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Ron recognised for CFA service

Ron Eggleston’s involvement with the Country Fire Association (CFA) spans 60 years and two fire brigades and, if you ask him, it has taken up the biggest part of his life and he would not have it any other way.. “My boss at the butcher

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Sarah Dean
Nov 22 2017
News

Residents vow to fight car wash

Corowa residents outraged with Federation Council green-lighting a second 24/7 car wash for the town, which would be located next to the skate park, have vented their concerns in person with Mayor Cr Pat Bourke.. The recent meeting took place at the

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Sarah Dean
Nov 22 2017
News

Pink Pedal Party a success

Pink bubbles and canapes set the scene at the annual Pink Pedal Party hosted by Cofield Wines and The Pickled Sisters Cafe last Friday.. The event attracted 141 women and three men who donned pink clothes and accessories while dining on a gourmet

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Sarah Dean
Nov 22 2017
News

Women dressed to impress

A sea of glitz and glamour filled the Corowa Golf Club as women enjoyed the annual Oaks Day luncheon last Thursday dressed in their finest and ready for a day full of fine food, wine and lots of chatter.. Organiser Kerryn Alexander labelled the

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Sarah Dean
Nov 15 2017
News

Challenge Foundation opens second venture

The door to the new Recycle It Opportunity Shop in Corowa’s main street had only been open a matter of minutes last Thursday before a large crowd was already inside searching the shelves and examining the clothing racks.. The shop is a second

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Sarah Dean
Nov 15 2017
News

Flu outbreak continues, worst on record

NSW is continuing to experience one of the worst flu seasons on record with 3024 confirmed influenza cases in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District area so far this year – almost triple the same period last year.. August is traditionally the

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Sarah Dean
Nov 15 2017
News

William's a top student

Year 12 student William Johnston has become the tenth Corowa High School student to receive the Minister’s Award for Excellence in Student Achievement.. Corowa High School Principal Dr Joanne Bellette said she was extremely proud of

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Sarah Dean
Nov 15 2017
Sport

Young gun wins nationals

Corowa could have its next Olympic shooter in its midst if 15-year-old Ben Kuschert takes after young gun Corowa-born shooter James Willett.. After just two years of pursuing clay target shooting, Kuschert is already showing real potential after

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Sarah Dean
Nov 15 2017
News

Dig deep for Christmas raffle

Christmas is the time for giving and on this premise the Corowa Ladles of Love Kitchen has organised a Christmas raffle.. The prize is a large Christmas stocking full of clothing, toys, household goods, Christmas food, games and lots more.. Money

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Sarah Dean
Nov 09 2017
News

Funds needed for fireworks

As the end of the year draws near, residents are being encouraged to dig deep for the community funded fireworks display on New Year’s Eve.. The Rotary Club of Corowa is again co-ordinating the funding and has collection tins at local

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Sarah Dean
Nov 09 2017
News

Have you got your ticket in?

The Free Press is reminding residents to look inside the back page of their Keep It Local Coupon Book where they can find an entry into a weekly draw for a $100 grocery voucher.. Residents are encouraged to take out the raffle page in their book

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Sarah Dean
Nov 09 2017
News

Umbrella and capelet impresses judges

An umbrella in times of uncertain weather is always a good idea and in one woman’s case it made all the difference in the fashions on the field at Corowa as she won the judges over with her polished look.. Wearing a black dress, white capelet

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Sarah Dean
Nov 09 2017
News

Race switch pays off

The morning rain cleared and the sun came out just in time to greet racegoers at Corowa’s Melbourne Cup Eve twilight meeting, with the race committee labelling the event a big success.. In what was a major shake-up of the Corowa Race Club

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Sarah Dean
Nov 09 2017
News

House fire suspicious, loud explosion heard

Plumes of smoke could be seen in the sky as fire tankers raced to the scene of a suspicious house fire in Wahgunyah last Thursday afternoon.. The blaze broke out at about 1.15pm and it didn’t take long for the flames to take hold and spread

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Sarah Dean
Nov 09 2017
News

Fun for all at St Mary's fete

From zorb balls to robotics races and crockery smashing to water splashing challenges – there’s something for all ages at St Mary’s Primary School Fete on Sunday, November 5.. The popular fete will be held at the school from 10am

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Sarah Dean
Nov 02 2017
News

Amaranth - bigger and better

Big things are happening at the Amaranth Foundation in Corowa, starting with the official launch of its headquarters in the former Karinya building.. Amaranth Foundation CEO Julianne Whyte said staff had settled nicely into the bigger location after

by
Sarah Dean
Nov 01 2017
News

Country shows 'must live on'

Residents have been warned – support the country shows or they will disappear.. Dwindling crowd numbers over the years and aging show committees has forced country show organisers to speak out before it is too late.. The Corowa and Rutherglen

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Sarah Dean
Nov 01 2017
News

Oaks Day equals fun and fashion

Fun, fashion and frivolity will be the order of the day as women frock up in their finest for a day of fine food, champagne and horse racing at the Corowa Golf Club Ladies Oaks Day on Thursday, November 9.. There are still tickets available for the

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Sarah Dean
Oct 31 2017
News

Cubs enjoy Cuboree

Forty-one cub scouts from Rutherglen, Yackandandah and Beechworth joined about 3700 cubs for the ninth annual Victorian Cuboree held in Gilwell Park in the Dandenong Ranges.. The event, which was held between October 2 and 6, is the biggest

by
Sarah Dean
Oct 26 2017
News

The Silken Dragonfly strikes gold

Ever since Ella James started experimenting with make-up from a young age the beauty therapist at Rutherglen’s Skilken Dragonfly knew she had found her career.. The 18-year-old has been studying a diploma of beauty therapy with GOTAFE in

by
Sarah Dean
Oct 25 2017
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