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Archives for January 2018

Hunt continues for missing Rubicon lad Benjamin Pedlar

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Rubicon teenager Benjamin Pedlar. The 15-year-old was last seen leaving a Morwell address without telling anyone about 10.30pm Monday (Jan. 29). Police have concerns for Benjamin’s welfare due to his age and his disappearance is out of character. Benjamin is described as being about 180cm

Strath Creek couple at Priscilla PINK carpet

Don and Anne McQueen, former proprietors of the Hume and Hovell cricket ground at Strath Creek, were guests on the PINK carpet at the opening night of Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert held on Tuesday night (Jan. 30) at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne. The couple are active members of the Melbourne showbiz fraternity. A daughter, Marney, is

Garrie Moore appears on ABC-TV

Prominent former Yea identity Garrie Moore appeared tonight (Mon.) on ABC-TV’s The Back Road with Heather Ewart. Garrie was a former Station Master at Yea, and also at Violet Town, which was the subject of this episode of The Back Road. The full program is expected to be uploaded soon for free viewing at the ABC’s

Severe weather warning for heavy rainfall

Severe Weather Warning for HEAVY RAINFALL For people in West and South Gippsland and parts of Central, East Gippsland, North Central and North East Forecast Districts. Issued at 2:29 pm Monday, 29 January 2018. Weather Situation: Showers and isolated thunderstorms over central and western districts will tend to a band of rain later this evening

Shire begins business, tourism grants

Murrindindi Shire Council is establishing a Business and Tourism Innovation Grants program – to grow investment and jobs, from new and existing businesses, in the Shire. The new Business and Tourism Innovation Grants policy was adopted at the Council meeting in Yea on Wednesday, January 24. A Shire news release says: Murrindindi Shire Council’s Mayor

Kinglake’s Vicki Ruhr calls for apology

A Kinglake resident who survived the Black Saturday bushfires has called on a controversial Invasion Day speaker to publicly apologise for her “hateful” comments. Vicki Ruhr said the comments made by Tarneen Onus-Williams (above) on Australia Day created “an unwanted degree of upset and stress” for herself and her local community. Mr Ruhr’s criticism received

Yea Cup: Club investigates burst pipe theory

Yea Race Club is investigating whether a possible faulty water pipe contributed to the flooding of the Yea Racecourse, prior to the cancellation of last Saturday’s Yea Cup meeting. Club President Denis Smith told Radio Sport National (RSN 927) that the race meeting was cancelled on Saturday at about 11.20am, after stewards and officials inspected

Alex FNC’s recycling project reaches 1700-kg

Alexandra Football-Netball Club’s aluminium can recycling project, started in late 2015, has collected more than 1700 kg of aluminium for recycling. Key aim of the project is to reduce the amount of material going into landfill as well as providing some income for the Club. The project has prevented more than 1700 kg of aluminium

Australia Day weekend, Yea style

Holiday weekend tourists were able to spot Yea-style celebrations for the Australia Day weekend, when they drove on the Goulburn Valley Highway, east of the township. The kids of Tony and Jacky Mitchell, and their mates, celebrated the national theme by watching the world go by, from their roadside vantage spot.

ECDRA precision shooting underway

The 2018 precision long range target shooting season is well under way for our local East Central District Rifle Association Inc. The cunning marksmen have devised ways of dodging the extreme weather, this week it was shooting in the cool part of Wednesday avoiding the very hot weather of Saturday. It seems that it makes

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