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Joan Is Our Citizen Of The Year

Joan Is Our Citizen Of The Year

One of the unsung heroes of the South Burnett was rewarded for a lifetime of work by being named South Burnett Citizen of the Year at Kingaroy Town Hall on Sunday night.

History Brought Back To Life

History Brought Back To Life

A treasure trove of local history, long out of print, has been brought back to life by the Bunya Mountains Natural History Association.

A Head Start Is A Great Idea

A Head Start Is A Great Idea

If a child gets a head start in learning before school it usually sets them up for a terrific life … that’s why the staff at the Gundoo Day Care in Cherbourg have been brainstorming ideas on how to make their services even better.

Tennis Champ Has A Ball In Blackbutt

Tennis Champ Has A Ball In Blackbutt

It’s hard to believe that one of the greatest tennis players of all time went to school at tiny Nukku, just outside Blackbutt.

Butter Factory Dreams Creamed

Butter Factory Dreams Creamed

An ambitious plan to convert the former Nanango Butter Factory into a community museum, art gallery, cafe and theatrette was dashed at the weekend.

Hope Dairies Starts Growing

Hope Dairies Starts Growing

Any sceptics doubting Gina Rinehardt’s Hope Dairies means business in the South Burnett should check out the corn growing on the Unverzagt family’s Pella Farm near Kumbia.

$1.5m Upgrade<br /> Boosts Swickers

$1.5m Upgrade
Boosts Swickers

Major Kingaroy employer Swickers has been given a shot in the arm from the “Royalties For Regions” program

Fire Destroys School Library

Fire Destroys School Library

Local residents heard the sound of smashing glass before a fire razed the Wondai State School library on Saturday night.

Merry Christmas To All Our Readers

Merry Christmas To All Our Readers

South Burnett Online will be taking a short festive season break between Wednesday, December 24, and Sunday, January 18.

Christmas Spirit In The Bush

Christmas Spirit In The Bush

The grass was looking greener – and everyone’s spirits were high – at the special Bush Kids Christmas Carnival held at Windera on Saturday afternoon.

Fun At Goomeri, Hivesville

Fun At Goomeri, Hivesville

Santa’s swing through the South Burnett continued with Christmas Carnivals at Goomeri and Hivesville

Diners Dig Deep For Christmas

Diners Dig Deep For Christmas

Former Brisbane Lord Mayor – and ALP stalwart – Jim Soorley ventured into Queensland’s conservative heartland on Thursday to be the guest speaker at the Mayor’s Charity Christmas Lunch.

Are You Ready If Disaster Strikes Again?

Are You Ready If Disaster Strikes Again?

It’s been almost two years since the last disastrous floods hit the South Burnett … would we be better prepared if disaster strikes again this summer?

Business Must Unlock Wellcamp Potential

Business Must Unlock Wellcamp Potential

The full economic potential of the new Wellcamp Airport won’t be unlocked across the local region unless “people get off their backsides”, Wagners’ chairman John Wagner warned a group of South Burnett businesspeople on Monday.

A Fine Night To Celebrate

A Fine Night To Celebrate

The postponement of Murgon’s annual Christmas Fair because of wet weather failed to dampen enthusiasm for the much-loved event … if anything, crowd numbers at the rescheduled Fair were up on last year

Santa Hitches A Ride To Kumbia

Santa Hitches A Ride To Kumbia

The weather gods may have been a little unkind to some other local Christmas Carnivals recently but they smiled on Kumbia on Sunday.

Santa Drops Into Nanango

Santa Drops Into Nanango

It was Nanango’s turn to celebrate Christmas and host a visit from Santa on Friday night.

Christmas In The Rain

Christmas In The Rain

It wouldn’t be a Kingaroy Christmas Carnival if it didn’t rain at some stage during the night, but this year the weather gods turned on the taps a little bit too early.

$3.1m Upgrade To Local Courthouses

$3.1m Upgrade To Local Courthouses

More than $3 million will be spent during 2015 on much-needed upgrades to the Kingaroy and Nanango courthouses.

Police Add New Bike To Road Arsenal

Police Add New Bike To Road Arsenal

Motorists tempted to put the pedal to the metal on South Burnett roads over the Christmas break will have a fresh hazard to deal with … a new brightly coloured police motorbike looming in their rear-view mirrors.

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