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Police officer's life celebrated

The life of Shepparton police Acting Sergeant Gavin Sproule will be celebrated at a funeral service in Mooroopna on Monday.. Acting Sgt Sproule was killed when his car and another vehicle collided at the intersection of Verney Rd and Nightingale Way

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 24 2018
News

Treasurer not yet aboard

State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed’s offer to take Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas on a train on the Shepparton line train has not been accepted yet.. In the lead-up to this year’s Victorian budget, Ms Sheed called on Mr Pallas to

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 24 2018
Sport

Reinsman dies

A promising young reinsman lost his life driving home from Thursday’s Shepparton harness racing meeting.. Nic Dewer, 18, was involved in a single vehicle car accident on the Muttama Rd at Muttama near Cootamundra about 12.15am on Friday.. His

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 24 2018
News

Road sting busts drivers

Shepparton police scanned more than 3000 cars with automated number plate recognition technology in a three-hour period on Tuesday.. Police said 56 cars were flagged, with nine unregistered vehicles, two unlicensed drivers and one drug driver

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 23 2018
News

Pickers hut burned

A non-suspicious house fire in Shepparton East took Country Fire Authority brigades more than 30 minutes to bring under control.. Eight units were called to Hosie Rd, Shepparton East, at about 9.30am yesterday with a fruit pickers hut fully evolved

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 23 2018
News

Time US ‘acts on gun control’

Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum has weighed in on the recent shooting of 17 people at a Florida high school, saying the United States must start somewhere on gun control.. More than 20 years ago under the leadership of former prime minister

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 23 2018
Sport

Damaged wicket is an absolute pitch

Northerners Cricket Club has been left frustrated and disappointed after vandals tore up its cricket pitch on Tuesday night.. Club members on Wednesday morning attended the oval to find tyre marks and grass torn up across the wicket

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 22 2018
News

Campaigning for opt-out

Renowned organ donation campaigner Alan Turner has slammed the Federal Government, following latest figures the Organ and Tissue Authority released.. Mr Turner described the figures as atrocious and said the campaigns the government implemented had

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 22 2018
Lifestyle

Tomato off scales

Don Ducksbury has been growing tomatoes for close to six years, but his most recent discovery may be his biggest and best yet.. This week, the Shepparton resident pulled an 800g tomato off a vine in his backyard.. ‘‘I never even knew it

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 21 2018
Lifestyle

Hot diggity dog

At Murchison, good news comes in twos.. Close to three years ago, Gerard ‘‘Whip’’ Dwyer woke up one Sunday and found his two dogs stolen from the back of his property in Murchison.. At first, he thought his mates were playing

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 21 2018
News

Plea for house funding

State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed will meet Victoria’s Families and Children Minister Jenny Mikakos, following a pitch for funding by community house managers across the Greater Shepparton region.. Last week, Community House managers

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 06 2018
News

Vehicle rolls, four taken to hospital

Four people were taken to Goulburn Valley Health in Shepparton following a single-vehicle rollover at Ardmona yesterday morning.. An Ambulance Victoria spokesperson said a woman, aged in her 20s, was transported in a serious condition with head

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 06 2018
News

Finding station site a hurdle

Shepparton politicians and Country Fire Authority chiefs are set to meet Emergency Services Minister James Merlino this month to flesh out problems surrounding progress on a new fire station.. The CFA has been looking to build a new station in

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 05 2018
News

On campaign trail

While legal in New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom, Canada and throughout Europe, it is currently illegal in Australia to purchase or even possess nicotine vapes.. But a campaign is calling on Damian Drum and Suzanna Sheed to ‘‘do

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 03 2018
News

Solid result for cold case

The murder of a Shepparton teenager in 1983 rocked the community.. Michelle Buckingham, 16, went missing in October, 1983, and was found two weeks later, stabbed to death on the side of a Kialla East road.. Her murder went unsolved for almost 30

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 03 2018
News

Assailant hijacks car and threatens and robs passengers

A man, in his 30s, wearing a dark-coloured T-shirt is on the loose following reports of an armed robbery in Shepparton this week.. Detectives have been told a woman was getting into her vehicle, along with two male passengers, about 5.15pm on

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 02 2018
News

Concrete jobs boost

A $60 million concrete manufacturing facility set to be built in Benalla will create 400 jobs and provide a boost to the economy.. Yesterday, Victorian Roads Minister Luke Donnellan and State Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 02 2018
News

Thieves target cycling club premises

Shepparton Cycling Club was broken into this week, with Tuesday night’s training inconvenienced as a result of the thieves.. ‘‘They stole a whole lot of tools — spanners and Allen keys — that we use for bike

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 02 2018
News

Still room for improvement

Shepparton police were satisfied with driving behaviour during the Australia Day long weekend, with less than 50 offences detected.. But Shepparton Highway Patrol Sergeant Janne Kennedy said there was always room for improvement.. ‘‘We

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 01 2018
News

Four youths arrested

Four youths were arrested on Tuesday in relation to crime sprees in Shepparton and Wunghnu at the weekend.. Homes were allegedly broken into and cars were stolen across the two towns, with detectives from Shepparton and Cobram police’s

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Hayden Thomson
Feb 01 2018
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