Chrissy Weller was named Echuca's Citizen of the Year, while former Echuca College student Sarah Head took out the Young Citizen of the Year award on Saturday.KATHLEEN TONINI January 28, 2013 4:22am
Women and girls made a clean sweep at the Echuca Australia Day celebrations on Saturday.
Taking out the top honours was Chrissy Weller, named as the Citizen of the Year, while former Echuca College student Sarah Head took out the Young Citizen of the Year award.
Soccer star Jessica Pitts was named Junior Sportsperson of the Year and year 8 performer Drew Walker was named Artsperson of the Year.
No one from the Horizon Committee was at the ceremony to accept its award for Community Group of the Year, so Campaspe Shire councillor Emma Bradbury spoke about the event and accepted it in the committee’s absence.
Despite modest guest numbers and the presence of a cool early morning breeze, the Echuca Federal Band played with gusto.
Nigel Dick AM, the Australia Day Ambassador, spoke about Australia’s past struggles and its resilience in the face of challenges.
‘‘If you don’t struggle, you’ve got nothing to overcome,’’ Mr Dick said.
Organisers of the Challenge Shepparton triathlon will donate half the entry fees from entrants in the ‘community team challenge’ to the Community Fund Goulburn Valley.
Jake Thompson has an eagle eye and a steady hand and he put both to good use recently when he won the U15 Australian Snooker Championships, held in Adelaide.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
COMMITTEE for Echuca Moama revealed Monash University as the consultant for its homeless reference group on Friday last week, reinvigorating one of the committee’s key strategies; to combat Echuca-Moama’s homelessness.
PLANS are in full swing for the 18th annual Farm and Road Safety Expo in Rochester.
Merrigum’s rise to prominence in the Kyabram District League premiership battle reached new heights in Saturday’s 16th round when it became the first side to lower Avenel’s colours this season.
Local export Willie Wheeler dominating at VFL level
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
HEATHCOTE is being swamped by Pokémon and wannabe trainers, armed with smart phones and iPads, who are trying to catch ‘em all.
Children have been treated to a journey through their imaginations while being encouraged to unleash their inner writers at Barooga Library.
Sixteen local students competed at the NSW PSSA and CHS State Cross Country Championships in Sydney.
SPC will abolish its internal sales team and reduce executive numbers in the latest chapter of the company’s ongoing restructuring.
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