From the archives of The Murray Valley Standard, December 9, 1992.
Flash floods hit Murraylands
A routine school trip turned into a nightmare for the Kendle family when a wall of water washed their car off the road.
When Ms Tania Kendle, 21, left home to collect her sisters and brother, Schenscher Road seemed safe.
But by the time she returned with sisters Kira, eight, and Samantha, 10, and brother James, six, the road was under about five centimetres of water.
The family’s car was within 10 metres of home when water gushed over an embankment and swept the car from the unsealed road.
Rainfall recordings varied widely, from 11 millimetres in Palmer to 22 in Murray Bridge to about 50 on some farms.
Most fell within an hour.
Favourite son no. 1 citizen
One of Palmer’s favourite sons, Mr Avon Rosenzweig JP, has been named Mannum District Council’s 1992 citizen of the year.
Mr Rozenzweig was council chairman for a record 15 years.
He is a member of Mannum Agricultural Show Society, Aminya Homes for the Aged committee, Mid Murray Animal and Plant Board, Appamurra silo committee, Mannum St John Ambulance board, Mannum Caravan Park and tourism development committee, Mannum school/community library board, Mannum Hospital Board, Frayville Agricultural Bureau, Murray Plains barley crop competition judging panel and other groups.
Eye surgery waits on negotiation
A visiting opthamologist will meet with the SA Health Commission on Thursday in a last-ditch attempt to lease the operating theatre at Murray Bridge Hospital to clear a backlog of pensioner patients needing eye surgery.
The commission last week prevented the hospital from leasing its operating theatre to Dr John Murchland for one week next month, even though the theatre will be idle from December 23 to late January due to budget cuts.
Bowlers take control in cricket
At Johnstone Park the visitors, Ramblers, won the toss and elected to bat, but the move seemed to backfire as John Noble was dismissed before a run was scored.
Main destroyers were Peter Williams (6/16 off 15.4 overs) and Stephen Plummer (2/21).
Monarto won the toss and sent Jervois in to bat at Homburg Oval.
The side was all out for 78; Monarto used only four bowlers, with Steve Blight (4/17), Braydon Leckie (3/8) and Tony Samblich (2/8) the most successful.
- Video cabinets, from $179 at RE Furniture
- Happy pants, $12.95 at Bells
- Stone home at Woods Point, $67,000 from John Aunger Real Estate
This week in history
10 years ago: December 7, 2007
Murray Bridge resident Di Watson’s home reduced in value by $30,000 as a result of the proposed Mobilong Correctional Precinct.
20 years ago: December 9, 1997
Murray Bridge’s State Emergency Service and Country Fire Service brigades moved into the same building for the first time.
40 years ago: December 8, 1977
The Standard boycotted Murray Bridge council meetings after councillors decided to shut the public and press out of all their committees.
80 years ago: December 10, 1937
Murray Bridge man Talmage Unaipon was fined £1 plus costs for possessing liquor, which was prohibited for all Aboriginal people.