Helping the helpers

The generosity of Mount Gambier’s business community has shone through to help those less fortunate in our community. In a generous move, a local business...

McBride recommits to Liberals

Member for MacKillop Nick McBride has broken his public silence and stated this week that he will...

Mount Gambier Show must go on

With less than six weeks until the start of the Mount Gambier Show, organising committees have been...

Beach Energy looks for natural gas near Penola

Seismic surveying near Penola will start next month in a bid to identify potential natural gas reservoirs. Beach...
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Millicent graves restored

A guided tour of the restored graves at the older section of the Millicent Cemetery will be provided next month. The guide will be local...

Council receives weed control support

Mount Gambier City Council has received $50,000 in funds through the Limestone Coast Landscape Board Grassroots Grants 2021/2022 program to undertake weed control measures...

Council keeps regional clubs informed

Wattle Range Council recently staged an information forum in Millicent which has reminded operators of local clubs and venues forum of their legislated responsibilities...

Dartmoor ‘RV friendly’

Dartmoor is set to become a destination of choice for those with RV’s, campers and motorhomes, with construction under way of a new dump...

Show events in full bloom

The Penola Show’s craft and flower sections will bloom this season as they go ahead in a modified format. The Local Images Gallery will host the exhibits during the month of October despite the annual...

Foster carers celebrated

Mount Gambier’s Cindy Driver stopped counting how many children she had welcomed into her home as a foster carer when she reached the number of 25. But when recognised last week as part of SA...

Bowls club receives powerful funding

It has been successfully argued the presence of a significant number of pensioners among the membership of Millicent’s third largest sporting club should gain it a $13,000 grant from Wattle Range Council. Council staff had recommended the grant sought by...

Housing proposal for Millicent

A new housing sub-division near the centre of Millicent has been proposed. The vacant area in question measures two hectares and lies to the west of Williams Road and between the post-war “north” and “south” Housing Trust sub-divisions. The proposal was...

Family-owned timber mill sold

Mount Gambier’s oldest and largest independent sawmiller is set to pass out of local ownership. The Brisbane-based AAM Investment Group (AAM) has agreed to terms for the purchase of the N.F. McDonnell & Sons softwood timber processing business at Suttontown,...

Mayor settles funding split

The rarely-used casting vote of Wattle Range Mayor Des Noll indirectly secured a $2000 grant for guernseys for the Glencoe Football Club. Council spent 20 minutes debating a staff report at its September monthly meeting in Millicent about various recommended...

RSL fires back over office talks

The Millicent RSL has again expressed fears about the future of its war memorial clubrooms following renewed debate on the location of the proposed new $5.5m Millicent council offices. The preferred location of the former North Terrace netball courts was...

CFS group officer re-appointed

Penola’s Fred Stent has been re-elected unopposed for a further two years as the group officer of Wattle Range Country Fire Service Group. Mr Stent was promoted from his long-time role of deputy group officer in 2015 and oversees the...

Employment opportunities surge

South Australia recorded a surge in full time employment in August with the 3900 jobs created taking the state to a record number of people now in full time work. Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said the record...
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Sport

East Gambier breaks netball drought in battle for the ages

It was a tense, physical contest that was forced into overtime, but in the end East Gambier capped off a dominant season with a drought-breaking Western Border netball premiership after 34 years in the A Grade wilderness. It also ended Millicent’s 11-year reign after a contest worthy of the occasion. The Bulldogs controlled the contest for much of the 60 minutes of regular time, but the Saints stole the lead and set up a two-goal buffer in the final minutes before East rallied and forced the match into overtime, where they held on for a two goal victory. The opening quarter was dominated by the Bulldogs, with Lisa Fyfe providing her impressive interceptions, Emily Hunter driving hard through the mid court and...

Mundulla famous comeback

Mundulla stormed home in the second half of the 2021 Kowree Naracoorte-Tatiara Grand Final to win their third KNTFL Premiership in a row. The...

Green flag nears for offroad racing’s return

The Millicent Sand Buggy Club’s popular Teagle Excavations ARB Pines Enduro 400 will return in 2021, continuing a proud 42-year racing history. Entries are now...

Stableford rivals blown away

It’s an ill wind that blows nobody some good. And for Mount Gambier Golf Club member Rob McIntyre, the wind can keep blowing as hard,...

Escape Inn returns with a vengeance

According to Lewiston greyhound trainer Kevin Bewley, Adelaide owner Cledwyn Jones had purchased the nicely-bred Escape Inn after being impressed by the early speed...

Winter basketball season wraps up

The curtain came down on the 2021 Basketball Winter Season last Thursday night after an emotionally charged Junior Men’s Grand Final. Roos Blue started as...

Women tickled pink with Breast Cancer Day fundraising round

Asea of pink could be seen on the Attamurra course when 39 ladies donned pink attire to participate in the annual Breast Cancer Day...