FIVE YEARS AGO
MAYOR TO FIGHT TO END FOR CSIRO
A seething mayor John Dal Broi has vowed to "fight to the bitter end" to keep the city's CSIRO laboratory open. A seething John Dal Broi said he was extremely disappointed to learn that the site would definitely close, despite receiving a phone call from the CSIRO chief who did not confirm it was a done deal last week.
MEN TOAST TO NEW KITCHEN
The Griffith Shed for Men will be really cooking with gas after their "ranch" received $2000 in funding to renovate the old kitchen.
'MONSTROUS' CROWD GATHERS TO REMEMBER
Griffith Blacks went down 26-7 against the CSU Reddies in front of an overwhelming crowd at the Coro Club on Saturday to honour the memory of Ben Groat - a champion of both clubs.
TEN YEARS AGO
SWINE FLU ARRIVES IN REGION
Two cases of the potentially deadly swine flu have been confirmed in our health area after local residents, including three from Griffith and two from Hay, made their way home after being quarantined on board the Pacific Dawn cruise ship.
CHILDREN LEFT AT RESTROOM
Council is set to crack down on parents dumping their children at the Memorial Park restroom while they go shopping.
RACING ON PATH TO RESURRECTION
Racing in Griffith continues to rise from the ashes, with a positive meeting last Sunday confirming there is more than enough support to reform the local Jockey Club.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
DROUGHT AND DEMAND BOOST PRICES
Plummeting livestock numbers and the crippling drought have all had a helping hand in causing lamb prices to skyrocket. Last Friday's sheep sale in Griffith set a new record for the yards when Landmark Griffith sold a pen of 47 lambs for $168.
REF HITS OUT
The referee at the centre of Sunday's Group 20 controversy has called for a possible boycott of Narrandera home games. Speaking on radio yesterday morning, he said most Group 20 referees were reluctant to officiate at the Narrandera Sportsground and boycotting could be an option if the referee abuse there continues.
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