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 Chris Gilliam Finished Basic Air Force Training in 1982


Five young Knightstown ladies recently served as pages in the Indiana State Senate. They included Tina Lightle, Ellen Willard, T.J. Lightle, Amy Merchant and Stephanie Lindsay.

Knightstown Cub Scout Pack 468 recently held their annual Pine Wood Derby at the elementary school gymnasium. Winners are Rusey Cooper, Daren Jones, Rob Harsh, Jason Thompson and Wade Brown.

Politicians could be seen frequently in Knightstown over the past few days, as Governor Robert Orr and State Senator Dan Burton spent a significant amount of time in town. Gov. Orr was visiting the Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home and also stopped at several Knightstown locations. Sen. Burton met with Henry and Rush Counties campaign chairman Susie Lightle, as well as more than 30 campaign volunteers. The state senator is running for congress.

Airman Chris Gilliam, a 1980 graduate of Knightstown High School, completed basic training and is now stationed in Illinois. He is the son of James and Julie Gilliam.

This week’s highlighted kindergarten class is Mrs. Stroup’s morning group, including Aaron Armstrong, Nate Wooten, Jennifer Schweizer, Danyel Dilley, Jeremy Thompson, Jimmy Newkirk, Cari Conley, Gabe Hamm, Emily Haase, Brian Hamblin, Matthew Lee, Shane Reed, Steven Weaver, Kevin Webb, Amanda Dusang and Sheila Loveall.



The Knightstown Marsh Supermarket, located at the southwest corner of Main and Washington Streets, has been sold to Jim Lukens and Ivan Wyatt, local businessmen. They have started operating under the name of L&W Market.

Greg Wertz and Ralph Wilfong will represent Eastern Hancock High School when they attend Hoosier Boys State this summer. Alternates will be Bruce Muegge and Jim Butler.

Rev. Mervin D. Kilmer, pastor of the Knightstown Friends Church since 1964, has announced his resignation from the ministry of the church to devote full time to the ministry of pastoral counseling.



Junior Peacock, freshman student at Indiana University, was initiated into the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at the university Saturday. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Peacock of Knightstown. Mr. and Mrs. Max Ellis and son of Knightstown, and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ruby and daughter of Carthage, attended the Shrine Circus at Indianapolis Sunday afternoon.

Public installation for the officers of the Carthage Order of the Eastern Star was held Friday night when Edna Nelle Kennedy was installed Worthy Matron and Roy Stanley Worthy Patron, along with a full slate of officers for the organization.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cooney and family have returned from a 10-day trip to Washington, D.C., where they attended the photographic exposition and convention.

Flowering trees will be sold in Knightstown Saturday. The third such sale is part of the plan to make Knightstown the “Redbud Capitol of America.” Russell Fort and the state highway department planed 475 trees along U.S. 40 on either side of Knightstown last year.



Roy Lawrence has purchased the Pearson Grocery Store, located on the north side of Knightstown on Morgan Street near Washington.