FIVE YEARS AGO
FLAMING DASH FOR FIRIES
Leeton Fire and Rescue NSW crews joined forced with the Rural Fire Service volunteers to tackle a blaze near Racecourse Road and Golf Course Estate. It was brought under control by evening before embers sparked spot fires during the night.
SHOWGIRL TACKLES ZONE
Reigning Leeton Showgirl Louise Walsh will compete at this weekend’s zone final in Griffith as part of the Showgirl competition.
TRAIL RIDERS FORM GROUP
A new riding group has been established for riders in the Leeton area. The Eastern Riverina Trail Riding Group, taking in Leeton, Narrandera, Wagga and surrounding districts, is affiliated with Australian Trail Horse Riding Association.
TEN YEARS AGO
LONG LINE TO HELP VICTIMS
A coin line stretching more than 300 metres was set up at Leeton Public School on Friday to support the victims of the Victorian bushfires. The line included the letters "LPS VIC" and raised a staggering $2544 for the appeal.
POLICE CALLED TO SCHOOL
An altercation that broke out at Leeton High School on Friday resulted in one student being taken to Leeton District Hospital to receive treatment.
DAY DOMINATES WITH TON
The top-of-the-table clash between Yanco Hotel and the Colts turned into a Valentine’s Day massacre as Mick Day blasted a century. The Stags all-rounder plundered 153 unbeaten runs from 142 balls, smashing 14 fours and four sixes to score the bulk of his side’s 258.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
GOOD NEWS ABOUT DROUGHT
Drought figures for February show that just under 50 per cent of the state is currently in drought, making it the best result in nearly two years.
FATIGUE A BIG FACTOR IN CRASHES
Leeton police sergeant Phil Gray said rather than speeding and alcohol, he believes fatigue is the major issue on our roads, with poor concentration believed to be the main factor behind two serious accidents last week.
Love looking back?