TRUCKER LINENORWALK PUBLIC SCHOOLS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTERJune 2016 Sixth Annual EditionJune 2016 Sixth Annual EditionThe History of Bronson SchoolTHE 2016 ALL CLASSES REUNION WILLRECOGNIZE ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDEDBRONSON SCHOOL. See details on pg. 3The first school in the district was kept byLola Sutliff, in the log barn of Martin Kellogg in the year 1818. She had eleven scholars for which she received seventy five centsper week in wages.The first school house was built of logs onNathan Sutliff’s farm in 1819. Martin Kellogg taught the school the next winter andwas the first male teacher in the district. Hehad about twenty scholars and received fifteen dollars per month.As the people came in to settle severalschools were built, which shows that thegood New England ancestors were aware ofthe advantages of a good education.In 1938 when the presentschool was built there were eightone room schools still operatingin Bronson and Norwalk Townships.When the original school wasexpanded to one grade to a roomthere was also the addition of amultiple purpose room. Theschool was closed in the Springof 1981 after 43 years of continuous service.Bronson School with additionsbefore it was demolished(Left) A page from the yearbookpublished by the 8th grade classin 1956. Top picture is the softball teamwho had uniforms donated byNorwalk Truck Line. Middle picture are the 8thgrade class officers Bottom picture is the staff whoproduced the yearbook in honor of their principal, Mr. Bell.Mr. E. Bell, Principal
Trucker Line page 2WRESTLERS HONORED AT THE 2015 ALL CLASSES REUNION(L) Dan Pugh, ‘72, State WrestlingChampion in 1972 and coach, DennyCorrigan, who was inducted into theOhio High School Athletic AssociationHall of Fame in 1987. He won 7 NOLteam titles.Success(Above) Wrestling Program Master of Ceremonies, Ty Linder, currently the Director ofBroadcasting at Kent State University. Tywas the voice of the NOL wrestling from 2002-2012.Charlie Nash’16, placed 2nd atstate as a junior and this year heplaced 6th. Charlie was the 1stTrucker to win a Championship atContinued in2016Off to State 2016 Silmi, Nash, and Neuberger (picture courtesy of the Norwalk Reflector)Braden Neuberger ‘16 placed 8that state as a junior and 5th thisyear as a senior.Abdullah Silmi went to state forthe first time this year as a juniorand placed 8th.#truckerprideThe 2015 All Classes Reunion continued the success of years pass. A total of 372 people registered asattendees. 298 were NHS graduates and 74 were spouses, friends or staff. 15 states were represented.The class of 1965 had the most in attendance with 27, followed by the Class of 1960 with 18. We hope tosee YOU in 2016.ON THE WEBwww.norwalktruckers.netLois Jastatt Smith, Ed Burr,and Vivian Helsel Eberly,Class of 1955.Click on:Community AlumniThe Trucker Line is inCOLOR on the website.Check it Out.The Class of 1950 was represented by Frank Hicks, Regina White Rider, and DaveHester.
Trucker Line page 3VINTAGEDONATE YOUR VINTAGE NORWALKITEMS:YEARBOOKS, CLASS PHOTOS, ETC.OUR ARCHIVES ARE DISPLAYED ATTHE ALL CLASSES REUNION EACHYEAR.Girls ReserveRing1944Esther (Antrim)EdwardsMembers of the set upcommittee for the reunion.Tom Gerrity, Bob Mitchell, JanSchaeffer, Chuck Carpenter andRoger Parish.Norwalk Community HighSchoolClass of 1930Alvin Clair WolfeDonated by sisters:Earline Wolfe Linder ‘34Dorothy Wolfe Rodgers’29Class of 1960. 100thclass to graduatefrom NHS. JoyceConnor Link.Joyce Connor Link’60 presentsher class ring to N.P.S.A.A. president Tom Gerrity. Joyce’s classwas the 100th to graduate fromNHS and is unique because it has“100” rather than the school crest.Members of the Class of 1960who attended the All ClassesReunion for their 55th reunion.Roger Parish’60 checking out thearchives tables before the reunion.Join us for the 2016 All-Classes ReunionSunday, August 21, 20162 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Norwalk High School
Trucker Line page 4NHS HALL OF FAMEAcademic * Athletic * Distinguished CitizenThe purpose of the Norwalk High School Hall of Fame is to recognize past graduates of Norwalk High School who would serve as role models for members of the current student body.The criteria for eligibility are as follows:*Graduates who have distinguished themselves at the state, national or international levelthrough their chosen careers, vocations or accomplishments.*Graduates who have made a significant contribution to Norwalk High School and NorwalkCity School District, either as a student or an alumnus.For more information and nomination forms got to www.norwalktruckers.com Norwalk HighSchool Hall of Fame or contact Mr. Cooley, 419.660.6500.INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2016Robert Chappelear, Class of 1975, cross country, AthleticsJanet Conway, Distinguished Citizen (accepting for her, Kathy Olak)Jim Gregory, Class of 1989, basketball, AthleticsJeff Phillips, Class of 1991, wrestling, AthleticsJohn Schroeder, Class of 1963, basketball, AthleticsBruce “Skip” Wilde, Class of 1974, Distinguished Citizen
