Kyabram Free Press
Life of service
The Berrigan Shire Council recently toasted one of its workers, Alan Lawrence — and so it should have.
He has just retired after 48 years’ service to the shire.
He joined the shire as a 17-year-old in 1973 as a general labourer and progressed to tractor driver, slashing roads and also maintaining the Tocumwal aerodrome.
He also fitted in serving as a shire ranger, describing removing dogs from the Tocumwal Market as a nightmare because of angry owners.
But his willingness to always do a bit extra for the shire outside his working hours made him popular with both councillors and (most) ratepayers.