The Free Press

$5 million sports promise

SPORT in the Macedon Ranges could get a massive boost with the Labor government promising $5.6 million to build the first stage of the Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct if re-elected. Premier Daniel Andrews made...

More support for neighbourhood houses

FOUR neighbourhood houses in the Macedon Ranges will be able to deliver an extra five hours of support with funding delivered by the state government. Lancefield Neighbourhood House, Romsey Neighbourhood House, Macedon Ranges Further Education...

NBN rollout splits communities

by Jackson RussellRESIDENTS in Gisborne and Riddells Creek have expressed their concern with the quality of service the National Broadband Network (NBN) is delivering.Federal Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell said the government’s technology choices...

Kinders improving outdoor areas

FOUR Macedon Ranges kindergartens are set to benefit from nearly $25,000 in grants that will provide kids with improved outdoor play spaces. The funding comes through the state government’s Minor Infrastructure Refurbishment grants, which provides...

Lights for Lancefield Park

A LIBERAL Nationals government will contribute $250,000 to upgrade the lighting on the Lancefield Park oval if they were to be elected in the upcoming state election. The 110 lux lighting upgrade will enable playing...

Romsey wins third straight

by Jackson Russell ROMSEY football won its third game on the trot, beating reigning Riddell District Football League premiers Macedon by 31 points at home on Saturday. The win brings the sixth-placed Redbacks closer to overtaking...

Discover the old line

A BOOK detailing the old Lancefield-Kilmore railway line was launched at the Old Railway Station bed and breakfast on Saturday, July 14. Authors of A Pictorial Guide to the Long Lost Lancefield and Kilmore Railway,...

Severe weather warning issued

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for people in the North Central, Central and South West districts as a cold front creates damaging winds across the state. North to north-westerly winds...

Man charged following Lancefield truck theft

A 24-year-old Greenvale man has been charged following the theft of a truck and trailer from outside Lancefield Bakery Tuesday morning (July 17). Hume Crime Investigation detectives charged the man with theft of a motor...

Trampolines fly as BOM issues wind warning

TRAMPOLINES are flying and trees are falling, and it could still get worse later tonight.In Riddells Creek, Ellen Mitchell had just completed a job for work on Station Street when she noticed a tree...