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 Charles A. Beard Died 60 Years Ago This Week


William Cox was named the “Lion of the Year” by the Knightstown Lion’s Club during an installation of officers held by the club. Clarence Jones was named Lion’s president, Harold Kirk secretary and treasurer, Robert Ohlemiller first vice-president, Leonard Hamm second vice-president, Hershel Pearson third vice-president, Rick Kirk Lion Tamer, Charles Sullivan Tail Twister, Everette Browning and David Sander two-year directors, and Joe Thompson and Ken Knapp one-year directors.

Death Notices Published in 1983: Frances J. Steward, 76; James C. Patton, 64; Ratheal Lucas Fox, infant.


Carthage Fall Festival queen candidates this year include Karen Skillman, Liz Sparks, Tammy Lightle, Anna Pitts, Peggy Sweet, Bonnie Wilson, Danette Roland, Patty Harris, Denise Hinton, Terri Stewart, Cheryl Jackson and Norene Ray.

Police are investigating break-ins at two local businesses over the weekend. The owners of the Gay Spot Tavern reported that the back door of the establishment was kicked in and damage was done to the juke box, cigarette machine in interior walls. Over $300 was stolen from the machines and roughly $10 was taken from the cash register. Also, the offices of the Banner were vandalized, causing roughly $50 in damage to typewriters.


The Mattix family has announced that the Mattix Restaurant has been sold to the Jack Shores family.

The Charles A. Beard Memorial School Corporation voted to construct a new junior-senior high school on the small cliff overlooking Blue River and the Greensboro Pike.

J. Alvin Hardin received the Meritorious Service award given by the Eastern Indiana Purdue Ag Alumni Association at the annual roundup. He is credited with being one of the first and still among a few who use irrigation on their farms.


Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ewing and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Trump left Knightstown Saturday for a week of fishing in Canada.

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Stafford, lifelong residents of the Greensboro area, celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary last weekend.

Death notices published in 1948: Charles A. Beard, famous native of Wayne Township.

The Knightstown Bowling Alley has opened under the ownership of Howard Coffman and Norm Morris.

Herman List has accepted an appointment as the new Knightstown clerk-treasurer.

Another polio victim was reported in Knightstown this week. Franklin D. Clark, seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Clark, passed away after contracting the dreaded disease.


Knightstown will be represented this fall in various state colleges. Purdue will have Charles Walters, Charles Baum, Burman Havens, Bob Morgan, Clifford Hardin and David Herkless. Janet Hardin will attend DePauw. Mary Isabelle Steele, Richard Morgan and Harold Bowers will go to Earlham. Harold Rogers transfers from Earlham to Indiana University, where Will Raynor, Martha Bundy and Mary Elizabeth Reeves will attend school.


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