What does the snow surface temperature have to be to make a good snowball in Alaska? A team of Main Street School fifth graders have a pretty good idea. The Main Street School Sea Divers earned third place in this year's SATELLITES program competition, held on April 20 at the Geospatial Technology Conference at Cleveland's Great Lakes Science Center. The SATELLITES program stands for "Students and Teachers Exploring Local Landscapes to Interpret the Earth From Space."
CLASS NO. 2 The following children are registered for Class No. 2 of the Norwalk Police Department's Safety Town this summer. Parents are reminded that the times and dates for this class are 9 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday. Safety Town is being held in the cafeteria at the Main Street School.
NEW LONDON Last Saturday's Community Yard/ Sidewalk Sales were a big success, according to almost everyone who participated. Bargains were available all over the village, including in the downtown area, and the weather could not have been better. The NL Community Club, which sponsored the event in conjunction with the NL Record, will begin its annual Farmer's/Flea Market July 28. The market will kick off with a pet parade and continue each Saturday through Labor Day weekend.
MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue Hortenia Mora aka Hortensia Mora to Samuel J. Mora, 116 Wood St. Monroeville
Erie MetroParks announces the reopening of the northern section of the Community Foundation Preserve at Eagle Point June 29. Due to the presence of American Bald Eagles nesting on the property, only the southern section of the property was open to the public since January. The entire 73-acre preserve, located off U.S. 6 between Sandusky and Huron, will again be accessible to the public on that date. This will include all trails, access to East Sandusky Bay and the newly opened water trail that crosses near the shoreline. Erie MetroParks' conservation policies regarding eagles are the product of its Eagle Protection Task Force. The task force formulated policies to enable the reproductive success of resident bald eagles. The group is comprised of citizen volunteers with an interest or knowledge of wildlife or raptor management and/or habitat protection experience. The purpose of the task force is to provide review of public access needs and MetroPark development and management plans where such activities might impact nearby nesting eagles. By regulating public access during the nesting season, Erie MetroParks is helping protect the breeding habitat of the eagles by following state and federal land use guidelines. During that sensitive time, the eagles don't seem to mind the nearby trains, planes and automobiles, but they are often easily disturbed by humans simply walking near their nest.
2007 Queen/King: Sabrina Featheringill, Dan Phillips. Proficiencies
Strollometer, the world's first speedometer/odometer for strollers, and StrollerFit, the nationwide stroller exercise group, are sponsoring the 2007 Million Mile Moms Challenge. From now until July 15, moms across America will attempt to collectively log a million miles of walking or jogging with a stroller. Participants are invited to download a mileage log from either the Strollometer or StrollerFit Web sites and input the distances that they stroll each day. "There is no better role model than a fit, exercising mom when it comes to sending a message to our kids that fitness and health go hand in hand," said Adi Weber, president and co-founder of Strollometer. The Strollometer is a mom-invented eight function wireless computer/speedometer designed to strap onto any baby stroller whether it's traditional, deluxe all-terrain or jogging. Functions include current, average and maximum speed (mph/kmh), trip and daily distance, trip and real clock times, and ambient temperature.
WILLARD HIGH Honor Roll *Denotes all A's Grade 9: *Stephen Chandler, *Cindy Cheng, *Cameron Ebert, *Nicole Fluharty, *Ashton Garner, *Chase Harter, *Jessica Knoll, *Carla Luevano, *Matthew Menard, *Anderson Showman, *Zack Weilnau, Benjamin Borgelt, Brendon Bower, Laura Brubaker, Amber Christie, Megan Coder, Briona Compton, Luke Copley, Erika DeWitt, Cody Frasure, Zachary Goines, Luke Griffith, Cara Hartman, Carter Holthouse, Katherine Holthouse, Emily Laferty, Brittany Linville, Kyle McKelvey, Nelson Merino, Elizabeth Moore, Benjamin Petrie, Nicholas Popa, Briana Predmore, Claire Regan, Chelsea Sage, Austin Schaffer, Molly Schaffer, Jeremiah Schloemer, Melanie Schrader, Robyn Shirey, Jacy Smith, Marlo Smith, Erika Summers, Briana Vasquez, Samantha Westmoreland.
