OCT. 17, 1977
The tops stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 30 years ago:
'Spike' wins coon dog hunt
"Spike," a five-year-old English male owned by Dock Whitaker, Cloverdale, Ind. won the world championship hunt sponsored by the American Coon Hunters Association Saturday night. The hunt was based at the Huron County Fairgrounds.
Spike was one of three dogs of 11 participating in the final qualifying hunt Friday night who won the right to run in the championship hunt which wound up the week long event.
Cold cracks 82-year record in Maple City
Thermometers in Norwalk plunged to 26 degrees early this morning, cracking a previous record low temperature of 28 degrees set 82 years ago.
Norwalk's pervious low was set Oct. 17, 1895, workers at the city wastewater treatment plant reported.
Buele, Allen end season
Ami Buele and Judi Allen officially concluded the tennis season for Norwalk this weekend when the doubles team fell in two sets in District competition at Bowling Green.
The duo of Buele and Allen, the only Truckers to qualify for District play, lost in straight sets to Crestline, 6-0. 6-0.
Firemen to take course
The 28 members of the Norwalk Fire Department have begun a course of instruction to improve local fire protection.
Chief Elmer McGuckin will be assisted by his two top ranking officers, Capt. David Caprara and Capt. Stephen Oblender in conducting a 12-week training session for the department. Certificates will be awarded to men completing the 36-hour course.
A persistent thief reportedly broke into Meek's Pastry Shop sometime early Sunday and stole about $69 worth of goods.
William Meek, owner of the shop located at 15 S. Linwood Ave., told police the loot included a portable radio, 12 baby doll cake figurines, two trays of cookies and the keys to the cash register and money bag.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok