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Military exercise at Puckapunyal postponed

The Australian Army has postponed its planned Exercise Chong Ju at Puckapunyal Military Area, which was scheduled to take place between August 8 and 17. The exercise will now take place next year. A Defence Force...

Life membership awarded to Mary of Whittlesea Probus Club

One of the Combined Probus Club of Whittlesea’s longest serving committee members Mary Wood has received a life membership. Club president Alessandra Testa announced at the August meeting Ms Wood was being elevated to life...

Doreen CFA celebrates 80 years

By Pam Kiriakidis Doreen Country Fire Authority, CFA, volunteers were acknowledged for their contributions at an awards presentation, which also celebrated 80 years’ of the fire brigade’s service to the community. Volunteers hosted an afternoon tea...

Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society call for rural and junior ambassadors

Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society is calling for nominations for rural and junior ambassadors who are involved in their communities. The rural ambassador is open for men and women aged between 20 and 30, and...

Live mic night returns to Wallan

By Pam Kiriakidis Live mic nights will return to Wallan next Friday after a three-year hiatus, promoting regional artists and inviting residents to appreciate young talent across the Mitchell Shire.  BGGROUPAU founder Benjamin Gregory is bringing...

Health service offers free tests in Kilmore

Representatives of Kilmore District Health, KDH, were out in the community last week, distributing free Rapid Antigen Tests, RATs, to help residents. Attending locations including Kilmore Village, Wallan Customer and Library Centre and Broadford Customer...

Broadford newspaper to be accessible online

Broadford Historical Society are among recipients of the State Government’s Local History Grants and will use $14,000 to digitise of copies of the Broadford Courier between 1951 and 1965. The Broadford Courier is already largely...

Colmont School’s move to potential new site sparks resignation

Colmont School’s board were investigating alternative sites more than 12 months before it publicly announced its intention to move the school from its White Street premises. The Kilmore International School announced in April 2022 it...

Airmen’s lives remembered at memorial service

By Max Davies AUGUST 6 marked 80 years since a Royal Australian Air Force, RAAF, Beaufighter crashed into Mt Disappointment. A commemoration at Wandong Hall on Saturday remembered all airmen who lost their lives on the...

Kilmore’s Colmont School year 12 students given a lifeline by ‘hero’ teachers

By Colin MacGillivray A SELFLESS group of teachers has banded together to provide stability for year 12 students following the closure of Kilmore’s Colmont School. The international baccalaureate, IB, school, formerly known as The Kilmore International...