FIVE YEARS AGO
Leeton men Paul Knowd, Ian Bull and Jeff Cottom will travel to the Philippines next month to construct $400 homes that will provide basic shelter for those without a roof over their head six months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines.
COUNCIL BACKS LAKE PLAN
Leeton Shire Council will support a bid by Narrandera council to further droughtproof production in the region by turning Lake Coolah into a permanent water storage.
JUNIOR CROW BACK AFTER BIG WAIT
Wearing number 43, former Junior Crow Kurt Aylett played his second game of AFL in 20 months when he made his debut for new club Essendon in its win over Brisbane last Saturday night at the Gabba.
TEN YEARS AGO
Police are investigating two separate matters at licensed establishments after the theft of a large amount of cash from the Yanco All-Servicemen's Club safe and an attempted armed robbery of the Hydro Tavern a week later.
LOTTO WINNER COMES FORWARD
The person who purchased a winning Lotto ticket in Leeton over the Easter long weekend has come forward and claimed their prize. The ticket was sold at Dowley's Pharmacy and worth more than $832,000.
CROWS NAMED IN REP SQUAD
Crows Paul Scoullar, Jarrod Gornall, Ben Dryburgh and Craig Townsend have been selected in the Riverina Football League's representative squad to take on Black Diamond League at Newcastle.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
Leeton High School held a "before school" meeting yesterday morning to discuss NSW Premier Bob Carr's threats to the Industrial Relations Commission's teachers' salaries case.
TRIO MAKE THEIR MARK
Leeton teenage trio Chris Borgese, Daniel Holt and Michael Thomas have made their impact felt for Riverina during the state under-18 country championships. Borgese and Holt both scored two tries in their 36-18 win over North Coast, while Thomas scored the opening try against Western Division.
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