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Echo News gives readers an alternative to other media outlets in WA and enjoys a very high rate of readership in its distribution area. Our Echo News team are a small group of devoted individuals who work hard to give the local community an easy to read, yet intelligent mix of local community stories.

Rullo and Williams bow out

TARGA West rally driver Peter Rullo’s love of bananas and practical jokes may never be the same again after a harmless prank started a run of wretched luck. Just before the Toodyay stage when Rullo of Jane Brook was locked ...

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Bronze for club champions

STUDENTS from Sensei Bob Allen’s Swan Hills Goju Ryu Karate club successfully represented Western Australia at the Australian Karate Federation’s 2014 National Championship Tournament, held in Joondalup last weekend. Current state champion Ian Smith of Swan View and previous Nationals ...

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Hasluck sporting champs

A GROUP of 14 local young stars have been awarded a $500 grant through the Hasluck Local Sporting Champions program. Federal Member for Hasluck Ken Wyatt presented the sporting champions with grants to help cover the cost of state, national ...

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Hundreds tackle Avon descent

SOUTH Africa’s Lance Kime claimed this year’s Avon Descent title which saw over 550 competitors tackle the 42nd race last weekend, with water levels the best in a decade. The Avon Descent is supported by the State Government through Tourism ...

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Literacy is mum’s passion

NATASHA Burns from Ladybug Literacy for Kids has been nominated for the 2014 AusMumpreneur Awards in the making a difference category. Mrs Burns, a qualified teacher who lives in Aveley, said Ladybug Literacy for kids was making a difference in ...

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Making great strides towards Sydney

YOUNG ballroom dancers and their families are hard at work fund raising to help members of the In Step Dance school in Bellevue get to a national competition in Sydney – and they are calling out to local businesses to ...

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Students glimpse possibilities

MORE than 280 secondary school students were given the unique opportunity to speak one-on-one with some of Perth’s top science, engineering and mathematic minds during a recent motivational morning tea. The morning tea initiative was part of National Science Week. ...

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Spellbound

LOCAVORE, sophistry, sanguine and insouciant were just some of the words competitors in the Hills District Interschool Spelling Bee were asked to spell. Helena Valley Primary School hosted the spelling bee keenly contested by 18 competitors from nine hills primary ...

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College brings together past and present

PRESENT and former members of the Helena College Parents and Friends Association will come together next month to celebrate 50 years of operation. An afternoon tea will be held on October 19 to celebrate the milestone, thanks to a Shire ...

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Police station open longer

EXTENDING Mundaring Police Station’s hours will benefit senior residents according to a local ratepayers’ association. Swan Hills MLA Frank Alban and Police Minister Liza Harvey announced the police station’s hours would be extended, allowing the public counter to remain open ...

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