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Foster commemorates Anzacs

THE Foster and district community was led in its Anzac Day march by members of the Yanakie Campdraft Club representing the Light Horse, on Saturday. “The horses went fantastically,” Foster RSL secretary Percy Brewer said. Foster RSL president Bruce Lester said the symbolism was particularly appropriate because the founding president of the Foster RSL Roy […]

April 28th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Mirboo North sings in unity

THE community of Mirboo North and surrounds commemorated Anzac Day in a two part service on Saturday. The indoor service took place in the auditorium of Mirboo North Secondary College, with a catafalque party provided by HMAS Cerberus. Mirboo North RSL secretary captain Peter Fraser (retired) gave the introduction and Mirboo North RSL president Lt […]

April 28th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Two in a row for Edney’s

NICK McRae, the service manager at Edney’s Leongatha, has been named by Hyundai as Australian Service Manager of the Year for rural dealerships. He won the award for the second consecutive year. The award is determined by customer feedback collated by Hyundai Australia and is a measure of customer satisfaction with the service offered by […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Banks back community

PROMONTORY District Finance Group Limited launched its community grants program yesterday (Monday), injecting thousands of dollars into the local community. The group oversees Toora and District Community Bank Branch and Foster branch, with profits reinvested back into the community through annual grants. Company chairman Rob Liley said this year’s grant program would provide much needed […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Korumburra a shining town

THE Korumburra business community will have the chance to come together on Wednesday, April 29. The Community Connect Event will be held at the tea room at the Korumburra Railway Station at 6.30pm. Organisers urge the business community to come together in support of Korumburra. When it comes to business, Lucy Mertens, proprietor of Lucy […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Dennis pays tribute to his father

IT’S A SIMPLE war grave in the Korumburra cemetery amid marble and granite monoliths. The grave is the final resting place of a classic Australian war hero. Herein lies the remains of an Australian Infantry Force soldier of the 6th Battalion shot at dawn in the first wave of landings on that narrow strip of […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Outtrim honoured infantryman

ALEXANDER Duncan Alexander served on the Western Front for years during World War One and battled an unexpected enemy: trench foot. The father of Koonwarra’s Marjorie Prosser called himself Alick. He enlisted in Korumburra on March 13, 1916 and was sent to the Western Front in France and Belgium. He was in the 6th Battalion, […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Korumburra link to war hero

ALBERT Jacka has been described as Australia’s greatest frontline soldier. He was the first Australian to win the Victoria Cross in World War One and the great, great uncle of Korumburra woman Simone Short – a fact she is fiercely proud of. “It is really nice to tell people about him, as not as many […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Music tribute to soldiers

THE world premiere of new music exploring World War One will be staged in South Gippsland on the Anzac Day weekend. The musical work They Went with Songs is composed by Larry Hills of Wonthaggi, and tells the story of a soldier being recruited and going overseas to fight. Mr Hills, whose 2010 composition, A […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Landcare to celebrate duo

TWO South Gippslanders will receive major Landcare awards this Friday. Brian Enbom of Jumbunna and Cara Brammar of Strzelecki will be recognised at an event at Traralgon to be hosted by the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. The Landcare in West Gippsland Green Carpet Showcase awards will feature 25 Landcarers in five categories. Anthony Carbines, […]

April 21st, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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