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 […]

Snowtown Australia Day celebrations:

Lion-hearted effort from dedicated Ros Snowtown residents celebrated Australia Day with a breakfast prepared by local Lions Club members last Wednesday morning at Lions Park. The presentation of the Lions Australia Day Award was presented to Ros Large for her extensive community work. Kate Haines nominated Ros for the award and spoke to the community […]

Australia Day celebrations: Mallala Council

The district honoured Two Wells’ CFS captain, Adam Harris, for his commitment to serving the community at District Council of Mallala’s Australia Day breakfast last Wednesday. Adam was joined by family, friends, CFS crews and about 150 members of the community to celebrate the achievement. He thanked his family and local CFS crews for all […]

Gilbert Valley Australia Day celebrations:

Tarlee, Riverton top citizens Well-known Tarlee citizen Mark Hill was one of those in the Riverton/Tarlee area to be awarded Australia Day recognition at the ceremony at Riverton recreation ground on Australia Day. Before presenting the certificate, Clare and Gilbert Valleys councillor, Wayne Molineux, spoke highly of Mark’s involvement in and around Tarlee over most […]

Gilbert Valley Australia Day celebrations:

Brian’s award a triumph for community A SPECIAL award was presented to Stockport Community Association chair, Brian Koch, on Australia Day – but he claims the award was a win for the whole community. Mr Koch attended the Australia Day breakfast at Riverton, presented on behalf of Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council mayor, Allan Aughey, […]

After 10 years of applying for grants:

$20,000 for Riverton courts YOU can not fault the resolve of the Riverton Lawn Tennis Club, which, after 10 years of applying for a grant to help resurface its synthetic courts, finally succeeded last week. The $20,000 Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program (CRSFP) grant was the final injection of cash needed for the project. […]

Blyth’s runaway win

Balaklava’s Australia Day celebrations in the Triangle last Wednesday recognised both the district’s achievers and people from within the town and nearby areas. Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) presented its Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year and Balaklava Area Committee (BAC) announced its achievement award recipients. Community stalwart Norma Schopp was presented […]

Achievers show how it’s done!

Balaklava Area Committee’s Achievement award winner, Norma Schopp, certainly had the credentials as a worthy recipient. Nominated by friend, Fay Rowland, Norma’s list of community service work covers many groups. Probably best known recently for her work with Balaklava Museum, where she has been president for four years – and her column, “Heritage Highlights” in […]