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

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

At about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, the Johnstown Volunteer Fire Department started fighting grass fires that had gotten out of control and before the day was over they had been called eight times. Fire Chief Ivan Lynn asked residents of this area to avoid setting trash and grass fires any place except where they can be kept under control at all times. Chief Lynn suggested that people confine the necessary fires to barrels and other trash receptacles and not to burn the grass on the open fields.

Last Sunday, March 22, about 36 persons gathered at the rear of the Croton Methodist Church for the breaking of ground for an addition to be built on the church. The new addition will be an educational building and if the weather permits, construction is slated to start this week.

On Saturday, March 21, the Central District Science Day was held in Columbus. Twelve of the Johnstown students who had exhibited their projects at the Licking County Science Fair a week earlier had qualified to take their projects to the District Fair. The entrants from Johnstown were Bill King, Bill Sherrard, Bill Hoover, Barbara Gager, Jerry Phillips, Stuart Parsons, Fred Walker, Diane Needles, Glen Osborn, Miriam Edgerly, Steve William, Gary Teeters and Larry Caudle. This is the first year that Johnstown has entered in the Science Day programs.

The churches of Johnstown and surrounding areas have a full schedule of services lined up for Good Friday and Easter Sunday, March 29. The community Good Friday services will be held in the Johnstown Methodist Church on Friday afternoon from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The theme for the service will be the "Last Words from the Cross."