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Sunday, October 20, 2019

SDCA A-Grade: Yea betters Kilmore batting

Results. Round 3. Saturday, October 19. Eastern Hill 124 J Sutherland 35 JP Bradshaw 3/19 J Connell 3/28 v Broadford 5/220(cc) L Collier 86 EW Mills 70 BG Bryant 2/25 D Bergowicz 2/48. Kilmore 8/113(cc) M Rose 29 C Armstrong 6/17 v Yea Tigers 4/121 C Armstrong 47 DL Malcolm 30* D Pell 25 B

Local People

Fun times at Marysville Jazz and Blues Festival

Crowds are flocking to Marysville this weekend (Oct. 18-20) to enjoy the annual Jazz and Blues Festival. Madison Taylor and Ellen Pogson were pictured on Saturday at the MIRA Centre by The Local Paper. A photo feature page will be published in The Local Paper on Wednesday (Oct. 23).

Sport

Kinglake 78 def by Cameron 0/82 (dec)

Kinglake, all out for 78 in 33 overs, were defeated by Cameron 0/82 (dec) over 12 overs, at Kinglake Memorial Reserve on Saturday (Oct. 19). This was the first round in the designated one-day competition of the Northern Metro Cricket Association.

Council News

13 videos to promote Murrindindi region

New videos are promoting Murrindindi Shire. Tourism, Events and Communications Portfolio Councillor, Jackie Ash,e said the video series promotes Murrindindi Shire’s nature-based tourism attractions and many of the wonderful things to see, do and experience around our Shire. “Filmed in early-2019, the suite of 13 videos are part of Council’s ‘Discover Dindi’ work in promoting

Council News

3000 attend Boating, Fishing Show at Eildon

There were more than 50 exhibitors and 3000 attendees dat the Lake Eildon Boating and Fishing Show – the Boating Industry Association of Victoria’s first regional event – held on October 11-13. Murrindindi Shire Council’s Eildon Ward Councillor, Jackie Ashe, said Council was thrilled to support the Lake Eildon Boating and Fishing Show and would

School News

Walk to School events throughout Murrindindi

Students from Buxton, Eildon, Middle Kinglake, Yea, Sacred Heart and St Mary’s Primary Schools are getting active as part of Murrindindi Shire Council and VicHealth’s ‘Walk to School’ Program. ‘Walk to School’ kicked off on Monday (Oct. 7) and runs until November 1. VicHealth is running a photo competition as part of the Program and

Local People

Aunty Dot Peters remembered

‘Aunty Dot’ Peters was remembered by Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish in State Parliament this week. “A large crowd gathered at the Healesville football ground on Tuesday, October 1, to celebrate and remember community stalwart and Aboriginal elder Aunty Dot Peters,” Ms McLeish told the Legislative Assembly. “Dorothy Peters was born in Healesville and lived there

Local People

Christopher Scott and Greg Thorneycroft. Photo: Ash Long ©

Greg installed as Alex’s Masonic leader

Greg Thorneycroft was installed as ‘Worshipful Master’ of the Albert Edward Lodge at the Alexandra Masonic Centre on Thursday (Oct. 17). The ceremony was carried out by Freemasons Victoria Junior Grand Warden, Christopher Scott, on a night attended by a good number of members and ladies. The investiture of officers was carried out by the

Council News

Meeting tonight (Wed.) on 46-room hotel at ‘Dindi

A 264-page document forms the planning permit application for a 46-room residential hotel and restaurant on farming land at Murrindindi. Alta Architecture Pty Ltd has made the application to Murrindindi Shire Council, with the advertising period closing in two weeks’ time on Wednesday, October 30. Alta Architecture gives its address at 587 Whitehorse Rd, Surrey

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Ourselves

Local Paper columnist meets Barry Humphries

The Local Paper Magazine’s columnist Kevin Trask met with Barry Humphries this week. They are pictured with Philip Brady. Kevin writes the ‘Whatever Happened To’ column each week in The Local Paper.

Police News

Intervention orders have strict legal requirements

There are strict legal requirements in Victoria upon respondents to intervention orders. When granted by Magistrates, intervention orders often include conditions that respondents must not assault or harass protected people. The definition of stalking under such orders is that the conduct of the respondent engages in a course of conduct with the intention of causing

Death Notice

Death Notice: Mr Bruce Kindred

KINDRED, – Arthur Bruce 22.05.1937 – 11.10.2019 Beloved husband of Jenny. Loving father of Andrew, Tim, Rob and Jo. Devoted Papa to Cassandra, Elizabeth, Callum, Andrew, Emily and Makeely. Papa Bruce to Kosta and Krystal. Forever in our hearts KINDRED,- The Funeral celebrating the life of Mr Bruce Kindred will be held in St Luke’s

Sport

Alex. B-Grade defeat Royals

Alexandra B-Grade cricketers 6/121 defeated Royals 69 at Leckie Park on Saturday (Oct. 12). Pictured are Dan Burns, Chris Friswell, Will Ellis, Jason Fishlock and Justin Leary.

Local People

Sizzler for Alexandra cubs

The cubs of 1st Alexandra Scouts held a sausage sizzle fundraiser outside Foodworks Alexandra on Saturday. Pictured are Kate Jenkins (‘Raksha’), Kelly Menzies (‘Akela’), Eric De Groot and Aryeon De Goot.

