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Jordann’s representing youth
YOUNG Waikerie woman Jordann
Kleemann has put her hand up as a
candidate in the local council elections
but being involved in council isn’t new
to her family.
Her great grandfather was chair on the
Waikerie District Council back in the day,
as was her grandfather, on the Mid Murray
“My great grandfather Arthur Kleemann
and my poppa Roland Haese were heavily
involved in council, so it seems it might be
in my blood,” Jordann said.
Jordann is one of eight female candi-
dates who have nominated in the District
Council of Loxton Waikerie elections.
The 27-year-old born and bred ‘Waik-
erian’ and former Waikerie High School
student said she is looking to stay in the dis-
trict for the long term and getting involved
in the community is a strong focus for her.
“People my age would like to see the
district go ahead and offer more into the
future,” she said.
“I can see the district has a bright future
and would like to be a part of the changes
that can be made for the betterment of the
“That’s why I decided to run for council.”
The Local Government Association of
South Australia (LGASA) encourages men
and women of all ages and backgrounds to
run for their local council.
LGSA president Sue Clearihan said
increasing the diversity of the local govern-
ment sector is a focus for the association
and its members.
“We are grateful for the service of
everyone who puts their hand up to rep-
resent their community, and there is a lot
of knowledge and experience within our
councils,” Mrs Clearihan said.
“However, it’s important that our coun-
cils reflect the diversity of their communi-
“The best way to ensure a broad range of
views are considered is for people of differ-
ent ages, genders, cultures and backgrounds
to step up and make themselves heard on
“It is encouraging to see a greater pro-
portion of women on councils and people
of all ages, from different cultural, personal
and professional backgrounds to ensure
that a wide range of views are being con-
In 2010/11 Jordann moved to Adelaide
after a gap year and worked in hospitality,
starting at the Mark Ricciuto-owned Alma
Tavern, as a restaurant/function supervi-
She also spent some of her career work-
ing at the Hackney Hotel, in customer ser-
vice at a high-end fashion boutique and a
Rundle Street café.
“After four and a half years away from
Waikerie, I came back in 2015 and worked
in hospitality at the Waikerie Hotel, as a
restaurant functions supervisor, and at
Nippy’s, and currently work at the Waikerie
As a member of the Waikerie Delivers
section 41 committee and the Waikerie
Australia Day Committee, Jordann has al-
ready made inroads by volunteering in the
“I would love to open up more opportuni-
ties for young people and their families,”
“Seeing the Waikerie Community Sports
Centre developed and using my function
and event management experience, and
attracting more events to the region,
thereby attracting more visitors and
“I am looking forward to seeing the
Waikerie CBD Revitalisation Plan come to
life in the town and see a boost in growth of
tourism in the whole region.
“Tourism can grow our economy and
offer opportunities for new businesses to
open, filling empty shops.
“Seeing the Waikerie river-front rede-
velopment to benefit all users is another
project I would like to see completed.”
Jordann says her hospitality background
has helped her campaign.
“I enjoy connecting with the community
with people from all walks of life,” she said.
“My goal is to work towards a better
future for everyone.”
WAIKERIE woman, Jordann Kleemann, one of the younger generation, who has put her hand
up as a candidate in the District Council of Loxton Waikerie elections. PHOTO: Sonia Fowler
A MAN has been arrested following
complex and extensive investigations
into a fatal crash at Annadale over
three years ago.
About 6.30pm on Wednesday, May 20, 2015,
a Ford sedan was read-ended by another
Ford sedan on the Sturt Highway, Annadale,
causing it to roll and burst into flames.
The driver – a 51-year-old Loxton woman
died at the scene. Her son, a 25-year-old
man, was pulled from the burning car by
a passing motorist and sustained serious
burns. He was airlifted to Adelaide.
The truck driver who rescued the man
sustained minor burns.
The other driver – a 45-year-old Parafield
Gardens man – also sustained minor burns.
The following day, May 21, 2015, Major
Crash investigators arrested the other
driver; however, charges were discontinued
in August 2016.
Major Crash investigators have contin-
ued to thoroughly investigate the crash, in-
cluding travelling to the USA to have the air
bag module examined and data extracted.
Last week, the now 49-year-old man was
arrested and charged with aggravated cause
death by dangerous driving, and aggravated
cause serious injury by dangerous driving.
He was bailed to appear in the Magistrates
Court on November 28.
FASHION parades, high
tea and a women’s health talk
are on offer at a mother and
daughter event this weekend.
Hosted by Berri headspace,
the Mother’s and Daughter’s High
Tea is for young women aged 12
to 25 and their mothers on Sat-
urday, from 2pm until 4pm at the
Waikerie football clubrooms.
The event is free but interest-
ed attendees must RSVP to www.
eventbrite.com.au or by calling
Prue on 8582 4422.
High tea for mums
AN article in last week’s edition of
The River News “Make your vote count”
(October 24, 2018) was incorrect.
The article reported that the SA Electoral
Commission would supply two separate enve-
lopes in the voting packs distributed in the mail.
This is incorrect.
Voters must seal their completed ballot
papers in the single ballot paper envelope con-
tained in the voting pack they arrived with.
Voters must then complete the details on the
flap of the ballot paper envelope and sign the
The sealed and signed ballot paper envelope
should then go into the reply paid envelope
provided and mailed as soon as possible. No
postage stamp is required.
Electoral vote correction
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