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GLENELG Shire Mayor Anita Rank has been re-elected to serve a sixth straight term in the top job, but a changing of the guard was hinted at in her new deputy. For the fourth year in a row Cr Rank was elected to the top job by defeating Casterton-based councillor Karen Stephens 4-3, in a […]

Chalpat Sonti - November 12, 2021

A UNIQUE Portland home for the disabled children of veterans has marked 25 years of existence, but plans are in place for a public celebration when coronavirus restrictions allow. Blair House was opened in October 1996, the first (and only) home in Victoria funded by the RSL for the purpose. It was the culmination of […]

Chalpat Sonti - November 11, 2021

PORTLAND’S touch football season is nearly upon us, kicking off on Thursday, and preseason is officially done now too, with the Never Late Freight Cup held on Sunday. The round-robin tournament was held at the Portland Touch Football Association’s home of Henty Park, and was won by Sore4days, who went undefeated through the tournament. They […]

Portland Observer - November 11, 2021

PORTLAND Colts has kicked off the Portland and District Cricket Association’s 2021-22 A grade season with a seven-run victory under pressure against South Portland. South Portland hosted Colts at Cavalier Park on Saturday and after winning the toss, opted to send the visitors out to bat first. The opening duo of Alister Stannard and Scott […]

Portland Observer - November 10, 2021

PORTLAND Aluminium has announced it will increase its capacity by 35,000 tonnes a year, in a further boost to the smelter’s long-term prospects. The decision will also be a massive boost for the local jobs market, with the smelter seeking 30 new employees for its own staff, and another 50 likely to be filled by […]

Chalpat Sonti - November 10, 2021

PORTLAND’S own Henry Rundell is working up a sweat for a good cause this month as part of the Stroke Foundation’s annual Stride4Stroke campaign. Every dollar raised through Stride4Stroke will help the foundation prevent stroke, fund research and support survivors and their families at all stages of the recovery journey. Mr Rundell will walk a […]

Portland Observer - November 9, 2021

IT goes without saying, that cancer one of the most horrible experiences a person can go through. For a child, it is arguably even worse. So when a Year 9 student at Portland Secondary College, Jaymon White, was diagnosed with leukaemia earlier this year, his friends decided they had to do something – anything – […]

Portland Observer - November 9, 2021

GROUND was officially broken at Kyeema Support Services’ My Place Portland project yesterday, with work on the $1.6 million specialist disability accommodation soon underway. Full story in Friday's Observer.

Portland Observer - October 29, 2021

THE South West District Football League will have a heated new rivalry in 2022 with former Heathmere coach Leon Davis signing with Heywood as senior coach for next year. Full story in Friday's Observer.

Portland Observer - October 29, 2021

ANYONE who has driven through Narrawong – and we presume that should include just about every Observer reader – cannot fail to have noticed the manicured grass archway and plant stall on the Nolan St corner. Full story in Friday's Observer.

Chalpat Sonti - October 29, 2021
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