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Dennis pays tribute to his father »

Pride of place: Dennis Conn visits his father Bill’s war grave before setting off for Turkey where he will wear replicas of his father’s war medals for the first time. He will be accompanied by his son Travis on his first overseas trip.

02:08 pm | IT’S A SIMPLE war grave in the Korumburra cemetery amid marble and granite monoliths. The grave is the final resting place of a classic Australian war hero. Herein lies the remains of an…

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Come one, come all »

Gathering place: from left, Joni Bell, Rosie Marriott, Esther Casson (back), Talulah Rae, Jolie Twomey and Lita Conroy enjoy the lounge at the Foster Community House.

02:16 pm | THE Foster Community House is developing a fresh look to involve more people. People flowed through the doors on…

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150 party for youth health »

Pleasant day: from left, South Gippsland Shire Councillor Jim Fawcett, who opened the Rotary Club of Leongatha’s Garden Party, with Joan Fawcett, Rod Draper, Kerry Thornton and Bernadette Grainger.

02:10 pm | SUNSHINE defied a bleak forecast to ensure the Rotary Club of Leongatha Garden Party was a success on Sunday.…

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Children honour fallen »

Maintaining tradition: students at Tarwin Valley Primary School have been making poppies and will take a major part in Meeniyan and district’s Anzac Day commemorations.

02:03 pm | ANZAC Day is always an important event on the Tarwin Valley Primary School calendar, when the Meeniyan school proudly…

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Chinese tour opens eyes »

Cultural experience: Leongatha Primary School student Spencer Chadwick and father Craig Chadwick with their buddies at Changshu Experimental Primary School.

01:52 pm | THE Leongatha children felt like celebrities. They were on the other side of the world, in China. Here were…

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Music tribute to soldiers »

01:47 pm | THE world premiere of new music exploring World War One will be staged in South Gippsland on the Anzac Day weekend. The musical work They Went with Songs is composed by Larry Hills of Wonthaggi, and tells the story of a soldier being recruited and going overseas to fight. Mr Hills, whose 2010 composition, A…

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Anzac songs: from left, pianist Carmel Slater of Leongatha, composer and conductor Larry Hills of Wonthaggi, cornet player Mitchell Brusamarello of Korrine and violinist Sarah Basile of Korumburra rehearsing at Wonthaggi Citizens’ Band’s rooms for "They Went with Songs".

Landcare to celebrate duo »

01:41 pm | TWO South Gippslanders will receive major Landcare awards this Friday. Brian Enbom of Jumbunna and Cara Brammar of Strzelecki will be recognised at an event at Traralgon to be hosted by the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. The Landcare in West Gippsland Green Carpet Showcase awards will feature 25 Landcarers in five categories. Anthony Carbines,…

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Insightful findings: Cara Brammar has been nominated in the Young Landcarer or Sustainable Agriculture Innovator category for her work in researching birds.

Dennis pays tribute to his father »

02:08 pm | IT’S A SIMPLE war grave in the Korumburra cemetery amid marble and granite monoliths. The grave is the final resting place of a classic Australian war hero. Herein lies the remains of an Australian Infantry Force soldier of the 6th Battalion shot at dawn in the first wave of landings on that narrow strip of…

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Pride of place: Dennis Conn visits his father Bill’s war grave before setting off for Turkey where he will wear replicas of his father’s war medals for the first time. He will be accompanied by his son Travis on his first overseas trip.

Allies break the drought »

02:39 pm | NOT since 2006 has Allies come close to defeating the powerful Korumburra Bena outfit. Last Saturday they broke that drought and sent an ominous message to all the other Alberton League clubs that they are no longer the easy beats of the competition. Allies went into the game without Dan Vardy and Josh Becker. This…

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Outclassed: Ricky Benis clears away with good shepherding.

Rural News

Insightful findings: Cara Brammar has been nominated in the Young Landcarer or Sustainable Agriculture Innovator category for her work in researching birds.

Landcare to celebrate duo »

01:41 pm | TWO South Gippslanders will receive major Landcare awards this Friday. Brian Enbom of Jumbunna and Cara Brammar of Strzelecki will be recognised at an event at Traralgon to be hosted…

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Mike chairs Landcare network »

Enthusiastic chief: New Bass Coast Landcare Network chair Mike Cleeland (right) and his wife Pipe Cleeland.

01:39 pm | BASS Coast Landcare Network board has welcomed the election of its new chair Mike Cleeland. He has been involved with the Bass…

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High prices at store sale »

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10:56 am | BIG numbers promised good prices at the Koonwarra store sale on Thursday. Farmers attended the day hoping to sell well with good…

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Duo awarded dairy scholarships » Top heifers rise by 5 cents/kg » Funding for farmers » Farm World attracts a crowd » Quality stock return top prices »

Business

Banks back community »

Driving projects: the Toora and District Community Bank Branch and Foster branch of the Bendigo Bank are helping the Promontory district via their annual grants program.

02:24 pm | PROMONTORY District Finance Group Limited launched its community grants program yesterday (Monday), injecting thousands of dollars into the local community. The group…

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Korumburra a shining town »

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02:22 pm | THE Korumburra business community will have the chance to come together on Wednesday, April 29. The Community Connect Event will be held…

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Class dealers: from left, Nick McRae and Darryl McGannon are part of the team at Edney’s Leongatha where a high degree of professionalism is central to the culture of the business. Mr McRae was named Australian Service Manager of the Year for rural dealerships.

Two in a row for Edney’s »

02:26 pm | NICK McRae, the service manager at Edney’s Leongatha, has been named by Hyundai as Australian Service Manager of the Year for rural dealerships. He won the award for the second…

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