Doreen Horsburgh celebrates 100th birthday in style

Doreen Horsburgh celebrates her 100th birthday at Abbey Gardens Aged Care in Warragul alongside Wilbur Collis (left) and husband Jim Horsburgh.

Doreen Horsburgh recently celebrated her 100th birthday among family and friends at a party in her honour at Abbey Gardens Aged Care Facility. Having moved to Abbey Gardens only in the last 12 months, Doreen was joined by her 97-year-old

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Tyran tackles challenge of Tourette’s Syndrome 

Teenager Tyran Lord gains support with his often-misunderstood condition Tourette’s Syndrome from his loving and good-humoured grandparents John and Toni Robson

Sitting somewhere between child and adulthood, being a 16-year-old is not easy at the best of times. Working out where you sit in social groups and the world can be tricky.  For Tyron Lord, life has presented an extra challenge

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Freedom after coronavirus cruise for Stoll family

Karen and Peter Stoll relaxing at home in Warragul with grandchildren Jack and Jimmy Stoll.

The freedom of walking around a house without facemasks has been the highlight for Peter and Karen Stoll since they returned to Warragul on Thursday after more than 30 days in isolation. Peter, Karen and their daughter Kimberlee Wright were

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Warragul Show organisers happy despite smaller crowds

Cyra Satchi and Mataya Scott of Warragul were pleased to grab an early show bag on Saturday.

Despite lower than usual crowd numbers, organisers of the weekend’s Warragul Show were happy with the atmosphere and support of local families. Crowd numbers were down at Friday night’s carnival and throughout the day on Saturday but organisers said there

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Guides collect rubbish for Clean Up Australia Day

Preparing to clean up rubbish in Warragul for Clean Up Australia Day are (from left): Olivia Lococo, Violet Gibbon, Ava Logan, Eleanor Edelmann, Isla Gibbon and Hayley Slaughter.

Warragul Gumnut Guides aged five to eight-years-old did their bit for Clean Up Australia Day on Tuesday by walking through the main streets of Warragul collecting rubbish. Gumnut Guides leader Kaye Knight said Clean Up Australia Day had become an

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More rain as Warragul gets a wet start to 2020

Flooding has been a regular occurrence across West Gippsland over the past two months with 234.4 millimetres of rain recorded.

More solid rain last month has given Warragul one of its wettest starts to a year. The 117.8 millimetres recorded last month took the January-February total to 234.4 millimetres. The same period last year produced just 55.4 millimetres. Only three

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Frustrating journey for people who lost homes in Bunyip fires

Andrew continues living in a caravan on the family property at Garfield North in the wake of last year’s Bunyip Complex Fires.

The past 12 months have been a long, frustrating journey for people who lost their homes in the Bunyip Complex Fires last year. It was not unreasonable for them to expect they may be close to moving into a new

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$40m roads overhaul as Baw Baw Shire awards new tender

A major overhaul of Baw Baw Shire’s road maintenance contract has resulted in a new $40 million contractor.

A major overhaul of Baw Baw Shire’s road maintenance contract has resulted in a new $40 million contractor. Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd will take over the new contract in July at a cost of $8 million per year. Annually,

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Bunnings development opening pushed back to mid-year

Lengthening of the left-hand turning lane from Queen St into Hazel Drive are among upgrades to the road junction that are expected to start within weeks. An additional access to the off-street car park associated with the $25 million development will also be constructed from Queen St.

The new Bunnings Warehouse in Warragul is now set for a mid-year opening. The development at the corner of Queen St and Hazel Drive has been a hive of activity with as many as 150 workers on site daily. It

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Watts re-elected for 23rd year leading West Gippsland Veterans Welfare Centre

At the annual meeting of the West Gippsland Veterans Welfare Centre are (from left): president Greame Watts, guest speaker RSL Victoria chief executive Jamie Twidale, centre secretary Jamie Burke and centre treasurer Ivan Standen.

Graeme Watts was recently re-elected chairman of the West Gippsland Veterans Welfare Centre for the 23rd consecutive year. The centre is based in Drouin.  The annual meeting was held at the Drouin RSL Hall. James Burke was elected secretary, while

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