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Pageant for a cause

EX Assumption College Kilmore student Ella Denton will take part in a Miss World fundraiser to support Variety – a children’s charity – on Friday. Ms Denton is a Victorian finalist in the pageant and...

Two COVID-19 cases in Mernda childcare

MAPLES Early Learning Centre in Mernda now has two confirmed cases of COVID-19. Earlier this week the centre notified parents of a staff member who was diagnosed with the virus. The childcare has been temporarily closed...

Seymour Levee thrown out

The Seymour Flood Levee project has been unanimously terminated by Mitchell Shire councillors in an additional council meeting last night. Councillors voted to cease to pursue future planning, development and delivery of the levee and...

Gisborne plans cause confusion

By Steph McNicol A DRAFT plan for the future of Gisborne is expected to be open for community consultation at the end of July, after the item caused confusion during Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s June...

Macedon artist helps create fantasy film

By Steph McNicol MACEDON hair and creative makeup artist Debbie Müller has described Australian film The Legend of the Five, as her ‘favourite project so far’. The movie, which first screened at cinemas last week, finished...

Crossing supervisor fined

A MERNDA school crossing supervisor has been issued an infringement notice by police after returning a positive breath test while driving last week. The 63-year-old woman was intercepted by police at about 1.50pm on Tuesday...

COVID-19 cases continue to rise

WHITTLESEA leaders have continued calls for residents to be tested for COVID-19 after a spike in cases during the past week. After a State Government announcement that Whittlesea would be one of 12 Victorian municipalities...

Early learning centre planned for Wallan East

MITCHELL Shire Council is seeking lease applicants for a new early learning centre in Wallan East. A relocatable, modular facility is currently being manufactured and will be placed adjacent to Our Lady of the Way...

Four Avenue of Honour trees to be removed

Four trees in Wallan’s Avenue of Honour will be replaced with trees propagated from the budwood of the existing 53 trees. Work to replace the dead trees in High Street will begin July 13. Council workers...

Animal adoptions needed

Second Chance Animal Rescue founder Marisa Debattista says adoption from an animal shelter should be people’s first option, rather than buying from a dog breeder. Data from a RSPCA 2018-2019 report showed 33,863 dogs were...