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If It’s Flooded, Forget It!

If It’s Flooded, Forget It!

“What a bloody idiot!” These were the words of Mayor Wayne Kratzmann and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington as they watched a 4WD traverse flooded Alford Street in Kingaroy this morning.

Les Is Our 2013 Citizen Of The Year

Les Is Our 2013 Citizen Of The Year

Nanango show society president Les Schloss was named the 2013 South Burnett Citizen of the Year at the council’s Australia Day Awards ceremony held in Blackbutt this evening.

Deadline Looms Again For Bank

Deadline Looms Again For Bank

Time is running out for the bid to open a Bendigo Community Bank branch in Nanango.

Bush To The Backbone

Bush To The Backbone

Australia Day visitors to Ringsfield House in Nanango are in for a special treat … they’ll get a chance to enjoy a collection of intricate wooden horses and buggies, wagons and bullockies all hand-carved by local man John Dickfos.

Lively Socials Just Want To Have Fun

Lively Socials Just Want To Have Fun

Did you know there’s a social group based in the South Burnett just for “singles, young ladies and youthful gentlemen” over the age of 50 and under the age of 70?

Racing Is A Real Family Affair

Racing Is A Real Family Affair

Speedway is a real family affair if nominations for this weekend’s massive three days of racing in Kingaroy are any indication … there’s at least a dozen families who’ll be testing each other out on the track.

Artists Brush Up Their Skills

Artists Brush Up Their Skills

Sunshine Coast artist and tutor Don Milner travelled to Kingaroy at the weekend to lead a two-day workshop for a dozen local artists.

Fire Destroys Family’s Home

Fire Destroys Family’s Home

Fire has completely destroyed one cottage and badly damaged a second at Hoopers Road, Inverlaw, this morning.

Local Residents Back Wind Farms

Local Residents Back Wind Farms

A majority of local residents surveyed in a recent telephone poll support future wind farms in the South Burnett / Dalby area.

United In Making A Difference

United In Making A Difference

Something amazing is happening in Nanango … in less than a week, an idea by two women to help raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation has snowballed into a community effort involving more than 60 people.

Artworks Hit The Highway

Artworks Hit The Highway

Works by 16 South Burnett artists will be heading up the highway to Eidsvold next month to be featured at the RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre.

Boogie In The Backyard

Boogie In The Backyard

On the second Sunday of every month, Nanango-based musicians Seascape open up their backyard to musicians … young and old, learners and professionals.

In The Pink At Nanango

In The Pink At Nanango

“Purrrfect Pink” was the theme for Saturday’s Nanango Races but it could well have been “hot pink” as the mercury climbed officially to just over 37 degrees.

It’s Not All Gloom And Doom

It’s Not All Gloom And Doom

One of Queensland’s most senior public servants, Under Treasurer Helen Gluer, visited Kingaroy today at the invitation of local MP Deb Frecklington to brief local businesspeople and community groups on the State’s finances.

Ron’s Not Ready To Retire Yet

Ron’s Not Ready To Retire Yet

Well-known Kingaroy businessman Ron Oliver may have just sold Ollies Mowing … but he’s not looking at retirement yet!

Jodie Breathes Life Into Old Cottage

Jodie Breathes Life Into Old Cottage

If you’ve been seeing activity around the old Artist’s Cottage complex near Kingaroy Airport recently, you’re not mistaken … the area has been transformed into Belleville’s Cafe and Gifts.

Art From Verandah To Gallery

Art From Verandah To Gallery

Nanango’s coming to Kingaroy … or at least a group of Nanango artists are!

Stocking Up For The Future

Stocking Up For The Future

South Burnett anglers – and the visitors that flock to our dams – will be in for a tasty treat in a couple of years when the hundreds of thousands of fingerlings released recently into Bjelke-Petersen, Boondooma and Gordonbrook dams reach full-size.

A Team Full Of Country Talent

A Team Full Of Country Talent

Has there ever been an occasion when one town provided all the players for a Qld Country rep squad? Futsal coach Debbie Ovens can’t remember it happening before … but that’s exactly what Kingaroy will be doing at the Junior National Championships.

Council Axes $3.7m Road Project

Council Axes $3.7m Road Project

South Burnett Regional Council today voted to turn down a $3.7 million Federal Government grant to build a road through the proposed Sunnyvale real estate development in Kingaroy.

Megan’s Skills Are Back Home

Megan’s Skills Are Back Home

Who says young people don’t come back after they head off to uni? Megan Weller, from Wooroolin, graduated from the University of Queensland last Wednesday as a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, and started work in Kingaroy on Monday.

Jobseekers Get A Foot In The Door

Jobseekers Get A Foot In The Door

Fourteen unemployed South Burnett residents graduated from a special training program on Friday designed to give them an opportunity to find work in the lucrative resources sector.

We’re Off To The Grand Final!

We’re Off To The Grand Final!

South Burnett has taken revenge for its grand final loss last season, knocking last year’s Goodchild Shield winners Gympie out of the competition with a comprehensive 190-run victory at Lyle Vidler Oval in Kingaroy this afternoon.

Hot Racing At Speedway

Hot Racing At Speedway

Lachlan Onley edged out Wayne Randall by centimetres to win an action-packed Round 3 of the National Super Sedan Series at Kingaroy [Photo: Ash Media]