RE­GIONAL NEWS IN BRIEF

Mansfield Courier - - News -

● Pri­son es­capee caught

A MAN who es­caped from the Beech­worth Pri­son was caught just 24 hours later by lo­cal po­lice. Luke Ilmer, 33, from Wan­tirna, went miss­ing at 7.30pm on Tues­day, Novem­ber 13. He was caught around lunch the fol­low­ing day.

● McCurdy pledges $5m

TIM McCurdy (MLA, Ovens Val­ley) has pledged $5 mil­lion to com­plete stage four of the Wan­garatta High School mas­ter­plan, which will fund a com­mu­nity sporting and youth sup­port hub – in­clud­ing dou­ble bas­ket­ball courts for the school and com­mu­nity to use.

● But no pledge from Sally

IN other bas­ket­ball news, Mans­field res­i­dents have had just one fund­ing prom­ise for their own dual court sta­dium, with cur­rent mem­ber for Eil­don, Cindy McLeish, pledg­ing $3.5 mil­lion if the Lib­eral Govern­ment is elected this week­end. La­bor can­di­date, Sally Bren­nan, has been very vo­cal in her sup­port for the project, but has not made a fund­ing prom­ise. In­de­pen­dent, Michelle Dun­scombe, has also high­lighted the im­por­tance of the project.

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