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Blast from the Past

• Jun 25, 2019 at 8:00 PM

June 25, 1962

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 57 years ago:


Homemade gun explodes, youth is hospitalized

NEW LONDON — David Nelson, 19, 81 3rd Street, is listed in good condition today at New London Hospital, where he is recovering from injuries received when a homemade gun exploded in his hand Saturday afternoon.

The youth had made the gun from pieces of pipe and when he tried it out, it exploded, causing pieces of metal to enter his eye and chest. He also receivied powder burns on the face, neck and right arm and shoulder.

Police Chief Kenneth Murr said Nelson was treated by Dr. Harold Erienbach at the hospital.


15 donors are called

Fifteen Huron County donors will travel to Cleveland on Wednesday to give blood for the open heart surgery to be performed on Sherri Frisch, 9 Grand Ave., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Frisch.

The operation will be at Lakeside Hospital.

Donors are Mrs. Cecilia Ackerman, Robert Berry, Clarence Ellett, Lawrence Hilson, Morgan Jones, Robert Rash, Raymond Smith, Glenn Tinker, Mrs. Betty Hainline and Miss Ann Pheiffer, Mrs. Agnes Pheiffer and Mrs. Pauline Gilbert, Mrs. Barbara Keefer and Mrs. Annis Wade.

Drivers for the donors will be Donald Crow, R.H. Jarrett, Ernest Kohlmyer and George Phillips.


Norwalk team continues NCOD tourney success

Professional golfers and amateurs alike called the first North Central Ohio District Pro-Am golf tournament a rousing success even though rain interfered for about an hour at the Sleepy Hollow Golf Club in Clyde on Saturday afternoon.

As before, the Norwalk golfers took a back seat to no one as one team tied for first place and another tied for second. This was even more frosting to the locals’ cake as the success was in spite of unfamiliarity with the course and slow play caused by rain and wet layout.

The one Norwalk team, which tied for first along with the foursomes from the home course and neighboring Green Hills of that city, came in with a handsome 58. The team was composed of Claude Martin Jr., Dick Albright and Elmer Buki along with Elks Country Club professional Howard Ware.

Mike Battles, who apparenlty loves the pressure of tournament play, won medalist honors of the tourney with a fine 18 hole score of 71. Battles, along with Gene Seitz, Larry Ware and the local pro came in one stroke behind the winning teams.


Joint installation

(Photo caption) Leading Jaycees for the coming year will be Bob Volk, 2nd vice president; John Kocik, treasurer; Don Wurzel, past president; Chuck Wagner, 1st Vice President; Vince Dolowski, president; Tom Sparks, Secretary. Jaycee Wives’ officers are Shirley Lee, treasurer Barbara Koslowski, vice president; Pat Wetzel, president; Jane Volk, recording secretary; Mrs. John Borgia, corresponding secretary.

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