FIVE YEARS AGO
SOLDIERS EYEING REVENUE REVAMP
THE Leeton Soldiers Club has submitted a development application for alterations and additions to the facility that are expected to cost $68,000. The DA passed through council is for the upgrade of the club’s smoking area to bring it into line with legislation.
SPEED CUSHIONS ON THE WAY
Leeton Shire Council will soon start work to install “speed cushions” in the vicinity of the Leeton Early Learning Centre
SQUASH CHAMPS CROWNED
Good crowds were treated to some great squash at the finals of the women’s and men’s championships. Natasha Sypott (nee Dunn) defeated defending champion Chris McKay to take out the women’s title, while Nick Naimo won the men’s championship when he defeated defending champion and four-time winner Jacob Harrison.
TEN YEARS AGO
FRUIT TREES GET THE CHOP
People with unwanted or untended fruit trees can have them removed for free in a bid to prevent fruit fly outbreaks. The NSW DPI is offering the service to minimise the risk of further outbreaks in the region as it battles to overcome the current threat.
CASH BOOST FOR SHIRE
Leeton is set to benefit from a near $500,000 grant as part of the Federal Government’s $300 million economic stimulus package.
BATCHELOR MAKES REP SIDE
Alex Batchelor has been rewarded with a spot in the Riverina team for the Bradman Cup after he helped Murrumbidgee to victory in the Colston/Scammell Shield.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
LIGHTS DELAY UPSETS
After many years of lobbying, Leeton still has not been included in the trial of the flashing school zone lights, frustrating Leeton Road Safety Group chairman and shire councillor Paul Maytom.
CENTRE OF TOWN AWASH
The Myrtle Street and Chelmsford Place intersection looked like a bomb had hit it on Tuesday when a break in a water main caused council to excavate the road to find the problem.
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