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 Church Construction Began in 1923


A new judge will be selected to hear a $2.7 million lawsuit filed against the Charles A. Beard Memorial School Corporation board, the school food administrator and a private citizen.

CAB’s attorney, Pat Goodspeed, filed a motion for the change of judge, and it was granted. All seven school board members were named in the lawsuit, as well and food administrator Judy Barnes and citizen Judith Roell. Both Barnes and Roell have obtained private attorneys.

Jeff Estridge, R. 2, Knightstown, was announced as the winner of the grand champion carcass award during the annual 4-H swine carcass evaluation meeting, recently held in the W.G. Smith Auditorium in New Castle. Tina Snedegar, R. 1, Shirley, had the champion heavy carcass.

Death Notices Published This Week: Gene Silver, 52; Mary McGinnis, 85; Chester F. Estell, 84; Mildred L. Drake, age unknown.


Joe Irvine, Knightstown businessman for over 55 years and in recent years the operator of a little electric repair shop on North Adams St., has closed his business and through an auctioneer disposed of his personal property.

The Knightstown Commandery Drill Team won first place honors in the Class A competition at the Triennial Conclave of Knights Templar in Chicago last week. Willard Avery of Knightstown was elected Grand Master of the Grand Encampment.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Snodgrass entertained at their home at Kennard Sunday with a pitch-in dinner honoring family members having birthdays in August. Honored family members were Jeff Thurman, Kelly and Nancy Snodgrass, and Pat Reeves.

Dory Gross and his father, Arthur Gross, both received painful injuries when the automobile the younger Gross was driving while southbound on the Greensboro Pike was forced off the road and rolled over an embankment. Another automobile, driven by a New Castle resident, pulled onto the Kennard Road in the path of the Gross vehicle.

Death Notices Published in 1973: Paul Criss, 76; Mary Ellen Rasor, 91; Irene Allen, 95.


Township schools in Rush, Henry and Hancock Counties will open Friday, Aug. 29, and the faculty of all of those schools is complete, according to the county school superintendents.

The program for Jubilee Days in Knightstown has been announced by Alvin Kopp, general chairman of the Chamber of Commerce project. Starting Wed., Sept. 3, many events are planned and Jubilee Days promises to have something for people of all ages.

Henry L. Stinger, prominent resident of Ripley Township, has been curator of the State Museum in Indianapolis, by Gov. Harold Handley. Stinger is the organizer of the Ripley Township Historical Society and is an antique collector.

Jimmie Browning, Larry Reece, Gary Hutson and Richard Cox are members of the Knightstown FFA Livestock Judging Team and will compete in the Indiana State Fair judging contest on Sept. 1. They placed first in the county contest and second in the district under the coaching of Howard Meeks.


Leslie Deck and family have moved from North Franklin St. to East Main St. in Knightstown. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Smith, who lived in the East Main St. property, have moved to Indianapolis.

Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Bush have purchased the modern and well-located suburban home of Mr. and Mrs. George Ramsey on Road 40 east of town. The new owners will move, with their family, when the present tenants find a suitable location.


The annual meeting and picnic of the Rush and Henry County Horsethief Detective Association will be held on the Knightstown public school grounds on Sept. 1. Harry Rhodes is secretary of the organization.

A pledge of $8,790 was made Sunday morning during church services at the Knightstown Christian Church by members of the congregation. The membership is raising funds for the construction of a new church, which is badly needed. The new First Christian Church is expected to be completed some time in 1924.


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