Bridge work chaos

Benalla Ensign - - News -

Havoc is be­ing cre­ated on Bridge St with the present con­struc­tion work be­ing per­formed on the Bro­ken River Bridge.

The work be­ing un­der­taken by VicRoads is re­sult­ing in traf­fic bank­ing up both sides of the bridge with one lane be­ing closed at a time.

Fa­ther Ray ‘‘Brock’’ McInnes blesses trucks

Win­ton Mo­tor Race­way has de­cided to fol­low the tra­di­tion of the Ade­laide Grand Prix and all ma­jor mo­tor races in the US, by hav­ing the track, ve­hi­cles, com­peti­tors and or­gan­is­ers blessed.

The hon­our fell on Archdea­con Ray McInnes, rec­tor of Be­nalla’s Angli­can Holy Trin­ity Church, who on Fri­day con­ducted the cer­e­mony to mark Win­ton’s in­au­gu­ral Truck Su­per Prix, which was seen by some 5000 spec­ta­tors.

Af­ter the cer­e­mony, Fa­ther Ray was driven at speeds up to 160 km/h around the track by cham­pion truck driver Paul Free- stone, the pres­i­dent of the Aus­tralian Na­tional Truck Rac­ing Or­gan­i­sa­tion.

●●●●●Also in the news on Novem­ber 18, 1992:

Win­ton, War­ren­bayne Gooram­bat and Devenish Pri­mary schools fight for sur­vival.

The Be­nalla En­sign placed sec­ond in the John and James Cook awards for lay­out, print­ing and ty­pog­ra­phy.

A pre­view of the 1992 Fes­ti­val was pub­lished.

Stu­dents from Be­nalla Sec­ondary Col­lege vis­ited the Molyul­lah Fal­low Deer farm and got to try wild veni­son. Legacy raised $845 for lo­cal war wid­ows. Al­li­son Lee, 18, won a Mavis Wynne schol­ar­ship to the pres­ti­gious Aus­tralian De­fence Force Academy in Can­berra. The Gooram­bat Foot­ball Club ap­pointed Brad Dunn, Mark Bul­lock and Steven Reeves to be its new coach­ing board. Be­nalla Rose

Above: Cars queue along Bridge St. Right: Fa­ther Ray McInnes.

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