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Who will be mayor?

The votes are all counted and the nine councillors have been announced, with several vying for the top job as Federation Council’s first mayor.. Candidates and media were invited to Corowa’s Oddfellows Hall on September 12 where the

by
Sarah Dean
Sep 20 2017
News

Shopping for a cause

Helen Jones’ passion for fashion has resulted in more than $5000 being raised for charity through her ‘backyard boutique’.. Several years ago the Howlong resident looked at selling some excess clothing she had in storage for almost

by
Sarah Dean
Sep 20 2017
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It's almost show time

The Corowa Show Committee has fingers crossed for fine weather for its 139th show on Sunday, October 8 and wants no repeat of last year when the event had to be rescheduled due to the showgrounds flooding.. Corowa Show Secretary Jan McKenna said

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Sarah Dean
Sep 20 2017
Sport

Success at community football netball awards

It was a surreal moment for Rutherglen Football Netball Club’s Greg Lumby when he took to the stage to accept the club’s award for outstanding initiative at the AFL North East Border’s community night held recently.. During last

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Sarah Dean
Sep 20 2017
News

VOXPOP: Which councillor would make a good mayor?

Which councillor would make a good mayor?

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Sarah Dean
Sep 20 2017
News

Who will by mayor?

Candidates and media were invited to Corowa’s Oddfellows Hall on September 12 where the Returning Officer Karen Mills formally announced the successful candidates in what has been an interesting time since nominations opened on July 31 and an

by
Sarah Dean
Sep 20 2017
News

Historical moment for Federation Council

Counting is still underway in the Federation Council election with former Urana Shire Mayor Pat Bourke and new-comers to local government Corowa’s Shaun Whitechurch and Howlong’s David Longley the first to be voted in on the nine-member

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Sarah Dean
Sep 13 2017
News

Christmas Street Festival meeting

Plans for the Corowa Christmas Street Festival have been ramped up as Corowa Events recently locked in the dates for this year’s event - Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25.. During a meeting on the evening of September 6, members of

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Sarah Dean
Sep 13 2017
News

Experiencing Australia's rural heartland by water

You don’t need lots of money to have a great holiday and visit many interesting places, just ask Kev Cook.. The South Australian resident from a town called Morgan is kayaking 2500 kilometres along the Murray River as he raises awareness of

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Sarah Dean
Sep 13 2017
News

Taking to the polls on election day

Many residents braved the chilly conditions on Saturday for the early morning rush to vote in the history-making Federation Council election.. A couple of voters told the Yarrawonga Chronicle they were keen to get in early so they could return to

by
Sarah Dean
Sep 13 2017
News

Experiencing Australia’s rural heartland by water

You don’t need lots of money to have a great holiday and visit many interesting places, just ask Kev Cook.. The South Australian resident from a town called Morgan is kayaking 2500 kilometres along the Murray River as he raises awareness of

by
Sarah Dean
Sep 13 2017
News

Howlong Compost fight heats up

A large crowd of more than 200 residents attended the Howlong Community Committee public meeting on Monday night to hear the next step in their fight against Cleanaway’s compost facility being built on the edge of town.. Residents agreed to

by
Sarah Dean
Sep 13 2017
News

Historical moment for Federation Council

Counting is still underway in the Federation Council election with former Urana Shire Mayor Pat Bourke and new-comers to local government Corowa’s Shaun Whitechurch and Howlong’s David Longley the first to be voted in on the nine-member

by
Sarah Dean
Sep 13 2017
News

Taking to the polls on election day

Many residents braved the chilly conditions on Saturday for the early morning rush to vote in the history-making Federation Council election.. A couple of voters told the Free Press they were keen to get in early so they could return to their

by
Sarah Dean
Sep 13 2017
News

Shano's living his life

Just like the lyrics to one of his favourite Pink songs, Shane Kemp is keen to ‘get this party started’ by creating many fun and happy memories with his family and friends.. Shane, or Shano as he is affectionately known, has been in and

by
Sarah Dean
Sep 13 2017
News

Corowa welcomes the Bhutanese

Nine members of the Albury-Wodonga Bhutanese community visited Corowa last Wednesday and the first stop was the Corowa Tree of Life Community Garden.. The group enjoyed a morning tea of fruit and then admired the community garden, which is looking

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Sarah Dean
Sep 07 2017
News

Popular district nurse retires

Pam Tobias was once a little girl with a dream – become a nurse and help people return to good health.. The Wahgunyah resident lived out her dream and on August 30 celebrated dedicating her life to nursing, including the past 29 years as

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Sarah Dean
Sep 06 2017
News

Council unveils play space design

Federation Council has revealed the final design of four new playgrounds which are set to be completed by the end of November.. RSL Park in Corowa, Lowe Square and Memorial Park in Howlong and the Rand Recreation Reserve are just some of the sites

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Sarah Dean
Sep 06 2017
News

Brazen thieves steal valuable jewellery

A Wahgunyah woman said she felt sick to her stomach after thieves stole thousands of dollars’ worth of jewellery from her home in broad daylight, including many pieces that are irreplaceable.. Among the items are Kate Thornton’s wedding

by
Sarah Dean
Sep 06 2017
News

Howlong community to appeal approved compost facility

The Howlong community will fight the recently approved Howlong Compost Facility development application all the way, according to Howlong Community Committee Chairman Stuart Sizer.. Howlong residents will rally at a community meeting on Monday

by
Sarah Dean
Sep 06 2017
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