Churchill and District News Highlights

August 2021

Vale Nabil Samaan

On August 14, 2020 we said goodbye to our beloved Nabil Samaan. You were so dear to all of us..... read more

Mathison Park 2021-08

Local MP Darren Chester has supported Mathison Park Community Asset Committee to receive a $2,500 grant, which will be used to purchase an equipment trailer and tools to help the volunteers..... read more

Plants in my Garden 2018-08

Eremophila ‘Augusta Storm’ is a small shrub up to 1m tall and broad with silvery-green foliage and tubular, purple flowers. A lovely little plant when it is at its best.... read more

2021 Youth Week - Latrobe Street Games

The Big Sports Day pop-up event was a Youth Week celebration consisting of a range of different sport activities, included an inflatable soccer pitch, inflatable soccer dart board, big connect 4, big billiards plus many more sporting activities..... read more

Looking Back - Swimming

Is our national identity caught up in swimming ?.... read more

July 2021

2021 Extreme Weather

The Churchill district has been greatly impacted by the weather event overnight on Wednesday June 9. .... read more

Extreme weather - Morwell National Park

The weather has greatly impacted Morwell National Park. The park is currently closed and likely to be closed for a while since there is considerable damage to be removed before it will be safe for the public to enter. .... read more

Hazelwood Cemetery - More Unmarked Graves

In the June edition of Churchill and District News, it was pointed out that approximately 25% of interments in our cemetery, now over 140 years old, are recorded as “unmarked”. It’s understood this figure is a close average for Victorian country cemeteries..... read more

Looking Back - A bit long in the tooth.

Having recently read an article about dental care, it is worth visiting stories from the past to show a visit these days to a dentist isn’t as traumatic as might be expected..... read more

Stamp Matters - Robert Louis Stevenson

As a child, I was an avid reader of the boy’s stories of Robert Louis Stevenson and his poetry and like so many others, can still recall a lot of ‘My Shadow’ seventy years on..... read more

June 2021

Shop Local May Day Market

What glorious sunshine we woke up to on Saturday May 1; the day of our May Day Market! Just the weather to be outdoors and visiting the Churchill Shopping Centre..... read more

Friends of Morwell National Park, 2021-06

Friends of Morwell National Park - activities report for May and June 2021.... read more

Stamp Matters - International Postage

International postage rates have been with us as long as we have had a postal service, based on weight and mode of transport, either surface mail or airmail. As international airlines grew in number, most overseas mail went by air..... read more

Mathison Park June 2021

Our monthly working bee was very successful with a record number of volunteers attending. Holes were dug for new trees to be planted, and four piles of fallen branches, leaves and bark were successfully burnt..... read more

Churchill Football Netball Club celebrates 130 years of history in style

The Churchill Football Netball Club has celebrated the 130 year history of the club with two significant events held on May 1 and 2..... read more

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