9:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mrs. Busek - Char to her adult friends - often helps out in the Norwalk elementary school classroom in which her daughter is the teacher. And when Mrs. Busek had a birthday recently, her daughter, the teacher, used the occasion to give her second grade students some writing practice.
9:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
Mrs. Busek Char to her adult friends often helps out in the Norwalk elementary school classroom in which her daughter is the teacher. And when Mrs. Busek had a birthday recently, her daughter, the teacher, used the occasion to give her second grade students some writing practice. Apparently there was some brainstorming done in advance of the actual letter writing as certain themes run through the letters. And they asked a lot of questions.
9:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
Only February and already it's a fine political year here in our great roisterous republic with a carnival cast of colorful drones and smiley eminences huffing and puffing across the field of battle and tumbling off the cliff, leaving two serious contenders in each party. Thanks to all the candidates for their nerve. Hurray for democracy, which has been so generous to keyboard wretches like me. And to all the soreheads who say the presidential campaign season is too long, a big Bronx cheer (pppppppppppppp). Not when it's this interesting, it isn't. It is a wonderful system indeed that can take a long look at America's Mayor and hand him his hat. The man thought he could get by on symbolism, but the more people saw of him, the less they liked him. The more he spent on marketing, the better John McCain looked. And there, in a nutshell, is why you and I have sensibly stayed out of the race. Delusional grandiose self-absorption is not a qualification for high office. Goodbye, Rudy and Judy. Have a nice day somewhere. Goodbye, John Edwards, whom friends of mine liked and who ran against the Current Occupant, which is a forlorn and fruitless endeavor, like yelling at a horse. If the Democrats run on anger and the urge to pay back the God, Guns & Capital Gains Party, they're likely to lose. Move on. That's my problem with Senator Clinton: If she becomes president, must we relive Renaissance Weekends and New Age narcissism, and then do we also get the return of Kenneth Starr and the Mellon man? But here in my house, the race for the presidency is secondary; the urgent business is housecleaning. We are decent God-fearing people who somehow have Allowed Things To Slide and now we live among piles of books and paper, reams of driftage on the kitchen counter, boxes of mementos of a misspent life. Another month and we might go over the brink and become wild-eyed eccentrics living in rooms with narrow passages between the piles, cooking on a hotplate in the bathtub, the house reeking of cat dung. And so I am throwing away stuff, which is sort of exhilarating.
9:01 PM Jul 25, 2010
The dream of riding a bicycle on old railroad corridor across much of northern Ohio is becoming more and more of a reality. That was the message at Thursday night's eighth annual meeting of the Firelands Rails to Trails. "The linkages that were pie-in-the sky dreams a few years ago are now coming together," said Steve Gruner, director of the Sandusky County Park District and keynote speaker at the dinner-meeting at Berry's Restaurant. Currently, The North Coast Inland Trail is completed in sporadic segments in Sandusky, Huron and Lorain counties. But the trail will continue to grow in 2008, with more expansion planned for 2009 and beyond.
9:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Twilight Gardens On Tuesday a large group joined together for our favorite game of chance, bingo. Many were multiple winners, Della, Zella, and Dennis. Our special picture frame game was won by Carolyn and Ray. Many treasures were chose on the prize cart that brought many happy faces to our lucky winners. The bus was full to the brim for our trip to Wal-Mart. With cash in hand nine happy shoppers embarked to shop till they dropped. Special thanks to Dennis Klamar and Mike Bleam for helping make our trip possible. Thanks guys. We all are going to miss Dennis Klamar, when he leaves us. Dennis we wish you only the best come back and visit soon.
9:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
cashby@norwalkreflector.com COLLINS Bob Strimpfel's crabmeat appetizer is in big demand. "He has a special granddaughter who wants him to make it at very party," his wife Beatrice said. "They dig into it like crazy," Strimpfel said about his family.
9:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
AVERY - EHOVE Career Center juniors Meghan Koch and Cortney Lang 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. "I saw it on TV at home. I talked to my teacher about it and he said, ‘You should go,'' Koch said.
9:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
Parenthood is an amazing journey. A mother starts to map out this journey the moment she realizes she is pregnant. She begins to read about the developmental stages in mother and baby month by month, week by week, day by day. Closely monitoring each and every step along the way, she compares her pregnancy with those she reads about. She watches in adoration as her belly grows in anticipation of the birth of her child.
9:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
League Elementary School students learned Thursday they are similar to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in at least one way: They have seeds of greatness within them. The praise came from Phil Wallace, an actor and poet who impersonates such icons as King and slavery opponent Frederick Douglass.
9:00 PM Jul 25, 2010
More than 100 people gathered Thursday night at the Norwalk Elks Club for the United Fund auction - an annual benefit night for the local organization. Recognized at the event was United Fund director Linda Bersche, who is celebration her 30th year with the organization.
8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
It's one of the area's best kept secrets. Veggie U, located on Ohio 13 in Milan, is a five-week science curriculum for the fourth-grade classroom. It is a not-for-profit organization at the Culinary Vegetable Institute and is "committed to fostering a synergy between educational, nutritional and agricultural goals to combat the rising epidemic of childhood obesity and illnesses related to the lack of good nutrition.'
8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
Restoration work continues on the landmark Norwalk house at 131 E. Main St. We all remember the tragedy of May 7, 2007, when this Second Empire style house was gutted by fire. Before I proceed I want to add that this style is sometimes called Mansard. I'll try to avoid being challenged by one of the several persons who know much more than I do about architecture. This victim of fire is known as the Cortrite House, having been built in 1877-78 by Barnard Cortrite, who manufactured the Eureka Fanning Mill. His factory stood behind the house but across the former railroad tracks near to Erie Street. Eureka Fanning Mills were popular for years, and one of them can be seen in the museum of the Firelands Historical Society. In case you wonder, fanning mills were used on farms to separate the grain from the chaff.
8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk City Council members learned Tuesday night the wish list for capital improvements for the next six years jumped from $29 million to $35 million. Now they have to start trimming that list and figuring out how to pay for a new fire station and water and sewer improvements mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
Council voted Tuesday night to move forward on a request from Fisher-Titus Medical Center to begin proceedings to rezone the former Foodtown property from residential to light assembly. Pat Martin, president of FTMC, told council the non-profit hospital bought the Foodtown property three years ago for possible expansion and learned the zoning of the property had never been changed from residential.
8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
LYME TOWNSHIP - The question of annexation of 401 acres of Lyme Township to the city of Bellevue is now in the hands of Huron County Commissioners, who have 30 days to make a decision. Lyme Township trustees oppose the annexation, which they call "unreasonably large and irregularly shaped.' Four of the 17 owners in the proposed annexation area also oppose the annexation.
8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
SANDUSKY - The home blends in with the others on Third Street. But it's distinguished as "The House on Third Street" for more than one reason.
8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
Norwalk may not have the glamour and glitter of runways with models for Halston, de la Renta and Armani strutting down to show off the latest styles, but local females enjoy sporting the latest fashions. "Norwalk women want to be extremely stylish," said Judy King, manager of Fashion Bug in Norwalk. "They don't want to wear what was in style three years ago."
8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
A recent national opinion survey shows seven of 10 Americans believe gasoline prices will reach $4 this summer and many are already planning to cut back on summer travel plans. Local residents hope that won't happen, but aren't confident they will be able to afford to travel as much as they wish. The survey, conducted by the Civil Society Institute, a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank, also said 90 percent of Americans said the stances of political candidates on fuel prices, energy policies and climate change will have a big impact on their votes in November. The study also said the high price of gas is the No. 1 economic worry of Americans in 2008, ahead of fears about recession, mortgage foreclosures and joblessness.
8:54 PM Jul 25, 2010
CLEVELAND - As an annual source of inspiration and expert advice, the 65th annual National City Home & Garden Show returns to the I-X Center in Cleveland Feb. 2 to 10 to showcase the region's finest landscaping architects and the latest home trends and design innovations. With three walk-through model homes, nearly 30 blooming garden displays and six seminar stages, America's largest home and garden show is not just a show - it's a destination, according to organizers. Live entertainment, interior design showcases, a "green' living pavilion and daily cooking demonstrations are captured within 20 sprawling indoor acres. Hundreds of thousands of visitors annually attend the nine-day event for its high-end exhibits, accessible expert advice and sophisticated project ideas.
8:53 PM Jul 25, 2010
Feb. 8, 1957 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 51 years ago:
8:53 PM Jul 25, 2010
FEB. 7, 1957 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 51 years ago: