TOP STORIES: News 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 and the surrounding areas.
Here are the stories from the Dalby Herald you might have missed this week:
RECONCILIATION WEEK: Elder says education is key
WEDNESDAY marked the beginning of reconciliation week across Australia, with many indigenous Australians taking the time to reflect on the past but also striving for the future.
Mabrey Fogarty, an elder of the Burragan tribe in Dalby, said education was key moving forward.
Dalby boy shocks parents with announcement
FORMER Dalby boy, Andrew McCullough made a shock announcement earlier in the week after signing on with the Newcastle Knights for the remainder of the 2020 season.
McCullough’s father and Dalby artist, Graham said that the family was as surprised as anyone but hoped the change in scenery will inspire the next phase of the veteran hooker’s career.
Smart farming investment to yield positives in Dalby
COTTON farmers in Dalby will share in a $50,000 boost through the Federal Government’s Smart Farms Small Grants program, to undertake sustainability projects, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today.
“Dalby is a huge and diverse agricultural producer and it’s exciting to see more innovative practices being implemented by its cotton farmers,” Mr Littleproud said.
Appointments now available for women’s health clinics
DARLING Downs Health Service mobile women’s health nurse Ms Barbara Milne will visit a variety of locations next month to conduct free health clinics.
Mobile Women’s Health clinics offer a range of services including cervical screening tests, breast awareness, sexual health testing and advice for issues such as continence, menopause, family planning, contraception and general wellbeing.
GALLERY: Dalby golf club back into the swing of things
DOZENS of avid golfers hit the Moreton Street course despite the fresh temperatures on Sunday morning.
Local golfing legend Mike Peeck told the Dalby Herald last week, he was excited to get out on the course again after the club closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Maranoa MP speaks out on paper closures and job losses
MARANOA MP David Littleproud has expressed his disappointment at the closure of several mastheads in the region.
The MP called on News Corp to consider the hundreds of staff that will lose their jobs in a month’s time when the sites move to digital only, or are cancelled completely.
Man steals petrol after gift card declined
AFTER a failed attempt to pay for fuel with a giftcard, Garry John Kay decided to instead steal it – a crime that was only picked up two years later. .
Police prosecutor sergeant Derek Brady told the Dalby Magistrates Court Kay attempted to pay for $40 worth of fuel with a gift card on April 8, 2018.
Man caught with drug utensils had genitals exposed in public
JUSTIN Thomas Morton told the Dalby Magistrates Court he had become a “burden” to his mother and father after being caught trying to hide clipseal bags and a syringe in a public toilet, and exposing his genitals in public.
Police prosecutor sergeant Derek Brady told the court that on April 15 around midday, police were called to a toilet block near the Pioneer Museum in Dalby over claims a man was “acting suspiciously”.
P-plater caught driving 174km/hr in ‘horror period’
IN THE lead up to Fatality Free Friday on May 29, a Dalby police officer has admitted speeding has become worse since travel restrictions and border closures came into play.
Officer-in-charge of the Dalby Road Policing Unit sergeant Mark Woitowitz said now was the time to be even more mindful on our roads, especially given the region’s track record for fatalities at this time of year.