FIVE YEARS AGO
TR-ACTION ON PETERSHAM ROAD
Leeton’s most troublesome area – Petersham Road – will receive an upgrade to the tune of $1 million thanks to a subsidy loan from the state government.
DEADLY DRUG TO RIVAL HILLBILLY HEROIN ON WAY
Authorities have warned a dangerous legal drug is becoming common in Leeton. Health experts fear the emergence of the painkiller fentanyl among street users in the region could have a worse sting in the tail than Oxycontin.
LHS KIDS HEADED TO STATE
Shaylah Elwin, Anna Poulsen, Ben Keith, Ben Hardie, Madeline Warburton, Robert Rimmer, Montana Bell, Chris Santos, Luke Parker, Ethan Lord, Tom DePaoli and Jonte Schmetzer and Rhys Wilesmith have all qualified for the state high schools athletics carnival in Sydney.
TEN YEARS AGO
DOCS BUILD DELAY
Leeton will wait at least another six months for work to begin on a new Department of Community Services office. The office was to be completed by mid-2008, but is now not expected to be built until January 2009.
DEB OF DEBS NAMED
Last year’s Debutante of the Year, Gabrielle Poloniato, passed on the title and presented a sash to her successor, Amanda O’Connell at the Rotary Ball on Saturday. Around 300 guests attended.
GROUP 20, GROUP 9 OUT TO BATTLE
Yanco-Wamoon is set to host the first-ever club challenge between the premiers from Group 9 and 20 not only in first grade, but also in Oztag, under 18s and under 16s.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
WAR HERO RECOGNISED
Whitton war hero Private Richard Taylor has finally been recognised for his contribution to the First World War, more than 80 years after his name was left off a serviceman’s honour board.
GREENS WARY OF UNKNOWN TLU FACTOR
Leeton is expecting a much tougher contest at Lake Cargelligo to take on a somewhat revived TLU. A win could see the Greens move into equal second.