The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1970:
City elevator robbed of $869
Over $800 in cash was stolen from a safe at the Firelands Elevator Association, 79 N. Hester St., early this morning.
Thieves broke into the elevator office some time after 2 a.m. today, and knocked the dial off a safe to get to the money, Norwalk police reported.
The break-in was discovered by Robert W. Zorn, 1 Utility Lane, the elevator manager, at 6:47.
Police said $869 in cash was taken from the safe while some $9,000 in checks was left behind.
NL Angler hooks big Coho here
If David Page had his way, he’d tote his 30-inch Coho Salmon down Main Street. He’s that proud of it.
Page, 21, of New London, went fishing Thursday morning at 10 with a 10-pound fish line and a Mepps lure —- about a fourth of the size of a regular Coho lure. After slipping on moss covered rocks in bare feet a couple of times, he got mad.
“I wasn’t going to fish but for a few minutes,” Page said, “after I fell in I was determined to catch a fish.”
He fished for about six hours at the U.S. 250 bridge over the Huron River. It was his first experience fishing.
Mrs. Michael Graham, whose husband owns Mike’s sporting goods store at 276 Whittlesey Ave., said Page is sure to win the store’s monthly fishing prize of $5. “Last year, the largest Coho brought in weighed 20 pounds.” Page’s was not officially weighed.
(Photo caption) St. Paul lettermen tasted defeat on a football field for the first time last Friday night and will be hoping to start a new winning streak when they face Monroeville at home Saturday night. Pictured are Harold (Cookie) Gilchrist, Chris Mushett, Denny Meyer, Bill Magnuson, Fray Fritz, Steve Hug, Don Coletta, Al Percival and Jim Geiger.
Norwalk harriers lose two
Norwalk lost to Bellevue and Port Clinton Thursday in a three-way cross country meet. It was Norwalk’s seventh defeat in eight outings.
It was 18-39 in the Bellevue-Norwalk contest. Four of the best five times were turned by Bellevue. Fred Chapin of Norwalk came in third with a 10:31 time.
Coming Tuesday — Oct. 10, 1970: City water loss is in ‘thousands’
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok