Norwalk Reflector: Blast from the Past

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Blast from the Past

• Apr 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Here are the top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1970:


Norwalk Furniture starts new plant construction

Construciton of Norwalk Furniture Corporation’s new $2 million plant here starts Monday when earth moving operations will begin.

The plant is to be built between Route 18 and the Route 20 bypass, east of Norwalk.

The contract for construction of the new building was signed with Cunningham-Limp Co. of Birmingham, Mich. Friday.

The new building which will include 2250,000 square feet — about six acres under cover — is scheduled for completion Dec. 28.

Norwalk Furniture President John R. Gerken Jr. said that the timetable for the beginning of manufacturing operations in the new plant will depend on the time it takes for installation of equipment.


SPH Boy’s State delegates named

The American Legion has announced the choice of delegates from St. Paul High School to attend Buckeye Boy’s State in Columbus in June.

The two St. Paul students, chosen for their scholastic and community leadership, named delegates to the convention are Christopher Mushett and Donald Coletta.

Chris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mushett, 21 Marion Drive, is an honor student and active in all sports.

Donald, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Domenic Coletta, 10 Townsend Ave., was president of his sophomore class last year.


Down the Block

Warrant Officer David Thill, son of Lou Thill, 109 Benedict, is home on leave after a year in Vietnam with the Army.

Dave, a helicopter pilot, earned the Distinguished Flying Cross during his service there.


Vern Hakes, son-in-law of the Rev. and Mrs. James Scott, of 8 State St., was one of three alumni honored at the Ohio Northern University Founder’s Day earlier this month.

He is president of Eli Lilly and Company (Canada) Ltd. and vice president of Eli Lilly International Corp.


Spec./4 James W. Filip, son of George W. Filips, South Norwalk Road, received the “Soldier of the Month” commendation for his comapny at Shitose, Japan.

He was commended for his military bearing and the manner in which he performed his duties as an example ot other men in the company.

Jim’s wife is the former Deborah Smith of New London.


Norwalk takes 3rd at Clyde Relays

CLYDE — The Norwalk Truckers litterally ran away from the field in the field events Friday afternoon at the Clyde Relays but then failed to hold this margin in enging with a third place out of the six-team field.

Big Mike Hipp paved the way in the weight events. His toss of shot 44-1 /2 was the best of the meet. He teamed with Ted Ickes and Sonny Coles to win the event with a combined distance of 122 3/4.

Hipp also got off the best toss in the discuss circle, 123-11 1/2. Cecil Boyd and Dale Perkins backed up Hipp as th trio pooled their distances totaling 325-5 1/4 for another first.

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