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Leongatha icon comes down


    THE former Masonic Hall in Leongatha is now being demolished to make way for a townhouse complex. The building on the corner of Church and Bruce streets is on the edge of Leongatha’s commercial district.

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Loch CFA celebrates 60 years of service

Prestigious honour: Loch CFA firefighter John Kennedy (right) received the Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria Gold Star Award from VFBV member Bill Rodda.

THE members of the Loch CFA celebrated the brigade’s 60 year anniversary recently. Many deserving awards were presented to past and present volunteers for their efforts and achievements. Originally part of the Poowong and District Fire Brigade, Loch CFA was formed on September 12, 1954. Brigade volunteers have protected and educated the community for the […]

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Ryan rushes to top

Quick ascent: Mirboo group firefighter Will Ryan placed second in a race up Melbourne’s Crown Towers.

MIRBOO group firefighter William Ryan took part in a race up the 28 floors of Melbourne’s Crown Towers recently. The event is the first of its type in Melbourne. Members of fire agencies – Country Fire Authority, Metropolitan Fire Brigade,  Rural Fire Service, New Zealand fire services and other international organisations – faced off in […]

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Run, run, run


LEONGATHA Primary School students ran rings around their oval on Tuesday, September 16 during the school lapathon. During the fundraising event, all school students completed as many laps of the oval as they could in 30 minutes, earning sponsorship money generously provided to the school by family and friends. The money will go towards improved […]

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Fishy’s garden grows

Green thumb: Juneen Schulz from the Fish Creek Community Garden said there are plans to expand the garden in the future.

THE Fish Creek Community Garden was only an idea in 2009 and now is an established community asset that continues to grow. The garden is located alongside the Great Southern Rail Trail, and features several garden beds, trees and artwork. Dreamt up by Nadia Stefani and Jacki Dargaville, the first meeting was held to establish […]

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Janet Iles turns 100

THE Port Welshpool Maritime Museum is ready to celebrate. The fishing boat Janet Iles is turning 100 and the centenary will start at 10am on October 11. It will be held at the museum on the corner of Townsend and Turnbull streets, Port Welshpool. There will be a bite to eat, live music from harpist […]

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Spuds for koalas


POTATO man Les Horsfield, pictured, from Thorpdale is hoping to raise a few funds for the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF). The international not-for-profit scientific organisation aims to diminish the threats to the survival of koalas, and in doing so raise awareness of the need to help save endangered fauna and flora. Les is donating $2 […]

September 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Teens pursue skating dream

Ideal day: Chris Rogers (right) and Caleb Gale (left) enjoy the Leongatha state park on a perfect spring day.

BEN Patterson, an 18 year old from Leongatha, is one of the major people involved with redeveloping the Leongatha skate park. A skate park committee and South Gippsland Shire Council are seeking $310,000 from the State Government’s Sport and Recreation Victoria. The committee is hoping for a new bowl, shelter and street elements. The group […]

September 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Footy fever hits Inverloch


THERE was an air of excitement at the Inverloch Primary School on Friday with the Grade Two students joining the rest of the school and donning their favourite team colours for an end of term footy day.   The Grade Two students enjoyed a sleepover at the school Thursday night and had a lot of […]

September 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Students box up Christmas cheer


EVERY year, people of all ages pack shoeboxes with gifts for children in need around the world. Inverloch Primary School students have helped Operation Christmas Child by packing boxes this term. Globally, more than 100 million shoeboxes have been given to children in need in more than 130 countries since 1993. The Inverloch students packed […]

September 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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