Today The News looks back on the stories which were making news on this day in various years throughout the region's history.
Last year - March 21, 2012
On this day, last year, we had a story about the ‘‘Great Wall of Nathalia’’ that had protected the town from floodwaters. The wall was dismantled the day before.
This prompted the question - what happens now to the hundreds of thousands of sandbags?
During the height of the floods, up to 300
While the steel barriers were to be dismantled, cleaned and stored in a shed in Nathalia to be reused in the future, the sandbags were to be dumped at a site north of Broken Creek.
Moira Shire Council’s roads acting team leader Scott Evans said at the time that children who wanted to make sandcastles and anyone else who wanted sand would be welcome to take it.
The event took place a few days beforehand to raise funds for cystic fibrosis.
Principal Cathy Hair said the Crazy Hair Day was organised by the schools junior Kiwanis Group.
‘‘The kids just love this sort of stuff,’’ she said.
Readers posted their condolences to family and friends and tributes online.
Melissa said: ‘‘Such a gallant fight from a truly inspirational man. Will be sadly missed by many, sending love to his family’’.
The former Melbourne Demons AFL club president and Brownlow medallist died at home surrounded by family and friends.
Two years ago - March 21, 2011
On this day in March 2011 a hit and run collision was on the front page.
A 35-year-old woman was killed in a hit-run collision outside a party the previous Friday night.
Police said the Shepparton woman was standing on the road outside the party when a blue Holden Commodore allegedly crossed onto the wrong side of the road and hit her before speeding off.
The cats crumbled after a promising start to be all out for 209 in the 86th over in response to the Tigers mammoth 366-run total set on Saturday.
Mooroopnas Matt Knight batted doggedly for 71 overs, 239 minutes and 211 deliveries to post a captains ton and threaten an unlikely victory, only to be dismissed by Brendan Scott two balls later.
The Cats game went downhill from there with much of their lower order going out cheaply to seal Central Park-St Brendan’s victory.
There was a total of 42 tractors, mowers and trucks competing.
As part of the event, modified tractors were required to haul different weighted sleighs down a 100m track.
Waaiai Tractor Pull Committee president Ashley Williams said the event had been a success with about 1500 spectators attending.
Tractors and their drivers had travelled from as far away as Naracoorte and Mount Gambier in South Australia and Pambula and Barmedman in NSW. (Pic: 3All fired up: Bare Knuckle with Brad Hewitt of Howlong at the wheel)
Ten years ago - March 21, 2003
Mr Mosawy said he would risk his life to support Australia and America to destroy the Iraqui President’s regime.
The couple was attempting to turn right from the Goulburn Valley Hwy to the Murray Valley Hwy when it and a milk tanker collided.
Thirty-three years ago - March 21, 1980
Plans for Shepparton’s proposed new court house took a step forward on this day in 1980.
The director of court administrationColonel Murphy and Mr J Foley of the Public Works Deparment visited Shepparton with preliminary sketches of the new building.
The visit was organised by State Member for Shepparton Peter Ross-Edwards.
Although the strick of chemical workers had been over for nearly a week, the large back-log of orders has resulted in many centres still not getting supplies.
Pools in Shepparton and Kyabram were closed.
Thirty-eight years ago - March 21, 1975
Mr Lloyd said country people were people subjected to two additional discriminatory PMG charges to the reduction from 15 miles to five miles in PMG country line policy.
Total peach crop was expected to be 44
A further 150 men were also stood down and the closure followed the temporary closure of the mutton chain and the standing down of 130 men.
Emergency services are at the scene of a house fire in Northgate St, Mooroopna.
The winning form continued for the Mulwala seniors against Deniliquin at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Tatura Hospital and Parkvilla Aged Care Facility, part of Goulburn Valley Health, held its annual June Hospital Collection and Open Day on Sunday with a small crowd in attendance.
Giving birth at home was a risk-free option for Moama mum Samantha Dawson, she says.
After suffering with reading difficulties for many years, former Rochester resident Nelson Jones has benefited from being diagnosed and treated for Irlen Syndrome.
Kyabram’s first tourism booklet is to be launched in late September.
Something truly inspirational took place on Saturday as former teammates honoured the memory of Eamonn O'Connor.
Berrigan and Jerilderie Shires will be in separate state electorates if boundary redistributions announced on Monday come in to effect.
A group of yarnbombers dressed an oak in Heathcote’s High St in a vibrant, woolly patchwork coat last week.
Cobram produced another positive and impressive performance on Saturday with an 88-point victory over an undermanned Rumbalara
Former AFL player Heath Black sent an inspiring message to Deniliquin youths last week.
Goulburn Valley fruit growers may face a battle against pests and diseases this season as growers hit by SPC Ardmona’s fruit cutbacks abandon their orchards or can’t find money to properly maintain them.
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