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 Missy Mills, Mindy Magee Were on ’84 KHS Majorettes


Knightstown High School’s majorettes won their first competitive contest after finally getting a new sponsor for the program and going through two months of total reorganization and training.

New sponsor Lisa Holliday, a member of the national champion Eastern Hancock Dance Team, took over the KHS Majorettes and transformed them into a formidable program. Members include Julie Browning, Joann Hamblin, Dana Neff, Stacey Nelson, Kim Fowler, Stacey Wallace, Meagan Wilson, Toni Lightle, Traci Tutrow, Gwen Hamblin, Misty Rhoades, Teresa Gross, Missy Mills and Mindy Magee.

An impressive number of Knightstown High School students earned a spot on the “Superior” honor roll for the first semester, meaning they carried a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the entire semester. They include seniors Shari Alexander, Millie Butts, Kevin Sparks, Traci Walls and Steve Turpin; juniors Brad Hayes, Andy Moore, Mike Mosley, Linda Wallace and Missy White; sophomores Susan Neal and Patrick Reeves; freshmen Deena Fitch and Scott Peyton; eight graders Ann Marie Adkins, Melanie Cox, Charles Fort, Greg Geise, Eric Kopp, Stephanie Lindsay, Eileen Mullany, Kelly Roberts and Jason Wilkey; seventh graders Carrie Florea, Mike Hooker, Amy Kinnaman, Melissa Nash, Becky Patrick, Carrie Schlabach, Brett South, Heather Weimer and Shawna White.

Betsy Steele, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Steele of Knightstown, was horseback riding in the Arizona desert when she was thrown from a horse and suffered a broken arm and other injuries. Miss Steele was comforted by a doctor who happened to be riding with her group, while others returned to civilization and notified authorities, who sent out a rescue helicopter.



Ersel E. Burgess has been selected by the Charles A. Beard school board as the new superintendent, replacing Bob Myers, who resigned recently to become President of Citizens National Bank.

KHS Business Leaders of Tomorrow contest winners were announced, and include: Brenda Reynolds, Julie Miller, Peggy Sipes, Marabel Gardner, Karla Trump, Tammy Williams and Brenda Cooper.

Dr. George Hardy, recent graduated of Logan College of Chiropractic, has announced the opening of a new health center in Knightstown.

Marita Abner has returned to Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, following a semester of intensive study of French at the University of Grenoble in France. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Abner of Knightstown.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen McIntosh celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house at their home.



Marry McNew, Knightstown sand and gravel contractor, will receive the “Man of the Year” award from the “Little 50” Club at a dinner at the White Kitchen in Dunreith.

Boy Scout Troop 68 of Knightstown is being re-organized and will apply for a charter under the sponsorship of Knightstown American Legion Post 152.

Mrs. Florence Hanley, who has not lived in Knightstown in more than 30 years, has passed away and left $3,000 to the Bethel Presbyterian Church, and another $1,000 to the Knightstown Library.



Three Knightstown men have been accepted for service in the U.S. Army. They are Arthur F. Meredith, Harry Manning and Fred Frazier. Wesley Ratliff is now Seaman Second Class in the U.S. Navy. A group of friends and neighbors gathered at the home of Charles Atkins, near Mays, to help him celebrate his 18th birthday.