FIVE YEARS AGO
WINNING SUPPORT FOR JOANY
If positive thoughts can carry an athlete to victory, Joany Badenhorst is a certainty for a medal at the Sochi Winter Paralympic Games. The 19-year-old will debut as a snowboarder today.
THEATRE SAFETY DRAMA
Council has been forced to outlay hundreds of thousands of dollars to refurbish dilapidated seats and unsafe carpet being held together with tape at the Griffith Regional Theatre.
CRASH FATAL FOR SHEEP
Hundreds of sheep had to be put down after the B-double they were travelling in rolled near Rankins Springs.
TEN YEARS AGO
FREAKISH STORM HITS SPRINGS
A huge storm closed roads and trapped residents in the Rankins Springs area in a brutal show of nature, with flash flooding closing sections of the Mid Western Highway.
EXPERT SHORTAGE TAKES HOLD
Griffith is beginning to feel the effects of a severe shortage of agronomists, with an increasing number of country-raised university students opting for careers outside the farming sector.
JETS ON A HIGH
Yenda Jets won their first Griffith and District one-day crown on the back of an excellent all-round effort from captain Tom Spry. The Jets’ five-wicket win was set up by Spry’s bowling and batting efforts, scoring him a near half century and five-wicket haul that stopped Hanwood in its tracks.
SIXTEEN YEARS AGO
DEB BALL SAVED
The NSW Grand Masonic Debutante Ball has been saved with a last minute influx of debutantes. There were fears the traditional event would fold due to lack of interest. Five women had registered their interest but at least 12 were needed.
BLACKS TAKE 10S TITLE
Several months after completing an unbeaten sweep of the Southern Inland Rugby Union premiership, Griffith picked up where it left off by capturing the Leeton 10s title at Yanco. The Blacks overcame Leeton 19-14 in the final to pick up back to back glory.
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