Drouin break drought with back to back flags in 1991-92

Coach Steve Hodge holds the premiership cup aloft after winning their second straight flag in 1992.

When Steve Hodge visited a house in Drouin during late 1989, he went in under the idea that he might continue his playing career at Drouin with the opportunity to become an assistant coach. By the end of the night,

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Gum tree removal causes stir in Drouin

The trees have made way for a new housing estate in Drouin.

The removal of old gum trees in McGlone Rd for a housing estate development has caused a stir in Drouin. McGlone Rd resident Jeannie Haughton urged locals to speak up and protect Drouin’s natural environment before it was too late.

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Puppy Pippa is well after three day ordeal

Brooke McKenzie was reunited with her much loved puppy Pippa, after the dog found herself trapped in a well under the family home.

When Jess McKenzie and her partner Mick Kennedy couldn’t find their daughter’s therapy dog Pippa, they thought she may have been hiding inside their house in Sinclair St, Drouin, but as the hours went by, it was clear Pippa was

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Family pleads for information surrounding missing pair Russell Hill and Carol Clay

Drouin man Russell Hill has now been missing for over a month after setting off on a camping trip.

The family of missing Drouin man Russell Hill are pleading for anyone with information about his disappearance to come forward. The 74-year-old grandfather left for a camping trip near Wonnangatta River on March 19 and has been missing for a

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Drouin Club Championships awarded

Suzie Menzel, Leanne Pollard and Sharon Rippon were the award winners for the month of March.

Recently in March, the Drouin Golf Club awarded their Club Championship. Suzie Menzel took out the Bronze Two champion, Leanne Pollard was victorious in the Club Champion and Sharon Rippon took home the Bronze One Champion. While the Drouin Golf Club

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Kumara masterclass sees Panthers past Hawks

Simon Gardiner bowls at Yarragon on Saturday, he took 1/21 from his eight overs.

In a match with potential finals ramifications, Yarragon continued its brilliant form to keep its one-day final chances firmly alive. Winning the toss and batting, the Panthers commenced poorly with Lasi Amaroosyria gone early to leave Yarragon in an early

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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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Four local golfers take on the Longest Day challenge for cancer

Four local golfers, Mike Santo, Nick Rowe, Kevin Thorpe and Matthew Long took on the Longest Day Challenge, raising money for cancer research.

Ever since Greek soldier Philippides ran the 26 miles from Marathon to Athens to deliver the news of the Greeks Army’s victory over the Persians (and as legend has it dropped dead on the spot) people have been fascinated by extremes

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Perfect picnic weather greets Drouin Boxing Day races

Holly Kiely, Emelia Kulibaba and Katherine Smit enjoy the race day fashions on the field best hat competition.

The Drouin Picnic Races have been run and won without a hitch under beautiful sunny skies at the Drouin Racing Club on Boxing Day. It was a father-son combination that took home the Drouin Cup title, with Derek the Viking,

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Quick thinking staff save Drouin student after snake bite

Deakin Hawke, back at Drouin primary school after almost dying from snake bite on a school camp trip to Canberra, and his forever grateful parents Lee and Teneille (front left) with the school staff that played big roles in saving him, from left, principal Brad Wheller, Candie Ellis-Williams, Dave Janssen, Rachel O’Dwyer, Jake Harper and Jo-Anne Kondo.

Drouin parents Lee and Teneille Hawke got the type of ‘phone call in late October that all parents dread. It was from the principal of Drouin Primary School Brad Wheller telling them that their 12 year-old son Deakin was just

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