Local News

Break-In at Notts Well

Local police are investigating a break-in at a shed on a property in Notts Well. Sometime between the 18th June and 8th July, a shed on Notts Well Road (via Blanchetown) was entered and three unregistered motor bikes and a generator was stolen. The motor bikes include a red KTM dirt...

An Exhibition for the Ages

An intergenerational exhibition created by Renmark Primary School students will remain open and free of charge at the Chaffey Theatre throughout the school holidays and until the end of August. The Spinback exhibition, celebrates and showcases the unlikely friendships of 25 Renmark Primary students and residents of the Renmark Paringa Hospital...

River Murray's Weir Pool Manipulation

Locals and water enthusiasts may notice a slight change to the River Murray’s water level from last week as a weir pool manipulation trial commenced last Friday to improve the health of the river and ecosystems. The trial will lower and then raise water levels along the River Murray to partially...

The Sprint Home to Finals

In round 11 of the RFL things have begun to heat up in the run home to the finals. In the Saturday A grade matches, the Tigers hosted the Rovers at Loxton Oval, the Rovers taking home a 16.12-108 win over the Tigers 8.11-59. Barmera took on Waikerie, the Pies securing...

Lyrup Gets a Leg Up

Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone has presented an Active Club grant certificate to Lyrup Bowling Club. Dave Wainwright and Ros Smith accepted the cheque for $4600 earlier this week, which will go towards Programs & Equipment. The Active Club Program helps active recreation and sports clubs with program and equipment grants...

MAC Drives RFL Round 11

This weekend, the 2017 Motor Accident Commission (MAC) Road Safety Round kicks off and will drive home the important of road safety amongst country football clubs throughout the state Round 11 of the RFL will see Berri play Loxton North at the RFL headquarters, Loxton will take on Renmark, the Tigers...

Two Arrested Over Separate Incidents

Two Loxton men will face court after being arrested over separate incidents in Loxton this week. A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of property damage and assault, after he allegedly damaged a petrol pump at a service station on Bookpurnong Terrace, kicked a fence and then assaulted...

Loxton's Surrounds Down

New census data shows that in severalparts of regional Australia, the population of regional areas surrounding towns has declined, whilst the population of the towns themselves has increased. This trend has been most notable in the eastern states and South Australia, with Loxton getting a specific mention. The data showed large...

The Most Orange-inal Marmalade

Renmark is set to host the Australian Marmalade Awards this year and locals with a flare for jams are encouraged to enter in one of two divisions - Home-Made or Artisian. The Artisan Competition is open to all small commercial producers who make their marmalade by the ‘open pan’ method, the...

Knits for Nursing Homes

A Loxton nurse has changed the lives of the elderly, inspired by a discovery she made when visiting relatives in England. The ABC reported Sally Goode first learned of ‘fiddle muffs’ while she was overseas, and figured the idea could aid her work on the district health council in the Riverland....