In The Courier this week

Saturday was a red letter day ... in black and white! The Hahndorf Football Club won all four Hills Football League grand finals played on the weekend in a dominant performance not seen since the 1960s. The junior colts team won its eighth successive premiership while the stellar day was completed with Hahndorf’s convincing win over Torrens Valley in the A-Grade.  A rampaging Magpies team including James Tripodi, left, Josh Young and Dylan Matsen had Torren’s Valley’s Kurt Waterman all wrapped up which just seemed to sum up the day.

Saturday was a red letter day … in black and white! The Hahndorf Football Club won all four Hills Football League grand finals played on the weekend in a dominant performance not seen since the 1960s. The junior colts team won its eighth successive premiership while the stellar day was completed with Hahndorf’s convincing win over Torrens Valley in the A-Grade. A rampaging Magpies team including James Tripodi, left, Josh Young and Dylan Matsen had Torren’s Valley’s Kurt Waterman all wrapped up which just seemed to sum up the day.

Celebrations prove brewers are glass half empty types

Two Hills men have proven they can brew with the best after taking out top accolades in the State Amateur Brewers Show of SA earlier this month.
Bruce Tonkin of Mt Barker and Adam Beauchamp of Basket Range took out Best Beer of Show and Best Brewer of Show respectively for their home-brewed beers at the awards, which celebrate excellence in beers made by amateur brewers.
The recognition is not new to Mr Beauchamp, who has been brewing his own beer for more than a decade and has taken out the Best Brewer of Show several times in the past.
While he said he wasn’t expecting to win, Mr Beauchamp said he had hoped to do well at the show and had put “a fair bit of effort in to try and get things right”.

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Also in this week’s issue

  • Picking plan: A Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) welfare incentive plan to overcome a feared shortage of casual fruit pickers caused by  the Federal Government’s proposed “backpacker tax”, was welcomed by the Hills horticultural leaders yesterday.
  • Bronzed Aussie: The Langhorne Creek community was up and about early on Saturday morning to watch one of the town’s sporting heroes compete in the final of the 1500m at the Rio Paralympic Games.
  • Standing tall: A 35m tall significant candlebark in Jan-Claire Wisdom’s Crafers West backyard has become a rallying point for successfully modifying draft planning rules that could have removed significant trees to allow subdivisions in the urban areas of the council district.
  • Outstanding: Strathalbyn trainer Barry Dunn reckons nothing but love for horse racing runs through his veins.
  • Net result: A Hills apple grower has told planning authorities that covering more than 13ha of orchards at Carey Gully in permanent netting is a matter of economic survival.

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