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 Knightstown Celebrated 150th Birthday in 1972


The 25-year reunion for the Knightstown High School class of 1957 was held at the Knightstown American Legion recently. Special guests included Helen Rogers, Myldred Dowell, Crystal McShurley, Edithe Tipton and Margaret Daughtery. Class members attending included Lonnie Young, Larry Root, Dale Spears, Don Sylvester, Fred Keesling, Gary Binford, Bill White, Gary Plank, Pat (Sorrell) Nicholas, Linda (Lewark) Wicks, Joyce (Smith) McNabb, Vivian (McDaniel) Bowsman, Ellen (Rowan) Freeman, Linda (Clapp) Custer, Sara (Wilson) McIntosh, Jesse (Clay) Keesling, Sue (Bundy) Buckley and Deanna (Rose) Griffin.

The Bethel Presbyterian Church in Knightstown will conduct special services in the open shelter at Sunset Park on August 15 in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the church. The entire community is invited to attend.

Knightstown police received a report of a semi-tractor valued at $56,000 stolen from the Knightstown Elevator. Owner Tom Haase said the theft took place last week.

Mary Jane York, a varsity cheerleader for Knightstown High School, received the second place honor for Best Cheerleader at the cheerleader camp held recently at Vincennes University. Mary Jane is a senior at KHS as is the daughter of Peggy York of Knightstown.

Anna Wyatt, a sophomore at Ohio Institute of Technology at Columbus, has been named to the Dean’s list. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Caley Wyatt is majoring in computer science.



Robert Winters of Carthage was installed as president of the East Central Indiana Society of Public Accountants during a meeting at New Castle. Charter membership is composed of public accountants from 14 counties of East-Central Indiana.

Mrs. Sam Chase of Indianapolis, formerly of Knightstown, was the guest of honor at a luncheon in the house of Mrs. Earl Carter. Mr. and Mrs. Chase are leaving Indianapolis for Hammond, La, where they will make their future home.

Knightstown residents are facing a 48 percent across-the-board increase in water rates to finance a $131,000 improvement program at the now outdated facility.

A sesquicentennial caravan, starting in New Castle, will travel through Spiceland, Dunreith, and on to Knightstown Saturday evening, with community activities scheduled for each stop. The caravan will stop on the Knightstown Town Square at about 7 p.m.

Harry Jolly has returned home following a three-week trip out West to Washington state California to visit with family members.



The new cement highway on the National Road has been opened to traffic from Knightstown to Charlottesville. The cement has been inspected and appears dry enough to handle both automobile and horse and buggy traffic.

Two brothers, Lee and Samuel Sommers, farmers who own and work land just south of Knightstown, were injured in New Castle Friday morning while crossing the car tracks on 12th Street. An interurban crashed into their brand new automobile, completely destroying it. Sam Sommers remains in the New Castle clinic with serious injuries.