School accepts prestigious trophy

Booleroo Centre District School (BCDS) was last week awarded the Prince Albert Trophy in recognition of the role it has played in the path of former student, 2021 Rhodes Scholar Justin Clarke. Justin, with Education Minister John Gardner and other dignitaries, visited the school for a special assembly to present the prestigious award. The purpose […]

Bundaleer event centre grant boost

Bundaleer’s new event centre has been given a federal government boost, securing a $56,210 grant for storage and equipment for the facility. Bundaleer Forest Community Areas Association (BFCAA) Incorporated successfully applied for funding through the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) under its Tackling Tough Times Together program. BFCAA project officer Greg Boston said […]

Balaklava Eisteddfod seeks help

The Balaklava Eisteddfod is back for its 25th year of celebrating  performing arts. Suffering from the COVID-19 reach that forced most performing arts events into hibernation, the Eisteddfod was postponed in 2020 and will make its grand return at the end of July. In a modified two-day format, the Balaklava Eisteddfod Society will host 24 […]

Bottoms up: Owen artist wows town

A new mural splashed across the Owen Recycling Depot probably features your favourite canned drink, as local artist ‘Ming’ I Nyoman Sumadi completed his latest addition to the town’s streetscape. The mural took less than three weekends to complete, with the medium of corrugated iron proving a difficult canvas to paint. Owen Recycling Depot business […]

Award honours nurse excellence

Clare expat Sophie Dohnt has been awarded the Minister for Health and Wellbeing Humanitarian Award at the 2020/21 SA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards, announced in Adelaide this month. Sophie, an intensive care nurse now working at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, is the daughter of Clare residents Paul Dohnt and Mary McInerney and an old […]

Clare voted SA’s top tourism town

It is official, according to more than 10,000 voters, Clare is the state’s top tourism town. Clare was officially named Top Tourism Town Voters’ Choice winner at the Tourism Industry Council South Australia (TiCSA) awards at a prestigious reception hosted by SA Governor Hieu Van Le  last Thursday evening. There were 32 finalists in three […]

Melrose paradise a town showpiece

There’s a little piece of paradise in Melrose that has played host to weddings, parties, celebrations of life, and greeted tourists and locals alike for the past two decades. But behind the aptly named Paradise Square, two dedicated locals – Yvonne and Don Bishop – have been carefully tending to the garden, maintaining it and […]