■ Ten years ago
February 29, 2008
FEDERAL Member for Murray Sharman Stone was in Lockington this week to unveil key upgrades at the town’s school.
After receiving almost $130,000 in funding last year for a new in-ground sprinkler system on the school’s oval and an outdoor learning centre, Lockington Consolidated School officially opened its new facilities.
A community water grant of $50,000 and $3000 of school funds were used to replace the school’s irrigated oval with the sprinkler system.
Two mobile phones found in Hare St, Echuca, were collected by their owners after they were handed to police.
An advertisement was placed in the Riverine Herald’s lost and found section advising the phones had been handed to police.
Senior Constable Bill Dockrey of Echuca police said people would be surprised at the number of phones handed to police.
■Thirty years ago
February 29, 1988
Moama’s new $28,000 tourist information centre got a nice shot in the arm when it was opened on Friday.
General manager of the NSW Tourism Commission Paul Crombie announced that the centre’s instigating group Rich River Country Tourism had been granted $15,000.
The announcement was met with cheers and applause from the 50 people who attended the opening.
Echuca’s cycling champion David Dew has recorded his best-ever performance at the Victorian track championships, taking two gold medals and one silver in the last three days of the titles at the Northcote Velodrome.
Dew had to recover from a bad training fall just 10 days before the start of the championships last weekend and was perhaps fortunate that his main races were right at the end of the program.
■Fifty years ago
March 1, 1968
A request by a Bendigo firm for permission to install a trampoline in the Hopwood Gardens during the Easter period was refused on the casting vote of the Mayor, Cr. A. E. Rosendale, at this week’s council meeting.
The request was made by R. and L. Foley who have operated trampolines in the gardens at holiday periods for several years.
They sought permission to operate the trampolines from April 6 to April 29 and offered a rental of $60.
A Ford station wagon stolen in Melbourne on Wednesday was found in Echuca yesterday.
Echuca Police noticed the vehicle parked in Collier Street, Echuca, and a check showed it was stolen the previous day.
The car was undamaged and taken back to Melbourne.
Echuca South should gain a place in the Echuca Cricket Association’s A grade semi-finals when their match against Mathoura is completed at the Mathoura ground tomorrow.
South will be chasing Mathoura’s first innings total of 181 runs made for the loss of eight wickets and look to have the batsman capable of achieving the object.