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 Leah Lawrence, John Freeman Married at Knightstown in 1982


Area winners in the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Bike-A-Thon combined to raise several hundred dollars for the annual event, according to organizer Dee Leisure. Top riders from the Knightstown area included Michael Gilbert, Keary Nash, Jenny Gamble, Gordon Schmidt, Michael Hill, Nick Stanley, Debbie Cox and Kevin McDonald.

Knightstown Town Marshal Robert Bitler disputed a Channel 8 television report that claimed suicide victim Doreen Elliott, who was found hanged in the Knightstown jail following her arrest for a traffic stop, had not been driving a vehicle that evening. Mrs. Elliott, 21, of Shirley, was found hanged inside the Knightstown jail two hours after she had been arrested. She had earlier been detained after she allegedly failed a portable breath test. The police report indicated the arresting officer had removed her from the Knightstown Tavern after observing her make an illegal turn. The report said Elliott then exited her car and entered the bar. The state police are investigating.

The Liberty Baptist Church, a newly-formed independent Baptist Church in Dunreith, will meet for worship services for the first time on November 7, under the leadership of their pastor, Rev. Leonard Dice. Dice and the new congregation will be using the church building and facilities of the former congregation and will also retain the same name.

Miss Leah K. Lawrence and John Freeman will be married Saturday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Knightstown Friends Church.

Corner Bakery employees surprised customers today by dressing up in scary costumes for Halloween. Workers Connie Brown, Mary Jones, Carol Davis and Tammy Spence were a big hit with customers.



Bob Thompson, owner and operator of the Western Auto Associate Store in Knightstown since 1952, was presented a plaque by a company representative in appreciation of 20 years of service.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe White of Center Township, attended a luncheon in Muncie Saturday for those who have traveled with Dr. Robert Cooper, former Knightstown resident now with Ball State University. The Whites have accompanied Dr. Cooper on his last three trips.

Knightstown residents were awestruck last week when a massive flock of geese estimated in the hundreds, were flying in formation over the town. The flock was so large it cast a shadow over parts of the town.

Connie Trump of Knightstown has chosen to be a member of the Indiana University Student Foundation, which sponsors campus activities. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Trump.

Air Force Sgt. James E. Durham is now on duty at the Udorn Royal Thai AFB, Thailand. His wife, Elizabeth, and father, Belvin, reside in Knightstown.



A new drive-in dairy bar will be built at the west edge of Knightstown, just north of Sunset Park on U.S. 40. on land owned by J.K. Kennedy. The dairy bar will be leased by Dari Delight Corp.

Blanche Stephens, Gertrude Scovall and Flo Hickman, on a trip through the East, saw Queen Elizabeth of England, when she spoke last week at William and Mary College at Williamsburg, VA.