The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1979:
Highway officials turn sour on Colorado trip
The Huron County Commissioners Thursday approved a $1,230 trip by two officials of the financially strapped county highway department to Colorado Springs for a convention.
But because the commissioners only gave their “reluctant” approval, the trip is off, said assistant county engineer Urban C. Livegood Jr. this morning.
“Either it’s approved or disapproved. If it’s a reluctant approval, then we’re not going,” he said.
The commissioners received a letter Monday from Huron County Engineer Urban C. Livengood Sr. He requested their permission for his son and administrative assistant Seven C. Schneider to attend the annual meeting of the National Association of County Engineers in Colorado March 26-31. The estimated cost of the trip was $615 apiece.
Ute, Colts no match
LEXINGTON — Willard literally blew into the Class AA district finals Thursday night by storming past Clear Fork 63-56, setting up a Saturday night showdown with Wynford.
The Flashes rarely displayed their precision form in the first half and found themselves down 27-24 at the intermission.
But early in the third period, Willard guards John Willoughby and Gus Secor took command and directed the once-beaten Flashes right past the bewildered Colts.
Willard Coach Bob Haas was gracious in victory and lauded his guard combination for directing the Flashes to their 20th win in 21 outings.
“John Willoughby did a good job when he was double teamed in the second half,” Haas explained. “When he drew two guys on him he did an excellent job of getting the ball to Secor. And Gus did a super job penetrating,” Haas said.
EHOVE Alumni elect officers
The EHOVE FFA Alumni had their reorganizational meeting Feb. 21 at the Campus. The election of new officers was handled by the agricultural mechanics instructor Kerry Jett. The new officers are Bruce Risdon, president; Anna Wilhelm, secretary; Joel Pickering, diesel mechanics instructor, treasurer; and Dawn McMuth, reporter.
Coming Monday — March 12, 1894: Two New York railroad men come to Norwalk, look the city over, but say nothing
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok