Vale Ron Miles OAM

LARGER than life for most of his years, well-known New Norfolk sportsman and ex-serviceman Ron Miles has died this week, aged 95. A resident of Corumbene Nursing Home for the last few years, Ron passed away on September 17. He is survived by his wife June and their children Kym

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Queen’s honours for two locals

Ken O’Brien, centre, with his late sister’smedal, surrounded by three of her children. THE Derwent Valley’s first female local government councillor was honoured by Tasmania’s first female governor late last week. On Friday evening Her Excellency Professor Kate Warner presented a posthumous Medal of the Order of Australia for Dorothy

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A minute’s silence for “Whip”

A MINUTE’S silence for the late Gordon “Whip” Collins was observed at the monthly meeting of the Derwent Valley Council on Thursday night. Mr Collins, who died last week after a short illness, was well regarded in the local community, particularly in sporting circles. More recently, Mr Collins was a

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Conspicuous service recognised

TWO Derwent Valley men were awarded Conspicuous Service Medals in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last week. Long-serving Australian Defence Force members Mark Wilson and Jason Jarvis were recognised for their meritorious service to the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army respectively. Warrant Officer Jason Jarvis is the son of Graeme and

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Remembering Dorothy Robinson OAM

The late Dorothy Robinson. THE Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2015 has been described by some as being rather “top heavy” with politicians and councillors, but as always the list includes some quiet achievers who are deserving of the recognition accorded by the Order of Australia. Dorothy Robinson was one

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Farewell Charlie Cawthorn

THE life of former New Norfolk businessman Charlie Cawthorn was celebrated at a largely attended funeral service at St Matthew’s Anglican Church today. Born in 1923, Mr Cawthorn died at New Norfolk last Friday after a lifetime of service to the Derwent Valley community. In addition to running his business

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State honour for Hayden

FORMER New Norfolk District Football Club premiership player Jordan Hayden (pictured) has been named captain of the state Under-18 football team for 2015. “Jordan is continuing to grow into a leadership role and is a player and person that the other players in the squad look to for leadership and

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Remembering Leigh Martin

Leigh Douglas MartinJuly 25, 1952 – February 21, 2015 MORE than 400 people paid tribute to former New Norfolk newsagent Leigh Martin, filling St Matthew’s Anglican Church to overflowing for his funeral last Friday. All sectors of the Derwent Valley community were represented, including business, civic and sporting, as well

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Contributors to our community

Derwent Valley Councillors Barry Lathey, left, and JamesGraham, right, presented a community contribution certificateto Gwen Spinks of Maydena. (Picture supplied).  IN addition to the major awards presented at the Derwent Valley Australia Day celebrations last month, community contribution certificates were presented to a number of groups and individuals. Gwen Spinks:

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Farewell Charlie Gilbert

THE life of the Derwent Valley’s best known Salvation Army man will be commemorated at the funeral of Charles Henry Gilbert later this week. Always a familiar site with his collecting tin in High St and at the football, Charlie Gilbert died on Saturday, aged 86, after a lifetime of

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Kerryn Bone – Citizen of the Year

Kerryn Bone. VOLUNTEER ambulance officer Kerryn Bone is the Derwent Valley Council’s Citizen of the Year for 2015. The award was announced on Monday by deputy mayor Ben Shaw at the local Australia Day celebration at Tynwald Park. Councillor Shaw said it was impossible to measure Kerryn’s contribution to the

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