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 I-70 Opening Delayed in 1967


Thieves broke into at least six businesses in Carthage over the weekend. Tweedy Lumber Company, the Blue Willow Restaurant, Rue’s Place, Tommy’s Service, Erwin’s Pro Service Station and the Carthage Town Hall building were burglarized. The Rush County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Carthage police are investigating.

Class officers have been announced at Knightstown High School. Freshman officers include president Liz Smith, vice president Rhonda Barton, secretary Susie Vaccaro and treasurer Pam Frazier. Eighth grade officers are president Greg Howard, vice president Lori Roy, secretary Cyndi Estridge and treasurer Tracy Barton. Seventh grade officers are president Steve Walker, vice president Darren Basicker, secretary Kelly Roberts and treasurer Charles Fort.

Sophomore class officers are Eric Hunt, president; Laurie Towse, vice president; Toni Jackson, secretary; and Andy Moore, treasurer. Junior class officers are Steve Turpin, president; Mike Reeves, vice president; Traci Walls, secretary; and Lisa Harding, treasurer. Senior class officers include Darin Martin, president; Kristin Willard, vice president; Julie Coon, secretary; and Brad Ratliff, treasurer.

Historic Knightstown, Inc. elected officers for 1983 and named Mrs. Earl Carter as their new president. Other officers include Jack Tweedy, vice president; Mrs. Merv Kilmer, secretary; Mrs. Patricia Gelwicks, treasurer; and Mrs. Tom Mayhill, publicity. The directors of HKI include Howard Means, Mrs. Robert Myers, Mrs. Kenneth Morgan, Mike Bonne, Dick Firestone and Dr. John Dickey.



Libby Myers, Knightstown High School junior, has been chosen as an exchange student to Durham, Natal, Union of South Africa. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Myers of Knightstown.

The Knightstown Kiwanis Club observed the 50th anniversary of the local chapter, holding a dinner at the high school cafeteria. Several members received awards for the number of years they have served, including 50-year plaques for Louis A. Carroll, Carl Rihm and Emory J. Cox.

The Knightstown High School chess team is considered the team to beat in the upcoming state tournament. The team is coached by KHS journalism instructor Bruce Marks, and includes twins Larry and Terry Blankenship, Jeff Jackson and Ray Edwards. The team easily won the Indiana Quadrangular at Indianapolis last week.



The opening of the stretch of Interstate 70 from SR 3 at Spiceland to SR 109 near Knightstown has been delayed by bad weather. An unusual amount of rain and snow have caused delays in the construction. The stretch of interstate was scheduled for a December 15 opening.

The Knightstown Fire Department answered a call to the Horace Collins farm Saturday, where they found a hog barn fully engulfed in flames. Many hogs were lost in the fire and the total damage was estimated at more than $5,000.



Continental Auto Parts Company of Knightstown announced it has received a government contract to make motor stands. The stands are used in equipping the base repair shop in the France ordinance division, signal corps and aviation repair shops. The Continental Auto Parts Company is now looking for additional workers because there is insufficient labor available in Knightstown.