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Tuesday, 21 April 2015 14:24

Old Fella taking comedy abroad

OFF ABROAD... Rod “The Old Fella” Gregory will take his comedy routine to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


LIFE hasn’t been the same for Rod “The Old Fella” Gregory since rising to fame on Australia’s Got Talent in 2011.

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 15:22

Skies open after dry February/March

BRRR... Dave Adcock and Peter Keynes find shelter from the rain and hail whilst trying to play bowls at Ardrossan on Monday, April 6.


THE skies opened during Easter after Yorke Penin­sula’s driest February/March in seven years.

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 15:14

Ghosts under investigation at Wallaroo

GHOST Crime Tours searched for paranormal activity at the Cornucopia Hotel, Wallaroo, recently.

Paranormal investigator David Hogg said the team is still reviewing camera footage; however, he believed electronic voice phenomenon had been detected.

"From the stories we were told from the ladies who worked there, we judged the best spots to set up for the night," Mr Hogg said.

"I was doing a solo session in one of the bedrooms, where the ladies tell us there is always some activity, and I recorded a very clear disembodied voice on audio."

Mr Hogg joined fellow paranormal investigators Darren Bacchus and Allen Tiller, and his wife Karen, from the television show Haunting Australia.

"Unfortunately you get some quiet nights when investigating and this one was a little on the quiet side but we still have heard enough to believe there's a definite presence in the hotel," Mr Hogg said.

The investigators use their gut feelings as well as various cameras, electromagnetic field detectors and audio equipment to search for the paranormal.

Mr Hogg said he had heard stories about the Cornucopia Hotel for many years.

"Originally Darren and I attended a local ghost tour in the area which sparked our interest in the ghosts of Wallaroo," David said.

"Anywhere where we have heard there may be a ghost story involved will always make us want to come and see for ourselves and investigate."

This was the first official investigation on Yorke Peninsula for Ghost Crime Tours; however, the crew is aware of more local areas with reports of ghosts.

"There is a lot more for us to do on Yorke Peninsula and we can't wait to come back," Mr Hogg said.

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 15:10

Possible speed reductions

THE state government held a forum to discuss reducing speed limits to 100km/h on some rural roads last week.

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 15:02

Increasing sport participation

PASSIONATE... Cunliffe Tennis Club’s Sam Clayson hopes to boost participation in tennis through a new junior development program.


The federal government has a plan to combat decreasing participation in sport.

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 14:52

Len Betterman’s love of planes

PLANES... Kadina’s Len Betterman has had a love for aeroplanes since he was a child.


MOST people have a vegie patch or some lawn in their backyard, but this isn’t the case for Kadina’s Len Betterman.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 15:58

Rescue’s 500th puppy

BIRTHDAY... YP Puppy Rescue’s Heather Harrison, holding Odette, celebrates the rescue’s fourth birthday last week.


YP Puppy Rescue celebrated its fourth birthday by taking in its 500th puppy last week.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 15:55

Cancer retreats open

OFFICIAL OPENING... Cancer Council SA’s Monica Byrnes, Apex Foundation SA branch chairperson Stephen Bigarell, Apex Copper Coast Retreat committee chairperson Dale Sawley and Member for Goyder Steven Griffiths at the official opening of the Apex Copper Coast Retreats.


THE Apex Copper Coast Ret­reats were officially opened Saturday, and will offer a place for people with cancer and their families to create precious memories.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 15:52

New penalty rate agreement

BUSINESS trading could receive a boost from an agreement to significantly reduce penalty rates on weekends and public holidays.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 13:55

YPCT celebrates 150 years - Pauline reflects


YP Country Times receptionist Pauline "Polly" Phillips shares her thoughts on working at an "iconic institution".

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