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 News has published a limited edition commemorative keepsake in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. Copies will be available from Friday, August 7 from Shepparton RSL and McPherson Media Group newspaper offices. To reserve your copy phone Rebekah Miller on 5820 3221.
Yarrawonga’s Bre Elliott played the most “consistent golf of her life” over three days to win the Fuccillo Kia Championship at Capital Hills by carding a 2-under 69 on the final day.
Heather Donaldson was re-elected president of Tatura Hospital Ladies Auxiliary at the annual general meeting on Thursday, which was attended by 33 people.
THE wintery weather was a perfect backdrop for Tongala Community Centre’s Christmas-in-July event on Friday.
THE 2015 National Blood Donor Week festivities will make the Rochester region Victoria’s new red light district.
Community workshop to consider issues to help form Campaspe digital strategy
A portable house to highlight youth homelessness in our region.
Berrigan Shire Council have approved a development application for six more independent living units to add to Berrigan’s Amaroo Self Care Unit block.
EIGHTEEN months ago Costerfield’s Shelley, Rob and Jarrad Kirkpatrick lost their home, and just about everything they owned, to fire.
More than $2.3 million in unpaid rates were owing to Moira Shire Council at the end of June, documents show.
A pilot is believed to have been killed in a crash 40km from Deniliquin.
Riverine Plains is set to hold the first in its series of farm walks for the 2015 season as part of its research into stubble retained cropping systems.
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