The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1978:
No clerks in Norwalk
Two N&W Railway clerks in Norwalk didn’t report for work today, according to workers at the office on North Pleasant Street.
The clerks have been working without a contract since January. They are responsible for billings, calling crews and making out train orders.
One of the workmen, who wished not to be identified, said the Norwalk office is responsible for dispatching trains to Huron where iron ore is unloaded from ships. He said three ore boats were scheduled to dock in Huron early today. He said the ore would probably be loaded on the trains, but the trains wouldn’t be dispatched to their destinations.
(Photo caption) Norwalk High School’s varsity cheerleaders are getting their voices and routines in tune for this fall’s action. Shown are Stephanie Smith, Linda Sommers, Jan Reisig, Shari Harper, Monica Harper and Jenni Bertram.
Passing the gavel
(Photo caption) Outgoing Rotary Club President Michael Meinke turned over his responsiblities to newly-elected president Carl Gerber at an installation dinner Saturday in the Maple Treet Restaurant. After the installation, Meinke presented each member with a gag gift. Gerber, in turn, gave Meinke a symbolic gavel to remember his stint as Rotary president — the “royal flusher” gavel.
Monroeville sweeps ‘A’ tournament
WILLARD — Monroeville went through the three-team “A” County Slow Pitch Tournament undefeated Saturday night at Elks Field, stopping Willard Post 514 in the finals 10-4.
In the final game, Ron Evans slammed one over the fence and Ken Leber legged out an inside-the-park shot with a mate aboard for Monroeville. Leber and Bill Mesenburg each had three hits.
Dave Hershy had an insde-the-park homer, Greg Henricks had three hits and both Jeff Cox and Scott Steinmetz two as the WiIlard contingent out-hit their foes 11-10.
Jean Riley is FFA’er of month
MONOREVILLE — Jean Riley has been selected as “Member of the Month” for June by the Monroeville FFA.
She is chapter reporter and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Riley, Norwalk. Jean serves on the Huron County Junior Fair Board and is cahirman of the Public Relations Committee.
Coming Wednesday — July 11, 1978: County board hires Schick
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok