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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Baw Baw police warn residents to stay vigilant as crime stats rise

Police will continue to drive home the message of road safety, after 263 fatalities this year.

Baw Baw police services area inspector Alison Crombie has warned residents not to become complacent as crime statistics continue to rise. Latest crime data recently released by the Crime Statistics Agency showed a 17.2 per cent increase in the number

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Melissa Rankine farewelled after 24 years at Oak Street Kinder

Kaylene McKinnon (Koorie Engagement Support Officer), Melissa Rankine, Linda Mullett (Koorie Engagement Support Officer) Kaylene and Linda acknowledged the support provided by Melissa

Local kindergarten teacher Melissa Rankine was farewelled after 24 years at Oak Street Kindergarten in Drouin with a surprise-filled morning. Melissa, who is taking long service leave before embarking on retirement, was left shocked when her colleagues surprised her with

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Uliando, Myers lead Warragul to CBL title

The Warriors clinched their ninth CBL title as, from left, Tammy Myers (team manager) Cory Smith (assistant coach) Murray Myers, Tom Muir, Ambu Uliando, Dwain Scott, James Portbury, Marko Kulas, Mitch Hauxwell-Te Paa, Caleb Fallon, Luke McKenzie Tom Portbury, Jarryd Moss (front) and Mike Santo (front) celebrated their win with some Warrior fans.

The Warragul Warriors has taken home its ninth CBL title, defeating the Southern Peninsula Sharks 100-87 in Korumburra on Saturday night. After falling twice to the Sharks during the regular season, the Warriors were the underdogs as the ball tipped.

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Park section closed after ground sinks in

Part of Civic Park was closed when the ground started to sink in.

Warragul Farmers’ Market returned to its winter site on Saturday after a market volunteer discovered a sink hole on the grass area of the former Warragul diving pool on Friday. The volunteer noticed a large area of wet ground and

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Salvos pack 110 hampers for families this Christmas

Helping to pack 110 hampers for locals in need at Warragul Salvation Army are Bethany (left) and Jasmine Zelley.

A real community effort produced joy and smiles to 110 needy families last week leading into Christmas. A visit to the Warragul Salvation Army on Tuesday saw volunteers of all ages packing food hampers for families doing it tough in

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Last pens of cattle sold at Warragul Saleyards

Farmers watch on as the final pens of cattle are sold at the Warragul Saleyards before it's closure.

“It’s a sad day” echoed repetitively across the Warragul Saleyards on Wednesday as the last pens of adult cattle were sold. For some of the saleyards “characters” it was the end of more than 70 years going to the yards,

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