Nosey looks back at 1997

The 1947 Proprietary premiership 50-year reunion in October; back, Bert Wiskar, Dave Cunningham, John Davies, Darcy Rohrig, Con Stephanos, Ross Wiskar, Gordon Wilson; front, John Green, Art Evans, Denis Kershaw, Ken Atkins.
The 1947 Proprietary premiership 50-year reunion in October; back, Bert Wiskar, Dave Cunningham, John Davies, Darcy Rohrig, Con Stephanos, Ross Wiskar, Gordon Wilson; front, John Green, Art Evans, Denis Kershaw, Ken Atkins.

The Port Pirie City and District Council sell the former district council building in David Street.

Port Pirie District Tennis Association unveiled a new honour roll with the names of officials and past champions.

The Florence Street Uniting Church was shut down as it needs urgent repairs. The members moved to Risdon Park on The Terrace.

One of Port Pirie's oldest businesses, Cassar's Shop, closed down after 55 years.

Former Solomontown footballer and the 1988 Madigan medallist, Mark Bickley was appointed the captain of the Adelaide Football Club.

The Environmental Health Centre is investing in Port Pirie by building a new headquarters in Gertrude Street, which will be on the former fire station site.

Port Pirie Cricket Association Under 14 premiers was Wandearah. The team members were Daniel Ganley, Chris Crouch, Jordan Coombe, Adam Gordon, Ryan Arbon, David Kock, Bart Joyce, Ali Haskett, Andrew Congdon, Matt Kennedy, Aden Mathews and Greg Congdon (coach).

The New Kingston Village at the end of Kingston Road is developed by JE May Pty Ltd. The streets are named after the Madigan family.

The Young Women's Christian Association celebrates the club's 50th anniversary at the Port Pirie Sporting Community Club on Broadway Road.

The Flinders View SAPSASA cricket team was coached by Brenton Wilson. The team comprised of Daniel Johns, Levi Goodridge, Nicholas Gloede, Hamish Connor, Matthew Adams (Risdon Park); David Smith (Solomontown); Andrew Quinn, Mark Holloway, James Dowler (St Marks); Gareth Adams, Daniel Hastings, Tate Bradley, Been Goodridge (Airdale),

Port Pirie's first Apex president, John Copeland cut the cake at the clubs 1000th dinner held at the Port Football Clubrooms. It marked 43 years of service.

The SGL Football coaches were John McAuliffe (Central Augusta), Rob Rozee (South Augusta), Bob Boston (Port), Lauren Hellmans (Solomontown), Brett Hand (Lions) and Gerard McConnell (West Augusta).

The contents of the famous Carn Brae go up for auction. Mr Fred and Phina bought the building in 1963. Almost 800 lots will be sold.

The Goodman Fielder Milling and Baking SA and NT will officially open. The history of the business dates back to 1985 when August Conrad Rohrsheim left Frankfurt in Germany at the age of 16. He started the bakery in Terowie and later moved to Port Pirie. The new depot will be run by Trevor Werfel.

The Lutheran Church takes over the former Church of Christ on Senate Road, which was built around 1964.