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Supporting Sophie

BELONGING to a small community comes hand-in-hand with its ups and downs. The greatest aspect however, is without doubt the way a community rallies around each other in times of need. The Harris family from Leongatha have learnt firsthand how incredible this support can be and would like the opportunity to say thank you. In […]

November 27th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Paralympian chooses to live

STUART Tripp was facing two options: ending his life or making the most of his tragic situation. The fun loving man’s was transformed by a car accident at age 24. He lost a leg and fell into a spiral of emotional turmoil for five years. Now aged 42, he represented Australia in hand cycling at […]

November 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Hospital to cost $200M

THE entire new Wonthaggi Hospital comes with a current price tag of $200 million. In the end it will cost more than that because it will be built in stages. The hospital is set to become a sub regional hub. The total became available when the site’s master plan was completed recently. Bass Coast Regional […]

November 20th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Siege shock in Burra

POLICE were held at bay for up to four hours in a Korumburra siege last Sunday morning. The incident began around 2am when a 43-year-old male made threats outside a neighbour’s house in Victoria Street, contravening intervention orders. Police were called to the scene, but in the meantime the man moved on to another address […]

November 20th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Star shines bright

  THE Star shone brightly at the 2012 Victorian Country Press Association (VCPA) annual awards presentation in Geelong on Friday night. The newspaper won the TAC Award for Local Reporting for its yearlong coverage of the Leongatha Secondary School’s centenary celebrations in the section circulation 3000 to 10,000. The judge Lisa Waller, a lecturer in […]

November 20th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Goodbye Mr Jeffs

BILL Jeffs has enjoyed a long and varied career in education, but is hanging up the boots at the end of the year. The current Korumburra Primary School principal announced his retirement recently. Bill started in secondary teaching before leaving the industry for a few years and then returned to teach in primary schools in […]

November 20th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Danger road fix

SIGNS on the treacherous Bass Highway near Inverloch proclaiming ‘Road Work Ahead’ could soon be true, after an announcement the busy stretch of road would be fi xed. Just last week a woman complained to The Star the ‘Road Work Ahead’ signs had been there for weeks, without anyone working to fi x the dangerous […]

November 20th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Leongatha store sales gallery

November 20th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rockin’ back the clock

THERE was nothing unusual about the rock’n’roll dance held at the Wonthaggi Town Hall last Saturday night – except for the decade. Around 140 guests were transported back into the 1950s for the Wonthaggi Fire Brigade’s big event, with plenty of people getting into character for the dance. Women arrived donning poodle skirts with petticoats […]

November 20th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Marine parks worthwhile?

THE public is invited to provide feedback on how well Victoria’s marine protected areas are performing and being managed. The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) is seeking public comment on the Marine Investigation Discussion Paper until February 4, 2013. The investigation area covers marine protected areas along the Victorian coast, a total of 24 marine […]

November 16th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

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