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My quarter century: Bass MP reflects

IT’S the question everyone’s asking him. Will you retire at the 2014 state election Ken? He’s good natured about having to respond yet again. He’ll make a decision at the end of this year when pre selection is likely. He’ll turn 70 at the end of next year. Ken Smith is the member for the […]

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

Overdose alarm

AMBULANCE paramedics were called to 15 drug overdoses in Leongatha between May 2012 and April 2013, up from eight in the previous 12 month period. While the figures represent a sharp increase in overdoses in the local drug scene, many more cases are flying under the radar. Leongatha Memorial Hospital recorded 16 admissions for drug […]

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

Smith struggling at 4000m

CYCLIST Stuart Smith is battling altitude and the elements as he takes on the Tour of Qinghai Lake. The Leongatha 22 year old is taking on the high altitude 14 day tour which extends for 2000kms. After seven stages in as many days racing Smith and his fellow competitors enjoyed a rest day yesterday but […]

July 16th, 2013 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Patterson a world champ

LEONGATHA’S Eleanor Patterson has been crowned world junior high jump champion after winning gold at the IAAF Junior World Championships in the Ukraine at the weekend. Patterson jumped a personal best of 1.88 metres to take the honour. After being the last to qualify for the final, the 17 year old left all but one […]

July 16th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Tarwin lures riders

    RIDERS travelled from across South Gippsland to take part in the Tarwin Lower Pony Club’s camp last week. Held at the Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve, the two day camp offered expert tuition in showjumping, dressage and cross country riding. Participants came from as far as Hobart, Phillip Island and Drouin to take advantage […]

July 15th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Meeniyan sizzling hot

Meeniyan was buzzing with people on Saturday, as the main street came to life for the annual Meeniyan on Fire festival. The street celebration featured stalls, abseiling by South Gippsland District Scouts, a smoke house staged by the Meeniyan-Stony Creek CFA, and wandering displays by the members of the Leongatha Medieval Society. Kids enjoyed a […]

July 15th, 2013 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Rockenspiele rock battle

ROCKING reports are coming from all who attended the South Gippsland FReeZA Battle of the Bands in Leongatha last Wednesday. More than 40 people attended the event at he Dakers Centre, a fantastic result according to FReeZA committee member Nick Jeremiah. “It’s the most I’ve ever seen at one of these gigs,” he said. “We […]

July 15th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Crash shuts highway

The South Gippsland Highway at Meeniyan remains closed after a collision between a cattle truck and a car this morning. A heavy haulage truck was removing the damaged cattle truck just 20 minutes ago. Traffic is being diverted from the middle of Meeniyan via Geale Street. No one was injured in the occasion, which occurred […]

July 11th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Breast screen van in town

MARJORIE the bright pink BreastScreen Victoria mobile screening service has rolled into Leongatha. Radiographers Pauline Chalmers and Sue Milane aim to screen more than 1000 local women at the van from Monday, June 24 to August 2. “We have an appointment every 10 minutes and can do 42 screens every day,” Ms Chalmers said. “It’s […]

July 9th, 2013 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Franklin takes Lex Watt Trophy

THE school holiday’s resulted in a small number of Leongatha Cycling Club riders competing for the Watchorn and Lex Watt trophies at Pound Creek on Saturday. The strong winds of the morning gave way to cold rain bands in the afternoon, had riders finishing cold and wet. The senior handicap race for the Lex Watt […]

July 9th, 2013 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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