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 Kandy Lawrence Crowned Homecoming Queen in 1976


Charles A. Beard school board members voted 4-0 to acquire through eminent domain 17 acres of land north of Knightstown for the purpose of constructing a new elementary school. The action came 25 years to the week after the corporation, then called Southwestern School Corporation, purchased 28 acres off of the same local farmer to acquire land to construct the current high school.

Don Jackson has accepted the position of scoutmaster for Cub Scout Pack 468 in Knightstown, and Bonnie Buckles accepted the position of Chief Den Mother. Other Den Mother appointments were Marilyn Manning, Vonda Gross and Shirley Carroll.

Curtis Pell, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Pell of Carthage, received his Eagle Scout rank during ceremonies last week.

Cheryl Brewer was crowned queen and Michelle Owens princess during ceremonies last week at the football between Knightstown and Tri High. The girls were crowned during festivities for the Titan homecoming.

Major and Mrs. Connie Ross and Kip, of California, visited last week with Mrs. Ross’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Trump. Others dropping in to visit included Mr. and Mrs. Max McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. Mike McDonald and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Trump, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Trump, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Zelinga and Stephanie, Marla Winters, Ross and Jamie of Rushville, and Karla Trump of Terre Haute. Connie received notice that she will be singing in the Cole Porter Review at Monterey College in California.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Starbuck entertained with a birthday party for their granddaughter, Molly Womack, who was celebrating her 15th birthday. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Ron Womack and Kami, and Mrs. and Mrs. Bob Lines and Ross.

Roberta Kriner, Mary Ware, Inez Veach and Alleane Adams, all of Kennard, recently went on the Eastern State and Nova Scotia Tour.

April Todd won the Little Miss Cheerleader title at the cheerleading clinic held Saturday at Knightstown High School. Stephanie Aker was named the Junior Miss Cheerleader, and Jayna Fouts was named the Miss Cheerleader. Other finalists included Mandy Smalley, Mandy Hilderbrand, Jennifer Schaffer, Andrea Simon, Stacey Willey, Michelle Leonard, Beth Armstrong, Jana Tutrow and Amber Walker.



Kandy Lawrence was crowned queen of the 1976 Homecoming, Her court included seniors Kay Grandison and Beth Wyatt; junior Pam Rutherford; sophomore Jayana Silver; and freshman Marcie Shetterly. The Knightstown and Carthage princesses were Michele Spears, Gretchen Wood, Lori Proctor and Sandra Gray.

Pete and Sharon Chew have announced that they will have their grand opening of the new Knightstown Western Auto Store on Friday, Oct. 29.

Spiceland town marshal Windell Ballenger informally resigned his post and left town last Wednesday. Ballenger reportedly left his police cruiser, handgun, badge, his uniform, and a note in the town’s building garage. Town board member Brian Carter said Ballenger had left for California last Thursday and that the former marshal had told him he was leaving Spiceland because of a personal financial situation.



Robert L. Myers, principal at Knightstown High School since 1959, was appointed superintendent of the Charles A. Beard Memorial School Corporation. Myers will succeed the late Lyle O. Bell.

Last week was one of disasters for area residents and visitors. A freezer explosion and resulting fire claimed the lives of two daughters of Carthage minister Rev. John Baker. Killed in the tragic fire were Pam Baker, 18, and her sister, Kim, 11.

Also last week, seven students en route to Washington, D.C., from St. Louis to participate in a peace demonstration at the Pentagon met with disaster just east of Knightstown. An automobile accident in which one student was killed and six others seriously injured.

Dave Van Hoy, local Standard Oil agent, was elected vice president of the Fuel Oil Dealer’s Association.

The local FFA judging team will participate in the state competition this weekend. Members of the team are Larry White, Barney Brumfield, John Swindell and Ron Bridges. The team is coached by Lee Patton.

The newly-formed Girls Athletic Association at Knightstown High School elected their officers. Susie Boatright was elected president, Pam Kirk as vice president, Cheryl Richey as secretary, and Nancy Ruckel as treasurer.

Freshmen Robert Hiner and Cindy Perry reined as King and Queen of the band booster blowout held at the high school last week.




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