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'Shorty' Lindsay Was Citizen of the Year 25 Years Ago
Claude “Shorty” Lindsay was named the 1983 Knightstown Citizen of the Year during the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet held at the American Legion. Rev. Robert Berkebile presented the award to Lindsay.
Henry Superior Court Judge David E. Hayes signed an order for a recount of the Knightstown town board election results. All five of the losing candidates in the November 8 election filed petitions requesting the recount.
The three member recount commission consists of two Republican Party members, Paul E. Todd and John R. Wittkamper, as well as Democratic Party member Wayne R. Clark. The commission met to begin their recount of votes on December 20, and after 10 days returned with very little changing. Just a couple of votes were counted that had previously been discarded, and that had no effect on the final election results.
After the election it was discovered that more than 100 ballots were not allowed because the voters indicated their choice by using a “check” mark instead of an “x” on the ballot. Four incumbent board members were denied another term by voters, including president Jim Lukens, Randall Miller and Roscoe Fadely of the Republican Party, and Independent incumbent Lester Howard. Independent candidate William Cox also filed the petition after losing his bid for a seat.
An estimated 12 percent of the ballots were discarded due to the check marks, while every race was decided by far less than 10 percent of the total votes cast. More than 700 people voted in the town board election, and the races were decided by margins of 62, 36, 23, 19 and 11 votes.
If the election results are upheld, it will mark the first time in 52 years that the Knightstown town board is not controlled by the Republican Party.
Carthage native Chris Alexander has accepted the position of news editor with KVON Radio, in Napa, California. Chris was a 1975 graduation of Knightstown High School.
Mr. and Mrs. Kash Kissick Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Duane Kissick wee the committee for the Kennard Lions and Ladies Night catered Christmas dinner last Thursday. Organist Kathryn Waits, pianist Kathy Gibson and director Shirley Lukens invite the community to the Knightstown United Methodist Church for the presentation of “Down From His Glory” this Sunday during the morning worship.
Knightstown Panther booster club members honored long-time basketball coach Duane Queener and his wife Peggy during halftime of the Knightstown-Eastern Hancock basketball game. Queener coached the Panthers to a record of 204-109 in 15 seasons, and had just one losing season as the head mentor.
Carthage Elementary students present a Christmas play last week entitled, “Who is important at Christmas.” Cast members included John Wheatley, Misti Dyer, Jennifer Rumple, Jana Edwards, Heather Muir, Victor Jackson and Danielle Ertel.
Lisa Mercer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mercer of Carthage, was named the winner of the Knightstown Home Optimist Club’s annual essay contest. Amy South, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde South of Greensboro, was the second place winner. April Helms, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Les Helms of Carthage, was the third place winner. Other participants receiving honorable mention were Eric Hunt, Gerald Gulley, Richard Sitler, John Ashley and Mike Mosely.
Leanna Roberts, daughter of Jo Ann Roberts of Charlottesville, has been selected as an entrant in the 1985 Little Jr. Miss Indiana Pageant at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis.
Girl Scout Troop 664 enjoyed an evening of Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and cookies last weekend. Members were April Grilliot, Jamie Thurman, Natalie Elliott, Stephanie Cunningham, Amanda Dusang, Laura Miller, Jennifer McIntosh, Erika Richey, Andrea Simon and leader Susan Boatright-Simon.
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