THE Rural City of Wangaratta was among the hardest hit areas across the state by yesterday’s downpour.
LOCAL police will be out in force over the festive season as part of a state-wide 24-day campaign to take dangerous, impaired and irresponsible drivers off our roads.
PARKING will be free throughout Wangaratta’s central business district (CBD) from today until Wednesday, January 2.
A MAJOR community building project will facilitate the most significant population growth in Wangaratta’s recent history.
THE inaugural winners of the Zoe Buttigieg Wangaratta Chronicle Scholarships are encouraging more children to apply and strive for success.
THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for the North East and other parts of Victoria tomorrow, including the chance of flash flooding.
FIRST-time politician Tania Maxwell has been elected to Victoria’s Upper House.
THE Wangaratta Carols by Candlelight event this year was washed up by the rain after an hour on Sunday due to unsafe exposure of the electronic sound equipment in the heavy rain.
NOT even a wild storm immediately before the start of the Grapes of Mirth comedy spectacular at Brown Brothers Wines on Sunday could dampen the joy of the 800 plus in attendance.
A PLANNING application to install a mobile phone tower near a water tank in the HP Barr Reserve has incensed one Park Lane resident.
WANGARATTA West Primary School is holding its second annual WestFest Film Festival this week with students designing, organising and implementing the event on their own.
WODONGA engineer Steven Martin is expected to be officially endorsed as the Liberal candidate for Indi later this week.
WANGARATTA’S Christmas spirit was well and truly illuminated with the official lighting of the city’s seven metre tall Christmas tree last Thursday evening.
TRAVELLING has never been an issue for Wangaratta star Matt Grossman (pictured) and next year won’t be any different with the electric half back set to return to the Norm Minns Oval.
THE weather forecast isn’t great, however, Yarrawonga Mulwala will be hoping to get in just enough cricket to enable them to claim the three wickets needed for victory against Ovens Valley tomorrow.
STEVE Cunningham trained Doogans Rise is ready for Moonee Valley tonight.
NEW Wangaratta Rovers recruit Charlie Thompson still harbours ambitions to play AFL football and is hoping some time spent with the Hawks will help with that dream.
HE didn’t win, but being a top-three finalist for the best college punter award in division one American Football sits well with Wangaratta’s James Smith.
WANGARATTA Hardcourt continued their winning form with a convincing victory over Corowa Red on Saturday in section one of the North East Regional Tennis Association.
IT took Rovers United Bruck just 32 overs to dismiss Greta on Saturday at Greta.
SATURDAY was a record breaking day of run making for City Colts.
RETURNING state MP Tim McCurdy (MLA, Ovens Valley) remains hopeful he can still achieve some of his election commitments despite the overwhelming majority the ALP now holds in the Victorian parliament.
FORMER chief executive officer (CEO) of the Rural City of Wangaratta Justin Hanney has been appointed the CEO of the City of Melbourne, a job worth up to $450,000 per annum.
FIVE Wangaratta Football Club members were named ‘community heroes’ in Melbourne yesterday, 14 months after saving the life of local sporting legend Barry Grant.
MURRAY cod season reopens for recreational fishers tomorrow following the annual three-month breeding closure.
CAMPING tickets to the 2019 Mountain Cattlemen’s Get Together to be staged at Oxley will only be pre-sold and capped at 1600 in a move to deter a B&S ball type crowd.
THE Witherswood Angus Stud at Taminick confirmed its standing as one of the best in the state if not the nation after its Friday ‘female’ dispersal sale brought in more than $2 million.
STOCK agents are talking up this week’s Wangaratta spring weaner sale to be a unique opportunity for producers, dispelling doom and gloom suggestions of a lack of buyer confidence due to a dry winter in some areas.
THE great Aussie chicken parmigiana is now offering more than a good feed on a cold winter’s day, with $1 from every ‘parma’ sold from participating pubs and clubs going to drought stricken farmers.