110 years of local news
TO MARK the 110th anniversary of Chinchilla News, each week we take a look back at two editions from our history and delve into the major stories.
In the February 22, 2007, edition, the front page was dominated by one story: the record-smashing 2007 Chinchilla Melon Festival.
The event was the longest and largest festival in the 13-year history, with broadcasters from around the world in attendance.
“Chinchilla Shire Council Mayor Bill McCutcheon labelled the festival a ‘resounding success’,” the story reads.
Meanwhile, the December 18, 2008, front page shines a spotlight on two stories.
One is about the anticipation of the Chinchilla Race Club Christmas festivities.
The other summarises the tenacity of the Surat Basin in spite of the “economic gloom” of the time.
“Coal seam gas has emerged as the Surat Basin’s lynchpin,” the story begins.
Turn to pages 20 and 21 to read the stories in full, brought to you by Browns Floorcoverings.