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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Jean turns 100

Jean Duncan with her spritely attitude and big smile celebrated her 100th birthday last Thursday.

Jean Duncan proudly sits in an armchair overlooking the ever-changing landscape of Warragul – a place she has called home for 97 of her 100 years. What she lacks in stature, she makes up with her spritely attitude and big

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Bus services well-received

Warragul resident Robin Foley collects information on the number 82 bus service, which has replaced existing number one and number two services.

Information sessions around extension of bus services in Warragul and Drouin have been well-received, according to Public Transport Victoria staff. Existing routes one to five and the existing Warragul to Drouin service were replaced with seven new routes on Sunday

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Basketball underway

Bunyip Bulls Magic player Madeline A’herne takes a shot in the under 14 game against Rebels Angels.  Bunyip won 17-12.  

Warragul and District Amateur Basketball Association recently held round two of its winter season. The association attracts hundreds of basketballers to its senior and junior competitions. In the boy’s under 12A, Chalkies Tigers 36 def Neerim Wolves 24 and Drouin

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Big footy results

Jedd Serong was one of five inclusions into the Warragul side and made an impact in a great win over Maffra with three goals.

There were some “big” results in the region’s football leagues at the weekend. None were bigger or more important than Warragul’s Gippsland League victory over Maffra at Western Park in front of a big crowd swelled by about 200 past

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Thousands commemorate Anzac Day

Wearing medals with pride at the Drouin Anzac Day service are (from left) Russell and Irene Dawson, and Frank Grant.

Wet and windy weather did not deter thousands of people from commemorating Anzac Day throughout West Gippsland on Tuesday. In Warragul more than 1000 people attended a wet dawn service and hundreds also attended the morning service. RSL president Noel

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