Merrigum Golf Notes
It was a fine but chilly Saturday for golf as Merrigum players competed for the Privilege Cup, least putts sponsored by Simon and Tash Doherty and a chance to improve their eclectic.
Tatura indoor carpet bowlers recently completed their club championship finals, with Lyn Nicholson taking out the ladies title defeating Dianne Downie and John Crilly the men’s crown, winning by just one shot from Trevor Downie.
Tatura icon John Ryan is clipping in the cleats in support of Give Me 5 For Kids.
On a wet, rainy, chilly day with the mercury barely above six degrees, nine women braved the elements to play the stroke, monthly medal round. This event is sponsored each month by Drummond Golf and Newton’s Parcel Service and was a day to count the putts and record the fourth round of the Hill Top Brooch.
Human remains were discovered in dense bushland in Mooroopna on Wednesday afternoon. The body was found in the vicinity of Common Track by members of the public who quickly notified police. Shepparton Police processed the site in the early hours of...
A suspicious fire has destroyed a Tatura East home, after flames engulfed the property this afternoon. Located on a farming property along Ferguson Rd, CFA arrived on the scene at about 1.28pm to see the house was already fully involved. Shepparton...
REDEVELOPMENT of Echuca’s old kiosk is 90 per cent complete. The project is part of stage one of the multi-million dollar riverfront project with the end result expected to improve acceptability and the visual appearance of the area. Meanwhile, tender for stage two of the project is expected to be announced soon. By early next year Echuca is expected to have a new riverfront - an area to enjoy the natural surroundings of the river, while supporting access to commercial houseboats and paddlesteamers, and providing universal access across the riverfront and precinct. Once the kiosk is built the building will continue to be fenced and when stage two works start, the entire site will be fenced, so the kiosk itself won’t be operational until the whole project is completed. But council can start the leasing process during stage two works so that the site is opened, the the kiosk will be ready for operations. The $5 million project has been jointly funded with the Federal Government contributing $2.6 million, Victorian Government $1.3 million and council $1 million. Council said commercial boat operators would continue to operate from the site until stage two construction starts with alternate mooring locations agreed to ‘‘support all boat business operations during the works’’.
A section of Corio St, Shepparton was closed this morning, after two cars collided near the Edward St intersection. Police, CFA and Ambulance attended the scene at about 11.30am, which involved two vehicles travelling in different directions along...
The closure of any newspaper brings with it a bittersweet mix of sadness, pride and hope.
Captain Greg Hall hosted his favourite string golf event at Merrigum on Saturday.
It’s an emotional story of a journey from war-torn Aleppo to opening his own Syrian restaurant as a refugee in the heart of Shepparton.
SHERIDAN aged care has passed its latest reaccreditation with flying colours.
SOARING rental and electricity prices have seen more than 100 families from Moama and Mathoura seeking help from the Deniliquin St Vincent de Paul Society.
District school students recently participated in the Todd Woodbridge Cup at the Finley Tennis Club.
The new NCN Health board has met following the voluntary amalgamation of Nathalia, Cobram and Numurkah health services.
THE Elmore Football Club has been in need of a new lighting system for almost three years and it looks as though their dreams are coming true.
IT HAS been long, often lonely, days, weeks, months, since the Saints last saluted in the Heathcote District Football League.
Caldwell Rural Fire Brigade members have been presented with medals that recognise up to 70 years of long service.
The toilet block and changing facilities adjoining the splash park and all abilities playground along the Yarrawonga foreshore will see an upgrade in coming months. Moira Shire Council invited submissions from suitably qualified organisations or...
Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN) has released a new undated financial year diary, which is free to people in the Murrumbidgee impacted by drought. The diaries contain helpful information about mental health and wellbeing, and is supported...
State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed is calling on the Victorian Government to make a decision in relation to the three outstanding solar farm applications in the Shepparton district.
Goulburn-Murray Water is seeking a dedicated, core team of customers to help determine the prices it charges and the level of services it delivers in coming years.
WITH SEVEN new companies acquired in the past two years, Canadian dairy company entrepreneur Lino Saputo could be accused of being in an acquisitive mood. Whether that translates to the Australian corporate landscape, is yet to be seen. The Saputo...
Bendigo Livestock Exchange has seen its lamb price record broken again, with the previous record being set only the week before.
THE 2018–19 season will most certainly be remembered as an exceptionally challenging season for the Australian dairy industry. Universally high feed costs, record high temporary irrigation water costs and widespread dry seasonal conditions have...
A stonefruit research roadshow will be travelling to the region next month, with growers across the Goulburn-Murray region to hear about the latest Agriculture Victoria research.
Aside from milking a cow yourself, there is not a glass of milk that comes fresher than the new-look GV Milk Distributors’ product.
A man was crushed to death on Saturday when a tree he was cutting up at Yarrawalla, just south of Pyramid Hill, fell on him about midday.
BUILDING ON the best features of the 1990CCS Air Seeder that has been the standard for small grains seeding for the last decade, John Deere has introduced the redesigned N500C Series Air Drills for 2019. These new air drills integrate the latest in...
HAPPY COWS mean happy farmers and young Western District farmer Rachael McGrath is doing her best to keep smiling. At 25, Rachael is taking over management of her family farm which has endured years of adversity and setbacks. With a good 2019...
Federal Member for Nicholls Damian Drum expects the independent panel looking into the socio-economic impacts of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in regional communities will be ‘‘dragged’’ to the Goulburn Valley.
A farm business forum at Elmore this month will add impetus to local grain growers’ efforts to build the profitability of their enterprises.
MULTIPLE DEMANDS on irrigation water, stricter environmental controls and pressures from animal activists are some of the issues that are similar for Californian dairy farmers and those in Australia. Animal scientist Dr Russ Hovey drew some...
A missing Melbourne man has been rescued from snowy Tasmanian wilderness after spending more than a week staying warm in a tent with little food.
Vodafone has agreed to refund customers hit by charges from shady digital content operators but, unlike Optus and Telstra, wasn’t fined $10 million over it.
US President Donald Trump insists he is not racist after his attacks on four Democratic lawmakers sparked outrage and accusations of xenophobia.
Richmond player Jack Higgins, aged 20, is being treated for a brain bleed in hospital after he suffered headaches following a VFL match on the weekend.
The head of Australia’s federal police has rejected suggestions raids on the ABC’s headquarters were designed to intimidate journalists.
R. Kellly has pleaded not guilty to a string of charges accusing him of preying on teenagers and young women and forcing them into sex acts.