In The Courier this week

Not a hair out of place … Rachel Palk, 8, of Eden Valley puts the finishing touches to two-month-old calf Sampson in readiness for his class at Saturday’s Mt Pleasant Show.

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CFS chief sacked

A long serving CFS volunteer leader claims he has been dumped as the Group Officer of the Mt Lofty CFS because he is an advocate for better firefighting services for the community.
Rainer Kiessling has been demoted to the rank of firefighter as a result of what CFS management describes as an “internal disciplinary matter”.
CFS officials refused to say why Mr Kiessling was sacked and the former leader is not allowed to discuss the details.
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Also in this week’s issue

  • Community centre funding: Mt Barker’s only community centre needs a significant increase in the amount of annual council funding it receives if it is to continue with exercise, training and social inclusion programs.

  • End of an era: The painted sign out the front of Isabel Jean’s second-hand dealership is now faded but the inside remains the same – a bewildering, almost claustrophobic jumble of “stuff”.

  • Wetland a dryzone: Large sections of the Laratinga Wetlands are looking more like dust bowls than watery havens – but according to the Mt Barker Council, it’s all part of nature.

  • Skatepark discussion: Macclesfield residents can have their say on a proposed skate park on the town’s main square.

  • Attempted robbery: An attempted robbery at the Callington General Store last week has led to the arrest of a Strathalbyn man.

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