Inspector has community focus

Baw Baw police services area’s new inspector Alison Crombie is looking forward to working with the community to fight crime.

Building close relationships between police and the wider community will be a focus for new Baw Baw police services area inspector Alison Crombie. Ms Crombie joined the police force in 1981 during an era of a very different style of

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Ambulance service honoured

Warragul resident and paramedic Paul James was awarded an Ambulance Service Medal in the Australia Day honours.

Paramedic Paul James of Warragul says he was surprised when notified he would receive an Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) in the Australia Day honours list but, referring to his colleagues, said it “is not hard to look good if surrounded

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Carving out roadside art

Chainsaw artist Paul Stafford works on his creation to carve mystical creature Odin, father of Thor, into the base of the tree at the southern entrance to Neerim South.

A decision by VicRoads to lop a tree in front of a Neerim South property has led to an additional artistic element to the southern exit from the town. Adjoining property owner Phil Mapleson had contacted VicRoads to have the

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Honours for Noel’s dairy service

Prominent Australian dairy industry figure Noel Campbell relaxes at home on the farm at Yannathan after the initial shock of being honoured with being made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

A leading Australian dairy industry figure for most of this century, Yannathan’s Noel Campbell, was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Australia Day honours. The award was “for distinguished service to the primary industry sector,

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Volunteers key to awards

Judy Farmer is congratulated by husband John after being named Baw Baw Shire’s citizen of the year.

    Community spirit and volunteerism were celebrated at an Australia Day awards ceremony honouring Baw Baw Shire’s top citizens and community groups on Thursday night. Judy Farmer of Drouin was named citizen of the year, honouring her tireless commitment

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Call for new station

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood (left) and Shadow Police and Community Safety Minister Edward O’Donohue are calling for a new police station at Drouin.

A new police station for Drouin to enable additional resources and longer operational hours has been identified as a priority by the state opposition. Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood is urging residents to sign the petition that calls for the

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Joan turns 100

Joan Peterson celebrated her birthday with about 100 family and friends at an afternoon tea at the Warragul RSL hall on Saturday.  Some family travelled from Rockhampton, Perth, Newcastle, Canberra and Northern Victoria.

For more than 35 years, it has been a weekly treat for Joan Peterson of Warragul to have her hair done.  On Friday, the hairdresser took a little extra care to ensure her coiffured look was perfect for her 100th

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Hill End celebration

Hill End Community Inc president Chris Williams (right) and secretary Margaret Hall show their delight with getting their hands on a 10-year lease to continuing using the town’s former primary school as a community centre.

The champagne corks were popped at Hill End last week when the community signed a lease to formalise the continued use of the town’s former primary school as a community centre. The signing by Hill End Community Inc and the

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Motorfest is cancelled

Rising costs and limited volunteers have been cited as key reasons for the Drouin Rotary Club’s decision to cancel this year’s annual Motorfest.

Rising costs and limited volunteers have been cited as key reasons for the Drouin Rotary Club’s decision to cancel this year’s annual Motorfest. It is unlikely the annual event, that has injected hundreds of thousands of dollars to local community

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Baton visits Warragul

Warragul will soak up a little of the atmosphere of the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast when it hosts a leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay on Sunday, February 11.

Warragul will soak up a little of the atmosphere of the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast when it hosts a leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay on Sunday, February 11. Ten runners will carry the baton in a

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