Catani are premiers

With master coach Paul Alger back at the helm, the Blues broke through for their fourth premiership in the EDFL, denying the Warragul Industrials who couldn’t break their 21-year premiership drought.  Catani’s Nicholas Visser won the medal for best player on the ground. Other players to help the Blues to the premiership were Owen Fitzpatrick, Paul Pattison, Mitchell Davey, Brett Williams, Dylan Williams, Aiden Cuff, Dale Johnson, John Alexander, James Alexander, Hayden Lownds, Ryan Eaton, Brandon Scammell, Cody Banbury, captain Nathaniel Rodda, Antonio Benvenuto, Luke McFarlane, Thomas Van Diemen, Brayden Kennedy, Wade Haysom and Tim Lonsdale.

Catani held on to win its first Ellinbank District Football League premiership since going back-to-back in 2005. With the Industrials kicking to the scoring end in the final term, the Blues withstood a late charge to hold on to win

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Ellinbank win A grade

Claiming back-to-back A grade premierships are Ellinbank netballers (from left) Shanara Notman, Mia McGarrity, Taylah Bott, Jasmine Ferguson (front), Rhiannon Hayes, Breanna Pratt and Danielle Smith.  Ellinbank had a successful day, claiming all three senior netball premierships for the second consecutive year.

The national anthem and a big crowd created an enthralling scene for the long awaited A grade grand final match between Ellinbank and Poowong. Poowong put in a great effort to come from fifth position to reach the grand final. 

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Walk for Prems

Rallying together to promote Gippsland’s first Walk for Prems in Warragul are Naomi Togolo (left) and Serena Arnold holding Tyson (left) and Kaitlyn Togolo-Batty.  The twins spent 60 days in hospital after being born at 29 weeks gestation.

The experience of seeing her tiny baby boy in an incubator after a premature birth has inspired a local woman to hold the first Walk for Prems in Warragul. Serena Arnold is organising the walk at St Paul’s Gymnasium on

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Kinder demand in Trafalgar

Discussion the potential for a new early learning centre at the Trafalgar Primary School site on Friday are (from left) Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood, school council president Sally Stannard and Shadow Families and Children Minister Georgie Crozier.

The possibility of a new kindergarten being built on the Trafalgar Primary School site was flagged during discussions between the school and opposition members of parliament on Friday. Shadow Families and Children Minister Georgie Crozier and Member for Narracan Gary

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Retail plans on the table

New “sketch plans” have been presented for possible development of the former Bonlac site.

Future development plans for Warragul’s former Bonlac site have been laid on the table with Baw Baw Shire. New chief executive officer Alison Leighton last week met factory site owner Warren Turner to discuss the site’s current status and future

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Chasing the storm

Gippsland Storm Chaser Helen Murdock checks over some of the dramatic weather shots she has taken at her computer in her Warragul home.

Warragul woman Helen Murdock doesn’t have her head in the clouds but she does look towards them whenever she gets the chance. Ms Murdock is what is known as a “storm chaser”. Somebody that loves the spectacle of a storm,

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Making friends with cops

Trafalgar Primary School students Mackenzie Rankin and Thomas Nelson learn talk about local policing with Leading Senior Constable Kevin Scouller.

Students at Trafalgar and Yarragon Primary schools have been fostering positive relationships with members of the local police force through the Copper in a Classroom program. The program, which has been a successful initiative at schools in Moe, aims to

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Educators celebrated

Celebrating being announced as regional winners in the 2017 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards are educators Tracy Lechte (left) and Martha Smith with children (from left) Nate Winduss, Spencer Banks, Mary Bridger, Leo Findlay and Hudson Zeldenryk.

Buln Buln’s Tracy Lechte and Warragul’s Martha Smith have been recognised amongst the nation’s finest in child care. The two educators were announced as regional winners in the 2017 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards.  There were only 14 winners

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Alison takes on challenge

Alison Leighton is ready to take on the challenges as Baw Baw Shire’s new chief executive officer.

A strong sense of community and helping people is what Alison Leighton loves about local government. A qualified engineer, for the past 13 years she has been building a portfolio of experience at Mornington Shire Council. Now, with that experience,

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Good snow, little rain

Mt Baw Baw’s snow season is set to extend into spring with a current snow depth of 64cm and forecasts of more snow ahead this week.

Mt Baw Baw’s snow season is set to extend into spring with a current snow depth of 64cm and forecasts of more snow ahead this week. This week’s forecast predicts snow showers each day with minimum temperatures ranging from -5

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