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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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Students can-can dance - December 1992

Pictured are the smiling faces of the young students from Benalla East Primary School that put on a number of exhibition dances at the recent Fashion Extravaganza.. Rosie McFarlane, a Year 5/6 teacher at the primary school, choreographed the dances

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 09 2017
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Program funds upgrades

The Club Facilities Development Program established by the GOTAFE Goulburn Valley League has benefited seven clubs, contributing to $417000 of facility improvement during the 2017 season.. The program, which was established by the sale of the

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 09 2017
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Tanker impresses - December 1967

On the morning of Monday, December 4, 1967 about 200 residents of Warrenbayne district (only two residents were not present and they were prevented by sickness) assembled at the Warrenbayne Hall to welcome Regional Officer Graham of the CFA, when he

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 09 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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Letters to the editor

Problem worse than ever. Summer is starting and with that comes peak fire season.. This summer is set to be hotter than average and some parts of Victoria have already faced fires.. The bill to break up the CFA sits stalled in the parliament with

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 09 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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Dastardly assault on a woman - Dec 1917

A man named Ralph Barron, 66, was presented at Beechworth Supreme Court last week on a charge of having attempted to commit a serious offence on a married woman at Nalinga, on the 13th of last month.. The case for the Crown was that, while the

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 09 2017
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Unique love story

Screening this weekend is a unique film Baby Driver (MA15+) that retains its sweet heart amid violence, quirky humour and a love story that makes you believe in love again.. Talented getaway driver Baby relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 09 2017
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Funds to tackle...

Benalla Rural City is one of several areas in Northern Victoria that will benefit from State Government investments designed to help Aboriginal people tackle family violence in their communities.. Aboriginal communities in the region will receive

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 09 2017
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Dream goes rural

Regional towns and cities like Benalla are becoming the only option for households with incomes under $50000 per year.. Low income households can no longer afford to live anywhere in Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat or Bendigo, according to the latest

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 09 2017
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Help combat dumping

Benalla residents headed to the bush this summer can help the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) to catch illegal dumpers.. Spring and early summer is illegal dumping season and the Victorian bush is often the target for skip bin loads

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 09 2017
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Ship explodes after collision

Today, 100 years ago, Norwegian ship Imo left its moorings in Halifax in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia bound for New York.. At the same time as Imo entered the narrow exit of the harbour, the French freighter Mont Blanc was also entering the

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 08 2017
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Assisting rural students qualify

Young people from Benalla who plan to undertake vocational education or training can apply for a $5000 Rural Chances Scholarship (RCS).. The RCS is an initiative of the Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation (MSRF) and is available to students across

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 08 2017
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Shot in arm for trust

The Benalla Young Sportsperson’s Trust has been enabled to continue its good work supporting high achievers, with two cash injections from local businesses.. The Goulburn Murray Credit Union and Farmers Arms Hotel donated sums of money to the

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 08 2017
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Arundel misses out

Three of Benalla’s level crossings have been upgraded as part of the state government’s Safer Country Crossings (SCC) program, but the troublesome Arundel St crossing is not one.. Level crossings at Faithfull St, Cemetery Rd and Caroll

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 08 2017
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Help ease cancer...

Victorian cancer patients need 15 per cent more financial assistance than usual at Christmas, and Benalla shoppers are in a position to help.. Coles has launched a national Christmas campaign to raise funds for the Redkite cancer charity to help

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 08 2017
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