Pub takeover possible

The Warragul Industrial Football Netball Club is negotiating the possible takeover and operation of the Club Hotel in Warragul. Club president Ron Wood has confirmed the club’s interest and that it was seriously looking into the proposal. A planning application

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Relay of hope

Cancer survivor and Relay for Life committee member Chris Cumming cuts the ribbon to officially start Saturday’s relay with her grandchildren Archer Herbert (back) Taya Herbert and Poppy Cumming (centre) and Zac and Chase Cumming (front).

West Gippsland Relay for Life on the weekend looks set to raise $45,000 for Cancer Council Victoria. Organising committee members set a $45,000 target for this year’s event and chairman Daniel Slabicki said they were hopeful to reach the target.

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Setting up shop

Preparing pots with seedlings for the Kids Farmers’ Market on Friday are Warragul Primary School students (from left) Isaac Saward, Lily Dewar-Oldis, Yuqin Huang and Jaz Courtidis.

  There is a buzz at Warragul Primary School ahead of Australia’s first ever Kids Farmers’ Market on Friday from 4pm to 7pm. This market is strictly for kids only.  Many have been busy growing, harvesting and preserving food for

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Cemetery legacy

Yarragon Cemetery Trust member Angela Bailey and Yarragon Lions Club president Kevin Arnold officially open the new formal entrance which features black gates and blue stone pillars.

  A new entrance to the Yarragon Cemetery has been formally unveiled. The new formal entrance to the cemetery was constructed as Yarragon Lions Club’s “Centennial Legacy Project”. Yarragon Lions Club provided $12,000 to the project and, in conjunction with

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Hallora snatches victory

Hallora division one players celebrate their grand final victory on Sunday.

Hallora (9-174) def Western Park (124) Battling injury and having spent the bulk of the season in division two before earning a call-up to the First XI in the semi-final, Mark Phillips delivered an inspirational performance to help Hallora cause

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Warriors win tournament

Under 10 girls (back, from left) Bella Halliday, Tijana Bourne, Meg Cooper, Courteney McWhinney, coach Aaron Bryce, Emilia Corporente, (front, from left) Jamie Chapman, Juliet Stacey, Olivia Bryce and Mikayla Sutcliffe.

  Warriors Basketball Club under 10 girls white team recently won the Traralgon Labor Day weekend tournament defeating Churchill in the grand final 18-8. It was the first time for several years that the club had entered under 10 teams in

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Digging into new oval

Mayor Joe Gauci and Sport Minister John Eren turn the sod for the second oval at Western Park.

Western Park’s second oval is underway and if all goes to plan will be ready for cricket later this year. Sport Minister John Eren was on hand to officially turn the first sod on the $1.7 million project. Council recently

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Fine evaders caught

Sheriff Jamie A'Herne and acting scenario sergeant Jason Hullick at the roadblock in Yarragon.

A multi agency road block involving Victoria Police, the Sheriff’s office and VicRoads last Monday resulted in recovering of outstanding fines and numerous traffic offences after a roadside testing area was established in Yarragon. Fourteen police, four sheriffs and a

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Roadside fire risk

Former firefighter Leigh Dodd, lost in the overgrown grass along Old Sale Road at Westbury, is urging Baw Baw Shire Council to take a common-sense approach to roadside maintenance.

Long grass, fallen branches and other dry growth stretch back 25 metres from Old Sale Rd at Westbury. This description can fit many district roadsides during the current fire season. An experienced former firefighter has urged Baw Baw Shire Council

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Cricket finals set

Western Park bowler Sam Batson was in fine form on Saturday as he came up against his Ellinbank batsmen including Troy Ferguson.

  Semi-finals were played in all divisions of the Warragul and District Cricket Association on the weekend, with results determining who will face each other in this weekend’s grand finals. Ellinbank had waited a long time to make their return

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