Community

Students pitch for community projects

Students from Willowmavin Primary School participated in a mini ‘Shark Tank’ styled event last week, with students pitching funding for community projects to a panel of judges.The program, hosted by Kids Thrive,...

Dogs to accompany the homeless

By Eden Hynninen A planned village for homeless people now has its sights set on housing residents’ animals.Transition Village Wallan will host a ‘Sweet Treats’ music event to raise money to keep...

Kilmore in support of farmers

By Steph McNicol Former owner of Copella clothing store in Kilmore Christine Batskos has donated $767 to Pyalong Neighbourhood House in support of farmers. Ms Batskos spent an afternoon walking up and...

Students’ play delves into wonderland

By Steph McNicol A land full of wonder, mystery and danger awaits at Wallan Secondary College, as rehearsals for the production Alice in Wonderland are well underway.The cast alongside the directors and...

Mitchell declared McEwen winner

Labor MP Rob Mitchell was officially declared the winner of the seat of McEwen on Wednesday, following last month’s federal election.While the Liberal-Nationals Coalition formed government, Mr Mitchell won the seat with...

Free and safe chemical disposal in Seymour

Mitchell Shire residents will have the opportunity to dispose of household chemicals safely through Sustainability Victoria’s Detox Your Home event on Saturday in Seymour.People can drop their unwanted household chemicals at Mitchell...

Politics plays with property market

By Evelyn LeckieExperts are hopeful for brighter times in the real estate market, following the Coalition being re-elected and the announcement of the State Budget last month.Real Estate Institute of Victoria president...

Hospitals tackle family violence

Staff at The Kilmore and District Hospital and Northern Health will be better trained to deal with instances of family violence as part of a new project.Visiting medical officers, general practitioners and...

Aboriginal art brings family together

Renowned Northern Territory artists Jeannie, Anna and Rosemary Pitjara gathered in Tallarook on Friday to work on a collobrative artwork with their family members.The unique collection of Aboriginal art will be exhibited...

House fire hazard

By Jackson RussellCountry Fire Authority District 12 operations officer Justin Dally has urged caution after a spate of house fires in the Mitchell Shire.