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Margot made fellow

Margot Sherwill was made a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of her active role in international service, with a focus on education.. She has been heavily involved in the Awake and Shine School and the Youth Exchange program, delivering notable

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Mar 27 2017
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Slower than ever

Train services on the Melbourne-to-Albury line have plummeted to a new low, with the line now one of the worst in the state for punctuality and reliability.. The latest Public Transport Victoria performance results show that from November 2015 to

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 21 2016
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Indonesian guests enjoy stay

Benalla P-12 College was one of 16 schools across Australia chosen last year to embark on a new sister school relationship.. Benalla P-12 College established an international partnership with SMP Kristen Citra Bangsa, Kupang, West Timor, Indonesi

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Mar 27 2017
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Newlyweds identified

The mystery of one of the wedding photographs held by Benalla Historical Society has been solved.. David Roe contacted the Ensign to inform us of the following:. ‘‘They are my father and mother, Edward and Joyce Roe (Ted and Joy Roe). They were

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Libby Price
Mar 26 2017
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20 nominate for...

A ‘‘Melbourne Cup’’ field of candidates has nominated for Benalla Rural City Council’s 2016 election with a total of 20 nominations by the deadline of midday yesterday (Tuesday, September 20).. Five of the current councillors will...

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Libby Price
Sep 21 2016
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Facility to suit all...

Winton Motor Raceway is undergoing something of a revival since the Ronke family resigned from any involvement with the raceway and Benalla Auto Club a little more than 12 months ago.. Most recently the club secured the V8 Supercars at the venue for...

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Libby Price
Sep 21 2016
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Senior Citz face lift

Benalla’s Senior Citizens Centre has just been granted $18125 to go towards renovation of the building.. Benalla Rural City Council Mayor Justin King said the grant was from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program to assist in the...

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Libby Price
Sep 21 2016
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Walk for cause

Have you ever thought walking 100km along the beach sounded like fun?. In two weeks time a group of enthusiastic locals will do just that and all in the name of a great cause.. Victoria’s Surf Coast is about to host the group who will be walking

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Mar 25 2017
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Bikes backflip

Benalla Rural City will offer to underwrite the full $20000 cost of holding Stage 1 of Australia’s largest cycling event, the Herald Sun Bike Tour.. In an about-face on its original decision to offer just $7000 to organisers of the race...

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Libby Price
Oct 26 2016
News

Perfect fit! Factory staff reunited

About 60 people from as far away as Queensland attended the Perfect Fit factory workers’ reunion held at Benalla Bowls Club last Saturday.. Everyone had a ball with entertainment including karaoke from ‘Polly Darton’, aka Sharon.. Operating

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Libby Price
Mar 25 2017
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Strathbogie seedlings...

A fence is being placed around a harvested area in the Strathbogies State forest to protect the newly planted seedlings from being eaten by wild deer.. VicForests general manager stakeholders and planning Lachlan Spencer said it was expected the

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Mar 24 2017
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Weather goes in cycles

The current long warm to hot spell during this March is certainly unusual, not only in north-east Victoria but over nearly all of the state and also in the Riverina. Melbourne has had a record number of successive days of maximum temperatures not

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Mar 24 2017
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Police Beat

Car impounded. A Benalla woman had her car impounded after she was intercepted driving along the Hume Fwy, near Seymour about 1pm on March 14.. She was caught driving in an unregistered car and while her licence was disqualified.. It is alleged she

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Benalla Ensign
Mar 24 2017
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Community grants available

Local groups and organisations are encouraged to apply for the 2017 Tomorrow Today Grants Program.. The grants are distributed annually and support local people to make a positive difference in the Benalla and district community.. Groups can apply

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Benalla Ensign
Mar 23 2017
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Letter to the Editor

Well done Kevin. Congratulations Farmer Kevin (alias Kevin Mitchell, Devenish) for his excellent photographic productions featuring Benalla attractions, street art and rural landscapes near Benalla.. Kevin clearly has a talent and passion for his

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Mar 23 2017
Sport

Baggy green for Trev

Benalla Bushrangers veteran Trevor Saker has been keeping big news quiet for two weeks now — he has been called up to the Australian Over 60s squad touring England in July.. Saker, 60, has been named in the team that will play 15 games against the

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Fraser Walker...
Mar 22 2017
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Benalla Travel's...

With the promise of autumn sunshine and a relaxed carnival atmosphere, racegoers at this year’s Benalla Travel's Fashion in the Field are being encouraged to hit the racetrack in a casual but stylish look.. Celebrity stylist Lana Wilkinson said

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Benalla Ensign
Mar 22 2017
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Investing in pivot...

The gently undulating pastures of Karn Station 15km south of Benalla are not where one would ordinarily expect to see huge centre pivot irrigation systems in action.. It’s a sight far more familiar in the flat irrigation country to the north and

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Libby Price
Mar 22 2017
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Doing it just for...

Former Greta resident Phoebe O’Brien will be hoping to squeeze a few cheeky laughs out of the audience as she takes to the stage for her debut at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival later this month.. She’ll be taking to the stage with

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Benalla Ensign
Mar 22 2017
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