Sport

Yea Tigers win A-Grade

Yea Tigers A-Grade secured an easy victory at home on Saturday against Eastern Hill in Seymour District Cricket Association competition. Yea Tigers 3/68 def Eastern Hill 65 CA Malcolm 3/3 D Evans 2/6 C Armstrong 2/16. Broadford 9/176(cc) B Hickey 50 SM O’Neill 33 JC Martin 25 L Drummond 2/25 B Boddington 2/28 D Anderson

Ourselves

Friday Flashback

Ten years ago (2009), we were producing a publication called ‘The Victorian‘ Newspaper across the state, in print and online. It was later incorporated into the Melbourne Observer weekly publication. The year 2009 saw us commence publication of The Phoenix, which included a section titled The Local Paper.

Council News

Worms on Wheels

When organic waste – like food scraps – decomposes in landfill, it emits methane, which is one of the most harmful greenhouse gases and a significant contributor to our changing climate. Murrindindi Shire Council Environment Portfolio Councillor, Bec Bowles said managing organic waste at home is a great way to do your bit for our

Council News

Pram strolls across Dindi

Murrindindi Children’s Network is inviting local parents and kids to join in the ‘pram strolls’ scheduled to happen around the Shire during Children’s Week, from Saturday October 19 to Sunday October 27. Mayor Cr Sandice McAulay said the theme for Children’s Week this year is ‘children have the right to be healthy, safe and happy’.

Council News

Council proud of carers

Murrindindi Shire Council was proud when two of its Family Day Care Educators won Family Day Care Australia Regional Educator of the Year awards. Nominated by the families of the children they look after, Educators Jane Thomas and Tamara Ruffin were recognised for the exceptional care and commitment to quality education they provide. Mayor Sandice

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Council News

Weed control program starts

Conditions are ripe for weeds to grow and spread, says Murrindindi Shire Council. The Council will be kicking off its weed control program in the coming weeks, with contractors set to spray many roadsides for Chilean Needle Grass, Blackberry, Broom, St John’s Wort, Gorse, Paterson’s Curse and Sweet Briar. Environment Portfolio Councillor, Bec Bowles, said

Council News

Music at Seniors’ Festival

Murrindindi Shire Council’s Seniors’ Festival celebration, held on Wednesday (Oct. 8), saw community members enjoy Devonshire tea and music by ‘Bev and Leigh’ in the Alexandra Shire Hall. Deputy Mayor Cr Leigh Dunscombe opened the event and welcomed guests. “It was a great privilege to be able to welcome this group to the event and

Death Notice

Death of John Page

Condolences to our contemporaries at the Alexandra Standard with news of the passing of ‘John’ Page, former editor of that newspaper, 1957-1986. John and his brother Bert were a formidable team; John as Editor and Manager, Bert running the more mechanical side of the business. On a weekly basis, the Page brothers would process our

School News

Indi MP to visit Yea

Indi MHR Dr Helen Haines will visit Yea later this month, and attend a new building ceremony to be held at Sacred Heart School. Sacred Heart Yea is holding a New Building Opening Ceremony on Monday, October 28 at 10 am. Senator Jane Hume will be conducting the official opening with special guest Dr Haines

Sport

Kinglake in One-Day competition

Kinglake will play in a designated one-day cricket competition with 10 teams in the Northern Metro association starting on Saturday, October 19. The first game, at 1.30pm at the Kinglake Memorial Reserve, will be against Cameron. Other sides are Northern Socials, Fiji Victorian, Preston Footballers, Strath-ewn, Dennis, Fairfield, Camrea and Sagarmatha. Northern Metro Cricket Association

Ourselves

58,866 ‘reads’ every week from 13,804 unique visitors

The weekly print run of The Local Paper averages 3675 copies, with 8820 readership. Our Local Paper suite of websites average 29,794 ‘reads’ weekly from 3227 unique visitors. Plus there are an extra 1057 opt-in subscribers who request to receive the newspaper by email each week. That’s 39,671 verified ‘reads’ weekly. (Sept. 2019 figures, AW

Environment News

New President for Cattlemen’s Assoc.

The Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria welcomed a new president, with Merrijig farmer Bruce McCormack stepping into the chair. Mr McCormack’s family has an association with the High Country that stretches back longer than the MCAV itself, with five generations of McCormack’s before him having run cattle into the hills around Mansfield. “I’m am very

Community News

OUT NOW ONLINE. Latest Issue: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

The Local Paper issue for this week is available now online. https://issuu.com/mediaflash/docs/lpy191009z Unfortunately, there will be no PRINT issue of The Local Paper this week. Editor Ash Long was taken by ambulance to the Austin Hospital, and discharged at 1.30am Wednesday (too late to print the newspaper). Accounts for all advertisers and subscribers will be credited

Community News

Maroondah Hwy re-opens

The Maroondah Highway is now open (Tues., Oct. 8) between Healesville and Narbethong, through the ‘Black Spur’ after earlier emergency tree works. The Department of Transport thanks drivers for their patience.

Council News

Council bans Jack Russell … again

Murrindindi Shire Council has banned Jack Russell, of Yea, from its meetings for three months. The ban, notified in a letter delivered by hand to Mr Russell last Friday (Oct. 4), follows his exclusion during the September 25 Council meeting at Yea. Mr Russell had been previously banned from Council meetings after an incident at

Community News

Black Spur to close, 7am-7pm Tuesday

The Maroondah Highway will close between Healesville and Narbethong, through the ‘Black Spur’, for emergency tree works on Tuesday (Oct. 8). During the works, from 7am to 7pm, signed detours will be in place via the Melba and Goulburn Valley highways through Yea and Alexandra. This is a significant detour that could add more than

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