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 KHS Star Tim Gann Killed 35 Years Ago


Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Manning of Knightstown announced the engagement of their daughter, Connie Michele, to Mark Alan Thompkins of Indianapolis.

Knightstown High School’s National Honor Society induced four new members last week, bring the school’s total to 21. New inductees are Zina Wilson, Brad Ratliff, Ruth Strange and Debi Dale.

Kristin Willard, a senior at Knightstown High School, has been named as the school’s top Century III Leader, according to KHS principal Frank Hayes. Willard, 17, is now eligible to compete with other local winners from around the state for one of two $1,500 scholarships and an all-expense-paid trip to the national Century III Leader’s Conference in Williamsburg, Va.

The Knightstown Home Optimist Club honored 31 students from Knightstown and Morton Memorial High Schools at their breakfast meeting held last week in Thompson’s Restaurant. Recognized during “Youth Appreciation Week” were Elizabeth Smith, Kristin Willard, Charmi Bonnie, Julie Coon, Cara Peggs, Carolyn Mallory, Sherry Williams, Caroline Bramlett, Joseph Horn, Gregory Wald, Donald Fitch, Deanna Fitch, Eric Hunt, Chad McDonald, Obioma Little, Regina Anderson, Pamela Campbell, Lori Robinson, Victoria Walker, Lisa Mercer, Julie Hutson, Dawn Stoten, Stephen Turpin, Daniel Helms, Mark Haase, Darrin Hopping, Edward Adair, Yolanda Anderson, Jeffrey Upchurch, Teresa Crump and Anthony Thompson.



Charles A. Beard school board members agreed to take the recommendation of Superintendent Robert L. Myers and hire Margaret Walcott as the new librarian for the school corporation’s elementary schools. Among Carthage folk at the Holiday on Ice show in Indianapolis were the Gene Richmond family, Mr. and Mrs. David DeWitt, Mr. and Mrs. George Roland, Doug and Danette.

Former Knightstown High School multi-sport standout Tim Gann was fatally injured in a two-car accident north of Knightstown. Gann was a football, basketball, baseball and track star for the Panthers, being named all-conference in three sports.

Rebecca Maddy, a senior at Ball State University and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Maddy of Knightstown, remains in serious condition at the hospital in Muncie after the horrible accident. Maddy had been doing student teaching at Knightstown and was en route to her parent’s home when the accident occurred.



Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brown and Sons, Mr. William Newkirk and Mrs. Erma Roberts, spent several days vacationing in the Smokey Mountains.

Wayne Kelley of Knightstown left last week for California to accept the position of staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times newspaper. Kelley has been a photographer for the Indianapolis Star for the past four years.

Two young area men, John Bright of Shirley and Robert Paul Gregory of Kennard, were fatally injured in a one-car accident just north of Shirley, when the car in which they were riding went out of control and struck an abutment.