YEAR IN NEWS
It was another eventful year in news in Narrogin and surrounds. Issues at Boddington CRC and a convicted conman opening a business in Narrogin’s town centre dominated headlines. Deaths continued on local roads, while local sports stars continued to impress locally and nationally. Here is the year that was ... January
A 19-year-old man is charge with reckless and drink-driving after a fiery head-on crash on Albany Highway.
The Kookaburras travel to Narrogin, taking on the Netherlands at UGSHA’s turf, drawing thousands.
Darkan hosts its first Sheepfest in 60 years.
Four syringes are found at Narrogin Primary School.
Police in Narrogin find 450g of cannabis, charging a 32-year-old man and 23,500 people descend on Wagin for the iconic Wagin Woolorama.
WA’s State animal the numbat, found in Pingelly and Cuballing, is declared endangered.
Peter Rundle’s electoral office in Narrogin is vandalised, with messages against live export spraypainted on the office’s window.
An engaged couple allegedly assault police during a RBT stop in Wagin — the couple later plead not guilty to the charges.
Dale Stewart is appointed the Shire of Narrogin’s chief executive.
Independent audit finds $93,000 missing from the Boddington Community Resource Centre’s accounts.
The live export saga begins to affect the supporting industries of the agriculture sector in the region.
A thousand farmers attend a live export forum in Katanning, attend- ed by Barnaby Joyce, Alannah McTiernan and Rick Wilson.
Notorious con man Boni Levi, advertises his “massage business” on Egerton Street, prompting warnings from authorities.
A report finds that a fifth of all Narrogin and Katanning households do not have access to the internet.
The Shire of Pingelly unveils its new unique timber recreation and cultural centre.
Internationally renowned artist Jerome Davenport returns to his hometown of Wickepin to create a student-inspired mural at Wickepin Primary School.
Plans for first of its kind pyrolysis recycling plant to be built in the region are dashed after the State Government denies funding.
Statistics released by WA Police reveal the crime rate in Narrogin skyrocketed during the 2017-18 financial year.
A draft master plan for Gnarojin Park are released by the Shire of Narrogin, asking for feed back.
The Numbat Task Force is awarded the Australian Conservation Society’s Conservationist of the Year award.
Williams Wool is officially launched at the Williams Woolshed, linking fashion back to the farm.
A fire at Ballard's Hay causes $2 million damage.
NAIDOC week featured numerous new events in 2018.