The Border Watch : January 9th 2018
12 YEAR IN REVIEW JUNE OUNT Gambier City Council vowed to continue to invest in public security in the wake of violent May incidents in the heart of the city. M The brutal bashing murder of Bordertown man Rex Court on Commercial Street on May 13 and a bloody street brawl on Gray Street only a few nights earlier left the community reeling and prompted calls for an increased security presence in the central business district. Council chief executive Mark McShane said $30,000 had been allocated in the 2017/18 budget to improve the surveillance network. ON THE BEAT: Senior Constable Richard Bradshaw and Senior Constable Gary Brockhouse patrol Commercial Street. An increased police presence in Mount Gambier’s central business district will continue indefinitely in the wake of a string of violent incidents in the heart of the city. Picture: BRITTANY DENTON TOUGH DECISION: Mount Gambier Community Returned and Services League vice-president Peter Bruhn flanked by committee members Dale Fox and Ian Summers in front of the RSL tank display. The iconic organisation has decided to sell its Sturt Street premises due to financial difficulty. T HE regional community was in mourning following the deaths of a Mount Gambier woman, 43, and a 16-year-old girl who died in a horrific light plane crash north of the city. Mount Barker businessman and pilot Grant Gilbert - who was conducting an Angel Flight Mission - also died in the crash at Suttontown. The three people were on board a Picture: LEON RADEMEYER the Mount Gambier Community Returned and Services League to put its Sturt Street premises up for sale less than a month before the organisation’s centenary celebrations. In a blow to the city’s war veterans, their families and the community, the oldest and largest RSL in the state faced potentially being forced to vacate its premises if a suitable buyer was not found - one that is prepared to lease the property back to the RSL for decades to come. F Tobago TB-10 when it spiralled into a paddock on Walker Road near the Sunnybrae Road intersection. According to police, all three passengers on board died on impact. INANCIAL woes forced VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au As the new year begins, we look back on the news and events of the South East covered in The Border Watch throughout 2017. This is the sixth instalment in our 12-part, month by month special feature. A TEENAGER charged with the murder of 32-year-old Bordertown man Rex Court in Mount Gambier in May was released on home detention bail. The 15-year-old boy appeared via video-link from a youth detention facility in the Adelaide Youth Court and was granted home detention bail by Magistrate Cathy Deland. “You need to understand this is very strict bail,” Magistrate Deland said. “You are charged with a very serious offence.” OUTH East dairy farmers were delivered another major blow with an industry processing giant’s shock announcement of rockbottom farmgate milk prices. Victorian processor Murray Goulburn announced an opening price of $4.70 per kilogram of milk solids for the next milk season - as much as 80 cents less per kilogram than rival processors. South East dairy farmer James Mann said milk payments would plummet below the cost of production for many local suppliers and revealed a number of local farmers would likely abandon Australia’s largest processor entirely. S WO brothers faced the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court after being arrested and charged with the murder of Bordertown man Rex Court. T Adelaide lawyer Craig Caldicott represented Dominic, 20, and Jordan, 23, Von Stanke via telephone and made no application for bail. With the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions and at the request of Mr Caldicott, the matter was transferred to the Adelaide Magistrates Court. “That will be the most expeditious and efficient way to deal with the matter,” Mr Caldicott said. The two men were remanded in custody to appear on the major indictable list in Adelaide on July 7 with defence counsel indicating a bail application may be made. STAR-STRUCK: Harry Kewell meets talented junior International Soccer Club players Mitchell and Ashlyn Cornolo. HE Blue Lake city reached fever pitch with the arrival of global soccer superstar Harry Kewell. The legendary former Socceroo and international European club player mingled with some of the city’s emerging and talented soccer players. Kewell held a masterclass with more than 100 junior soccer players at Frew Park, wowing not only the children, but also the starstruck parents watching from the sidelines. T TWISTED METAL: The remains of a Tobago TB-10 in a paddock at Suttontown, north of Mount Gambier. 12 - The Border Watch, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Known for his pin-up boy looks and savvy fashion style, Kewell - who is the ambassador for the Politix menswear label - also stopped by at County Grey Menswear for an intimate get-together with clients and regional soccer enthusiasts.
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