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…


Great win for Gadfly

By Melissa Blewitt Condobolin horse, Gadfly, ran a powerful race, to beat a strong field in the Duck Creek Picnic Cup at Nyngan recently. Not only did he win convincingly, he set a weight carrying…


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…


Successful selection

   St Joseph’s Parish School Condobolin students Braith Sloane and Cameron Stuckey have been selected in the Wilcannia Forbes Rugby Team. . They will now compete at the NSW Catholic Primary Schools carnival in Forbes…


Harry is oarsome

Condobolin’s Harry Crouch is off to take on his next rowing challenge. He was invited to the USA based Under 23 Selection Trials at Princeton University this month. He will go into a two week…


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…


Playing cards for 52 years

By Melissa Blewitt A  love  of  playing  cards has seen a group of women enjoy 52 years of friendship. ‘The  Card  Girls’,  as they affectionately call themselves, began meeting  at each others homes, for a…


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…


By Melissa Blewitt Condobolin’s Toby Denyer has embarked on the trip of a lifetime, as member of the NSW Combined High Schools Rugby Union Team, which will play in South Africa over the next two…


Danielle nets national selection

Rising young sports star, Danielle Hoskins,  has secured a place in the top U19’s Australian Indigenous Squad to represent Indigenous Australia at the International Schoolgirls Netball Championships to be held at Palmerston North in New…


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…