Murray Valley Standard Throwback Thursday, February 7, 1989: Bluds splurge

From the archives of The Murray Valley Standard, February 7, 1989.

Jervois brings on big guns

Jervois has staked its claim on the 1989 River Murray Football League premiership by signing four former SA National Football League players.

Former state ruckman Max Parker heads the impressive line-up of imports, backed by new coach Lindsay Heaven and dynamic players John Roberts and Burt Darmody.

Poison fears ‘widespread’

A Monarto couple say Kanmantoo’s fight to stop the dumping of 6000 cubic metres of contaminated soil near the town should concern us all.

Angas and Judith Schenscher say they’re not “greenies”, but they believe there’s much to fear from the state government proposal.

The Schenschers’ property is about 12 kilometres from the dump site, at Kanmantoo mine’s tailings dam.

Old museum up for sale

The Lands Department will call for tenders by early next month to buy the former Schubert’s Farm Museum site at Monarto.

A committee working to establish a public museum in Captain Johnstone’s Cottage in Murray Bridge has been told to remove all 1600 artefacts from Schubert’s Farm by the end of this month.

New coordinator at community centre

Mrs Pam Savill, of Murray Bridge, is the new coordinator of Our House community centre at Tailem Bend.

She replaces Ms Wendy Maynard, who has been appointed coordinator of the new Mannum Neighbourhood House.

Reschke hits double century at Mannum

Brett Reschke, of Mannum, scored an amazing 202 in Torrens Valley cricket on Saturday.

With double tons almost unheard of in county cricket, Reschke led Mannum A2 to 5/379 in the two-day match against Kersbrook.

For sale

  • Soda Stream, $6.95 at Mitre 10
  • Sides of lamb, $1.95/kg at Riverland Meat Service

This week in history

10 years ago: February 5, 2009

Long Island Marina resident Natalie Barclay watched several cars fall into the River Murray as a 70-metre-long section of bank collapsed.

20 years ago: February 9, 1999

Keeping young farmers in rural areas was the key to stopping population decline, said Karoonda East Murray Mayor Allan Arbon.

40 years ago: February 8, 1979

National Railways state manager VA Dyason denied a report the Monarto railway station would close within five weeks.

80 years ago: February 10, 1939

Murray Bridge High School reopened with a record 195 students and welcomed three new teachers: Miss McKecknie, Miss Skuce and Miss Coleman.