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 Todd Helderbrand Helped Save Girl's Life in 1984


Quick thinking by 12-year-old Todd Helderbrand may have saved the life of Jama Gosser, 10. The children were riding bikes when Gosser wrecked, suffering a fractured skull. When passing motorists would not stop to help, Helderbrand blocked the road with the bikes to force the next auto to stop, and Gosser was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Russell Pharmacy of Shirley announced the winners of the drawing for Indianapolis Colts tickets are Delbert Maxwell and Joan Cupp. They will get to see the new football team play at the Hoosier Dome. D.W. Grossman Real Estate celebrated its 50th year in business with an open house.

Jason Boler was the top salesperson during a fundraiser by the Junior Friends of the Library in Knightstown. Other outstanding sales were reported by John Love, Joyce Stout, Bobby Grimm, Tammy Gorman, Andrea Newkirk and Mandy Boler.

Knightstown High School cheerleaders placed 8th out of 68 squads in the state fair cheerleading contest. Members include Monica Price, Lori Roy, Janelle McCorkle, Angie Steward, Missy White, Debi Springman, Jamie Lay, Cyndi Estridge and Dannell Dulin.

Junior Girl Scout Troop 693 held its first meeting. In attendance were Julie Adams, Maggie Denton, Kelly DeWees, Amanda Gurley, Julie Hamm, Alysha Jones, Stephanie Jones, Carrie Livingston, Meghan McCullers, Kara Mofield, Dusty Sitton, Heather Springman, Wendy Weimer, Carrie Williams, Mary Wittkamper, and leaders Barbara Mofield and Jeanine McCullers.



Danny Vaughn and Don Sylvester left Wednesday for El Paso, Texas, for their freshman year at Texas Western College.

Retiring mail carriers Ray McDaniel of Charlottesville and Russell Souders of Wilkinson were honored recently at the Country Fare Restaurant in Homer.

The Farmers’ Home Administration has approved a loan totaling $1,540,000, to the town of Knightstown under the Rural Development Program. The money will be used to cover construction costs for the town’s new sanitary sewer system.

Veda Dickerson, who resigned from her position as the assistant at the Knightstown Library, was feted at a farewell party hosted by the library staff. Mrs. Dickerson has accepted a similar position at the Knightstown Elementary School.



Joe Patton, 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Patton, suffered a broken arm when he fell from a swing last week.

The Knightstown High School dairy judging team will take part in the 4-H contest at the state fair. Jack Avery, Jimmy Browning, Bub Keen and Jim Swindell are members of the team, coached by Howard Meeks.

The White Kitchen Restaurant in Dunreith was badly damaged by smoke and fire last Tuesday. The flames started from hot grease in the kitchen.




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