Many caught in drug raids

Police located a large quantity of pharmaceutical products on Matters road, Reeves Plains last Tuesday, April 5, possibly in connection to break ins of several chemists in Mallala, Balaklava and Snowtown. Police also located a registration plate, which had been stolen from Port Wakefield the same night. The items are being examined in a hope […]

Two Wells town survey released

Bronte Hewett reports: A survey has been distributed to the entire Mallala district to gauge views on future growth for Two Wells. District Council of Mallala sent a survey with a detailed pamphlet detailing three models for developments, in the March edition of ‘District Communicator’. The short survey should be returned to council before Thursday, […]

Finding Uncle Les

How DNA tracked a fallen Digger after nearly 100 years AFTER nearly 100 years, closure at last for the Reid family, with the body of missing soldier Maurice Leslie Reid, or Uncle Les as he was affectionately known, identified last week following extensive DNA testing. The results were confirmed last week, DNA from a fourth […]

Police news: Thieves hit three chemists

Police are investigating a series of chemist robberies in Snowtown, Balaklava and Mallala early yesterday morning. Police believe there were no more than two offenders involved in the series of burglaries at this stage. At about 4.20am, police responded to reports that the front glass windows of the Newberry Chemist on Fourth street, Snowtown, had […]

House building plan for Dublin

A HOUSE construction business is set to move into Dublin within the next 12 months, creating a number of local jobs. The company behind the development will base itself at its new site on the corner of Dublin and Port Wakefield road, opposite the township. A development spokesperson said the business will construct lightweight homes […]

Nine new homes for Wattle Grove

A FURTHER nine new homes to be built by Homestead Homes in Wattle Grove, Balaklava, have received developmental approval by Wakefield Regional Council and are expected to be completed by June this year. WRC building development officer Dustin Guthberg said the new homes were the middle stages on an ongoing development in the town. “The […]

Now a Federal grain enquiry

A SECOND inquiry into grain exports has been launched, this time at a Federal level. Liberal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey, along with senators Bill Heffernan, Mary Jo Fisher and Nick Xenophon, supported the inquiry to investigate consistent allegations of monopolistic practices in the industry. Mr Ramsey said he was pleased to have been able […]

‘No’ to council rates cap

Councillor’s motion defeated in vote COUNCIL rates will not be capped after  Central Ward councillor Owen Chapman’s motion to limit rate rises to three per cent per annum was voted down at last Wednesday’s Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) meeting. Only Cr Chapman and Western Ward councillors John Kipling and Darryl Pain supported the motion after […]

Owen man will face court over $46,000 purchase:

Fake $100 notes for car Police arrested a 36-year-old man from Owen and charged him with deception on Saturday after allegedly paying for a $46,000 vehicle with counterfeit $100 notes. Detectives from Elizabeth CIB allege the man paid for the HSV Commodore in December last year with 460 fake notes. An Elizabeth CIB spokesperson said […]

It’s sunflower season!

THE sun has really been shining at Hoyleton over the past few weeks while the Robinson family’s sunflower crops come into full bloom. Greg and grandson Tom sowed the 20 hectare crop in late December with a John Deer 1890 single-disc drill. While not the first sunflower crop grown on the property, it is the […]