Community

Emergency services pay tribute

By Steph McNicol FIRE brigades across the state paid tribute last week to the four police officers who lost their lives in a crash on Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway last month. Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Constable...

Independent disability housing for Wallan

By Jackson Russell A new multi-unit development in Wallan is set to give people living with a disability the chance to live independently. Specialist Disability Accommodation Australia is building the property in the heart of Wallan...

Kilmore clock ticks on

By Steph McNicol KILMORE residents can now look forward to a new street decoration to admire with plans to install the Kilmore Clock at the Mill Street mall precinct, near Oddfellows Cafe on Sydney Street. The...

Interchange ready

By Jackson Russell -  Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell says the Watson Street-Hume Freeway diamond interchange should be at the top of the list for Federal Government funding to aid in the country’s economic recovery...

Big cat call-out

By Evelyn Leckie PODCASTER Ben Beed is calling for Macedon Ranges residents to contact him to contribute to his podcast Missing Panther. The NSW man said he was fascinated by the intrigue of panthers and whether...

Shadow soldiers commemorate Anzacs

By Steph McNicol ROMSEY resident Melissa Hubbard created more than a 1000 shadow soldiers for the community to commemorate Anzac Day. Ms Hubbard said she wanted to do something simple for herself to commemorate the day,...

Wallan Men’s Shed finds a home

By Jackson Russell Mitchell Shire Council will provide the Hidden Valley and Wallan District Men’s Shed with a lease on Village Green Reserve in Hidden Valley, but it took Mayor David Lowe’s casting vote to...

Preserving Broadford’s history

By Jackson Russell With assistance from Mitchell Shire Council, some of Broadford and District Historical Society’s prized buildings have undergone repairs to help them stand the test of time. Repairs to the Mills Cottage and Broadford...

Battling cancer together

By Steph McNicol Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea will look slightly different this year due to coronavirus restrictions, but the Cancer Council is encouraging people to host their own gatherings online. The morning tea is organised through...

Anzac Day like no other

By Evelyn Leckie -  IT was an Anzac Day like no other in Whittlesea. Residents woke up to stand on their driveways at dawn to remember the fallen ANZACs, while the Lost Post played by a...