The diagnosis was bad enough for Richard Cudaj but the aftermath has added to the stress.
Two weeks ago, after his wife thought he'd had a stroke, Mr Cudaj was taken to Goulburn Base Hospital. He was subsequently diagnosed with a brain tumour that doctors believed had been growing for 40 years.
He's undergone five Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans since - all of them out of town because Goulburn doesn't have a machine. More here.
A COVID-19 case which thrust the Goulburn region into a close contact alert was revealed to be the "infamous" Indian Delta variant.
When Gwen Warmington was raising her two sons in Yass in the 1960s and 70s, she made regular trips to Canberra.
It wasn't just to see the sights of the nation's fledgling capital.
It was to lay in wait in the Great Hall of the Old Parliament House, pouncing on parliamentarians as they came and went from sessions, rustling up funds for her many community projects.
Mrs Warmington was honoured in June with an Order of Australia Medal, something that she "didn't expect" and finds a bit embarrassing, just like when the aged care facility she began agitating for over 50 years ago was eventually named Gwen Warmington Lodge ("silly name, I used to say"). More here.
Goulburn's Nerida Cullen received a Medal for the Order of Australia (OAM) as part of the 2021 Queen's Birthday honours list.
Mrs Cullen received the medal for her involvement with countless community organisations. These include: BDCU Goulburn Hospital Fundraising Inc., the Country Education Foundation of Goulburn and District, Goulburn Health, South East Local Land Services, Goulburn Rural Land Protection Board, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Rural Women's Network, Australian Women in Agriculture, Southern Tablelands Community College, and more. In addition, she was awarded Goulburn Woman of the Year in 2013. More here.
For his service to veterans, Brian Warren was rewarded with the Medal of the Order of Australia.
Mr Warren has had many achievements already, including receiving an Australian Service Medal with Clasp FESR, a Defence Force Service Medal with first Clasp an Australian Defence Medal and a Return from Active Service Badge. More here.
After his 2020 season was stunted, like many others, due to COVID-19, Costa Toparis returned with a vengeance in June 2021.
The Goulburn resident has started in 10 races and earned eight wins, a record which once again stakes the 14-year-old's claim to be one of the brightest young motorsport talents in Australia. More here.
After more than 30 years in the stock feed industry, Cheryl and Bill Fife have weathered drought, deluge and everything in between. Hwever in June they prepared to turn in their keys and shut the door on Fife's Stock Feeds - a business that has supported farmers for decades. More here.
Two men died following a skydiving accident at Goulburn airport in late June.
Emergency services were called to the facility, some 5km southeast of Goulburn, after being contacted at 12.50pm regarding an aircraft carrying two skydivers that was in difficulty, police said.
Two male parachutists, aged in their thirties, fell from the aircraft and landed near the airport's runway. More here.
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