In RememberanceNameAudrey Bonstelle KoppMargaret Elaine Stiver KudelaAudrey Bonstelle KoppHarold NeaseSteven LohbauerJoyce Delight LombardoDollie Courtney BarnesRaymond G SilcoxMitchell Eugene Gowrylok JrBertha Ellen Ash FantozziDonna J Sayles BallardJames R LewellenClarice A StewartGaylord J SholesMichael P EdingtonBeatrice StrimpfelShirley Jane LeeMajorie J KnollRobyn L LandenbergJoan Kathleen Mack KiserLisa A StibilThomas V CarletonLeland C Ringle, SrRobert E FordhamLaura "Chris" PenwellMargaret Faye LinderBonnie Jean Marcum ChavezMargaret "Peggy" M. PollottaRodney E. BrownGail Lynn ChaffeeEric A ReedAustin L PeaseNina J Clark ParrottRosemary E WiseWilliam J Ball IIIMaryella "Fritzie" PittengerAlfred (Joe) WeisenbergerGladys Palm PetryJack L KramerBarbara Ann Reer FoxMarjorie Ann Marion HarperBetty Sweet WinslowHarry Lehman Gordon SrCharles Leroy PenwellMargaret M McGinn AshleyJohn A DannM. Earlene LinderVirginia Pauline Digby LeberAnnette L ColePhyllis J Marion SpencerMartha M BerkleyMartin Del Rey GarciaRobin W SchafferLuanne M Tinker TaylorHenry E YoungDonald C AlexanderMarilyn A. Hagdohl SmithLewis H Sellers Sr.Elaine M McCoy DaughertyVictoria SalmonsMary E Carley VogtGladys A RingholzHelen Mae LeberElise Marie LachowynMarvin (Marv) E BolenNatalie Claire SmetzerDODClass 96010/4/201496310/17/2014 9449/11/201519579/14/201510/17/2015 195910/25/2015 193410/25/201510/27/201510/30/2015 195010/31/2015 193911/2/2015201511/5/2015197511/29/2015 e area resident, Cleveland Indian fan, member of Townsend Firebelle,Certified Master Gardener and former owner of Sand Road GreenhouseRetired Lt Ohio State Highway PatrolmanWorked in printing industry for 40 years; ham radio operator for 55 yearsMember of Norwalk Public School Alumni AssociationTaught for 36 years at both Osborne Elementary and Jackson Junion High School in Sandusky.Attended NHS through 1933, quit to help on the family farmServed in Army for 4 years in WWII. Retired from Columbia Gas in 1993 after 36 years.Attended NHS. Avid crafter and gardener.Life long area resident. Avid Flea marketer and active in the origiinal Shoestring Players of Norwalk.Served in the Air Force for 4 years and then worked for Fisher Wayside Furniture and Prudential InsuranceRetired from Ashland City School system.Served in the US Navy in Korea. Co-owner of Fish Farm in Milan.Attended both NHS and EHOVELifelong area resident.Title agent for Tucker Abstract and Chicago Title in NorwalkGraduated from Mount Union College. Lived in California for many years.Worked at Norwalk Municipal Court for 12 years. Active with Girl Scouts.Teacher's aide at St Paul elementary and Montessori school. Worked at the City Light office during WWIIGraduated from both NHS and Ehove. Earned associate degree in Criminal Justice. Longtime chasier at Gardner'sWorked for Mark Schaffer, Kokosing and Norb BarmanAttended Norwalk Public SchoolsNavy veteran, serving during the Korean conflict. An Ohio State Highway Patrolman for nearly 30 years.Attended Norwalk Public SchoolsWorked for Ohio Bell for 30 years. Lived to be 97 years youngFirst meter maid in NorwalkAttended NHS until he was 17. Employed at AJ Baltes and Stein Inc as mechanicKnown for her wit and zest for Life. Worked for Riverside, CA, Sheriff's Dept for 23 yearsTruck driver for R & L Trucking and worked for Berry PlasticsAttended Norwalk Public SchoolsEnjoyed working outdoors in her lawn and flower beds and riding bicycles.Owned and operated a landscaping business, several Domino's Pizza and district sales coordinator for AFLACInspector for Saginaw Wire, also know as the VanDresser Corp.Known as the "Flying Farmer". Lifelong farmer, mostly as dairy farmer. Obtained his pilot's license at 16.Homemaker and devoted MotherTaught diesel mechanic skills at EHOVE and was a licensed professional car transporter/jouneymanLife long area resident.US Marine Veteran of WWII. Retired from Sheller-Globe corporation.Formerly of Norwalk, living in Mesa ArizonaAttended Norwalk High School through 1946. Retired from Maple City Rubber Factory after 40 years of serviceRetired from Norwalk Furniture. Also worked at Deeble's Sohio and Rotary Printing.Taught at Lyme School, Norwalk City Schools, Perkins Local. Retired in 1977. 4-H advisor for more than 50 years.Attended Norwalk Public SchoolsAttended Norwalk Public SchoolsLifelong resident. Involved in initail years of Head Start. Retired as Captain in Sheriff's Department.Avid supporter of animal welfare and the Humane Society. She collected books and was a creative writer of stories.Died in an auto accident.Life long Norwalk residentFan of NASCAR. Donated canvas needlepoint projects to Florida Health to raise money for nursing scholarshipsPracticing attorney with Young & Young until 1992. Youngest mayor in Ohio in 1954. Served during WWII.Attended Norwalk Schools and a graduate of EHOVEAttended Norwalk High School.Attended Norwalk Public Schools. Lifelong area resident.Taught for 25 years at Monroeville Elementary.Worked as an X-ray technician and mammographer at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.Area resident for more than 70 years. Taught in many local schools from 1964-1989, including Benedict and Maplehurst.Farm wife and homemaker who authored four books under the name of Helen Mae WallaceCheerleader and leading tennis player. Worked for several major toy companies. 4 Toy of the Year awards.Retired from the auto parts industry, restored classic muscle cars, active at Norwalk Summit RacewayTutored GED classes, volunteered at Fisher-Titus. Wintered in Puerto Rico.
NPSAA Board MembersPresidentTom Gerrity1st VPresident Janet Brinker SchaefferTreasurerLinda Lombardo BerscheSecretaryMembersJudy Emmons PoolJean Geer RichardsKathy Gorman VeithBarb WidmanJoe WidmanMark HazelwoodE-mail us:Write us:Trucker Line page 6The All Classes Reunion began in2007. Listed below are all thealumni who have served on theNPSAA Board from 2007 to �s Office134 Benedict Ave.Norwalk, OH 44857Like us: on Facebook— “Norwalk PublicSchools Alumni Association”.If you are receiving this bypostal service, we do not haveyour email address. PleaseREGISTER your address @:www.norwalktruckers.net Alumni2016 All-Classes ReunionAug 21st, 2-5, NHSIf you are having an individual classreunion, email the details email@example.com and itwill be posted on the District’s website.(L) Members of the Class of 1965 who gathered for their 50 year reunion.CLASS OF 196650th Reunion Details:Fri, Aug 26: 6 p.m. casual get together at Sue Rogers’ 100NorwoodSat, Aug 27: Dinner at Eagles Club, Cline St., Norwalk,beginning with drinks (cash bar) at 5:30, dinner to followSun, Aug 28: 10 a.m. Brunch at Eagle Creek, New StateRd.
Trucker Line page 7Three years ago Bill Reagan (‘63) stepped up to make the All-Sports Complex, a buildingthat now bears his name, a real possibility. Of the over 800,000 budget to build and fullyequip the Complex, The William K. and Julia D. Reagan Foundation donated 300,000. Forthe Norwalk Athletic Boosters and the many hard working volunteers, this dream articulated5- years ago needed fresh momentum. It was at the 2013 All Classes Reunion where BillReagan stepped up to a table where volunteers Maureen Ringle and Joe Widman were soliciting donations. The rest you could say is history. Bill and Julia dedicated the building on August 16, 2015, the same day as the 2015 All-Classes Reunion, with many alumni, students,staff, and Norwalk dignitaries and residents in attendance.Dedication DayAugust 16, 2015Mr. Reagan poses with football playersat the Dedication.Head Football Coach ChrisMacFarland and Joe Widman ‘71, Asst. FootballCoach were instrumental inraising funds for the project.NHSATHLETICBOOSTERSTo all who invested in our students!Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; workingtogether is success.— Henry FordFor a complete list of donors go to:h plex.aspx
Non‐Profit Org.U.S. POSTAGENorwalk City School District134 Benedict AvenueNorwalk, Ohio 44857PAIDNorwalk, OH 44857Permit No. 137Return Service RequestedLabelThe 2016 All-Classes Reunion will be held:Sunday, Aug 21, at Norwalk High School, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.The feature attendees from Bronson School.and willNCSD Pride — 2015-2016 School YearAcademic Challenge Grades 5, 6, 7, & 8 won the Huron County MatchProject Lead the Way Capstone projects with NASAStudent Giving League Elementary: Students raised 1,492 for “Pennies forPa ents” Pleasant Elementary: Students raised 4,127.50 for “JumpRope for Heart” Pleasant Elementary: Over 1,700 was raised in honor ofEvan Minor for the Humane Society through Pennies forPets Pleasant Elementary: Student council raised 550 to fund ascholarship for a gradua ng senior NHS Dance Marathon raised 10,507 for the Children’s Mir‐acle Network for Pediatric Cancer Research.NERD Nation (NHS Robotics Team) 3 teams qualified for the State ChampionshipNOL Championships 3 Winning State Wrestlers Boys Cross Country Girls Tennis Volleyball Boys GolfIn the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.Abraham Lincoln
(Above) Wrestling Program Master of Cere-monies, Ty Linder, currently the Director of Broadcasting at Kent State University. Ty was the voice of the NOL wrestling from 2002-2012. The 2015 All Classes Reunion . continued the success of years pass. A total of 372 people registered as attendees. 298 were NHS graduates and 74 were spouses, friends .