Warranor creates home

Players and Warranor parents and officials that were discussing plans to raise $100,000 and build badly needed facilities at their new “home” at Logan Park, Warragul, when they arrived for training last week included, (back, from left) Ryan Leslie, Graeme Carter (secretary), Sharon Caia (president), Jane Leslie, (front, from left) Damian Leslie, Lucas Carter, Miles Doughty and Regan Caddy.

After 55 years being a nomad, Warranor Junior Football Club in Warragul is finally putting down its roots with big plans for its future permanent home at Logan Park. Last year it was granted joint winter use of the number

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Report graffiti

This graffiti tag “Monbulk” has been sighted at a number of locations around West Gippsland including Warragul Regional College and the Lardners Trk rail crossing at Drouin East.  Police are encouraging community members to report incidents like this via a website called VandalTrak to help identify offenders.

Community members are being urged to use a website to report graffiti and help to track down offenders. Police are encouraging community members to use the VandalTrak website to upload photographs of graffiti tags at various locations around West Gippsland.

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Dog swallows hook

Melanie Crookston-Smith is urging people to pick up their rubbish after pet “Basil” swallowed a fishing hook at the Robin Hood recreation reserve.

Melanie Crookston-Smith and her husband Aaron Smith were expecting a fun and relaxing Saturday evening when they took their Golden Retriever “Basil” for a swim at the Robin Hood recreational reserve on August 4. Instead, someone else’s rubbish cost them

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Condoms permanent

A successful trial program has led to Baw Baw Shire continuing to provide condoms in vending machines in six towns around the municipality.

A successful trial program has led to Baw Baw Shire continuing to provide condoms in vending machines in six towns around the municipality. Council activated the trial program in April last year for a 12-month trial period.  Councillors last week

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Karla saves lives

Warragul’s Karla McGrellis makes another valuable donation of O negative type blood at the Warragul mobile service.

An understanding of how special her blood type is and how easy it is to share has seen Karla McGrellis become a regular donor at Warragul’s mobile Red Cross Blood Service. Karla is blood type O negative, and while only

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Dogtor Bruce lends paw

“Dogtor Bruce” helps reassure and distract Trafalgar’s Kylie Mann during a visit to Warragul Dental Care.  Helping nervous patients and children during visits to the dentist, the owners say Bruce is Australia’s first certified dental therapy dog.

The sound of a dentist drill sends shivers down the spine of many people. For anxious patients, the fear of visiting a dentist is real and can lead to years between check-ups, painful and costly treatments or even teeth beyond

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Arts centre delay

The West Gippsland Arts Centre will not open in September as hoped with two community-run events forced to move to Lardner Park.

The West Gippsland Arts Centre will not open in September as hoped with two community-run events forced to move to Lardner Park. The $14.1 million redevelopment was originally set to open in August before delays saw the date pushed back

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Hospital demand concerns

Where’s The Funding lobby group members Rob Sinnett and Kerry Elliott with one of the billboards which have been put up around the district.

Two years after a state government report identified the West Gippsland Hospital activity levels would more than double in the next five to 10 years, little has been done to address growth problems, according to community members calling for a

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Drugs trigger crime

Methamphetamine (ice) remains a significant problem in West Gippsland and is a major driver of the majority of volume crime offences.

Despite latest crime statistics indicating a decline in drug offences, police say drug use continues to be a major contributing factor in crime across the Baw Baw police service area. Latest Crime Statistics Agency data released last month for the

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O’Donnell on ALP ticket

Jessica O’Donnell of Drouin, a serving Baw Baw Shire councillor, has been pre-selected as the ALP’s candidate for Monash (currently McMillan) at the next Federal election.

Baw Baw Shire councillor Jessica O’Donnell will be the Australian Labor Party candidate for Monash (currently McMillan) at the next Federal election. Cr O’Donnell’s pre-selection was confirmed by the party’s Victorian branch last week. She will take leave of absence

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