Local History

Riddells Creek remembers Lily

RIDDELLS Creek Primary School paid tribute last Friday to student Lily De Haas who passed away from a brain tumour. Opening a new outdoor inclusive learning space and sensory garden, the school community made a...

The last waltz

THE Kilmore Country Music Festival – the event that had its roots in Wandong in 1972 - will boot scoot off into the sunset with the final event at the Kilmore Racecourse on Saturday,...

Old school, new future

THE transformation of the old Romsey Primary School site into a community health centre and all-abilities park has begun. Council, Cobaw Community Health and the Greater Romsey All- Abilities Park committee (GRAAP Inc.) are working...

Back in the day

Kilmore Free Press Thursday, February 17, 1966 Farewell social evening to Mr. and Mrs. John Ledwidge The supper room of the Kilmore Memorial Hall was well filled on the night of February 4 when friends of...

Seymour College receives more than $6 million

SEYMOUR College has reason to celebrate following the announcement they will receive more than $6 million in state government funding for a redevelopment of the school’s facilities on Friday afternoon. The Victorian government have allocated...

Peter is a top Aussie

ROMSEY resident Peter Mitchell has been recognised in the Macedon Ranges Australia Day Awards for his contribution to the Romsey community for many years. He received one of council’s Community Achievement Awards for his contribution...

Honouring Whittlesea’s best

WHITTLESEA resident, Margaret Jolly, has been named the City of Whittlesea Senior Citizen of the Year.  Ms Jolly received her award at a ceremony at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre on Australia...

Ray’s one of the best

By Joshua Wells RAY Carroll is one of the most well respected sports people the North Central region has ever seen, and for good reason. The man himself helped shape some of the greatest footballers, cricketers...

Chance meeting leads Irish band to Kilmore

by Joshua Wells ONE WOMAN’S passion will become a community’s gain following the announcement a traditional Irish band will play at the Old Kilmore Gaol. Kilmore’s Caroline Killeen is determined to bring Breaking Trad’s ‘World Class...

Solving history’s mysteries

The Kilmore History Group had a lot of unidentified photographs on display and visitors like Bill and Allan Stute helped put names and places to many of them.