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Cobram boy’s war heroics

The Linehan family has a link to Cobram that stretches back 93 years.. Tom and Johanna Linehan moved to the town in 1925 after previously farming 166ha at Yarroweyah.. The pair had seven children — three girls and four boys — with their

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Liz Mellino
Apr 23 2018
Lifestyle

Close-knit poppy partners

More than 150 hand-knitted red poppies line a wall at Shepparton’s Mercy Place.. Residents Mavis Shea and Patricia Keath spent many hours tirelessly knitting the red and black poppies as a symbol of remembrance this Anzac Day.. The pair also

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Liz Mellino
Apr 23 2018
Lifestyle

Set in stone

A handcrafted concrete sculpture recognising Australian soldiers has taken pride of place at the entrance to the Shepparton RSL.. The sculpture is the work of renowned industry artist Mark Hodge, who came to town to host a concrete carving master

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Liz Mellino
Apr 23 2018
Lifestyle

Special talk on heritage

Greater Shepparton City Council and the Greater Shepparton Heritage Advisory Committee will once again host the Biennial Bruce Wilson Memorial Heritage Lecture.. Eminent Australian historian, Emeritus Professor Graeme Davison, the ‘Sir John

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Shepparton News
Apr 21 2018
Lifestyle

Battlefields journey...

Euroa’s Brenton Noye was selected to go on a study tour to the Western Front with Legacy Australia in 2016 along with 74 other young Australians. The following is an excerpt from the travel piece he created upon returning home from France. As

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Shepparton News
Apr 21 2018
News

Old newspaper...

When Shepparton RSL president Bob Wilkie made a recent discovery in the RSL’s memorabilia room, he could not believe what he had found.. While sorting through the room ahead of Anzac Day to prepare to RSL’s window display, Mr Wilkie was

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Shepparton News
Apr 21 2018
Opinion

Weather proves a...

What a week of contrasts — storms, rain, sunshine, wind, snowfalls in the high country and then back to the balmy mild weather of autumn.. You sure had to pick your day to go fishing and consequently reports have been patchy, although some of

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Shepparton News
Apr 20 2018
Lifestyle

Playful pup

Give a pet a home. Patsy is a sweet young girl looking for a new home.. She is up for adoption at the Shepparton Animal Shelter, awaiting her forever family to come and pick her up.. Patsy is a seven-month-old Staffy cross Brittany spaniel.. She is

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Liz Mellino
Apr 20 2018
Lifestyle

Animal attraction entertains Harmony Village residents

Harmony Village residents were treated to a visit from an array of animals from fluffy alpacas to slimey lizards recently.. Harmony Village’s Karene Sutherland said they tried a new service for the visit, with the aged-care facility often

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Tara Whitsed
Apr 20 2018
Lifestyle

Young parents get together

Members of the Young, Pregnant and Parenting program enjoyed a barbecue lunch on Thursday as part of the program’s Youth Week celebrations.. The group of parents aged 25 years and under meet once a week, taking part in a number of activities

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Liz Mellino
Apr 20 2018
Lifestyle

Postie shares highs...

Rain, hail or shine — Pyper Welch says being a postie is divine.. Pyper followed in her nan’s footsteps in August last year, becoming a postie for Australia Post in Shepparton.. ‘‘I left school, wanted to make some money and

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Hayden Thomson
Apr 20 2018
Lifestyle

The Cottage open day,...

1. Marg Dowley, Tim Ridgeway and Jenny Crowe at The Cottage open day celebrations.. 2. Brad Laidlaw and Margaret Hudson.. 3. Gilbert Wanganeen and Stan Yarramunua enjoyed the open day and took part in the smoking ceremony.. 4. Lance Davis, Phill

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Shepparton News
Apr 19 2018
Lifestyle

Changing times

Numurkah Post Office staff member Dianne Jorgensen will celebrate a 20-year career milestone next month.. ‘‘I first started as a post box sorter with a very early start and moved into a part-time postal service job, then eventually into

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Madeleine Cac...
Apr 17 2018
Lifestyle

Book marks achievements

The environment returned the favour with rain holding off for the Goulburn Valley Environment Group’s history book launch at Victoria Park Lake yesterday.. The book - Joining the Dots...A History of the Goulburn Valley Environment Group - was

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Tara Whitsed
Apr 16 2018
Lifestyle

Stick your neck out for muster

It is Turtle Muster time — the annual gathering of the turtles.. A gathering of not just any turtle, but of the special broad-shelled, long-necked turtle — Bayaderra.. So from everywhere these turtles are emerging.. Tiny turtles, curious

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Shepparton News
Apr 16 2018
Lifestyle

Cricket enriches community

For 20 years, the largely indigenous community in Tennant Creek had no regular seasoned cricket competition.. But when Shepparton’s Marcus Maher moved to the Northern Territory township in early 2014 with his young family, that was about to

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Tara Whitsed
Apr 16 2018
Lifestyle

Shape future for women

You could have the chance to influence issues affecting women locally with nominations for the women’s charter alliance now open.. The Greater Shepparton Womens Charter Alliance Advisory Committee consists of community members and some

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Tara Whitsed
Apr 16 2018
Lifestyle

Tale of raid written

Wayne Barrie said fate prompted him to write Boer War history book Reid’s Raid.. ‘‘I’m not a journalist, writer or historian,’’ he said.. ‘‘I’m a geographer.. ‘‘So I tried to write an

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Tara Whitsed
Apr 16 2018
Lifestyle

Sisters are doing it...

It was mid-August last year when Shepparton’s McIntosh Pavilion was packed to the brim with 500 women — all singing along to popular 1999 tune by TLC, No Scrubs

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Tara Whitsed
Apr 14 2018
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