Gatton Star : 2020-06-24

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NEWS 06 WEDNESDAY JUNE 24 2020 GATTONSTAR.COM.AU Memories shared in the paper SOMERSET Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann has expressed his sorrow at the loss of the recounting his fond memories of the paper. “The news that the print newspaper would soon be a thing of the past was really sad,” he said.“myself and like many people in my generation, the printed newspaper was something we always looked forward to collecting and reading each week.” Being an avid and active figure in the community, Mr Lehmann has had many appearance­s in the paper, not just in his role as a councillor. “Going back over the years, there were a many a time I had my speedcar racing days covered, my girls were featured in the pages for their days when they played tennis and the many social events that we attended as a family over the years were captured,” he said. “It’s sad knowing we will no longer be able to cut out these clips and display them in scrap books and pass them on to the grandkids.” He said his wife Judy was always quick to chase a down if it didn’t arrive at the front gate each week. “There was an immense sense of pride from seeing a picture in the paper of family, friends or people you know in the community doing great things,” he said. He acknowledg­ed the impacts the loss of the physical paper would have on many. “The change from print to digital is going to affect a lot of people, particular­ly the older generation who relied heavily on the printed paper for their news and classified­s,” he said. Gatton Star, Gatton Star YOUNG WINNERS: The Gatton Hawks 1989 premiershi­p-winning team after defeating All Whites 30-18 to claim the Toowoomba Rugby League title. Picture: File Hawks teams claim grand final double DOMINIC ELSOME wings” for four years, the Hawks stormed to claim the wins, their first in the Toowoomba Rugby League carnival after joining it from the Ipswich competitio­n. The A-grade team defeated All Whites 30-18 after playing what the then coach Graham Pamenter described as “no-panic” football. “The boys did everything I asked of them and played good controlled basic football,” he said at the time. “One couldn’t have asked any more of them.” Young second rower Jason Cook, a future deputy mayor, was named player of the match. The reserve grade team set up the club’s chance at a double by defeating Newtown 16-8 in their match earlier in the day. It was big comeback for the reserve Hawks, who trailed Newtown 8-0 at halftime. IT WAS a fairytale moment for the Gatton Hawks on September 17, 1989 when the senior A grade and reserves team claimed double premiershi­ps. After - Somerset Regional Council mayor Graeme Lehmann SEE MORE, MUCH MORE “waiting in the Read Somerset mayor Graeme Lehmann’s full piece online Need a Shed? DEEPEST THANKS TO MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF THE GATTON STAR GET with Marita Fitzgerald FLU & WHOOPING COUGH VACCINES and CONCRETING I appreciate all the help and support Bruce and Carol have given me and my business over the years and feel like they are part of my extended family. WHEN QUALITY AND EXPERIENCE MATTERS, CALL US! Industrial & Domestic Sheds All Aspects of Concreting Patios & Carports John Andrew 0407 651 701 0433 546 081 E: keehnonshe­ QBCC 883253 I’m extremely sad that the paper is finishing it will be much missed in the community. You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local and that’s kind of the same thing. – Cheerio Annual vaccinatio­n is considered the most effective protection against the flu by the World Health Organisati­on. Come in store to have your annual flu shot administer­ed by our accredited pharmacist­s. No prescripti­on required. Lockyer Valley Pharmacy provides the whooping cough vaccinatio­n health service to adults. It’s a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children (and adults) against the disease. All the Staff at Lockyer Valley Waste Management Contact us for more info Contact Lockyer Valley Pharmacy 5411 4550 your local BLOKES 07 5462 3333 Ph. admin@lockyerwas­ | www.lockyerwas­ Cnr William & Spencer St Gatton Think Local. Buy Local. Support Local. I.S.O. 9001 I.S.O. 9002 I.S.O. 14001 N.H.V.S. 7152612ao 6975899aa TGSE01Z01M­A - V1

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