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10 years ago

The McIvor Times, Oc­to­ber 1, 2008 The in­ter­sec­tion at Heath­cote-Rochester Rd and BendigoMurchi­son Rd, Col­binab­bin, has been con­verted into a safer, stag­gered T-in­ter­sec­tion.

Baker An­thony Kemp helped Gaffney's Bak­ery take out mul­ti­ple awards in the bi-an­nual Great Aussie Meat Pie Com­pe­ti­tion last week. The bak­ery won prizes for all nine of its en­tries in the na­tional com­pe­ti­tion at the Mel­bourne Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre.

Heath­cote Golf Club cham­pion Kris Mueck has taken out the pres­ti­gious Drummond tro­phy.

25 years ago

The McIvor Times, Septem­ber 29, 1993 At her first at­tempt, Bar­bara Dunne, of Coster­field Park Cash- mere Stud, col­lected two firsts, a sec­ond and a third with her cash­mere goat fleeces at this years Royal Mel­bourne Show.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from six shires Pya­long, McIvor, Waranga, Goul­burn, Kyne­ton and Met­calfe at­tended a meet­ing at the Pya­long Re­cre­ation Hall to dis­cuss the is­sue of mu­nic­i­pal re­struc­ture last Thurs­day. The meet­ing was or­gan­ised by Pya­long Shire after an ear­lier meet­ing at the Heath­cote RSL Hall was marred by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of sev­eral coun­cils walk­ing out.

Daniel Barri from Frostys Betta Beef and Adrian Brown from McIvor Meats trav­elled to Mel­bourne three weeks ago to re­ceive ap­pren­tice butcher awards from the Wil­liam Angliss Col­lege. Adrian won the Dame Ja­cobena Angliss Me­mo­rial Award, plac­ing sec­ond in the state from 270 ap­pren­tices. Daniel re­ceived an En­cour­age­ment Award...

Odd Spot: Who was the Heath­cote ap­pren­tice butcher who tried to have a BBQ at the cor­ner of Wil­liamson Street and Pall Mall, Bendigo last Sun­day when his car caught fire? Cap­tured in the Bendigo Ad­ver­tiser on Mon­day, the car is shown sur­rounded by fire­fight­ers. Sources tell us the butcher didn’t have in­sur­ance or a chop in the boot to make the most of his mis­for­tune.

The first rally for the Heath­cote Trail Horse Rid­ers Club at the Heath­cote Show­grounds last Wednes­day was a huge suc­cess.

50 years ago

The McIvor Times, Oc­to­ber 1, 1968 Some dis­turb­ing fea­tures re­gard­ing the Coster­field “Reser­voir”, a small dam of wa­ter used by some res­i­dents in times of emer­gency, were re­ported to the Septem­ber meet­ing of the McIvor Coun­cil. Cr. R. J. Clous­ton, re­port­ing a burst pipe at the reser­voir and re­quest­ing that ac­tion be taken by coun­cil as a means of pre­serv­ing the sup­ply, said he had re­ceived com­plaints that lava­tory refuse had been thrown in the race…

The re­cent meet­ing held in Heath­cote by the Coun­try Party to protest against high land val­u­a­tions may have con­trib­uted to the gov­ern­ments de­ci­sion to abol­ish land tax on land used for pri­mary pro­duc­tion.

100 years ago

The McIvor Times & Rodney Ad­ver­tiser, Oc­to­ber 3, 1918 Snakes ga­lore! Whilst mus­ter­ing jum­bucks on their Glen­hope East prop­erty last week, Jack Ring Jr., spied a brown snake slith­er­ing un­der a stump. Upon dig­ging it out Jack was re­warded for his labors by get­ting about eleven feet of snake hus­band and wife, or per­haps only on their way to the par­son.

A meet­ing of Li­censed Vict­uallers will be held at Miss Far­ley's Union Ho­tel on Tues­day af­ter­noon next, 8th Oc­to­ber, at 3 pm, to ar­range mat­ters in con­nec­tion with the in­creased price of liquor.

What the Mail­man Lost: Dere jim, - Things ain't bean two goode here fer sum tyme gone. 'Fer with the blanky garu­v­ment talkin' about risin' the pryse of postin' lethers, and jawin' on the nes­sity of an ex­tra dooty on 'bacca, and the en­creased dooty of a bob a gallen on beer, the coun­trie is nuthin but wor­ried. Bekaus with such com­p­likashuns the brew­ers say they won't brew, and the pub­likuns kon­tend they'll have to put the beer up, which will be dam inkon­venint when a cove opens his peep­ers the mornin' after a wet day and fines his neck feelin' as parched as a Queens­land plain in drought time, and only a tray in his pocket, he'll wend 'is way with boughed head to the back tank in­wardly kursen all the gu­v­ment men borne and their muthers for al­lowen them to grow up to bekum a newsence to hu­man­ity … I 'ad a lether from me fa­ther larst weak, an' he sed me muther went into bendigo and bort a new baby. I reckon its pretty crook on pore ole dad … had mum bort a kow there wood 'ave bean sum sence in it, an' I ham sure dad wood 'ave bean more pleased … I sore a fun­nie thing down at the foot­ball match on Sat­ur­day. Wen the krowd was 'nickin' off fer a spot at 'arf tyme one bloke must have thort the match was over, fer wen he wus given a pass out he asked the gate­keep­her if it wood be good fer next Sat­ur­day … Ex­cuse the spelin' jim, as its a kow of a knibb in this pen … Yours till they make Ice in L. - HO­RACE.

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