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 Burglaries Investigated 25 Years Ago


Knightstown Elementary School science fair award winners included Terri Lee, Patty Crawford, Heather Weimer and Dwight Elliott. Winners from Carthage Elementary were Phyllis Magee, Natalie Pitts, Andrea May and Angela Webster. Kennard Elementary School winners included John Gregory, David Wayne Baker and Jeanetta Price.

Authorities are anticipating the arrival of arrest warrants in connection with the weekend burglaries of Virgil’s Pic-N-Save Market and Ernie’s Superette, both located just east of Knightstown. The two grocery stores were hit by burglars, who found no cash on hand, but stole merchandise from both stores. Police Chief Arnold Butler said authorities are preparing charges against five juveniles who stole several cases of beer that officials were able to trace through serial numbers on the cases.

Death Notices published in 1983: Mary Addison, 66, Edna Virgne, 83, Estella Coffin, 97, Margaret Barrett, 78, Carol Lewman, 76, Albert Brown, 74, Joseph Binford, 59, Earl Reeves, 81, Maude F. Morgan, 83.


In a one-hour special board meeting held Tuesday morning, Shirley town board members officially suspended town marshal Don Craig. All three trustees attended the meeting and the vote to remove Craig from office was 2-1, with Howard Jones voting against the dismissal. About 15 Shirley citizens attended the meeting to protest the move.

Three juveniles are in police custody after admitting to break-ins and robberies at Richard’s Hobby Shop, National Custom Coaches, United Telephone Company, Knightstown High School, The Sale Barn and the Alhambra Theater. Roughly $1,800 worth of merchandise was taken during the burglaries.

Candi Lukens will represent Knightstown at the Henry County Spelling Bee after winning the local contest. Candi is in Mrs. Messick’s fifth grade class at Knightstown Elementary School. Mike Jackson was the runner-up. Each class in grades three through six entered the contest.

Other finalists were Jan Collins, Rick Hahn, Kyle Tweedy, Julie Queener, Michelle Spears, Sharon Coffman, Mike Mattix, Scott Reeves, David Mattix, Bobby Myers and Gretchen Wood.


A massive flu epidemic has hit the school corporation, with absenteeism reaching nearly 35 percent corporate-wide, officials reported Monday morning.

Junior Maloyed, of Greensboro, has been hired as the newest deputy on the Knightstown Police Department. The department just recently received a new base radio and accompanying equipment, which was donated by the Tri Kappa Sorority. Firemen and policemen have also purchased two new mobile units and a new tower has been erected, thanks to the donations by the Tri Kappa.

Two area houses were completed destroyed by fire and all of their contents were lost. The Harold Hamilton home, on north Franklin Street in Knightstown, and the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Marshal Kirkham, east of town, were both totally destroyed last week.


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