US donor gives hope to Warragul teen


A donor from the USA has given a Warragul teenager renewed hope of a future playing sport and living pain free. Resilience is the best description of 17-year-old Hannah Hobbs who has undergone 10 leg operations in four years. Despite

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Thorpy pub back in business

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Thorpdale was a town in mourning two years ago when its “local” was extensively damaged by a fire that claimed the life of its much-loved publican. As the community grieved for fourth generation publican Johnny Bantock, it also faced an

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No business like snow business

Korumburra’s Lyla Martin revelled in the excitement of making snowballs at Friday night’s Gippsland Snowfest celebrations in the Warragul CBD.

Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the happy families who turned out for the Gippsland Snowfest celebrations in the Warragul CBD last Friday night. With the snow making machines in full production, the kids enjoyed all the seasonal highlights: a

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Defibrillator for Darnum

From  left: Ambulance Victoria community support co-ordinator Ross Salathiel, Darnum Team Room’s proprietor Alice Cao, Darnum Progress Association members Rhonda Deppeler and Irene Broadbent and Ambulance Victoria representative Mitch James.

Darnum residents now have convenient access to an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) thanks to a grant from the Trafalgar branch of the Bendigo Community Bank. The Darnum Progress association was instrumental in facilitating the grant and last Tuesday with the

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Civic makeover

Baw Baw Shire Council will proceed with a master plan for Warragul’s Civic Precinct with the aim of establishing the town as a regional capital.

Preparation of concepts and designs for further redevelopment of the Warragul Civic Precinct at an estimated cost of almost $7 million have been given the green light. A broad scope of what a master plan for the precinct could include

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Pleased to be of service

Trafalgar 11-year-old Ethan Hornsby collected donations of food for homeless people and presented them to Quantum’s Lindsay Jarvis at Warragul for distribution last week.

Few 11 year-olds would think too much about the difficulties homeless people face. But grade five Trafalgar primary school student Ethan Hornsby does. And his thoughts are not just whether they have a roof over their heads but also if

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Walhalla finally gets mobile coverage

Telstra’s Loretta Willaton, left, McMillan MP Russell Broadbent and Baw Baw Mayor Mikaela Power celebrate the commissioning of the Walhalla mobile phone tower.

Ringtones filled the air in Walhalla for the first time on Tuesday as Member for Monash Russell Broadbent, Baw Baw Shire mayor Mikaela Power, Baw Baw Shire Councillors, Telstra executive and the community gathered to celebrate the town finally having

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Community plea for bushland reserve

The site of the old Buln Buln East School has become the haunt of rubbish dumpers, vandals and hoons.

The trashing of a patch of bushland in Buln Buln East last week has led to renewed calls for the site to be handed over to the local community for a park and recreation area. The Buln Buln East Community

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Hospital ‘on cards’, says Treasurer

State Treasurer Tim Pallas responds to questions from Committee for Gippsland members.

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas offered a morsel of optimism about action on the West Gippsland Hospital during a Q&A session with Committee for Gippsland members in Warragul on Friday. While there has been limited funding for the hospital in recent

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No pokies: plea to club

Michelle Ravesi says a new Warragul pokies venue in Mason Street will put problem gambling clients at increased risk.

Latrobe Community Health Service has called on the Ellinbank Football and Netball Club to abandon plans to operate 52 poker machines at Newmason Restaurant in Warragul. “We’re not naïve to the financial pressures sports clubs face, and we understand Ellinbank’s

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