From the archives of The Murray Valley Standard, November 16, 2007.
Mutton on track to stardom
It’s all about speed for Murray Bridge superbike rider Daniel Mutton, who defied the odds by winning the South Australian Superbike Championship earlier this month.
The 21-year-old, who has been riding for just two years, entered the championship as a C-grade competitor but triumphed over A-grade riders to be crowned the state’s new champion.
South Terrace hub on the horizon
A cinema complex, a new library and a discount department store are among the ideas flagged for a new multi-million dollar shopping precinct in Murray Bridge.
Council chief executive officer David Altmann said the development, known as the South Terrace precinct, would cater for the growing population of the town by offering more retail and leisure opportunities within the central business district.
Afghan burial site opens
Murray Bridge has become the first town in the state to officially open an Afghan burial site, deemed more important by the Afghan community than a mosque.
A portion of the Bremer Road cemetery will now enable traditional burials for Shi’a Muslims.
“This has really been the culmination of their arrival and acceptance by the community,” Lutheran Community Care new settlers coordinator Nayano Taylor-Neumann said.
Olympic torch equivalent makes its way through Murray Bridge
Pulsating drumbeats set the scene for a dramatic march of about 1000 community members who carried the World Youth Day cross over the Murray Bridge town bridge on Monday.
St Joseph’s School students Maddie Healey and Andrew Holland, both 13, were proud to be among those to experience the arrival of the cross.
- Holden Barina, $13,990 at Duttons Automotive
- Weekday lunch special, $9 at Auchendarroch House
This week in history
10 years ago: November 14, 2008
Murray Bridge 13-year-old Mark Sheldon placed second in the Australian Cycle Speedway Championship at Findon.
20 years ago: November 17, 1998
More than 1200 people attended the Twilight Country Music Festival at Tailem Bend to raise funds for the town’s gymnasium.
40 years ago: November 16, 1978
Fifty-three Murray Bridge High School matriculation students sat for their PEB certificates, most in five of the 12 subjects on offer.
80 years ago: November 18, 1938
Lady Dugan, the Governor’s wife, reopened the Tailem Bend hospital after its reorganisation under the District Bush Nursing Society.