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Headstrong –  A “vigilante’ car park inspector has struck at Port Wakefield’s boat ramp area. And our inspector got a prized “scalp” belonging to a retired farmer, hotshot bowler and local government member who had inadvertently parked his ute and boat trailer incorrectly when he departed for a day’s fishing with his brother, “the umbrella […]

Talent at friendly Avon

CONGRATULATIONS to the small community of Avon. On the weekend my husband and I  made the trip from Adelaide to attend the Avon Christmas display. The people who have contributed to this event – which I believe also is  happening on December 6 – deserve a pat on the back.  There are some very talented […]

APFL board changes – and new secretary

The Adelaide Plains Football League has reverted to a six member board of directors. The new board of directors includes president Brad Busch, vice president Rocco Musolino, Colin Jenner, Greg Tucker, Andy Seccafien, and Des O’Halloran. Andy Wilson, Geoff Moon, Lyal Haynes and Tom Lioulias are no longer directors. Heather Curnow has replaced Peter Rankine […]

Riverton puts school plan to government

A proposal to create a birth to year 12 facility for children of Riverton will be submitted to the Government for consideration. The concept was discussed at a recent meeting of parents and caregivers of students from the town’s three learning centres – the  kindergarten, primary and high schools. Glenys Munro, principal of Riverton and […]

Signs are good for Dublin tourists

A bold new concept introducing travellers to just what is on offer at Dublin has been adopted by council. Designed to capture the attention of motorists and inform them of the services and facilities available, the unique ribbon design will stand out along the barren highway. So what is it that makes Dublin what it […]

Planning starts on church centenary

Mallala Celebrations are being planned to commemorate the centenary of Mallala Uniting Church in June next year. The Foundation Stone  of the Church was laid by the then Governor of SA, Sir Samuel Way Bart, on February 1, 1909, and the church building was opened on June 30, the same year, taking just five months […]

Whitwarta – Saints road upgrade bid

Council will seek funding to upgrade the Saints-Whitwarta Road under next financial year’s Special Local Roads Program. Wakefield Regional Council initially had Boundary Creek Road (Broughton Road) as its priority, in conjunction with District Council of Barunga West, but both councils have since altered their priorities. Council is now seeking funds to upgrade Saints-Whitwarta Road, […]

Council votes for CPI pay increase

Councillor and mayoral allowances within Wakefield Regional Council have been increased. Councillors last Wednesday voted to increase allowances in line with the most recent Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures, which show an increase for Adelaide in the past 12 months of 5.1 per cent. This means the mayor allowance will increase to $12,339 per year, […]

Knife threat at Virginia

Two Wells • A Virginia man was arrested after allegedly holding a knife to the throat of another man at Virginia Caravan Park on Tuesday last week. Police allege the two men were arguing before the 42-year-old threatened the victim with a knife. Police were alerted and immediately swooped on the man, taking him into […]