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 Eric Kopp, Doug Emerson Lauded at Awards Banquet in 1982


Stephanie Lindsay was named the Knightstown Elementary School “Citizen of the Year” at the awards banquet held at the school last week. Sixth grader Brett Walker was also given a plaque for having perfect attendance for all six years of elementary school.

Eric Kopp was presented the lieutenant’s award for safety patrol, and Doug Emerson was named the outstanding kindergarten patrolman for the school year.

Two Knightstown Elementary School teachers were honored during a retirement ceremony and banquet last week. Patricia Gelwicks and Marie Abner were both recognized for their many years of service to the school corporation.

A freak accident involving a chain of events injured several people and sent four to the hospital last week. Robert Eoff left his residence on South Madison St. and lost control of his car, striking a park auto owned by Steve and Roberta Ewing. Eoff’s auto then struck the back of the Ewing house, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

As several spectators were viewing the property damage, a large tree limb cracked and fell on three of the onlookers. Bonnie Drake, her daughter, Neenah, 15, and Evan Lane, another bystander, were hit by the large falling limb. Injuries ranged from cuts and bruises to a broken collar bone suffered by Neenah. The three women and Eoff were all taken to the hospital.

Eric Rogers, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Rogers of Knightstown, was named winner of the bicycle donated to the Indiana Retarded Citizens Ride-a-Bike. The bike was donated by First National Bank, Henry County Savings & Loan and Citizens National Bank. Alan Parish won the award for collecting the most money.

Jeffrey David Galyen received the degree of Jurist Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law. He is a 1979 graduate of Ball State University, and a 1975 graduate of Knightstown High School.

Marc Bundy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bundy of Knightstown, learned he is the recipient of an Indiana State University grant in the School of Business, renewable each year. He was a member of the class of 1982 at KHS.



The DAR Good Citizen Award winner from Knightstown Elementary School was Garielle Driscoll. Liz Wyatt was presented with the spelling bee trophy, while Steve Fort was given the science fair award. Michelle Gosser was given an award for having perfect attendance through all six years of elementary school.

The Knightstown Kiwanis Club honored two three-generation families and one two-generation family at their dinner meeting last week. Three-generation families were the Hopkins family, Harvey, Don Sr. and Don Jr., and the Cox family, Emery, Paul and Richard.

Also honored was a two-generation family with three members, Wilbur Weimer and his sons, Bob and David Weimer.



The Knightstown Buggy Company displayed several new designs of funeral cars at the State Undertakers’ Convention in Indianapolis last week. The company had added many new employees and is a full six months behind on orders, which are coming in from around the country.

Relatives and friends of Col. Omar Bundy are speculating as to whether he will accompany Gen. Pershing, who has been ordered to France with an American army. Col. Bundy, Adjutant to Gen. Pershing, is in line for promotion to Brigadier General.