The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1979:
Strawberry Festival committee plays catchup game
The Strawberry Festival Committee Tuesday admitted it’s playing a catch-up game. And they need help from residents and service organizations.
The committee Saturday received permission from Mayor Wayne Goodsite to hold the fifth annual festival Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29. So they got into high gear Tuesday evening to try to make up for lost time.
Normally, contracts with concessionaires, parade participants and entertainment groups are signed in December and schedules for the year arranged then.This year, however local merchants opposed the location of the festival on the two blocks of Main Street west of the center of town. Letters submitted to Mayor Goodsite enumerated problems caused by persons tracking grease into stores, abusing merchandise and facilities and the lack of cleanup after the close of the festival.
(Photo caption) A trio of St. Paul cagers can’t stop this unidentified Lakeside player Tuesday night. Trying to gain position for the Flyers are Jill Spettle, Debbie Reichert and Martha Wiedemann.
On my honor
Cub Scout pack 232 met Feb. 26 at the First United Presbyterian Church for the annual Blue and Gold banquet.
Trophies were given to Pinewood Derby winners. Class A placers are Scott Blymyer, Brian Patrick, Tim VanHentenryck, Chris Feyedelem; Class B, Jeff Immel, Brian Lenhart, Scott Truxell and Chris Wells.
First place in best of show went to Brian Lenhart, followed by Steve Braker.
A.D.A.R. Kenneth W. Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rogers Sr., of Wakeman, has completed his aviation machinist’s mate course at Millington, Tenn.
Rogers has been assigned sea duty at Cecil Field, Florida. He is a 1978 graduate of EHOVE and Western Reserve High School.
Marine Lance Cpl. Robert D. Poland Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Poland, 44 Franklin St., has completed his training in communication at the Naval Technical Training Center, Pensacola, Fla. He was graduated from Norwalk High School in 1978.
Marine Gunnery Sgt. Donald D. Moore, son of Monroe G. and Clara T. Moore, of Willard, has been promoted to his present rank while serving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.
Coming Friday — March 9, 1979: City may alter, or close, Hogan’s Hill
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok