Hill End’s historic day

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In one of the most thrilling MGFL finals for years, it was Hill End who finished in front, defeating Mirboo North 11-6-73 to 10-12-72 in one of the club’s greatest victories in its history, You can prepare a side as

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Hannah’s brave shave

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Warragul’s Hannah Accardi has raised a total of $11,500 for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and donations are still rolling in. “My goal was two grand so to smash that by almost 10 has been amazing,” says Hannah. Hannah’s father,

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$94,000 for community groups

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Twenty-four clubs and organisations across the shire will share in more than $94,000 that will enable them to undertake capital works and environmental projects or purchase equipment. Baw Baw Shire signed off in its community development grants at its meeting

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Police tell residents to lock their doors

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Baw Baw police are pleading with residents to make it harder for opportunistic thieves after a wave of burglaries over the past week. Sergeant Craig Van Breugel said there appeared to be two separate spates, the first overnight between Sunday

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Triumphant return for home-grown ballerina

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Warragul’s Heidi Freeman made a triumphant return to the West Gippsland Arts Centre stage as part of Australian Ballet’s tour of “Coppélia” on the weekend. As youngsters in the audience started dreaming of one day being a professional ballerina, that

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Drouin secure finals place

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It was a hard, relentless slog but Drouin got the job done and with some other results falling in its favour locked in the fifth place in the Gippsland League finals. The Hawks won 3-8 to 2-3 against one of

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Female umpires make Gippy League history

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Some Gippsland League Football history was made when two female central umpires officiated at the Drouin-Morwell game on Saturday. And Jess Mills and Jess Prime did their jobs, in difficult conditions due to the weather and state of the ground,

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Bright time for sport in West Gippsland

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There are bright times ahead for four recreation facilities around West Gippsland after new lights were switched on last week by Sports Minister Martin Pakula. Trafalgar, Yarragon, Buln Buln and Neerim South will all benefit from the $487,000 projects to

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First steps for Warragul Kmart

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Another milestone in the development of a major retail centre in Warragul with a Bunnings Warehouse and Kmart as anchor tenants was reached last week when the first walls for the Bunnings’ building were installed. Initial hopes of an opening

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Pokies fight heats up

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A campaign against more poker machines being approved for Warragul gained momentum at two public “information sessions” last week. Central to the campaign is an application by the Ellinbank Football Netball Club, currently before the Victorian Commission for Gambling and

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