Warranor creates home

Players and Warranor parents and officials that were discussing plans to raise $100,000 and build badly needed facilities at their new “home” at Logan Park, Warragul, when they arrived for training last week included, (back, from left) Ryan Leslie, Graeme Carter (secretary), Sharon Caia (president), Jane Leslie, (front, from left) Damian Leslie, Lucas Carter, Miles Doughty and Regan Caddy.

After 55 years being a nomad, Warranor Junior Football Club in Warragul is finally putting down its roots with big plans for its future permanent home at Logan Park. Last year it was granted joint winter use of the number

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Report graffiti

This graffiti tag “Monbulk” has been sighted at a number of locations around West Gippsland including Warragul Regional College and the Lardners Trk rail crossing at Drouin East.  Police are encouraging community members to report incidents like this via a website called VandalTrak to help identify offenders.

Community members are being urged to use a website to report graffiti and help to track down offenders. Police are encouraging community members to use the VandalTrak website to upload photographs of graffiti tags at various locations around West Gippsland.

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Dog swallows hook

Melanie Crookston-Smith is urging people to pick up their rubbish after pet “Basil” swallowed a fishing hook at the Robin Hood recreation reserve.

Melanie Crookston-Smith and her husband Aaron Smith were expecting a fun and relaxing Saturday evening when they took their Golden Retriever “Basil” for a swim at the Robin Hood recreational reserve on August 4. Instead, someone else’s rubbish cost them

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Condoms permanent

A successful trial program has led to Baw Baw Shire continuing to provide condoms in vending machines in six towns around the municipality.

A successful trial program has led to Baw Baw Shire continuing to provide condoms in vending machines in six towns around the municipality. Council activated the trial program in April last year for a 12-month trial period.  Councillors last week

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Silver for Warn

Jayden Warn sends Australia into attack during the Wheelchair Rugby World Championship played in Sydney; Photograph: Australian Paralympic Committee.

Drouin’s Jayden Warn was part of a gut-wrenching Australian loss in the gold medal match of the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships played in Sydney on Saturday. Japan won the epic gold medal match 62-61 at Sydney Olympic Park to become

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Gulls into five

Warragul centre Hayley Roberts restarts play as the rain pours down at Western Park during A grade on Saturday.  The Gulls won 45-39 and now sit fifth on the ladder.

A six-goal win saw Warragul replace Maffra in the A grade top five with only two rounds to play in Gippsland League. A grade: Warragul 45 defeated Maffra 39. The Gulls girls started slowly in the wet conditions and were

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Karla saves lives

Warragul’s Karla McGrellis makes another valuable donation of O negative type blood at the Warragul mobile service.

An understanding of how special her blood type is and how easy it is to share has seen Karla McGrellis become a regular donor at Warragul’s mobile Red Cross Blood Service. Karla is blood type O negative, and while only

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Dogtor Bruce lends paw

“Dogtor Bruce” helps reassure and distract Trafalgar’s Kylie Mann during a visit to Warragul Dental Care.  Helping nervous patients and children during visits to the dentist, the owners say Bruce is Australia’s first certified dental therapy dog.

The sound of a dentist drill sends shivers down the spine of many people. For anxious patients, the fear of visiting a dentist is real and can lead to years between check-ups, painful and costly treatments or even teeth beyond

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Footy finals begin

Warragul Blues player Jai Mure and Xavier Olsson wrap up Warranor’s Harry Brown in a strong tackle.

The weekend marked the first round of the Warragul and District Junior Football League’s finals series with the elimination and qualifying finals. Eighteen teams across three different age groups battled it out to reach the next round of the series

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Dragons close gap

Drouin’s Chris Davies looks for a path around his Dandenong White Star opponent.

The Drouin Dragons put in a competitive effort against one of the strongest teams in the state league division five competition in round 18 action on Saturday. Having suffered some heavy defeats at the hands of Dandenong White Star in

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