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Local Stories   •   22-1-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Reunion 17 years in the making

The last time Melissa Redsell saw James Collen in 2003, he was a tiny newborn. When she met him again last week, she found a strapping 17-year-old about to start his final year of high school.…

Local Stories   •   11-1-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Family’s road to farming milestone

A Wamuran family has reached a remarkable record having lived and farmed the same crop on the same land for 100 years.…

Local Stories   •   8-1-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Love still sparkles after 60 years of marriage

Neville Dacey’s grandfather thought Margaret Palmer looked like a “nice girl” and Margaret thought Neville looked like a gentleman when they met at a dance at Gaythorne.…

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Local Stories   •   22-1-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Reunion 17 years in the making

The last time Melissa Redsell saw James Collen in 2003, he was a tiny newborn. When she met him again last week, she found a strapping 17-year-old about to start his final year of high school.…

Local Stories   •   11-1-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Family’s road to farming milestone

A Wamuran family has reached a remarkable record having lived and farmed the same crop on the same land for 100 years.…

Local Stories   •   8-1-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Love still sparkles after 60 years of marriage

Neville Dacey’s grandfather thought Margaret Palmer looked like a “nice girl” and Margaret thought Neville looked like a gentleman when they met at a dance at Gaythorne.…

Local Stories   •   8-1-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Director Gabrielle back at academy

Director and head teacher Gabrielle Turnbull is back at Redcliffe Arts’ So Lively Arts Academy, to the delight of students.…

Local Stories   •   4-1-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Striking a balance between screen time and offline for children

A charming children’s book created by two Moreton Bay Region residents aims to help children and their parents strike a balance between screen time and spending time offline.…

Local Stories   •   2-1-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Actor follows his dream

Arun Clarke’s desire to follow his dream of acting is a story of perseverance and persistence.…

Local Stories   •   23-12-2020  •   Jodie Powell

Awards celebrate community spirit

Deception Bay Community Youth Programs has celebrated the spirit of community with its inaugural You’re My Rock awards.…

Local Stories   •   22-12-2020  •   Kylie Knight

100 years young

Scarborough’s Douglas Gomersall celebrated his 100th birthday with almost 100 friends and family at an event he says “made his day” on December 21. It was a chance to look back on a lifetime of service to the community.…

Local Stories   •   22-12-2020  •   Nick Crockford

“Unreal” $1.5 million Keno win

A Deception Bay woman has described the “unreal” moment she discovered her Keno 10 Spot entry, bought in North Lakes, had won her $1.5 million.…

Local Stories   •   22-12-2020  •   Nick Crockford

Darren’s coming home

The long wait will soon be over for Darren Mason who is already packing for his move to the new MS Queensland specialist disability accommodation at Orion on Rowe in Caboolture.…

Local Stories   •   17-12-2020  •   Kylie Knight

What heroes should wear

Murrumba State Secondary College’s Tiarna McElligott wants to protect firefighters from overexertion and has joined forces with another student to develop technology to do just that.…

Local Stories   •   16-12-2020  •   Jodie Powell

Pupils vie for honour of shaving principal’s beard

Pupils at Deception Bay North State School collected more than 18,000 containers over 14 weeks in a bid to win the honour of shaving principal Troy Barath’s beard.…

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