HELPING HAND: Drought Angel volunteer Kerri Ann Smoothy after a long day.
HELPING HAND: Drought Angel volunteer Kerri Ann Smoothy after a long day. Kate McCormack

Reporting on our community's heroes since 1907

SINCE being founded back in 1907, Chinchilla News has been there for the community through all the highs, as well as the unfortunate lows and all of the community hardships and heartbreaks in between.

From raging floods and harrowing droughts to powerful premiership wins, we are a newspaper founded to serve this region.

It's our duty to share the stories of the local heroes.

One local organisation Chinchilla News has been honoured to follow over the past five years is the Drought Angles, an entity formed and led by two inspiring Chinchilla woman who wanted to help.

Tash Johnston, Jennifer Gailey and their team of dedicated volunteers have offered support to more than 5000 farmers - all from the humble beginnings of Tash's own backyard.

Here at Chinchilla News we take pride in sharing the Angels' journey, from the floods in far northwest Queensland to Dean and Chris Barnett's drought relief runs in central New South Wales (check out the story on page 7).

As long as our masthead is around, Chinchilla News will be sharing the local heroes stories with our readers, hopefully for another 110 years.

We're for you.


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Through all the victories and losses, Chinchilla News will be there.