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.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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