Learn about student newspaper

IRELAND — The Ireland Historical Society will present a program of public interest at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14.

On Oct. 23, 1879, a newspaper was published in Ireland, and it was called “The Ireland Argus.” The society has a copy of this paper. In 1922, Ireland High School had a newspaper named “The Beacon.” Later in 1950, the high school started publishing the “Irish Gazette.” Now in this century there is “The Ireland Times,” a student publication of Ireland Elementary School. Several of the students and their mentor, Susan Gossett, will be present to talk about the newspaper. Students in grades three through five put the paper together. Refreshments will be served after the program.

The society has been bringing history programs to the Ireland area for 23 years and has more than 1,100 local interest pictures with captions on display. Many artifacts and a vintage town model of Ireland also are on display. A few copies of the society’s “A History of Ireland, Indiana — An Irish Blessing for 200 Years (1816-2016)” are available for $55.
Membership dues to the society are $10 and can be sent to P.O. Box 71, Ireland IN 47545. A lifetime membership is available for $200.

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