PETER Whitehouse of Gayndah enjoys bike riding to keep fit. Recently Peter rode in the Ride for Burns from Sydney to Brisbane raising funds for the burns units in both capitals. He has chopped at Dallarnil for abound 20 years. Peter is presently busy on the farm renovating the family home.
ARTHUR Dingle just released a book on his life entitled Never Say Never. The Mt Perry axeman started in the sport when only 16 years of age. Arthur was trying to talk Peter into joining his woodchop team at this year’s Royal Perth Show being held the last week of September. Arthur has travelled over each year for the past 25 to run the event.
BRIAN Wagner who now resides at Proston was on babysitting duties at the Dallarnil Sports. Two-year-old daughter, Emmerson is having a much needed nap after participating in the pony club and athletics events. He presently has a back injury so is taking some time off from woodchopping. Tree felling is where he has made his mark and was second and third at the past two Sydney Royal Shows.
DANNY Staib a world champion and third generation axeman calls Coalstoun Lakes home. He has competed at the Dallarnil Sports carnival for many years. Two-year-old son Lawson is keen to follow in his dad’s footsteps and has his own little axe to practice with on the used blocks. During the week, Danny swaps his axe to operate heavy machinery around the Burnett.