The Gungellan

Good value country style meals are available seven days a week at Gungellan Hotel in Freeling. The pub serves lunch and dinner and visitors can tour the set of ‘McLeod’s Daughters’ while enjoying good old fashioned country hospitality and great Aussie tucker. The menu boasts a good selection of traditional pub meals and hearty daily […]

Heart of Lochiel

MONTHS of hard work ensured the Lochiel Hall centenary celebrations were held without a hitch on Sunday, March 27. Guests ventured from all over the state and country back to the familiar local landmark to mark the milestone. The day kicked off with a church service, led by Errol Meaney, at the Lochiel Community Church […]

Two Wells town survey released

Bronte Hewett reports: A survey has been distributed to the entire Mallala district to gauge views on future growth for Two Wells. District Council of Mallala sent a survey with a detailed pamphlet detailing three models for developments, in the March edition of ‘District Communicator’. The short survey should be returned to council before Thursday, […]

Finding Uncle Les

How DNA tracked a fallen Digger after nearly 100 years AFTER nearly 100 years, closure at last for the Reid family, with the body of missing soldier Maurice Leslie Reid, or Uncle Les as he was affectionately known, identified last week following extensive DNA testing. The results were confirmed last week, DNA from a fourth […]

New look Mallala gets a win on the board

A1: The girls got off to a slow start with nerves showing. Mallala missed their first goal and Virginia capitalised.  Mallala settled with great defence from Jessica Neilson, and good moving in the ring from Diana Feeley and Tessa Jarmyn. Accurate shooting from Virginia’s GA Wendy Salter. Mallala 12 – Virginia 6. Virginia nabbed the […]

Maggies and Eagles triumph

A new look Mallala started its season in emphatic style leading from start to finish in their contest with Virginia. They jumped out to a six-goal lead at quarter time, and while Virginia came back at them in the next period, the Magpies widened the gap again in the third term. While there were a […]

Teeing off!

Balaklava Golf Club hosts winter season opener with Ambrose Balaklava ladies Results from March 31. Nineteen ladies were present last Thursday to contest our first Stableford event for the winter season. Patricia Anderson led the field home to win A grade with 33 pts, closely followed by Cathy Redpath on 32. Next in line were […]

Peckers pluck Eagles in easy Reserves win

Reserves It wasn’t the start the Hummocks-Watchman Eagles wanted… Balaklava had control of the game from the first bounce. The Eagles team, with several senior colts moving up, struggled all game to get the ball in their forward lines. The team must have been short a player or two as Neil Veitch made a quick […]

Grand final replay: Rams outgun Mallala

A grade By Lindsay Nesbit Virginia drew first blood for premiership points when they outgunned Mallala by 20 points in the grand final rematch on Saturday. Both teams were fielding vastly different sides to those who played the final game in 2010 – Virginia with seven players, and Mallala with 10, who weren’t there in […]

Seventh Heaven! Hamley Bridge again WMBA champions

Wooroora Men’s Bowling Association’s grand finals were played at Balaklava Bowling Club on Saturday. The Division One grand final featured minor premiers Riverton, seeking their first premiership for almost 20 years, against last season’s premiers Hamley Bridge, seeking their seventh premiership in a row. Riverton started the match well, holding an early seven shot lead […]