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Norwalk downs Sandusky 3 to 0 in frenzied game

• Oct 25, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on Oct. 25, 1926:


Dimon hoists ball over bar for field goal in first half

The score tells the tale of the splendid football victory achieved by Norwalk High School Saturday afternoon on Whitney Field here against a time honored rival.

It was Sherman Dimon’s right foot that  brought victory for Norwalk. In the second quarter, the star half back booted the ball over the cross bar for a goal from placement. He was standing on Sandusky’s 27 yard line.

Norwalk outplayed Sandusky. The home team made eight first downs to Sandusky’s four.

No Norwalk ends ever played better than Bilton and Shadle. Both were down under every kick and both tackled hard and accurately. On the defensive, the two dashed down the field parallel with the sidelines, cut sharply in and broke up play after play. Many times, Bilton and Shadle got in back of the Sandusky line drives, and tackled the runner from behind. On the offensive the ends shone brightly in receiving passes.


Scout achieves highest honors

Scout Master Bucher today issued the following letter to members of the Boy Scout Council regarding a red-letter event to take place here tomorrow. Tuesday evening, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. there will be a meeting in the court room of the Huron County Court House. No, it is not a political meeting, nor a new trial for Jim Lyons, but even more important.

A 14-year-old youth of Norwalk has attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest possible honors in Scoutdom, and he, as well as all other boys who are to receive awards, deserves the encouragement you can give by being present at this occasion. 

If he were being sentenced by Judge Carpenter for murder, the court room would be jammed, but this fatherless boy is being given the highest honor for exemplifying his duty of God and Country, helping others and keeping himself physically strong, mentally and morally straight.


City’s oldest citizen honor’d

Mr. Abner Baker, 16 South Garden Street, believed to be the oldest living native of Norwalk, celebrated his 90th birthday Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.M. Lawrence.

Mr. Baker was born in the old Baker homestead recently moved from the corner of Chatham and East Main to Chatham Street, to make room for the four fine residences now occupying the site. He is quite active for one of his age, and is still able to walk up town occasionally.

Guests at the party were his brother, Howard Baker, of this city, his nephews, Elbert H. Baker, President of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Frank Baker of Cleveland, their wives, and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Holland Baker of Columbus, and Mrs. Alice Bayley of Norwalk. He was the recipient of many thoughtful and valuable gifts.


Lydia Schubert passes away in her 89th year

Mrs. Lydia P. Schubert, widow of the late Wm. Schubert of 44 West Elm St., died at her home Saturday afternoon at 3:30 at the age of 88. She had been a resident of Norwalk for 60 years.

Mrs. Schubert is survived by a son, L.H. Schubert of Mansfield, who with his wife was at her bedside when death occurred. There are two brothers, Wm. of Norwalk ad Judson of Milan. Burial was made in Milan.

The husband of Mrs. Schubert, who died 13 years ago, was a well known contractor. He built the Reflector-Herald office, the Pleasant St. school, Rotary Printery buildng and many other structures. Mr. Schubert took a prominent part in the building of the Glass Block. LH. Schubert, the son, is at the head of a large rubber stamp concern in Mansfield.




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