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School captain shaves for cure

By Steph McNicol BROADFORD Secondary College captain Ashleigh Harris will take the big leap to shave off all of her hair and donate thousands of dollars to the World’s Greatest Shave. Ashleigh will be shaving her...

Instruments playing a critical role

By Steph McNicol COLLABORATION between Rural Aid Initiative and Seymour, Yea and Whittlesea Rotary clubs has seen an influx of instruments being collected for children and schools in need through the Gift of Music program. Rural...

Calling for youth leaders

TWENTY youths will flex their leadership skills by partnering with 20 organisations to make the most community impact they can, starting with $20 in their pockets. The ‘2020 Vision Project’ will give each leader $20...

Small steps to tackle mental health

By Steph McNicol A LACK of mental health support services for young people was enough motivation for Mitchell Shire youth mayor Ebony Layley to find a positive way to tackle the issue. Ms Layley attended the...

Young citizen’s advocacy work awarded

By Steph McNicol MITCHELL Shire Youth Mayor Ebony Layley is ‘incredibly grateful’ be named Young Citizen of the Year. Ms Layley said her mother kept her win a secret from her until only a few days...

Running bins for farmers

By Jackson Russell A young Hidden Valley resident has been doing his bit to help struggling farmers, raising nearly $1000 by running his neighbours’ bins. Twelve-year-old Ethan Liddy has donated a total of $869.20 for Buy...

Council’s court plans criticised

YOUNG girls in their sporting uniforms crowded the City of Whittlesea foyer and sat cross-legged on the council chamber floor to await council’s decision on the future of basketball and netball in the municipality. At...

Secondary teacher awarded

WALLAN Secondary College drama teacher Sian Clarke was awarded earlier this month for her passion teaching students at the school. Ms Clarke received the Rob Galbraith Award for ‘Most Outstanding Contribution to Drama’ award after...

Policing excellence recognised

YOUTH Specialist Engagement Officer of Wallan Police Station Senior Constable Ryan Coleman was awarded for his outstanding efforts with the youth in the South Mitchell District. As part of its community service program, the Rotary...

Make a splash at free outdoor pools

FREE entry to outdoor pools in the Mitchell Shire will begin on Sunday when all outdoor pools open for the summer season. The Broadford outdoor pool, Seymour War Memorial outdoor pool and Tallarook outdoor pool...