Local News 22nd June 2017

MBH to be reviewed

Local News 22nd June 2017

Benjamin Wilson has faced Dareton Magistrate's Court, pleading guilty to dangerous driving.

He was detected driving at 182 kilometres per hour down Benetook Avenue earlier this year.

His license has been disqualified for 12 months, and fined 850 dollars for the offense.


Wentworth & District Community Bank have held their 2017 Community Grants Presentation Evening, distributing over 277 thousand dollars to the local community.

The programs are set to help support local communities and organisations for planned projects and community outcomes.

This year the grants have ranged from 200 to 74 thousand dollars.

Marketing Development Manager Kate Stockman says it's always been a main goal of the institution.


Mildura Base Hospital will be put under a microscope as a review into the future of Mallee's health services begins next month.

The guide comes as CEO Julia Morgan continues discussions about the need for expansion with the Department of Human Health Services.

The review comes as reports the hospital is stretched to the limit, coping with a shortage of beds.


Able Australia is warning that by 2050, over 1 million people will suffer from deafblindedness.

The combination of having issues in both seeing and hearing is being labelled the forgotten disability 332,000 people already suffering from effects.

Former Ironman Guy Leech says Sunraysia isn't immune to the affliction.


And in sport: 

Mildura Heat are set to take on the Western Port Steelers in the Big V Division 1 Women's Comp.

Latrobe City Energy will try to best Hawthorn Magic.

Mildura Heat are set to play a second game this weekend, going head to head with the Cramberwell Dragons.

The Geelong Supercats will go up against Latrobe City Energy, and Keilor Thunder will try to best the Werribee Devils.

And The Whittlesea Pacers are gearing up to hit the court against Chelsea Gulls.