Murray Valley Standard Throwback Thursday, March 7, 1995: Brave actions earn recognition

From the archives of The Murray Valley Standard, March 7, 1995.

Bravery honoured

A surprised Tony Rasmussen, of Monarto, has been commended for brave conduct in a list of Australian bravery decorations announced by Government House in Canberra.

On April 5 last year, Mr Rasmussen rescued three children stranded on rocks at Petrel Cove, Victor Harbor.

Bizarre witchcraft claims

Abuse of teenagers and cruelty to animals are some of the bizarre practices allegedly carried out by members of witches' covens in Murray Bridge, according to Member for Ridley Peter Lewis.

Reluctance to prolong the traumatic experience their children had suffered made parents reluctant to report incidents, he believed.

Show elects first female president

Brinkley's Lynette Williss has been elected the first female president in Murray Bridge Agricultural and Horticultural Show Society's 86-year history.

Mrs Williss takes over the position vacated by her husband Murray, who has just completed his second term.

Meningie's finals hopes rest with its bowlers

Meningie seems likely to miss a finals berth in Murray Towns A grade cricket after Monarto emerged with the upper hand at the end of Saturday's first day's play.

A Hill top-scored with 31, while T Reid, B James and N Biddle were all dismissed in the 20s.