99 reasons to party in Elmore

September 26, 2017

Rochester District chemical weed control 1964. Photo: State Library Victoria.

■10 years ago

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Elmore was in celebratory mode for most of the weekend after the town’s football team brought home its first senior premiership cup in more than two decades.

Loud cheers from the Bloods supporters greeted the final siren in the Heathcote and District Football League grand final at Toolleen on Saturday, as Elmore thrashed Colbinabbin by 99 points.

It was the first premiership for Elmor’’s senior football side in 22 years, making the celebrations even more sweet.

This year’s festivities were in contrast to grand final night in Elmore last year, when the Bloods were defeated.

Elmore was turned into a sea of red and white on Saturday as victory celebrations continued long into the night and the next day.

■30 years ago

Tuesday, September 22, 1987

Plans for a 300-sow piggery near Lockington have hit a major snag after Rochester Shire Council voted against granting a planning permit for the development.

Council held a special meeting on Monday to discuss the planning application, however the decision went against the proposal.

A motion was put that the application be approved, however the majority of councillors voted against this.

Council will now have to set out its reasons for refusing the permit and the applicant Dinez Nominees will have a chance to object.

The special meeting last Monday was preceded by an inspection of the site for the proposed piggery by councillors and staff.

The meeting on the planning application began at 1pm and many objectors took the opportunity to attend, although none had an opportunity to address council.

■100 years ago

Saturday, September 22, 1917

A French communique says: ‘‘Intense artillery firing is in progress south of Oise in the Champagne sector and on both banks of the Meuse.’’

It is authoritatively stated that the anti-submarine measures being taken by the admiralty are so succeeding that further reductions in the shipping losses are anticipated.

Reuters’ correspondent at the British headquarters in France says that today’s attack has resulted in another fine success for British arms.

The troops penetrated the enemy positions to the depth of a mile — a wonderful achievement considering the character of the ground covered.

The troops reached the Xonnebecke-Ghivelly line and also to a point parallel with Polygone wood. It is believed that the number of prisoners captured will run into four figures.

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