The way we were
10 years ago
The McIvor Times, February
13, 2008 With little over two months before the Seymour District Junior Football and Netball League season starts, Heathcote Junior Football and Netball Club has been thrown into upheaval over proposed age-group changes.
Heathcote police are investigating the burglary and theft of riding equipment from the Heathcote Pony Club premises.
Mystery surrounds the identity of the winner of Heathcote Rodeo Committee's major raffle … Committee member Buba Ribbons said the writing on the winning ticket was illegible. The McIvor Times, February
10, 1993 Two men were arrested at gun point by the Police Drug Squad in front of the National Bank Heathcote last Wednesday. The arrest startled onlookers, with reports of several locals learning very quickly how to walk backwards!
Heathcote ambulance station is just getting back to normal after lightning struck the radio mast on its roof last Monday week, at the height of the electrical storm. The radio, phones, diverter and portable phone were all knocked out and damaged in the strike. No one was in the station at the time … Also damaged was a heart monitor, the television aerial and TV set, video and washing machine; the lightning also arched out the hot water service.
A full scale Displan mobilization was averted by the quick thinking of the local sergeant of police last Sunday after a fuel tanker and car collided. The truck had collided with a motor vehicle, which had slowed down to turn left onto the Old Bendigo Road off the McIvor Highway … the tanker was empty…
Smoking in the McIvor Shire offices is not a problem according to the council, contrary to an article in The McIvor Times two weeks ago.
Once again the McIvor Shire Citizen of the Year Award has gone to a tireless worker for many organizations in the community. Peg (“Yes, my name is really Margaret, but no one calls me that”), was a popular choice and many family members, friends and acquaintances were present last Monday week at the Australia Day celebrations to hear her accept the honour. The McIvor Times, February
13, 1968 The Superintendent of the Methodist Home Mission Station, the Rev S J Waite, BA, made his first official visit to Heathcote last Sunday since his appointment to the position … The main purpose of his visit was to discuss the arrangements for the organization of the Methodist Church from early March, when the Heathcote Circuit will be combined with the Elmore Methodist Church.
Despite the absence of many players at the annual meeting of the Heathcote Football Club held last Friday night, it was again decided to reform. A move by a breakaway section, who wanted to affiliate with the Golden City League if the numbers of the HDFL deteriorated, failed.
The McIvor Times & Rodney Advertiser, February 14, 1918 Before the commencement of the business at the Heathcote police court on Tuesday morning, the police magistrate, Mr D Berriman, welcomed Mr W Campbell, a newly appointed JP, to a seat on the Bench … Mr Campbell had been appointed a justice of the peace by virtue of his position as shire president … Constable Lepage spoke on behalf of the police, and accorded Mr Campbell a welcome, who he thought would make a capable justice. Mr F Morris, clerk of courts, also made a few remarks, and said he was pleased to notice that young men were being given an opportunity of taking an active part in public life. Mr Campbell, in returning thanks said he would endeavour to do his duty without fear or favour.
St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated at Heathcote on Wednesday, 20th March, when a sports carnival will be held in the show yards.
Tuesday, 12th February: Before Mr D Berriman, PM; and Mr W Campbell, JP. Sheep Dipping Prosecutions. Alfred William Curlewis v James Patrick and John Charles Hyland, charged that on the 29th November they failed to comply with section 4 of the Sheep Dipping Act ... The PM imposed a fine of £2 against James Patrick, not a heavy one, but one that should prevent these kind of breaches in the future. Costs amounting to 17/6 were also allowed. The case against John Charles Hyland was withdrawn...