Earth tremors shake Mid North

A series of earth tremors have shaken the Mid North in recent weeks, with Georgetown the latest to record a 1.6 magnitude earthquake on Sunday (June 30) at 2.23am. It followed a 1.7 magnitude earthquake at Laura early on Friday (June 28) evening. Just a day earlier, a magnitude 2.5 earth tremor rattled Jamestown on […]

Big birthday bash for Redhill

IT will be a birthday celebration like no other for the town of Redhill, who will be celebrating its 150th birthday with a party to celebrate on Sunday, July 14. The day will kick off with a church service at the Redhill Catholic Church at 9am, followed by a combined service at the Redhill Institute […]

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 […]