Councillor Kaye Maguire and Shae Connors
Councillor Kaye Maguire and Shae Connors

GOOD NEWS: Nine local stories you may have missed this week

OUR news feeds are flooded with information about COVID-19 and the pandemic taking over our communities.

While we will continue to provide you all the latest and up-to-date coronavirus stories, we are also bringing you great news from Dalby.

Here’s what you may have missed recently among all the coronavirus coverage:

Chinchilla man found with over 100kg of cannabis

A CHINCHILLA man sat nervously in the Dalby courthouse, fidgeting with the microphone in front of him as he pleaded guilty to possession of a dangerous drug.

John Lee Willis appeared in the Dalby District Court yesterday to face a charge of producing cannabis over 500g.


Full list of Western Downs roads being upgraded

LONG awaited upgrades to the roads of the Western Downs are on the way thanks to a $1 million investment from the Federal Government, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today.

The Drought Communities Programme Extension will bring with it many much-needed updates to the roads of the region.


16 crimes that have shocked Dalby this year

FROM covert drug supplies to serious assaults, Dalby has seen their fair share of jaw-dropping crimes already this year.

Here are the crimes that have shocked the town so far this year.


Why COVID-19 was great for this business

COVID-19 restrictions have forced many businesses around the world to stop dead in their tracks or find new ways to survive.

Many restaurants, pubs and cafes started delivering to customers in order to keep staff on, but this Dalby business stayed ahead of the game.


Australia’s biggest solar farm to be built in Western Downs

NEOEN has successfully negotiated a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with publicly owned renewable generator CleanCo to build Australia’s largest solar farm near Chinchilla.

Construction is scheduled to start in July creating more than 400 jobs, with the first energy output planned for the first quarter of 2022.


Dalby remembers former national serviceman and beloved local

Ian Douglas Binns was born in Toowoomba on the 13th July 1936 to parents Ivy and Robert. Mr Binns was born a twin with his brother Ross and was later followed by brothers Bruce, Robert and Colin and then followed by sister Helen and baby brother David.


“We don’t want people to get complacent”

DALBY residents enjoyed the first weekend of semi freedom after the state lifted restrictions that included residents being able to travel 50km from their residence.

Dalby police Sergeant Tony Logue said that while police were hesitant on the lift, residents have been well behaved.


Hand sanitiser ready for takeoff on RFDS

THE Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has taken delivery of some timely, and extremely precious, cargo thanks to Carlton & United Breweries.

More than 1000, 500ml bottles of hand sanitiser has been donated by CUB, with the product to be distributed to RFDS frontline workers and aeromedical bases across Queensland as they continue to provide vital healthcare services during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Dalby man roams streets with axe

A DALBY father refused to look the magistrate in the eye as she told him to set a better example for his children in court on Tuesday morning.

Neil Phillip Richer kept his head down as senior constable Jodie Tahana recalled the events of April 16.


New gas project to start drilling pilot wells on Western Downs

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Gang of youths allegedly robs, assaults pair in Kingaroy CBD

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GALLERY: Dalby recognises local heroes and new citizens

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