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…


Mayor holds Christmas Party to thank volunteers

Lachlan Shire Mayor John Medcalf held a Christmas Party at the SRA Hall on the 13th December. Dignatories from Penrith City Council, Lachlan Shire Councilors and Community Volunteers attended and enjoyed a sit down meal…


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….



Condo croquet visits Orange

Croquet On the 25th of September, eight players from the Condobolin Croquet Club travelled to Orange for a day of coaching, playing and socializing. Past Bathurst Australian Croquet champion John Cox attended to instruct the…


Successful Centre State Triples tournament held

Condobolin Sports Club Bowls The highlight of the Condo bowls calendar, our Centre State Triples event, was played over the course of last weekend. Since its inception, this tournament has set the standard for how…


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…


Life is a Highway

By Melissa Blewitt Grant John Cadoret has walked a lot of miles. A quiet dignity and strength his only companions for a large majority of the time. He has been called many things. A journeyman….


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…


40 years of Condo Rugby

 Rugby Union Memories – 40 years of Condo Rugby – My memories from 1982 to 1995 – By John Dean. I started playing rugby in Condobolin in 1982 at the invitation of Peter Gordon. My…


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…


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…