Yasmin Catley, Member for Swansea, said in her latest announcement that the Australian Labor Party (NSW Labor) will provide funding for a permanent dredging solution for the Swansea Channel.“This has been a long time coming and I was pleased to have my colleague, friend and Shadow Treasurer Ryan Park for Keira to announce the dredging solution,” said Catley. “This is vital for locals and tourists alike. We live on the largest salt water lake in the Southern Hemisphere and boats are getting stuck in the channel with inconsistent and insufficient dredging campaigns.“The community has raised this issue with me time and time again, and I’m pleased that a NSW Labor Government will fix the problem.”Catley added that Labor plans to invest in a “state-of-the-art dredge to ensure the safe navigability” of the channel, and would go to tender to procure a dredge that will be based at Swansea.“A dredge based at Swansea will ensure the channel is safe and navigable – not just sometimes, all the time,” concluded Catley.
The St. Louis 5th grade girls came out strong against St. Nicholas bringing home a victory, 28-0. The team played solid all four quarters.Grace Eckstein led the team with 10 points and Grace Laudick finished with 6. Every player contributed to this victory and most added points to the scoreboard for the Cardinals.‘I was glad to see the team was working together better to move the ball around for opportunities to score!’ STL Coach Dee Ann Stahley.ST. Louis’ next game against St. Lawrence at home on Monday, Feb 3rd.The St. Louis girls sixth grade team traveled to St. Nichols on Wednesday. Although the girls were on the wrong end of the score again losing 30-7 there was much improvement over their last game.The team was lead by another solid effort of offense by Syndey Schutte. Also contributing to the offense was Grace Mack and GiGi Dreyer. Alexa Miles, Erin Batta, and Chloe Meadows help contribute to the offense with several nice assists and picks. The defense was lead by Mindy Eckstein, and Molly Wachsman. Molly was the team leader in rebounds.The girls continue to work hard and Coach Brad Dreyer is proud of all the girls the effort. The team will host St. Lawrence on Monday.