There are just two weeks left for competitors to get their entries in, stall holders to book a site and comedy fans to secure tickets to see the Kransky Sisters at this year’s Bloomin’ Beautiful Blackbutt Avocado Festival.
Six Kingaroy State High students have become trailblazers for a new type of excursion opportunity at the school … and along the way they changed their lives, and the lives of a poor Cambodian family.
The rollercoaster ride that has been the recent history of Kingaroy’s private hospital ended in smiles on Monday morning with the official opening of the new Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital.
Attendance numbers may have been slightly down at this year’s South Burnett Digital Interclub judging but entry numbers almost doubled.
Nanango could repeat their 2012 clean sweep of the trophies after all three of the Panthers’ divisions won their semi-final matches in Murgon last Sunday.
Councillor Ros Heit was impressed with what she saw on a recent AGL-funded tour of two wind farms in Victoria, but fears anyone expecting a long-term economic boost from the $1 billion Coopers Gap project will be sadly mistaken.
More than 200 people – plus children – packed into the Pam Brunjes Pavilion at Goomeri Showgrounds on Saturday night to officially farewell retiring local police officer Sergeant Warren Lohmann.
The Nanango Race Club’s annual Nanango Cup meeting on Saturday proved a crowd pleaser for all sorts of reasons .. not only for patrons, but for Race Club officials, too.
The Wondai Show Society will be fielding a Rural Ambassador in next year’s South Burnett Sub-Chamber competition for the first time in many years.
Tingoora State School admin officer and teacher aide Robyn Broomhall has been dubbed “Mrs Tingoora” by her colleagues … but now she has an official trophy to go alongside her honorary title.
South Burnett residents attending a forum organised by the Kingaroy Concerned Citizens Group have again voted almost unanimously against Moreton Resources’ proposed coal mine near Coolabunia
South Burnett entrants have shone again at the Ekka … in everything from whipcracking to Prime Beef, and cooking to parading.
Kingaroy State High School walked away the winners of this year’s South Burnett High School Art Competition when the results were announced on Friday night.
Nanango’s hopes of a fairytale ending to their return to the South Burnett rugby league competition were brought back to earth with a thud on Saturday afternoon by the Cherbourg Hornets, who have now won four South Burnett premierships in five years.
Dreams do come true. Just ask Kingaroy’s own Taliqua Clancy who will join her on-court partner and mentor, Olympics veteran Louise Bawden, at her first Games in Rio on Sunday.
A foundation to support fundraising for the new Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital will be launched later this month to coincide with the official opening of the Kingaroy health facility.
Memerambi Estate owners will be receiving their first bills from the South Burnett Regional Council soon following the bailout to get the troubled housing estate back on course.
Talking about organ donations can be tricky subject, especially when the people you’re talking to are in the prime of their life … but former Kingaroy resident Bianca Topp is an old hand at it now.
Kingaroy State High School’s annual Flair concert – a fundraiser for the school’s Chaplaincy program – was truly out of this world on Friday evening.
Nanango Stags will face the Cherbourg Hornets in the South Burnett seniors rugby league Grand Final next weekend after a nail-biting finish to the Preliminary Final played at Nanango on Saturday.