Path considerations 

Petition. A request by local residents for a footpath along John Street and Carnac Court will be considered in Circular Head Council’s 2018-19 budget.  A petition, lodged by Peter Smith, cited safety concerns for residents and pedestrians in the request. Noting uneven nature strips, blind corners and the narrowness of the road when vehicles are …

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Mother’s delight

Gift. Shop local this Mother’s Day and it’s not only Mum who’ll be smiling. Simply by shopping at one of the participating businesses you will enter into Smithton Retail Group’s shopping promotion with a chance to win a hamper valued at $300. All mums are deserving of a rest, so imagine her delight when she …

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Service and sacrifice

Honour. Commodore Simon Ottaviano says the spirit of Anzac has intensified with the centenary of the First World War. The Circular Head RSL World War I Centenary Committee hosted Commodore Ottaviano of the Royal Australian Navy as guest speaker at the region’s commemorative events yesterday. “Today as we remember those who sacrificed so much, we …

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Saints surrender

GNL. In the first home game of the Greater Northern League season, the Tall Timbers Smithton Saints were overshadowed by the Launceston Suns. Both sides boasted an outfit of young and experienced players as the women began the round two proceedings. Marching against the Suns, the Saints were led by Sonia Poke and Melissa Stokes …

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Lining up for retirement

Career. Known as the local ‘liney’, Geoff ‘Bezzie’ Beswick has retired following four decades in the communications business. Leaving school at the age of 15, Geoff wandered across the Bass Strait for a few years before returning to the Apple Isle. This, he remembers, was the year North Melbourne and Collingwood drew in the VFL …

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Conditional approval for new bank

Progress. Bendigo Bank has officially announced that it will partner with the local steering committee to establish the Community Bank branch in Smithton. The committee has worked over the last four years to bring a Community Bank to Smithton, and the latest formal approval was received following a review of the written business case which …

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Frederick James O’Halloran (June 1, 1929 – March 16, 2018)

OBITUARY Frederick James O’Halloran, better known as Fred or ‘Mouse’, was born in Irishtown on the first day of winter in 1929, the year of the Great Depression. The eldest son of Fred ‘Tiger’ and Esmarita ‘Rita’, and brother to Nancy ‘Fizza’, Beryl ‘Wagon’, Betty ‘Pinch’, Kerin ‘Foo’, Peter ‘Tub’ and Rosemary ‘Rowie’. Fred married …

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Dominating round two action

CHHA. Irishtown claimed a Division Two victory over Robins during round two of the Circular Head Hockey Association on Monday. As the game ensued, Robins surged into attack to convert within the first two minutes from the stick of Teri Nicholls. Irishtown captain Abbey House led in the midfield directing play with precision as Leah …

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Stormy play

CHFA. The Circular Head Football Association copped wild weather throughout round two matches on Saturday. In the Seniors, blustery wind gave Scotchtown the kicking advantage in the first quarter against Redpa at the Redlegs’ home ground. The visitors booted eight goals with a response of one goal and one point from Redpa in the first stanza …

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Touring with the Aussies

Cricket. Ross Arnold was recently caught in the sporting scandal of the season. Touring with the Cricket Australia Travel Office (CATO), Arnold attended the South Africa versus Australia Test series in which Australian captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were accused of ball tampering. Having visited Sri Lanka and England with the …

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