Community Stories articles

Memorial move petition

THE Gawler Returned Services League has begun circulating a petition, calling for the Gawler South war memorial to be moved. As of yesterday, almost 1000 people had already signed their name to the document. “ We had 325 signatures on Saturday morning after only about two or three hours,” Gawler RSL sub branch public officer […]

Changing paths

Stephen Cain is living proof that anyone can turn their life around. Having spent 25 years in and out of jail and becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol, the now-clean Kapunda resident dedicates his life to preventing people who are at risk of making the same mistakes he did. The 55-year-old’s Gutter to Glory program […]

Ralph’s greatest hits

FOR more than 60 years, Ralph Hatcher has been a renowned voice in the community. The 81-year-old is one of the founding members of the South Australian Country Coral Association, a former ABC soloist and local performer. Last year Mr Hatcher performed solo and alongside the Gawler Carols Choir at Carols in the Park. The […]

Students plant 300 trees

HEWETT Primary School students got their hands dirty on Friday, planting 300 native trees at the Hewett Centre. Years two, three and seven students worked together to plant the trees as part of the revegetation project. The initiative was funded by a $7950 Natural Resources Management grant. Hewett Centre co-ordinator Rhonda Smedley, who helped organise […]

Laurissa’s on show

GAWLER East singing sensation Laurissa Boyle will be showcasing her talent at the Royal Adelaide Show this weekend. The local youngster has been selected as one of 12 finalists performing in the event’s Talent on Show competition, which will be running throughout the week. Chosen as one of four wildcard entries after submitting an audition […]

CFS veterans honoured

BEING a volunteer with the Country Fire Service may cost him a few dollars here and there, but Roseworthy’s Peter Kemp wouldn’t have it any other way. The 35-year emergency services veteran recently received a second clasp for his National Medal when the CFS’ Region Two division held its annual award ceremony in Gawler. The […]