FIVE YEARS AGO
TRAIL LEADS TO LEETON
A woman was arrested in Leeton on Tuesday as part of investigations into a spate of armed robberies in Sydney's west.
CLUB BACK IN THE BLACK
Leeton Soldiers Club is continuing to turn its financial situation from dire to stable. At the end of the third quarter for the current financial year the club was in the black by about $58,000, compared to last year's loss of $360,000.
CAFFREY TAKES TITLE
Greg Caffrey is the new Leeton Soldiers Club singles champion after he took out an absorbing final 31 shots to 25 from a gallant Peter Clancy.
TEN YEARS AGO
FREEMASONS LAY STONE
The new Royal Freemasons' Benevolent Institution aged care facility had its foundation stone officially laid on Friday. The stone was set during a ceremony by the Freemasons and is now officially known as the Alf Herrmann Lodge.
LEETON UNAFFECTED BY SWINE FLU BAN
A group of Leeton High School students won't be banned from attending school this week, despite returning from Japan recently, which has had numerous reported cases of the swine flu.
SOS FOR SOTY AWARDS
The Sportsperson of the Year awards could be put into recess after not being able to find a president for 2009 and trying twice to hold an annual general meeting.
HAWKS ANNIHILATE PREMIERS
The Tigers' premiership defence may be in tatters after Yanco-Wamoon notched up a demoralising 57-22 victory at Yanco Sportsground.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
PATIENCE OVER PEDESTRIAN BARRICADE
The Whitton railway pedestrian crossing has been barricaded to prevent residents using it to access the town centre. The move has led to a petition, signed by most residents, opposing it.
POP'S PARTY FOR 100 YEARS
Well-known figure in the Leeton-Yanco area, John Reuben "Pop" Lewis, will turn 100 tomorrow. He celebrated his milestone with family, including grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and friends with a lunch on Saturday.
COACH'S FORWARD FAITH
Leeton Phantoms coach Mike McLeod is convinced that a semi-final berth is within the realms of possibility after lauding his forward pack as equal to that of any in the McMullen Cup.
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