November 1992 - Bridge work chaos

November 18, 2017

November 1992

Havoc is being created on Bridge St with the present construction work being performed on the Broken River Bridge.

The work being undertaken by VicRoads is resulting in traffic banking up both sides of the bridge with one lane being closed at a time.

Father Ray ‘‘Brock’’ McInnes blesses trucks

Winton Motor Raceway has decided to follow the tradition of the Adelaide Grand Prix and all major motor races in the US, by having the track, vehicles, competitors and organisers blessed.

The honour fell on Archdeacon Ray McInnes, rector of Benalla’s Anglican Holy Trinity Church, who on Friday conducted the ceremony to mark Winton’s inaugural Truck Super Prix, which was seen by some 5000 spectators.

After the ceremony, Father Ray was driven at speeds up to 160km/h around the track by champion truck driver Paul Freestone, the president of the Australian National Truck Racing Organisation.

Also in the news on November18, 1992:

●Winton, Warrenbayne Goorambat and Devenish Primary schools fight for survival.

●The Benalla Ensign placed second in the John and James Cook awards for layout, printing and typography.

●A preview of the 1992 Benalla Rose Festival was published.

●Students from Benalla Secondary College visited the Molyullah Fallow Deer farm and got to try wild venison.

●Legacy raised $845 for local war widows.

●Allison Lee, 18, won a Mavis Wynne scholarship to the prestigious Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.

●The Goorambat Football Club appointed Brad Dunn, Mark Bullock and Steven Reeves to be its new coaching board.

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