Smoke stack

CFS crews were called to a truck fire last Thursday afternoon near Auburn, that saw a truck and trailer, fully loaded with bales of canola straw, quite literally go up in smoke. A local farmer had only just pulled out of his paddock onto the road to cart the straw to his home, when he […]

Final sealing works scheduled

FINAL sealing works on local roads have been scheduled in January and February as part of the Upper Yorke Peninsula Regional Road Network Upgrade Program.  Works will be undertaken during the day between 7am and about 5pm. Temporary speed restrictions will apply but no roads will close. A 25km/h speed restriction will be in place […]

Family fun at Burra Christmas Fair

There was plenty of colour and creativity in the procession of floats entered into the 2018 Burra and Community Christmas Fair held on Friday, December 21. The main street came alive for the family favourite event, with food, music and of course, the pageant featuring the jolly man in red. Children from the local districts […]

Tranel shoots for the stars

Sitting for year 12 exams in physics, chemistry, maths methods and English literary studies, is not everyone’s cup of tea, but Balaklava High School (BHS) student, Tranel Churchett-Gomez, took on the lot with great success, and was rewarded as dux of 2018 for his efforts. Tranel received an ATAR of 93.85, with a university adjustment […]

Counterfeit note found in Clare

A counterfeit $50 note was detected by eagle-eyed Clare National Australia Bank staff in the last fortnight. Branch manager Emily Elkhoury is now urging locals to be on the look-out for fake notes in the lead up to Christmas and the holiday period. “We’ve had one counterfeit note come through from a business that didn’t […]

Leader limbo as Kuchel clocks off

WAKEFIELD Regional Council may need to enter an interim CEO arrangement in the new year, as Jason Kuchel’s tenure officially ends in February. Mr Kuchel announced his resignation in August but stayed on for the Local Government elections in November. He has since secured a role with Cement, Concrete and Aggregates Australia (CCAA), working between […]

Stay safe this silly season

WITH Christmas holidays just around the corner, local police are about to ramp up their presence to try and keep everyone safe on the road this Christmas and New Year. The Yorke Mid North Local Service Area (YMNLSA) will focus on providing a highly visible presence on major highways and areas that have a significant […]

Merry Christmas, Saddleworth!

With empty shops all the talk in country towns recently, a group of community minded locals in Saddleworth is leading the way with big plans in place for two empty blocks in their main street. The Saddleworth District Community Association Inc, known as the peak body, has plans for a community open space on the […]

Chu Chu Charlie takes home the Taminga Cup

A comfortable overcast, 22 degrees made for perfect conditions for all who attended the Taminga Cup at Clare on Sunday, November 25. Punters travelled from near and far to relax trackside at the Clare Racing Club and study the form guide hoping to go home with more cash than they came with. A rainy day […]