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Tallarook rebuild boost

By Joshua Wells THE Mitchell Shire Council is expected to receive up to $200,000 from the state government to help rebuild the Tallarook Mechanics Institute. During a public meeting on Tuesday, May 15, Member for Northern...

New Romsey tankers

THE Romsey Fire Brigade has welcomed two new firefighting appliances to its fleet. The first was a new CFA owned and issued 4.4C Heavy Tanker. This new tanker replaced the Brigade’s 3.4C tanker which was transferred...

Van crashes through Kilmore business

By Joshua Wells Picture: Ian Blyth UPDATE: OWNERS of the Wallder's Cafe have taken to Facebook to thank neighbouring businesses and family for their help during yesterday's ordeal. They also paid tribute to the builders who came...

Snakes on a plain

By Joshua Wells When Trish Santinon arrived back to her Heathcote Junction home recently, she noticed her dogs Winston and Lily barking like crazy which prompted her to check her CCTV system and was startled...

Road trap fears

CFA District 12 is not disputing Wire Rope Barriers will save Victorian lives, but they are concerned about people becoming trapped. CFA District 12 Vegetation Management officer Phil Hawkey said the CFA municipal managers from...

Chipping away

IT was a big weekend for wood chopping when three local residents participated in the Australian Stihl Timbersports Championships at Albert Park. Held over three days, from October 6 to 8, local residents Brayden Meyer,...

Seymour to host trials

Seymour will be the at the centre of the working sheep dog world when it holds the 2017 Supreme Australian Working Sheep Dog Championship this October. Held over nine days at Kings Park in Seymour, the event...

Local breeders take the awards

Kilmore’s Sayla Park Suffolk stud has added supreme champion Suffolk at Hamilton’s Sheepvention to the stud’s long list of trophies Jodie Zoch and Jon Sutherland, co-principals of Sayla Park have taken their win in their stride...

Whittlesea backs farmers

WHITTLESEA Council has thrown its support behind local farmers by significantly increasing rate discount for farms. Offering a special ‘farm rate’ since the early 1980s, council voted to increase the discount from 15 per cent...