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…


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…