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 In 1977, Town Officials Began Preparing for Knightstown’s Sesquicentennial Party


Fourteen candidates have their eye on the crown for the 1982 Jubilee Days queen contest. Candidates include Suzanne Foster, Jody Palmer, Teresa Crump, Gina Anderson, Abioma Little, Tammy Wade, Dawn Stoten, Cathy Cunningham, Diane Zinkan, Pam Trimnell, Sara Lewis, Cindy Jackson, Dawn McRoberts and Kathy Roderick.

Princess candidates include Michelle Leonard, Rebecca Hinton, Amber Butcher, Jill Wilson, Rebecca VanOsdol, Wendy Weimer, Brenda Belcher, Dawn Brooks, Jennifer McIntosh, Stephanie Jones, Christy Van Duyn and Holly Knott.

The Knightstown Kiwanis Club honored several Knightstown High School students for achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the entire school year. Those students included Missy White, Tracy Walls, Andy Moore, Shari Alexander, Steve Turpin, Debbie Hulse and Lori Price.

Knightstown High School held its annual awards program last week. Sheila Wells, just a freshman, was the recipient of the English Department Award; Pat Reeves was presented with the Ralph Skaggs Award; Jeff Brummett was awarded a Music Camp Scholarship by Tri Kappa Sorority; and Don Fitch won the Tri Kappa scholarship for speech and drama students.

Pam Frazier was the winner of the Citizenship Award for the junior high, presented by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Becky Riley and Roger Rogers were given journalism awards for advertising; Darron Dulin and dawn Stoten were recipients of the Voice of Democracy Awards, presented by the VFW and auxiliary.



Officials began preparations for the celebration of the sesquicentennial of the founding of Knightstown. The theme of the Jubilee Days Parade this year is “One Hundred Years of a Better Place to Live.”

Sixteen queen candidates are vying for the title of Jubilee Days queen this year, including Peggy Esselborn, Angela Wehr, Brenda Rodewald, Karen Miller, Deidre Owens, Julie Carroll, Sharon Grimm, Michele Spears, Kathi Sorrell, Michelle Voris, Beth Wyatt, Jan Collins, Annette Turpin, Lisa McDonald, Paula Easton and Lisa Egan.

Craig Alexander will be Valedictorian and Allison Queener Salutatorian was this week’s graduation ceremonies for the KHS class of 1977.

KHS senior Brenda Kline recently received her modeling certificate during graduation ceremonies at John Robert Powers Modeling School at Indianapolis.

Knightstown police are asking the public for helping in finding a dog that bit a Knightstown youngster. Cary Brent Ellis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cary Ellis, was bitten by the dog Saturday night. If the dog is not found within 10 days, the youngster will have to undergo a series of rabies shots.

Several Knightstown High School graduates completed requirements for higher education diplomas recently. Former KHS classmates Richard Richey and Ruth Kilmer graduated from Manchester College. Catherine McGinnis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ball State, and Peggy Mohler received her Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University. All were 1973 KHS graduates.

Kathleen McCormack graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ball State, and Quida L. Oldham graduated from the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis.