The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1943:
Two girls killed in Bellevue crash
Two young women were killed and three other persons were injured driving home from a New Year’s Eve dance when the automobile in which they were riding skidded into the side of a truck. The accident occurred on Bellevue’s West Main Street at 1:30 Friday morning.
The dead were Mrs. Shirley Nay, 16, and Helen Palmer, 15, both of Bellevue. The injured were Doris James, 16, Bellevue, Lewis Miller, 18, Sandusky, and Wendy Poths, 17, Sandusky.
It is revealed that Mrs. Nay is the grand daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Stout of Whittlesey Avenue, Norwalk. Palmer, is also said to have relatives in Norwalk.
Paul Kuhn will enter Army services
Paul Kuhn, chief operator at the city filtration plant for three years, left today for induction into the army at Camp Perry.
Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Barbara Ann Hoffman, daughter of Mrs. R.L. Hoffman of Plymouth, to Staff Sergeant Robert A. Hoffman, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hoffman, of Shelby., Sunday afternoon Dec. 27, at First Methodist Church, Shelby, Rev. George C. Beebe officiating.
They were attended by the bride’s sister Miss Janice Hoffman, and Mr. Arthur Shreffler.
The marriage of Miss Hazel G. Cooke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cooke Sr., R.D.3 of Shelby, and Mr. Raymond L. Brooks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brooks, was solemnized Saturday at the Methodist Church, Rev. E.H. Haines pastor, officiating.
David Dick, a member of the Army Air Corps, now stationed at Patterson Field, Fairfield, O., and wife, who is making her home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Strauss of Willard, were holiday guests of the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dick and family.
Entertained on birthday
To celebrate their mother’s 75th birthday, the daughters of Mrs. Clara M. Link entertained with a surprise dinner party at the Link home on South Linwood Ave. on New Year’s Day.
Those present were Mrs. Link’s five sisters, Mrs. E.J. Ryan, Mrs. John Mossbruger, Mrs. T.W. Coe, all of Cleveland, Mrs. W.C. Weyburne of Toledo and Mrs. Mary E. Hiltz of this city, together with Mrs. Lloyd Tryon of Toledo.
Coming Thursday — Jan. 4, 1943: Name O.K. Austin chairman of county commissioners
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok