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  • Ski boat explodes

    Photo courtesy of Helen Tatchell (The Moorabool News). 2012

    A 41 year-old Bannockburn man was lucky to escape virtually uninjured after his boat exploded and caught fire on Lake Bullen Merri yesterday.Darren Hope said he and his wife had just launched the boat when the incident occurred.“My wife had gone off to park the car and trailer and I was going to do a […]

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  • Festive feast

    SUCCULENT chicken, rich beef, golden crisp potatoes and lashings of gravy – you couldn’t ask for more.In true festive spirit locals from all walks of life joined together on Wednesday for the annual Community Christmas Lunch celebration.Held at the Uniting Church, Minister Cameron McAdam said a “wonderfully friendly atmosphere” was evident.“We had about 130 people […]

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  • Top results for VCE

    CAMPERDOWN and Derrinallum schools are all celebrating after recording a perfect pass rate in this year’s VCE results.Derrinallum P-12 principal Cherie Kilpatrick said all four VCE students were likely to pursue their careers of choice after achieving solid results.“The teachers are delighted with how everyone has gone,” she said.“They’re particularly pleased with how the students […]

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  • Monte Carlo magic for special FX

    IT may not look like much now, but the stripped out shell of a Holden FX up on blocks at Prosser’s Panels is destined to have the whole nation watching.The 1951 48-215(FX) Holden is about to recreate history.It will also uphold the tradition of good old Aussie ingenuity.Derrinallum’s Gary Poole has entered the car in […]

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  • Speedway powers up

    IT was all systems go at the Darlington Speedway over the weekend in more ways than one.Not only did 60 competitors take part in the race meeting which featured the Micro Sprint Victorian Title, the speedway officially celebrated its connection to mains electrical.Just under 50 years old, the coming of mains power has been a […]

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  • Stony Rises neighbours rally

    AN enthusiastic bunch of Stony Rises landholders have banded together to help restore the landscape to its former glory.The Stony Rises Land Management Network has formed to help combat a growing weed and pest problem impacting on farmland, and improve remnant bush patches iconic to the area.Network president James Reynolds said the group will look […]

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  • Sailing on

    A new generation of sailors took to the water at Deep Lake on Friday as part of Water Safety Week.Yachting Victoria teamed up with Derrinallum P-12 and the Derrinallum Yacht and Power Boat Club to present the day, one of four to be held at the school.PE teacher Russell Moyle said the lake had been […]

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  • Solid team

    TWELVE long-term employees with South West Healthcare Camperdown were honoured for their services last week.The employees were presented with Staff Service Awards at South West Healthcare’s annual year in review celebrations.Pictured are Jane Kingston (20 years), Linda Gaut (20 years), Jeanette Recihman (30 years), Angela Absalom (10 years), Mary O’Bryan (25 years) and Sue Cooper […]

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  • Road closure widens

    AFTER being partially closed to through traffic for just over five weeks, Lake Bullen Merri Road is now fully closed to the public.A ‘Road Closed’ sign was erected at the north beach entry to the road last Wednesday.Landowner Fred Sadler jnr said he had no choice but to close the road.“Myself and my neighbouring landowner […]

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  • Locals back ANF action

    BANDED together in red and white, nurses in Camperdown took a stand for better pay and working conditions this week.Their action saw eight of the hospital’s 25 beds closed in-line with the Australian Nurses Federation’s industrial campaign which saw nearly 900 hospital beds closed across Victoria.The union was demanding an 18.5 per cent pay rise […]

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