Nosey Parker: From the 1991 archives

1966: A big occasion for Airdale school which competed in the school combined primary school sports day. This photo shows the school's cheer squad. I wonder how many of these children still live in the town. Are you one of those children?
1966: A big occasion for Airdale school which competed in the school combined primary school sports day. This photo shows the school's cheer squad. I wonder how many of these children still live in the town. Are you one of those children?

The Recorder moved into the former Saint Mark's primary school on Gertrude Street. The paper was taken over by John B Fairfax as Rural Press.

From more than 6000 Australian National Railway employees throughout Australia, Port Pirie's Kevin Ryan was named the Institute of Sport Personality of the Year.

Charlie Robertson retired from public life. He was a life member of seven different organizations. He was recognized by the state recreation of sports division which presented him with a plaque in 1989. Charles Robertson pensioner flats in David Street carries his name.

Tim Wallace was awarded the Order of Australia medal for his services to the community.

In what could be a local record, sales of 15,000 echoes were sold over the holidays. This averaged out to 10 echoes for every person in the town.

A tornado in last Port Germein cost at least $1 million damage. 14 houses either lost their roof or received structural damage.

Buttercup Bakery on York Road closed. It was started in 1899 by August Rohrsheim. Later, his sons carried on the business.

Port Pirie Archery Club held its first official meeting at the club's new range on Port Germein Road. The club's president was Mr. Philip Player. The original club folded in 1970.

Brodie Atkinson, the former Risdon footballer, won the South Australian National Football League reserves Magarey Medal while playing for North Adelaide.

One of Port Pirie's greatest personalities, Bernie Threadgold, passed away. He was life member of the Port Pirie Cricket Association and Port Football Club. He was secretary of the Port Pirie Branch of the RSL.

The final Iron Triangle Limited passenger train limped into Keswick Railway Station with 56 passengers on board with a coffin. The Mayor of Port Pirie, Mr Denis Crisp, and the Member for Custance, Mr Ivan Venning, led the funeral procession onto the platform. A minute's silence was held.

The revamp of The News had ended an era for Port Pirie personality Norm Tully. He was a country news correspondent for the newspaper for 25 years. His job became obsolete when the country pages were dropped from the new format.

Meg's Bookshop was opened in the Flinders Arcade by Margie Arnold.

Leo Bray retired from the smelters picnic committee after 44 years. He joined the picnic committee in March 1947.

Solomontown Primary School held a junior debutante ball. The debs and partners were: Michelle Darling - Nicholas Conradi, Bianca Smale - Peter Anderson, Jade Plewright - Colin Sherriff, Monique Dite - Kevin Cable, Meagan Thompson - Jamie Hutchinson, Crystal Smith - Andrew Hunt, Kerry Rucioch - Todd Bairstow, Lisa Joy - Adam White, Renae Joy - Matt Bairstow, Crystal Meschke - Christopher Wright, Meeca Dietman - Craig Meschke, flower girl Kylie Dietman, page boy Michael Wright.