The Free Press

In the money

ROMSEY Primary School is the big winner in the news that the Victorian Budget 2018/19 will invest $19.6 million across the Macedon Ranges towards building and upgrading schools. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas visited the...

Active in business

LOCAL business achievers have the chance to be recognised in the 2018 Bendigo Bank Macedon Ranges Business Excellence Awards. Mayor, Cr Jennifer Anderson encouraged businesses of all types to enter the awards, which celebrate business...

Romsey park named

THE name of the new community park located at the former Romsey Primary School site is “Romsey Ecotherapy Park”. The name was chosen from 25 names submitted by community members and groups, including the Greater...

New Romsey tankers

THE Romsey Fire Brigade has welcomed two new firefighting appliances to its fleet. The first was a new CFA owned and issued 4.4C Heavy Tanker. This new tanker replaced the Brigade’s 3.4C tanker which was transferred...

Sporting clubs call for funding

By Joshua Wells TWO football netball clubs are desperate to continue upgrading their facilities, with lights and scoreboards at the top of the list. Two Macedon Ranges clubs are fundraising for new equipment, with Romsey Football...

What was that?

By Joshua Wells WAS it a gold mine blast, fighter jet, asteroid, an earthquake or a volcanic explosion? Residents across the Macedon Ranges Shire experienced an unexplained sonic boom at 10am on Wednesday morning, with Macedon...

Finding Lost Trades in Kyneton

A BUMPER crowd turned out for the Lost Trades Fair in Kyneton at the weekend. The fair aimed to showcase all sorts of different trades and talents of days gone by, with plenty of people...

Waste collection suspended

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council has been advised by contractors, Wheelie Waste, that it has suspended its collection of waste, recycling and garden waste services for the shire.The statement said council staff are working with...

Historic club challenging stereotypes

WOMEN across the Macedon Ranges Shire Council are being offered the chance to learn and practice their skills with a chainsaw. The Women’s Chainsaw Club will see 10 women in the Lancefield, Benloch and Cobaw...

Riddells Creek remembers Lily

RIDDELLS Creek Primary School paid tribute last Friday to student Lily De Haas who passed away from a brain tumour.Opening a new outdoor inclusive learning space and sensory garden, the school community made a...