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Students return to school

Students across the Mitchell Shire were among about 400,000 students across Victoria welcomed back to schools last week as part of a staged return to the classroom. While the vast majority of students have been...

Dirt jumps bulldozed

By Steph McNicol -  AN online petition to build a dirt jump track in Doreen for teenage riders has gained more than 1000 signatures after their track was bulldozed by council. The group had taken it...

Children bring smile to aged care residents’ faces

By Jackson Russell The Kilmore and District Hospital has partnered with a Mickleham childcare centre to help lift the spirits of aged care residents at Dianella Hostel and Caladenia Nursing Home. Children at Kool Kidz Merrifield...

Bush Bus turns virtual

By Evelyn Leckie THE outdoor Bush Bus playgroup had to slow to a stop amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped founder Georgina Dymock from entertaining families from home. The free outdoor playgroup moved around...

Indian playgroup begins in Beveridge

By Evelyn Leckie -  A NEW Indian playgroup in Beveridge hosted its official opening last week, celebrating with traditional dancing, speeches and a lighting the lamp ceremony. The program, announced by Education Minister James Merlino in...

Calling for youth leaders

TWENTY youths will flex their leadership skills by partnering with 20 organisations to make the most community impact they can, starting with $20 in their pockets. The ‘2020 Vision Project’ will give each leader $20...

Council’s court plans criticised

YOUNG girls in their sporting uniforms crowded the City of Whittlesea foyer and sat cross-legged on the council chamber floor to await council’s decision on the future of basketball and netball in the municipality. At...

Luellah’s lemonade

Wallan four-year-old Luellah’s school holiday lemonade stand raised money for Starlight Foundation and Save the Children. She was able to personally deliver the money she raised to Starlight Foundation as well as shake the hands...

New bus for Beveridge school campuses

A free bus service will allow eligible students to travel to and from school, and between Beveridge Primary School’s two campuses next year. The new Beveridge’s Primary School campus, which will accommodate grades three to...

Secondary teacher awarded

WALLAN Secondary College drama teacher Sian Clarke was awarded earlier this month for her passion teaching students at the school. Ms Clarke received the Rob Galbraith Award for ‘Most Outstanding Contribution to Drama’ award after...