Riverton station roars back to life

YOU could almost rewind the clock back more than 100 years on Saturday, as the Riverton Railway Station was once again abuzz with action for its 150th anniversary celebrations. The event provided local and visiting history buffs alike with a rare opportunity to visit the heritage listed station, which is now a private residence. Visitors […]

DON’T be scammed this Christmas!

There are so many scams around, most ending with money lost, identities stolen, emails hacked, broken hearts and more. Recently my work email was hacked, with what looked like a legitimate email from me, sent out to almost everyone, with an attachment about an invoice. It was a horrible feeling, and was an inconvenience and […]

Community support superb for Christmas hampers

THE group of volunteers from the Clare Valley Community Outreach (CVCO) has been busy in the last couple of weeks preparing Christmas hampers to give out to those in need over the festive season. The initiative has been run by the emergency relief office through the CVCO, with hampers handed out to many appreciative people […]

Successful year for loyalty program

Clare traders have given away $2700 in local shopping vouchers to participating shoppers over the past year and are looking forward to seeing what 2020 will bring. The campaign started in October 2018, with loyalty cards introduced in February, with more than 6000 completed cards collected in 10 months. The enthusiastic uptake of this initiative […]

Simon picks up footy ops role

BALAKLAVA’S Simon Purdue has been appointed to the new role of Football Operations Coordinator for the Mid North and Yorke Zone. Mr Purdue will be responsible for administering the Adelaide Plains, Yorke Peninsula, North Eastern and Northern Areas competitions, while assisting with club development initiatives. SANFL Community Football manager, Matt Duldig, said his knowledge and […]

Mid North Christmas carnivals cancelled

EXTREME temperatures are about to hit the Mid North this week, forcing the cancellation or postponement of numerous town Christmas pageants/carnivals planned for Friday night. The forecast for all towns from today until Friday is 40-plus degrees, with Friday topping the charts at 48 for Balaklava, Snowtown and Roseworthy. Mallala isn’t far behind at 47, […]

Super citizens

BLYTH’S Tracey Andriske and Owen’s Brian Parker are joint winners of Wakefield Regional Council’s Citizens of the Year 2020, to be presented at the Australia Day celebrations on January 26. With both Tracey (pictured) and Brian being well known around their towns and the wider district, and heavily involved in a wide range of organisations […]

Hopping mad

NICOLE Burns got the fright of her life last Friday morning, when she had a very close encounter with a kangaroo at, and IN her home at Sevenhill. “We often have kangaroos in the back paddock and our back yard, more often at dawn and dusk, and I always check they have gone before I […]

Homes has new CEO

At the AGM of Gilbert Valley Senior Citizens Homes (GVSCH), Ian Rowett was elected chairman for a fifth term, and Matthew Greenslade elected as vice chairman.  Other board members are Jill Behn, Deb Callery, Chris Connell, Bev DeVries, Grant Griffiths, Gary Fuss and Louise McLeod.  Steve Ball was elected to replace John Rohde who retired […]

Funds fly high for RFDS

THE dedicated local group of volunteers at the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Jamestown and District Support Group has raised a total of $10,000 for the RFDS over the past year. The funds were raised by the group participating in local events to raise funds, including working at the Wine Bar at the Jamestown Ram […]