Breakfast prices will be increasing to $1 for kindergarten through eighth grade and $1.25 for high schoolers. Lunch prices will stay the same. The hikes were approved at this week's Norwalk City Schools board meeting. In other news: Alex Howe and Stephanie Rickel received the Senior of the Year awards. Laryssa Smith received the Principal's Award. Andrew Benson, Erica Bryant, Alex Howe, Jordan Maddocks, and Stephanie Rickel were all inducted into the Senior Hall of Excellence.
The Unique Women On Water (W.O.W.) class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8 at Marine Max of Catawba Island. Across the United States, millions of women every year head for the water to spend a day onboard. Although they enjoy life on the water, many women leave the piloting of boats to men not because they can't navigate, but often because they don't know how. MarineMax, the nation's largest boating and yachting retailer, is seeking to help women take safely to the sea with their innovative new Women on Water (W.O.W.) course. The class is now free and open to the public. A W.O.W. class is more than just a class it's a hands-on educational experience for women only. The small-group seminar is taught by a Coast Guard-certified captain. In a classroom setting and then behind the wheel of a MarineMax boat or yacht, women learn basic marine rules and how to dock a boat, tie marine knots, use a marine radio and more. By the end of the day, class participants will have the knowledge and confidence necessary to pilot a boat and have a great time doing so.
WILLARD POLICE The June 4-10 Willard Police Department blotter had the following highlights: June 4 Reported the stereo was missing from an unlocked vehicle on East Maple Street.
Members of the senior class of Norwalk High School held a Baccalaureate Service June 1 at the school. A baccalaureate is a sermon delivered to a graduating class. Laura Kniffin, president of Teens for Christ, planned the service and led the praise music. Music was provided by the praise band, which consisted of Alex Howe, Laura Kniffin, Andrea Peterson, and Krista West. Kimberly Mason was the senior speaker and Allison Meek gave the benediction.
John C. Cook, a Vietnam War Veteran, recently received the Department Marine of the Year Award for 2006 in recognition of his community. He is a member of the Elton Mackin Detachment, Marine Corps League. Cook was honored for his continuous activities and services such as Marine Rose Program, Toys for Tots, and his participation on the Huron County Veterans Service Commission and the Huron County Veterans Council. It is the highest award presented to a Marine Corps League member.
Justin Chaffin, son of Michael and Karen Chaffin, graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor of science in biology and a minor in chemistry. He now is a master's student at the University of Toledo working at UT's Lake Erie Center on his thesis project, Lake Erie's harmful algal blooms. As an undergrad, Chaffin conducted research at UT and Ohio State's Stone Laboratory. His research was featured in Ohio Sea Grant's publication, Twine Line. Chaffin is a 2002 graduate of Western Reserve. The University of Akron's 2007 spring commencement ceremonies were held Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on the campus. The residents who were degree candidates were: Stefanie Crecelius of Milan, master of science in education; Kathleen Jennings of Norwalk, bachelor of science in accounting; Danielle Davis of Wakeman, bachelor of science in accounting; Carlo Domingo of Willard, bachelor of science in nursing; Carmina Domingo of Willard, bachelor of science; Elizabeth Frye of Willard, bachelor of science in nursing; Linnea Hahler, bachelor of arts. More than 2,400 students were named to the academic honors list at Owens Community College for the spring semester 2007. Students must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average to be eligible for academic honors. Owens Community College uses a 4.0 scale in grading.
Willard Memorial Library WILLARD The theme of this year's children's summer reading program in Willard is "Get a Club at your Library."
Emeril Lagasse was looking for the best recipe using cheese. He found Norwalk woman Holly Bauer. Wednesday, Bauer's home was invaded by a film crew from the Food Network show. She will appear on Lagasse's show where he will prepare her recipe.
Today is Father's day, so it's your last chance to buy an ugly tie and give it to him...
MANSFIELD - Call her Miss Maple City no longer. Roberta Camp shall henceforth be known as Miss Ohio. The Grove City resident has won the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program, according to that organization's Web site.
Brian Roberts, a sophomore at St. Paul High School, made the honor roll for the final quarter this spring. He is the son of Bill and Julie Roberts.
Norwalk natives Derek Justice and David DeLeon will be premiering their independent feature film "Broken" on June 23 at The Lorain Palace Theater in Lorain. Maybe even more impressive is that the cousins made the film for less than $1,000. Publicist Lee Runchey joked that the co-directors "spent $285 on products and $700 on pizza."
JUNE 15, 1976 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 31 years ago: