Kendall residents have hope that one day the village will be known for something positive rather than the place where a three-year-old boy went missing in 2014.
National media outlets continue to converge on the village in droves whenever a renewed search in connection with William Tyrrell's disappearance is announced.
In June police conducted further searches in the Herons Creek area under a coronial order as part of the ongoing investigation.
The William Tyrrell inquest will resume in October, with the NSW Coroners Court hearing potential witnesses are withholding information about the three-year-old's 2014 disappearance.
The inquiry was adjourned in March because of the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, former NSW lead detective Gary Jubelin was convicted and fined $10,000 for making illegal recordings during his role at the head of Strike Force Rosann during the investigation.
In June Mr Jubelin appealed his conviction and will next face court in mid-August.
Many of the shopkeepers and business owners on the quiet main street of Kendall are rightly tired of being hounded by journalists, who swoop into the village for a day to obtain their news angle before disappearing again.
However, Deanna Minns who works at the Bendigo Bank said she's not sick of the constant media attention which continues to put Kendall in the spotlight.
Deanna labelled the disappearance as a tragedy and she hopes one day William's family will receive the closure they deserve.
"It's just heartbreaking," she said.
Deanna said Kendall is still a lovely and close knit community even though recent news coverage has brought to light some of the darker aspects of the village.
Deanna has a 30-year-old daughter who grew up in the area. As a mother, Deanna said she always kept her daughter close.
She said parents now feel as though they have to keep a closer watch on their children's movements.
Allison Haylett is the Kendall Community Centre manager and echoed Deanna's thoughts. She keeps her grandchildren close when they are over visiting.
She said when her own children were growing up they would go off down the street to visit their friends.
In contrast, she doesn't like to let her grandchildren out of her sight.
The women want Kendall to be known for its lovely village community, which is evidenced by the Kendall Community Op Shop, the Kendall Pool and the Kendall Tennis Club.
Alison said it's not often that such amazing organisations can exist in small towns, which really shows the strong community drive which keeps them operating.
"Those groups really make our village what it is," she said.