FIVE YEARS AGO
A local cook’s flair with flavour has won her big bucks and the honour of having her name on a new Continental soup. Melissa Rai’s pea and mint with bacon and black pepper recipe has won a $10,000 grand prize and the winning flavour has been launched in Woolworths stores nationally.
ROSSETTO RETURNED AS LEADER
The man who has led the fight for those affected by last year’s floods has been reinstated as president of the Yenda Flood Victims Association. Paul Rossetto was one of six executive committee members elected for a second term.
TEN YEARS AGO
DAL BROI BOWS OUT AS ELECTION LOOMS
Veteran Griffith councillor John Dal Broi has done a dramatic U-turn and announced he will not stand for re-election next month. The decision caps off an illustrious 35 straight years as a councillor.
SWANS SMASH SAINTS IN CLINICAL FASHION
Griffith Swans are determined to finish off the year on a high, and have shown evidence of it by walloping North Wagga yesterday, 128 to 28
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
THE CHERRY ON THE TOP
A proposed $2.5 million cherry packing facility for Hanwood has received the green light from Griffith City Council, with work anticipated to be completed by October. It’s expected to be largest facility of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
RUSSELL CROWE GIG WINS OVER SCEPTIC
Russell Crowe launched onto the stage and exuberantly greeted the audience in Italian in a Thirty Odd Foot of Grunt gig at the Hanwood Catholic Club on Friday night. It was a connection that lasted the whole show, leaving an enthusiastic full house open to a fine example of bluesy pub rock.
UNBEATEN RUN ENDS
All good things must come to an end and this includes the unbeaten run of premiership favourites West Wyalong, defeated for the first time this year by Yenda, 36-34 in arguably the best Group 20 game of the season.