Stories from around the Star Weekly network this week that may have passed you by
Helen Bertocci was speechless and numb when she got the surprise of her life on Wednesday morning. The Altona North mother-of-two, who lost her husband last December, was overwhelmed after receiving a gift of a new car.
Western Region Football League premiers Deer Park has landed arguably the biggest recruiting coup in suburban football, with Brendan Fevola to join the club.
Locals are reeling after vandals ripped out Avenue of Honour saplings dedicated to fallen Coimadai soldiers.
The future is bright
There’s often doom and gloom surrounding the reporting of young people in the north west, so here’s some kids who’ve done great things.
Aaron Savory, 14, will be one of 18 junior firefighters representing the CFA at the championships at Myuna Bay in New South Wales from Monday until October 1.
Nine Catholic Regional College Sydenham students received Queen’s Scout awards last Friday from Victoria’s Governor, Linda Dessau, at Government House.
Bayside P-12 College is the only public school to have made it to the state debating semi-finals after beating private schools with paid coaches from Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.
Softly spoken Eliza Geraghty also knows how to craft an argument and deliver it with panache.The 16-year-old St Monica’s College student has won the Debaters Association of Victoria’s Swannie Award as ‘best debater’ in Melbourne’s northern region.
A colourful poster, hand-drawn by a grade 2 pupil at St Anne’s Primary School at Sunbury, is raising awareness about some of the reasons people find themselves disadvantaged.
Carranballac P-9 College pupils are still coming down from the high of a win in a statewide performing arts competition last week.
Winners are grinners
Darley capped off a thrilling season with a fairytale finish in the Ballarat Football League grand final on Saturday.
Romsey has been written off many times this season by many keen observers of the Riddell District Football League.
After being the dominant team in the past two seasons, Riddell finally has a Riddell District Netball League A-grade premiership to show for it.
Hume City’s FFA Cup fairy tale run continues with the NPL side through to the final four of the Australia wide tournament.
Rupertswood entered the premiership match after losing only one game all year, and had the week off leading into Sunday’s grand final.
It was a real team effort that carried Sunbury Kangaroos reserves to a second successive Riddell District Football League premiership.