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Principal Delaney moves on

Goodbye, Mr Delaney: from left, Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College students Jack Battaglia and Kimberley Hill, principal Michael Delaney, and students Aidan Richards and Jack Norton in the college’s grounds.

MICHAEL Delaney is not keen to talk about himself. After 15 years as principal of Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College, Leongatha, he would rather talk about the college’s supportive educational environment, and teaching in the 21st century, and his students. Mr Delaney, who is moving on from the college, insists his work has always been […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Dancing makes news

Current affairs: staying true to the newspaper theme of the concert were Lisa Pellin Dancers, back from left, Georgia Anton, Eleanor Scott, Tilly Chalmers, Bella Thorpe, Sasha Chalmers, Laura Richmond and Jackson Patterson. Centre, Cleo Hogan, and front, from left, Tilly Thorpe, Chloe Adkins, Claudia Bolam and Morgan Mitchelson.

LISA Pellin Dancers of Leongatha held their annual performance at Wonthaggi Arts Centre over the weekend. The show was called “Extra, Extra” and explored the world of newspapers, from journalists to paparazzi and weather reporters. Junior, intermediate and senior students took part in the performance, put on by Lisa Pellin.  

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Community unites for iconic concert

Memorable sound: solo singers Dave Durant, Yasmine Watsford, Aaron Gale and Russell Hemming unite for the final number, We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Photo: Mark Drury.

A CROWD of more than 500 people made this year’s Carol at the Drome one of the most successful yet. The event, held at the Leongatha Velodrome on Saturday night, showcased a diversity of talent across music, singing and dancing to celebrate the festive spirit of the season. The occasion was brought to the region […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Sour milk

Had enough: Middle Tarwin dairy farmers Stephen Ball, Kylie, Tim and Jai Bright, Rod Cope and Johan Reesink are fed up with power outages affecting their dairy operations.

DAIRY farmers from Middle Tarwin are frustrated power outages associated with the Bald Hills Wind Farm keep affecting their farms. Their concerns boiled over last Tuesday (December 9), when a scheduled power outage was delayed by nine hours, forcing several farmers to milk in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Farmer Stephen Ball said the […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Superstar is state’s best

Super state awards: the cast, crew and friends of Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s Jesus Christ Superstar, Finn and Dale Donohue, Bree McRae, Anne Hemming, Katie and Louise Adkins, Tom Green, Sophie Adkins, Jaz Hendry, Wayne Moloney, Karen Milkins Hendry, Lindy Waldron, Tad Hendry, Judy Wilson, Sophie and John Cuttriss and Rick Pendry, and front Rachel Adkins, Anthea Donohue and Corey Green. 
They celebrated the theatrical group’s eight state awards at the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria awards night.

WONTHAGGI Theatrical Group shone at the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria awards night, winning the prestigious Bruce McBrien Award for the production of the year, Jesus Christ Superstar. A contingent of some 33 JC Superstar cast, crew and friends attended the gala awards night on Saturday at the George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Cousins joins Bombers’ board

New director: former Korumburra mans Paul Cousins was recently announced as a new director on the board of his beloved AFL football team, the Bombers.

KORUMBURRA born Paul Cousins is proudly donning red and black. The devoted Essendon supporter was named a director at the Essendon Football Club annual general meeting yesterday (Monday, December 15). Mr Cousins was approached by a group of members who asked him to consider the position. He said it was his passion for the club […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Teens achieve VCE success

Done and dusted: back, from left, Kate Edney, Larissa Cook, Jess Campbell, Amy McCarthy, Monica Fleming and Sam Scott, and front, from left, Laura Browne, Hannah Alexander and Jess Ryan recently graduated from Mary MacKillop Regional College and received their ATAR scores .

HOURS of stress and hard work came to an end yesterday (Monday, December 15) when almost 83,000 Victorian students received their VCE results at 7am. Students of Mary Mackillop Regional College in Leongatha were thrilled with their results. Principal Michael Delaney said the results reflected students’ efforts and  talents. Arabella Steenholdt was college dux with […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Turf dream achieved

New turf: Korumburra Cricket Club’s turf wicket is officially opened, from left, by Cr Bob Newton, Alan Summerfield and club president Darren Scott.

KORUMBURRA Cricket Club has achieved a long held dream, installing a turf wicket. On Saturday, the club celebrated the official opening of the turf, which replaces the synthetic pitch. “We are here to celebrate the long held dream of having a turf wicket here at the Korumburra Cricket Club,” club president Darren Scott said. The […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Festive start for Stony racing

You beauty: trainer, Tabatha Cunningham with Rokeby that won the Alma Westwood 100 Handicap by a head at Stony
Creek.

CHRISTMAS parties, fine fashions and an exciting program of races marked a successful start to the Stony Creek Racing Club’s season on Saturday. Fortunately the rain held off and special guest and lifelong racing club member Alma Westwood of Yarram was honoured with her own race to mark her milestone 100th birthday, celebrated on September […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Preps get ready

Ready for school: Georgia Lawry, left, and Rubyann Kuffer, both of Hassett Street Preschool, will start Prep at Leongatha Primary School in 2015.

CHILDREN starting prep in January 2015 visited Leongatha Primary School on Tuesday, December 2 for orientation. School principal Rob Higgins said Leongatha Primary has 70 Preps enrolled for next year. The group will make up four classes. The students are mainly coming from three kindergartens: Hassett Street, Brown Street and Leongatha Children’s Centre. Nicole Buccilli […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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