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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Ficifolia Festival street parade cancelled

The familiar street parade will not go ahead next year after the lack of people power and sponsorships forced the cancellation.

For the first time in its 32 year history, there will be no street parade at next year’s Ficifolia Festival. A lack of people power and sponsorship has forced Ficifolia Festival committee president John Griffiths to make the difficult decision

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Aggravated burglars caught in Morwell

The police were able to catch up with the offenders after their burglary.

A Drouin man who was allegedly stabbed, bound and placed in the boot of a car was able to escape his captors and flag down a passing car late on Sunday night. A man and woman were in custody at

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Cricket returns after three week washout hiatus

Jake Harper was stoic at the crease for his Drouin side, but it ultimately wasn't enough against the Panthers on Saturday.

Drouin 7/182(cc) defeated Yarragon 2/183 Yarragon has sent a signal of their intent this season, toppling reigning premiers Drouin at Bellbird in their Division 1 clash. Bowling first, Jayakody removed Bell (0) in the first over to give Yarragon early

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Chairo Christian School opens $6 million theatre for performing arts

At the official opening of the Chairo Cultural Centre are (from left): architect Warren van Damme, business manager Roger Simons, principal Judy Linossier, builder Sam Broccio, Chairo chairman Jeff Calway and Chairo executive principal Simon Matthews.

Chairo Christian School recently unveiled its new $6 million Chairo Cultural Centre performing arts space. In addition to a 400-seat theatre, the new building now houses a drama, dance room and other offices. Previously, students used the campus’ Tyson Hall

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Drouin drug bust as crop house shut down

Warragul Police Station (3)

More than 250 cannabis plants were seized when police shut down a sophisticated crop house in Drouin on Thursday night. Divisional Response Unit police executed a search warrant at the Summerhill Bvd home. Police said the warrant unveiled a sophisticated

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