The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Articles from April 16, 2016

10; Things to Do This Weekend
1. Ipswich Open Day Sunday, 9.30am-4pm The Workshops Rail Museum ENTRY is free to the museum for past and present Queensland Rail employees and Ipswich residents on Sunday. Proof of residency such as a drivers licence or rates notice is required....
An Absolute Beauty on Offer
THIS picturesque property sits pretty on a flood-free 1,000sqm block only minutes from the Ipswich CBD. Inside and out you will be impressed by the attention to detail and level of care taken by the current owner. Step through the front door to...
Back to the Bluebirds' Nest; Swifts Bid Tobuild on Firstround Effort
Game DAY Saturday (6.30pm): West End Bulldogs v Norths Tigers at Daniel's Park, West End. Sunday (3pm): Fassifern Bombers v Goodna Eagles at Hayes Oval, Fassifern; Swifts Bluebirds v Brothers at Swifts field, Purga. BEN WILMOTT ben.wilmott@qt.com.au...
CY's Contingent Impress, Inspire and Learn at National Titles
SWIMMING: Five CYMS St Edmund's club swimmers impressed at the recent Australian age and national championships in Adelaide. St Edmund's College students Max Roche and Trae Norbury, ex-student Aiden Tuihalangingie and St Mary's teammates Britney...
Defence Key to Unlocking Jets
BEN WILMOTT ben.wilmott@qt.com.au ATTACK is usually the word that goes hand in hand with the Ipswich Jets. But as all good rugby league teams know, a good attack comes from having a solid defence. As Jets co-coaches Ben and Shane Walker...
Don't Miss Local Masterpieces; Art Awards Showcase Best Talent
SENIOR MATTERS WAYNE McDONNELL IPSWICH residents are being treated to a wonderful art exhibition at the Ipswich Art Awards at St Paul's Church Hall in central Ipswich. Two-hundred works of art are on display and almost a quarter of them are...
Eddie the Eagle Soars High as a Great Watch
DARREN HALLESY darren.hallesy@qt.com.au WE love our sport in Australia, and we cheer even louder when an underdog gets over the line. If you don't believe it, just Google 'Steven Bradbury'. When Eddie Edwards jumped off the ramp at the...
Electric Choice; Plug-In X5 Price-Matches Its Diesel Stablemate
Vani Naidoo Staff writer THE X5 has made great inroads for BMW in this country and such is its popularity that last year it outsold even that entrenched crowd favourite, the 3 Series. It is little wonder then that the Bavarian automaker has...
Farewell Talented Horseman
THE bell tolls again, this time for Trevor Buckingham. He was born at Lake Cargellicoe on Christmas Day, 1943, and departed this life a week back at Glencoe in the new England region of NSW. People in the light harness game often say that everyone...
Five Ways to Get Cheaper Rent
Buying a house in Australia is becoming increasingly difficult for many people with the steady rise of property prices, particularly in our capital cities. Unfortunately renting doesn't seem to be getting any cheaper either. There are a few clever...
Higher Level Goals Drive Spirit's Supporters to Help Out
EXPERIENCED football manager Paul Milne has been around Western Spirit for a number of seasons keen to help the club. However, he's accepted a more important role as assistant coach this year, sharing a club promotion goal. "That's the plan,''...
How City's Show Started; Two Years of Talks Led to Beginning of a Tradition
TIME PAST BERYL JOHNSTON FROM a leading article in the Queensland Times of March 13, 1866 we read that the Agricultural Society meeting was being held the following evening. It was hoped no apathy would be displayed in the matter and that...
Ireland to Juggle Fullback and Coach Roles
ASK any coach in the IRL and they'll tell you it's no easy gig. Fassifern coach Scotty Ireland is preparing to combine his on-field life with his off-field one when he straps on the boots to play fullback for the side he also coaches. Any fears...
LEAH'S RIO DREAM BECOMES A REALITY; Ipswich Swimmer's Hard Work, Focusearns First Trip toOlympic Games
DAVID LEMS david.lems@qt.com.au IT was a dream developed in Ipswich, boosted by Susie O'Neill and achieved at the perfect time. Dedicated swimmer Leah Neale is off to the Rio Olympics. The former St Mary's College student grew up admiring...
Let's Keep Our Area Scenic; Boonah Community Gets Behind Creative New SORT Recycling Centre
Byline: Anna Hartley Anna.Hartley@qt.com.au A NEW recycling centre at Boonah is improving the area's environmental health while also giving those doing it tough the chance to improve their lives. SORT Recycling is a not-for-profit social enterprise...
