A NEW wave of tiny tenants is making people smile all over the world and now a whole community of ‘Spoonys’ have found a home in Casterton. The very first Spoonville was started in the English village of Winnersh, by a very creative local, who came up with the idea of making Spoony characters from […]
“HE NEVER aged.” That is the lasting memory that wife Pat – and most of the district – has, following the sudden passing of Des Wombwell last week. Mr Wombwell suffered a stroke at his home last Monday and died at Geelong, on Wednesday, surrounded by his family. “He was 84 years young,” Mrs Wombwell […]
DESPITE impressive rainfalls in the district over recent weeks, locals have raised grave concerns over the lack of water flowing into Casterton’s iconic Ess Lagoon. ‘The Essla’, which has been a swimming and fishing venue for generations, hit ‘dead water’ level earlier this month and while the weekend’s deluge saw some run-off flow in, Brian […]
“WHEN I see people I used to serve in the supermarket as a kid, suffering with dementia, or the lady you say hello to every day in the street a few months ago … it’s bloody heartbreaking.” That heartbreak translates into the latest marathon challenge for local personal trainer, Jan Murphy, who will hit the […]
CASTERTON’S saleyards are being launched into the age of technology, with all future sales to be broadcast online. Glenelg Shire Council Chief Executive, Greg Burgoyne and Councillor Karen Stephens visited the local livestock trading centre on Friday to announce the move, which was applauded by livestock agents. “All our accreditation is in line and ag […]
SOUTH Australia’s border lock-out has forced drastic changes to Glenelg Shire Council’s essential operations, including the Kathleen Millikan Centre’s teaching arrangements in Casterton.
LOCAL cricket continues its upward drive with Casterton Cricket Club to enter three teams in this year’s Hamilton and District Cricket Association senior competition.
FRIDAY’s ‘hard’ border closure will see hundreds of Victorians and South Australians locked out of work, education, health and other essential services, with no viable solution in sight for some.
ACROSS the Glenelg Shire, a simple postcard is making a big difference – giving isolated individuals a much-needed lifeline by offering help.
A POSSIBLE change of leagues is one of the items on the agenda for discussion for a new Casterton-Sandford Football Netball Club working party.