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 Gary Plank Climbed Tree, Hit Golf Ball Onto Green Back in 1976


Jolinda Coon was crowned queen and Monica Price as princess of the Rally Day Festival at Knightstown High School last week. Jolinda is a senior at KHS and Monica is a junior.

Irene Overman of Knightstown was named “Woman of the Year” by the Knightstown Business and Professional Women’s Club for her outstanding service and dedication. Presenting the award was Hyldred Willis and BPW President Shirley Carroll.

The Knightstown Counseling Center, 33 N. Franklin St., will host an open house from 7-9 p.m. for women of the community. Professional women who will be present to answer questions and share concerns of women will be Pat Goodspeed, attorney; Peg Queener, high school guidance counselor; and Sarah Ward, psychotherapist.

The Knightstown High School Speech Team placed fourth in competition held last week at Ball State University. Jenni Jarvis placed third in Original Oratory, while Brad Hutson and Lisa Magee were third in Duo Interpretation.

Kennard Scout Troop #459 and their leaders, Scoutmaster Kenny Gregory and Assistant Gene Dulin, attended the Westward Ho Fall Camporee at Memorial Park. Among 400 scouts participating were Ty Hunt, Jason Bailey, Matt Harmeson, Doug Dulin, John Gregory, Rob Harsh, John Bailey, Steve Melton, Brad Harmeson, Adrian Darling and Anthony Darling.

Charles A. Beard School Board members are zeroing in on a 17-acre tract of land for a proposed new elementary school at the intersection of State Road 109 and CR 850 South. The board voted 4-0 Monday evening to acquire the land from farmer Gerald Keesling, who has voiced opposition to the plan. The board also announced plans for a “transfer of property ownership” in regard to the Academy Building on North Adams St. The board plans to transfer ownership of the building to a local historic group.



Plans are being formulated to organize an adult Knightstown Panther Booster Club. Persons interested in helping organize the club are encouraged to contact Allan Wade or Bob Hahn.

A Home Tour generated over $900 for the Bicentennial Park Project. Homes on the tour included those of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Leakey, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Williams, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Diamond, Mr. and Mrs. John Springman and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith. Home Tour committee members were Edithe Tipton, Myldred Dowell, Edna Ferguson, Josephine Carter and Crystal McShirley.

More than 240 people filled the KHS student center for Tri Kappa’s Style Show and Card Party. Beverly Wilson served as narrator for the style show, while Judy Avery was general chairman and Wendi Armstrong served as special assistant. Other committee chairmen were Judy Haase, Barbara Keen, Judy Kiger, Bonnie Manche, Rosemarie Christopher, Pat Gelwicks, Sandy Jarvis, Nancy Wise, Marisu Patton and Susie Leonard. Eleanor Morgan serves as the president of the group.

Word is that Knightstown resident Gary Plank, playing in a Columbus Day golf foursome at Middletown, hit his ball into a tree and the ball didn’t come back down. Witnesses said Plank, who used to climb telephone poles for United Telephone Company, scaled the tree and hit his ball, lodged in a fork in the tree, right onto the green.

Mindy Flack celebrated her seventh birthday last week. Guests were Anna and Erica Bergmann, DeeDee Abrams, Kelly and Stephanie Given, Joel and Melanie Cox, and Kelly and Chris Flack.



Jack F. Tweedy was elected the new president of the Indiana Board of Public Welfare at a meeting last week.

Mrs. Wayne White moved this week to her new home on North Washington Street in Knightstown from her farm west of Raleigh.

Mrs. Albert Ray and Mrs. Loyal Hunt, both of Carthage, were guests of the Indianapolis Violet Society on a bus tour through Ohio last weekend.

The only traffic light in Lewisville was destroyed in an accident last week. The damage was estimated at more than $2,000 as a result of the car-truck accident. A tractor-trailer going west hit a car stopped at the intersection. The truck then knocked down the traffic light and continued over the curb and through the front door of Peyton’s Corner Market. No severe injuries were reported in the wreck, but officials had no idea when the traffic light would be repaired.




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