McArdle bursary assists students

At the presentation of the Tim McArdle bursary are (from left): committee chairman Cleo Sahhar, Fiona O’Keefe, Georgia Durrand, Jacquelien Inches, Mikaela Rutherford, Patricia Wilson and Monash University school of rural health deputy director Cathy Haigh.

Three Monash University students received the Tim McArdle memorial bursary at a presentation at the Warragul Country Club last week. The bursary is made available annually by a local committee to students studying health/science degrees at Monash University in memory

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Matthew flies amongst the clouds

Eighteen-year-old Matthew Dutneall (right) of Drouin has joined his father Peter in gaining his hot air balloon pilot licence.

Eighteen-year-old Matthew Dutneall doesn’t have his head in the clouds but often isn’t far from it. The Drouin resident and year 12 student last month gained his licence to pilot hot air balloons. Getting a licence to drive a car

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Jean turns 100

Jean Duncan with her spritely attitude and big smile celebrated her 100th birthday last Thursday.

Jean Duncan proudly sits in an armchair overlooking the ever-changing landscape of Warragul – a place she has called home for 97 of her 100 years. What she lacks in stature, she makes up with her spritely attitude and big

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Shire still considering pound options

Council paid $1.2 million for Utopia Pet Lodge at Longwarry North in August last year.

Nine months after purchasing a property at Longwarry North for a new animal pound, Baw Baw Shire has revealed it is still considering options for a new animal pound at the site. Amid social media criticism of the existing pound

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End of an era

Among the St Luke’s Co-operating Church congregation to see out the final service at the church were Chris Waddell, Margaret Hardie, Rev. Chris Duxbury, Elizabeth Loane, Graham Hardie, Val Pratt, Frances Telford, Elizabeth Medling, Col Peterson, Barbara Wallace and Barrie Gilbert.

It was the end of an era with the final service held at St Luke’s Co-operating Church, Ellinbank last month. A church had been operating on the corner of Warragul-Korumburra and Hazeldean Rds for more than 100 years, however dwindling

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Centenary celebration

Hayley Owen, Rhys Djuklich, Kyle Djuklich (aged 23 months) and Charlotte Djuklich (aged eight weeks) are among many local families to utilise Baw Baw Shire Council’s Maternal and Child Health service.

While Baw Baw Shire’s Maternal and Child Health Nursing Service is celebrating its centenary this year, attention has quickly turned to the years ahead as numbers utilising the services rapidly grow. Maternal and Child Health Nursing and Supported Play Group

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Vision volunteers thanked

Beryl Raufer (Regional Manager), Dot Sim (10 years Radio Presenter & Reader), Marg Bilston (10 years Recreation program craft) and John Gow (People & Culture Manager)

Volunteers who assist Vision Australia in providing its services were thanked at an annual luncheon held during National Volunteers’ Week. With Vision Australia leadership team representatives from its national office in attendance, the organisation awarded years of service pins to

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Mr Blue Eyes

First place in The Gazette small print competition went to Lea Naismith’s entry “Mr Blue Eyes”.

More than 90 entries were received in The Gazette small print competition. The prints were on display at the Warragul Camera Club’s national photographic competition held at the Downtowner, Warragul. First place went to Lea Naismith with Mr Blue Eyes. 

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Creating “toomanywords”

Baw Baw Arts Alliance artists create a powerful environmental message about waste through a public art display in Civic Park, Warragul on the weekend.

A public art project in Warragul’s Civic Park on the weekend sought to challenge people’s ideals, philosophies and convictions. The “toomanywords” project aimed to encourage people to explore, and think about, the concept of waste; how easy it is to

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A whole lot of mudder

Olivia Ambler gets set for a sprint to the finish.

With usual instruction to keep their school uniform clean, the opportunity to get muddy is not one to be passed up by students at Yarragon Primary School. The school recently held its fourth annual Tough Mudder event with glorious weather

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