FIVE YEARS AGO
RATES BUMP ON HORIZON
Leeton shire residents will be hit with a slight increase to rates and charges in the next financial year. For a residential property with land valued at $51,000 owners can expect to pay $807.47 for ordinary rates compared to $783.56 last financial year.
SPECTACULAR GIG FOR SCHOOL
Parkview Public School's choir has been selected to take part in this year's Schools Spectacular event in Sydney for the first time.
CROWS CRASH IN THIRD-TERM BURST
A gallant Crows unable to put four strong quarters together at home on Sunday, going down to Wagga by 30 points. The home side put in a good fight, but five goals in seven minutes to the Tigers in the third quarter pulled the game out of reach.
TEN YEARS AGO
LEETON MAKES FRIENDLY LIST
The Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) has officially declared Leeton an RV Friendly Town. In order to qualify for the scheme, Leeton had to successfully meet the needs of mobile travellers and satisfy stringent criteria.
SWINE FLU HITS REGION
The MIA has its first confirmed case of human swine flu influenza, with a Narrandera girl who attended a child care centre in the town diagnosed last Thursday. As a result of the positive test result, all children and staff were quarantined.
HAWKS FINALLY BEAT CROSS-TOWN RIVALS
After 40 minutes of domination at Yanco Sportsground, Leeton went to sleep in the second half, while Yanco-Wamoon, which had struggled with the speed of the Greens outfit, came alive in the second 40 minutes to run out 32-28 winners on Sunday.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
WAIT ON STRIKE ACTION
A wait and see approach is now the angle Leeton teachers wish to take with regard to the teachers wage case. Leeton/Yanco Teacher Association president Alan Draper said while further strike action may be a possibility, he is confident the Industrial Relations Commission will hand down their decision on the case shortly.
GREENS DOWNED BY YENDA
Answering every challenge the Greens dished out, Yenda were one step ahead in their 40-30 win on Sunday. Rather than a tight up-front game, it proved symbolic of the proficient scoring capabilities that both Yenda and Leeton possess.
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