Utopia shut down

Utopia Pet Lodge will close and be converted to a municipal pound in a major overturn of a previous Baw Baw Shire decision.

Utopia Pet Lodge will close and be converted to a municipal pound in a major overturn of a previous Baw Baw Shire decision. Cr Danny Goss told councillors it was time to admit fault and fix the “mess the current

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Bomb hoax at police station

Police are investigating a threat to blow up the Warragul Police station on Wednesday night.

Police are investigating a threat to blow up the Warragul Police station on Wednesday night. Police are keen to talk to anyone who may have seen a male acting suspiciously in the Queen St Park area around 7pm. A male

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Crossing celebrates 25 years

Serving up egg and ham pie with chips, carrots and peas are volunteers Midge Watson, Pauline Ward and Kerry Gray.

The Crossing Drop In Centre Drouin will celebrate 25 years of serving the community with a special afternoon tea on Friday from 1pm until 4pm. The centre name originated from its original location on the former Ampol service station site,

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Monk joins World Tour

Warragul cyclist Cyrus Monk has been granted a coveted stagiaire position with World Tour team Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling, which will see him compete in the Tour of Britain and various races in Italy.

Warragul cyclist Cyrus Monk has been granted a coveted stagiaire position with World Tour team Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling, which will see him compete in the Tour of Britain and various races in Italy. The University of Melbourne student will join

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Locals pull on Big V

Six goals from Ellinbank footballer Tom Robertson helped Victoria to a big win over the Allies in the All Deaf State of Origin carnival.

Local footballers Tom Robertson and Lachlan Waters helped Victoria to a strong victory in the All Deaf State of Origin carnival. Held in Adelaide over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, Tom and Lachlan pulled on the Big V jumper to

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Leonard turns 100

Completing a plumbing apprenticeship for the second time was one of the many challenges faced by Leonard Sheppard, who celebrated his 100th birthday last week.

Completing a plumbing apprenticeship for the second time was one of the many challenges faced by Leonard Sheppard, who celebrated his 100th birthday last week. It is perhaps that attribute of persistence, along with enjoyment of a quiet drink every

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Pound costs soar

A new animal pound could end up costing Baw Baw Shire close to $2 million as costs associated with the facility continue to soar.

A new animal pound could end up costing Baw Baw Shire close to $2 million as costs associated with the facility continue to soar. And, councillors have been told the pet boarding facility purchased by council to offset the costs

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OAM for Peter Rowse

Warragul’s newest Member of the Order of Australia Peter Rowse relaxes at home after being informed of the award in recognition of almost six decades of service to the community through a range of church organisations.

Warragul resident Peter Rowse was taken completely by surprise when informed he was to be made a Member of the Order of Australia (OAM). The award announced in the Queen’s Birthday honours list yesterday was for Mr Rowse’s service to

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Trafalgar students rock

Trafalgar High School members of R.A.G.E (from left) Eva Istriaty, Alyssa Geiberras, Ruby Brand and Georgia Wyntjes took out the trophy for the best band in the junior section.  Ruby was also awarded best guitarist in the junior section.

Trafalgar High School bands will rock with the best in the state, progressing through to the state finals after taking out Gippsland heats of Rock Fest at Trafalgar Primary School recently. All-girl year seven rock band R.A.G.E will take to

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Hastings demolition

Heavy machinery was on the job last week at the former Hastings timber and hardware and Warragul Marine site at the corner of Howitt and Burke Sts, Warragul, as demolition of old buildings and a clean-up began for a proposed major retail development on the site.

Demolition and a clean-up of the former Hastings Timber and Hardware and Warragul Marine site in Warragul was in full swing last week. BFN Developments acquired the property at the corner of Howitt and Burke Sts on the town’s southern

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