New pound opens

Baw Baw Shire’s new animal pound is up and running at Longwarry North.

Baw Baw Shire’s new animal pound is up and running at Longwarry North. Seven impounded cats and five dogs were relocated from the old pound in Galloway St, Warragul, to the upgraded premises, formerly the privately run but now closed

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Homeless man speaks out

Paul Turenko visited Drouin on World Homeless Day to share his story of falling on hard times to help break down the stereotype of a “homeless man”.  He said the hardest step was asking for help.

“Be aware there’s a lot of homeless in the area and that it can happen to anyone.  Nobody is excluded from it.  You don’t even realise it, until you’re there.” This is the key message from Gippsland resident Paul Turenko

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Video captures Poowong legends

Poowong dairy farmer Matt Wilson says since he moved to Poowong, he has been made to feel a part of the community.

Poowong residents have good reason to think of themselves as legends and now a video has been launched celebrating the town’s “legendairy” status. In June, Poowong was announced the “legendairy capital of Gippsland” by Dairy Australia. What makes this town

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Brett rides for Chris

Brett Smith is riding his bike this month to raise funds for children’s cancer research.

Drouin resident Brett Smith is getting on his bike this month. He aims to ride at least 500 kilometres during the month to raise money for children’s cancer research. Already he’s picked up $2000 in sponsorships and is hoping that

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Indigenous carnival

Bernie Wells (middle) joined his sons Jason and Danny in helping Gippsland to another competitive effort in the statewide carnival played at Ballarat.

Local indigenous footballers helped Gippsland to another competitive effort at the statewide Koori football and netball carnival in Ballarat. The Ballarat Community Consortium, led by official host Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative, worked with the NAIDOC committee to deliver the

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Longwarry bowl big win

Longwarry bowler Grant Pask helped his team to achieve “king rink” with a 43-shot win over Warragul in division three.

Longwarry bowlers travelled to Warragul to open the WGBD pennant season on Saturday. Division three had a comfortable 85-shot win while division six went down in a five-shot narrow loss. Division three: Longwarry 6/143 defeated Warragul (3) 2/58. Elio Meggetto,

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Cheering to success

The “Lightning” team from Storm Elite All Stars won the mini level one division state championship.  They are (from left) Emma Brown, Milly Brain, Cordelia Worrall, Olivia Rhodes, Addison Heenan, Lily Boyce, Nakita Marriott, Caitlyn Beale, Mikayla Reynolds and Taylah Wassenberg.

Warragul cheerleaders won four titles at the AASCF Victorian State Championships. Storm Elite All Stars of Warragul sent 11 teams with 137 athletes aged four to 23-years-old to the three day event at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. They

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Eagles stun Parkers

Buln Buln players Jeff Walsh (bowler) and Jack Armour celebrate the wicket of Yarragon’s Laytten Smith who was stumped during the division one match.

Ellinbank (8-168) defeated Western Park (7-165). Ellinbank have caused a stunning first-round upset win over Western Park in round one of Warragul District Cricket Association action. The Eagles (8-168) chased down a considerable target on their way to a two-wicket

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Final church service

Leonie and Ross Pethybridge and Val Murphy sing a farewell hymn during the final Thorpdale Uniting Church service.

It was a day of mixed emotion when Reverend Chris Duxbury led the final service at Thorpdale Uniting Church last month. Rev Duxbury was at the church’s first service in October 1990 when her father, the Reverend Albert Wicks, led

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Service station development

Site preparation has started ahead of construction of a new service station and retail food outlets in Warragul at the corner of Alfred and Howitt Sts.

Initial site preparation has started for a new service station in Warragul. Planning approval for a BP service station and two retail food outlets on a vacant site on the corner of Alfred and Howitt Sts was initially given by

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