The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1979:
30 teachers face job loss
Thirty teachers will be trimmed from the staff of Norwalk public schools, but Bronson and Benedict Elementary Schools won’t be closed.
These decisions were reached Tuesday night by the Board of Education.
The board had considered closing the two schools as one of several moves to reduce expenses by $207,000 in 1979 to stay within estimated income.
Supt. James Rubright projected that closing the two schools would save $36,000. Rather than closing the school, he suggested reducing by $50,000 the allocation for supplies.
Myers leaves school board
Attorney Frederick F. Waugh was elected president of the Norwalk City Board of Education Tuesday night succeeding Michael J. Myers who, in a surprise move, resigned from the board a short time later.
Myers, beginning his sixth year on the board, attributed his resignation to the demands of his real estate business and increasing family responsibilities. He and his wife Fran are expecting their second child next month.
Myers, 32, a former teacher, is senior member of the board in terms of service. He was elected to the board in 1973 for a term beginning in January of 1974. He served as board vice president in 1977 and president in 1978.
Truckers get by stubborn Bellevue 42-18
Norwalk’s wrestling team returned to the mats Tuesday night at the junior high and defeated a stubborn and young Bellevue squad 42-18 in a dual match.
The Truckers, using a wealth of experience and some gusto, shot out to a 36-0 lead by capturing the first eight matches before the Redmen could get on the board.
The Truckers had only two pins in the match. Oscar Perez put Randy Hensinger on the mat in 1:02 in their 119 pound match and Jack Ohlemacher pinned Frank Consolo in 5:16 in the 185-pound bout. Prior to the bouts, John Perez, Bob Duncan and Bill Rafie had gotten the Truckers off to a quick start.
Hoop shoot winners advance
Six Norwalk youngsters won the right to compete in the district hoop shoot contest Sunday at Willard’s junior high.
The six youngster won the right to advance by winning the Elks shooting contest last Sunday.
Teri Stoll won the girls’ 8-9 year old division while Chris Coe took top honors in the same age bracket for the boys.
In the 10-11 year old girls division, Teresa Hackathorn was the winner while Charlie Wheeler won the 10-11 year old boys’ division.
Barbara Reineck was the winner in the girls’ 12-13 year old bracket and Mike Smith was the winner in the boys’ 12-14 age group.
Coming Thursday — Jan. 11, 1907: Lake Shore Electric plans for large shops
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok