December 2016


Hello Readers,December 2016 Yank News
Once again we are gearing up for Christmas and the holiday season and getting ready for another new year bash. The Normanville New Year’s Eve Pageant will once again make its way through Normanville and ending with festivities and fireworks at the beach. The pageant team are urgently seeking assistance from anyone in the community interested in preserving this event.
Many hands make light work as they say. Details on page 10-11.
The cover this month is the Ingallala Falls taken at the start of November and there was still plenty of water around. Summer is running a bit late this year. The Ingallala Falls was recently announced as number 6 in South Australia’s best waterfalls on the Walking SA website. We also picked up number 1 spot with the Deep Creek falls. See their website for details:
The Shannons/Yankalilla Rotary Club Yankalilla Cruise has had another very successful event during November. There is a report in this issue with a few photos on page 18. Next year will be the 10th Cruise so look forward to something extra special.
The Courthouse at Normanville is safe from demolition (yes, it was just the rumour mill having a workout) but as there is no protective title over it the future is never certain. The Historical Society is holding a public meeting to discuss its future. See
page 31.
Next issue will be the first for 2017 and it will not be distributed until 17th January. It will cover until the end of February. There will also be increased quantities produced to cover the extra time as usual.
Time for a quick plug of the YRN website? Why not, as I actually left myself some writing room this time...
“Although not all photos are printed in colour due to cost constraints you can always log on to the website as see the colour pdf version of each issue:”
Yep, that was it. Short and sweet. But , it is handy to look up stuff like trades and services or some bit of information if you haven’t got a hard copy nearby.
Until next issue...
Paul Jelfs


November 2017


Hello Readers,November 2016 Yank News
Still cold, still wet, still windy and summer is still coming... soon we hope.
Exciting things this month include the Shannons Yankalilla Cruise (page 11) brought to you by Yankalilla Rotary Club and featuring a whole weekend of entertainment as well as the actual cruise. It gets bigger every year and this time should be no different.
Congratulations to Yankalilla table tennis who picked up their 8th Premiership - in a row! Some happy and excited people on the cover shows they had fun doing it.
There is a few rumours floating around about the old Court House building at Normanville. There is plans lodged for development of the site which will go through it’s usual procedures. It would be a great loss for Normanville if something happened to this local icon and those interested in preserving it may want to check with Yankalilla Council to find out what is planned. There are a couple of letters in this issue on the subject.
Next issue is the December to mid-January issue (the big one with Christmas etc) so get your stuff in early for this one to make sure.
This issue is packed full to the point I had to leave out both Rox Rosey’s writings and the Historical Society’s article on our local history. They will be in next issue. Likewise, the ADFAS program for 2017 which commences in February. Plenty of time.
Until next issue...
Paul Jelfs