On this day: What was making news on September 26, 1980
Contributed by Proserpine Museum.
Here's what was making news on September 26, 1980, in the Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) Guardian.
Television for Airlie at last
Member for Dawson, Ray Braithwaite, was optimistic that the long-awaited installation of a Shingley Hill translator could finally go ahead.
Proserpine Sugar Mill crush
The crush this week totalled 43,857 tonnes, the highest total for the central area.
Queensland Primary Schools State Titles
The following athletes from Proserpine Primary School qualified:
Brian Miller, Bill Woods, Tony Stanley, Ian Smith, Kim Morrison, Michelle Graham, Simon Leo, Sally Hansen, Lisa Ecker.
Also successful were Tracey Glasgow from Cannonvale and Colin Wynne from St Catherine's Convent School.
12m yacht owner in town
Owner of 12m yacht Australia Alan Bond was invited to tour North Queensland's magnificent yachting waters by the Member for Dawson.
Ranger guide Julie O'Brien presented a cheque for $750 to Homes for the Aged president G. Gnezlidoff.
The money was raised through a bike-a-thon.
Shute Harbour expansion
The continued expansion of facilities at Shute Harbour such as water, sewage and parking to cater for its rapid growth was a source of concern to the editor.
Once completed, more would be needed.
Squash fun day
Proserpine Squad Racquets Association held a fun sports day at Charlie Large's Up River Farm.
Sportsman and sportswoman awards were presented to Larry Muller and Debbie Hinschen.
Bob Tawes contributed several heartwarming songs.
The best set for the A-grade men went to Allan Skaife 12/10 against Col Casswell.
In the ladies' A-grade, defending champion Irene Ferraris defeated Peggy Lucas 6/3, 2/6, 6/3.
Brahmans reserved grade footballers won their premiership for the fifth consecutive year under coach Jim Hill, when Furner dived over in the corner.
Three centuries scored in local cricket
Rick Layton's 100 led Centrals to victory over Railways. Tonnes from Fred Quod and Neil Petersen were enough for Colts to beat Wanderers.