Merriwa to the Rescue

BY JEM ANSHAW

It has been a long nine years coming for the Merriwa Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA), but finally they are one significant step closer to having the new shed they so desperately need.

Stalwart Behind Muswellbrook Show

BY JEM ANSHAW

Brian Collard’s first memories of the Upper Hunter Show were when he would take part as a member of the Junior Farmers Group at 11 or 12 years of age.

Welcome to Our New Commanding Officer and his Family

BY DI SNEDDON

It has been a hectic introduction to his new role as the Commanding Officer of the School of Infantry but Richard Thapthimthong and his family are enjoying a friendly welcome to what will be one of the longer postings they have enjoyed.

Community Laundry Opens in Scone

Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre have ticked off another project to help their community with the opening of the Community Laundry.

Things Get Icy at Muswellbrook Hospital

BY JEM ANSHAW

Following a successful Christmas period, the Lions Club of Muswellbrook have been able to make yet another donation to Muswellbrook Hospital.

Supreme Court Continues for Singleton Election

BY DI SNEDDON

Singleton Council has until midday Tuesday, February 15, to lodge cross summons and evidence in a bid to receive a Supreme Court direction for the December local government election results.

Cemetery Books Delve Into the Past

BY DI SNEDDON

Tracing family history is an addictive hobby and so often people want to know where their ancestors have been laid to rest.

DeVrye delivers inspiring speech

BY ALEX TIGANI

The stars aligned across the Upper Hunter last month when Catherine DeVrye shared her Australia Day address in Scone.

Jarrett Deputy Mayor

BY DI SNEDDON

Cr Tony Jarrett was re-elected as Singleton’s deputy mayor when the new council met last week. 

DeVrye Welcomes New Citizens

BY ALEX TIGANI

The Upper Hunter welcomed 28 new Australian citizens across three events on Wednesday morning.

Australia Day Top Honour for Anto

BY JEM ANSHAW

Antony White has been awarded and Order of Australia for his contribution to the Upper Hunter community, something he is quite humble about receiving.

Liam Named Young Achiever

BY DI SNEDDON

Singleton’s Young Achiever of the Year Liam Byrne was nominated for the honour by not one, but two separate groups.

Uncle Warren Named Citizen of the Year

BY DI SNEDDON

Uncle Warren Taggart delivered the Welcome to Country at Singleton’s Australia Day ceremony but it would not be his only time on the stage.

Single vehicle roll over at Merriwa

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked by New South Wales Ambulance at 12:45pm on Wednesday to a report single vehicle rollover on a property just outside Merriwa.

Pathway at Broke Continues

With footpaths and shared pathways emerging as the community’s top priority from Singleton Council’s review of the Singleton Strategic Plan recently, 2022 is off to a good start with the completion of the Broke Shared Pathway.

House fire at Parkville

Emergency services were responded to a house fire at Parkville (near Scone) this morning.

More Voting Results from Monday’s Count

Postal votes for the Local Government Election will be counted from Friday with official results not expected from the NSW Electoral Commission until December 22.