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 CAB Discusses Adding Computer Program in 1984


A special committee appointed by the Charles A. Beard school board recommended that the corporation develop a “meaningful computer program from kindergarten through the 12th grade, to be fully operational within eight to 10 years.” School board members had been discussing the potential role of computers in the education process, and had not unanimously agreed as to the role they would play in future years.

Several area candidates for the May primary election met the filing deadline late last week. They include Jackie Coffman, Carol S. Meal, Joseph C. Cooney and Lillian Williams, candidates for the four Wayne Township Precinct Committeeman positions.

Filing for school board seats were Eleanor Morgan, Karey B. Meeks, Robert White and Thomas Allen Stevens.

Knightstown Canoe Club members announced they would again be holding the annual canoe race from Knightstown to Carthage on Big Blue River. The club has raised more than $15,000 for the American Cancer Society since the race inception in 1971.

Three Knightstown High School speech team members won at the sectional level and will advance to regional competition. They include April Helms, Rozel Gatmaitan and Jenni Jarvis. Other team members are Andy Moore, Amanda Westerfeld, Brad Hutson, Sarah Newcomber, Neenah Drake and Kris Noe.



Tryouts for the KHS Music Department’s production of “The King and I” were conducted last week by Mrs. Nancy Ulrich, director. Taking the title roles will be Kevin Richey as the King of Siam, and Debra Pearce as the British schoolteacher Anna.

Ross Robertson, a junior at Purdue University, was awarded a scholarship at the 38th annual Pest Control Conference banquet at the university. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Edwin Robertson of Knightstown.

Eddie Eichoff of Carthage received the state award for the fifth grade in the DAR Historical Essay Contest. He was sponsored by the Major Hugh Dinwiddie Chapter of Knightstown.



KHS junior Darlene Cox won the 10th District American Legion Oratorical Contest at Rushville Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Marion Reed of Knightstown have purchased the Hudson farm south of Charlottesville from Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Strahls, who are moving to Florida.

Carol Ann Smith has been named the recipient of the Good Citizenship Award for Rush County. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Porter Smith of Knightstown.

The Carthage High School judging team won the Rush County poultry and egg judging contest at Rushville last week. Members are Mary Jane Blankenship, Mike Heim, Ronnie Fannin and Raymond Plue. They are coached by Howard Addison.



The annual sweater awards to KHS senior students for athletic prowess were made Thursday during convocation at the school. Those receiving sweaters were Richard McCormack, Fred Breckenridge, George Bradway, Orville Ottinger, James Sheffield, Louis Barnard, William Moore and student manager Wayne Hatfield.

The building housing the post office and the Danner’s Variety Store in Knightstown has been sold by T.F. Payne of Blooming, Illinois, to Charles Hardies of Knightstown.