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 Letters Published in June 27, 2007 Issue



 June 27, 2007 - Letter submitted by Cindy Huffman, President, Knightstown High School Band Boosters

The Knightstown High School Band held their fourth annual Summer Blast show last weekend. The Summer Blast closely resembles a theater production with the band playing six songs during the show and includes guard routines, back drops, costumes and props for a complete stage presentation. The students spend five hours a day for three weeks learning the music and the moves and have a tremendous amount of input into the show. This summer program allows us to put our new auditorium to great use during the off school months. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the following corporate sponsors for this years production: The Paddock, Tri Kappa, Samantha Meeks Family Practice, Beverly Wilson-State Farm Insurance, Armstrong-Ploeger, DDS, Psi Iota Xi, Leakey Insurance Agency, Inc., Knightstown Elevator and The Banner. Your financial support was truly appreciated. I would also like to thank the parent volunteers who helped behind the scenes, we could not have done it without you.



 June 27, 2007 - Letter submitted by Bill Murray, Bittersweet Memories owner, Knightstown

Just a short note to say thank you to all the folks who put on this year’s car show. We are a new business in town (Oct. 2006) and we enjoyed our best day since we took over the business.

We were very impressed with the orchestration of the event, especially how fast everything was cleaned up afterwards.




 June 27, 2007 - Letter submitted by Mary Ann Beard, Rush County Auditor

The Rush County property tax bills have arrived. The deadline to pay the spring installment is July 25. The fall installment is due November 13. Both statements may be paid at the same time or the fall statements should be saved for the fall deadline.

There are several things that are new about the 2007 collection. First, the bills have a new look. Taxpayers now only return the treasurer’s copy for payment and a taxpayer copy is for a receipt, much like a utility bill. If paying in person, we will gladly mark the taxpayers copy paid, but there will be no paid receipts issued by mail. Bills contain Treasurer A and B copies Taxpayer A and B copies. This allows the A copies to be used for the spring payments and the B copies for the fall payments. A new feature this year is that addressed envelopes have been enclosed to return statements for payment. Also, taxpayers formerly billed for a drainage ditch or a conservancy tax on a separate tax bill will now have those assessments are now combined on taxpayers’ real estate bill.

Tax payments may be received at many locations. First and foremost, payments can be made at the treasurer’s office in the Rush County Courthouse. Our hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The treasurer has also selected MainSoure Bank to collect property tax payments. MainSource has three branches that will provide that service. The main branch is located at 202 N. Main St., Rushville, the north branch at 157 W Foster Heights Rd., Rushville, and the Knightstown Branch at 120 E Main St., Knightstown. Only complete payments that appear on the statement may be paid at the bank.

The last option to pay is by credit card. The treasurer’s office uses a third party payment service provided by Official Payments Corporation. They may be reached at 1-800-272-9829 using Jurisdiction Code 2432 or No credit card payments may be taken at the treasurer’s office or at MainSource Bank.

The Treasurer’s Office may be reached at 765-932-2386.



 June 27, 2007 - Letter submitted by Pam Stacy, chairperson, Psi Iota Xi Golf Committee

Psi Iota Xi Sorority would like to thank the following hole and tee sponsors for making our 10th Annual Golf Tournament a success: The Banner; Knightstown Locker; Ag One; Leakey Insurance; State Farm/Norm Bohnert; Ruthie Bohnert Realty; Wilkinson Insurance; Condos Funeral Home; IMI; Pepsi; Ed Dunsmore; Ivy Wreath; Knightstown American Legion; H & R Block; Smoot’s Lawn Care; Make a Difference Knightstown; Rusty Johnson Construction; Tom True Auto; True Communications; The Mane Gathering; Herff Jones/Gary and Andy Clark; Main Street Threads; National Road BP; Knightstown Health Care Clinic; and Hancock Regional Hospital.

A special thanks to our golfers -- without them we could not put on a successful tournament – and to Pary and Brandon Cross of Horse Shoe Bend Golf Course for their countless hours, efforts and suggestions for our tournament. And last, but not least, thanks to the Golf Committee for all their hard work.



 June 27, 2007 - Letter submitted by Cary Ellis, substitute PE teacher, Knightstown Elementary

I would like to thank the Knightstown Subway restaurant for donating sandwiches for the American Heart Association Jump Rope-a-Thon that Mrs. Means’ fourth grade class at Knightstown Elementary participated in near the end of the school year. Also, thanks to the Knightstown PTO for donating chips and drinks for the event.


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