DOLLAR DAZZLER: Dave Bjorklund bought the Wondai Hotel for one dollar. (PHOTO: Matt Collins)
DOLLAR DAZZLER: Dave Bjorklund bought the Wondai Hotel for one dollar. (PHOTO: Matt Collins)

Top 8 stories you may have missed this week

WITH a pub being sold off for $1, wonderful community support being our kindy teachers and a couple taking on the world championships it has been a big week in the South Burnett.

Here’s our pick of the best stories from the week:

1. Man buys country pub for just $1

There aren’t many things you can buy with $1 these days.

Maybe an icy pole, a scratchie or a song on iTunes. But certainly not a 116-year-old country pub. Or so you would think.

2. Burnett couple has ‘hell of a ride’ on world stage

A Maidenwell couple have taken ‘one hell of a ride’ on the world stage for Barrel Racing.

Karli and Michael Sanford pulled on the green and gold for Australia at the World Championships for Barrel Racing

3. Winner: Best kindy teacher as voted by our readers

The winner of our South Burnett’s Best Kindy Teacher competition has credited her win to being passionate about childcare, and said it was a team effort across the entire South Burnett.

4. Man, 63, fronts court after refusing to go to hospital

When Murgon police were called to a home to check on the welfare of a 63-year-old man they called for an ambulance to take him to hospital because he was upset and crying.

5. LOOK UP: Skyline change on horizon for Kingaroy hospital

The Kingaroy Hospital upgrade development project is well underway with Broad Construction having already started, and an upcoming change in the Kingaroy skyline on the horizon.

6. A war story, 100 years in the making

It is not certain how former Private MacAllister S. Bichard came to lose his WWI medals.

But after 100 years, they have been found - well, one of them at least.

7. Failed Murgon businessman blames ‘cliquey groups’

Up until recently, Paul Halse was a business owner in Murgon.

8. TIMBER TOWN HERO: Meet the world’s best wood chopper

Blackbutt’s Mitchell Argent will return to his timber town as Stihl Timbersports world champion for the third time.