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  • Entries soar

    It may be eight months away, but excitement for this year’s RACV Energy Breakthrough is already growing. When online entries to the annual event opened on March 6, organisers were inundated with schools trying to enter across all categories. Following the 9 am opening, 80 registrations were received in the first five minutes and by […]

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  • United States awaits

    Maryborough Education Centre teacher Eva Julian is set to jet off to the other side of the world to investigate the world’s best practice in positive behaviour support. The Maryborough Rotary Club Pride of Workmanship vocational scholarship 2012 winner will be visiting San Diego, United States, for about three weeks to experience the best practice […]

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  • Advertising appears

    A large promotional sign erected in the centre of Maryborough is unauthorised and needs a permit, the Central Goldfields Shire’s planning department has confirmed. The large sign advertising a brand of clothing appeared late last week plastered prominently across a wall in Nolan Street opposite the town’s old cinema building. The shire’s town planner Norm […]

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  • Two charges — Court appearance for accused

    Police have requested more time to build a case against Avoca-raised Ross Streeter accused of murdering his father and uncle at Natte Yallock last Thursday. The 30-year-old Bendigo resident on Tuesday faced the Melbourne Magistrates Court charged with two counts of murder. It was alleged he shot his uncle John Streeter, 67, at the family’s […]

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  • Interest high in historic church

    The upcoming auction of one of Maryborough’s most imposing former church buildings is attracting considerable interest, agents say. The 1886 Wesleyan Jubilee Church on the corner of Inkerman and Clarendon streets is set go under the auctioneer’s hammer on Saturday, April 6. Handling the upcoming on-site auction, agents with Maryborough Ballarat Real Estate, say they […]

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  • Tributes flow for brothers

    A community stunned is the way locals describe the fallout from John and Douglas Streeter’s murder. “The community is stunned by the events of last Thursday — that two well respected gentlemen have been killed,” local newsagent, Avoca’s Ron Eason said yesterday. Mr Eason said he came to know John and Douglas Streeter, who grew […]

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  • Son arrested

    Police were interviewing Ross Streeter late yesterday afternoon in relation to the death of two men in Natte Yallock on Thursday. It is understood Ross Streeter was being interviewed by homicide squad detectives in St Kilda. He was released from the Royal Melbourne Hospital yesterday afternoon and was assisting police with inquiries, a police media […]

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  • Life on the open road

    Enjoying life on the open road at cart horse pace is part of a higher calling for Colin Trevaskis. On Monday the Albury-based Baptist church evangelist pulled into Maryborough aboard his accommodation — a fully self contained wagon towed by two handsome cart horses. On the sides of the gypsy-style wagon the words “The Old […]

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  • Nominate for Business Awards

    Nominations have opened for this year’s Powercor Central Goldfields Business Awards. Local residents now have the chance to nominate their favourite businesses for the biennial awards. The awards were officially launched this week by Central Goldfields Shire mayor, Cr Barry Rinaldi and regional asset manager for Powercor, the award’s platinum sponsor, Peter Church. The nomination […]

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  • Residents move in at Raglan House

    School days must have been pretty good for Maryborough’s Lesley Boxall. Last Friday week the former Maryborough High School pupil and teacher moved back to live at her old school site permanently. The former Maryborough High School typing and shorthand teacher became the very first resident to move into the town’s newly opened Raglan House, […]

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