We’re for the big events
Showing off the stars
FOR 40 years, Easter has been the weekend to be in Roma.
What originally started as a footy fundraiser in the local pub has quickly grown into a weekend celebrating the essence of ‘what is Roma’.
Lately, it meant goat races, wife-carrying, street parades and of course, visits from the Bunny himself.
The town swells in size as it welcomes families and travellers from near and far, packing out the main street and Bassett Park.
For 40 years, The Western Star has been there, recording every one of those moments for history, but also for your reading pleasure.
And actually, for the past 144 years, the Star has shared in all the region’s main events with you – our valued readers.
We have recorded the highs, lows and major events that have shaped our communities in one way or another.
Just this week, we shared the story and photos of one of Roma’s newest and cutest events – Dachshund Day. We’re there for the events that shape our town, as well as your achievements, losses and triumphs.
Our newspaper has come a long way since it first hit the streets of Roma on March 27, 1875.
In the years since, it has grown to cover Injune, Mitchell, Surat, Wallumbilla, Yuleba, Jackson, Muckadilla, Amby, Mungalalla, Bymount and all the other towns that make up this region.
A great many reporters have sat in our offices typing up news and events, both the heartbreaking and the joyful, over the years, but there’s one thing that we all have in common.
And that’s that we have all been committed to sharing the stories of our communities.
It has and will continue to be our responsibility to ensure The Western Star, both in print and as we move to do more online, reflects the goings-on in town – the good, the bad and the ugly.
We’re here for you.
GIDDY UP: Easter in the Country’s annual goat races have been a major attraction for Bassett Park revellers.