In 1914 a golf club was being formed at Yerong Creek. The links were under preparation and they were about to arrange competitions. No mention of the club after the start of the World War I was found, also a rifle club had been formed with about 27 members.
The effect of the Closer Settlement Promotion Act was very noticeable with the extended prosperity within the town, changing it from a quiet village, into a thriving prosperous town.
The settlement, under the Closer Settlement Promotion Act, of 40 to 50 families in Mangoplah and Egan Creek added to the area’s prosperity. After this settlement, a mail service was badly needed from Yerong Creek and Mangoplah, and a road to Pullitop was petitioned, and if secured would bring an increase of about 6000 bags of wheat to Yerong Creek each year.
The special meeting of the Yerong branch of the Farmers and Settlers on Saturday decided to pay a levy of £3 towards purchasing a horse and sulky for the use of the organiser. Mr JD Smyth was appointed to represent the branch at the conference, with Mr P McRorie as substitute. Ten new members were enrolled, and a number of intending members' names were also submitted.
A new two-story hotel was being erected by Mr Beard adjoining the old hotel, of which Mr Graham was the licensee.
On Monday, June 15, 1914, the Central Mission commenced their meetings. They were conducted by Father Reginald. The meetings attracted large audiences each night continuing until Thursday June 18, 1914.
The prospect of the wheat season had never looked better, despite the evidence of the grub pest in some of the crops. In more than one instance the fields had to be ploughed and sown again.
Local people were very pleased at the success of Mr C. Edghill's two-year old colt at Kembla Grange on Tuesday last, especially as it was backed by some of the locals. It started at the price of 12 to 1 against.