Close call with chimney fire

A relieved Trish Neilson and pet Caboodle and Cavischon still enjoying the comforts of her house at Yarragon last week with neighbour Mark Hunter, first on the scene to help after the chimney on the solid wood heater caught fire.

Trish Neilson and Graeme Hart are still “living their dream in lovely rural Yarragon” after the quick response of the Yarragon and Trafalgar CFA brigades ended their fears that their house would burn to the ground. The couple had been

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Song sends message

Local band “Before Time Fades” will send an important message about bullying when it releases new single “Invisible Scars” on Wednesday.  In writing the song, band members Ben Whiteley (left) and Dan Best gained inspiration from 14-year-old Ruby Whiteley’s reflections on a bullying encounter.

A 14-year-old girl’s encounter with bullying has helped inspire the song and music video of local band “Before Time Fades”. Drummer Dan Best said he was blown away by “the beautiful and meaningful words” that came from Ruby Whiteley when

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Saleyards sold

The Warragul saleyards facility has been sold and the new owner has declared he will “lead the charge” to oppose a proposed new saleyards facility at Longwarry

The Warragul saleyards facility has been sold and the new owner has declared he will “lead the charge” to oppose a proposed new saleyards facility at Longwarry Victorian Livestock Exchange, who owns the Pakenham saleyards, has purchased the Baw Baw

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Kinder gains funding

Celebrating a $1.1 million funding boost on the future site of the early learning centre at Warragul Primary School are (from left) Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent, Baw Baw Shire CEO Alison Leighton and mayor Joe Gauci.  It is hoped the centre, which will create about 132 kinder positions, will open in mid-2019.

A further $1.1 million in federal government funding was announced yesterday for the new early learning centre to be developed on the Warragul Primary School site. The funding is additional to a previous federal commitment of $800,000 as well as

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New look Palmerston St

Bollards at the Palmerston-Smith Sts intersection prevent motorists turning left into the street.

Streetscape works in Palmerston St, Warragul, that have drawn some public criticisms have been completed. Concerns about the project, stage four of streetscape works in the central business area of the town, have mainly centred on converting the section of

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Bec’s sacrifice

Bec Whelan is used to making social and food sacrifices once she sets her sights on a body building competition.

Eating junk food and frequently missing social events are just some of the sacrifices 42-year-old Bec Whelan had to make to qualify for the national body building championships – but she wouldn’t have it any other way. “It’s an extreme

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Paramedic provides support

Ross Salathiel started work at Neerim South last Monday in the new role of paramedic community support coordinator – one of only 12 announced across the state.

Neerim South has dedicated paramedic support for the first time after MICA paramedic Ross Salathiel started work in the town last week. Mr Salathiel is one of six new paramedic community support coordinators – professional paramedics whose work goes beyond

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Female friendly for soccer

Drouin Dragons Soccer Club president Jason Beer (centre) with sponsors Fiona and Jeff Kittelty who also is a life member of the club.

Drouin Dragons Soccer Club now has access to upgraded, extended and female-friendly change rooms and amenities following a $195,000 upgrade. The new facilities were officially unveiled and opened during a home match round on Sunday by club president Jason Beer,

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Simple gifts bring smiles

Narracan’s Lois White (left) and Trafalgar’s Dawn Moore are asking residents to fill a shoebox with gifts for an impoverished child as part of “Operation Christmas Child”.

The simplest gift, even a toothbrush, can bring great joy and change the life of a child who has very little. This is the recollection of Trafalgar’s Dawn Moore and Narracan’s Lois White who are now coordinating “Operation Christmas Child”

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Educators awarded

Baw Baw family day care educators Martha Smith (left) and Tracy Lechte celebrate winning regional awards in the 2018 Excellence in Family Day Care Awards with the children they work with (back, from left) Evangeline Mathews, Max Zeldenryk, Ava Halliday, Finn Hawke, (centre, from left) Coby Bridger, Leo Findlay, Hudson Zeldenryk, Mary Bridger, (front, from left) Patrick Browning, Charlie Gibbons and Harry Ward.

Warragul’s Martha Smith and Buln Buln’s Tracy Lechte have cared for more than 150 children each in their role of family day care educators. Now their work is being recognised with Martha and Tracy both winning regional awards in the

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