Month: December 2017

Have you seen this girl?

Police are seeking public help to locate a 13-year-old girl reported missing from South Ripley. She was last seen on 14 December about noon at a shopping centre on Amazon Place, Jindalee. Police and family hold concerns for her safety and wellbeing due to her age. The girl is described as Aboriginal in appearance, about 170 centimetres tall with a proportionate build, red dyed hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a red St George NRL jersey, white jean pants and black Nike shoes. If anyone has seen the girl or has information as to her whereabouts,...

Read More

Witnesses to fatal crash sought

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a fatal traffic crash at Minden on Saturday, December 9. The crash occurred at the intersection of the Warrego Highway and Lowood-Minden Road about 11.45am. The driver of a hatchback sedan, a 67-year-old Regency Downs woman and her passenger, an 18-year-old Redbank Plains woman died at the scene. A third woman, a 21-year-old from Redbank Plains, was airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with critical injuries. A 37-year-old Burpengary East man, the driver and sole occupant of a utility, sustained minor injuries. Police have released images of vehicles in the area at the time....

Read More

Barty back to get Key to the City as Aus Open approaches

Australia’s top ranked tennis player is back where it all began. Ashleigh Barty returns home tomorrow to receive the Key to the City of Ipswich. The Springfield 21-year-old will be honoured at George Alder Tennis Centre just weeks after winning the 2017 Newcombe Medal as the nation’s most outstanding player. “I definitely didn’t expect to be where I am in the tennis world or receiving the Key to the City,” Barty told Ipswich First. “I am very proud of where I come from so it means a lot to me. “Ipswich will always be my home and I want to...

Read More

Breaking gender divide rejuvenates harmony club

Letting go of tradition and embracing change has rejuvenated one Ipswich singing club. It’s just after seven o’clock on Wednesday night and in a heritage listed former courthouse in the heart of Ipswich a small, enthusiastic group of singers is rehearsing for their final performance of the year. In a week’s time the Ipswich A Cappella Harmony Club, more commonly known as the Miner Chords, will perform at Booval Uniting Church’s Christmas event. Tonight music director Gordon Dryden begins by taking them through Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. It’s a festive favourite and one the barbershop harmony club has...

Read More

Barty back in Ipswich, Christmas markets, community carols: 11 Things to Do December 15 to 18

1. Ash Barty party Australia’s top ranked tennis player will return home to receive the Key to the City of Ipswich ahead of next month’s Australian Open. WHEN: Saturday 16 December, 2pm WHERE: George Alder Tennis Centre, 9 Ernest Street, Leichhardt COST: Free 2. Christmas in the mall Meet Santa and his reindeer along with baby barnyard animals to celebrate the release of Ferdinand at Birch Carroll and Coyle Ipswich.  WHEN: Saturday 16 December, 9am to 1pm WHERE: Ipswich Mall, Nicholas Street, Ipswich COST: Free 3. Museum Twilight Markets Combining markets, food trucks, live music, craft workshops, Museum Torchlight Tours and an onsite bar, this...

Read More