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 Matthew James First Baby Born in Area in 1984


Matthew Keaton James was the first baby born in the Banner area in 1984. He is the son of John and Lisa James of Route 1, Knightstown, and was born at Ball Memorial Hospital at 12:58 a.m. on January 2.

Class officers for the new year at Knightstown High School include seniors Steve Turpin, president, Mary Wallace, vice-president, Traci Walls, treasurer; juniors Eric Hunt, president, vice-president Missy White, treasurer Toni Jackson, and secretary Janelle McCorkle; sophomores Gary Duff, president, Susan Neal, vice-president, secretary Lisa Koors and treasurer Kris Noe; freshmen Cyndi Estridge, president, Debi Springman, vice-president, Valerie Schmidt, secretary, and Sherri Lee, treasurer; eighth grade president Stephanie Lindsay, vice-president Rachelle McCorkle, secretary Kelly Roberts, and treasurer Greg Geise; seventh grade president Jeanetta Price, vice-president Toni Lightle, secretary Jayna Fouts, and treasurer Amy Kinnaman.

A Knightstown man faces charges of attempted murder after he allegedly beat a mother and her children in Warren County. William T. (Tom) Dunaway, 21, was charged with attempted murder, theft, and four counts of battery.


President Bill Couch of the Kennard Lions Club has announced that the club has purchased the old Nazarene Church building in Kennard, and the facility will be used as a new meeting place for their activities. The Lions Club has been organized in Kennard for 27 years.

Three young Knightstown boys became life scouts at a recent meeting of Knightstown Troop 465. They are Greg and Jeff Firestone and Gary Jones. Becoming a life scout is the second highest rank a scout can achieve, lower only than that of Eagle Scout.

Jason Wright Beavers arrived early on Tuesday morning, to become the 1974 Banner Baby of the Year. He is the son of David and Becky (Dick) Beavers of Knightstown.


A Christmas day fire did extensive damage to the Midway Motel in Charlottesville. The living quarters of Frank Dyer, motel owner, was the scene of the fire and damage was estimated at $3,000.


Miss Waynette Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Clark has completed training at Elkhart University of Medical Technique and graduated as a qualified dental nurse. She is a graduate of Carthage High School.

Willard M. Avery was elected president of the Knightstown Chamber of Commerce for 1959. The annual meeting has been set for Jan. 13 and the Lindsay Manor ballroom. Clark Mull will be the new vice president, William Brown secretary, and Jack Ellsworth treasurer.

Former Knightstown resident Dwight O. Parker was one of three men killed in an airplane crash near Frankfort. The men were en route to a sales meeting in Iowa City.

Douglas W. Wilson has become assistant agriculture agent for Henry County.