110 years of lo­cal news

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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.

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