Murray Valley Standard Throwback Thursday, December 7, 2000: Medal for Hodge

From the archives of The Murray Valley Standard, December 7, 2000.

Life-long love pays dividends

Liz Hodge’s enthusiasm for swimming has paid dividends, with the Murray Bridge High School teacher recently being the recipient of an Australian Sports Medal.

Her swimming career is littered with highlights, including being named as the swimmer of the meet at the 1971 state country championships, winning four gold medals as a 10-year-old at the 1967 state age championships, and winning five gold medals at the nationals in the 35-40 age group in 1994.

MBP sets date

With its application for a manufacturing and distribution facility approved by Murray Bridge council in October, preparations are now underway to bring MBP Australia to the Murraylands.

Managing director Craig Schilg said staff were currently “tidying up some issues with the Environment Protection Authority”.

When the news of MBP Australia’s intentions first broke in August, many residents living near the Thomas Street location had feared the impact emissions would have on their health.

Celebration of Indigenous Australia

Camp Coorong, near Meningie, was last weekend the setting for Ngarrindjeri Ngrilkulun 2000, a festival and celebration of Indigenous Australia.

Camp Coorong manager Tom Trevorrow said the large crowd was “very pleasing” and contributed to a weekend of many highlights.

Karoonda’s hectic school year to finish soon

A hectic school year at Karoonda is soon to culminate with its presentation night on December 15.

The presentation night will give students, parents and the community to say farewell to retiring principal Jack Pitcher, deputy principal Robin Crouch, Judy Mack and Julie Kowald as they leave Karoonda Area School.

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This week in history

10 years ago: December 5, 2008

Sprintcar driver Ryan Hones won his second successive South Australian 360 Sprintcars title on his home track at Murray Bridge.

20 years ago: December 3, 1998

Murray Bridge High School AEU branch secretary David Young explained teachers would strike for better pay and conditions.

40 years ago: December 3, 1978

Tailem Bend Primary School students held a bike-a-thon to raise $800 towards air conditioning for their wooden classrooms.

80 years ago: December 9, 1938

Murray Bridge Councillor HH Hefford proposed the establishment of a regular ferry service between Sturt Reserve and Long Island.