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A call to help Montanah

FOUR year old Montanah Dubignon is an inspiration to us all as she courageously fights against a brain cancer that will soon claim her life. The former Korumburra girl was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in July 2018 and has since undergone two major surgeries in an attempt to remove the cancer.  In her […]

June 28th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Statement from former councillor Rosemary Cousin

THE following is a statement from former South Gippsland Shire councillor Rosemary Cousin in response to two questions from The Star. Those questions were:  What is your reaction to the sacking? Was it justified or not?   Ms Cousin’s statement is: “I am deeply distressed at the sacking of the Council, which is a great […]

June 28th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Railway brought end to the pioneering days

The construction of the Great Southern Railway from Dandenong to Port Albert was the most important event in the early history of the district. It changed the area from an isolated pioneer backwater to an important agriculturalregion.It is difficult to comprehend how important this development was and what a massive feat of engineering the construction […]

June 25th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Parrots pay the price against rivals

Leongatha paid the price for a poor first half which included a scoreless opening term against second spot Maffra on Saturday. The Parrots played an inspired final quarter but could not recover in time, going down 88-65, their rivals exacting revenge for their previous matchup. “We made too many fundamental errors and turned it over […]

June 25th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Giants’ accuracy seals the deal

Korumburra Bena recorded a solid home win over a struggling Dalyston on Saturday, kicking an impressive 14.7 to come out on top 91-72. Both sides were up to the contest early, with Dalyston kicking two early goals and the Giants quickly responding. Korumburra Bena then settled down with on-ballers Snooks, Fitzpatrick and Hill taking control […]

June 25th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Atkins clinic gives Maroons tough win

  A dominant final quarter by midfielder Darcy Atkins gave Stony Creek an important 77-50 win over Toora at Toora Football Ground on Saturday. The midfielder had been tagged tightly all day before coming alive in the fourth and leading his team home. “Brett Mitchell coached well and tagged Darcy throughout the game, which made […]

June 25th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

The coach Powering Gippsland footy’s development

After a successful playing career and a stint in aged care, Leongatha icon Rhett McLennan has found success in yet another field – coaching. Rhett, who played over 300 games for various senior teams including Leongatha and won three premierships during his career, is undertaking his fifth year as a coach at the Gippsland Power. […]

June 25th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Tiger time at Loch Primary

LOCH Primary School students were treated to a day of fun last Monday, with superstars from the Richmond Football Club visiting to kick the footy and spend some time with the kids. Dustin Martin, Dan Butler, Jake Aart, Callum Coleman-Jones, Kamdyn McIntosh and Ryan Garthwaite were among the players who made the trip over. What […]

June 25th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Splash paddle-boarding’s push to stay afloat

Stand up paddle-boarding awaits funding from GippSport to ensure it will continue on at Leongatha’s South Gippsland Splash complex past this week. The program, part of the ‘Gippy Girls Can’ campaign to promote participation of Gippsland women and girls in sport, has been running at Splash every Saturday from 1-3PM but only has one lesson […]

June 25th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Teens have 500 reasons to smile

THERE were thrills and spills at Mary MacKillop College last week for the running of the MacKillop 500 cardboard car race. Students, staff, parents and grandparents attended the event now in its third year. Students from the Year 11 Business Management and Year 10 Money and Markets, and Law and Finance classes undertook the design, […]

June 25th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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