Here’s to 40 years

  Milestone. During Emmerton Park’s four decades of history, Toni Hennessy has been there through it all.  Starting a day or two before the official opening of the old Wybia Hotel on November 20, 1978, Toni played a part in the more recent move to the current facility on March 17, 2008 as well.  “There …

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Decade of partnership

Milestone. The Circular Head Community Road Safety Partnership has marked 10 years. The group has made driver education a priority throughout the past decade in response to the region’s shocking statistics. Between February 2009 and January 2010, Circular Head recorded 14 per cent of fatal road crashes on Tasmanian roads despite representing just 1.7 per …

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Jean’s good genes

Birthday. Born in Smithton to Kitty and Ben Pinner on August 6, 1926, Jean Horton celebrated her 90th birthday with close family and friends on Saturday. The eldest of 16 children with two sets of twin brothers, Mrs Horton had her hands full growing up, helping her mother to raise her siblings. “It was a …

3 years ago
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Coach closes in on milestone

Hockey. After making her senior debut 16 years ago, Smithton GNL Women’s coach Rebekah Lardner jokes that her 200th game has been a “few years coming”. The 31-year-old is set to notch up the achievement against third-placed Queechy Penguins on Saturday, joining only a handful of local female players to have reached the double-century milestone …

4 years ago

Brigade of honour

Recognition. More than 200 years of collective service was celebrated at a recent Stanley Fire Brigade presentation dinner. Eight crew members were acknowledged with awards from the Tasmanian Fire Service, while two National Medals were also presented to Ron Stein and Jason Lovell, recognising long and diligent service of those who risk their lives to …

4 years ago

Rotary’s 50 years

Milestone. The Rotary Club of Smithton celebrated 50 years of service to the community on Saturday night when 110 past and present Rotarians and guests enjoyed an evening of reminiscing and great fellowship. PP Mike Pemberton (WA) and PP Robert Ambrose and Pat Ambrose (NSW) travelled from interstate and many Rotarians – past and present – from …

4 years ago

Sport shows no bias

Milestone. When the Circular Head Indoor Bias Bowls Association first started in 1990, eight teams competed throughout the season from South Forest to Togari. Over the past 25 years, the league has continued to grow in providing the region with an easily accessible, physically bearable sport for all ages, now entering 2015 with nine teams …

4 years ago
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Tigers’ milestone matches

CHHA. Four of Circular Head Hockey Association’s ladies celebrated milestone games recently, with Tigers’ Vicki Smith celebrating her 650th game, Mel Haywood (350th), Stacey Champion (200th) and Trish Cute (150th). Smith started with the Tigers in 1979, one year after the team formed. She clocked up her milestone on the first very game of this …

5 years ago

Furphy’s milestone moment

NWBU.  Tall Timbers Smithton Saints veteran Katrina Furphy is on the verge of equalling, and then breaking, an NWBU women’s league record by marking her 450th game for the club next Tuesday. The remarkable achievement came as a surprise to the 38 year-old, who will overtake retired Burnie and Penguin player Anne Langham’s record of …

5 years ago

Ninety years young

Birthday. Ever wondered what it feels like to be 90-years-old? It’s just like being 70 or 80, according to those who would know: four locals who turned the milestone-age within two weeks of each other. The oldest of the bunch – Earl Williams, of Montagu – celebrated his 90th on February 14. Smithton men Bill …

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