The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1965.
This ‘Light Brigade’ controls ‘charging’
Norwalk’s Main St. light brigade effectively keeps motorists from charging through the city at much above a snail’s pace.
Taking three minutes and 56 seconds to drive seven blocks, almost four minutes for half a mile, would seem like crawling to anyone in a hurry as most drivers usually are.
This is the pace in Norwalk from Woodlawn Ave. to Church St. Seven blocks, and seven traffic lights — Norwalk’s business district.
Armed with a stopwatch, and obeying all speed limits, the Reflector traveled these seven blocks 14 times, seven times each direction. The average time for the seven block trip was three minues and 56 seconds.
F.C. All-Star players picked
The eight coaches of the Firelands Conference met last night and elected the 1964-65 All Star players in the FC. This was the first time such a selection has been made. Selections include:
Les Bower, Bruce Hurley, Berlin Heights; Tom Smith, Rick Stuart, Black River; Bob Brownson, Mapleton; Bob Ryerson, Milan; Deacon Schneider, Monroeville; Bob Garn and Jim Hanna, Hillsdale; and Chet Fairchild, Western Reserve.
Honorable mention: Kelly Moon, Berlin Heights; Dean Hawley, Mapleton; Larry Houser, Milan; Rich Turner and Ron Didion, Monroeville; Ron Boyd, Hillsdale; Jim Moser, Dan Schlembaker and Steve Ferrell, South Central.
Reinecks top Berrys with only 4 players
In city league basketball action last night, Reineck’s Tavern posted a 70-63 edge over Berry’s Restaurant while Anne’s gift shop shaded Kessler’s Tavern 63-58.
Both games were a bit unusual in that Reineck’s played the whole game with only four men and Kessler’s played most of the game with four.
In Reineck’s win, Norb Perry was high man with 23 points, but he had plenty of help from his other three teammates as Jim Wasiniak hit 17, Dick Parrish netted 16 and Bob Perkins finished with 14.
Kessler’s Bill Burke took game honors in the contest with Anne’s Gift Shop with 21 points and Fred Palmer, Bob Bonner and Joe Sengtocke also hit double figures with 15, 12 and 10 respectively.
Board of Health members to be named
A member of county board of health will be elected when the Huron County District Advisory Council meets at 1 p.m. Monday.
The term of board president Edgar Betler of Bellevue expires this year.
Serving on the board in addition to Betler are John E. Wise and Dr. George Linn of Norwalk, Charles Bennett of Wakeman, Katherine Wallace of Willard, Alvin Fritz of Monroeville and Lloyd Reynolds of Greenwich.
Coming Monday — Feb. 26, 1965: Old R-H building given to city schools
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok