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Hard work recognised

Robin Sadler has enjoyed her long and rewarding membership of the Benalla Historical Society and feels honoured to receive one of the few Life Memberships bestowed by the society.. As programmes officer from 1983, Mrs Sadler was responsible for

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Apr 26 2017
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Never forgotten

He might be 96 years old, but Colin Handcock has not forgotten his four years serving as an engineer and soldier during World War II in the jungles of Papua New Guinea and Bougainville.. The Handcock family already had a long war history when he

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Libby Price
Apr 26 2017
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It takes a team

Another hidden gem has emerged from the Wall to Wall Street Art Festival with students from Benalla’s Flexible Learning Centre working with local artist Edi Black to create a mural using stencils on the toilet wall at the centre.. Funding was made

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Libby Price
Apr 26 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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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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Paying tribute

Benalla P-12 held its annual Anzac assembly last Friday and this year gave special recognition to former Benalla student and then teacher, Private Victor Green, who died from injuries received at Bullecourt, France in 1917 at the age of 20.. The

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Libby Price
Apr 26 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
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Adelberg still in negotiations

Benalla’s freestyle motocross champion Rob Adelberg has defended claims by several of his neighbours that he should not have been granted a permit by Benalla Rural City Council to construct a personal motocross training facility at his recently

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Libby Price
Apr 26 2017
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VicSmart took us by...

Don Firth: If you want to talk about how we’re going (as new councillors) it’s still very positive — Wall to Wall (street art festival), there’s been lots of really nice things happening in Benalla and if we’re going to say anything about

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Libby Price
Apr 26 2017
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Paying respects

Slow, steady and soaking rain didn’t deter many from attending this year’s Dawn Service with several hundred people forming a sea of umbrellas as they waited patiently to show their respects by planting a small wooden cross adorned the symbolic

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Libby Price
Apr 26 2017
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Funky formations

My favourite time of year, autumn, is upon us and thankfully the heat waves over for another summer.. With autumn comes the annual burn off by some farmers of unwanted crop stubble.. On a delightfully still Benalla day last week I couldn’t help

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Libby Price
Apr 23 2017
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More art in Goorambat

The Goorambat community held a successful Art and Craft display on the Saturday and Sunday of the recent Wall to Wall street art festival.. Local ladies put on Devonshire Teas throughout the weekend. Beautiful scones, jam and cream and a cuppa was

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Apr 21 2017
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School reunion well attended

More than a 100 former students, teachers and their friends and family gathered at the old Lima school on Sunday, April 9, for a reunion to acknowledge the closure of the school 50 years ago.. The weather wasn’t kind with rain and thunderstorms

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Apr 21 2017
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More rain on its way

Darwin has had to date one of its wettest wet seasons on record and this does indicate more months of above average rainfalls in our region.. A listing of wet periods from September to a very wet April, which happened this year, was tabulated

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Apr 21 2017
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Club given gift of...

More than 40 community groups in Northern Victoria, including Benalla, have shared in nearly $600000 Andrews Labor Government funding to get some much-needed protection from harmful UV radiation by increasing shade in public community places.. Labor

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Benalla Ensign
Apr 20 2017
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Police Beat

Vehicles stolen. Two vehicles were stolen from private residences in Benalla.. The first occurred in Goomalibee Rd where a 2014 Toyota Prado was removed overnight between Monday, April 10, and Tuesday, April 11.. This vehicle was later recovered in

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Apr 20 2017
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Symes and kids give...

The Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes is the latest politician to take a ride on the north-east train line.. Ms Symes travelled with her two children, Phillipa and Archie, on the first service of the newly refurbished

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Libby Price
Apr 20 2017
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