RELIVE some of the most memorable moments from 2016 in Scone and surrounding areas.
Doctor’s OAM completes local trifecta:
AS the saying goes, good things come to those who wait.
It's been a long time coming, but Dr John Houston Paradice has today been awarded the prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his dedication and service to the Scone community over many years. MORE HERE.
Margaret’s proud of Citizen of the Year honour:
MARGARET Cooper has been presented with the Hunter McLoughlin Memorial Citizen award after more than five decades of dedication to Scone basketball and other community activities. MORE HERE.
Professor Coroneo awarded an AO:
FORMER Scone resident Professor Minas Coroneo has been appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO). MORE HERE.
Murrurundi looking to the future:
THE Murrurundi community is moving forward with an action plan to improve the town. MORE HERE.
Small club proves it has big heart:
SCONE Swimming Club may be small in comparison to others in the region, but they are proving their skills in the water during the InterTown Swimming Carnival competition. MORE HERE.
Cassilis Rodeo’s record numbers:
THERE were plenty of nerves for the Cassilis Rodeo committee on Friday due to intermittent rain. MORE HERE.
Awesome foursome kick off season with Knights:
FOUR students from St Joseph’s High School Aberdeen have kicked off their seasons with the Newcastle Knights’ junior squads. MORE HERE.
Scone to set up scholarship in honour of horse rider Olivia Inglis:
THE Scone Horse Trials committee will set up a memorial scholarship fund as a tribute to Olivia Inglis, who was fatally crushed by her horse during the event last Sunday. MORE HERE.
Historical society celebrates anniversary:
THE last six decades have brought vast changes but one important local asset is still maintaining a connection to the past. MORE HERE.
Family fed up with ongoing battle:
A WEEKEND of carnage has finally snapped the Simpson family’s patience. MORE HERE.
Former Scone player joins illustrious company:
SCONE’S Ed Arnott has followed in the footsteps of current Australian representatives by winning a prestigious CIS Red for his achievements in rugby union. MORE HERE.
Barwick brothers’ generous contribution:
THE generosity of two brothers has left a lasting legacy on the Upper Hunter. MORE HERE.
New fire truck, station on way for Murrurundi:
Fire protection and emergency response in the Upper Hunter has received a boost with the arrival of a $500,000 Isuzu fire truck. MORE HERE.
Plans for Civic Theatre to serve as multi-function centre:
OWNER Minas Coroneo says he wants Scone's highly-valued Civic Theatre to serve as a multi-function centre. MORE HERE.
Big crowd converges on Merriwa Racecourse:
THE weather gods smiled on the Merriwa Racecourse on Saturday - just in time for the town's premier race meeting. MORE HERE.
Mayor praises interest in Anzac Day:
UPPER Hunter Shire mayor Wayne Bedggood has praised the community for their Anzac spirit during a number of services across the region this week. MORE HERE.
Post Office closure concerns Murrurundi residents:
MURRURUNDI Post Office will cease trading next Thursday amid concerns of a “severe downgrade” for the local community. MORE HERE.
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