FIVE YEARS AGO
REASON TO SMILE
The Griffith Post School Options team have taken ownership of the Catholic Club Yoogali, which passed in at auction last month. The purchase is a coup for the organisation after the federal government backflipped on a $500,000 funding promise for new premises earlier in the the year.
CASELLA, COCA-COLA VENTURE
Casella Wines this week launched its partnership with Coca-Cola Amatil’s The Australian Beer Company, with trucks rolling out of the Yenda brewery.
CHAMPION LEGACY LIVES ON
Griffith-born boxer ‘Smoking’ Stevie Charles has continued his family’s proud legacy in the ring by capturing the same belt his famous grandfather held more than 50 years ago, claiming the Riverina Light Heavyweight Title with a third-round knockout.
TEN YEARS AGO
THEFT ANGERS TINY SCHOOL
Students and staff at Binya Public School are furious after thieves broke into the hall and stole computers, projectors, microphones and a number of other items left over from the school’s Christmas concert and awards event earlier in the evening.
BLACKWELLS LEAD BREAKERS TO WIN
Alex and Kate Blackwell have put on a mammoth 162-run stand to guide the NSW Breakers to an easy nine-wicket win over SA Scorpions at Adelaide Oval.
SIXTEEN YEARS AGO
PARLE FOODS TO SELL PLANT
A “difference in opinion” with one of its major buyers has prompted family-owned company Parle Foods to sell off its multi-million dollar frozen and canned sweet corn production plant at Hanwood.
COMMUNITY RALLIES AFTER SCHOOL FIRE
Griffith East Public School has been flooded with community donations in the wake of last weekend’s fire, which destroyed an entire school block.