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Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

Helena Valley tipped to win

IN Swan Helena cricket, this week, the second last round before Christmas is being played and on Tuesday the start of the Dogtainers, Tuesday T20 competition. Lesmurdie Mazenod are at home to Roleystone Karragullen and both need a good strong ...

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It’s all in the Chaisty family

LESMURDIE drag racer Jake Chaisty is still waiting to hear whether he is the youngest Super Stock champion in Australia. Chaisty’s father Geoff said his eldest son turned 23 just five days before the Australian Nationals. It’s not confirmed but ...

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Triathlon at lake again

THE Chidlow Primary School triathlon is being held on Wednesday December 17 at Lake Leschenaultia. Triathlon committee member Vicki Atkins said 118 students have signed up to participate on the day an increase on the number who took part last ...

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Tribute to cricketer Phillip Hughes

SWAN Helena District Cricket Association clubs held one minute’s silence and wore black armbands in honour of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes who died on Thursday, November 27 after being hit in the neck by a cricket ball. Echo News cricket ...

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A grade one-day games start

REG COCHRANE   THE first of the one-day games are being played this Saturday and Sunday in Swan Helena A grade cricket. There should be a good game at Brown Park, between Swan View and Ellenbrook Rangers but Swan View ...

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City reform savings likely to cost jobs

A CITY of Swan report about the cost of local government reform and what effects it would have on the 2014-15 Budget was presented to the council this week. The State Government changes to local government boundaries announced in October ...

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Ballajura land for aged care

ANITA McINNES   THE City of Swan is buying land in Ballajura, which will be developed into an aged care facility. Chief executive officer Mike Foley said once the city owned the land it intended to seek expressions of interest ...

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Extra Northam train services

A TRIAL of nine extra services on the AvonLink train between Perth and Northam started this week. The $6.575 million AvonLink Enhancement Project – funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program – resulted in the first extra return ...

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Land bought for highway

ANITA McINNES   MAIN Roads WA says it has started negotiations with the landowners it needs to acquire land from to build the new Perth Darwin National Highway. A spokeswoman said there were 27 landowners in the City of Swan ...

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Learning about water

ALMOST 800 students attended a waterwise event at Whiteman Park in November. Whiteman Park marketing and events officer Sarah Stevenson said 794 students from 12 schools including St Joseph’s School Northam as well as students from Ashdale, Duncraig and Koondoola ...

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