Sunset Park Swimming Pool Ok’d for Construction in 1957
New Charles A. Beard School Board members took office and, as promised, immediately scrapped previous administration building plans. New members Sarah Ward, Harvey (Jim) Williams and Ron Womack, along with re-elected member Vester Jackson, combined for a 4-3 majority vote that ended the new building plans of the school corporation. The new board immediately began planning for a renovation project at various schools, including the 1876 Academy Building.
The school board also moved the meeting night from a Tuesday to a Monday. That change allows the Banner to get school board news out to the public in a timely manner, board member Ward said in the meeting. Summer Science Fair winners at Knightstown Elementary School included Ann Marie Adkins, Ty Hunt, Heather Weimer and Terri Lee.
A dinner party was held for retiring members of the Knightstown Volunteer Fire Department. Honored were Howard Coffman, 20 years of service; Lewis Merchant, 34 years of service; and Harold Jeffrey, 36 years of service. Fire Chief Rusty Johnson and Assistant Chief William Windsor awarded plaques to the men.
A rash of vandalism, break-ins and burglaries were reported over the weekend, prompting local police to step up law enforcement efforts. Most notable in the break-ins were incidents at the elementary school, the Chamber of Commerce fish fry wagon, and the theft of several items from Chew’s Corvettes on West Main St.
The Old Newby Square located at Main and Washington Streets have been purchased by SMO, Inc., of Greenfield from Russell Stites of Knightstown. Joseph Rees, who heads the company, made the announcement. The purchased area includes the buildings from the old Country Kitchen Restaurant, east on Main St. to the Lindsay Manor Hotel, and north on Washington Street to the alley.
Ronald Harvey of Shirley has been appointed the new attorney for the Charles A. Beard School Corporation.
Charles Cook, service manager at Rice Ford Sales, recently completed a five-week Dale Carnegie course in customer relations for Ford dealership service personnel.
As part of the action of the town board last Wednesday, Phillip Estridge, former state trooper, and Donald Steward were appointed deputy marshals on the Knightstown police force.
After three meetings last week the Knightstown town board gave official permission to the Swimming Pool Association for a new public pool to be constructed at Sunset Park. The pool is expected to be located at the crest of the hill, overlooking the main body of the park below.
The Jolly Drug Store in Knightstown is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week. The store was purchased by Walter Jolly in 1907 and has operated in the same location since.
Among the 4-H delegates to return Saturday from 4-H Conservation Camp at Versailles were Marilyn Smith of Knightstown and Karen Wright of Spiceland. They were the first girls every to attend a 4-H camp in the United States.
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