LITTLE BATTLER: Jasper Bell has had a long eight months, but he's finally back at school after a devastating diagnosis.
LITTLE BATTLER: Jasper Bell has had a long eight months, but he's finally back at school after a devastating diagnosis.

Five stories you may have missed this week

IT’S been a busy week around the region, so here’s some of our biggest news you might have missed.

Catch up on these best five news items:

1. Beloved councillor and deputy mayor dies, aged 88:

The community is in mourning after the passing of a former deputy mayor and councillor who battled Parkinson’s disease for 18 years.

See the touching words her daughter shared with us about her loving mum.

2. Meet Dalby’s little battler, Jasper Bell:

Just a week after starting prep, six-year-old Jasper Bell was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening disease.

Hear his story of survival here.

3. State Government’s plans to send toddlers to school:

The new KindylinQ program will see three-year-old children from select schools across the state attend school as an overhaul to early education.

See what a Jandowae mum had to say about the controversial program.

4. Dalby kept up the celebrations for Melbourne Cup day:

The real Melbourne Cup day may have been some 1500 kilometres away, but that didn’t stop Dalby from pulling out all the stops to share in the celebrations.

Check out photos from the best of the big race day.

5. Drug driving learner driver caught out three times:

A young driver held back tears as she fronted Dalby Magistrate Court for several drug driving charges.

See what she had to say here.


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