday night meetings held by the congregation in July was about 5,000.

Twins, 46, are arrested in traffic case

Roy and Ray Washburn, 43, twins, now residing at Albion, Ind., but formerly of Greenwich, were arrested yesterday afternoon on the charge of causing a motor wreck on Norwood Avenue near Benedict Avenue yesterday afternoon.

Police report that the brothers showed signs of intoxication. Roy Washburn, driving a Model T Ford coupe, while about to turn into the yard of the Columbia gasoline station, ran his machine against the side of a Plymouth car driven by Mrs. Frederick Yeo of Lakewood. Damage inflicted on the Yeo's car amounts to about $10. The twins are unmarried.

Greyhounds to show amazing speed at fair

Much interest has been manifest in the greyhound racing which is to be a free feature of the Huron County Fair. There will be exhibition races both in the afternoon and evening, featuring some of the nation's best known racing dogs, with long records on the leading tracks of the county.

Bracey-Higley reunion

The 28th reunion of the Bracy and Higley families was held at the Fairgrounds Sunday, August 21st. After enjoying a picnic dinner, the vice president, Mrs. Claud Bracy, called the meeting to order and extended a word of greeting to those present. The minutes of the last reunion were read and approved. Three deaths occurred during the past year, taking from our family circle Knapp of New London, and H.V. Omo of Wakeman. Officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows: Mrs. Claud Bracy, president Mrs. Cora M. Miller, secretary; Myrtle Bracy, chairman of the entertainment committee; and Mrs. R.E. Wilcox, historian.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok