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 Dave Van Hoy Installed as Local Optimist Club President in 1982


After less than two years on the job, Charles A. Beard Memorial School Corporation Superintendent William Smith has resigned. Smith will be taking over the superintendent’s job at Lakeland School Corporation, which is located in Lagrange County.

David Van Hoy was installed as president of the Knightstown Home Optimist Club during ceremonies held last week at the Sunset Park shelter house. The event was marked at the annual family picnic the Optimists hold each year. Outgoing president Don Hopkins present the gavel to Van Hoy. Zone Seven Lt. Governor Barry Elzey also installed the officers, which included Vice-President Bill Smith, Secretary-Treasurer Jules Elzey, board members Tony Triarsi, Jim Durnill, Joe Patton, Randall Miller and Max Stanley. Jack Kopp was also named the 1982 Optimist of the Year.

Several Knightstown-area EMT’s completed recertification training in a course sponsored by Butcher’s Ambulance Service. Those completing the course and eligible for recertification include Jack Kopp, Margaret Kopp, George Magee, Sue Magee, Judy Barnes, Beverly Estell, James Rozzell, Connie Butcher, Howard Dudley and James Dudley.

The exams were monitored and scored by Dr. Mark Doyle and EMT’s Kay Magee, Lynn Storie, Marlene Wampler, David Windsor and Mike Gasper.

Mrs. Sue Hood of Robin Lee Dress Shop in Knightstown, presented a lesson in fashion and proper business attire to the girls in the Knightstown High School Advance Shorthand class. Modeling their new business outfits at the school last week were Susan Davidson, Barbara Houchins, Patty Erwin, Lee Ann Wilson and Gaye Lingenfelter.



Denise Hinton was named Miss Fall Festival during the queen pageant held last week at the Carthage Fall Festival. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hinton of Carthage.

Mrs. L.A. Cortner was named the Central Division Chairman of the National Americanism Committee of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Lucy, a black and tan coon dog owned by Steve Adams and Gary Roy, won the Indiana Coon Hunters’ Association state championship coon hunt held recently at Anderson.



Mrs. Glen Mattix of Knightstown was installed Grand Chief of the Indiana Pythias Sisters at the 71st Annual Grand Temple session at Indianapolis last week.

The Bash Garage at Carthage, operated by Jim Ellis, was destroyed by fire Saturday morning. The blaze also threatened the Carthage Community Center. The annual Fall Festival was in progress at the time, but there were no injuries reported. Fire trucks were already mobilized to participate in the festival parade.



Knightstown Teen Town Canteen elected officers for the coming year. John Walls was elected president; Harold Brammer, chief of police; George Anderson Jr., finance; and Evelyn Borror, secretary.

Members and guests of the Avon Club celebrated the opening of their 50th year with a cooperative dinner at the home of the new president, Mrs. Phillip Scudder.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Keats are the parents of a daughter, Carol Ann, born last Tuesday at Henry County Hospital.

Bill Moor, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Moor, Knightstown, is attending Oklahoma A&M College.