Elise Anderson of Alexandra was announced as Murrindindi Citizen of the Year at the Alexandra Australia Day ceremony.Cr Damian Gallagher made the presentation at Rotary Park.Mayor Cr Sandice McAulay said: “Elise has demonstrated an extraordinary passion and commitment to helping the Alexandra community and I’m in total admiration of all that she has achieved since
Pascoe Vale MLA Lizzie Blanthorn has praised a local prize winner in State Parliament. “I would like today to acknowledge Mohammad Daghagheleh from Glenroy College, who was awarded third place in the years 10 to 12 category of the 2020 Parliament Prize. “Mohammad’s video contribution spoke to an issue that is very close to my
There has been a call for Murrindindi Shire to give greater recognition to pioneer resident Sir John Gellibrand. Sir John held the ‘Balaclava’ property, with a homestead alongside the Murrindindi River. After his death in 1945, his remains were buried at the Yea Cemetery. Major General Sir John Gellibrand, KCB, DSO and Bar was a
Eltham MLA Vicki Ward has told of the heartbreak of losing her mother-in-law in COVID-19 times. “My mother-in-law battled motor neurone disease for 20 years, and she lost her battle with motor neurone disease in June,” Ms Ward said. “We had the funeral at St Mary’s in Greensborough. We were not able to have a
Perce The Proofreader was using COVID-19 downtime to check his old video collection and came across an episode of the Homicide TV program from December 1968. Perce reckons the boy is the late Rodney Crawford, then of Mendip Rd, Reservoir, and later of St Andrews. The episode was entitled The Four Wise Men.
A Kilmore man now knows it pays to always wear his glasses after initially misreading his $550,000 TattsLotto win as a $500 prize. The happy man held one of the nine division one winning entries nationally in TattsLotto draw 4081, drawn Saturday (Aug. 29). Each entry took home a division one prize of $555,248.73. The
The Whittlesea Agricultural Society Inc. has, decided to cancel the 2020 annual Whittlesea Show. The decision was announced on Friday night (July 24). “The continuing restrictions associated with COVID-19, especially the management of social-distancing and the possible risk to public health during large events were the major factors for this decision,” said a WAS spokesman.
COVID-19 has claimed another victim – but hopefully only temporarily.Yea Railway Market organisers announced this week that their monthly event will not proceed for the time being. The popular attraction is usually held on the first Saturday of the month. The Coronavirus restrictions stopped the Market occurring in April, May and June, and the Saturday
Cr Leigh Dunscombe has introduced local group Soloman and Lacey in the latest Dindi Live podcast.
Home-grown local talent can be heard in ‘The Dindi Sessions’ this Saturday (May 16) when local band Satis Intent perform their premiere track Cherry River. This can be viewed on the Murrindindi Shire Youth Facebook page. There are releases of original music from talented young artists across the Murrindindi Shire. ‘The Dindi Sessions’ is an