Lightning premierships

Lucas Dalton of Warragul Blues bursts through a tackle during the lightning premiership under 10 final against Drouin Gold.

Warragul and District Junior Football League clubs battled it out for the lightning premiership on Sunday. Clubs contested matches at Garfield and Yarragon in their bid for ultimate glory. In the under 10s, the Warragul Blues accounted for Drouin Gold.

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Locals win pennant finals

Warragul’s pennant team included (from left) Pat Johnson, Ryan McCosker, Paul Kennedy, John Witschi, Alan Manley, Josh O’Brien-Reiter, Dean Bubeck, Mick West and Pete Scott.

Drouin Golf Club hosted the West Gippsland Golf men’s pennant finals on Sunday. It was a good day for the home club, with its division one senior team winning the pennant for the sixth year running. The team of Mick

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From Darwin to Warragul

Warragul football club newcomers from Darwin, from left, Michael Coombes, Carlyle Jensen and Braxton Ah Mat were looking forward to the final training session last Wednesday before the Gulls kicked off their season on Good Friday.

Some new faces – from Northern Australia – have arrived in Warragul to help boost Warragul Football Club’s on field stocks and experience a different lifestyle. The Gulls’ reigning best and fairest Nathaniel Paredes, who has played the last two

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Petition seeks new hospital

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood (left) and Opposition leader Matthew Guy (right) meet with WTF community action group members Rob Sinnett, Kerry Elliott and Joan Kinder at Parliament House on Thursday.

A petition calling on the state government to fund a new West Gippsland Hospital in May’s budget was tabled in Parliament on Thursday, with 9820 official signatures. It is expected petition documents with a further 300 signatures will be tabled

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French passion

A bare paddock amongst Neerim South’s rolling hills was the blank canvas Marian and Bryce Somes searched for to bring their passion for all things French to life.

A bare paddock amongst Neerim South’s rolling hills was the blank canvas Marian and Bryce Somes searched for to bring their passion for all things French to life. Twenty-five years later, their “French folly” has become more than a retirement

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Second print run

Loaded up with boxes of another 4000 Drouin Tree Walks booklets are Elaine Ferguson, Judy Farmer and Helen Timbury.

The Drouin Tree Walks booklet launched in February “disappeared like hotcakes” and a second print run is now available. The booklet, launched during Drouin’s Ficifolia Festival, was highly sought after with 2000 copies selling within three weeks. The booklet, written

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Vickerman leads victory

Former Warragul resident Dean Vickerman celebrates Melbourne United Basketball Club’s first National Basketball League title after coaching his team to 100-82 victory on Saturday night.

Melbourne United Basketball Club celebrated its first National Basketball League title at a packed Hisense Arena on Saturday night with head coach and former Warragul resident Dean Vickerman leading his team to victory. With the series tied at 2-2 against

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Warragul wins

Warragul footballer Dylan Proctor drives his team forward during a big win over Morwell on Good Friday.

Round one – four premiership points – a percentage bordering on 300. Any team would take that. Warragul certainly did on Friday after getting its Gippsland League season away positively with a 13-16 to 4-10 win against Morwell. The gang

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10,000 sign petition

Community action group members (from left) Kerry Elliott, Ruth Jones, Ormond Pearson and Rob Sinnett present the petitions to Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood (second right).

  More than 10,000 people have called for a new West Gippsland Hospital on a greenfield site. A petition including more than 10,000 signatures was presented to Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood on Friday. More than 150 signed letters, that

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Crime in downward trend

Warragul Police Station (3)

Crime statistics are continuing to trend downwards across the Baw Baw police services area but local police are urging community members to not be complacent about opportunistic crime such as thefts from cars. Latest crime statistics released by the Crimes

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