In The Courier this week

Joe Pettifor, left, and Jordan Wagnitz helped their school travel back to its early days of education in the colony. Students from Heathfield Primary School donned bonnets, bibs and even braces to transport themselves back in time last week as the school celebrated 125 years of education. They played old fashioned games and marched in time to the assembly while their teachers, who were also dressed for the part, were armed with canes and the authority to twist any naughty boy’s ear.

Petrol plan dropped

A controversial plan to sell a portion of road verge to help the development of an empty petrol station in Stirling’s main street is likely to be scrapped after the owner pulled out of the deal.
The Adelaide Hills Council was notified last week by the station’s owner Frank Agostino that he no longer wanted to buy the 67m section of Merrion Terrace road reserve.
The council was scheduled to discuss the issue at a special meeting last night (Tuesday).
A report on the meeting agenda recommended that elected members abandon the formal road closure process that would have paved the way for the footpath sale.

Also in this week’s issue

  • Flu spike: The number of reported flu cases has hit an alarming high in the Mt Barker district, with authorities warning people to take extra care to prevent its spread.
  • Bicycle bandit: Five years after he last struck a country bank, it appears a serial robber dubbed the Bicycle Bandit could be responsible for holding up the Mt Pleasant BankSA branch last Thursday morning.
  • Freeway emergency: A Bridgewater motorist who had a brush with an out of control semi-trailer on the freeway yesterday (Tuesday) said the driver ignored both arrester beds, even though the truck had smoke “billowing from every tyre”.
  • Fashion forward: Sixteen-year-old Cornerstone College student Ruby Eckermann has been awarded for her outstanding fashion design skills after being named runner-up in a national competition.
  • Club appeals: The Mt Lofty Sports Club has come cap in hand to the Adelaide Hills Council to ask for a full or partial write-off of a $33,000 debt.

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