May 2018


Hello Readers,May 2018 Yank News
The SA History Festival and our own Heritage Fleurieu Coast Festival are on throughout this month. Locally, there are many events to get involved in. If you need more information, the Visitor Information Centre has the details and programs and will sell you event tickets and more!
In keeping with the historical theme, there is the account of the robbery of the Commercial Bank of SA’s Yankalilla branch from the Yankalilla Historical Society. The YHS will also be holding four historical talks in conjunction with the Yankalilla Library for the festival.
We do like to have our opinion on local matters of importance in the Yankalilla District. Your letters to the editor this month had to be spread over three pages! You can probably guess there will be some about ‘dog bylaws’ and unhappy ratepayers, of course… there also might be a few interesting revelations! I don’t want to spoil your fun so best read them yourself.
There are also some related items in the DCY’s In The Loop section, which is again double its usual number of pages. Keep up with the Council’s agenda and have a read, especially if you are a ratepayer.
Lastly, the YRN has been printed by Mercury Printing Services for the last 25 years! See page 7 for a brief history, sourced from my historical records. Aptly coinciding with the history festival.
Until next issue...
Paul Jelfs


April 2018


Hello Readers,April 2018 Yank News
Happy Easter and may you have your fill of chocolate! We had to push fairly hard to get this out for Easter but mission accomplished.
However, some areas may be delayed as there is no mail deliveries over Easter.
We had a change of state government during March with the election held on the 17th.
Amazing the attention we were getting from politicians up to the election. Since then, it’s like
aliens took them all away! (One can only hope.)
So we will see what the Liberals have in store for us in due course.
Speaking of elections, the Council elections are coming up in November this year. Have you thought about running? To find out what is involved CEO Nigel Morris would love to have a coffee with you to discuss all the finer points.
That is just one of the snippets of information that Yankalilla Council has included in this month’s In The Loop, which is double it’s usual size.
We have your letters, with something about dogs (of course), the satisfaction levels regarding our
council, even a bit of spirituality among other things.
Coming up in May is the SA History Festival and our first Heritage Fleurieu Coast festival. The program was in the March issue (did you keep your copy?) or more are available at the Visitor Information Centre. This issue has some more updates and a couple of minor changes to the program.
This year Leonards Mill is celebrating 160 years and there are some events planned at the iconic building for the history festival.
The new petrol station is taking shape between Yankalilla and Normanville. It certainly looks big enough to cater for future needs and we all get a good view of the development as we pass by.
What else? Always plenty more to read about… so find your comfy chair and carry on.
Until next issue...
Paul Jelfs