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 Florys Moved to Knightstown 65 Years Ago


Knightstown American Legion Post 152 held a special reception Saturday to honor longtime legion member DeLone Henley, who will be honored for her years of service, including serving as the first female commander of a mixed post in the state of Indiana. She was commander of Post 152 in 1970-71.

The Knightstown Golf Course may close following its purchase during a sheriff’s sale. The Farmer’s Home Administration purchased the golf course at a tax sale for $360,000. The course is a 211-acre, 18-hole layout located just north of town on the Greensboro Pike. The title holders prior to the sale were Edward and Paula Ray. FHA officials said they were hopeful a local organization would come forward to operate the golf course. If not, the property will likely fall into disrepair.

The KHS Speech team placed seventh out of 16 schools at the New Castle Sectional last weekend. Team members include Jenni Jarvis, Don Fitch, Kathy Roderick, Bill Brock, Mary Wallace and Dawn McRoberts. Coaches are Jennifer Wallace and Mary Jo Purtee.

Death Notices Published This Week in 1983:

Sara L. Roland, Leta Williams, Donald Black, Hollis Adams, Glen Oalden, Grant E. Stewart, Earl Biesecker.


Lisa Gipson, sixth grader at Kennard Elementary School and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gipson, was the spelling bee champion for her school and will be the representative at the county spelling bee on March 16.

Representing a total of 320 years of Girl Scout service were 40 adults and Senior Scouts attending the scout recognition banquet for the Knightstown neighborhood, which was held at the Friends Church. Lucinda Newby, current neighborhood chairman, was honored for celebrating her 27th year of adult scouting for Knightstown.


Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Sidwell and children have moved from Tampa, Fla., to New Castle, where Mr. Sidwell has been transferred to New Castle Products. Mrs. Sidwell is the daughter of the Monte Womacks of Knightstown.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Souders entertained at their Carthage home Sunday honoring Private Harold Souder, who left Wednesday for California and a stint in the military.

The Young Men’s Quartet of the Greensboro Church of the Nazarene, Cecil Sutherland, Paul McClarnon, Morris Smoot and Russell Roberts, were special singers at the weekend revival of the Church of the Nazarene in Albany.


Mrs. Russell Dennis and Miss Roberta Wagoner have sold their property on North Washington Street to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Flory, who will move into their home around the first of April.

Next Tuesday the Red Cross Blood Plasma Unit will be in Knightstown at the high school building, and 125 donors is the quota for the day. At this time the need is urgent for the blood, which will be used in government hospitals for wounded servicemen.

Miss Mary Louise Button, of Indianapolis, a registered nurse and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Button of Knightstown, has entered the Nurse Corps unit of the U.S. Air Force and will leave for active duty later this month.


A severe windstorm smashed two of the big windows at the Raysville M.E. Church. It is unknown if the storm was actually a tornado, although several area homes were also heavily damaged and trees were fallen.

Walter E. Jolly, the Knightstown druggist, is having installed in his drugstore a handsome soda fountain with which to supply his many customers with ice cream and kindred refreshments during the coming months.


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