Nosey Parker: From The Recorder’s 1958 archives

1997: The 1996/97 Port Pirie and Districts Tennis Association A1 premiership went to Uniting Blue. Pictured were Paul Caputo, back, Chris Bouzoudis, Ben Ward, Eunice Smith, Graeme Bell, Mark Dignan, Kirsty Mezzino, front, Pauline Hedger, Kathy Gould and Natalie Pisani.
1997: The 1996/97 Port Pirie and Districts Tennis Association A1 premiership went to Uniting Blue. Pictured were Paul Caputo, back, Chris Bouzoudis, Ben Ward, Eunice Smith, Graeme Bell, Mark Dignan, Kirsty Mezzino, front, Pauline Hedger, Kathy Gould and Natalie Pisani.

Rob Bishop coached Port Pirie's combined side v West Torrens.  Port coach John Connelly captained the side. The training squad of 20 - eight from Northern Areas, seven from Port Pirie, three from Broughton, two from Flinders. They were G McKenzie (N), M Read (N), W Coad (F), L Bonner (PP), P Heinjus (B), P Kitschke (N), F Sparks (N), J Connelly (PP), V Landers (N), M Pollard (PP), K Johnson (N), B Christie (PP), B Mudge (B), J Kitschke (N), B Curtis (N), M Goodwin (PP), P Murphy (PP), H Murphy (PP). The score was Torrens 16.5 def Northern 12.9.

Wandearah Football Club opens a modern, updated change room at Wandearah Oval. It was the envy of many country clubs. Mr Ashby, of the Broughton Football League, opened the rooms. 

Two building firms, L O'Loughlin Ltd and F.O Ingerson and Co built 10 new homes for the trust for people with limited income. There were five in Batty Street and five on Kingston Road and Port Davis Road.

The YMCA Mitchell Cup team retained the cup at the annual competition in Adelaide. The team was S Stone, R Truelove, P Caddy, T Sly, W McGuinness, C Thomas, B Atkins, B Johnston, W Bonner, D Edwards, S Whelan, N Ashman.

Their big night at the Church England Ball were debs Brenda Hobbs, Leonie Rodgers, Robin Burns, Margaret Cheesman, Shirley Dixon, Dianne Mackey, Shirley Teusner, Marjorie Anderson, Jill Kirby, Carlene Sawyer, Jeanette Andrews, Maureen Amundsen. 

Thirty-six trucks derailed in a big smash near Port Pirie in the biggest and most spectacular derailment in many years when 36 rail trucks in a string of 42 comprising mainly ore from Broken Hill derailed. The locomotive at the head of the train and guards' van remained on the tracks. 

Two-hundred entries for the dog championship which was conducted by the Northern District Kennel Club.

English, Scottish and Australian Bank Ltd which had a branch in Ellen Street, built a new bank building in Alexander Street. The site was formerly owned by Blue Bird Cafe and Miss Prim's Frock Salon. 

K Stephanos and Sons sold their cake and milk bar business in Ellen Street after 28 years to Ron Sibly. It later became Angie's Cake Shop. 

The Memorial Oval cycle track was bitumised and the inner oval was fenced. 

Hughie Young won the Port Pirie Bowling Singles Championship for the 16th time. 

Eight-hundred attended the Waterside Workers' Federation Picnic held at Port Germein. A party of 12 from the Crystal Brook orphanage was given a special day out. 

BHAS Amateur Swimming Club received 188 entries for the swim through. Fourteen different clubs were represented. 

The Savoy Milk Bay in Alexander Street introduced a coffee espresso machine for the first time in Port Pirie. 

The Saints team won the Port Pirie softball premiership. The team was K Fraser, L Saunders, P Green, E Amundsen (captain), H Poulton, R cobb, J Carwana, M Fraser, K Sadler.