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 Candidates Petition for Election Recount in 1983


All five of the losing candidates in the town council election earlier this month have filed petitions for a recount of the votes in Henry Superior Court. Independent Party candidates William (Bill) Cox and Lester Howard filed their petitions Monday. Ousted councilmen and Republican Party members Jim Lukens, Roscoe Fadely and Randall Miller filed their petitions last week. More than 800 registered voters in the five Wayne Township precincts cast ballots in the November 2 election.

Cox and Howard filed their suits against winning Republican Party members Ivan (John) Goble and Ronald Elliott. Lukens, Fadely and Miller filed their suits against winning Independent Party members Robert Wampler, George Magee and William (Jack) Shore.

The election was extremely close. Goble defeated incumbent Howard by just 62 votes, Shore defeated Miller by 36 votes, Magee beat Fadely by 23 votes, Wampler beat Lukens by 19 votes, and Elliott defeated Cox by just 11 votes. Election board officials confirmed than more than 100 ballots were not counted due to incorrect markings.

Knightstown High School senior Scott Chew is recovering at Community Hospital in Indianapolis after being severely injured in an accident last week. Chew was traveling south on SR 109 when his truck left the road and hit a tree head-on. His truck left the roadway just south of Grant City Road and was not visible from the highway. Despite massive injuries, Chew managed to crawl up the hill on onto the roadway, where he was finally spotted by passing motorist Wilbur Weimer.

Lori Coffman became the bride of Donnie Martin in a double-ring, candlelight ceremony held at the North Christian Church in Markleville before more than 200 witnesses.

The bridge over Big Blue River southeast of Carthage was dedicated last week, after an eight-year reconstruction project. Rush County Commissioners dedicated the new bridge to the memory of former Carthage resident Mike Geise, who lost his life in Vietnam.


KHS Superintendent Robert L. Myers has announced his resignation from that post to become president of Citizens National Bank in Knightstown. He succeeds Verle Pearcy, who resigned to accept a similar position in Scottsburg.


Fred Reeves has received an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps at Camp Lajuene, NC, and has returned home to Knightstown.


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