Forty-five years ago is more than a lifetime for many, but only like yesterday for some. Each month we dip into the Shepparton News files to explore our community’s modern history and connect it to the exploding digital world.
Pan-O-Market has a special place in the history of Shepparton, evolving from an idea for a drive-through market to the respected local business it is today.
On October 8, 1971, Shepparton News social editor Maggie Govan-Smith wrote a column about a wonderful recipe thanks to the Egg Marketing Board at the Shepparton Show.
In April 1971, First Constable Eric Montgomery pleaded to readers of The Shepparton News to stay safe on the roads. More than 40 years later, the headlines remain the same.
In 1970, wearing seat belts in cars became mandatory, though changing public attitudes proved more difficult.
In December 1967, Mary Lewins looked at novel ways to use up those Christmas leftovers on Boxing Day in her Country Kitchen column.
The O'Keeffe family have been dressing the men of the Goulburn Valley for years and Brendan O'Keeffe speaks to Rob McLean about life at Menswear.
In December 1967, Mary Lewins put together a menu for Christmas day in her Country Kitchen section.
Loretta Harrington was talked into entering the Miss Showgirl competition at the Dookie Show in 1967 and, to her surprise, won. Rob McLean catches up with Loretta, now known as Loretta Whiteman, more than 40 years later.
More than 60 years ago, Tom Brain set up a building supplies business that still runs in Shepparton today. He tells Rob McLean about his long involvement in the local area.
An ad from a November 1967 edition of The News espouses the benefits of looking 5 lb. lighter with a girdle.
Tatura’s Jennifer Hippisley will head up a state education advisory group after being elected as the chair of the Victorian Local Learning and Education Network Broker Network.
After a tennis career spanning 62 years, of which the last 35 years have been as a coach, Yarrawonga's Jon Coleman is set to retire at the end of 2013.
The recent Kyabram Master Pairs, played over six days with crack sides from near and far, attracted some talented bowlers eager to win the prestige event.
A frequent visitor to northern Victoria, Care Connect's Graham Custance recently won a national award for his work supporting indigenous elders to achieve better health and wellbeing.
Three Goornong Fire Brigade firefighters recently completed a CFA course on safety surrounding urban firefighting and using breathing apparatuses.
Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club’s annual junior singles tournament again attracted good numbers from across the district.
But have opponents given up the fight?
Tocumwal Pre-School students are proudly flying their KITE at the Tocumwal Lions Community Hostel.
Tooborac Fire Brigade visited Tooborac Primary School last Tuesday to help the school complete its bushfire emergency management plan.
Residents urged to renew fruit fly baits to support local orchards.
A Korean company has a proposal with the NSW Government to built a $90 million ethanol plant in Deniliquin.
SPC Ardmona, is sending eight containers loaded with $250,000 of fruit and vegetables to cyclone ravaged Philippines.
The hunt is on for a buyer for Benalla and Mansfield Toyota after the business went into receivership last fortnight.
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