10 years ago
April 22, 2008.
Lockington-Bamawm United (LBU) Football Club’s rooms came alive on Thursday night as the town welcomed former Geelong star and football personality Billy Brownless to the club.
Brownless broadcast the ‘Billy’s Wheel’ segment live for The Footy Show on Channel 9.
After providing some light comedy and insight into the other side of football, Brownless auctioned off a football and netball signed by himself and former Collingwood star and football commentator Brian Taylor, which raised about $400 for the club.
Brownless later challenged LBU senior football captain and district dairy farmer Sam Newth to a ‘milk off’.
After being shown the basics of milking a cow, Billy and Sam went head to head.
A measure of the final product saw Billy come out on top, thanks to a little help from a two-litre bottle of Rev.
Shortly after, club stalwart Kerry Main spun the wheel live on national television and won the club $10,000.
30 years ago
When Daryl Houlden and Brian Leahy walk onto centre court at the Rochester squash centre on July 14 they hope their game of racquetball will last more than 43 hours.
Daryl and Brian will be making the second attempt by a Rochester pair to break the world endurance record.
In 1984 Daryl combined with Eddie Oogjes to break the existing record by more than five hours.
This time Daryl wants to double the record – set last year by a West German pair – by playing for at least 80 hours.
For the attempt to be recognised as a world record there must be six officials, including a justice of the peace, present at all times.
The two men are being backed by a considerable support team, which includes team manager Graeme Nelson, Melbourne dietician Karen Inge, chief motivator Ron Williams and emergency players David Miller, John Paynter and Brett Wileman.
100 years ago
April 20, 1918
The Presbyterian Church at Timmering was full on Sunday last on the occasion of the unveiling of the Roll of Honour.
The board, which is of blackwood, beautifully polished, has been erected in remembrance of those who have volunteered from the church and have passed through the Sabbath school.
The lettering was splendidly executed by Mr. Sweatman, Ballendella. Several of those whose names were on the board have made the supreme sacrifice.
The honour board was unveiled by Mrs. Donald Fraser, who has lost a son at the war. After the ceremony, Mr. Mallen spoke briefly on the significance of the honor board. He said when the war broke out none of them thought honor rolls would be unveiled in the fourth year of hostilities.
There was no need to go into details regarding the origin of the war, for they were aware of it, and few believed that this was not a righteous war. The churches would not consent to honor boards being erected in their places of worship if it were an unrighteous war.