Archive for February, 2016

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February 29, 2016
Decision to Make a Submission

COUNCIL held an extraordinary meeting this morning to consider making a submission to the Roads and Maritime Services on the bypass and rail overpass proposals. The seven minute meeting resolved to make a submission to the RMS and lobby state and federal politicians about their concerns. The submissions to the RMS closed on February 19, […]

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February 29, 2016
Police Update: Feb 29

THE net wrap on more than 250 bales of hay were cut on a property at Kars Springs Road, Bunnan last week. The farmer discovered the malicious damage at 9:30am on Wednesday. He had recently bailed the hay and it was ready to be stacked and transported from the paddock.

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February 29, 2016
Vale Darrel McInness

WELL known Sconeite Darrel McInnes died in Salamander Bay on Thursday evening. He had been unwell since just before Christmas. Mr McInnes ran the local fruit shop for approximately 40 years, was a Councillor, active in local hockey and was part of the Australian barefoot water skiing team in 1966. His daughter Kate Allan said […]

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February 29, 2016
50 Years in Local Government

COUNCILLORS Peebles, Watts and Driscoll collectively have more than 50 years experience in local government and will share their insights on International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8. The Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre and the Upper Hunter Shire Council will host a free evening function with refreshments and music by the Upper Hunter Conservatorium. Lee […]

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February 29, 2016
Word on Septic

THIS week’s word on the street goes to Will Wallace for his lead on the closure of septic services in the Upper Hunter Shire Council area. While Council, Mayor Bedggood and Deputy Mayor Collison have not answered our questions about the closure, a statement issued on Friday night inferred it may now be a “service […]

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February 28, 2016
The King of the Ranges is…

Competitor number one Bronson Macklinshaw has taken out the 2016 King of the Ranges with Eden Hope Smokey. Mr Macklinshaw was the 2015 King of the Ranges and again proved his horsmanship by retaining the number one vest. The decision for the title was a close one with fellow competitor David Mitchell taking out the […]

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February 28, 2016
Cricket Results: Feb 27

By Russel Sakey MINOR premiers Aberdeen 2 went down to Golden Fleece Warriors in the Final of Upper Hunter District Cricket club’s “A” grade competition. A fine century to Josh Noble [113], helped steer his side to a good score of 6 / 238 off their 40 overs . Other contributors were Dave Spies [50] […]

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February 28, 2016
Sconeite Snippet: Kelly Thrift

KELLY was not christened by his mother as Kelly, it was children in the playground that gave him the name and now in his 103rd year, it has stuck. “At that time the Kelly gang was at the fore and we were chasing a ball or something in the playground and one of them said […]

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February 27, 2016
King of the Ranges Top Ten

The annual King of the Ranges challenge at Murrurundi has drawn a bumper crowd to town for the weekend but forget the King – it’s the Saturday goat races that brings the kids out of the woodwork. “It’s a great crowd pleaser,” announcer Brian Hunt said. About 40 kids took on the challenge of sitting […]

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February 27, 2016
Beginning of Racing in Scone

By Harley Walden The breeding of horses began with the birth of the colony, it was not long before thoroughbreds arrived and organised racing began. Breeding was mostly confined to the County of Cumberland and to the Hawkesbury and Nepean districts around Windsor and Richmond. Yet, in time, these areas were considered inferior to the […]

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