Photo from the True Grit obstacle course at Kooralbyn 2023.

True Grit back at Kooralbyn

True Grit, Australia’s locally owned and operated military-inspired obstacle course race, is returning to Kooralbyn for its third year. Celebrated for its physically demanding courses and emphasis on mental resilience, True Grit aims tospotlight the picturesque township of Kooralbyn and the stunning Scenic Rim region. Scheduled for August 17-18, True […]

Mitre 10 Beaudesert reopened Sunday taking cash payments

How the global IT outage affected Beaudesert

At 3pm on Friday 19 July, the world was hit by an unprecedented IT outage, and Beaudesert was no exception. While for some it was a minor inconvenience, for others it caused major disruption to business. Woolworths Beaudesert had problems with fresh produce coming into the store. Mitre 10 Beaudesert […]

Foundation students from Beaudesert State High School. Photo by Keer Moriarty.

Celebrations galore during B150

As Beaudesert’s 150 year anniversary events continued with today’s Family Fun Day, there were celebrations galore amongst those present. Beaudesert State High School was also celebrating their 60th year, with many of the foundation students attending and two foundation staff members – John Fault and Don Tanner. Amongst the stallholders […]

Madeline Frazer. Image supplied.

Future footy star in the making

Madeline ‘Madi’ Frazer is kickstarting her rugby career at 15-years-old after being selected to play in the Titans Cup Grand Final for Keebra Park State High School. Keebra Park’s Year 9 /10 Division One girls team fought their way to the top of the ladder undefeated with an unfortunate ending […]

Age champions from Rathdowney State School. Image supplied.

Carnival brings schools together

The 68th annual Christmas Creek Valley Athletics Carnival saw students from Darlington, Hillview, Tamrookum and Rathdowney gather. The prestigious Christmas Creek Cup (awarded to the school with highest average number of points) went to Darlington State School, with the Dennis Shield (awarded to the school with the highest number of […]

McAuley College teacher Zac Cunningham with Scenic Rim Sports owner Leanne Boyle. Photo by Keer Moriarty.

McAuley students apply design skills

As a part of the Year Ten Design curriculum, Design Teacher Zac Cunningham tasked his students with designing a print advertisement suitable for a newspaper for local business Scenic Rim Sports. “When I shared my idea with some lovely small businesses, they were more than happy to give up their […]

RPAS (drone) pilots Beaudesert Fire Captain Andy Rose, Boonah Fire Captain David Bland and Acting Lieutentant Chris Thompson.

Local firies thank drone pilot

The camaraderie between drone pilots David Bland, Andy Rose and Chris Thompson is clear as they chat about working in the Beaudesert RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) team. David is actually the Boonah Fire Captain, but he shares a special bond with his Beaudesert colleagues. For starters, he is in […]

Stage Manager David Barnes and RSL President/Organiser Brian McInnis.

Kooralbyn Valley RSL celebrates Vietnam veterans

Community support was strong for ex-servicemen who experienced the Vietnam War when the Kooralbyn Valley RSL Sub Branch hosted a Vietnam Veterans Concert at Billabong Park.  The evening went from 2pm until 5pm kicking off with a re-enactment of a chopper pick-up by the Jimboomba Cadets.  Live entertainment was provided […]

Cr Jennifer Sanders and Cr Amanda Hay with Cheddar and Penny.

Let the dogs run free – Beaudesert’s first off-leash dog park announced

It is hard to tell who is more thrilled about the announcement of funding for an off-leash dog park for Beaudesert – dog owners, Division Four Councillor Jennifer Sanders or the dogs themselves. “I am so excited to announce Council’s commitment to funding $100,000 for an off leash dog park […]

John Collins with Janine Healy

John Collins makes King’s Birthday Honours List

Kerry-raised ex-Powderfinger bass guitarist John Collins was one of the 737 Australians recognised on the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours list granted on June 10.  Collins grew up in the town of Kerry and attended Brisbane Grammar School where he met his fellow bandmates to form the trio of Powderfinger in […]