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 Wilkerson Won Pinewood Derby ‘Eye Appeal’ Award


The Charles A. Beard School Board unanimously approved motions not to renew the contracts of two teachers, actions in line with the board’s “Reduction in Force” policy. The contracts of social studies teacher Barry Welsh and elementary teacher Kathy Wittkamper were not renewed in an effort to cut costs due to declining enrollment.

Knightstown and Carthage American Legion posts and the Knightstown Home Optimist Club have announced the selections for American Legion Boys State. Included in the honor this year are Don Fitch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orba Fitch of Carthage; Darin Hopping, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hopping of Knightstown; and Kevin Westerfeld, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Westerfeld of Carthage. Alternates are Mike Wilkinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wilkerson of Shirley; Chris Waits, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Waits of Knightstown; and Jeff Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Clark of Knightstown.

Michele Spears has been chosen to represent Indiana Central University as a cheerleader for the 1982 football season. The KHS graduate was a cheerleader at the high school for four years. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Spears of Knightstown.

The Indiana Volunteer Fireman Association has chosen William Windsor of Knightstown their 1982 Midwest Award Winner.

Fourteen Knightstown residents recently completed the 40-hour First Responder training program, sponsored by Butcher Ambulance Service. Those receiving certification include Shirley Carroll, Erma Elliott, Jim Sorrell, Nova Sorrell, Leah Plank, Linda Glenn, Connie Rumple, Lynette Hilderbrand, Jeff Van Hoy, Paul Walker, Pat Smoot, Mark Smoot, David Steinwachs and Gary Adams.

The KHS National Honor Society inducted 17 new members, including Liz Wyatt, Julie Coon, Jill Grandison, Barbara Houchins, Mary Neal, Lori Price, Charmi Bonne, Dawn Stoten, Kristen Willard, Jeff Clark, John Betz, Darin Hopping, Roger Roberts, Chris Waits, Kevin Westerfeld, Dan Helms and Don Fitch.



The annual Pinewood Derby of the Knightstown Cub Scouts was held last week in the elementary school gymnasium, and there were 43 entries. Steve Wilkerson was the eye appeal winner, with Gary Wright taking first place in the race.

The KHS National Honor Society inducted 25 new members during ceremonies last week. They include J.B. Vogel, Dave Kilmer, Steve Carrow, Janie Caudill, Brenda Cropper, Susan Dalton, Connie Kelly, Lisa Brewer, Debra Lee, Diane Martin, Lisa Richmond, Rita Richmond, Necia Sceen, Shirley Steurer, Jay Tweedy, Alicia White, Suzanne Whitfield, Leah Wyatt, Joe Beavers, Lynn Ahlering, Gary Gardner, Kathy Genaro, Patsy Rodewald and Bob Sitler.



The home of Eddie Gorman was completely destroyed by fire and left the family homeless and without clothing.

George Sherry has opened an electric shop on East Main Street in Knightstown.

Russell Stites has contracted to buy the Newby Building at the northeast corner of Washington and Main Streets.