Super citizens

BLYTH’S Tracey Andriske and Owen’s Brian Parker are joint winners of Wakefield Regional Council’s Citizens of the Year 2020, to be presented at the Australia Day celebrations on January 26. With both Tracey (pictured) and Brian being well known around their towns and the wider district, and heavily involved in a wide range of organisations […]

Hopping mad

NICOLE Burns got the fright of her life last Friday morning, when she had a very close encounter with a kangaroo at, and IN her home at Sevenhill. “We often have kangaroos in the back paddock and our back yard, more often at dawn and dusk, and I always check they have gone before I […]

Homes has new CEO

At the AGM of Gilbert Valley Senior Citizens Homes (GVSCH), Ian Rowett was elected chairman for a fifth term, and Matthew Greenslade elected as vice chairman.  Other board members are Jill Behn, Deb Callery, Chris Connell, Bev DeVries, Grant Griffiths, Gary Fuss and Louise McLeod.  Steve Ball was elected to replace John Rohde who retired […]

Funds fly high for RFDS

THE dedicated local group of volunteers at the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Jamestown and District Support Group has raised a total of $10,000 for the RFDS over the past year. The funds were raised by the group participating in local events to raise funds, including working at the Wine Bar at the Jamestown Ram […]

Marrabel lad joins the Crows

WHEN Harry Schoenberg was selected by the Adelaide Crows at pick 24 in the AFL National Draft on Thursday night, a few experts were surprised to see him go so early but no one could put his fate down to luck. Stung by his non-selection in the SA State Academy about 12 months ago, Schoenberg, […]

Sophie scoops VET win

Magic multi-tasking and a passion for early education has earnt Horizon High School student Sophie Altus top honours and prize money at this year’s Wakefield Regional Vocational Education and Training (VET) Student Awards. For Sophie, working with children and helping them “develop to their full potential” is the dream, a dream she pursues while juggling […]


No, it’s not the desert, but the South Australian Humane Animal Rescue Association, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to saving pets from euthanasia, ideally finding them a new home and giving them a second chance at life. Gizmo, pictured with Plains Producer’s Fran Dale, was rescued from being euthanised because she was deaf, and now has […]

Shearing machines…

As he notched up 180 or so sheep on the boards in 42C heat in a shearing shed at Victor Harbor last Wednesday, Jamestown shearer Beau Growden had his mind firmly set on the job at hand. But by next week, the 22-year-old’s skills will be on the big stage as he heads off to […]

Dedication at Grace Plains

GRACE Plains was inundated on Sunday when around 400 people attended a community event to remember and commemorate the Moquet Lee Pinery Fire Memorial, and officially unveil a plaque and display depicting photos and information not only of the fire, but the history of the area. MC Belinda Cay, introduced a number of speakers who […]