Flooding rain: Shops inundated and road closed after deluge
State Emergency Service volunteers were kept busy after successive torrential storms swept through Seymour.
They responded to a range of calls for help with leaking roofs, trees down on roads and flood inundation.
The orange-suited VICSES workers were quick to arrive in Anzac Ave to put sandbags across the entrances of businesses where water had begun to lap around doorways.
Tracking well $1.2M funding to upgrade training track
Seymour Racing Club’s long awaited training track is finally a reality.
The existing synthetic training track is well passed its use-by date, but the track will soon be in top condition all year round, thanks to the $1.2million funding package from the Victorian Government.
Ag meets industry, again: From factory to winery
Local tradies are in the know. But passers-by who pause, intrigued, by all the building activity going on at an old textile mill in Anzac Ave won’t have long to wait until all is revealed.
Wine by Sam plans to open its Seymour cellar door to the public in late April.
Dramatic rescue: Seymour man escapes double-storey inferno unhurt
An off-duty senior CFA officer assisted by members of the public helped a man from a burning building in a dramatic balcony rescue when fire gutted two flats above shops in Seymour’s Station St. Musician and singer Shayne ‘‘Lynchy’’ Lynch was helped down a ladder from the first floor awning just before as many as 50 firefighters and two pieces of specialist equipment were brought in to douse the blaze. Mr Lynch lost everything when both flats above the businesses were destroyed.
Ideas into reality: Terri Scully, ‘Sculpture Man’
The indefatigable Terry Scully opens up his sculpture park to visitors on the first Sunday of every month, to coincide with the Tallarook Farmers Market. For a gold coin donation, which goes to the ever-popular Tallarook Outdoor Pool, visitors can enjoy Mr Scully’s 16 ha park — Curly Flat Sculpture Park — which features 35 sculptures.
He’s a Ford man: Ready to take them all on at Historic Winton
In historic car racing the only thing more historic than the cars is the drivers themselves, says Nagambie man David Forbes. Well humoured at the age of 62, the need for speed could be the elixir of youth for Mr Forbes who’ll be racing his 1961 XK Falcon at Historic Winton.
At 96 years old, Mr Ford doesn’t have the enthusiasm to keep building cabinets any more, or at least not like he used to: Mr Ford did once build a boat on the second storey of his house.
Inside the living room of Jack and Nel Ford’s home is an assortment of hand-stained wooden cabinets.
Homer has just been adopted from the RSPCA by Avenel’s Andrea Brown, but before he went to his new home, Homer got to experience some of the best doggie sights in Melbourne thanks to Channel Ten’s Dr Chris Brown. Homer’s day included a doggy dress-up and photography session.
Frost takes hold
Seymour was transformed in to a winter wonderland, with sub-zero temperatures greeting residents. The mercury dipped to a chilly -4.9°C on Sunday morning, only just beating Saturday’s freezing -4.3°C start to the day. The freezing weather — and the past two days of rainfall — follows the driest June on record.
Keen young netballers from across the region descended to Seymour for a netball clinic led by some of the state’s best players. The best and brightest netball stars were at Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre to coach the school holiday clinic for eight to 14-year-olds. Former Australian vice-captain and three-time Netball World Cup champion Shelley O’Donnell was on hand to teach the kids her midcourt skills and share what it’s like to win Commonwealth Games gold.
Plan input sought
The future of Seymour looks bright — if the draft structure plan is anything to go by. The plan sets out a vision for the long-term future of the town, and has outlined the future planning for the area. Mitchell Shire Council has released the draft structure plan online, and it’s now up to the community to provide their input on the plan, which will be pivotal in guiding and shaping the future direction of Seymour.