Throwback Thursday: March 16, 1995

MARCH 16, 1995: Monarto Zoological Park director David Langdon with the park's fifth bilby which arrived on Monday.

MARCH 16, 1995: Monarto Zoological Park director David Langdon with the park's fifth bilby which arrived on Monday.

From the archives of The Murray Valley Standard, March 16, 1995.

Bridge bids for Olympic ground

Murray Bridge is being pushed as a rowing training ground for the Sydney Olympics.

Murray Bridge Rowing Club is seeking government funding for new facilities, including accommodation, for training for the 1997 World Masters Championships to be held at West Lakes and as a training venue for local, interstate and overseas crews for the 2000 Olympics.

Murraylands teachers strike

Only two Murraylands schools have confirmed they support statewide teacher’s action next week, but more schools could yet stop work and a rally has Murray Bridge has been predicted.

Both Mannum Primary and high schools will stop work from 2.30 to 3.30pm next Thursday, March 23, to allow teachers to attend the proposed rally.

Chemical spill blocks Adelaide Road

A section of Adelaide Road was blocked for almost four hours last night when a small amount of hazardous chemicals spilled onto the road.

One kilogram of Omite 300W, a white powder chemical which can induce nausea and vomiting, fell from the back of a truck at the Maurice Road intersection about 5.30pm.

Lewis welcomes council training involvement

Member for Ridley Peter Lewis has welcomed the involvement of Coonalpyn Downs council in a major State government training initiative.

Mr Lewis said the council’s sponsorship of one of eight Greening Urban SA training projects signaled a local commitment to improving the future of young people in Ridley.

Bilby babies soon

Monarto Zoological Park could soon have more of Australia’s rarest bandicoot – the bilby. 

Park director David Langdon is optimistic that either of two breeding pairs which have been together since Christmas could reproduce soon.

Postel makes finals in last minute lunge

Postel grabbed a spot in this year’s Murray Bridge lawn tennis major round by snatching a one set victory over Banks in Saturday’s drama filled last round.

Sportsmen, also vying for fifth spot, had a comfortable 13-set win over Tailem Bend.

Extreme caution urged at rail crossing

Motorists and pedestrians alike should use extreme caution on all railway crossings on the Tailem Bend to Pinnaroo line from today until the end of the month.

Australian National has issued the warning because of a large increase in railway traffic to complete the standardisation of the Adelaide to Melbourne line.

This week in history

10 years ago: March 15, 2007

SAPOL Senior Sergeant John Gigger and the Department of Education and Children’s Services re-launched truancy program Operation Presence.

20 years ago: March 13, 1997

Mannum RSL deputy chairman Peter Smith criticised Aminya Village’s decision to terminate an unfinished review of its facilities for veterans.

40 years ago: March 17, 1977

Meningie district ratepayers prepared to vote for a second time on whether their council should buy a $30,000 computer.

80 years ago: March 19, 1937

Miss J Baily was crowned queen of Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital at a vaudeville fundraising concert.