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.
Firefighters are currently at the scene of a fire in the Euroa region.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala B Grade Rams have secured the Des Johnston Shield as WDCA B Grade Two Day Premiers for season 2014/2015 with a crushing win over City Colts.
Mystery and romance abound in a new novel from leading lady of Australian women’s fiction, Fleur McDonald.
Actor and presenter Shane Jacobsen starred in two seasons of Top Gear Australia and has staged Top Gear Fest for the past five years.
Rochester Football Netball Club hosted an information evening last week in collaboration with Ambulance Victoria to educate members on the correct use of the club’s defibrillator.
20th Heritage Day a hit
Councillors last night put out for public comment a draft budget which proposed a lower-than-expected increase.
Finley have now formed their own Local Health Advisory Committee.
Heathcote Primary School put on a colourful display for Easter on Friday with an Easter hat parade featuring everything from the very edible to amazingly tall.
VicRoads will review speed limits on the Murray Valley Highway in Cobram and Strathmerton following petitions calling for them to be lowered.
Leading concert artist Daniel de Borah will perform in Deniliquin tonight as part of the South West Music 2015 concert series.
Toolamba Primary School student Felix Turnbull is looking forward to seeing his face on new SPC labels that will be on supermarket shelves across the nation.
Benalla streets have come alive with street art. The large painted images adorn some of the town's buildings, creating a spectacular sight.
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