Tuesday, 14 July 2020
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Legend of the mountains

Legend of the mountains

Chasing a brumby at breakneck speed across the mountains, reciting the Man From Snowy River poem, spinning a yarn or playing polo for the Geebung Polo Club at Easter, Ken Connley, was larger than life, competitive and cheeky. Born in Omeo on March 30, 1946, Kenneth John Connley, ‘McKinnons’, Benambra, died last week, June 10, 2020. He was a household name locally and further afield after...
Hot spring in their step

Hot spring in their step

The Metung Hot Springs project has not been halted by coronaviurus restrictions. The team behind the hot springs have made the most of the time in lockdown and started work on cleaning up the site. Dead tree and weed removal kept locals Adrian and Rachel Bromage, along with their families, busy over the past few months. With more than 3000 trees being planted this month, and gates erected at...
Stop means STOP

Stop means STOP

Police are warning motorists in Paynesville to be mindful of obeying road traffic signs in the streets. The message comes as police are continuing to book motorists who are failing to come to a full stop at intersections bearing stop signs. Police have recently had a field day in Paynesville’s hotspots bolstering the state government’s coffers. The Advertiser observed police in action on King...
Omeo bounces back

Omeo bounces back

Tourists are starting to filter back into the High Country with COVID-19 restrictions slowly being lifted. Over the long weekend Omeo was inundated with people getting out for the first time in a long while. The Crazy Cow Café’ & Bakery reported, brisk trade for all three days of the Queens Birthday break. Proprietor, Kellie Hodson, told the Advertiser “it was insanely busy, a huge three...
Cafes making more coffees

Cafes making more coffees

In Bairnsdale, the coffee shops are once again being inundated with tourists, with the long weekend providing a precursor of the good times to come. Carolyn Guy, who runs the Paper Chase Café on Main Street, said Saturday was “a massive day for us”. “It’s absolutely picked up, it’s been amazing,” Mrs Guy said. “We have amazing local support and I have the backing of really good staff, so it’s...
WORLD upgrade

WORLD upgrade

In what is possibly the largest sporting project in East Gippsland, the $10.7 million redevelopment project at the WORLD sporting precinct has received a Federal Government grant. Announced oncourt by Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, last Friday, the Federal Government is chipping in $5.36 million for the upgrades, which will see more netball courts, a better surface and plenty of other...

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