About Us

The Team

Editor:  Carol Scott
Team Leader/Secretary:  Ruth Place
Treasurer:  Maureen Schenkel
Assistant Treasurer:  Rachael Perrott
Advertising:  Ruth Place, Shelley McDonald,
Layout:  Allan Larkin
Production: Carol Scott, Ruth Place, Allan Larkin, Maureen Schenkel
Proof Readers: Ruth Place, Shelley McDonald, Gary Weston, Geraldine Larkin, Carol Scott, Delma Hodges, Lorraine Peake
Distribution: Carl Hood
Team Members:
Webpage: John Sunderland
Facebook page: 
Tracey Burr, Rebecca Barry, Shelley McDonald, Carol Scott.

Churchill and District News is a community newspaper staffed entirely by volunteers

The Churchill News was a community newspaper which started when Churchill started in 1965. The first minister of the Co-Operating Churches began the leaflet as a means of informing the new residents as they arrived, of the services available e.g. bread, milk and newspaper deliveries; which family had just arrived, which family had had an addition. It also told of church services, where the post could be picked up, where and when the bus went to Morwell and Yinnar, which day was bin day. It has a proud history and remains an integral part of our communities.

Churchill News became Churchill and District News in 2002 when it went from hard copy to being electronically produced on computer. The L.V.Express prints the paper and distributes it, but originally it was done by a devoted group of news boys and girls who delivered the paper twice a month, after another devoted group divided up the papers for each deliverer.

The new name reflects the distribution area which now takes in Boolarra, Yinnar, Yinnar South, Mirboo North, Hazelwood North and South as well as being available for people in the Jeeralangs if they pick it up at the Churchill Newsagency, Woolworths or IGA in Churchill.

The team which runs this paper are all volunteers, who spend countless hours each month to make sure the paper is produced and delivered to our 10,000 plus readership. We hope you enjoy reading our paper either in hard copy or on line at this web site in Previous Issues.

Our competitions are popular also and can be found on the web site under Events.

In 2021, we received commendations from the Community Newspaper Association of Victoria.

Churchill and District News is a community newspaper staffed by volunteers.


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