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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Skipper’s goal blitz

Warragul celebrate after a brilliant nine-goal performance by new skipper Brayden Fowler led the Gulls to its first win of the season.

A brilliant nine-goal performance by new skipper Brayden Fowler led Warragul to its first win of the season, by 22 points, win over Morwell in the Good Friday clash at Morwell. In only his second game as captain Fowler’s five

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Car parks lost for new look

Streetscape works are well underway in Smith Street, Warragul which will result in the loss of eight car parking spaces.

Eight car parking spaces will be lost once current streetscape works in Smith St are completed, but Baw Baw Shire mayor Joe Gauci said new car parking spaces would be created as works progress in other central business district areas.

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Awards for service

Receiving Red Cross long service awards are Vera Reeves-Lane (left) (20 years’ service to Red Cross), Elizabeth Loane (40 years) and Helen Langres (right) (10 years) with guest speaker Bob Stokes.

Red Cross representatives from across zone eight recently attended the annual meeting of the Warragul branch of Red Cross. The chairwoman of the advisory board, Helen Hayes, presented long service awards to three members: Elizabeth Loane (third bar for 40

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