These stories were reported in the Aug. 27, 1958, edition of The Johnstown Independent:

These stories were reported in the Aug. 27, 1958, edition of The Johnstown Independent:

Superintendent A.J. Kauber announced that the Johnstown High School and elementary schools will be open on Tuesday, Sept. 2, with a half-day session with school starting at 8:45 a.m. The attendance in the 12 grades will be higher than it was last year. A breakdown of the anticipated attendance for the grades is as follows: Twelfth:, 52; eleventh, 63; tenth, 60; ninth, 62; eighth, 56; seventh, 54; sixth, 67; fifth, 66; fourth, 62; third, 56; second, 63; and first, 47. This gives a total of 353 students in the upper six grades and 361 in the first six grades for a grand total of 714 pupils. This figure represents about 35 more students than were in attendance at Johnstown during the last school year.

The Johnstown Johnnies football squad of 1958 held their first real body contact scrimmage last Saturday at the school. Coach Charles Robson has been working the boys hard and they show real promise of being one of the strongest and best teams in the Licking County or Mid-Buckeye League this fall. The Johnnie backfield should especially be strong since they will have three returning lettermen in it. Three of the boys who saw action throughout last year's contests who will be back to help the Johnnies' cause are Jack Hatten at fullback, Dave Eberhard at the quarterback spot, and Bill Hoover at one of the halfback positions.

Large crowds were on hand last Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22 and 23, for the annual Alexandria Fun Days. On Friday the main attraction was the flower show, which was sponsored by the Alexandria Garden Club. The show was held in the school building and they used the theme "Birds in My Garden." Bird mobiles flying from the lights in the room were made realistic by songs of wild birds played on long playing records. There were a total of 165 entries of specimens in the show, 96 artistic arrangements and 30 arrangements made by the juniors.