FIVE YEARS AGO
PUSH FOR MINING
Leeton Shire will be part of a petroleum mining exploration should a licence be granted to Grainger Energy by the state government. Large parts of the Riverina, about 33,000 square kilometres, could form the exploration area.
VANDALS DEFACE CHURCH
Police have arrested a teenager following a theft and vandalism at St Joseph's Church last week.
A literally under-manned Leeton outfit lost its Hedditch Cup challenge to Hillston by six wickets. With only four players from the original selected squad of 14 in the final team, it was a hastily drawn-together nine-man outfit that made the trip.
TEN YEARS AGO
MURRAMI PLANT GROWS
Murrami’s Freedom Foods plant is set to become the national distribution centre for many of its parent company’s products.
PUBLIC DIVIDED OVER CLUB PLAN
Council has been hit with a tidal wave of public opinion on the controversial Leeton Soldiers Club redevelopment proposal, which includes villa style units and a 40-room motel between the Soldiers and golf club.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
CAR PARK ABUSE
Council is appealing to Leeton residents to refrain from parking illegally after numerous complaints have been received regarding the misuse of disabled parking spaces.
BRIDGE WORK FINALLY OVER
After five months of delays, RTA contractors have finally downed tools and the new Euroley Bridge is complete. It will be another eight to 12 weeks before the approaches are finished.
BILL’S RECORD STACKS UP
Consistency has been the name of the game for Bill Trembath. With about two months to go at Gordon Paceway, his record of six wins, including a three-year-old championship victory, and twice as many placings, stacks up against all challengers.
PUTT WINS THE GAME
Yanco social golfer Harry Soley won the A grade stableford by one on the weekend.
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