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Local man gets U.S. patent

• Jun 2, 2018 at 8:00 PM

June 2, 1958


The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1958:


Local man gets U.S. patent

William Gregory, Norwalk, has received a government patent entitled “Identification Picture Assembly for a Vehicle Identification System.”

Generally the invention includes an assembly which is mounted on a fixed part of the vehicle. It is made of plastic or other similar material and is secured by rivets or other type of fastener to the surface. Within the base is a slot which holds a picture by means of a key-operated lock.


Minister to be ordained at Willard

WILLARD — Trinity Lutheran Church next Sunday will be the scene of its third ordination service in the last six years when William D. Wolfe will be consecrated to the ministry.

The Rev. G.C. Heffelfinger, pastor of Trinity, will perform the rites of ordination and Albert W. Gibson, a classmate of the candidate, will be the liturgist.

Wolfe is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wolfe, 319 Laurel St. He was born in Willard and graduated from Willard High School with the Class of 1950. He is a recent graduate of the Capitol University Theological Seminary in which he has been enrolled since his graduation from University in 1954.  He has accepted a call to become the pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, where he will be installed on June 14.

Other sons of the church whose entry into the ministry has been solemnized at Trinity were the Rev. Creatis G. Shira, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Shira, 57 Myrtle St. now pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church, Ft. Wayne, and the Rev. Richard Bauerle, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Bauerle, 816 Woodbine St., now a pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Gibsonburg.


Children receive check

(Photo caption) Mary Kitchen, retiring president of the Norwalk Women’s Bowling Assn., presented a check to Lewis Donnamiller, president of the Huron County Council for Retarded Children, at a recent Association banquet held at the Norwalk Country Club. Also in the photo are Peg Spratt, Adria Nardecchia, Mary Kitchen, Lewis Donnamiller, and Mabel Reynolds.



Last Saturday, Girl Scouts of Troop 1, Willowbrook Neighborhood, took a 5-mile hike out Washington Street to Bishop’s Bridge and back. At noon each patrol built a cooking fire using proper methods of wood-gathering, laying and lighting the fires and then served different menus in each patrol. Campfire stew, chili and cheeseburgers were the choices. After lunch, dishes were done and the whole troop enjoyed a scavenger hunt. Adults with the scouts were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Don Bowen and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Palmer.

Reineck’s post win at Marion

Unloading 14 hits against a trio of pitchers, Reineck’s Tavern evened its Big 8 Fastball League record Sunday night with a 10-4 win over the Marion All-Stars at Marion.

Jack Wilde ripped four line drive singles into the outfield to lead the hit production. Bob Berry cracked out a homer, triple and double. Bill Enderle had a home run in addition to a single and winning pitcher Jim Frey aided his own cause with a triple and single.


Coming Monday — June 4, 1958: St. Paul’s graduates hear address by Catholic leader

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok 

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