From the WKVI Archives

It doesn’t seem possible, but it was 13 years ago that the world premier of the film “The Best Man” was being shown. WKVI’s Ed Hasnerl had a small part in the independent film as, of course, a minister.

The Best Man was made at a cost of $320,000 and was written, co-produced, and directed by John Newcombe. The actual shooting of the movie took place in mid-1997 at Grass Creek, Kewanna, Star City, and Knox.

On this date in 1977, Gene Novello, a senior who earned ten varsity letters in his high school career, was named the winner of the coveted Ben Bowen Award during Honor Day ceremonies at Knox High School. Chris Duca, who was one of the first girls to win as many as eight varsity letters, received the Bonnie Taylor Award– the female counterpart of the Bowen Award.

One year ago, Knox High School was announcing its Valedictorian and Salutatorian Darienne Griffith and Hayley Windbigler.