School awards

SHS. The Smithton High School grade 11/12 campus acknowledged achievements as well as farewelling grade 12 students last Tuesday (November 15). The celebration was held at Nineteen22 Restaurant at The Smithton Club, with students, staff, special guests and parents having dinner together before an awards presentation. The school congratulated all students for a fantastic year …

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Gunman gets eight years

Crime. Irishtown man Graham John Enniss has been sentenced to eight years in jail for a crime spree that culminated in a major police operation in Circular Head last year. Enniss pleaded guilty to assaulting police, aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, stealing, dishonesty and serious driving offences. At the time of the offences in November 2015, …

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Ready to respond

Course. Emergency service volunteers from along the north-west coast combined to complete specialist emergency trauma training in Smithton on Tuesday. The MediSim program, facilitated by national aeromedical charity CareFlight, simulates emergency situations and provides the necessary training for specific injuries and scenarios. SES, police, ambulance and fire volunteers took part in the day-long workshop held …

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Keep the charm of Stanley town

My family and I personally take a great interest in the township of Stanley, being a descendant of two prominent families of the town, therefore I wish to express my disappointment and concern regarding the structure being built on the corner of Church and Pearse streets, Stanley, in what I was led to believe was …

2 years ago

Silly string, silly result

I attended the Lighting of the Christmas Tree on Friday evening. What is generally a great family night soon deteriorated into mayhem. A local shop sold ‘Silly String’ to young children, who then sprayed it on the roads, footpaths and people. The street was a mess, with discarded cans a trip hazard. I can only …

2 years ago

Ada’s farewell

Retirement. Family, friends and past and present passengers bid much-loved bus driver Ada Baldock adieu with a celebration at the Marrawah Memorial Hall last Saturday (November 5). After more than 50 years in the driver’s seat of the Redpa Primary School bus, Ada has now planted her foot steadily on the brake as she steps …

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Education enthusiasts

LINC. Sabena Lund and Sally Stanley’s commitment to literacy and numeracy education has been lauded at the 2016 Department of Education Awards. Held at the Wrest Point Hotel in Hobart on Friday October 28, Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff announced Ms Lund as the ‘LINC Employee of the Year’ with Mrs Stanley named …

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World at her feet

Selection. Former Irishtown Hockey Club player Tayla Britton will represent Australia in Europe next year as she competes in the World Indoor Hockey Championships. Now based in Perth, Western Australia, the 23-year-old began her playing career with St Peter Chanel Catholic School’s minkey and junior hockey teams before joining the Circular Head Hockey Association with …

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Semi Final showing for Saints 

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints men concluded a successful North West Basketball Union Under 22 season last Friday night (November 4). The Saints managed to defeat six of the seven teams in the league throughout the season to earn a finals spot for the first time in many years. Early in the season, it …

2 years ago

Bulls match Demons

CHCA. After rescheduling their Circular Head Cricket Association round two clash, Forest Stanley and Marrawah One met in slippery conditions in Stanley on Saturday. Winning the toss, Forest Stanley elected to bat but struggled to gain momentum, scoring 98 from 28 overs. Iain Bruce was the standout with the bat, clearing 37 not out while …

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