Flashback Friday | February 2007

12 years ago, students began the 2007 schooling year in the month of February, with each school welcoming their new reception students with great fanfare.

The first edition of the Tribune for the month saw pages of patriotism, with photos from Australia Day celebrations in the towns of the Eastern Eyre Peninsula.

Visitors for the summer continued to stay in the coastal townships, including a group of light aircraft in Cowell and a fairy penguin in Arno Bay.

In sport, the Eastern Eyre Softball Association begin to wrap up the 2006-2007 season.

Similar to today, the news pages featured concerns about shrinking health services in regional and remote areas.

Cowell was redistributed into the state electorate of Flinders, in one of many switches between that and Giles.