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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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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Walhalla tourism boost

Inspecting the carriage are Baw Baw Shire mayor Cr Joe Gauci, Walhalla Goldfields Railway president Michael Leaney and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing.

A state government grant of $300,000 will help Walhalla Goldfields Tourist Railway to operate seven days a week. Not-for-profit organisation Walhalla Goldfields Railway will provide the remaining $150,000 to restore and convert a 1926 Melbourne tram into a self-propelled rail

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Women inspired to be bold

Morning tea delights were perfect for any sweet tooth at the Women in Gippsland conference at the Warragul Railway Station tearooms on Friday. Ready to embrace a day of motivational speakers are Erika McInerney, Kim McFarlane and Sally Neenan who took part in the Pecha Kucha presentation.

Be Bold for Change was the message delivered in many different ways, from women of diverse professions and backgrounds when they addressed Warragul’s International Women’s Day conference on Friday. Organised by Women in Gippsland, about 200 people attended the day

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Flavorite to expand again

Minister for Industry, Employment and Resources Wade Noonan (centre), on a visit to announce government support for an $11.5 expansion at Flavorite in Warragul, inspects some of the current crop of tomatoes with senior grower Will Millis and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing.

Warragul hydroponics firm Flavorite will start another major expansion late this year. The company, established at Warragul in 1990, will build a new 4.3 hectare glasshouse on the Copelands Rd property. Senior grower Will Millis said the building, on which

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