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More than 125 people representing 19 American Legion Posts were on hand Saturday to witness the installation of DeLone Henley as the 10th District Commander. She became the first woman to hold the office in the district, which covers a 10-county area. She served as commander of Post 152 in 1970.

Ronnie Smith, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Smith of Knightstown, participated in a Youth Computer Workshop at Purdue University recently. Smith is a freshman at Knightstown High School.

Joyce Meikamp of Kennard, as been initiated into the Ball State University campus chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, the international professional fraternity for men and women in education. Ms. Meikamp is working on a doctorate in education degree at BSU, and is a 1975 graduate of Knightstown High School.



Welcome packages were sent out to new Knightstown residents Danny Weber, Gary Orrell, Trent Pitcher, Billy Back, Randall Gratz, Danny Whitis, Jeff May, Christine Fitzsimmons, Della Whitesitt, Mike Tyner, Chris Hay, Linda Prayter, Michelle Myer, David E. Purtee and Marcia Compliment.



The top 10 candidates for Henry County Sesquicentennial Queen, in order of their standing, are Janice Mayhill, Dee Ann Staley, Janis Jarvis, Sandra K. Harvey, Diana L. Jones, Sharron Meredith, Rebecca Foster, Connie Sears, Debbie Coffmann and Sharon Stoten.

Knightstown waterworks observer John Fox reported 2.46 inches of rain fell in the last week of July.



General Telephone Company has announced that dial telephone service will start in Carthage next Wednesday. The total cost of the new equipment will be $177,000, and will enable all Carthage residents to dial their own numbers, assuming they have a telephone with that capability.

The first of several new homes to be built on Lake Haven, north of Knightstown, is nearly completed. It is being built by Tom Maple and will be the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Pellizonni of Fort Wayne. Mrs. Richard Morgan entertained in her home in honor of her daughter, Marcia Dee, on her seventh birthday. Mrs. Morgan was assisted by Mrs. David Addision and Myra Jane Mattix.

Karen Wright, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carson Wright, was named “Miss Henry County” during the 4-H Fair held at Memorial Park in New Castle.

The Knightstown Lion’s Club will hold a fish fry on the Public Square, with the proceeds going toward their project of building a skating rink in the lower portion of Sunset Park. It is estimated the skating rink can be built for $2,500, and about one-half of that amount has already been raised.