The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1983:
Four candidates in Norwalk schools race
Four candidates have filed candidacy petitions with the Huron County Board of Elections to to run for two open seats on the Norwalk Board of Education in the Nov. 8 election.
The latest candidates to file petitions are Mary J. Bersche, 18 Indian Terrace; Robert Penrose, 185 Fairway Circle; and Robert Gerken, 149 W. Main St.
They join incumbent Janet Conway, 2285 New State Road, in filing petitions.
William DeBoard, 33 Oakwood Dr., and Robert White. 839 Hasbrock Rod, have taken out petitions but have not filed them. Thursday is the filing deadline.
County OKs $5,000 so deputy can learn to work lie detector
The Huron County Commissioners added $5,000 to the budget of Sheriff John Borgia Thursday afternoon so a deputy can attend a six-week training class in New York City on how to run a lie detector.
Commissioners expressed the fear the trained deputy would complete the school, then leave the county after learning the skill.
But the money was approved after Chief Deputy Larry Silcox, the deputy who will be trained, brought in a contract stating he would perform the tests for three years or repay a portion of the $5,000 to the county.
“You’re walking out of there with a marketable skill,” commissioner Thomas Carabin told Silcox.
Commissioner James Westerhold said he was afraid Silcox would learn the skill and take off to Los Angeles to become a “big-time polygraph operator.”
Special Olympics donation
(Photo caption) The Christie Lane Special Olympics team recently received a check for $700 from the Knights of Columbus “measure up” campaign. The money will be put toward the Special Olympics fund to defray the costs of sending competitors to Columbus along with shirts, hats, etc. Some of the members of the team are John Moenle, Ann Jennings, Debbie Boose, Bob Dee and Ernest Show.
(Photo caption) Two St. Paul’s High School graduates have completed the two-year program of radiologic technology at Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital. Receiving their certificates of graduation Saturday night were Kimberly Joan Hohler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Hohler, and Jean Marie Herold, daughter of Mrs. Alice Langjahr, all of Norwalk. Dr. Matthew Gutowicz, the school’s medical director, presented the certificates and also gave the Squibb Award for Outstanding Student to Miss Hohler. At right is Francine Knutson, program director.
(Photo captions) South Central football coach Bill Lewis and his four captains for the 1983 season — Darrel Hale, Joe Villareal, John Weatherbie and Eric Dendinger. The Trojans will open their season Friday against Galion Northmor.
Plymouth football coach Dick Roll and his tri-captains for the 1983 season — Tom Baker, Mike McKenzie and Richard Cunningham. The Big Red will open their season Friday at home against Seneca East.
Coming Friday — Aug. 24, 1983: Pleasant school is filling up fast
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok