Sue Falzon, Mackenzie Niesler, Tayla Babin, Whiddon Deputy CEO Alyson Jarrett and Amelia Hasenkam KM

Supporting health training in South East Asia

Three student nurses from Whiddon Beaudesert have departed for Vietnam for three weeks to provide support and nursing care. Tayla Babin, Amelia Hasenkam and Mackenzie Niesler left Australia on 25 November. Whiddon Deputy CEO Alyson Jarrett presented the student nurses with a cheque for $500 towards medical equipment and educational […]

Nikita Tszyu takes a heavy punch by Dylan Biggs. Image supplied.

Biggs back as Middleweight in 2024

Dylan Biggs lost his Australian Super Welterweight title to Nikita Tszyu in a brutal five round battle, ending in a TKO. Biggs overcame major challenges in the weeks leading up to the fight. He looked to be in control in the first round after dropping Tszyu in the opening minutes. […]

Goma Baker, Sandra-Lee Spragg and Aileen Heard Photo by SOK Images. Photo by SOK Images

Kokoda good for mind and body

Several Beaudesert locals undertook the gruelling Kokoda Legacy Challenge on Remembrance Day, 11 November. Goma Baker and Aileen Heard completed the 20 kilometre trek, while Sandra-Lee Spragg completed the ten kilometre trek. The women started to think about doing the Kokoda Legacy Challenge while they completed the Walk for Dementia […]

Nathan Rennie KM
Personality Profile

Personality Profile – Nathan Rennie

Cycling has been part of Nathan Rennie’s life since he was a child, but it was a friendship formed when he was twelve years old that led him to become a World Champion downhill mountain biker and five time Australian Champion. Nathan grew up in a small town in the […]

John Powell, James Parer and Euan Murdoch KM

“You need to have a dream”:  Herron Pharmacuticals founder addresses Business Breakfast

Over 50 local business owners gathered at Ned’s Restaurant to hear Herron Pharmaceuticals founder Euan Murdoch speak at the Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast last month. Euan gave an interesting and entertaining overview of his career path, sharing his knowledge and expertise through decades of business. “You need to […]

Some of the gifts available at The Makers’ Market
Art and Culture

Uniquely local gifts at the Makers’ Market

Beaudesert’s Makers’ Market is back, with unique locally made gifts by artisans from around the Scenic Rim. The market is open from 10am to 3pm daily from 2 to 22 December for a range of gifts from earrings through to homewares made by local potters, wood turners and blacksmiths. In […]

Shiloh Staines with Vicki McAteer KM

Yarnbombers bring Christmas spirit

Beaudesert’s Yarnbombers are back this year, bringing Christmas spirit to the town and covering public spaces with cheery crocheted Christmas decorations. Vicki McAteer said they started by decorating Jubilee Park and are moving throughout the town. “This actually takes a long time – two days – and there is only […]

Indy and Ben
People and their Pets

People and their pets – Indy and Ben

Indy Gilmore loves that her six year old Welsh Pony, Ben, runs up to her as soon as he sees her coming to the paddock. They have been busy doing cross country jumping, tetrathalons, show jumping and dressage competitions and competing at Beaudesert Show.   Indy said, “Ben is very in […]

John Leatherbarrow, Jon Krause; Steve Monteath; Joanne Heit; Siemona McGuire, KM

Grant gets veterans moving

A $51,000 grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund will see Beaudesert RSL Sub-Branch able to offer increased Community Patient Transport for veterans and their family members. The grant, with assistance from the Women’s Auxiliary who also donated funds, enabled the Sub-Branch to purchase two new vehicles locally. The vehicles […]

Karen Dickson-Morley and Mikaela Dickson (centre) with community members involved in naming Darryl Dickson Community Park KM

A lasting reminder of a community champion

For the past seven years, Karen Dickson-Murley has cried on the anniversary of her late husband’s death, but this year was different. Darryl Dickson was an active community member before he tragically died in a road accident, age 50, while cycling with Beaudesert Cycling Club members in November 2016. Gathering […]