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 Roger Hammer in ‘Bachelor of the Year’ Contest in 1982


Six Knightstown High School girls will be showcased this weekend in the Rally Day Queen and Princess contest during Rally Day 1984. Competing for queen is Janelle McCorkle, Missy White and Jolinda Coon. Princess candidates are JoAnn Hamblin, Molly Byers and Monica Price.

Kennard Lions and guests who attended the second annual Pork Chop Dinner at Camp Woodsmoke near Clarksburg recently were Mr. and Mrs. Marion Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Carpenter and Forrest, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wooden, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Figel, Mr. and Mrs. Basil Darby, Lela Hoff, Mr. and Mrs. Basil Williams, Odell Reichart, Greg Mills and George Mills.

Mrs. Carey Mills and son Travis, recently took ice cream sundaes to Kennard Elementary School for their son and brother, Andy Mills, who was celebrating his birthday with his kindergarten class.

Knightstown High School’s speech team took top honors in a meet held at Indianapolis Tech High School last week. Jenni Jarvis received two ribbons for impromptu and oratory, while Brad Hutson and Lisa Magee were lauded for their duo interpretation.

Observers also making the trip to Indianapolis were Tina Lightle, Gordon Schmidt, John Mullany, Missy White, Bobby Grimm and Audrey Wilson. Speech team sponsor Mary Jo Purtee served as a judge.

Judy L. Palmer, serving with the U.S. Air Force in Japan for the past two years, will be home on leave for the Christmas holidays. She will leave Japan on Dec. 19. Judy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Palmer.



Roger Hammer will be representing Hines Residence Hall in the Bachelor-of-the-Year contest at Indiana State University. The winner will escort the homecoming queen throughout the festivities that run from Oct. 12-16. Roger is a KHS graduate and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hammer of Shirley.

The home of Jeff and Denise Meek, Carthage, was completely destroyed when a massive gas explosion rocked the entire area and demolished the Meek’s home. Windows at neighboring homes were shattered as well. None of the Meek family members were home at the time of the 7 a.m. explosion. By the time fire department members arrived, there was nothing left of the house or the belongings.



Knightstown town board president Clarence Post cut the ribbon at the opening of the bridge on SR 140 over Big Blue River. The main road that enables Carthage residents to access Knightstown had been closed for years while the bridge was being prepared.

Gambra Dennis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dennis of Knightstown, was installed as Worthy Advisor of Rainbow for girls of Knightstown in the Masonic Hall. Her motto for the next year will be “When you look to the sun you never see shadows – keep climbing.”



David K. Sitler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sitler of Knightstown, is among three young men nominated for appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Pointe by Rep. Ralph Harvey, R-Henry County. David is a student at Purdue University.

Miss Pam French was named queen of the annual Carthage Fall Festival and reigned over the festivities, which ended Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Nigh entertained at their home in Carthage honoring the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Paulley, the 58th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gardener, and Mrs. Nigh’s birthday.

State Road 109, which has been closed to traffic due to the construction of the new Interstate 70, will be open to traffic as an overpass on Oct. 13. Work is now being done on an overpass for the Greensboro Pike. The section of I-70 between Spiceland and Cambridge City should be open by January.