While community sport in South Australia has continued through Victoria’s restrictions, the latest lockdown and border closure saw last weekend’s scheduled match between Casterton Sandford and East Gambier, postponed until July 10 – originally scheduled as a bye for the South Australian Country Championships. “Going into the 2021 season, we were aware of the ongoing […]
CASTERTON’S internationally-renowned Australian working dog auction is set to write yet another page in history, with organisers forced to think ‘outside the box’ following the cancellation of the annual Casterton Kelpie Muster. This year’s event will be the first dog auction to be operated completely online, with the catalogue to be wholly presented via AuctionsPlus. […]
IT IS a national industry worth an estimated $17.3 billion, annually and in the south-west alone, employs almost one third of the population. In dollar terms, it is worth more to the Australian economy than mining.And not one person gets paid for the hours they put in.It sounds like a yarn worthy of a controversial […]
DIGBY is also the original home turf for another local volunteer, honoured this year by Australia Red Cross. Liela Dohle (pictured above centre) received her 80-year bar from the organisation earlier this month – the first time the award has ever been presented in Victoria.Mrs Dohle first joined Red Cross in 1941, presiding as Unit […]
THEY have seen some of the most horrific disasters in our district’s history, risked their lives on many occasions and between them, given more than 110 years’ service to their community. And they reckon they’ve still got a few years left to give. In the lead up to national volunteer week, the CFA honoured a […]
CASTERTON’S Old Courthouse Community Centre is ramping up to return to full services, after a difficult year with the Covid-19 pandemic. The centre has been running since 1987, providing a great variety of programs and activities for the Casterton community and further afield. Encompassing a Community Centre, a Neighbourhood House, a Community Health Service Provider, […]
WHILE the aged care sector waits to see if the May 11 Federal Budget will help fund recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aged Care, local provider, Edgarley, has committed to a proactive approach to the review. Edgarley chief executive, Susan Wray said staff skill mix and staffing levels required to maintain quality care was […]
BOONAROO Angus has a sale day coming up this Friday with 125 angus bulls on offer and owner, Jodie Foster told Casterton News the signs were good based on the two field days they had, one at ‘Clifton’ in Hamilton, and the other one at the Corndale property.
THE State Government has announced a shortened duck hunting season, sparking outrage from all sides of the table.
IT will be a little quieter than usual in Sandford over the Labour Day long weekend next month, with COVID-19 restrictions forcing the cancellation of the Sandford Bush Music Festival.