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 […]

Easing the burden at Christmas

FOR many, Christmas time can be a time of pure excitement and joy, but for others it can be a time of stress and financial difficulty. We all know the festive season can be an expensive time with gift giving and food shopping, and that is where the Clare Valley Community Outreach (CVCO) comes into […]

Nurse pay dispute continues

Further industrial action was taken by nurses and midwives in South Australia last week, with a small group taking stop-work action at Clare Hospital last Wednesday to plea with the State Government to reconsider its enterprise agreement for public hospital staff. The nurses/midwives in Clare were joined by their counterparts at the hospitals in Wallaroo […]

Opposing biker bylaw

LEWISTON resident, Anne Harford, strongly opposes the proposed trail bike riding bylaw proposed by Adelaide Plains Council (APC). A long-time motorbike enthusiast, Anne has lived in the area for almost three decades, moving from Gawler to a two-acre block to allow her seven children the space and freedom to enjoy their motorbikes. “The reason we […]

Fast tracking road infrastructure

MONEY is being thrown around everywhere by state and federal governments to boost road projects in the Mid North. Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased regional South Australia will be a major beneficiary of the Federal Government’s announcement of the multi-million-dollar package of accelerated infrastructure projects across the state, with tenders […]