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Rev. Berkebile 'Citizen of the Year' in 1983
Rev. Robert T. Berkebile, pastor of the Knightstown United Methodist Church, was named the Knightstown Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of the Year” during a dinner held at the American Legion ball room.
Knightstown town council members voted unanimously to approve increases in pay for town employees. Salaried employees will see a pay raise of $400 per year. Hourly workers will see an increase of roughly 20 cents per hour. Radio operator Talmadge Trent, school crossing guard Kevin Kinnaman, town court clerk Amy Rose and town custodian Sue Loveall all will receive 20-cent per hour raises. Judge Phil Rose will not get a salary increase from his current pay of $4,800, and the $1,200 annual salary for council members will not change. Park labor and custodian wages will be $3.35 and $3.70 per hour, respectively.
A very destructive fire caused almost a total loss to the stock in the Flo Hickman Apparel Store on the west side of the Town Square in Knightstown. After redecorating and restocking, the store will be open again in about two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer French and family have moved from the Glidden Farm near Raleigh to their newly-purchased farm home north of Carthage on the Carthage-Knightstown Road.
Wallace Stoten was appointed as Knightstown town marshal at a meeting of the town council on Monday night. He replaces Oliver Ellis, who resigned recently. Other applicants for the post were Bert Miller, Lowell Hague, and Lark Hargrove.
Gloria and Edith Manning, who recently enlisted in the W.A.A.C. at Indianapolis, will be sent to Daytona Beach, Fla., for training. They are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Manning of Knightstown.
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