New bishop of Sale visits Warragul

Greg Bennet visited Warragul this week after he was named the new Bishop of Sale.

Monsignor Greg Bennet made his first visit to Warragul just three days after Pope Francis announced he would be the 10th Bishop of Sale. He will succeed Archbishop Patrick O’Regan who earlier this year was appointed Archbishop of Adelaide. Bishop-Elect

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No positive COVID-19 test results in Warragul

General Manager of Central Clinic Mario Gupta said that if anyone is suffering from symptoms, they should book a test at the clinic.

There has not been one positive result to the COVID-19 virus that has been registered from 3600 tests in the wider Warragul area. The tests have been undertaken since April 27 when the Warragul Respiratory Clinic in Sutton St was

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Scotland star settles in Gippsland

Robbie, playing for Ross County here, honed his skills as a professional footballer in Scotland.

As winter settles in each year, many community sport players look to rug up. For one Warragul United player winter in Australia is a far cry from what he experienced in his homeland of Scotland. Robbie Stephen was used to

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Marist Sion hold first Anti-Racism Day

Marist students gathered to hold the first Anti-Racism Day last week.

A video in which students shared their experiences of racism began discussions and learnings at Marist Sion College during its first Anti-Racism Day on Thursday. College captains Kalai Sathyaseelan and Ethan Miller came up with the idea of a day

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New basketball facility supported by Baw Baw Shire

Community assets director Cohen Van der Velde said that without a rate rise, a million dollars in revenue would be lost in the budget.

A two-court stand-alone basketball facility that will accommodate up to 500 spectators at Warragul Leisure Centre has been supported by Baw Baw Shire. Detailed design works will be now undertaken to allow council to apply for federal and state government

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Kennedy claims inaugural Warragul-Leongatha race

The group before setting off on the 120km return ride to Leongatha from Warragul on Sunday.

The inaugural Warragul-Leongatha-Warragul was staged on Sunday. For the past 64 years, the long weekend in June has seen the running of the Gippsland Three Day Cycling Tour. With COVID-19 restrictions in place, the Three-Day Tour is on hold until

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Options for relocation of taxi rank to be explored

The Baw Baw Shire rejected the proposal of relocating the taxi rank to  opposite the cenotaph.

Options for relocating Warragul’s taxi rank will be explored after Baw Baw Shire rejected a proposal to establish it opposite the cenotaph. Six options were investigated by council officers and the only option unanimously supported by stakeholders was relocating the

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OAM for Warragul’s Anne Atkin

Warragul’s Anne Atkin, pictured in front of one of numerous of the paintings she has done, was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia general division (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday honours. Diagnosed as having Parkinson’s disease 20 years ago Mrs Atkin has provided support for many others in a similar situation.

When a letter arrived telling Warragul woman Anne Atkin that she was to be made a Member of the Order of Australia (general division) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours it came as a bit of a shock. But it

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Basketball referees recognised with Basketball Victoria Country awards

Warragul ref Fletcher Smith was awarded the Junior Male Referee of the Year., while Brodie McLachlan was named Senior Male Referee of the Year.

Two basketball referees from Warragul have been recognised by Basketball Victoria, with Brodie McLachlan and Fletcher Smith awarded the Senior Male Referee of the Year and Junior Male Referee of the Year respectively. McLachlan won the Rod Bush award for

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Book club celebrate their 20th year together

Love of books, travel and socialising bond the Bull Swampers Book Club now celebrating its 20th year.  Amongst its members are (from left) Angela Stewart, Mary Howlett, Anita Coonan, Carmel Oldham, Fiona Jackson, Milton Keeble and Julie Keeble.

Reading may be considered an individual activity but not for the Bull Swampers Book Club. Love of books, travel and socialising bond this book club currently celebrating its 20th year. Founding member Julie Keeble said the club currently has 12

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