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, […]

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 […]

Driver survives after car crashes and burns

BALAKLAVA A 20-year-old man from Balaklava was extremely lucky to survive a serious car accident last Thursday afternoon on the Balaklava to Blyth road. His vehicle, a Ford sedan, left the road, rolled and caught fire. The vehicle was completely destroyed by fire. Police said the man was thrown from the vehicle . He was […]

In defence of Port Wakefield:

‘Keep it the nice little secret country town’ – SAYS COUNCILLOR DARYL PAIN ‘KEEP it secret’ suggested Wakefield Regional Council councillor Daryl Pain, after Port Wakefield was declared the cheapest coastal property location in South Australia. “I’d like nobody to find out about Port Wakefield,” he said. “I would like to keep it the nice […]

Brinkworth goes ‘batty’

Brinkworth’s nightlife was expected to go batty last night (Tuesday). The first bat workshop in Brinkworth was scheduled to provide locals with an opportunity to explore several species of bats in the region. The workshop, run through the Department for Environment and Natural Resources, started at 6.30pm and ran until midnight with a 6am start […]

Brian, you can believe this:

Awards meant for deserving people • CLARE AND GILBERT VALLEYS COUNCIL TRUE gentleman that he is, Brian Stevens had to phone back Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council staff to apologise for being “lost for words” after receiving the Citizen of the Year award for council’s southern district. “It’s not very often I’m lost for words, […]

Suddenly umpires!

By Three Points Lachie legend lives. Those of you who, like Dribbler, don’t understand this, check out Tim Winton’s books at the library.unless you were at basketball Friday night! It was Dribbler who told me Lachie’s a legend. He was not the only one, but according to Dribbler and Ray Bennett he sure is one. […]