Saturday, 19 September 2020
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Karlee is masking up

Karlee is masking up

Orbost resident, Karlee Coles, created small business, Homesewn Orbost, during the first lockdown as she quickly picked up the skill of sewing and taught herself to create children’s clothes. “After Orbost had it’s recent COVID scare, I was really worried for the community and especially for the elderly and more vulnerable people of the town who may not have the finances or have easy access to...
Junior season abandoned

Junior season abandoned

The 2020 East Gippsland Junior Football Association season has been abandoned. Following on from the State Government announcement that stage three restrictions would be reintroduced in Regional Victoria and will remain in place until September 13, league officials decided the best course of action was to end the season after just two rounds. As part of the stage three restrictions, community...
Orbost in the clear

Orbost in the clear

It has been a stressful couple of weeks in the Orbost region due to COVID-19 scare, however all is clear. While stage three restrictions will be reintroduced as of tomorrow, the local community can rest assured there are no positive COVID cases in the area despite an infected Melbourne resident attending numerous local venues on the weekend of July 18-19. (ORH), with the support of Latrobe...
Six new faces at secondary college

Six new faces at secondary college

Orbost Secondary College has welcomed six new staff members recently. With ongoing upgrades to facilities, the new additions to the staff are jumping on board a strong team. Some are returning to the area, others are locals taking on new roles, while one is a Canadian who has recently moved to the area. Michael Schafer is a born and bred local who graduated from Orbost Secondary College in 2018...
Reflections of a horror fire season

Reflections of a horror fire season

Orbost was lucky to escape the unprecedented bushfires, which rocked East Gippsland to the core on December 30 and into January. Six months on, and amid grappling with further drought and COVID-19, including a recent outbreak in the area, Orbost is still trying to get back to its feet. Orbost CFA Captain, Dick Johnstone, who has been in the brigade for 40 years, has now had time to reflect on a...
Negatives a huge positive

Negatives a huge positive

Orbost and Marlo may have dodged a COVID bullet. The news last Monday of a 25-year-old female Melbourne resident possibly infecting a number of locals around the area with COVID-19 last Monday prompted a swift and necessary response from locals, but ultimately it could still have a damaging effect on numerous businesses. As of 12.15pm yesterday 330 of the 332 test results taken at a pop-up...

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