Wettest August since 1975

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A largely sunny start to September has been an ideal back-up to one of the wettest Augusts on record in West Gippsland. But a mix of more rain and sun will be needed across the spring months to set up

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Pokies bid withdrawn

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Plans to open Warragul’s fourth gaming (pokies machines) venue at the Newmason complex in Mason St have been shelved. The Ellinbank Football and Netball Club last week withdrew its application to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation to

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Warragul United fall just short

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It’s been a tough State League 1 campaign for Warragul this year and wins have been difficult to achieve. This extended to the United’s game against Doveton on Saturday, going down 1-2. Endeavour and fortitude have never been in question,

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Gulls to make history

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Three Warragul Gulls sides will make finals appearances this year, the first time in the netball club’s history. The Gulls A grade side is set to take on Leongatha this Sunday, while their B grade team will face off against

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Drouin’s own Father of the Year

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Drouin father Chris Youngman was shocked and humbled to be announced Victorian Father of the Year on Friday. Chris, 36, gave up work to keep his family together after his son Lucas was diagnosed with leukaemia just days after his

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Vision radio in serious doubt

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The radio is one of 92 year-old Bob Allen’s most important links to the world. Macular degeneration, which he has had for the past 18 years, has left him with only about five per cent vision. That’s enough to get

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Save our school bus

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Rawson may soon lose its school bus, after a recent government review found some students live 20 metres too far from their school to be eligible for the service. It is believed the state government could save $150,000 by ditching

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Mawarra saved

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Administrators appointed to secure the future of Mawarra Centre in Warragul are confident of reaching a positive outcome, which could possibly be a merger with another service provider. Mawarra entered into voluntary administration last month. Administrators, Worrells Solvency and Forensic

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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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Alan reaches for the stars

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Mowing lawns to pay for tennis fees and training before school, Trafalgar’s Alan Valenzuela is working hard to achieve his tennis dream. He has hit with Rafael Nadal in China and trained with French Open winner Andres Gomez in South

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