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Good roads spirit wakes up in Huron County

• Dec 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on Dec. 20, 1913:


Only four miles needed to complete east-west highway here

Huron County is not sitting down and letting the procession move ahead of her. She is trotting right along at the head of the procession.

Petitions will be filed early in the week at Columbus for state aid for the construction of four miles of concrete roadway in Huron County on the east and west road. The state will pay half the expense. It is too good an opportunity to let pass by.

A conference was held last evening in the offices of President C.A. Paul of the Good Roads Association, attended by the county executive committee of the good roads association — Messrs. Harry Bennett, W.C. Pressing, C.F. Jackson and R.C. Snyder. The road situation was thoroughly discussed; the activities and desires  of other towns was  talked over, and the plan of work for the summer in Huron County delved into.

There is little doubt that the Sandusky-Lorain adherents are leaving nothing undone to try and get the shore road built first so that traffic from Toledo to Cleveland will go that way.

The shore road is the longer route, as it drops from Sandusky down to Fremont, where it joins on the Norwalk-Toledo road. If the shore road is built first, traffic will be diverted and Norwalk will lose out. The intention is to keep Norwalk right at the head of things.

There remain but four miles of bad road between here and the Lorain County line. All this will be concreted this coming summer, the county and state dividing the cost. There is a mile of bad road between here and Monroeville; the work is to be completed this summer on to Townsend.


Woodmen to unveil shaft

At Red Men’s hall Sunday at 2 o’clock, the Woodmen of the World in the presence of their friends, will go through the impressive formalities of the unveiling of the monument they recently erected over the grave of their departed sovereign, John Mono, in Woodlawn Cemetery. Because of the inclemency of the weather the exercise will take place in the lodge hall and the public is cordially invited. Sovereign N.C. Holcomb will act as master of ceremonoies.


Gets cablegram of new baby

Mrs. D.A. Wilcox received a cablegram this afternoon from Singapore, in the Straits Settlement, southern Asia, telling of the arrival of a son to Mr. and Mrs. B.O. Wilcox. The happy father and mother, who are located in missionary work in western Borneo, are at Singapore for their vacation and the Rev. Mr. Wilcox is attending conference. The new baby has been named Henry Eugene after his two grandparents. B.O. Wilcox is a former well known Norwalk boy whose letters in the Reflector-Herald have long delighted a large circle of readers.


Made sale of farm

The farm of Henry Schnee, in Enterprise, comprising 128 acres, has been sold to Claude O. Livengood, near Prout’s Station. The sale was made through W.J. Hindley, real estate dealer.



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