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Letters Published in October 24, 2007 Issue
Oct. 24, 2007 - Letter submitted by The Plank family - Lyle, Gloria, Jennifer, Eliza, Fory, Kaleb, Austin and Zachary Plank - Knightstown
The family of Douglas Lyle Plank express our sincere gratitude to our families, friends and neighbors for the acts of kindness at the time of Doug's passing. We especially express our heartfelt thanks to Pastor Brian Campbell, Randy Riggs and staff at Hinsey-Brown's Knightstown Chapel, Forrest Ridge Dialysis Center, doctors and nurses at Hancock Regional and Community East hospitals, Faith Lutheran Church in Greenfield, Knightstown Police Chief Danny Banker his colleagues for their way of checking on Doug while on their night beat, Jay Stearns of the Corner Bakery for the many calls he made checking on Doug, and to Mr. Dudley and the Knightstown Athletic Department for the memorial in Doug's memory at the Knightstown-Lapel football game. We will forever by grateful to all of you.
Oct. 24, 2007 - Letter submitted by Mike Fender – Knightstown
I have to believe last Friday's opening sectional football game was one of the most embarrassing performances in Knightstown High School history. The sad part of it all is that it had nothing to do with the score or the performance of the team.
When things turned ugly for the Panthers in the first quarter, a large group of fans in the stands turned uglier. At a time when our players needed support the most they didn't get it. Instead they heard adults heckling coaches, yelling to put in certain players by name and yelling to take out certain players by name. You always have one or two in every crowd, but this was out of bounds with the number of people involved. You made the rest of the parents and fans uncomfortable and zapped the energy from the stands that the team needed behind them.
This year's team had to deal with more than they should have had to with the injuries that changed the lineup weekly. Through the ups and downs they need to know that we parents and fans stand behind them 100 percent. It is really sad that this group set such a bad example for our kids. What a night for our seniors to remember as their last football game.
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