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  • Vandals hit memorial twice in four days

    Maryborough Vietnam Veterans are extremely disappointed and saddened at the senseless acts of vandalism to the memorial in Phillips Gardens, occurring not once but on two occasions over the past four days. On Thursday night eggs were smashed on the memorial, leaving a disgusting sticky mess to clean up. After cleaning the area on Friday, […]

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  • ROLLOVER

    A Maryborough woman is in a critical but stable condition in Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital following a single-vehicle accident near Craigie on Sunday morning. The blue Ford station wagon the 35-year-old woman was driving, carrying a male passenger in the front seat and a two-month-old infant travelling in a baby capsule in the back seat, left […]

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  • Fire tears through Maldon’s rail station

    Fire has extensively damaged the historic Maldon Railway Station. The 125-year-old building was engulfed by flames before midnight on Tuesday night. It is believed that the fire was caused by an electrical fault in a kitchen appliance. The damage to the building is worth more than $300,000. Most of the structure of the building is […]

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  • New pipe work for outdoor pool complex

    Maryborough has been successful in gaining funding under the Rudd Government’s $60 million program for heritage related projects. Federal Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons said $107,300 has been allocated for repair works at the heritage listed Maryborough outdoor pool complex ; a significant Art Deco structure. Central Goldfields Shire recreation officer, Martin Mark said works […]

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  • TWO AWARDS

    Council’s planning team gets the nod – twice Central Goldfields Shire Council has again received recognition and acclaim for its planning and strategic initiative – this time from Planning Institute Australia, Victoria Division. At the 2009 Victorian Awards for Planning Excellence last Friday night, council received two awards for the Maryborough Urban Prospects project. Council […]

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  • DOB THEM IN

    Maryborough Police say that information received via CrimeStoppers this week could lead them to those responsible for the torture of Smokey the cat. Since Smokey’s story appeared on the front of Tuesday’s Maryborough Advertiser, local police have received a number of leads on the case from those anonymously contacting CrimeStoppers. The story of the Carisbrook […]

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  • Record crowd’s behaviour commended

    Maryborough Police and league officials alike have commended the crowd at Sunday’s Maryborough Castlemaine District Football Netball League’s grand finals for their good behaviour. Police had no incidents to report from the day, which attracted a mammoth crowd, posting a new record in gate takings with $31,000 poured into the league’s coffers. Acting Senior Sergeant […]

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  • DISGRACEFUL

    Maryborough Police are outraged following the discovery that a family cat was shot 13 times to the head with a slug gun last week. Smokey, a nine-year-old grey and white fluffy cat, went missing from his Simson Street address last Sunday night, September 13. The cat’s owners discovered him on their doorstep three days later […]

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  • A SPECIAL MORNING FOR VOLUNTEERS

    The Maryborough Education Centre’s successful Breakfast Program celebrated its 200th breakfast this week. Not only were the celebrations fitting given the success of the program, but the morning’s festivities focussed on the very hard and dedicated work of the loyal volunteers who ensure the program is carried out smoothly. The program, which started in 2007, […]

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  • POLICE WARN TO BE ON BEST BEHAVIOUR

    Police have sent an ominous warning to local footy fans ahead of this weekend’s Maryborough Castlemaine District Football Netball League grand finals. Following ugly scenes which marred the Central Highlands Football League grand final and saw police officers left with head injuries after being pelted with beer cans last weekend, local police have warned any […]

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