Monday, 21 September 2020
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Out of timber

Out of timber

Fenning Timbers is the first of what could be a string of timber mills to run out of logs. “Logging contractors have nearly got nowhere to operate,” Fenning resources manager, Brian Donchi, said. “It’s an absolute mess and makes you wonder what the agenda is.” Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Peter Walsh, said there was enough timber available to ensure the mill would survive, but jobs were...
Barrier ‘safety’ debacle

Barrier ‘safety’ debacle

A highly uncomplimentary report by the Victorian Auditor General’s Office, tabled last Thursday regarding regional road safety barriers, has shown VicRoads approved offsets between one and three metres wide – the “absolute minimum offset” allowed. It’s not anything Billabong Road-house proprietor, Greg Ross, doesn’t know. Out the front of the iconic road-house there have been four accidents and...
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...

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