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 CAB Moved Forward to Renovate Academy Building in 1982


The Citgo Mini Mart, located at 304 E. Main St. in Knightstown, will celebrate its grand opening July 29 through August 1 with a grand drawing of $100 worth of free gas. The “convenience store” is designed to simplify life by combining the purchase of gasoline with the convenience of other shopping for items such as milk and soda pop.

Charles A. Beard School Corp. board members voted 4-3 to hire an architectural firm to get things moving on a proposed $3.4 million renovation of the Academy Building for use as an elementary school. The plan also calls for some new construction at Carthage Elementary, and the renovation of the 1921 facility in that community at a cost of $1.6 million.

Town council members hired Knightstown resident Danny Baker to serve as a deputy on the town’s police department.

Town council members designated Wards 2 and 5 as those that would include just a three-year term following the 1983 elections. Wards 1, 3 and 4 will serve four year terms, meaning the Wards will finally become staggered for future elections.

Cheerleaders from Knightstown High School captured the coveted “Spirit Award” at the National Cheerleaders Association workshop held at Vincennes University. Varsity cheerleaders at KHS this year will be Jenni Jarvis, Lisa Harding, Cara Peggs, Mary Jane York, Michelle Scott, Traci Walls, Janelle McCorkle, Missy Stewart, Missy White, Amy South, Laurie Towse and Julie Welsh. Freshmen cheerleaders will be Kami Womack, Jami Lay, Susie Vacarro, Monica Price, Danelle Dulin and Kris Noe. Eighth grade cheerleaders will be Della Rodgers, Julie Peggs, Debi Springman, Lori Ray, Debbie Tanner and Cyndi Estridge. Seventh grade cheerleaders will be Jana Tutrow, Lisa Jackson, Stephanie Owen, Amy Merchant, Stephanie Lindsay and Rachelle McCorkle.



Mike Sparks of Shirley was selected by the Farm Bureau Co-op as their representative to the National Youth Conference to be held at Colorado State University.

John Lansinger’s appointment as postmaster at Knightstown was confirmed Monday in the U.S. Senate. It will be signed by President Johnson and after the signature is affixed, Lansinger will officially assume his duties.

Kathy Rodewald, sponsored by the Knightstown Lion’s Club, was crowned queen during Lucky Sidewalk Days in Knightstown last week. Charles Knott pedaled out a new record in the annual Little 50 bicycle race, breaking the old record set by Mike Matlock last year.

Six Carthage High School students attended Walbridge Majorette Camp at Syracuse last week, including Kathy Smith, Darlene Barry, Mary Patton, Lorinda Miekush, Judy Zimmerman and Rhonda Reddick.



Dr. John Dickey, local optometrist, was among the optometrists and guests from throughout the state attending an outing at the Elks Blue River Country Club in Shelbyville.

Knightstown Kiwanis Club reached an all-time high in membership. Current members include Donald Hopkins Sr., Carl Braden, Dr. Leonard Wiatt, Alvin Hardin, Harvey Hopkins, Myron Strattan, Howard Meeks, L.E. Rogers, D.W. Grossman, Rev. Richard Derby, Rev. Earl Sharp, Dr. Ralph Dreyer, Russell Dalrymple, Bill Kiger, George McNew, Harry Manning, Alvin Kopp, Claude Sears, Guy McBride, Clarence Post, Otto Price, Fred Hardin, Sam Chase, Oren Henley, Floyd Newby, Byron Leaser, Emory Cox,, George Schatzlein, Cecil McNew, Wilbur Abner, Phillip Moffitt, Harold Ratliff, Bill Cook, Clarence Addison, Harold VanBuskirk, Dr. M.R. Ammerman, Mike Schatzlein, L.S. Shafer, Ed Williams, Tom Mayhill, Paul Cox, Bill Hall, Vern Perry, Dr. John Dickey, Willard Avery, Bill Peacock, Clark Mull, Rev. Arthur E. Powell and Paul Todd.