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IAN ‘Schwabbie’ Schwab has been doing the rural mail run to Ararat’s east for longer than most people can remember. For 20 years, Schwabbie has been delivering mail and packages to Ballyrogan, Buangor, Denicull Creek, Dobie, Langi Logan, Middle Creek, Mount Cole and Warrak. Schwabbie recently decided to call it a day, much to the […]
AN Ararat man is looking forward to relaxing into his retirement after scoring $100,000 in a recent Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw. The man won the guaranteed 1st prize of $100,000 in Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10597, drawn on Wednesday 22 June 2022. The life-enhancing entry of two random numbers was purchased at Ararat’s […]
Residents are encouraged to join in a community planting weekend in an effort to create a more sustainable future for Ararat from 15 -17 July. The Ararat Landcare Group, in partnership with Ararat Rural City Council (ARCC) and neighbouring Landcare groups in Stawell and Beaufort, received $55,000 funding from the Department of Environment Land Water […]
ARARAT’s Vinnies op-shop is doing its bit to help reduce the amount of second hand electrical equipment ending up in landfill. Vinnies Victoria launched their Electrical Test & Tag ‘Green Sparks’ Program dedicated to giving quality electrical goods a second chance at life. Previously, most second hand electrical equipment donated to charities was ending up […]
ARARAT Rural City Council will kick off a series of face-to-face and online consultations next week as it seeks community feedback on its draft budget for 2022-23. Mayor Jo Armstrong said the draft Budget is about organisational efficiency and getting back to basics. “Over the past two years, we have tackled big-ticket projects,” Cr Armstrong […]
TIM McDougall is Tatyoon through-and-through.
Not only does he personify every club’s dream of seeing players graduate from Auskick and junior programs into the seniors but demonstrates unquestionable devotion to the club every time he steps out onto the field.
Even when studies and other commitments took him as far as Ballarat and Horsham, his loyalty to the club never wavered; making sure he would be there for his team each Saturday.
With a guard of honour as long as the list of his family’s achievements at the club, McDougall ran out for the 300th time in the brown-and-gold, as Tatyoon picked up an emphatic win over SMW Rovers.
By Tom’s son, Aidan Banfield. From local newspaper family, to becoming an Anglican Minister, to mountaineer, to building a camping ground in a “created forest” and then surrounded by wetlands built for frogs. All this has been done with love and passion. A life well lived, even in how he died. Tom was born into […]
AN entertaining presentation on the Queen’s private diamond collection by Melbourne jeweller Adrian Dickens will be the highlight of the East Grampians Health Service Auxiliary’s first event for 2022. Raising funds to help furnish the new Palliative Care Area at EGHS, the event, ‘Diamonds are the Queen’s Best Friend’, will feature a luncheon, presentation by […]