The Recorder's Des 'Nosey' Parker looks back over the years

SINGERS FOR SCOTLAND: Helen Kitto, left, Don Kranz, Phil Brankin, Ian Sutcliffe, Sally Jackson and Jorg Menz entertained residents in 1987 at the Port Pirie National Trust's gathering with the National Trust of Scotland.
SINGERS FOR SCOTLAND: Helen Kitto, left, Don Kranz, Phil Brankin, Ian Sutcliffe, Sally Jackson and Jorg Menz entertained residents in 1987 at the Port Pirie National Trust's gathering with the National Trust of Scotland.

Columnist with The Recorder 'Nosey' Parker looks at the news of 1994:

Heartbeat secretary-treasurer Betty Bignell resigns after 12 years in the position.

Risdon and Proprietary football clubs merge and will be called the Lions. New coach will be Roger Harris.

Port Pirie basketballers Scott Arnold and David Mills win scholarships with the South Australian Sports Institute.

An association between the Lambert family and the Port Football Club lasting 63 years ended. Reg Lambert retired as a barman for the club. Back in 1931, Reg's father Joe was a player for St Mark's Football Club. He was there in 1941 when St Mark's became Port.

The Smelter's Picnic sweep raffle will in future be held every four weeks instead of every two weeks. The raffle cost 20c back in 1971.

Sportsperson of the Year nominations were: January, Kara Wiskar, softball; February, Dean Patersen, croquet; March, Matthew Meaney, cycling; April, Geoff Flink, motorcross; May, Emily Dwyer, basketball; May, Amanda Cass; June, Lorinee Shillabeer, netball; July, David McInerney, table tennis; August, Rebecca Adams; September, Baylin Cole, football; October, Tamisha Moyses, softball; November, Corey Warner, golf; The winners were Geoff Flink and Kara Wiskar.

The first service was held in the extensions to the Hannan Street Baptist Church.

Winner of the yearly swim-through was Tammy Picken with the runner-up Paul Rafanelli.

Northern Country Music Association celebrated its 10th birthday with a party at Phoenix Park trots raceway.

Risdon Park High School student Emily Moffatt is the Lions Club Youth of the Year.

An exhibition of the history of the scout movement was opened at the scout headquarters in Mary Elie Street. It was compiled by Alan Ellery and was a must-see display.

Adelaide Crows footballers Tony Modra, Tony Hall and Mark Bickley were swamped by supporters at Pirie Plaza shopping centre.

Solomontown Primary School's Student Representative Council comprised Allan Wiercinski, Kirsty Dunning, Mark Fitzsimmons, James Pavlich, Sara Haldane, Skye Maywald, Aneta LoBasso, Matthew Morgan, Glenn Veal, Jamie Hutchinson, Alison Bennetts, Gareth Adams, Andrew Lane, Amanda Loizeau, Jo-Ellen Walker, Shilo Murphy, Todd Connor, Brooke McMahon, Samuel Morgan, Raymond Smith, Jessica Denton, Adam Galpin and Tammy Curnow.

Phina Young, who was the part-owner and host of historic Carn Brae, passes away.

Woman police officer Claire Conaghty becomes the first female boundary umpire in the Port Pirie Football League.

Gus de Voogd, the television man, passes away. He ran a store in Florence Street.

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