Warragul couple test positive for COVID-19 after overseas trip

Magret Rae and Terry Hennessy felt the symptoms of COVID-19 during their trip to Turkey.

Hot cross buns and fresh fruit and vegetables dropped at their front door have helped keep up the spirits of a Warragul couple who tested positive to coronavirus on the weekend. Terry Hennessy and Magret Rae have been in isolation

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Family gives back to fledgling nation

Trudey, Medina, Trisha and George Oling helped oversee the building of the new school.

An 11-kilometre school commute is not remarkable in the Baw Baw Shire with students often travelling twice that distance by bus or car every day. However, in an East African country which is only eight years old and still recovering

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Warragul streetscape works achieve plan’s aim

Streetscape works in Palmerston St have come under review by Baw Baw Shire Council but any changes have been deferred until after the Bunnings and Kmart development is completed.

A review of Warragul’s streetscape works has highlighted that works undertaken by Baw Baw Shire have delivered on plans adopted by council 10 years ago. A review, undertaken by ML Traffic Engineers has found the streetscape works were generally delivering

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Hallyburton takes victory in first Joustra 100 Handicap

Placegetters in the inaugural Joustra 100 Handicap were Daniel Bishop (left), Graeme Parker, Brenton Jones (fastest time) Jake Hallyburton (winner), Glenn Marriott and Rob Monk.

La Trobe Valley hardman Chris Joustra usually complains at the end of Warragul Cycling club races that they are too short. “Real bike races are at least 100 kilometres long,” he says. The cycling club grew tired of his objections

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Factory plans revealed for Sutton St site

An artist's impression of the main entry from Sutton St, which shows how the existing saw tooth facade will be retained in the new building.

Development plans for a training and education facility with on-site accommodation for more than 400 students have been revealed for the old Miller’s Thread Factory in Warragul. Miller Factory Property Holdings submitted a planning permit application last week, outlining plans

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Annual Warragul pro am contested at the Country Club

Wade Lowrie travelled from Heidleberg to contest the annual pro am in Warragul.

Saturday’s saw the annual Warragul pro-am contested. Perfect scoring conditions saw the many spectators treated to some excellent golf from the 60 plus professionals competing on the first leg of the Gippsland sweep. Full fields teed up for both AM

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Warragul Swimming Club successful at championships

Warragul Swimming Club coach Paul Myers (back left) alongside his team (from left) Anton Risch, Ben Francis, Callum Halloran Lavelle, Coach Andrew Marks, (front left) Izzy Risch, Chelsea Spencer, Jess Emmett, Laticia Tymensen, Mollie Dennis and Mayah Cannon during the state championship swim meet.

Warragul Swimming Club recorded extraordinary results after sending its biggest team in recorded history to the Victorian State Championships. The championships attracted the best swimmers from around Australia as well as teams from New Zealand, Japan and Hong Kong. The

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Marist Sion College impresses in Queensland carnival

Patrick Ireland was a standout for the Marist team, named in the All Marist XI for the second year in a row.

Recently, some Marist-Sion College cricketers left for Queensland to play in the 47th Australasian Marist Cricket Carnival to be hosted by Marist College Ashgrove. The Marist-Sion College boys spent the week in the company of and playing against the host

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Wettest year since 2012 for Warragul region

Rainfall was up significantly from last year in the Warragul area.

The Warragul area had its wettest year since 2012 with 972.4mm recorded. While rainfall levels varied across the West Gippsland region, rainfall recorded at the Bureau of Meteorology station at Nilma North indicated total rainfall for 2019 rose significantly from

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Overall crowd behaviour praised at Beyond the Valley

Justin Russell and Deshaun Oliver quickly cooled off under some water before heading back to the main stage during the Beyond the Valley festival at Lardner Park.

Overall crowd behaviour was praised as the fifth edition of Beyond the Valley festival attracted 20,000 revellers to Lardner Park to bring in the new year. Reports indicate local businesses benefitted from an influx of festival goers who sought refuge

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