Our young stars

ARDROSSAN’S Karlia Brown was crowned the regional winner of the Lion’s Youth of the Year event held at Balaklava on Sunday. About 65 people attended the event, where Balaklava’s Alexandra Wilson (above) collected the prestigious public speaking award. Her patriotic piece on mateship in Australia won her an iTunes voucher. Other finalists included Josh Fountain […]

Recalling lessons in life at old school

Dublin Dublin History Group  members were thrilled to receive news the last principal of Dublin’s former school will be  able to launch their new book. Sam Vaughan will come back to Dublin to launch ‘Memories of Schools’ set to take place on May 15 during South Australia History Week. Mr Vaughan was principal of Dublin […]

Are you an Emu candidate?

It is again time to recognise people or groups in the community who have been sticking their neck out in the past year and taken risks. Nominations for Adelaide Plains Emu Awards are open, with nominees in the running to win $600 and be recognised as a valued part of the community. Awards are open […]

YAC group wants you as part of the crew

“Get involved” is the message from members of Wakefield Regional Council’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). Young people are being encouraged to contribute to YAC in an effort to increase awareness and improve opportunities for youth in the region. Amy Nottle, 16, has been involved with the committee for three years, and said it was a […]

Recycling cash crosses border

THE Recycling for Callignee project, which is part of Joy Woodroofe’s Adopt-a-Town initiative, is now completed and money raised has already been put to good use. The effort raised $3000 which means 30,000 bottles and cans were collected by community groups and donated to the cause. Mrs Woodroofe said it was a big community effort. […]

Special thanks from Stockport community

ON the night of December 7, after torrential rain fell throughout the Gilbert Valley, the township of Stockport was hit with a deluge of storm and river water. Out of about 67 houses, 47 were flooded and to this day, 13 are still uninhabitable. Tragically, since then many other communities in Australia have suffered the […]

Ray calls it a day

Les Pearson reports: RELIABLE, practical, relatively quick,  economical and smooth styling are words commonly associated with the 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL. Similar words have been used to describe the career of McCracken Ford mechanic Ray Billing, (with ‘smooth styling’ the only possible exception). It is a career ‘constructed’ in the same year as the […]

Snowtown skate park rolls on

Snowtown Fundraising for Snowtown’s skate park has continued over the summer months and recently passed the $6000 mark. The next step is to determine the most appropriate location. Three sites are currently being considered and the Snowtown Community Management Committee would appreciate locals’ input. The three sites are at the old basketball courts, cricket nets […]