RELIVE some of the most memorable moments from 2016 in Scone and surrounding areas.
Debbie Racklyeft, Joe Wamsley honoured:
THE 2016 Scone & Upper Hunter Horse Festival was launched on Thursday evening in a blaze of glitz and glamour at the Vinery Stud Function Room. MORE HERE.
Record-breaking season for swimming club:
A MOMENTOUS season for Scone Swimming Club saw records broken and a number of standout performances on the representative stage. MORE HERE.
Scone staff acknowledged for work in local community:
SCOTT Memorial Hospital celebrated the ongoing dedication of its staff as part of both International Midwives and Nurses Day. MORE HERE.
'Glenrock Station' owners acquire Bishop family's enterprise:
THE Bishop family’s Kuro Kin Wagyu property at Bunnan in the Upper Hunter has been acquired by the Chinese owners of ‘Glenrock Station’ near Scone. MORE HERE.
Origin berths await:
AN already memorable season just keeps getting better for three Scone juniors. MORE HERE.
Scone Cup 2016:
BRILLIANT weather greeted hundreds of eager racegoers at the prestigious Scone Cup on Friday. MORE HERE.
Dancing to the beat in Horse Parade:
THERE was a bit of everything at the 2016 Scone Equine Hospital Horse Festival Parade. MORE HERE.
Lions club’s mammoth donation:
THE Lions Club of Scone has handed over a $35,000 cheque to assist Strathearn Village with ongoing developments. MORE HERE.
Welcome funds for Merriwa to Willow Tree road upgrade:
UPPER Hunter Shire Council and Liverpool Plains Council have welcomed the announcement of federal funding to upgrade the Merriwa to Willow Tree Road. MORE HERE.
It’s official: Scone rider Lisa Martin joins 2016 Australian Paralympic Team:
SCONE’S Lisa Martin started packing her bags for Rio last month. The talented rider had finally received the call she’d been waiting for – informing the local woman of her selection in the 2016 Australian Paralympic Equestrian team. MORE HERE.
Raring to go ahead of state championships:
LOCAL netballers have been working towards this moment for months. Two representative sides from Scone, the Opens and under-17s, will compete in the prestigious state championships at Newcastle this weekend. MORE HERE.
Festival of the Fleeces 2016:
A BLUR of red and white rushed through Merriwa’s Bettington Street on Saturday. MORE HERE.
Support for ‘Where There’s A Will’ charity:
WILL Carrigan was a successful, hard-working member of the Upper Hunter community. MORE HERE.
Lisa’s Rio launch:
UPPER Hunter rider Lisa Martin has praised her support network as she prepares to embark on a trip of a lifetime to Rio for the Paralympics. MORE HERE.
‘Gentle giant’ recognised:
THE late Kevin Albury has been recognised with a posthumous award as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations in Scone on Monday. MORE HERE.
Gymnasts impress at Country Capital Cup:
A THIRD place finish for Riana Tillemans helped Scone achieve its best ever result at the Country Capital Cup in Tamworth. MORE HERE.
Carly McBride’s remains found:
A TIP-off has led police to the remains of missing mother-of-two Carly McBride and blown the murder investigation wide open. MORE HERE.
Motorbike rider dies after three-car accident:
A MOTORBIKE rider has died following a three-vehicle crash near Scone. MORE HERE.
Leading Scone jockey, trainer recognised for stellar seasons:
SCONE’S premiership winners from last season were presented with their trophies at the meeting on Monday. MORE HERE.
Meet the Scone Thoroughbreds grand finalists:
SCONE is hoping for a double celebration in enemy territory this weekend. MORE HERE.
New lease on life for Thoroughbred Hotel:
THE Thoroughbred Hotel will soon open its doors to a new beginning. MORE HERE.
Scone claims three-peat:
THE Scone Thoroughbreds captured their third consecutive A-Plus Contracting Hunter Valley Group 21 women’s league tag crown after accounting for Greta Branxton 16-0 at Olympic Park, Muswellbrook, on Sunday. MORE HERE.
Thoroughbreds erase finals heartache:
THE Scone Thoroughbreds erased 12 months of heartache at Olympic Park on Sunday. MORE HERE.
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