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Contractors rush work on new high school

• Dec 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on Dec. 26, 1939:


Contractors rush to finish work on new high school

With about 100 men employed, work on Norwalk’s new $770,000 high school is going along steadily. Plastering has started in two of the rooms in the east end of the building and the steam heating plant, including two large modern boilers, are installed. Under the plan of the heating, both the new and old high school buildings with the same system, connections have been installed through which heat eventually will be conveyed to the smaller structure.

The enormous size of the new building can scarcely be realized by merely looking at the structure from the outside. Very nearly twice the size of the school now in use, the new building, with the 30 odd rooms, including the large auditorium, will rank as one of the major high school structures in the matter of size, utility and modernity.


Children’s Home has memorable Xmas celebration

Christmas at the Huron County Children’s Home was one of the finest ever known there. Due to so much friendly interest, and such gracious generosity, the gift supply was very large.

Santa arrived Christmas morning just before 8:30 when all the children and a number of friends assembled in the reception room in the corner of which stood a beautiful tree. After the singing of a Christmas carol, the children very lustily sang “Jingle Bells,” and then Santa began the distribution of gifts.


Harry Grimes Jr., aged eight, dies of diphtheria

Diphtheria, that at the outset appeared to be an ordinary case of sore throat, caused the death of Harry Eugene Grimes Jr., eight-year-old son of Harry and Lena L. Grimes, at his home two miles north of New London at 3 a.m. Sunday. Had he lived until Jan. 17, he would have been nine years of age. The youth was ill only a week.

He is survived by his parents and a sister, Nadene. There are two grandparents.


Lawrence family Christmas dinner

Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Lawrence entertained with a family dinner on Christmas Day at their home on Benedict Avenue. The guest list included Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Battle and daughters Nancy Jean and Margaret Ann, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dudley, Mr. Frank Dudley, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Battle, the host and hostess.


Children entertained at home

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kellogg entertained their children on Christmas Day at a family party when those privileged to attend were Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gandle and family, Mr. Grover Rotrick, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Easter and daughter Barbara, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Woodworth and daughter Joyce, all of Steuben, Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Krupp and sons of Sandusky, Mrs. Bernice Lantz and Miss Beatrice Wheeler of this city.

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