The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1970:
She’s first homecoming queen
(Photo caption) How does it feel to be the first homecoming queen in the history of a school? “I don’t think it’s sunk in yet,” laughed Martha Hay, who was elected queen of St. Paul’s High School. The idea for the school’s first homecoming election originated in the front office, she said. Attending Martha at homecoming Saturday will be Carol Sheehan, Mary Anny Hartenstein, Jeanne Hohler and Debbie Fligor.
Players of the Week
(Photo caption) Dave McGuckin and Ted Ickes share the “Player of the Week” honors on the Norwalk High School football team. McGuckin led Trucker tacklers against Upper Sandusky with a dozen tackles, while Ickes threw a key block. The block sprang halfback Sonny Coles loose for the winning touchdown.
Punt, Pass, Kick winners
(Photo caption) The Punt, Pass and Kick contest was held Saturday at Whitney Field and six boys emerged winners to advance to Elyria next Saturday in the district contest. The winners are Jeff Suchar, 13-year-old; Mike Fries, 11-year-old; Mark Berry, eight-year-old; Curt Everman, nine-year-old; Mark Brandts, 10-year-old; and Jeff Lodermeier, 12-year-old. Lodermeier and Brandts have won the contest three times.
Brickner: No stand on power
Norwalk’s new service director indicated Saturday he probably wouldn’t take a stand on the sale of the municipal power plant before residents vote on the issue Nov. 3.
Adam Brickner said “it would be presumptuous” if he took a stand on the issue after only two days on the job. “Or even two weeks,” he said.
He said he would not comment on the sale of the power plant until he was more familiar with it.
Brickner’s former job was as service director of Tiffin, which gets its electricity from Ohio Power.
Coming Friday — Oct. 6, 1970: City council worried about sewer issue
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok