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Letters Published in June 18, 2008 Issue
June 18, 2008 - Letter submitted by Jarrett Hagy, Hoosier Gym Board President
To let everyone know, I believe this was another successful year for the Hoosiers Reunion All-Star Classic held at the Hoosier Gym on June 6. This is an event that brings the top high school boys and girls basketball talent to Knightstown.
To pull off this event, it takes countless hours of preparation by many volunteers in the community. On behalf of the Hoosier Gym Board of Directors, I would like to thank everyone for their help. With the storms the week before there was a lot of extra work to do. The town did a great job to get the gym cleaned up and get power and phone service back in time for the game.
Along with that we need to recognize the Knightstown-Wayne Twp. Volunteer Fire Department, Knightstown Police Department and Knightstown Department of Public Works for all the work they did leading up and the day of the game. I believe Knightstown is lucky to have such dedicated and caring people working on all of our behalf. I also want everyone to know what a truly wonderful group of volunteers the Hoosier Gym board has. It is one of the hardest working and dedicated groups of people I have ever had the pleasure to be involved with and is the main reason why this event, and other events held at the Gym are so successful. Thanks again to everyone that purchased a ticket, worked before, during and after the games. We look forward to doing it all again next year!
June 18, 2008 - Letter submitted by Mark and Liz Fort, Knightstown
We would like to give a big thanks to Cary Ellis and Steve Wilkerson for the outstanding job they did running the Optimist baseball league this year. The weather posed many unexpected challenges and they, as well as countless volunteers, came through for the kids and made it possible for them to play most of their games. Thanks also to the coaches and their helpers for giving their time and encouragement so our kids can learn a great game.
June 18, 2008 - Letter submitted by Darrell and June Deck, Knightstown
Attention Shirley flower snatchers!
For many years, my wife and I have purchased a bulb or a plant for our yard whenever our small and limited budget would allow.
Our main purpose was that we could share an arrangement of these flowers with our church family each Sunday. After the Sunday service, they were taken to hospital rooms or homes of the sick, shut-ins, the dying, neighbors, etc.
We moved from Shirley to Knightstown several months ago and have been in the process of moving our plants so we can continue to pursue our project of sharing these with others.
Recently, we were heartbroken and disappointed to find that others have been helping themselves to whatever they wanted from our yard. We have been provided with the names of several who have been named as the "plant-nappers." If you had only asked, we would have been glad to have shared with you.
We had a peony that we have nursed for several years and it was just beginning to come out. This was from a wonderful friend who is now deceased. We had especially looked forward to seeing it bloom so we could remember the elderly person who had rooted it. There is no way that this could mean as much to you as it does to us.
You know what you did was wrong and, if you have a tinge of guilt after reading this, we would appreciate it very much if you would bring these plants and leave them on our porch in Knightstown at 206 N. Washington St.
Leave them after dark, if you like, and no questions will be asked.
Our wonderful neighbors of over 31 years know that they were always like family and were welcome to anything that we had. This notice does not refer to them in any way whatsoever.
June 18, 2008 - Letter submitted by Steve Wilkerson and Jess Vaughn, Knightstown
Dear Editor, We would like to say thanks to the following people who helped out Saturday to get the girls Optimist field ready to play on. Without these people pumping water, shoveling aglime, etc., the girls probably wouldn't have played Saturday. Without these volunteers using their time and yard equipment, we would not have a successful program. Thanks to Larry Loveall, Rusty Richardson and Gina Miller; and a big thanks to Todd Lawhorne, who was down from morning on with his tractor, dragging the fields and scooping aglime.
June 18, 2008 - Letter submitted by Randy Anderson, Knightstown Water Plant Mgr. and Mel Matlock, Knightstown Works Mgr.
The Town of Knightstown Water Dept. will be mailing a Consumer Confidence Report to every water customer. This report will show that the Town of Knightstown has no violations and exceeds or meets all federal and state requirements. The report is a requirement of the Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management. This is an annual report that is compiled each year to let utility customers know the quality of water and the results of tests that we conduct to ensure the safety of our water. Anyone who does not receive a report by July 1 should call the utility office at 345-5597, or stop by the office at 26 S. Washington St. between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
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