Happy Hearts conquer the rock climb

HAPPY Hearts Fitness members celebrated their Christmas break-up with a rock climbing event last Wednesday evening, December 10, at Mallala oval. Members, along with family, friends and partners spent two hours climbing three different difficulty levels – easy, medium and a more difficult wall – before retiring to a selection of wine, cheese and fruit. […]

Jessica has the world at her feet

Balaklava dance instructor Jessica Bernhardt has been nominated for a Channel Nine Young Achiever Award. A nominee in the AGL Regional Initiative category, the 18-year-old was nominated because of her initiative to create a dance studio in Balaklava. She combined her love of dance, her experiences and her skills as a teacher to create Stepz […]

Kym Mason honoured

Former Balaklava high school principal Kym Mason was one of 30 retiring South Australian principals and pre-school directors honoured at celebrations at Ayres House on Monday. Between them, the principals and directors will leave children with 1052 years of knowledge and wisdom, with some principals providing more than 40 years of service individually. Their contribution, […]

All I want for Christmas is…

Forget Wii’s and video games, all one local student wants for Christmas is a little less sibling rivalry. Those passing through Balaklava may want to have a peek at letters to Santa written by Marty Brice’s year three and four students – there are some interesting requests! Several of the Balaklava Primary School students were […]

'Rattler' cash a double win for towns

FIFTY thousand dollars will be spent on the popular “Rattler Trail” from Riverton to Auburn. Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council is one of 25 community groups to benefit from over $1 million funding allocated across the State to upgrade and improve sporting facilities. Council will receive $50,000 towards surfacing of the Rattler Trail. The grants […]

‘Rattler’ cash a double win for towns

FIFTY thousand dollars will be spent on the popular “Rattler Trail” from Riverton to Auburn. Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council is one of 25 community groups to benefit from over $1 million funding allocated across the State to upgrade and improve sporting facilities. Council will receive $50,000 towards surfacing of the Rattler Trail. The grants […]

Joanne our scholarship winner

Former Balaklava student Joanne Shepherd has been named winner of the annual Roger Manuel Scholarship. The former Horizon Christian School and Kings Baptist Grammar School student has just finished her third year at university studying education and health sciences, and aims to teach middle school physical education in country schools. The 20-year-old has completed some […]

Mallala councillors to get their pay increase

Lewiston and Two Wells councillors have voted for a 25 per cent allowance increase, despite some previously stating their current allowance was sufficient. There was a clear divide between northern and southern councillors, with only one southern councillor voting against the increase. Two Wells and Lewiston ward councillors Duncan Kennington, Joe Daniele, Anne Picard, Rudi […]

Stevens wins election

Snowtown farmer Greg Stevens has been elected northern ward councillor for Wakefield Regional Council. Greg Stevens and Michael Stone vied for the position following the resignation of Ted Beare, who resigned as he was leaving the area. It will be the second time Greg has represented his community on council, having previously been a Blyth-Snowtown […]