Mullet muster

Jacob Westhoss of Clare says, “I may look like a red neck, but at least I won’t get one!” We’re keen to see our region’s best mullets, so keep those photos flowing in. Email your photo with your name, town and tell us what you love about your mullet to editor@ or send it […]

BTR is back on the ball!

BTR Excavations owner, Barry Flitter, is looking forward to the Adelaide Plains Football League (APFL) season, albeit one a bit different from the ‘norm’. A major sponsor of the APFL, Barry said it was great to have the season ‘up and running,’ and also welcomed Bute into the competition. “While the season will look a […]

Melrose Show cancelled for 2020

Melrose Show has become the next in a growing list of events to be cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Event organisers made the decision at the July committee meeting, however held off making a public announcement until last week. Mount Remarkable Agricultural Society president Phil Nottle said it had been a difficult decision […]

Troubled bridge over no water

THE Old Whitwarta Bridge will be officially closed to traffic in coming months as a public safety measure, one of several highlighted to be in poor condition in the Wakefield Regional Council area. The closure will mark the end of an era for Whitwarta locals, with landowner, Andrew “Darkie” Tiller, the last official user of […]

Council backs BCCC to bring care to Snowtown

Wakefield Regional Council has committed $60,000 to support an expansion of childcare services from Balaklava Community Children’s Centre (BCCC) to Snowtown. At its July meeting, WRC resolved to offer BCCC an interest free start-up loan of $60,000 to deliver childcare services to Snowtown under an outreach type of arrangement. BCCC Director Dale Gathercole was excited […]

Estate ecstasy

RESIDENTS of Townsvale Estate in Balaklava are ecstatic after Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) agreed to accept ownership of the roads and infrastructure within the estate at its council meeting on July 22. This will result in the completion of roads and stormwater infrastructure in the residential development. Responsibility and management of the roads has been […]

Explore while walking the Yorke

KEEN cyclists, hikers and walkers will be able to explore more of the Yorke Peninsula after a pedestrian bridge built over the Wakefield River was completed at Port Wakefield. Utilising $124,000 of State Government funding, Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) contributed another $62,000 to construct the bridge at a final cost of $186,000. The bridge was […]

Chapman checks out Clare

CLARE Valley had a special visitor last week, with Attorney General Vickie Chapman touring the area taking in the sights and chatting with local business owners. Ms Chapman visited various places including the Clare Wine and Tourism Centre, had a stroll along the Riesling Trail and checked in on areas along the Horrocks Highway, which […]

Punishment or pat?

ADELAIDE Plains Football League (APFL) held its first tribunal hearing for the 2020 season last Wednesday night, with Virginia’s Dylan Jessen, pictured right, suspended for six games, reduced to five after pleading guilty to striking Hamley Bridge’s Leon Raether. Hamley Bridge provided video evidence of the incident, along with a short statement from Leon, after […]