10 years ago
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
THE countdown has started, with stage one of Rochester and Elmore District Health Service’s (REDHS) nursing home development due for completion in eight weeks.
The building will house 30 nursing home beds in state-of-the-art accommodation.
This will free the old nursing home area, which will be redeveloped as the acute and emergency section of the hospital, retaining its 12-bed status.
This second stage is due for completion by the end of the year.
The new facility has large, open corridors and houses nine single rooms and three double rooms in each of the two wings.
Rooms are larger than the existing nursing home and have skylights in the ensuite bathrooms.
30 years ago
Tuesday, February 2, 1988
THE Murray Goulburn Co-operative Company plant at Rochester is one of the largest dairy factories in Australia.
It produces thousands of tonnes of dairy products worth millions of dollars each year.
The factory produces seven days a week.
Since July last year the factory has produced a total of about 23,800 tonnes of dairy products.
This has included about 7,000 tonnes of butter, 3,000 tonnes of skim milk powder, 800 tonnes of whey powder and 13,000 tonnes of cheese.
The main market for this cheese has been Japan and the United States, which takes mainly a number of specialty cheeses.
100 years ago
Saturday, February 2, 1918
SUCH of the cable news on this page so headed has appeared in The Times, and is cabled to Australia by special permission. It should be understood that the opinions are not those of The Times unless expressly stated to be so.
Sir Douglas Haig reports: ‘‘In patrols were secured prisoners in the neighborhood of Epehy.
Hostile artillery firing is taking place southward and northward of Lens and in the neighborhood of Passchendale.’’
A French communique says: ‘‘French aeroplanes bombed from the lowest altitude the railway station at Haincourt causing a great fire.’’