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Farming is a family affair

• Jun 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM

June 13, 1965


Among the top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1965:


Everyone helps at the Shermans

The tradition of the family farm is strong at the Joseph W. Sherman home on Scranton Road near Olena.

Sherman, who has an egg operation in addition to farming 350 acres says, “Everyone helps. During the summer when I’m busy in the field my wife does most of the casing and handling of the eggs. She sometimes works in the field, too. My boys, even the two year old, do quite a bit to help.”

The four Sherman sons are Jeff, 10; Jerry, 9; Jim, 5; and Johnny, 2.

Sherman farms 237 acres at his home and approximately 113 acres on a farm owned by his father near Bellevue. He transports his equipment from one farm to the other.

“It’s 20 miles over to my Dad’s,” he said, “and when I go I like to put in a pretty good day’s work. When the boys get home from school they usually get busy with the chores. A lot of times they will have everything done for me by the time I get home. They do most of the egg gathering.”

In two buildings, Sherman has a capacity for 4,000 chickens. Currently he has about 3,100, all hybrids.


Local boy gets degree

David Carpenter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Carpenter, 205 W. Main, was awarded a bachelor of arts degree during the 95th annual commencement day exercise at the College of Wooster Monday.

Carpenter, an economics major, served as chairman of the freshman orientation week, class president during his sophomore year, assistant advertising editor of the school newspaper, and vice president of the local Sigma Chi fraternity his junior year.



Girl Scout Troop 230 members are working on the active citizenship badge and the gypsy badge. Their main project, Easter trays for Fisher-Titus patients, and residents of Norwalk Memorial Home and Twin Maples, has been completed.

Members hiked to the sewage treatment plant May 25, and were given a tour by Ray Whitbeck, chief operator. They were accompanied by their leaders, Mrs. John Meacer, Mrs. Guy Tanner, Mrs. Luther Clayton and committee member Mrs. Roy Schnee.


Sergeant promoted

BILOXI, Miss. -—James S. Hester, formerly of 22 Grove Ave., Norwalk, has been promoted to senior master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force at Keesler AFB, Miss.

Sergeant Hester is an electronic computer maintenance instructor in a unit that supports the Air Training Command mission of training airmen and officers in the diverse skills required by the nation’s aerospace force.

The sergeant is a graduate of Norwalk High School. His wife is the former Claribel Laws.


Coming Thursday — June 14, 1965: NHS graduate wins ’65 title

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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