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Broadford looks back to its school days

A new exhibition depicting the life and times of Broadford Primary School will open on Australia Day. For many visiting Broadford and District Historical Society’s exhibition on Sunday January 26, it will be a walk...

Watching out for commuters’ safety

By Jackson Russell South Mitchell Neighbourhood Watch is expanding its anti-theft licence plate screw program to include commuters at Wandong Railway Station on Friday, January 31. The new system will see commuters sign up to have...

Former Kilmore teacher mourned

The Kilmore Primary School community is mourning the loss of former teacher Jess West, who died in a crash in western Victoria last month. The crash on December 29 also claimed the life of Ms...

Running bins for farmers

By Jackson Russell A young Hidden Valley resident has been doing his bit to help struggling farmers, raising nearly $1000 by running his neighbours’ bins. Twelve-year-old Ethan Liddy has donated a total of $869.20 for Buy...

Smoky weather causes concern

By Evelyn Leckie HAZARDOUS smoke that covered most of Victoria last week caused several services in the region to shut shop in order to protect residents’ health and safety. As air quality levels dropped to the...

Veteran chef feeds army of volunteers

By Jackson Russell One Kilmore veteran is part of a 94-strong group helping veterans affected by the bushfires that decimated East Gippsland. Retired Sergeant Gary ‘Gazza’ Sturdy was a chef in the Australian Army for 22...

Study options open

TAFE courses in business, health and community services, hair and beauty and tourism will be study options available in Wallan for the first time this year. The Wallan GOTAFE campus announced its course list last...

Australia Day change

Evelyn Leckie THIS year’s Australia Day celebrations by the City of Whittlesea may mark a pivotal moment in council history, as Indigenous perspectives will be acknowledged during Sunday’s event. A minute’s silence at the council-run event...

Crafting community spirit

By Jackson Russell A group of Riddells Creek crafters have been overwhelmed by community support as they make pouches and raise money for refuges caring for wildlife affected by bushfires raging across Australia. Ranges Rescue began...

Roger Fletcher – a fine line of destiny

By Ian Blyth THERE is a long standing myth about becoming a local in a country town – either your grandmother was born here or you have lived here for 30 years. Roger Fletcher rewrote the...