News

Leonie recognised with major award

By Melissa Blewitt   Condobolin Health Service’s Leonie Parker has been named the winner of the 2019 NSW Health Staff Member of the Year Award. She was recognised as the winner of the Staff Member…


Story Time fun at the Library

By Melissa Blewitt Local children now get to experience the delight of stories, songs and rhymes during Storytime at the Condobolin Library, twice a week. The ever popular event, is now held on Wednesdays and…


Mrs Dorothy Salter turns 102

By Melissa Blewitt Turning 102 is a big reason to celebrate. Condobolin resident Dorothy Salter marked this magnificent milestone on Thursday, 19 September with a party at William Beech Gardens. The event was organised by…


Local students excell

• Condobolin High School students have excelled at the NSW Combined High Schools Sports Association Athletics Championships. Tyler Edgcumbe competed in the 17 years (Open) 1,500 metre event, Mia Noll competed in the 15 years…


Mherv in Condobolin

The Men’s Health Education Rural Van (Mherv) was in Condobolin early in September. Mherv is a custom built caravan with a dedicated Registered Nurse travelling the state of New South Wales offering free health screenings…


A fond farewell

Lachlan Shire Council held a farewell morning tea for Tourism Officer Amy Strudwick and Librarian Theresa Jude last Friday. The duo was thanked for their dedication and enthusiasm in their roles, and were wished all…


Serving the Community

In mid July St Vincent de Paul recognised Judy Vane-Tempest (25 years) and Pauline Doyle (30 years) for their commitment to the Condobolin community. Together they have spent 55 years volunteering. ABOVE: Jeffrey Grogan, Judy…


Successful Dog Trials

The art of training sheep dogs was proven to be alive and well in Condobolin, with local sheep dog trials boasting a strong turnout of competitors and spectators at the campdraft grounds. Weather conditions were…


A bit of Bogan in Condo

Condobolin participated in Australia’s Biggest Bogan Festival (ABBF) at the Condobolin Hotel last Friday. Events in Condobolin included a Publican’s Challenge (Darts, Euchre and Kelly Pool Competition), Air Guitar Championships, Bogan Fashions in the Field…


A tick of approval

Melissa Blewitt The Regional Innovators Network has won a Good Design Award. Community Connectors for the project are Annette Ohlsen (Condobolin), Shane Phillips (Lake Cargelligo) of Growing Lachlan, along with Sharon Thomas (Dubbo) of the…


Creating a brighter future for Condo kids

A wellbeing program targeting the Aboriginal community in Condobolin is improving the health of local children, securing homes for families and improving school attendance rates. Marathon Health and the Wiradjuri Condobolin Corporation have supported 48…


Preschool extension taking shape

Progress is starting to happen quickly with the Condobolin Preschool and Childcare Centre Extension Project. Concrete being poured, frames are going up and roof trusses will soon be added. The levels for the new babies…


Celebrating Condo paramedics

By Melissa Blewitt Female paramedics are being recognised by NSW Ambulance as it celebrates 40 years of women in active service. Condobolin has three female paramedics, Brooke Brazier, Leah Butcher (LJ) and Kim Little, serving…


CWFS Women and Youth in Agriculture

By Melissa Blewitt The Central West Farming Systems 2019 Women and Youth in Agriculture Conference was a huge success. Many local women took the opportunity to network and form friendships Wednesday Comedian Fiona O’Loughlin had…


Easter fun

Tommy Kirkman, Janayah Johnson, Macauley Packham and Stella Jarick had a great time at the Condobolin Public School Easter Concert and Hat Parade. Kindergarten, Year One and Year Two students delighted the audience at their…


A big thankyou to Abby

For   the    last seven years, Abby Grimshaw  has  been a crucial member of Condobolin’s Born To Read committee. She has been responsible for sending the birthday books to all registered members of the Joey Readers…


Worthy Nominees

Kiara Harris (Condobolin), Zara King (Tullibigeal) and Halle Jane Doyle (Condobolin) were three of the four nominees in the Lachlan Shire Young Citizen of the Year category. Jai-James Clarke from Lake Cargelligo was named the…


Australia Day at Condo Pool

Jason Kirby, Steven Capewell and Jaydan Glasson had a fantastic time at the Condobolin Pool during Australia Day celebrations. There was a three-legged race, thong throwing, water balloons, on land watermelon race, Rotary Jumping Castle,…



Showing generosity for Can Assist

Lachlan Shire Council Union Members held their Annual Union Picnic Day on 9 November 2018 at the Condobolin Sports Club. Throughout the year, members have contributed money, ran a raffle and 100 Clubs to raise…


GRADUATING PRESCHOOL

Condobolin Preschool and Childcare Centre held their Emu Room Graduation Ceremony last Monday. It was held at the Condobolin Sports Club. Parents, grand parents, carers, friends and special guests enjoyed the evening. Santa Claus even…


CALLING TIME AFTER 50 YEARS

By Melissa Blewitt For 50 years, Condobolin Swiss Watch Centre has been part of the local business landscape, but on Christmas Eve, it will close its doors for the final time. From humble beginnings, to…


FINAL FAREWELL

By Melissa Blewitt Condobolin’s NRMA Insurance Agency is saying goodbye, after serving the Condobolin community for 60 years. The Branch will say its final farewell on 31 December 2018. After working with the NRMA since…


Helping Hand for Helipad

He explained the Land Rover Club of the ACT was one of three Clubs that join together to organise a bi-annual event known as the Combined ACT Four Wheel Drive Clubs Four Wheel Drive Spectacular…


Eisteddfod success

At the 25th Annual Forbes Eisteddfod last Friday, several Condobolin piano students were well placed against some very high standard performances. In the Beginners Section, Alexandra Worthington was awarded second place from ten competitors. Alexandra…


Milestone for Sunrise Project – DFS completed

By Melissa Blewitt The Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) for Clean TeQ Sunrise Project, near Fifield, has been completed. It forecasts local benefits to the community over the initial 25 years of the Project operation in…


Public speaking success for local students

By Melissa Blewitt Standing in front of a large audience and performing can be daunting, but not for some local students who competed in the Oxley Group CWA Public Speaking Competition recently. Four students from…


Red alert lifted at Gum Bend

By Melissa Blewitt The Red alert warning previously issued for Gum Bend Lake has now been reduced to an Amber alert by Water NSW. Water quality samples collected by Lachlan Shire Council and analysed by…



Lachlan Shire News

Projects •Condobolin Library Extension – The Library extension is progressing well with the new section of the building almost completed. Over the next 2 weeks the Library will relocate to the new extension to allow…