The following were reported in the Feb. 25, 1959, edition of The Johnstown Independent:

The following were reported in the Feb. 25, 1959, edition of The Johnstown Independent:

The 12th annual Knights of Pythias Polio Dance will be held this Saturday night, Feb. 28. Each year the Knights have sponsored this dance and have given all the proceeds to the polio fund. Last year over $350 was turned over to the Licking County unit for the fight against polio. Russ King will do the calling for the square dances and the music will be furnished by the Lindenairs.

Another year of basketball at Johnstown High School came to a close last Friday night when the Johnnies came from behind to win a thrilling game and finish third in the 1959 Licking County tournament. After trailing for over three quarters, the Johnnies, led by Mike Carr, downed the Homer Blue Devils, 45-43, in the consolation game.

This Friday night, Feb. 27, the Johnstown Thespians will present "The Nutt Family," a three-act comedy to be given at the schoolhouse at 8 p.m. The cast includes Larry Riffe, Bonnie Kruger, Merrilann Davis, Darlene Bailey, Judy Shumaker, Sue Bailey, Tommy Van Fossen, Carol Bailey, Rodney DeNune, JoAnn Jaros, Diane Needles, Bobby Crist and Sherm Byers.

4-H Club tractor projects will be the best ever in Licking County in 1959, according to Merle Scheetz, county extension agent in charge of 4-H work. A county-wide kickoff of tractor program activities is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, March 2. At that time there will be three organization meetings, so that no member will have to travel far to take advantage of the program. For boys in northwestern Licking County, the meeting place is Johnstown School Farm School. Southwest areas will be served by a group meeting at Amore Implement Sales in Pataskala. Wilkin Farm Store is the site of the meeting for boys in the Utica, Newark and eastern areas of Licking County.