Drouin hopes dashed

The Hawks showed grace and a few smiles after a brilliant season (back, from left) Chelsea De Riter, Kylie Proctor, Ella Henderson, Stacie Gardiner, Ruby Pratt, Karina Proctor, Kym Diston, (front, from left) Kelly Hedley, Jessie Hedley and Christie Edwards.

On an unseasonably hot September day, Drouin and Traralgon lined up against each other for a battle of the A grade “titans” in the Gippsland League. No one knew who would win but all the hundreds of spectators knew they

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Sarah bowls over goals

Drouin’s Sarah Ashby formed part of the Victorian under 18 team to win its test series against Tasmania recently.

For an athlete that chooses to make small goals at a time, the bowling career of Drouin’s Sarah Ashby is starting to take off at a rapid rate. Having only played the sport for two years, Sarah formed part of

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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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No luck for Drouin

Jody Cooper plays in Bunyip’s 1-0 loss to Lyndale.

Drouin state league teams travelled to Somerville with its Seniors producing one of the better performances of the year. Right from the start, Drouin forced Somerville to play to their pace and style but unfortunately trailed 1-0 at half-time. In

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Crossing celebrates 25 years

Serving up egg and ham pie with chips, carrots and peas are volunteers Midge Watson, Pauline Ward and Kerry Gray.

The Crossing Drop In Centre Drouin will celebrate 25 years of serving the community with a special afternoon tea on Friday from 1pm until 4pm. The centre name originated from its original location on the former Ampol service station site,

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Ficifolia Festival under threat

Ficifolia Festival president Vin Bibby says the 30th anniversary event is in serious danger of not being staging after no nominations for committee office bearer positions were received at the recent annual general meeting.

People power is needed to save Drouin’s annual Ficifolia Festival. The 30th annual festival in 2018 may not eventuate if community members don’t stand up and help. President Vin Bibby said it would be sad to see the festival cancelled,

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Couple sleep through brazen burglary

Two diamond rings valued at $40,000 were stolen from a Drouin house while the occupants were asleep on Saturday night.

Two diamond rings valued at $40,000 were stolen from a Drouin house while the occupants were asleep on Saturday night. Offenders also stole the couple’s 2016 Ford Ranger utility, valued at about $45,000. Baw Baw CIU detectives said three youths

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Gulls land Gazette Cup

At the presentation of the Warragul and Drouin Gazette Cup to Warragul Football Netball Club are (from left) A grade and head netball coach Lexie Riley, senior netball coordinator Jessie Gleeson, senior football coach Steve Kidd, club president Chris Blackwood and Drouin president Chris Soumilas.

Warragul’s wins in all four football and two netball games on Sunday landed it the Warragul and Drouin Gazette Cup for the first time since 2009. Drouin had prevailed the last 14 times the clubs had met. The older heads

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Jim turns 90

Caption: Jim Smethurst cuts a cake made to resemble one of his prize-winning jersey bulls on his 90th birthday next to wife Doris.

  Drouin resident Jim Smethurst recently celebrated his 90th birthday with about 100 people on Sunday, April 23. Jim marked the milestone birthday with his wife Doris, many of his family members as well as members of the local community.

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Thousands commemorate Anzac Day

Wearing medals with pride at the Drouin Anzac Day service are (from left) Russell and Irene Dawson, and Frank Grant.

Wet and windy weather did not deter thousands of people from commemorating Anzac Day throughout West Gippsland on Tuesday. In Warragul more than 1000 people attended a wet dawn service and hundreds also attended the morning service. RSL president Noel

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