Ky Flower Show to bloom
WELL bloomin’ heck, it’s flower show time again
KYABRAM Show secretary Janelle McDonald and her husband Neville know a thing or two about hard work. They’ve been part of the tireless Kyabram show committee that have practically lived at the showgrounds as preparations for the annual Kyabram Show...
THE wish of an elderly farmer was granted just hours before he passed away thanks to the Royal Flying Doctors Service and Warramunda Aged Care. John Hall, 84, visited his beloved farm and horses in Echuca earlier this month and enjoyed a beer with...
THE Kyabram Fauna Park is as synonymous with our town as good football, dairy farming and the great Gus Underwood
THE Kyabram Show is fast approaching and secretary Janelle McDonald is urging entrants to get organised.
JUDIE Gade is on a mission to get young women involved in the CWA.
CAMPASPE Shire is calling on the community to contribute local knowledge and experience to feed into a flood study for Kyabram.The project examines flooding in town from storm events as well as influences from water flows in the mosquito depression.“The community can contribute in two ways: by joining the drop-in information session providing the opportunity to learn about the extent of the study and what it involves, or online through an interactive map,” Mayor Adrian Weston said.“At the information session, specialist engineers Water Modelling Solutions will be presenting an overview of the study and seeking local knowledge, as well as capturing any issues of concern from the community.”The drop-in session will be held on Tuesday, October 22, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the Kyabram Community and Learning Centre. “I encourage residents with a knowledge of past events, or with any flood-related issues to attend. It is very important that local knowledge is captured and fed into the study,” Cr Weston said.The interactive mapping is available through council’s website.“It allows residents to go online and record where they have seen flooding or drainage problems in the past and mark the locations on the map,” Cr Weston said.Comments can be made through the online mapping tool directly, or by email.The need for the study is in response to significant development within Kyabram and the need for up-to-date flooding information to manage the town’s growth.It will also examine the performance of the existing drainage system and flood mitigation works and ultimately recommend improvements to ensure the town’s long-term safety and security. “Once the draft flood study is complete, the wider community will be asked for comment,” Cr Weston said.Full details, with a link to the interactive map, are available from Campaspe Shire’s website, through the ‘Have your say’ tab.
KYABRAM will be well represented at the Aussie Bush Entertainment Muster in Benalla this weekend, with bush poet Mick Coventry in the Friday night line-up.
TONGALA continues to turn up its street appeal, revealing three new murals last Thursday at the local Anglican church.
THREE vehicles crewed by firefighters from Tongala and Echuca Village worked to put out a small grass fire just after 4.30pm today on the side of Mckenzie Road in Koyuga. It’s not known what started the fire. A small section of grass along Mckenzie...
LOCAL raconteur Les Parkinson is encouraging Kyabram school children to channel their inner Banjo Paterson at a bush poetry event this week.
WOULD you like to spend an evening with Jane Austen?
IT’S the perfect time to encourage your kids to have a hit, with the Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club hosting a come and try day for their Hot Shots program this Saturday.
MUCH-loved Kyabram couple Ray and Loraine Harrison will celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary next Thursday.
KYABRAM Landcare will be bogged no more thanks to a $2000 grant from the state government.
BILLY Brady has been installed as the new president of the Kyabram Chamber of Commerce.
KYABRAM Netball Club defenders were the stars of the best and fairest vote count earlier this week, with Emma Ryan taking out the award with 83 votes and Ash Mangan not far behind on 74.