FIVE YEARS AGO
Two residents have been charged after not one, but two stabbings in Leeton this week. The first occurred just before 4pm on Tuesday, during an altercation between two men in Montana Place in Wattle Hill.
OAM FOR DEVOTED DOCTOR
Much-loved retired Leeton doctor Bob Byrne, 77, has be recognised as a recipient of a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to the medical and broader community. Dr Byrne started his Riverina work in Griffith in 1967, before moving to Coleambally and then Leeton.
STRONG RESERVES MAINTAIN STREAK
Despite missing most of its regular A grade side, Leeton-Whitton maintained its unbeaten run in the Riverina. The state championships and long weekend meant most of the young A grade players were absent as the Crows defeated Wagga 43-39 in a game that was tight throughout.
TEN YEARS AGO
Leeton Public School and St Joseph's Primary School had three million reasons to smile last week. Both of the schools learned they would be receiving $3 million each under round two of the Federal Government's Building the Education Revolution funding program.
TWO BLUES' 204-POINT TURNAROUND
Barellan bounced back from a 100-point loss with a 104-point drubbing of Hillston at Barellan Sportsground on Saturday.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
TECH BOOST FOR STATION
Messy fingerprinting is now a thing of the past for Leeton police after the station received a new live scan automated fingerprint machine recently
GONE IN 60 SECONDS
Bart Challacombe's smart penalty tap in the final minute and subsequent try sealed the Phantoms a meritorious 25-24 win over the Wagga Waratahs at Murrumbidgee College on Saturday.
DECISION PUT TO TEST
There has been a mixed response from Leeton teachers over the decision handed down by the Industrial Relations Commission granting teachers a 12 per cent wage increase. The increase falls dramatically short of the 25 per cent increase hoped for by NSW teachers.
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