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Broadford rallies behind father with terminal cancer

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $15,000 in 10 days for cancer treatment for 39-year-old Broadford resident Darren Daynes. Mr Daynes and his wife Bianca Daynes, who recently opened their Protex Garage...

COVID-19 vaccine administered in Kilmore

By Colin MacGillivray KILMORE District Health’s aged-care residents were inoculated against COVID-19 after receiving doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Thursday last week. Residents of both the Dianella Hostel and Caladenia Nursing Home received the vaccines...

Macedon Ranges community support unit seeks new volunteers

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council’s community support unit is looking for new volunteers to join the team. The community support unit provides support services to assist older people, including those who may feel lonely or isolated,...

Seymour Health 100-year mosaic design revealed

SEYMOUR Health and Kilmore artist Marina Villani last week unveiled the design for a mosaic planned to commemorate the hospital’s 100-year anniversary. The sketch designs for the mosaic were unveiled at Seymour Health by Ms...

Wallan’s Pryde family suffers double blow

By Colin MacGillivray ‘Like hitting the lottery twice, but in the worst possible way’ is how Wallan mother Louise Pryde describes the emotional rollercoaster she and her family are enduring. While the COVID-19 pandemic afforded some...

DPV Health to improve LGBTIQ services

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk DPV Health will take steps towards more inclusive services as it releases the final report of a needs analysis on improving the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or...

COVID-19 vaccine rollout frustrates Mitchell Shire doctors

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire medical clinics have voiced their frustrations at the Federal Government’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout after being swamped with bookings from new patients. Phase 1b of the rollout campaign began yesterday, with people...

Ashley Park Primary School students host Ride2School Day

STUDENTS rode, scooted and walked to class at Ashley Park Primary School in Doreen last week as part of Bicycle Network’s national Ride2School Day on Friday. The day saw 158 of the school’s 261 students...

Wandong-Wallan Lions celebrate outdoor gym opening

WANDONG-Wallan Lions Club members joined Mitchell Shire Council representatives and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes to celebrate the official opening of outdoor exercise equipment in Kilmore this month. The $196,872 project to build outdoor...

Helping Harvey’s road to recovery

Willowmavin teenager Harvey McKeever will need all his strength to recover from a dirt bike accident at his home last month, but a huge support network has already set about providing assistance. Harvey, 15 at...