Rochester students Chloe Macague and Jason Smeaton each received $5000 from Lockington/Elmore and Rochester Community Bank to help with university costs.
Two Rochester residents took home $5000 each from the Lockington/Elmore and Rochester Community Bank on Friday to help with university costs.
Chloe Macague will study a bachelor of health science and a masters in paramedics at La Trobe Bendigo and Jason Smeaton will study arts at Melbourne University.
Ms Macague said the scholarship money would go towards a car and petrol as she would commute from Rochester.
Mr Smeaton’s scholarship would go towards Melbourne accommodation costs and travelling home to see his family in Rochester.
‘‘I was surprised (to receive the scholarship), it was all very unexpected,’’ Mr Smeaton said.
‘‘I am very thankful for it.’’
Ms Macague said she was also surprised and ‘‘very happy’’ with the scholarship.
Lockmore Financial board chair Louise Ross said the bank usually gave out one scholarship but was so impressed with the two applicants they decided to provide two this year.
‘‘We are really pleased to support young people in our community to further their education,’’ she said.
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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