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 Haase, Martin Farms Played Host to 1984’s Farm Progress Show


Knightstown farmers Carl Martin and Thomas Haase have been selected to host the 1985 Farm Progress Show, an attraction that draws up to 250,000 visitors, and is known as the “world’s fair of agriculture.”

The “Rice Polar Bear Open Classic” golf tournament went off without a hitch on January 2. The event, sponsored by Rice Ford Sales, was played in more than six inches of snow at the local golf course. The winning team included Gary Plank, Kemper Rice, Terry Mason and Wendell Clark.

Student council members of Knightstown High School were announced last week. Serving for the seventh grade will be Scott Lawson, Phyllis Magee, Gressa Neace, Brett South and Shawna White. From the eighth grade will be Charles Fort, Lisa Jackson, Mardina Marsh, Jana Tutrow and Ann Marie Adkins. Ninth grade council members will be Julia Peggs, Lori Roy, Angie Steward, Scott Van Hoy and Jeanna Wright.


Local postmaster John Lansinger has been named postmaster at Alexandria.

Ball State Freshman Kathleen McCormack has pledged Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She is the daughter of Richard and Dolly McCormack, R. 2, Knightstown.

Thieves stole approximately $1,400 worth of items from Jolley Drug Store, including approximately 3,000 pills, during a recent break-in at the business owned by William Christopher.

Ralph Mosier has been appointed as the new Clerk-Treasurer at Carthage. He succeeds Warren Reynolds. Employees of the Charles A. Beard Memorial School Corporation honored Robert L. Myers, superintendent, at a luncheon at Thompson’s Restaurant. Myers resigned his position with the school corporation to become president of Citizen’s National Bank in Knightstown.

The Sam Garrett family was left homeless and without any possessions after a fire destroyed their 100-year-old home.


Wagoner Hardware Store in Knightstown announced that Roy E. Welsh has been appointed manager and has become a partner in Wagoner Hardware Store. He succeeds Herschel Bales, who is moving to Seymour.

Max Sommers, of Middletown, Ohio, joined the Banner staff this week and will succeed Nelson Bryson as News Editor of the Banner and Editor of the Eastern Indiana Farmer.


Dr. Ralph Bush, Willard Avery, and D.W. Grossman have been selected to represent the local Kiwanis Club at the State Kiwanis District Meeting at the Columbia Club in Indianapolis.