Smoke stack

CFS crews were called to a truck fire last Thursday afternoon near Auburn, that saw a truck and trailer, fully loaded with bales of canola straw, quite literally go up in smoke. A local farmer had only just pulled out of his paddock onto the road to cart the straw to his home, when he […]

Christmas comes to life in Owen

Christmas Eve saw the main street of Owen come alive with Christmas fun and festivities. Colourful floats drove along the streets with those aboard throwing treats out to the crowd. Father Christmas arrived much to the delight of local children. Read the full story in our online edition:

Final sealing works scheduled

FINAL sealing works on local roads have been scheduled in January and February as part of the Upper Yorke Peninsula Regional Road Network Upgrade Program.  Works will be undertaken during the day between 7am and about 5pm. Temporary speed restrictions will apply but no roads will close. A 25km/h speed restriction will be in place […]

The First Surf Christmas

It was a full house for both performances of the Sparkz Christmas drama production, The First Surf Christmas, at the Clare Uniting Church on December 16. Christmas was welcomed by eager audiences keen to see the ninth annual Sparkz production, which has become renowned for its vibrant sets, costumes and humorous storylines. The play reimagined […]

Balaklava’s packed pageant

BALAKLAVA’S Christmas Pageant was again a huge success, as hundreds of locals and visitors alike turned out in throngs to celebrate the festive season. The parade almost looped entirely around the town Triangle, which this year featured a real donkey! Special mention goes to MAP Financial Strategies for the very clever Christmas Tree outfits, while […]

Family fun at Burra Christmas Fair

There was plenty of colour and creativity in the procession of floats entered into the 2018 Burra and Community Christmas Fair held on Friday, December 21. The main street came alive for the family favourite event, with food, music and of course, the pageant featuring the jolly man in red. Children from the local districts […]

Tranel shoots for the stars

Sitting for year 12 exams in physics, chemistry, maths methods and English literary studies, is not everyone’s cup of tea, but Balaklava High School (BHS) student, Tranel Churchett-Gomez, took on the lot with great success, and was rewarded as dux of 2018 for his efforts. Tranel received an ATAR of 93.85, with a university adjustment […]