Dedicated investigator

A dedicated and specially trained investigator of Victoria Police will work with the recently established family violence unit based at Warragul.

Dedicated family violence investigators are part of Victoria Police’s reform agenda to target increasing violence, sexual offences and child abuse in the home. With an increasing trend of family violence reports in the Baw Baw police services area, inspector Chris

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Walk for Prems success

Walking for Prems are friends Makayla Bradshaw (left) and Isabella Sowerby, both nine-years-old.

Warragul’s first Walk for Prems has been hailed a success, with more than 230 participants from across Gippsland raising more than $6000 for the Life’s Little Treasures charity. Event organiser Serena Arnold said St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School donated its

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Athletes in action

Rachael Turner records a strong throw in the shot put.

Following horrendous weather last week that saw some events being abandoned, Warragul Little Athletics Centre ran a full program in cool conditions on Saturday. Athletes in the under 11 to 16 age groups participated in javelin and 1500 metres, while

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Breath tests for 300 drivers

Warragul Police constable Shane Hadden and first constable Adina Hoareau breath test drivers at the Victoria and Sutton street roundabout in Warragul last Tuesday.

A police traffic operation saw 342 drivers breath tested at the Victoria and Sutton street roundabout in Warragul last Tuesday morning. With eight officers overall manning all four entry points to the roundabout, Warragul Police acting sergeant Lauren Kimberley was

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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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