Burglars busted as police seize suspect vehicle

POLICE arrested a man on Saturday night following an incident at Sevenhill. Just after 1.30am, police saw a red Commodore sedan driving along Main North road at Clare. Police went to pursue the vehicle however it turned its lights off and was lost in the Sevenhill area. A short time later police were advised of […]

‘Widow maker’ wire rope barriers criticised

Sally Crowther reports DANGERS of wire rope barriers, used on some sections of Highway One to separate traffic, have been raised in Federal parliament. The wire rope barriers last year were introduced along the centre of a 1.7 kilometre section just south of Port Wakefield and won the 2010 SA Excellence Award in road safety. […]

New council signs up and gone in days

TWO WELLS Police are investigating the theft of seven District Council of Mallala environment signs, which were stolen from the Port Gawler area over the long weekend. The signs are 90cm x 60cm in length and width and are very distinctive with pictures of birds, mangroves and writing with general environmental information written over them. […]

Syngas still upbeat with power plan

SYNGAS has reported some encouraging signs for potential power production in the mid north and Yorke Peninsula from recent research carried out on local properties. The synthetic fuel company announced in a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange the study is nearing completion but early results are promising. The company is looking to commercially produce […]

Police news: Two Wells road tragedy

TWO WELLS: A Two Wells man died in a car crash near Two Wells on Tuesday morning. The 68-year-old died when the Ford utility he was driving crashed into a stobie pole at the intersection of Gawler River road and Old Port Wakefield road about 6.35am. A 63-year-old woman, also from Two Wells, was airlifted […]

Blokes, don’t read this!

To celebrate International Men’s Health Week, the Men’s and Community (MAC) Sheds will be promoting men’s health and sheds in various local towns with its MAC van. The van was at Balaklava Triangle on Tuesday and at Riverton’s Scholz Park today. Snowtown sees the van next Tuesday, June 21 and Port Wakefield on Tuesday, June […]

Transport forum identifies problems:

When will roads be improved? Sally Crowther reports: The local roads network recently came under scrutiny at a regional freight forum in Wallaroo. The forum focused on ideas on improving roads, railways, ports and air efficiencies in the Yorke and Mid North region. Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North (RDAYMN) together with South Australian […]

Your say on tourist centre

CLARE and Gilbert Valleys Council (CGVA) will continue to operate the Visitor Information Centre in the near future but is looking to the community for ideas about a long-term direction for the local tourism facility. CGVC chief executive officer, Roy Blight, has recommended council invite tourism stakeholders and groups to provide their thoughts on the […]

Worth a medal!

Pat’s 48 years as a volunteer ambo recognised Les Pearson reports: MALLALA’s Pat Kakoschke has been announced as one of only two South Australian recipients of the Ambulance Service Medal in the recent Queen’s Birthday Awards. SA Ambulance has recorded Mrs Kakoschke joining the SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) at Mallala in 1965, although her involvement […]

Breath test leads to drugs

PT WAKEFIELD POLICE stopped a vehicle coming into Port Wakefield for a random breath test last Wednesday. It was discovered there was an outstanding warrant on the driver and he was arrested and taken to Elizabeth, where he was refused bail and remanded in custody. A passenger in the vehicle was also arrested for providing […]