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 Turpin Was ‘Good Citizen’ in 1984


The DAR Good Citizen Award winner for Knightstown high school is Steve Turpin, a senior at KHS. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Turpin of Knightstown.

Mrs. Weimer’s fourth grade students performed plays for the student body at the elementary school last week. Acting in the performances were Brady Anderson, Amy Adkins, Avanelle Boylen, Tommy Crawford, Melony Dunning, April Elliott, Josh Hood, Sandi Ralston, Mike Schaeffer, Dena Wisehart, Danny Cupp, Joe Harding, Darren Jones, Chris McIntosh, Byron Patrick, Claude Pearson, Mike Renfro and Marc Richardson, Leah Anderson, Michelle Beavers, Staci Bridges, Jenny Campbell, Alison Dusang, Belinda Riggs, Joanna Shepherd, Jennifer Smith and Angela Lucas.

Tragedy struck the Knightstown area last week when two well-known residents died. Debra Owens, 35, was the manager of the license branch, and J. Alvin Hardin, 91, was a noted banker and area farmer.


Allen M. Wade was named the 1973 Citizen of the Year during the 23rd annual Knightstown Chamber of Commerce banquet at the American Legion.

Two Knightstown High School chessmen, Butch Gregory and Jeff Jackson, too top honors in the recent Raintree Tournament. Allen Emerson of Knightstown and Cliff Akers of Carthage also placed in the top five.

Navy Commander Jerry R. Haynes, son of Mrs. Harold Haynes of rural Knightstown, has completed a tour of duty as Commanding Officer of a destroyer escort ship.


The Mattix Restaurant, located at the corner of Main and Washington Streets in downtown Knightstown, was severely damaged by fire. The restaurant is operated by Mr. and Mrs. Glen Mattix.

Abner Motor Sales was burglarized some time during the night last Sunday. The safe was moved from the office to a barn on the back lot and hammered open by thieves. Approximately $316 in cash, a $1,000 check and a $100 check was taken.

Sybil Brammer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Brammer of Knightstown, has been named Betty Crocker “Homemaker of Tomorrow” at Knightstown High School.

Roy P. Whitton of Greenfield, a KHS graduate, is the reading and roll call clerk of the House of Representatives in the Indiana General Assembly.

Alvin Kopp was named “Citizen of the Year” at the Chamber of Commerce banquet. Making the presentation was L. E. Rogers, a former winner.

Officers of the local Kiwanis Club attended a mid-winter workshop at Franklin College. Don Hopkins, John Lansinger, Allen Craven and George Hall represented the local club.


Mrs. Hallie Plank honored her son, Gary Lee, with a patriotic party on his fifth birthday. Guests were Ronnie and Kenny Morgan, Leroy Brammer, Jackie Walker, Roger Christian, Johnny Wood, Carolyn and Judy Brammer, and Ronnie Lawrence.

A spectacular fire in the residential district of Knightstown Tuesday night destroyed the home of Charles and Edward Furr, located at the corner of Jefferson and Carey Streets.

Bill McNew, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry McNew of Knightstown, arrived home for a 12-day furlough from duties with the U.S. Navy.