Trunks up for good luck!

The power of the press is working well in regards to last week’s Take 5 story about stolen elephants around Balaklava. Last Thursday, just one day after the paper was out on the shelves, Frank Pearson, who had his two large and heavy elephants taken from his front verandah, received a phone call from the […]

Our Ella frocks up

Some special things happened 100 years ago. Mill Court resident, Ella Wilkins, turned 100 on January 20 and celebrated with an afternoon tea, including a delicious birthday cake, for about 50 family and friends, including her two daughters, Anna and Victoria. Did you know Ella used to own a frock shop in 1960 opposite the […]

Just look at those pipes!

Rhonda Seymour has a lot of earplugs at her house! Why? Because her husband Jeff plays the bagpipes. But that’s not all! Their daughter, Monique, also plays the bagpipes, and Monique’s son, Shahnan, plays the drums. Luckily Monique and Shahnan live elsewhere! Anyway, there’s something very special about these three generations of Seymours – they […]

Seems like only yesterday

A high school reunion was held for the class of 1991 (pictured above) on November 5 at The Lodge Hotel in Adelaide. The organising committee, consisting of Tammy Edwards, Sonia Gallarello, Kreena Smith, Vanessa Weymar and Vanessa Secomb, took more than a year to find everyone and organise the event. A bus took residents from […]

Love makes the world go ‘round

We’ve said many times the world seems to be getting smaller, and a little story from Owen to Japan proves this theory! Locals Gavin and Alison Marshman were in Japan last September for the wedding (second of three) of their son Josh to Kiyomi. Wandering around and across the streets doing a bit of sightseeing, […]

CWA – Cosy, Warm, Amicable

Auburn It’s definitely warm to hot at Auburn CWA after the group purchased and installed a new reverse cycle airconditioner thanks to a Federal Government Volunteers grant. The craft and produce shop is now toasty and the ladies are loving it, and as they are so warm and cosy, they don’t want to go home! […]

Ron’s green thumb works wonders

Local man, Ron Hillman, is known to residents of Hayfield Plains as their own “green thumb.” Ron knows almost everything there is to know about planting and growing the best vegetables you can grow, and his successful fruit and vegetable yields prove it! Years ago, Ron attended Roseworthy College where he undertook a chef’s apprenticeship […]

Our filly handles well…

Local miniature pony breeder and show handler, Louise Sanders, has had a successful year with her black pony, “Butterfield Little Doll,” aka “Dolly!” At the Australian Miniature Pony Society presentation dinner in early April, mare “Dolly” and the young filly herself (that would be Louise pictured at right) were announced winners of a number of […]

Edna’s the envy of every man

Hands up anyone who has met a famous person? On March 12, Balaklava’s Edna Rowe was at her grandson Luke Rowe’s wedding (to Tara) in Port Lincoln. One of Tara’s school friends was there – actress Margot Robbie – who started in small Australian films, Vigilante and I.C.U. before appearing in Neighbours. She (thankfully) left […]