Jim makes the move

The congregations of St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Balaklava and St John’s Lutheran Church in Auburn bid farewell to pastor Jim Bryan on Sunday, during his final church services. Jim and his wife Colleen, will be retiring to Tanunda in the next week or so, after living and ministering in their community for the past […]

Neighbours save the day…

Local farmers and the CFS have been kept busy in the past week with a number of stubble, hay and shed fires. Last Wednesday, Balaklava’s Shayn Faehrmann arrived home for lunch to see smoke billowing from a shed near his house. The shed didn’t take long to be engulfed in flames, and was completely destroyed, […]

Clean up our act!

Gilbert Valley Lions cleans up our 3 tonnes of mess Two trailer loads of roadside rubbish, including 30 discarded tyres, were taken to the Clare Waste Transfer Station as a result of hard work by Gilbert Valley Lions volunteers. The rubbish was picked up in the Riverton and Tarlee areas on Monday, November 5 and […]

Look what the wind blew in!

Did anyone guess August 6 as the date for the season break? We’ve had lots of wind lately, with not much rain blown in behind it, however Monday saw widespread rain and even hail around the district. This was a much-needed follow up rain from last Thursday, and will hopefully save the crops, and fill […]

A Mixed Bag at Clare ArtHouse

A good crowd gathered at the Clare Arthouse on Sunday to celebrate the opening of A Mixed Bag. This is the first SALA exhibition at the Clare Arthouse and was conceived by artist, Anneliese Krieg. Anneliese invited a further 12 local artists to join her to present a variety of creative works. Guests enjoyed a […]

Wine tourism awards open

South Australia’s wineries, cellar doors and restaurants are being encouraged to apply to South Australia’s Best of Wine Tourism Awards which opened for applications today. The awards, which celebrate leadership and innovation in wine tourism as part of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network, have seven distinct categories and are open to local wineries and […]