District brigade members have been helping with the Kilmore fires in recent days.ELAINE COONEY February 11, 2014 4:49am
Brook Coghill, Matt Keech, Mick Hassell, Heidi Warren, Adam Failla, Luke Warren, Jarrod Kelly and Brett Kyne.
A Campaspe CFA division strike team returned from the Kilmore fires yesterday.
Division co-ordinator Brian Quinn said the team saved several homes and a large emu farm.
He said the toughest part was dragging hoses around the hills outside Kilmore when saving the 300 emus.
The teams worked through the night to put out the fire.
Mr Quinn said it was hard to see the houses in the darkness, but the crew knew where they were located.
‘‘If we hadn’t been deployed to that spot, those houses may not be there,’’ he said.
Rochester, Colbinabbin, Corop, Lockington, Kotta, Bamawm Extension, Tongala, Kyabram, Echuca, Echuca Village, Rushworth, Tooleen, Gunbower. Tennyson, Pine Grove and Wyuna sent members.
Mr Quinn said his strike team was made up of two groups of 50.
Grahamvale Primary School had a special visitor for its Anzac Day assembly yesterday.
The Yarrawonga and District Cemetery Trust has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Department of Health to undertake development work at the Yarrawonga cemetery.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Echuca shearer Franky Atkinson has earned himself a return trip to New Zealand next year after an impressive run of performances in shearing competitions.
William Napier, whose remains lie in Rochester cemetery, received the Empire's highest honour for gallantry while fighting for the British army during the Indian Mutiny.
Tongala family hopes for transplant call for six-year-old.
Family of former Seymour man killed in a road crash in Los Angeles before Christmas set up a Melbourne University scholarship in his honour.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
The Cancer Council Relay For Life fundraiser is a cause close to the hearts, and feet, of many district residents.
Redgum sculpture is carved at Thompsons Beach, Cobram.
Deniliquin Police ConFest Operation nets 76 drug detections.
Murray Goulburn has lifted its milk prices to about $6.66 kg milk solids.
Benalla's Joda Plex was named Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFEs student of the year at her graduation this month.
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