South Burnett residents will gather at memorials and monuments all around the region today but there will be none prouder than the men and women who will be attending the opening of Cherbourg’s new Roll Of Honour Board this morning.
Angry and distressed Cherbourg community leaders and residents have sent an open letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott calling for more support for The Ration Shed Museum.
Ninety-four men from Yarraman and surrounding districts enlisted in World War I … 20 did not return. These are amazing figures when you realise the population of the town at the time was just 350 people.
Create it, and they will come … that was the message from celebrity chef and passionate country produce promoter Miguel Maestre as he helped the South Burnett take over the city on the weekend at Brisbane’s trendy Eat Street Markets.
Gardeners love the rain, so overcast skies and a bit of morning drizzle weren’t going to keep them away from Wondai’s huge Autumn Garden Expo at the weekend.
Revellers descended on Kingaroy Town Hall on Saturday night for the annual Cabaret Ball, the traditional curtain-raiser for the upcoming Kingaroy Show.
A group of Kumbia residents are currently in training to walk 96km along fire trails in the rugged Gold Coast Hinterland bush – in the middle of winter.
Murgon businessman Jim Adcock was raised in the Gulf but has thrived in the South Burnett and his business Sellwood Constructions is also going from strength to strength.
With the days ticking down to the centenary of the Gallipoli landing, just about every local town is planning something special … this time it’s Yarraman’s turn.
The northern end of Fitzroy Street between Drayton and Elk streets in Nanango has taken on a new look after Council work crews finished streetscaping work there this week.
Nanango Show Society president Les Schloss couldn’t be happier with this year’s show … the gate was well up, the weather was just brilliant, in fact “you couldn’t wish for a better day”.
It was a big day of racing at the Kingaroy Showground on Saturday with the Junior Speedway bikes buzzing around in the afternoon, followed by the growls of the big V8s later in the night.
Over the past three days the South Burnett has been playing host to a large group of unusually dressed people from Brisbane … 140 of them to be precise.
Kingaroy author Dannielle Wicks’ dream of becoming an internationally published writer is definitely not fading away … in fact, it’s becoming a firm reality.
A $50,000 grant from the Tarong Community Partnership Fund has kickstarted a major upgrade of SB Care’s Lakeview Friendship Centre in Kingaroy.
The January election was “a disaster” for Queensland, South Burnett mayor Wayne Kratzmann told members of the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry at their April meet’n'greet, but he said there was “an end of the rainbow” in sight for the South Burnett if businesses worked together.
Marathon veteran Bruce “Digger” Hargreaves has hailed the inaugural Maidenwell Marathon held at the weekend as “spectacularly good”.
There’s really no excuse to leave the South Burnett this weekend … there’s so many local events to enjoy!
Current job agencies in the South Burnett have been snubbed by the Federal Government’s new $5.1 billion “jobactive” job search scheme – with employers only getting 90 minutes’ notice on Tuesday to break the news to staff that their jobs would be winding up.
Police will be keeping a close eye on South Burnett motorists over Easter … all thanks to last year’s Brisbane G20 political summit.