The Free Press

Man airlifted after Hanging Rock fall

By Steph McNicol A 79-YEAR-OLD man was taken by air ambulance to The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, after a fall at Hanging Rock, which saw him immobilised and left out in the cold for more than...

Rob Mitchell: ‘community projects ignored’

MEMBER for McEwen Rob Mitchell has called out the Federal Government for ‘short-changing’ regional communities as it ignores calls for more funds for a grass roots grants program. Mr Mitchell said he wrote to Prime...

Pool opening extended

Macedon Ranges Shire Council will keep its outdoor pools at Lancefield and Woodend open for an additional two weeks – closing on Sunday. Due to the ‘significantly lower than normal temperature range’ during the summer...

Station parking upgrade

Riddells Creek and Kyneton train stations will have new car parking built, while Gisborne station will be upgraded to improve passenger experience. The State Government projects will also deliver additional accessible car parks, bicycle parking...

Magpies soar into grand final

WALLAN is ‘quietly confident’ of bringing home the Gisborne and District Cricket Association Johnstone Shield on Saturday after a big semi-final victory over minor premier Rupertswood at the weekend. The match was played over two...

Macedon cafe burgled

MACEDON Ranges Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the theft of tools from a cafe in Mount Macedon last month. Police allege the offenders arrived at the Cameron Drive address just after 4am on Wednesday,...

Council calls for community collaboration

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council thanked Romsey residents who attended a community forum last month to discuss ‘multi-faceted’ issues and said a community approach was essential. The forum, hosted by Victoria Police, came to be after...

Furry ferret captures Romsey’s attention

By Steph McNicol AN unlikely escapee had Romsey residents on the lookout last month, as hundreds of people followed the escapades of a furry ferret. His adventures, documented via a series of Facebook posts over five...

Romsey looks to rebound before finals

ROMSEY will look to rebound against Gisborne and District Cricket Association bottom side Woodend after a nail-biting loss to Gisborne on Saturday. The Redbacks were pipped at the post after winning the toss and making...

Lions awarded for long service

THE Lancefield Romsey Lions Club hosted a celebration on February 21 for its longest-serving members for their commitment and assistance to the club and the community. For his commitment to Lions Licola, a fun camp...