Glenn’s remarkable recovery

A little more than six months ago, Glenn Ogg was the victim of a devastating house fire in Burra that saw him receive serious burns to 95 per cent of his body. Such was the severity of the wounds, there have been very few cases of any persons surviving from trauma so extensive. Six months […]

Buoyant property market

The Valuer-General has released South Australian property values for 2019/20, showing a buoyant property market across the state. Capital values for all South Australian properties increased on average 4.79 per cent last financial year, while site values rose on average 6.16 per cent, according to the 2019/20 General Valuation. Rural properties recorded the highest growth […]

Flying visit for students

IT was an excursion to remember for students from St John’s Lutheran School Eudunda when they had the chance to visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) base and personally hand over a cheque for $822 from funds they raised last year. A special invitation was given to the years five, six and seven students, […]

School’s solar success

Balaklava High School is teaming up with UniSA in an exciting new initiative that will see an integrated learning program developed for staff and students to build a solar car at the school. In the joint venture agreed upon last week, staff and students from UniSA’s schools of Art Architecture & Design, Engineering, Information Technology […]

Scones and special visitors for students

Students and community members around the district were thrilled to have a visit last Wednesday, June 5, from the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, and his wife, Lan. The official party arrived firstly at Owen Primary School where they enjoyed a delicious home-cooked morning tea, consisting of scones […]

Firing Squad

Farmers will help form the frontline of a pilot program to control kangaroo numbers, which would see landholders licenced as kangaroo field processors, and the roo harvest zone and allowable species expanded. In an attempt to control high kangaroo numbers across South Australia, the State Government last week announced the three-month pilot program to increase […]

CORC presents oval upgrade plans to council

Clare Oval Redevelopment Committee (CORC) presented its proposal for the redevelopment of the Clare sporting precinct to Clare and Gilbert Valleys councillors at a workshop on Monday evening (June 3). With a packed public gallery of about 30 people, CORC presented its case for an oval redevelopment, outlining the previous work and timeline for the […]

Grand plans for Clare caravan park

An extended 42-year lease, accommodation development, resort-style swimming pool, community waterpark and management of the visitor information centre are among the options being considered for the Clare Caravan Park. A $9 million extension was one option put on the table for Clare and Gilbert Valleys councillors by park lessee Discovery Parks at a special workshop […]

delivery dilemma

AN impromptu meeting was held for local farmers around Robertstown and Eudunda last Thursday, following bulk handling company, Viterra’s, announcement it has closed several grain silos and bunkers. The meeting was organised by local farmer Simon Niemz, and attended by around 20 farmers at the now closed Robertstown silos, who spoke of their concerns moving […]