From the archives of The Murray Valley Standard, February 12, 1965.
Imps granted lease for Johnstone Park plan
The Imperial Football Club has been granted a 21-year lease of a section of Johnstone Park on which to build permanent dressing sheds.
Club president B Clark said his club and the Rambler Football Club had been approached by the corporation last year to see if the two bodies could work together on a dressing shed project.
Meetings with the Ramblers had been “disappointing” and it appeared this club was not interested.
2000 children at MB schools
Enrolments at Murray Bridge schools this year have passed the 2000 mark for the first time.
At the high school, the leaving honours class was introduced for the last time; next year fifth forms throughout the state will be known as matriculation classes.
The total of 570 pupils at the primary school is 20 below last year’s figure.
The infant school has a total enrolment of 215, including 67 new pupils.
NG memorial to MB man
Interest from a £500 trust fund to be established in New Guinea by the Murray Bridge Christ Church Lutheran congregation will provide a scholarship to perpetuate the memory of a former congregation member, Ray Jaensch, who was killed in an air crash in the territory early last year.
The decision was made at the congregation’s half-yearly meeting last Sunday.