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Mitchell Shire Council debates weed, pest control laws

By Colin MacGillivray WEED and pest control were at the centre of a debate on a new local law during last week’s Mitchell Shire Council meeting. Councillors considered a new community and environment law, which was...

Edgar’s Mission Lancefield rescues overgrown sheep

EDGAR’S Mission sanctuary in Lancefield rescued a sheep earlier this month, found in poor health with 40 kilograms of wool who could not stand as a result. The sheep, named Alex, was found by a...

Mayor praises work of Seymour agricultural society

Mitchell Shire Mayor Bill Chisholm paid tribute to the longevity of Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society at its annual general meeting last month. The meeting was at the Ken Hall Pavilion, Kings Park Seymour, on...

Mitchell Shire students in line for Centrelink support

TERITARY students in Mitchell Shire, except those from Wallan, could be eligible for a new tertiary access payment if they have to relocate for further education. Eligibility criteria has been expanded this year to offer...

Work to start clearing a Wallan-to-Kilmore rail trail begins

HIDDEN away for more than 50 years, a section of the former Heathcote Junction-to-Bendigo railway line was revealed when 32 volunteers came together for a working bee on November 21 to clear a pathway...

Kilmore records double average monthly rainfall, farmer says wettest ‘in 60 years’

By Colin MacGillivray KILMORE East farmer Kevin Butler believes the region is in the midst of its wettest period ‘in 60 years’ after the Bureau of Meteorology’s, BoM, Kilmore Gap weather station recorded more than...

Mitchell Shire residents request food donations, businesses reel in ‘last straw’ lockdown

Mitchell Shire residents and businesses are reeling after regional Victoria was placed back into lockdown on Saturday. Love in Action Wallan, a community group providing essential supplies to the community, posted an urgent request for...

Tallarook house fire victims identified as adult and child

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk The remains of two people were discovered on Monday afternoon after a large house fire near Tallarook on Sunday night. Police confirmed the two victims, aged 42 and 10, were residents of the...

Thousands still without power after wild weather in Mitchell and Macedon Ranges

Thousands of homes in the Mitchell and Macedon shires remain without power tonight after wild winds last night damaged electricity infrastructure. Many people are also without mobile phone reception as telecommunications companies battle to restore...

State Budget 2021: Gisborne Secondary gets $13 million, wins for mental health and animal...

By Colin MacGillivray Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas has hailed the announcement of $12.93 million for Gisborne Secondary College in last week’s state budget as a win for the entire region. The school will use the...