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Local schools introduce distancing measures

The NSW Department of Education has introduced proactive measures to limit the impact of COVID-19 in local and state wide schools. Condobolin Public School and St Joseph’s Parish School, have already announced the postponement or…



Quilting with Jen Kingwell

PIC: Renowned quilter Jen Kingwell is coming to Condobolin to share her knowledge and talk about her journey to becoming a global quilting celebrity. Image Contributed. By Melissa Blewitt Global quilting celebrity, Jen Kingwell, is…


Unlocking the potential of a horse

PIC: Mark Langley of Mark Langley Horsemanship (centre) with Emmeline Rolls on Honey and Connor Thompson on Narla. Mark conducted a three day workshop at the Pony Club grounds in Condobolin last week. MB. By…


Earthworks at Gum Bend Lake

Earthworks is underway at Gum Bend Lake in Condobolin. Lachlan Shire Council made the difficult decision not to fill the lake in August last year, however committed to maintaining the freedom camping area and the…


Blood Bank coming to Condobolin

PIC: Jim Griffiths, who has been a regular whole blood donor since August 2000, was in town recently, distributing information on the blood donation process, and to promote the Mobile Blood Unit visit to the…



Most popular local Library books

Whether you like romance, science fiction, suspense thrillers, biographies, crime, horror or a picture book, you can be rest assured you will be able to find it at the Condobolin Library. The community indulged in…


Maintaining Gum Bend Lake facilities

Lachlan Shire Council is committed to maintaining and improving Condobolin’s Gum Bend Lake’s recreational facilities. They are in the process of undertaking a $200,000 playground upgrade in the area, funded by Council and “NSW Planning…


VMO secured for Condobolin Hospital

Member for Barwon Roy Butler has informed the Condobolin Argus that since becoming aware of the medical coverage issues at the Condobolin Hospital, he has been in regular contact with Western NSW Local Health District…


Condobolin Picnic Races 2020

The 2020 Condobolin Picnic Races were a great success. The meet featured $29,000 in prizemoney plus trophies. A highlight of the day was the $8,000 Royal Hotel Picnic Cup, which was won by Waldo Waldorf,…


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…