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 Shirley Welcomed New Doctor in 1973


Knightstown merchants will be presenting their annual Krazy Dayz Sales starting next week. Participating retailers in the annual sales bonanza include Robin Lee Dress Shop, P.N. Hirsch & Co., Knightstown Furniture Store, Danner’s, Security National Bank, First National Bank, Rody’s Department Store, Jolly Drugs, Henry County Savings & Loan and Post & Post Hardware.

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Wyatt of Knightstown have announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Stacy Alayne, to Jerry Alan Kopp. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Kopp of Knightstown. The wedding date is set for Oct. 14 in the United Methodist Church.

Sonya Peggs, daughter of Harvey A. Peggs of Rushville and Myra Wills of Knightstown, has received a $1,000 scholarship from Pioneer Hybred International, Inc. Sonya will be studying dental hygiene at Indiana University’s School of Dentistry in Indianapolis. Her father is a field manager for Pioneer’s Eastern Division. Her sister, Kara, is also receiving a scholarship.

Verl Palmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Palmer of Knightstown, is now statioined in Okinawa with the U.S. Air Force. FN Lisa Bowling of the Naval Station, Norfolk, Virg., spent the past weekend in Kennard with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Millis and other relatives.

Death Notices published in 1983: Arlie Brammer, 86; Richard E. Estell, 53; Edgar C. Thompson, 74; Carl F. Bricker, 74; Elonzo Huffman, 57; Chadrick David Petty, infant; Emma Smiley, 84; Laura A. Breece, 88.


Residents of the Shirley area met their new doctor and his family last Thursday at a reception at the Shirley Park Shelter House. Dr. Carl K. Matlock, his wife Janet and 21-month-old daughter Cynthia, greeted more than 100 well wishers from the Shirley and Wilkinson area.

Junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders returned to Knightstown Friday after a week at cheerleading camp at Vincennes University. The girls won a trophy, two spirit sticks, the Sparkplug Award and several ribbons. Attending camp were Shirley Steurer, Merry Mayhill, Jenny Borror, Cindy Howard, Terri Stewart, Liz Sparks, Tammie Lightle, Becky Wright, Della Swincher and Marilyn Moman.


Roy P. Whitton, former resident of Knightstown, has resigned his position as executive vice president of the Greenfield Chamber of Commerce.

The Collier Grocery Store in Shirley has closed its doors to business after eight years, and an auction will be held Saturday to dispose of the remaining stock.

Knightstown Chamber of Commerce has donated $500 to the Swimming Pool Fund and it is hoped the new swimming pool at Sunset Park will be opening Sunday. The interior of the pool was painted last week by volunteer workers.


Rev. Kenneth Pickering, pastor of the Knightstown Friends Church the last five years, has resigned and will go to Mooresville to pastor a church there.

Wayne Township Guest Night will be held this week at the shelter house. A special attraction during the program will be the appearance of a new group of young Knightstown musicians who have formed an orchestra. The new group, “Buckaroos,” will be composed of James Ratliff, bass fiddle; John Walls and George Bradway, slide trombones; Wallis Graham and Vernis Hooliday, clarinets; Barton Shipley, saxophone; Ralph Dennis, drums; Wes Raflliff, soloist; and Georgeann McShurley, accompanist.


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