Community

Kilmore charity caring for children post-life-saving surgeries gets $30,000 donation

BENDIGO Bank’s Kilmore, Wallan and Broadford branches have donated $30,000 to the Children First Foundation’s Kilmore East retreat for children recovering from life-saving surgeries. Children First Foundation is an Australian-based charity that provides medical care to sick,...

Monument Hill, Kilmore: Hume and Hovell history questioned

THE history of Kilmore’s Monument Hill is under scrutiny after a historical journal published assertions the famous Hume and Hovell expedition of the 1820s passed further to the east of the site. Heritage Victoria last...

Family of Tallarook fire victims says mother and daughter were loved: “We will miss...

The family of the two victims of a house fire in Tallarook on Sunday have described mother Deirdre Naughton and daughter Leela Naughton as very much alike. Police discovered their remains on the property...

Aboriginal gathering place approved for City of Whittlesea will embrace anyone in need

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk City of Whittlesea administrators have approved an Aboriginal gathering place to be built at Quarry Hills Regional Parkland at a council meeting held during NAIDOC Week. A gathering place is a community-owned and...

U3A Kilmore finds a new home, welcomes new members

Having moved from its old location at Skehan Place Kilmore, U3A Kilmore and District is now settling into its new home at 90 Sydney Street. The group is welcoming community members over the age of 55...

A Romsey-Lancefield RSL member has been awarded RSL’s highest honour

By Colin MacGillivray ROMSEY-LANCEFIELD RSL member Tom Murphy was last week recognised for a lifetime of dedication and service to the community with the RSL’s highest individual award: the Meritorious Service Medal. The medal is awarded...

Pyalong man reunited with the neighbour who saved his life

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A Pyalong man who was resuscitated during cardiac arrest last month has been reunited with the paramedic who helped save his life – who also happens to be his next-door neighbour.  Lloyd Robinson,...

Tallarook house fire victims identified as adult and child

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk The remains of two people were discovered on Monday afternoon after a large house fire near Tallarook on Sunday night. Police confirmed the two victims, aged 42 and 10, were residents of the...

Wallan family loses daughter to rare genetic disease, fights on for her twin brother...

By Colin MacGillivray WALLAN mother Louise Pryde has vowed to fight for greater awareness about rare genetic diseases in memory of her daughter Aria, who died of vanishing white matter disease (VWM) in May, and...

Seymour’s fifth annual NAIDOC Week festivities welcomes hundreds of attendees

By Colin MacGillivray MEMBERS of Seymour’s Aboriginal community gathered to celebrate NAIDOC Week with non-Aboriginal allies and community organisations at Kings Park on Wednesday. The Seymour Local Aboriginal Network organised a NAIDOC Week event for the...