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Wallan assault: police investigate at Hume Freeway service station

POLICE are appealing for witnesses as they investigate an assault that occurred in Wallan on Tuesday night. Investigators believe the victim stopped at a service station on the Hume Freeway at 7.30pm and was at...

Victoria’s lockdown will lift at midnight tonight, new restrictions in place

Victoria's statewide lockdown will end on schedule at 11.59pm tonight as the state records 10 new COVID-19 cases today, all of whom were in isolation for the entirety of their infectious period. The five reasons...

Mitchell Shire is experiencing a pandemic baby boom, with births up more than 30%

By Colin McGillivray MITCHELL Shire is in the midst of a COVID-19 baby boom, with figures showing a spike in births across the region during the past year. In an eight-day span earlier this month, 25...

Kilmore’s Sydney Street to get $3 million revamp

KILMORE residents will be able to help shape a $3.37 million Sydney Street rejuvenation project aimed at brining the town’s historic precinct to life. Mitchell Shire Council last week unveiled streetscape plans for the project,...

Hazel Glen College’s to stage Matilda the Musical this year after 2020 school musical...

Hazel Glen College in Doreen has announced its annual school musical will be Tim Minchin’s Matilda. The production involves more than 60 students from years four to 12, who have been rehearsing for most of...

Mernda Community House yarn-bombed in joyful surprise for staff

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Mernda Community House staff were delighted to find four poles out the front of their building had been yarn-bombed last week. Coordinator Paras Christou said they had no idea who had created the...

Clean-up crews in Cobaw State Forest delayed as more inclement weather batters the region

Fire Forest Management Victoria is battling inclement weather in its clean-up efforts in the Cobaw State Forest, putting a cloud over the forecast re-opening date on September 30. The forest has been closed since a...

Community contributor Jenny Stillman honoured by Lancefield-Romsey Lions

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association president Jenny Stillman has been honoured with a Lions Community Services Award by the Lancefield-Romsey Lions Club. Ms Stillman was ‘ambushed’ as she put it at the...

New walking and cycling trails to be built across City of Whittlesea to link...

WALKING and cycling trails across the City of Whittlesea are set to be linked as part of a council program to construct and connect new paths. The paved trails will include seating, landscaping, safe road crossings, water points...

Assumption College Kilmore principal awarded Victorian leader fellowship

Assumption College principal Kate Fogarty has been awarded one of six Menzies School Leader Fellowships. The purpose of the fellowship is to help raise the profile and importance of outstanding leadership. It is to encourage Australians...