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Horror run on roads: one dead, four injured

POLICE are still counting the cost of last night’s horror run, with one man dead and four hospitalised on local roads. A crash on the South Gippsland Highway on the Koonwarra side of the Tarwin River Bridge near Meeniyan (Thursday, July 25 at about 7pm), involved three vehicles and left a trail of destruction in […]

July 26th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Top Salvo choir here

THE Salvation Army’s premier choir the Melbourne Staff Songsters have been booked for one performance in Leongatha on Sunday August 11 at 2pm. Joining them will be the City of Traralgon Band conducted by Leongatha’s own Captain Martyn Scrimshaw. He said it would be the band’s last hit out before the State Brass Band Championships […]

July 25th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Smith completes China test

“Tough!” That’s how Stu Smith described the gruelling 2000km Tour of Qinghai Lake in China he completed over the past fortnight. Smith spoke to The Star after returning to Australia on Monday. “It was the hardest tour I have ever done by a mile,” he said. Smith finished the tour 69th overall and led the […]

July 24th, 2013 | Posted in Community,Sport | Read More »

Chris Clements hits 600

CHRIS Clements notched up 600 games with the whistle on Saturday when he took the field for the Korumburra-Bena home game against Kilcunda-Bass. Originally a player, the Korumburra umpire retired from the sport when he was about 30 years old. “I realised I was not a very good spectator, so I took up golf for […]

July 24th, 2013 | Posted in Community,Sport | Read More »

Famous sculpture for Fish Creek

TWO sculptures that graced the Yarra River during the 2006 Commonwealth Games will be transformed into a sculpture to be erected at the entrance to Fish Creek. Local artist Andrew McPherson and metalworker Ray Jones are now working together to create a fish wind vane from the two fish, to be placed at the Meeniyan […]

July 24th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

New hospital is amazing

THE closer the new Leongatha Hospital comes to completion, the tackier its predecessor looks. In a masterstroke of planning, the new facility has been constructed towards the back of the site, overlooking the current buildings. As a result, there will be as little disruption as possible to patients when they move in sometime during early […]

July 24th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Sherry eyes Canberra

MATT Sherry, a motor mechanic from Port Franklin, will contest the federal seat of McMillan in this year’s federal election as a candidate for Clive Palmer’s Palmer United Party. After running for local council on the Mornington Peninsula, Mr Sherry got a taste of the political scene and has since aspired to run for federal […]

July 24th, 2013 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Golden girl back home

JUNIOR world champion high jumper Eleanor Patterson is back home after her gold medal performance in the Ukraine. The Leongatha athlete is happy to be back on Australian soil and home with her family. The Star caught up with humble Patterson after she returned on Friday and quizzed her after she jumped 1.88m to win […]

July 24th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council backs community

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council gave $136,840 towards community projects at last night’s community grants presentation evening. Round two of the grants program funded such projects as a ride-on lawn mower at the Nyora Recreation Reserve, a drive-in movie pool party at Mirboo North and the Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival. Fifteen groups applied for funding […]

July 18th, 2013 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Legal action over saleyard

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is taking legal action against the owner of the former Korumburra saleyards site in a bid to clean the disgraceful, messy site once and for all. This comes after council giving site owner the Rossi Group an ultimatum to comply with local laws by the end of April. “Because the deadlines […]

July 18th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

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