This week we look back ten years to the spring of 2008.
In October 2008, Port Neill marked its 100th birthday with celebrations so large they needed a committee.
Like every October, the paper celebrated the end of season awards for the winter sports of football and netball.
Meanwhile summer sports such as bowling, basketball and softball were getting started.
Dancers from Cowell featured heavily this month in some excellent costumes.
With harvest approaching, agronomists began taking stock of what looked like it may be a disappointing year.