History fills void for Pratts during cancelled EDFL season

Adie and Val Pratt have been volunteering and supporting the Ellinbank Football and Netball club for 70 years now.

Football clubs are often the heartbeat of many local communities and one family that knows that to a T, is the Pratt family. Adrian (Adie as he’s more commonly known) and Val Pratt have been avid supporters of Ellinbank Football

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Family gives back to fledgling nation

Trudey, Medina, Trisha and George Oling helped oversee the building of the new school.

An 11-kilometre school commute is not remarkable in the Baw Baw Shire with students often travelling twice that distance by bus or car every day. However, in an East African country which is only eight years old and still recovering

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EPA calls for input into saleyards plans at Longwarry

The controversial Longwarry saleyards application has been deferred for now.

The Environment Protection Authority is encouraging community members to have their say on a proposed saleyards development in Longwarry. Longwarry Saleyards Pty Ltd has lodged a planning application with Baw Baw Shire for a $13 million saleyards development in Thornell

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Tonimbuk Hall reopens early for bushfire affected community

General Manager of Livable Communities Tracy Parker, Deputy President of the Bushfire Recovery Centre Sue McMahon and the Tzuchi Foundations Mei Cockerell gathered on Wednesday to support and speak with one and other as they journey towards getting their community back on it’s feet after the bushfires.

Amidst another bushfire emergency, this time in East Gippsland, the Bushfire Recovery Centre at Tonimbuk Hall reopened early last week to support the community ravaged by bushfire in March. Confronted by images of current harrowing bushfires, for those who faced

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$30,000 presented to local community groups

Accepting funds for the Modella Community Christmas Party are (from left) Isabel Campbell and Mavis Martin from Drouin and District Community Bank director Vanessa Marsh and representative Bruce Sorrell.

More than $30,000 was presented to 13 community groups at the quarterly cheque presentation for Drouin and District Community Bank Branch. The presentation was held at the Drouin Golf and Country Club to celebrate successful community investment recipients. In total,

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Former Yarragon Primary School site retained

Yarragon residents rejoice as the decision to purchase the land for community use was announced this week.

The former Yarragon Primary School site will be retained for community use, but Baw Baw Shire does not know at what cost. Council has agreed to purchase the Rollo St property “at a price to be negotiated with the valuer

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Yarragon wants school site say

Ian Southall (left) and Michael Fozard hope to see the former Yarragon school site developed for community purpose.

The community of Yarragon has made an impassioned plea to have a say on how the former school site on Rollo St will be developed. The Yarragon Business Association, Yarragon District Community Association, Baw Baw Sustainability Network and the Yarragon

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