Camping out for cancer

Big Plums Tours initiator and organiser of the fund-raising weekend in aid of prostate cancer research Brad Plumb (right) spent a happy time with his father Brett Jones.

Almost 200 men, women and children had a great weekend camping at Woods Point recently and in the process raised about $3700 for prostate cancer. That amount plus another $4400 raised from other fundraising such as silent online auctions and

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Passion becomes career

Former Drouin High School student Andrea Donaldson is co-host of SEN 1116 variety sports show “Everybody’s Talking” with John McCormack on Sunday nights.  She praises the opportunity to discover a variety of sports at Drouin High School as vital to gaining the role.

A former Drouin High School student has praised the school for igniting a sporting passion which has seen her co-host an SEN 1116 radio show. Andrea Donaldson attended Drouin High School in the 1970s and 80s and this year has

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Shire in strong position

A total of $3 million will be put aside by Baw Baw Shire for future projects or emergency works.

A total of $3 million will be put aside by Baw Baw Shire for future projects or emergency works. The financial report adopted at a special council meeting last week indicated council was in an “excellent position.” The report showed

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Tree to go for roundabout

An English elm tree, about 100 years old, will have to be removed to enable a roundabout to be constructed at the junction of Mason and Palmerston Sts in Warragul.

A tree on the north-west corner of Mason and Palmerston Sts will have to go to enable a planned roundabout to be built at the road junction. Baw Baw Shire is also constructing a similar roundabout at the junction of

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House turned yellow and black

Warragul resident Glenn Adams has embraced Richmond’s grand final appearance on Saturday, decorating his home in yellow and black for the occasion.

Richmond’s first grand final appearance in 35 years has inspired Warragul resident Glenn Adams to decorate his home. While Glenn was at the game on Saturday to soak in the atmosphere as Richmond emphatically overcame the Greater Western Sydney Giants

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Kinder farewell

Rachel Grist (left) holds the Bowen Park Kindergarten logo she created as a foundation student in 1988.  She is captured with her teacher Valma Hore and Rachel’s daughter and 2008 student Annaleise Grist.

An estimated 100 people visited Bowen Park Kindergarten to say goodbye during an informal afternoon event earlier this month. The kindergarten, which will close at the end of 2017, opened its doors to allow past families the chance to return

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Catani are premiers

With master coach Paul Alger back at the helm, the Blues broke through for their fourth premiership in the EDFL, denying the Warragul Industrials who couldn’t break their 21-year premiership drought.  Catani’s Nicholas Visser won the medal for best player on the ground. Other players to help the Blues to the premiership were Owen Fitzpatrick, Paul Pattison, Mitchell Davey, Brett Williams, Dylan Williams, Aiden Cuff, Dale Johnson, John Alexander, James Alexander, Hayden Lownds, Ryan Eaton, Brandon Scammell, Cody Banbury, captain Nathaniel Rodda, Antonio Benvenuto, Luke McFarlane, Thomas Van Diemen, Brayden Kennedy, Wade Haysom and Tim Lonsdale.

Catani held on to win its first Ellinbank District Football League premiership since going back-to-back in 2005. With the Industrials kicking to the scoring end in the final term, the Blues withstood a late charge to hold on to win

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Ellinbank win A grade

Claiming back-to-back A grade premierships are Ellinbank netballers (from left) Shanara Notman, Mia McGarrity, Taylah Bott, Jasmine Ferguson (front), Rhiannon Hayes, Breanna Pratt and Danielle Smith.  Ellinbank had a successful day, claiming all three senior netball premierships for the second consecutive year.

The national anthem and a big crowd created an enthralling scene for the long awaited A grade grand final match between Ellinbank and Poowong. Poowong put in a great effort to come from fifth position to reach the grand final. 

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Walk for Prems

Rallying together to promote Gippsland’s first Walk for Prems in Warragul are Naomi Togolo (left) and Serena Arnold holding Tyson (left) and Kaitlyn Togolo-Batty.  The twins spent 60 days in hospital after being born at 29 weeks gestation.

The experience of seeing her tiny baby boy in an incubator after a premature birth has inspired a local woman to hold the first Walk for Prems in Warragul. Serena Arnold is organising the walk at St Paul’s Gymnasium on

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Kinder demand in Trafalgar

Discussion the potential for a new early learning centre at the Trafalgar Primary School site on Friday are (from left) Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood, school council president Sally Stannard and Shadow Families and Children Minister Georgie Crozier.

The possibility of a new kindergarten being built on the Trafalgar Primary School site was flagged during discussions between the school and opposition members of parliament on Friday. Shadow Families and Children Minister Georgie Crozier and Member for Narracan Gary

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