The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1959:
(Photo caption) Five of the more than 35 top candidates who are vying for the title of Firelands Sesquicentennial Queen are shown above. They are Joan Sengstock, Janet Twaddle, Sandy Carvey, Dorothy Frtiz and Mrs. James Berry. Candidates receive votes from special ballot stubs attached to advance coupons which are exchangeable at a one-third saving for admission tickets to “From These Embers,” a pageant depicting the historical highlights of the Firelands.
Carol Buurma to wed Stanton Holthouse at August nuptials
WILLARD — Mr. and Mrs. Anco Buurma, of Celeryville, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Carol, to Stanton Holthouse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Holthouse, also of Celeryville.
Both Miss Buurma and Mr. Holthouse are graduates of New Haven High School. Miss Buurma attended Calvin College and Blodgett Hospital School of Nursing in Grand Rapids, Mich. She is presently employed as a secretary in the offices of the New Haven Supply Co. Mr. Holthouse is a graduate of Calvin College and a teacher and coach in the Willard Junior High School.
Tony Adelman feted at birthday party
A delightful afternoon was spent last Thursday in honor of Tony Adelman, who celebrated his fifth birthday.
Games were enjoyed and refreshments were served.
The honored guest received gifts form the following small friends: Mark and Karen Riedy, Debbie Vogt, David Hershey, Amy Albright, Jeannie Filler, Susan and Chris Sparks, Brian and Billy Addison, Karen Cross, Becky Bell, Denise Cotterill and his sisters, Lisa, Linda and Cindy Adelman.
Mrs. Adelman was assisted by Mrs. Pat Riedy, Mrs. Barbara Cotterill and Miss Sharon Butch.
Willard Elks, Delucas Cafe nab county tourney wins
Two thrilling games were played in last night’s Huron County Tournament at McGuan Park with the Willard Elks taking a 4-1 decision from the local Eagles in the first game, while the Deluca’s Cafe from Bellevue edged the Monroeville Merchants in the finals, 3-2.
The first game was close all the way with the Elks scoring one run in the second inning as Willoughby tripled and then came home on an infield out.
The second run came in the third on two walks and an error and they tallied again in the sixth in just about the same circumstances as in the first inning as again Willoughby tripled and came home on an infield hit.
Th winners tallied their final run in the seventh inning without the benefit of a base hit. The runner reached first on an error, stole second and third, and came home on a wild pitch.
The winning hurler was Bill Ackton who struck out six and walked two. The loss was charged to Jim Cooper who hurled a fine game in defeat. He struck out two and walked three.
A pinch hit single by Irish Forney with the bases loaded in the last of the seventh inning gave the Bellevue Deluca’s Cafe a berth in the winners bracket of the county tourney last night as they bested the Monroeville Merchants by a 3-2 count.
Both teams scored two runs in the first inning and then the game went scoreless until the seventh when Frank DiBlase walked, Konz singled and Sam DiBlase walked to fill the bases. Forney then was announced as a pinch hitter and delivered a single into center to knock in the winning run.
DiBlase was given credit for the win. In doing so, he struck out 13 and walked two. The loss was charged to Jim Elmlingler, who walked five and struck out three.
Coming Monday — July 9, 1978: F-T is trying to put brakes on rates
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok