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Old Church Enjoys Mural Makeover

Old Church Enjoys Mural Makeover

Nanango has a new attraction on its mural trail with the official unveiling on Saturday of the re-decorated Churchyard Shop in Burnett Street.

Nanango Takes Ekka Trifecta

Nanango Takes Ekka Trifecta

It was a big night for the Nanango Show Society on Saturday … not only did they host the annual dinner for South Burnett show societies, but their entrants were also selected to represent the region at this year’s Brisbane Ekka.

MBDA Wants Action On Crime

MBDA Wants Action On Crime

The Murgon Business and Development Association (MBDA) has asked the State Government for strong action to solve recent crime problems in the town.

Truck Stop Gets Approval To Expand

Truck Stop Gets Approval To Expand

A 24-hour truck stop being built for Liberty Oil Rural in Youngman Street, Kingaroy will be bigger than first proposed after the Council agreed to vary the project’s development approval.

What’s In The Budget For Us?

What’s In The Budget For Us?

Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad delivered her first Budget on Tuesday afternoon, but there’s not many surprises for South Burnett residents.

Blue Care Launches Dogless Doorknock

Blue Care Launches Dogless Doorknock

The rise of the cashless society – and the occasional over-enthusiastic dog – has made many charities rethink their traditional approaches to fundraising.

Codi’s A Real Little Hero

Codi’s A Real Little Hero

A seven-year-old Blackbutt boy is being hailed as a “genuine little hero” by his mum after he managed to get his aunt out of a potentially dangerous house fire on Sunday afternoon.

World Comes To Nanango To Play

World Comes To Nanango To Play

Tucked away at the end of a laneway in Nanango is one of the South Burnett’s hidden gems … a home to local and visiting musicians, some of whom have travelled vast distances to share their talents with local residents.

Will Kingaroy Solar Farm Be Next?

Will Kingaroy Solar Farm Be Next?

The approval this week by Southern Downs Council of a $125 million project by Terrain Solar near Warwick has some South Burnett residents concerned the company’s proposed Kingaroy solar farm could be next.

Trio Charged With Multiple Offences

Trio Charged With Multiple Offences

Two men and a teenager have been charged in relation to a string of offences allegedly committed in Murgon, Tiaro and Eli Waters earlier this week.

Country Festival’s Ready To Run

Country Festival’s Ready To Run

After a “trial run” last year, the new Wondai Country Festival will be graduating to the big time in a fortnight with a string of events planned across two days, culminating in a full 42.2km marathon along the South Burnett Rail Trail.

Hospital Launches Wound Care Service

Hospital Launches Wound Care Service

The Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital has begun offering a chronic wound dressing service … and thanks to a generous donation by Bill Hull Car Centre, it will also be able to provide it to patients too ill to travel into Kingaroy.

Watch Out For New Members

Watch Out For New Members

Wondai Neighbourhood Watch is on the lookout for crime … and for new members.

Nanango Turns On Surprises

Nanango Turns On Surprises

Nanango Race Club’s Autumn meeting last Saturday was full of surprises, not the least of which was a surprise visit by Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe.

Pumpkin Fun’s Getting Even Bigger

Pumpkin Fun’s Getting Even Bigger

With an estimated 17,000 people at your festival, it’s no wonder things can get a little bit squashed …

Massive Weekend For Kingaroy Lions

Massive Weekend For Kingaroy Lions

An amazing 888 riders registered to take part in the Kingaroy Lions Club annual trail ride at the weekend, the biggest event the club has ever hosted.

Build It And They Will Come …

Build It And They Will Come …

Kingaroy is a hive of construction activity at the moment, and South Burnett mayor Keith Campbell couldn’t be happier.

Volunteers Celebrate Their Special Week

Volunteers Celebrate Their Special Week

Rural firefighters and State Emergency Services volunteers gathered in Nanango’s Pioneer Park on Saturday morning to enjoy a family day with friends and supporters.

Cherbourg’s On Top … Again!

Cherbourg’s On Top … Again!

Cherbourg Hornets successfully defended their Domestic Violence Awareness Shield title at Murgon Showgrounds last Saturday.

Chris Sarra Appointed Director-General

Chris Sarra Appointed Director-General

Former Cherbourg State School principal – and founder of the Stronger Smarter Institute – Dr Chris Sarra has been appointed as Director-General of the Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP).

Local Mech Becomes Master Tech

Local Mech Becomes Master Tech

A South Burnett mechanic has become a Nissan Master Technician just 18 months after finishing his four-year apprenticeship.

Schools On Show At Blackbutt

Schools On Show At Blackbutt

Large crowds rolled up for the 84th Blackbutt Show held on Saturday … and the weather and attractions didn’t disappoint.

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