The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1978:
Elementary principal hired
The superintendent of Firelands School District is taking a $3,000 cut in salary to become the new principal at League and Benedict schools on Aug. 1.
Dean L. Wise, superintendent at Firelands for six years, said he wanted to be closer to the classroom.
“The superintedent, espcecially in a small district, is pretty far removed,” he said. “Seldom was I able to get into a classroom.”
Under a three-year contract approved Tuesday night by the board of education, he will receive a $23,000 annual salary. In addition to his duties as principal, Wiise will be working with the board to improve relations between the school district and the community.
Busco wins job as a school counselor
Sam Busco, Norwalk High School teacher who was suspended because there weren’t enough students in his speech class, tendered his resignation Tuesday night at the Board of Education.
Busco has accepted a guidance counselor position at Plain Local School, a school district in a suburb north of Canton.
Jim Sloan Wednesday’s medalist
Medalist honors went to Jim Sloan, who posted an even-par round in the Wednesday night loop at the Elks Country Club. He birdied No. 2 and somewhere along the way he picked up a bogey count. Merv Thomas listed two birdies en route to a low gross 37. He hit closest to the pin on 5, chalked up a birdie there and also on the next hole.
Don Benedict was low net man with 30 and Doug Reitzel “high point” man with 21. Others who carded birdies were Bob Warner, Jim Souslin, Link Felter, Tom Routh, Phil Westervelt and Benedict.
Milan names police chief
MILAN — Sgt. C.W. Lindecamp, whom village council appointed as acting police chief here two weeks ago, was named chief of police Tuesday night.
Council Tuesday approved a recommendation by Mayor Robert Bickley that Lindecamp begin his probationary period as chief.
After the vote, Lindecamp was congratulated by individual council members.
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok