Hometown hope for cup

Aston Miley, trained by Eddie Lieshout at Drouin West, is the local hope for Saturday night’s Warragul Cup.

There will be a huge hometown roar if Aston Miley can win the Group 2 Warragul Cup on Saturday night, the second leg of greyhound racing’s rich Gippsland Carnival. Trained just 10 minutes from the Warragul track by Eddie Lieshout

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Charlie and Marilyn medal

Ray Williams chips from the bunker and lands safely on the green on his way to being named scratch winner at Trafalgar on Thursday.

Trafalgar senior golf results saw Charlie Street and Marilyn Kerr take out the monthly medals. Results: Thursday, January 4 stroke monthly medal (49 players): Women’s: monthly medal Marilyn Kerr 31, 2nd Betty Burleigh 32; scratch winner: Cheryl Deppeler 44. DTL:

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Dud deal for rail users

Gippsland rail travellers will continue to wear the pain of frequent service disruptions but for little or no gain.

Gippsland rail travellers will continue to wear the pain of frequent service disruptions but for little or no gain, according to Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood. Commuters returning to work in the city after the Christmas-New Year period will face

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Kinder closes

Heidi Middleton enjoys her final swing at Bowen Park Kindergarten before its closure.

Bowen Park Kindergarten has closed its doors for the final time. The Warragul kindergarten, located in Bowen St, educated hundreds of local children. It was originally established at the Logan Park supper rooms following a shortage of kinder places.  It

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Rachelle dreams to achieve

On the back of a powerful essay about gender equality in rural areas, Education Centre Gippsland College student Rachelle Dowling was awarded an all-expenses-paid “Power Trip” to the ACT as part of the “Country to Canberra” program.

“Don’t limit your dreams” was the lesson that Education Centre Gippsland College student Rachelle Dowling wants to share with local youth. Rachelle was one of only 10 people across the nation to be selected for the prestigious “Country to Canberra”

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Fences gain artistic touch

Brightening up the temporary fences around the West Gippsland Arts Centre redevelopment are local artists Sue Acheson (left) and Bec Van Dyk.

Building site fencing at the West Gippsland Arts Centre upgrade project has been given a new, bright and colourful lease on life. The temporary fencing is now proudly displaying pieces of artwork by local artists. Baw Baw Shire Council’s arts

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Harness lends a hand

Santa Claus with Derby McGuigan after “Brandons Price” wins the Trotters Handicap at the Warragul Harness Racing Club’s first Christmas Eve race meeting.

Warragul Harness Racing Club officials were pleased with the attendance at its first Christmas Eve race meeting. The race meeting featured the club’s first “Lend A Hand” lunch.  More than 150 patrons – young and old – attended, after the

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Warriors unbeaten

Warriors player Kylie Mullen outstretches T-Birds player Tanarly Hood during the recent 78-47 loss.

Warragul Warriors men remain undefeated at the mid-season break of Gippsland Country Basketball League. Sam Flanders (20 points), Dwain Scott (19), Ambu Uliando (14) and Mike Santo (11) led the scoring as the Warriors comfortably accounted for the Traralgon T-Birds

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Families enjoy races

Enjoying the Drouin Picnic Races on Boxing Day are (from left) Laura McCullough holding Cobie McCullough, Shane Herbert, Hamish McCullough, Sean McCullough and Carly McCullough holding Essie Giblin.

A family orientated crowd of just over 1000 people celebrated Boxing Day at the Drouin Picnic Races yesterday. Drouin Picnic Racing Club president Greg Cole said it was a “great day” with six races on offer. However, the crowd of

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Rates hike hits pensioner

Willow Grove pensioner Barbara Needham says an increased rates notice, indicating that her property has jumped $40,000 in value, will put pressure on her financially.

A Willow Grove pensioner believes she will be eventually forced out of her home after receiving a supplementary rates notice indicating her property had increased in value by $40,000. Barbara Needham, 80, believes Baw Baw Shire Council issued the notice

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