FIVE YEARS AGO
WALLETT CELEBRATES 40 YEARS
After more than 9600 4am starts, the undisputed king of Riverina radio Allan Wallett has celebrated four decades behind the 2RG microphone.
ACTION OVER RABIES THREAT
Flying foxes driving Griffith residents batty will get their marching orders as council attempts to safeguard locals from rabies.The decision to lop trees along Kookora Street came after a Leeton woman was scratched by a bat carrying the deadly strain of rabies known as Lyssavirus.
COURTS SET TO BE BIG HIT
Three new two-tone synthetic courts were laid down at the Griffith Tennis Club this week and should be completed in time for the gold-level Australian Money Tournament that begins today and wraps up on Sunday.
TEN YEARS AGO
PLAN TO SCRAP ALLOWANCE
Free water allowances are set to be scrapped under a proposal to be presented to an extraordinary meeting of Griffith City Council tonight.
QUARANTINE UPSETS GROWERS
Yenda fruit growers are upset at the length of the quarantine imposed upon them after fruit fly was discovered in the town earlier this year. The quarantine will run until the end of November, even though the last two fruit flies were caught in the area on April 6.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
HUNG OUT TO DRY
The Mental Health Support for Drought Affected Communities Initiative, which was formulated in 2007 to combat growing instances of mental illness among farmers in rural and regional areas, will conclude in June when federal funding dries up.
DEADLY COUGH INVADES GRIFFITH
Greater Southern Area Health Service confirmed there have been 36 reported whooping cough cases in Griffith in the first three months of the year, compared to one at the same time last year
GOLDEN GOAL ENDS CUP HOPE
A heartbreaking loss in extra time has seen Yoogali SC knocked out of the State Cup in the second round despite dominating most of the game against Ryde Saints United yesterday.
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