Worth a medal!

Pat’s 48 years as a volunteer ambo recognised Les Pearson reports: MALLALA’s Pat Kakoschke has been announced as one of only two South Australian recipients of the Ambulance Service Medal in the recent Queen’s Birthday Awards. SA Ambulance has recorded Mrs Kakoschke joining the SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) at Mallala in 1965, although her involvement […]

Our micescapades continue

The stories about mice seem to go on and on, with some quite odd and sometimes hilarious things happening around the district. After my recent story on millipedes, it appears we may have found a natural predator for them after all – yes, mice! We have noticed small rings of millipede shells along with blue […]

Rams train on track

VIRGINIA ROCKS EAGLES IN IN ONE-SIDED AFFAIR • Peter Argent reports Now in top spot with five victories, Virginia had an emphatic 75-point win over the Hummocks-Watchman Eagles at Port Wakefield Oval. This was a dramatic turn-around from the last time these teams faced off, when the Eagles won by 22 points at Virginia in […]

Association football: a matter of honour

THE Adelaide Plains Football League association squad trains tonight, from which, the team to represent the league will be picked. I love my rep footy and a win for the APFL to make it back to back Landmark Cups would be brilliant. The beauty of rep footy is the camaraderie you develop with other guns […]

End of an era as navy retires HMAS Manoora

• From Glenys Guick, Manoora A commemorative plaque was presented to the township of Manoora on ANZAC day by Commander Scott Houlihan of the Royal Australian Navy. It was a prelude to the decommissioning in Sydney last Friday, May 27, of “the Mighty Manoora” and the end of an era for the name TSMV/HMAS Manoora, […]

Don’t raise driving age to 18

OUR YOUTH CONCERNED ABOUT PROPOSAL: • Sally Crowther reports A recent proposal to lift the driving age to 18 has caused many young people, particularly those living in rural areas, to voice their concerns. Road Safety Minister, Tom Kenyon, recently floated a proposal to lift the driving age as part of a 10 year strategy […]

Charmaine nabs her (police) man

• Sally Crowther reports This is not just your average love story of falling in love and getting engaged – that would be a cop out. For two recently engaged local police officers it wasn’t quite love at first sight. Hamley Bridge, Brevet Sergeant Eddie Dilena, 38, and Port Wakefield Brevet Sergeant Charmaine Barlow, 30, […]

Help build communities

A community forum is being planned to allow people to learn from the successes in our region to be better prepared when planning projects and events. Wakefield Regional Council  (WRC) community development officer, David Woodroofe, something of a “go-getter” for all local communities, is behind the forum aimed at members of town management committees. These […]

Snowtown again on world stage

Les Pearson reports AFTER receiving strong critical acclaim during the Adelaide Film Festival in late February for his debut feature film, Snowtown, Gawler-raised director Justin Kurzel is hopeful of a similar public reaction when it opens in cinemas nationally, tomorrow. “Obviously there’s some trepidation in how the audience will respond and I think it’s a […]

Roads paved with gold

Everyone in country SA has an opinion about their local roads. Wakefield Regional Council has one of the largest road networks in the State and it’s a massive job to keep roads maintained. In an attempt to explain to residents just what is involved, reporter Les Pearson interviews WRC infrastructure services manager, David Hassett. This […]