Nosey: From 1952 archives

1982: The Fireballs, pictured here in 1982, after their daytime volleyball win were Helen Spooner, left, Judy Dowler, Chris Matters, Val Tee, Heather Oliphant, Karyl Aldridge and Loretta Raftery.

1982: The Fireballs, pictured here in 1982, after their daytime volleyball win were Helen Spooner, left, Judy Dowler, Chris Matters, Val Tee, Heather Oliphant, Karyl Aldridge and Loretta Raftery.

Sports prizes for the St John's High School were: Best football backman William Fitzgerald, best athlete, fairest and best footballer, cricket batting average Denis Sayner, bowling average Barry Lemm, batting in vigoro Marlene Veitch, best in tennis Frances Murphy, best girl athlete Annette Finn, best and fairest basketball Rita Felici, junior girl athlete Kay Powell.

The best cricket partnerships so for in the season were 1st wicket L Colman, K Smith 151, 2nd wicket L Colman, J Connelly 86, 3rd wicket L Colman, B Veitch 152, 4th wicket S Grewar, K Madigan 155, 5th E Button, J Grieve 125, 6th I Zubrinich, K Langsford 89, 7th wicket N Wheaton, W Alexander 100, 8th W Theologue, K Owens 13, 9th W Theologue, R Cuthbertlet 63, 10th R Cuthbertlet, W Alexander 17.

At the amateur association, 1300 pounds was spent on the clubrooms. The secretary told the annual meeting the club had 100 members.

Scholars' awards at Port Germein School. Progress certificates were awarded to Judith Blight, Judith White, Rhyll Deutscher, Margaret Mackenzie, Donald Mudge, Eric Mudge, Ian Carse, Desmond Fuller, James Smidt. Merit certificates were awarded to Rhyll Deutscher, Don Mudge grade 7, Barbara Wauchope, Leslie Lyall grade 6, Irene Broughtbear, Ronald Wauchope grade 5, Noelene Lyall, Maxwell White grade 4, Dorothy Ramsey, Stan Deutscher, Peter Dennis grade 3, Beverly Olsen, Terry Lamshed grade 2, Gay Wauchope, Max Wauchope grade 1, Pamela Bessen, Graham Pole lower 1.

Port Pirie Table Tennis champs were men's singles R Holthouse d F Horvath. Women's singles Miss M Grandsen d D Robinson.

Minor Derby, South Australian champion pacer, was sold for 2500 guineas to grandstand bookmaker S N Banner.

The Chamber of Commerce announced that shops would open on Saturday mornings for two-and-a-half hours.

Thirty years of the smelter providing electrical service to the town came to an end. Power supply was taken over by the state's electricity trust.

A new RSL building at Crystal Brook was opened by the Premier of South Australia, Mr Tom Playford.

Amateur hour and frolic at St Peter's, prize winners for fancy costumes were Helen Warne, Kay Messenger, Rosemary Wilson, Christine Price, Maxine Thomas, Maureen Amundsen, Judith Batty, Susanne Leane, John Leane, Neil Ashman, David Ashman, Adrian Sandery, Gordon Ekins, Kym Thomas, Peter McAuley, Grantley Wilson, Graham Price, Noel Giles, David Lowe.

Some of the shops in the Pirie West area: Mr G Spartalis, greengrocer, York Rd. L.G Patterson, store keeper, Tenth St. Federal Hotel, The Terrace. W.R Reynolds, Tenth St. A.H Parker, butcher, Tenth St. Mrs R Parker, butcher, Agnes St. L Rodda, store keeper, The Terrace. A.W Roberts, store keeper, The Terrace. P Milnes, butcher, York Rd. S & D Fitzgerald, York Rd. Rohrsheim Bakeries, York Rd. C.W Castle, store keeper, Senate Rd. Mr and Mrs H.W Blieschke, store keeper, Senate Rd. Joan and Joy of Joanette Ladies' Hairdresser, Goode Rd. S Caputo, provision store, Goode Rd. Mr E B Wehrmann, baker, Goode Rd. H.J Barnes, boot maker, York Rd. S J Politis, boot maker, The Terrace. Mr C Alexander, store keeper, Federation Rd. Patricia Ladies' Hairdresser, York Rd. Ern Scott, post office, York Rd. F.E Wilson, store keeper, Agnes St. Jobson Drapery, York Rd. Mr Sparrow, general store, Goode Rd. Risdon Hotel, Moppett Rd. McMahon Newsagent, The Terrace. Baker store, The Terrace.