Look at This Amazing Renovation
LOCATED in Booval, the owner of this property has mastered the charm of the 1935 bungalow with modern styling and modern day conveniences. Effortless in style the home has been totally rebuilt inside without compromising functionality. From the...
My War on City's Bats Needs State Assistance: Cr Pisasale
JOEL GOULD joel.gould@qt.com.au THE WAR on bats and smells is one Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale says he will wage until its successful conclusion. Bats have colonised the city. They screech all day, destroy trees and defecate 24-hours-a-day...
New Leader at Hospice Centre; Worldwide Career Leads to Ipswich
HANNAH BUSCH hannah.busch@qt.com.au DEATH is an inevitable, normal part of life and Ipswich Hospice Care's new general manager hopes to also make it an everyday part of conversation across the city. Paul Brew started in the role earlier...
RAAF Pilot in Class of His Own; Flt Lt Teaches Maths, Physics
BRIAN BENNION brian.bennion@qt.com.au RAAF pilot Flight Lieutenant Nick Sieczkowski swapped the cockpit for the classroom last week to teach physics and maths students at Bundamba State Secondary College. Flt Lt Sieczkowski from 82 Wing...
Readers Farewell Kind-Hearted Andy
QT readers have taken to social media to express their shock and grief following the tragic death of Andrew Caplin in a traffic accident at Raceview. Here are a few tributes and messages of support shared on QT Facebook: Renee Christine Argent...
Regional Product's Consistency Rewarded with Premier Medal
CRICKET: Brisbane Premier Cricket last night crowned two first-time winners of the Peter Burge and Kath Smith Medals. Wests duo Sam Truloff and Grace Harris claimed their respective medals as the best and fairest players in the Premier Cricket competition...
Search on for Show Memories; Are You Holding Bit of History?
HANNAH BUSCH hannah.busch@qt.com.au A MOMENT of coincidence has reunited a historic photograph now more than 70 years old with the Ipswich Show Society. Ipswich Show Society vice president Darren Zanow has now put the call out to the Ipswich...
Serial Child Molester Lurking near Dance Studio and School
Byline: Adam Davies adam.davies@apn.com.au A SERIAL child molester with a penchant for young girls is living in a decrepit caravan metres away from a children's dance studio and school at Goodna. Nearby residents and business owners are concerned...
Swanbank Stench Will See Someone Pay Dearly; Rogue Industry Will Be Punished with Severity
Byline: Joel Gould and Andrew Korner joel.gould@qt.com.au FINDING the source of the Swanbank stench has been likened to trying to find out who farted in a crowded lift. But Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale insists he will find out, and woe betide...
Teacher's Vital NPL Role; Well-Travelledgoalie Boosts Team Self-Belief
DAVID LEMS david.lems@qt.com.au BEING a teacher, Duncan Short is used to dealing with young people in his daily life. That's why the Western Pride goalkeeper has played such an important role with this year's National Premier Leagues side....
Tips for Hanging Art at Home
ARTWORK on the wall can add a touch of class to your home, especially when it is up for sale. Here are a few pointers to help you be more confident in using the art you have around your home and even creating some yourself. Hang at eye level:...
Truckies Fear Pay Rise Will Leave Them Jobless
ANNA HARTLEY anna.hartley@qt.com.au LOCKYER Valley truck drivers who own and operate their vehicles fear they will be left jobless if legislation forcing contractors to increase their pay rate is passed. The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal...
Variety of Options Worth Trying as Weather Starts to Cool Down
THE weather has been a little hit and miss lately however the fishing has remained consistent. From the dams to the bay there are options for everyone this weekend. If you want to take the boat out for a spin on one of the local dams, Lake Somerset...
Willowbank Wants Action; Notorious Intersection Needs Work
WILLOWBANK Area Group (WAG) residents want road works done to ease congestion on the corner of Cunningham Hwy and Ipswich-Rosewood Rd. Lockyer MP Ian Rickuss MP has met with Department of Transport and Main Roads representatives, LNP candidate for...
You Will Fall in Love with This
Address: 10 Dudleigh Street, Booval For Sale: By Tender closing Saturday 4th June 2016 Open: Saturday and Sunday 11-11.45am Land size: 1,012sq m Agent: Walkers Real Estate Contact: June Frank 0423 426 942 Features: Four bedrooms,...
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