Simon is Barcelona bound

Drouin tennis player Simon Young is congratulated on his efforts in taking his tennis exploits to Spain by Drouin Tennis Club president Glenn Awty.

Spain will be the next stop on the tennis journey of young Drouin tennis star Simon Young. The GippSport tennis academy program member will head over to Barcelona next month to start an intensive training program which will see his

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NAIDOC celebrates women

Local Elder Grace Hayes was amongst the indigenous women celebrated during a flag raising ceremony in Drouin yesterday morning.  She was joined on stage for the NAIDOC Week event by Lionel Rose Jnr (left) and Baw Baw Shire mayor Joe Gauci.

Indigenous female leaders were highlighted during a NAIDOC Week flag raising ceremony in Drouin yesterday morning. Despite the winter chill, many gathered in Memorial Park to share in the annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and achievements.

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Truck cuts power

Major disruptions to power were experienced in Drouin on Tuesday after a truck collided with a power pole at the intersection of Hope Street and Princes Way in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Major disruptions to power were experienced in Drouin on Tuesday after a truck collided with a power pole at the intersection of Hope Street and Princes Way in the early hours of Tuesday morning. A total of 887 customers were

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Bushfire waiting to happen

A small buffer is all that separates houses in Palm Court, Drouin, from dense bushland and scrub at the rear of the properties.

A large bush block in the middle of residential and industrial estates in Drouin has some nearby residents on edge as conditions dry during summer. The bush, dominated by stands of eucalypt trees but also with dense lower level vegetation

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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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