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Donna to lose locks

Condobolin’s Donna Edwards will lose her locks to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation, when she participates in the World’s Greatest Shave, next month. The well-known bus driver will shave off all her hair on…


Seniors Festival Fun

Condobolin’s 2020 NSW Seniors Festival was celebrated through a myriad of activities last week. The festivities began with a fitness class with Personal Training – Brayden Davis at the Condobolin Sports Club on Tuesday, 18…


Judy Price recognised

Judy Price has always had the Condobolin community at heart. The Condobolin SES Unit held an end of year presentation night at the RSL Club on 27 November, last year, where they honoured Mrs Price…


Burpees for Bushfires success

Personal Training – Brayden Davis held a Burpees for Bushfires fundraiser on Saturday, 25 January. The event raised $1,510, with all proceeds being donated to the Rural Fire Service. For every $1 that was donated…


Murrin Bridge Community Welcomed to Lachlan

Media Release Lachlan Shire Council, as it welcomes in the New Year, would like to make special mention of the Murrin Bridge community who joined the Shire in September last year. Murrin Bridge, an Indigenous…


Laura’s bright mind shines

By Melissa Blewitt Condobolin High School’s Laura Waller has been awarded the prestigious Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute Science Award. Named after the late cardiac surgeon and pioneer of modern heart transplantation, Dr Victor Chang,…


Macca comes to Condobolin

Macca in Condobolin The local community turned out in force to see Ian (Macca) McNamara, when he visited Condobolin. He held an old time bush dance on Saturday, 14 December, and then hosted his radio…


SUMMER PNEUMONIA CASES ON THE RISE

Numerous cases of pneumonia have been diagnosed in lambs in confinement lots across the central west in the last few weeks and appears to be on the rise. Pneumonia is a respiratory disease whereby the…


Melanie is Australia Day Ambassador

By Melissa Blewitt Melanie Thomas, journalist, author and founder of the KYUP! Project, has been named Lachlan Shire Council’s 2020 Australia Day Ambassador. She will be front and centre of Lachlan Shire Australia Day events….


RTT helps Farmers

By Melissa Blewitt The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) helped around 200 drought stricken farmers in Condobolin on Thursday, 10 October. Through their Farmers Community Connect, they delivered 100 tonnes of donated animal feed, which recipients…


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…