St Patrick’s Catholic School at Nanango now has a tangible reminder of the lives lost more than 100 years ago at Gallipoli following the planting of an Aleppo pine sapling at the school on Friday morning.
If you missed the inaugural Red Pitch event in Kingaroy of Tuesday night, you missed a few odd sights … such as South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell and Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff hopping about like kangaroos.
The first two turbines have been erected at the Coopers Gap Wind Farm, and the project is expected to begin generating electricity by March or April next year.
Blistering temperatures kept numbers down but a good-sized crowd still turned out on Sunday at Lee Park Racecourse for Nanango’s annual Christmas Race meeting.
Former State of Origin players Matt Bowen and Craig Teevan travelled to Cherbourg this week to announce the details of a very special rugby league game to be played in February.
An informal “South Burnett Water Users Group” was formed on Thursday following a forum called by South Burnett Regional Council to gather ideas for future water projects in the region.
Two new members joined the Kingaroy Chamber Of Commerce and Industry’s executive committee at the group’s Annual General Meeting last week.
Work on developing the South Burnett’s first commercial macadamia plantation began on Monday with the first of 12,000 young trees being planted in a Kingaroy paddock.
Drivers passing through Nanango were treated to a rare spectacle on Saturday afternoon as a parade of 50 zombies shambled slowly along the side of the D’Aguilar Highway.
Kingaroy Police have drawn a line in the sand – quite literally – as part of their stand against domestic violence in the South Burnett.
Wondai’s recent Tidy Towns award wins will never be forgotten now that a whole bunch of signs have been presented to the town.
A proposal to build a solar farm 3km east of Kingaroy has been rejected by the SBRC
Education Minister Grace Grace made a low-key visit to Murgon and Cherbourg on Tuesday … but there could be some big news around the corner for Murgon State High School.
The BlazeAid camp near Kingaroy Airport – which has been operating for a little over a month – will be officially breaking up this week.
A report released by the Australian Conservation Foundation has rated Nanango as the fifth most polluted postcode in Queensland … but is this really fair or accurate?
Murgon remains in top spot on both the A Grade Gympie and South Burnett B Grade competition ladders after notching up more wins last weekend.
The Federal Government’s “special envoy on Indigenous affairs”, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, paid a quick trip to Cherbourg on Thursday morning.
Old pipes – and the quality of Kingaroy’s water supply – have been blamed for recent positive tests for legionella bacteria at the Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital in Kingaroy.
The past four years have been very special … marking the 100 years since the start of World War I, 100 years since the Gallipoli landing, and finally, 100 years since the Great War ended.
Taras Hall in Nanango was packed with more than 70 elegantly dressed people on Saturday night, including many former armed forces personnel.
Remembrance Day (November 11) falls on Sunday and this year also marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice – the end of World War I.
On Friday night, the culmination of four years work by historian Liz Caffery will be unveiled … a special book that aims to ensure the memories of Nanango’s World War I soldiers and nurses are never forgotten.
Kingaroy Art Gallery was buzzing on Saturday morning with one of the biggest crowds seen at an exhibition opening at the venue for years.
There was some sizzling action – and the weather was pretty warm, too – at Kumbia’s annual “Flemington In The Bush” Cup Day races on Tuesday.