In The Courier this week

Macclesfield RSL Sub-branch president Dennis Oldenhove, left, and sculptor and Somalia veteran Greg Hopgood with the new artwork of a Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter unveiled at the Macclesfield Anzac Memorial Garden on Sunday.

Wisdom wins Hills Mayoral race

The Adelaide Hills Council’s Deputy Mayor has won the district’s mayoral race with the highest percentage of first preference votes since the council’s formation in 1997.
Dr Jan-Claire Wisdom, right, an adjunct research fellow at UniSA, was named the new Mayor-elect after winning 66.5% of the vote against former Adelaide Hills Councillor, George Healey. Dr Wisdom attracted 6012 votes to Mr Healey’s 3025.
Prior to Dr Wisdom’s election, retiring Mayor Bill Spragg held the record for the highest percentage of votes during an Adelaide Hills mayoral campaign, attracting 62% of the vote against Leonie Taylor in 2014.
Dr Wisdom, who will be sworn in on November 20, said the new council stood “on the shoulders” of the previous council, while also bringing “new energy, skills, experience and personal style”.

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Also in this week’s issue

  • Best businesses: Two of Hahndorf’s premier tourist venues have continued their reign as the best in their industry at the State’s tourism night of nights.
  • Safety concerns: The Adelaide Hills Council will investigate road options around the Lobethal Primary School after locals raised concerns about safety.
  • Record run: Born without an arm from below his right elbow, former Langhorne Creek man Michael Roeger has never felt out of place on the sporting field, and now he is among elite company with three world records to his name.
  • English win: A local primary school student’s love for literature has landed her one of the country’s top English prizes available for her age.
  • Bank doubts: Lobethal’s ANZ bank branch will push ahead with a plan to close its doors for the last time on Tuesday, as the banking giant remains embroiled in a dispute with the replacement service [email protected]