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Vale Lien Cooke

Following many health battles, former North Central Review advertising sales executive Lien Cooke, 68, died on October 5. Ms Cooke worked at the Review from 2004 to 2014, followed by a stint at the Alexandra...

Kilmore group left empty-handed

A VOLUNTEER group has been left disappointed after its hard work maintaining the Kilmore East Reserve was disregarded by thieves who stole all seating and a beloved statue from the park. Kilmore resident Mandy McCracken...

All-school camp excites students

By Steph McNicol WANDONG Primary School students have embarked on an adventure this week, taking their entire school to a school camp at Campaspe Downs on Monday. Since regional Victoria entered step three of the State...

Youngster supports struggling community

NINE-YEAR-OLD Jaiden Showler of Wallan has shed a positive light on the COVID-19 pandemic by starting his own pantry of food, free to vulnerable people in the community. Using his own pocket money, Jaiden purchases...

Taungurung sovereign flag unfurled

TAUNGURUNG Land and Waters Council has a proud new symbol of its cultural sovereignty. The group last month announced it had adopted a new flag, designed by Taungurung woman Loraine Padgham, as its official emblem. The...

Pay it forward inititative takes off

By Steph McNicol KILMORE’s Handmade Marketplace owner Jessie Mann has jumped on board a social media initiative inviting community members to ‘pay forward’ a coffee for other people. Cafés across Australia and the world have implemented...

Co-op to connect

By Steph McNicol A MULTIFACETED community hub is set to connect Romsey residents after volunteers worked hard to prepare for the opening of the Romsey Community Co-Op Shop in November. Romsey Neighbourhood House co-ordinator Michelle Balthazar...

Darraweit school welcomes back its students

DARRAWEIT Guim Primary School students had plenty to look forward to returning to school including seeing their friends and new football posts, according to principal Carol Booker. Ms Booker said it was good to have...

Mental health support for Gisborne college

GISBORNE Secondary College is one of several state schools with access to a mental health practitioner and other mental health initiatives that started in July last year. The statewide program, enabled by State Government funding...

Women’s shed seeks support

By Colin MacGillivray WOMEN across the City of Whittlesea will have a chance to learn valuable do-it-yourself home maintenance skills and build new friendships with the formation of a women’s shed. The shed aims to model...