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10 years ago The McIvor Times, Novem­ber 26, 2008

Redes­dale-Mia Mia Pri­mary School stu­dents laid the first pavers for their path on Thurs­day. With district sculp­tor An­ton Hasell’s help, the stu­dents have mixed con­crete to make more than 250 pavers. They dec­o­rated these with smaller mo­saic tiles. The path even­tu­ally ends at a time cap­sule filled with mem­ory boxes.

Pies and cakes were stolen from Toob­o­rac Gen­eral Store last Wed­nes­day.

Toob­o­rac Pri­mary School has gone hi-tech. The school has re­ceived 12 lap­tops and two in­ter­ac­tive white­boards.

There was cause for a cel­e­bra­tory splash at Toob­o­rac fire sta­tion last week. The brigade has re­ceived a new 10,000-litre wa­ter tank thanks to the Sid­ney Myer Foun­da­tion

Six stu­dents from Pya­long, Axedale and Redes­dale-Mia Mia pri­mary schools were among 1000 lucky re­cip­i­ents of bikes in the State Gov­ern­ment’s Ride2S­chool give­away.

25 years ago The McIvor Times, Novem­ber 24, 1993

Twelve lo­cal peo­ple are gain­ing or im­prov­ing their busi­ness skills at a 10-week course be­ing run in town by lo­cal or­gan­is­ers. This is the first time Heathcote has been awarded a DEET con­tract to run cour­ses…

A fund­ing ap­pli­ca­tion for a tele­cen­tre for Heathcote is not far away, fol­low­ing this week’s meet­ing of a com­mu­nity steer­ing com­mit­tee.

Cricket: The se­nior Heathcote team had no trou­ble de­feat­ing Sedg­wick at the Bar­rack Re­serve oval last week­end, the un­doubted high­light be­ing the bat­ting dis­play by Fran­cis Hill and Harold Lush. These two mas­ter bats­men put on 152 runs for the first wicket, cap­ping off a great day for the club. For what is be­lieved to be the first time ever, all four Heathcote sides emerged vic­to­ri­ous from their en­coun­ters and giv­ing se­lec­tors a pow­er­ful in­di­ca­tor that the “youth” pol­icy em­ployed by the club is start­ing to pay div­i­dends.

50 years ago The McIvor Times, Novem­ber 26, 1968

A large crowd of lo­cal peo­ple con­gre­gated at the Heathcote Rail­way Sta­tion on Sat­ur­day, 9th Novem­ber, to farewell the last train to run out of Heathcote. Many res­i­dents took the op­por­tu­nity to have their last ride on the Heathcote line and trav­elled as far as the Ar­gyle sta­tion and fur­ther. Ac­cord­ing to the Rail­ways the pa­tron­age of the once-a-day goods train was not suf­fi­cient to keep it go­ing and was not a pay­ing propo­si­tion. The Vic­to­rian Rail­ways His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety had char­tered a train to make the last run and it had a full com­ple­ment of pas­sen­gers. It made many stops along the way so as to give pho­tog­ra­phers the op­por­tu­nity to take pho­tos of in­ter­est­ing land­marks, which no doubt will be trea­sured in the years to come.

At the re­cent HDFL din­ner, men­tion was made by a Golden City League rep­re­sen­ta­tive that the pro­mo­tion of Sun­day foot­ball was likely to be in­tro­duced to try and rec­tify the de­clin­ing pub­lic sup­port.

Cricket: Heathcote were de­feated by Man­durang af­ter putting up a record score of 319, which in­cluded a cen­tury by John McGil­livray.

100 years ago The McIvor Times & Rod­ney Ad­ver­tiser, Novem­ber 28, 1918

Lovers and oth­ers who have been in the habit of tod­dling about Wat­tle Flat by ei­ther day or night are warned that the "av­enue" is not too safe at the present time. The en­emy is not the usual snake, but a red bull, which, if he gets an eye full of any­one, will run him up a tree. So, be care­ful.

Fol­low­ing upon the ar­rival of the 1914 An­zacs in Mel­bourne on Sat­ur­day last, two of our Heathcote he­roes ar­rived at their na­tive town by the mid­day train on Tues­day, af­ter over four years’ ab­sence. The re­turned stal­warts are Lance-Cor­po­ral C. T. Chap­man, son of the late Mr Chas. and Mrs. Chap­man of Kyne­ton Road, Heathcote, and Cor­po­ral J. J. E. Barker, son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Barker, of Heathcote. The shops in the town had ar­ranged to close for a cou­ple of hours, and in con­se­quence one of the largest gath­er­ings yet seen as­sem­bled on the lo­cal sta­tion to join in giv­ing a fit­ting wel­come home to these brave lads who fought for their lives and their free­dom. The sta­tion was be­decked with flags, as was the whole of the town, whilst over the en­trance to the sta­tion were the words, "Wel­come Home to our Boys." When the train pulled into the sta­tion the school chil­dren, who had gath­ered for the pur­pose, un­der the head teacher, Mr B. Balmer, joined with those as­sem­bled in greet­ing the re­turn­ing An­zacs with cheers…

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