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Lamb In Orroroo Discovered With Fifth Leg

A five-legged sheep has been spotted in Orroroo by wool farmer and shearer, Sam Kuerschner. About three weeks ago, the Mid-North farmer and his father spotted the lamb with an unusual appendage coming from its head. Polymelia is a rare, but not unheard of, congenital condition in which animals — and sometimes humans —...

A Tragic End To The Story Of A Missing Port Augusta Teenager

The body of a teenager has been found beside a road in Leigh Creek, and is believed to be that of missing Port Augusta teenager, Mason Szanto. Mr Szanto was last seen on Sunday, October 3 near the Leigh Creek sports oval after traveling to the area with his girlfriend to...

SES Volunteer Information Sessions On The YP This Week

The SES is holding information sessions for potential volunteers in the Yorke Peninsula this week. SES District Officer for Yorke, Philip Smith, says the sessions are a great opportunity to find out about the flexible volunteering and training options available. Roles available include both operational and non-operational positions, with non-operational positions such...

Mobile Blood Donor Centre In Port Pirie This Week

Port Pirie will host the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Mobile Donor Centre this week. From today (October 19) to Friday (October 22), blood donations can be made at the Port Pirie Aquatic & Leisure Centre on Mary Elie Street. New research from Australian Red Cross Lifeblood has shown, people wearing blood donation bandages are...

Local Jobs Programs Launching In Whyalla And Port Augusta

Two employment programs aimed at job seekers in Whyalla and Port Augusta are set to be launched by the Local Jobs Program, an initiative of the Federal Government's Covid recovery plan. The two local recovery projects being rolled out are Jobs 4 Locals, which is a pre-employment program, and Strong Women...

Port Augusta Drought Hub Expanding With Help From Additional Funding

The South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub in Port Augusta, along with seven other locations, are being expanded with help from additional Australian Government funding. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud, announced that extra funds will be allocated to the SA Drought Hub to undertake broader innovation...

Whyalla Carols In The Park Cancelled For The Second Year In A Row

The Whyalla ‘Carols in the Park’ has been cancelled for the second consecutive year due to uncertainty surrounding on-going Covid restrictions. Whyalla’s combined Lions Clubs voted to cancel the 2021 event, saying unfortunately the significant Covid restrictions which prevented the 2020 event from staging in Civic Park remain unchanged in 2021. With...

Member For Narungga Fraser Ellis Trial Delayed Post Election

Member for Narungga, Fraser Ellis, has reportedly told the Liberal Party to back him or sack him, after his trial for alleged misuse of parliamentary entitlements was delayed until June 2022, after the March state election. Ellis suspended his own Liberal membership and moved to the crossbench in February, after an...

Yorke Peninsula MFS Road Awareness Program Tour Starting Today

Yorke Peninsula MFS Road Awareness Program (RAP) tour gets underway this morning, visiting six local schools and the Wallaroo Hospital between today and Thursday. Presentations will be given by MFS Firefighter Jarrad Stallard, joined by road crash survivor Yudhi Mohan-Ram who was T-boned whilst on his motorbike, leaving him in a...

Port Pirie Pool Undergoing Pipework Repairs

The Regional Council of Port Pirie are conducting pipework repairs to the outdoor swimming pool at the Port Pirie Aquatic & Leisure Centre. The repairs are scheduled to be completed within the next two weeks, allowing the pool to open in time for the traditional swimming season on November 1. Further investigations...