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 Jules Elzey Given Top Honor by Optimist International in 1973


Joseph Rees of Knightstown is planning to tear down two of the remaining three Newby Square Buildings the first part of February. The buildings that are to be leveled begin at the former location of the Country Kitchen Restaurant and end at the present location of the Lindsey Manor Hotel, starting at the Town Square and heading east to the alley on Main Street. The gray building starting at Bob’s Gay Spot Tavern on the town square and ending at the alley adjacent to the Alhambra Theater will not be torn down at this time.

The Big Blue River Conservancy District announced plans to begin construction on two new lakes near Knightstown and Carthage. One lake will be located north of U.S. 40 just east of Knightstown and the other will be just east of the Carthage Pike near the midway point between Carthage and Knightstown. The Carthage Pike lake will encompass roughly 40 acres, and the Knightstown lake will be about 44 acres.

Jules Elzey, a member of the Knightstown Optimist Club, has been named “Distinguished Lieutenant Governor” for his outstanding performance of the clubs under his jurisdiction. Elzey oversees Optimist Clubs in zone 12 of the Indiana District of Optimist International.


Boyd Dean Green, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Green of Carthage, is the Banner’s New Year’s baby. Boyd was the first child born in the Banner circulation area in 1963.

Rev. Richard M. Campbell of Aurora, Ill, has been named as pastor of Bethel Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Julia Huber was killed in an accident at Raysville. Other area deaths this past week include Morris Henley of Carthage, Cora Collins of Knightstown and Opal Mae Hicks of Knightstown.

Charles Miller of Knightstown has purchased the G-2 Café, located on Main Street, from Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gorman.

Gretchen Kiger Cryer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kiger of Dunreith, is appearing in one of the lead roles in Sid Caesar’s “Little Me” on Broadway.

The Federal Fertilizer Plant at Kennard was burglarized and an undetermined amount of merchandise was taken.


The Shaw Bus Line, which has been operating in Carthage, announced this week they will be discontinuing services effective January 11.

Joe Rees recently returned to the United States from Arabia, where he is employed with the Standard Oil Company.


The Kroger grocery store in downtown Knightstown had a fire which did over $100 in damage to the building and $150 damage to stock. All damaged merchandise was given to the Community Welfare Association to distribute to the needy of this community.

Another fire also did damage, mostly smoke and water, to the home of Dr. and Mrs. Max Barrett, located at the corner of Jefferson and Carey Streets.


The Goodwin Motor Company at New Castle, which has been in business for over five years, has expressed interest in placing a sub-agency in Knightstown. Currently, Knightstown does not have a business offering automobiles for sale.

Weir Cook has returned to DePauw University after spending the holidays with his cousins, Harry and Frank Simmons of Wilkinson.


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