Cheering to success

The “Lightning” team from Storm Elite All Stars won the mini level one division state championship.  They are (from left) Emma Brown, Milly Brain, Cordelia Worrall, Olivia Rhodes, Addison Heenan, Lily Boyce, Nakita Marriott, Caitlyn Beale, Mikayla Reynolds and Taylah Wassenberg.

Warragul cheerleaders won four titles at the AASCF Victorian State Championships. Storm Elite All Stars of Warragul sent 11 teams with 137 athletes aged four to 23-years-old to the three day event at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. They

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Service station development

Site preparation has started ahead of construction of a new service station and retail food outlets in Warragul at the corner of Alfred and Howitt Sts.

Initial site preparation has started for a new service station in Warragul. Planning approval for a BP service station and two retail food outlets on a vacant site on the corner of Alfred and Howitt Sts was initially given by

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Vicious attack kills dog

Warragul pensioner Werner Schutze has been matched with a new bull terrier “Bully” after having to put down his “best friend” Rex following a vicious dog attack three months ago.

A Warragul pensioner who had to put down his “best friend” is now facing crippling veterinary bills after a vicious dog attack three months ago. Werner Schutze still misses Rex, who after 14 years together, he says was “man’s best

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Tree to go for roundabout

An English elm tree, about 100 years old, will have to be removed to enable a roundabout to be constructed at the junction of Mason and Palmerston Sts in Warragul.

A tree on the north-west corner of Mason and Palmerston Sts will have to go to enable a planned roundabout to be built at the road junction. Baw Baw Shire is also constructing a similar roundabout at the junction of

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Walk for Prems

Rallying together to promote Gippsland’s first Walk for Prems in Warragul are Naomi Togolo (left) and Serena Arnold holding Tyson (left) and Kaitlyn Togolo-Batty.  The twins spent 60 days in hospital after being born at 29 weeks gestation.

The experience of seeing her tiny baby boy in an incubator after a premature birth has inspired a local woman to hold the first Walk for Prems in Warragul. Serena Arnold is organising the walk at St Paul’s Gymnasium on

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2017 West Gippsland Music and Drama Eisteddfod Results

Siblings Hugo and Edith Christensen from Buln Buln Primary School display their piano awards.  Hugo won two own choice solos in the eight years and under whilst Edith received an honourable mention in the own choice solo, beginner.  Both also won special awards, Edith gaining the encouragement award and Hugo the musicianship award.

CLASSICAL VOCAL   10 years and under own choice solo: 1st Alexandra Stone, Mount Eliza. 2nd Bonnie Muir, Blairgowrie. 3rd Jack Thompson, Berwick. HM Cooper James, Berwick; Hayden Lang, Berwick; Luke Brown, Berwick; and Maisie Wilksch, Pakenham.   10 years

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Snowfest a winter hit

Six-year-old Harry Rankin made sure he was rugged up before enjoying the snow play at Friday’s Snowfest.

Snow fields, a toboggan run and a dunking machine with an icy plunge contributed to a winter festival in Warragul on Friday night that hit the mark for businesses and the community. The Warragul Business Group’s second annual Snowfest is

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Footy finals’ feel

Warragul star Brad Scalzo is one of Gippsland League’s classiest ball winners but not normally seen as a high flyer; that was at least until Saturday with this perfectly judged jump to mark over a Bairnsdale opponent.

Thrillers, upsets and ladder movements – Saturday added a real finals’ feel in all four district leagues as the homeward run in the home and away rounds gains momentum. Mid Gippsland league is building to a great finish. Four sides

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Leonard turns 100

Completing a plumbing apprenticeship for the second time was one of the many challenges faced by Leonard Sheppard, who celebrated his 100th birthday last week.

Completing a plumbing apprenticeship for the second time was one of the many challenges faced by Leonard Sheppard, who celebrated his 100th birthday last week. It is perhaps that attribute of persistence, along with enjoyment of a quiet drink every

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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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