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 Maxine Hamm BPW ‘Woman of the Year’ in 1982


An apparent suicide victim was found hanged in the cell of the Knightstown Police Department jail earlier this week. Doreen A. Elliott, 21, Shirley, apparently committed suicide by hanging herself with a strip of torn blanked stretched over a bar above her, Knightstown Marshal Bob Bitler said. The suicide is the second one at the jail in the last three years.

Henry O. Sitler was elected the new president of the Knightstown Kiwanis Club at ceremonies held last weekend. Dr. M. R. Ammerman, a retired dentist, custom-made the gavel for Sitler, as he has done for every Kiwanis Club president for the past 40 years.

Knightstown PTO pumpkin carving and decorating contest winners were Tony Trieschman, Matt Lee, Sharon Wooten, Maggie Denton, Tiffany Armstrong, Dwight Elliott, David Betz, Byron Posey, April Elliott, Jenny Glascock, Matt Trieschman, Bruce Trieschman, Gabe Carmichael, Jill Schweizer and Jill Wilson.

Julie Coon was named KHS Rally Day Queen during ceremonies at last Friday’s football game. She was escorted by Steve Richardson. Other candidates were Sarah Lewis, Kristen Willard, Traci Walls, Kelly Alvey and Lana Gregory.

Maxine Hamm of Knightstown was named the BPW “Woman of the Year” at a ceremony held at Mac’s Steakhouse in New Castle. DeLone Henley, 10th District Commander of the American Legion, was the guest speaker at the ceremony. Club President Dee Leisure presented the plaque to Hamm.

Rural Knightstown resident Gary Roy posed for photographers last week with the 253-pound pumpkin he grew at his farm near Knightstown. The pumpkin had a circumference of more than eight feet.

Kevin Knott, a 1980 graduate of Knightstown High School, is now in the deaf ministry of Cambellsville Baptist Church, Cambellsville, KY. He also teaches in the Baptist Student Union at college and is majoring in psychology and social work. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Knott of Knightstown.



Robert L. Myers, principal at Knightstown High School since 1959, was appointed superintendent of the Charles A. Beard Memorial School Corporation. Myers will succeed the late Lyle O. Bell.

Last week was one of disasters for area residents and visitors. A freezer explosion and resulting fire claimed the lives of two daughters of Carthage minister Rev. John Baker. Killed in the tragic fire were Pam Baker, 18, and her sister, Kim, 11.

Also last week, seven students en route to Washington, D.C., from St. Louis to participate in a peace demonstration at the Pentagon met with disaster just east of Knightstown. An automobile accident in which one student was killed and six others seriously injured.

Dave Van Hoy, local Standard Oil agent, was elected vice president of the Fuel Oil Dealer’s Association.

The local FFA judging team will participate in the state competition this weekend. Members of the team are Larry White, Barney Brumfield, John Swindell and Ron Bridges. The team is coached by Lee Patton.

The newly-formed Girls Athletic Association at Knightstown High School elected their officers. Susie Boatright was elected president, Pam Kirk as vice president, Cheryl Richey as secretary, and Nancy Ruckel as treasurer.