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Popular teacher farewelled

THE last assembly for long time teacher and assistant principal of Korumburra Primary School, David Gray, was held on Friday morning. Full of appreciation, surprises, and plenty of tears, the assembly farewelled Mr Gray and acknowledged his decades of service to the school and community. The Grade 6 class of 2016 were also farewelled and […]

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Leongatha college bestows awards

  MORE than 100 awards were given out Leongatha Secondary College’s awards night last Tuesday, December 13. Students receiving awards, 2016 Year 12 graduates, teachers, family and friends gathered at Mesley Hall in Leongatha to celebrate the end of the school year. Recognition was given out to the most outstanding students throughout 2016. Year 12 […]

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Five celebrated at graduation ceremony

  FIVE students graduating from Bass Coast Specialist School were celebrated last week. Students and staff from the school joined more than 100 people to celebrate the successful years of education for Courtney, Erin, Kyla, Molly and Rhys. Principal Edith Gray welcomed everyone and acknowledged the success was due to a partnership of students, parents […]

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Emily dreams of drama

EMILY Ardley has had a unique vision for 15 years to start a drama club in South Gippsland that she could be a part of. She is no ordinary visionary; she has, unlike many, succeeded in her dream while overcoming the difficulties she faces with her intellectual disability. “This has been Emily’s 15 year long […]

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Council backs volunteers with funding to fulfil ambitions

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council hosted a presentation ceremony to award 32 Community Grants at the council chamber in Leongatha last Wednesday. The grants program supports community initiatives that enhance the quality of life, heritage, recreation and cultural opportunities for South Gippsland residents. Over the past 11 years, council has donated $3 million to the Community […]

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Lions honour Neil

“TO me, it’s the equivalent of the Brownlow in Lions.” With those words, Neil Everitt summed up the major award he received from the Lions Club International Foundation, recognising his service to the communities of Inverloch and Toora. The Inverloch man received a Melvin Jones Fellowship at the Inverloch Lions Club’s Christmas Party recently, from […]

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Aussie medals for Beau and Jude

LEONGATHA Seniors football coach Beau Vernon and Phillip Island’s Jude Donahoo and seven other recipients were awarded Pride of Australia Medals last week. In a moving ceremony before family and friends, Beau and Jude were recognised  for their contribution to communities. Beau was awarded for being such  an inspiration after his accident in 2012 that […]

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Fire destroys house

A FIRE engulfed a house and a shed in Kongwak on Wednesday afternoon. The aluminium clad wood house on the Kongwak-Bena Road was about 100 years old. The homeowners were outside the house when they noticed something was burning. CFA units were called to the scene at 1.20pm, but the house was fully ablaze when […]

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Full throttle

LEONGATHA’S first 24 hour service station will proceed, despite objections from neighbours and a rival fuel company. United Petroleum will build and operate the station on the corner of South Gippsland Highway and Shingler Street. The proposal by United Petroleum includes a canopy, convenience store and three rows of pumps. Cr Don Hill welcomed the […]

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Speed stoush

THE speed limits on four South Gippsland roads have been reduced in a bid to save lives, but the move has drawn criticism from the public. VicRoads has already reduced the speed limit from 100km/h to 80km/h on two high-speed roads in South Gippsland. Slower limits on another two roads will come into effect from […]

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