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Treasured volunteers

DOREEN volunteers were recognised for a total of 245 years of service to the Country Fire Authority. An award presentation honouring members with Service and National Award medals was at Doreen Fire Station on November...

Travelling medallion

By Steph McNicol A medallion from the South African Boer War in 1900-1902 found in far north Queensland has returned to its home in Broadford. Barbara Kendall's late husband purchased the medal from a pawn shop...

Mayor makes history

CITY of Whittlesea has elected Councillor Emilia Sterjova to lead the municipality next year - making her the youngest mayor in Australian history at age 22. At a meeting on Thursday, Whittlesea councillors elected Cr...

Mounted constable remembered 150 years on

By Evelyn Leckie A police officer who died while on duty in 1894 was commemorated at a Victoria Police memorial dedication last Tuesday in Avenel. Mounted Constable John Joseph Glynn served the Avenel Police station from...

Worldwide connection

By Evelyn Leckie AN unexpected email sent to the wrong address has connected two men’s sheds from across the world. Romsey Men’s Shed members in the United Kingdom were puzzled when an email landed in their...

Makeover for Kilmore icon

A historical treasure of Kilmore was given a makeover by Kilmore Historical Society earlier this month. Kilmore Historical Society member Rose King said the rejuvenation of the post box was important for Kilmore’s identity. “It’s an...

Broadford history recognised

A shortlist by the State Government for the Victorian Community History Awards will recognise the hard work of the Broadford Historical Society preserving the history of the town.

Tram collection derailed at Bylands

By Jackson Russell The Tramway Museum Society of Victoria is concerned it could lose the world’s only complete collection of W-Class trams if it’s unable to renegotiate an almost 25-year old agreement...

Vietnam veterans receive 22 years of support

By Evelyn Leckie OVER the past 22 years, Tony Comley has raised more than $1 million for Vietnam war veterans, with the help of Whittlesea businesses.

Plans for tourism

Macedon Ranges Shire Council will outline its key tourism issues in a submission to a State Government Regional Tourism Review. The council want increased collaboration between Victorian regional tourism boards and local...