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 Bex Moved Headquarters in 1973


Knightstown Volunteer Fire Department members attended a 16-hour school on tactics and instant command, which was conducted by the State Fire Marshal. The class included a mock disaster drill in which two airplanes crashed into the Bundy Auditorium in New Castle. Knightstown firemen participating included Bill Williams, Pat Smoot, Mark Smoot, Dave Steinwachs, Steve Lowring, Jerry Kopp, Jeff Van Hoy, Gary Adams, Bill Windsor, Allen Van Duyn and Rusty Johnson.

The Knightstown High School drama club will present the production of “Little Mary Sunshine” on April 22-23. The cast includes Dawn McRoberts, Tim Hutson, Jeff Brummett, James Erwin, Brad Hutson, Scott Lukens, Don Fitch, Mary Neal, Laura Spence, Dawn McRoberts, Margie Pile, Kathy Roderick, Lisa Magee, Susan Neal, Mary Wallace, Mike Wilkinson, Rod Sorrell and Pat Williams.

Death Notices published in 1983: Ada L. Oakerson, Fred Parish, Jess K. Willard, Olen Bussell, Dr. Richard Taylor, George H. Lee.


The Knightstown community is being introduced to the new owner and pharmacist at Jolly Drugs, Bill Christopher, formerly of Tinley Park, Ill. Christopher has moved to Knightstown with his family, wife Rosemarie and their children Scott, 12, Keith, 11, Brian, 9, and Diane, 5. Former owners Harry and Mary Jo Jolley have retired and sold the store to Christopher.

The Banner has learned that Brian Bex will be moving his corporate office from Knightstown to a 55-acre farm located south of Cambridge City. Bex ran his Freedom Study Center in Knightstown, part of the American Communications Network headquartered here. Bex is an author, speaker and radio and television personality. His Brian Bex Report is seen by 3.5 million television viewers nationally and his publication has 2.5 million subscribers, is published in 40 newspapers and over 100 monthly trade journals. Bex said his Knightstown facility, located on the northwest corner of Washington and Carey Streets, will be transformed into a museum of American History. The Brian Bex Report is a non-partisan, non-profit educational champion of private property, the free market and limited government.


Dennis Basicker escaped serious injury in an accident on U.S. 40 near Hall Motors, west of Knightstown, when a new car he was driving was struck by a semi-truck.

Five small children were baptized Sunday morning at the Methodist Church in Knightstown. They included Thomas Eddy III, Nancy Jane Eddy, Dana Sue Brenan, Ralph Dennis II and Jennifer Sue Collins.


Knightstown town marshal Guy Fausset has been fired by the town board and his last day on the job was Tuesday. The board’s decision was based on “insubordination” because Fausset is a Democrat candidate for county sheriff, while he has been serving as Knightstown town marshal under a Republican party-based town administration. He has served as the town marshal for the last five years.


Otto Walls, state director of public welfare, will deliver the principal address at the 61st annual meeting of the Henry County Historical Society.

Sally Land, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Land, and Betty Goble, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Goble, have been highly honored as winners of state scholarships. They were chosen after completing competitive examinations with other Henry County youth. Four special merit scholarships were awarded to Bill Cook, Ben Wright, Bob Schweitzer and Bill Watts.


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