FIVE YEARS AGO
BINGE ON BEATS
Excitement is building in the lead up to Leeton’s first ever music festival, Bidgee Beats. Four piece rock outfit Kingswood will headline the festival at No. 1 Oval.
NEW HEAD FOR WHITTON PS
New Whitton Public School principal Jeremy Campbell has not just brought a breath of fresh air to the first weeks of term, but new ideas as well. Mr Campbell has been appointed to the position for 12 months after acting principal Gary Workman finished at the end of last year.
WORLD OF EXPERIENCE
Leeton's under 18s boys Junior State Cup touch team might've only taken 10 players but they returned from Port Macquarie with one win and a bag-load of experience.
TEN YEARS AGO
POOL'S FUTURE OPTIONS
The public has until late March to comment on a council paper that could close the Yanco swimming pool. Some options include upgrading the facility or closing it altogether.
BOWLS FOR A CAUSE
More than 50 people turned out to a barefoot bowls fundraiser for Leeton High School students as they work towards an exchange program in Japan.
OUR MATILDA WALTZES OFF
Joanne Peters has called time on her international career. The Leeton United junior’s last match in the Matildas strip was a 5-1 loss to Italy in a friendly, but regardless of the result Peters has left the game a winner.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
FIRE AT OLD IRRIGATOR OFFICE
Luck was on the side of The Irrigator yesterday when the verandah of the old office caught fire, just days after into a new office. Firefighters said it could have been smouldering for up to five days before it became large enough to be seen.
CARNIVAL A BONANZA
Leeton’s four motels, three hotels, two caravan parks and one bed and breakfast were reportedly booked out both nights of the weekend as up to 1500 athletes and 5000 visitors descended on the town for the NSW region 5 athletics carnival.
TOUCH FINALS TO GO
Wade Hotel has booked a spot in the A grade mixed touch grand final after downing defending premiers RSC Optus 6-3.
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