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Valley’s sporting hall of fame kicks off this Sunday

LOCAL sportsmen and women who have participated at the top level of their field will be recognised at The Valley Sports Bar in New Norfolk this Sunday, June 11. Playing jumpers from those to be honoured have been professionally framed with details of their sporting achievements included. This includes VFL/AFL

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In the News: Steve cooks up an Achiever Award

MOLESWORTH’S Steve Foley thought he was volunteering as a driver with the Salvation Army five years ago but ended up being one of their leading cooks. For his great work in this area, he has been named this month’s recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award. Despite the early

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New milestones for two Eagle veterans

TWO highly respected members of the New Norfolk District Football Club’s senior team celebrated milestone games last weekend, with Josh Clifford playing his 250th senior game and Jordan Banks-Smith playing his 100th. “Josh played his first senior game in 2007 and has now accumulated 250 senior and 13 reserve games

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Now it’s president Mick

RESPECTED Lions Club of New Norfolk member Mick Kievit will take the reins of the busy service club from the start of the new financial year. The club generally holds elections in March and the incoming board operates from July 1. For the 2023-24 year, Mr Kievit will take on

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In the News: Achiever Award for Janet and Richard

RICHARD and Janet Onn have been key contributors to the community since arriving as the new owners of the then BP New Norfolk service station in 1976. In recognition of their decades of service, they have been named this month’s recipients of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award. Janet quickly

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Old scholar back at St Brigid’s

IT did not take long for the newest teacher assistant to settle in at St Brigid’s Catholic School last term. Employed on an AFL Sports Ready traineeship, Aidan Featherstone is an old scholar who has returned to the school in his quest to become a teacher. Aidan, 18, attended the

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Community development at the double

THE Derwent Valley Council’s two new community development officers have hit the ground running in an effort to make the most of their 12-month appointments. Danielle Walker and Katrina Cullen have been with the council since January, temporarily filling the shoes of Bec Tudor, who is on leave. Katrina and

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Farewell Greg Batchelor

A FUNERAL celebrating the life of Greg Batchelor will be held at St Peter’s Catholic Church in New Norfolk at 11am tomorrow (Friday, March 31). Mr Batchelor died on March 24, aged 77. A returned serviceman, he was the town’s Anzac Day parade marshal for many years. In a tribute,

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In the News: Community Achiever Josh

HUNDREDS young cricketers and footballers have benefited from the encouraging words and supportive practices of coach Josh Walsh, who is this month’s recipient of the Derwent Valley Community Achiever Award. So too have the students of New Norfolk Primary School, where he works while studying to become a teacher. Soon

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Public holiday surprise in High St

PEOPLE in the New Norfolk town centre had a treat this morning when local horse owner Lex Clark and his daughter-in-law Kirsty Bartlett-Clark went for a public holiday drive in their one-horsepower family buggy, with 12-year-old Shire horse Max providing the power. The trio attracted plenty of attention as they

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Farewell to ‘Jimmy’ of The Roost

RETIRED New Norfolk businessman Dimitrios Samaras has died in his 80th year, following a long illness. Mr Samaras – known to everyone as Jimmy – was well known as the former owner of the town’s most popular chicken shop, The Roost. The family operated the High St institution for 35

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