“Warrigal” art purchase

“Warrigal” by Kenneth Jack has been purchased by Baw Baw Shire to add to its public art collection.

A Kenneth Jack painting depicting an abstract view of Warragul’s central business district has been purchased by Baw Baw Shire. The artwork, titled “Warrigal” will be added to council’s public art collection. The painting is currently on display in a

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Courage to step up

Proudly wearing their “Upstander” bracelets after being inspired by the “Courage to Care” exhibition are Warragul Regional College students (from left) Sophie Anker, Toni Storey and Jessica Whelan.

Extraordinary acts of ordinary people during the Holocaust is inspiring local students to “step up and step in” against bullying and prejudice at Warragul Regional College. Interactive travelling exhibition “Courage to Care” is currently visiting Warragul Regional College to empower

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Julia made life member

Long-term volunteer Julia Ettery is presented life membership of Community College Gippsland by Des Williams (left) and Sue Geals (right).

Long-term volunteer and director on the board of Community College Gippsland Julia Ettery has been awarded life membership after 12 years’ voluntary service. She was first appointed to the board in April 2005 and resigned earlier this year when her

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More families seek relief

Individuals and families facing financial hardship is increasing according to Baw Baw Combined Churches Food Relief managers Anne Pascoe (left) and Trish Addison.

The number of local individuals and families facing financial hardship is increasing according to Food Relief figures. For the first six months of this year, 50 more families sought assistance through the Baw Baw Combined Churches Food Relief than the

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WGAC demolition complete

The popular graffiti wall backstage at the arts centre has been sectioned off to be protected throughout redevelopment works.

Works at the West Gippsland Arts Centre upgrade project have reached another milestone with first stage demolition works completed and internal construction works underway. The $13.4 million redevelopment project is well on track. Mayor Joe Gauci said the project was

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Ian walks away from desk

Engineer Ian de Bruyne has been project managing the redevelopment of the West Gippsland Arts Centre in Warragul as his final job before pre-retirement leave after 37 years with Narracan, Warragul and Baw Baw shires.

Some big changes – most for the good, some so-so and others not so good – are inevitable over a career with local shires spanning 37 years. That has been the story for civil engineer Ian de Bruyne who will

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Native garden takes shape

Exploring the new native garden, pond and dry creek bed at Ellinbank Primary School are students (back, from left) Eli Twining, Jim Thorne, Jetta McLachlan, Erika Reynolds, Georgie Allen-Walters, Pippi Angst, (front, from left) Archer Thorne, Kye Reynolds, Layla Parke, Thomas Moser and Blake Stone.

The first stage of a sensory garden has been completed at Ellinbank Primary School, with completion of a native garden, pond and dry creek bed. The broader project will incorporate sensory and creative elements around the art room as well

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Dusties take over

The Warragul Industrials Football Netball Club has officially taken over the lease of the Club Hotel in Warragul. It has temporary closed the bar, dining and gaming venue while major renovations are undertaken. Renovations started this week on the gaming

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Ficifolia saved

The Ficifolia tree at the corner of Princes Way and Bennett St, Drouin will remain.

A heritage listed tree, part of the avenue of Ficifolias in Princes Way, Drouin, on the western entrance to the town, has been given a reprieve. Public Transport Victoria had planned to remove the tree at the corner of Bennett

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Record book fair

Darnum-Ellinbank CFA members Anthea Randall and Jo Hooton help out at the book fair.

Yarragon’s annual book fair delivered the goods for local fire brigades by attracting more visitors to the region and achieving record takings of almost $28,000. A constant crowd streamed into the Yarragon Public Hall across two days of the annual

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