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Tuesday, 14 September, 2021

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A tribute to local icon If you’ve lived in the Yarra Ranges for some time or a frequent visitor, the chances are you’ve seen ‘The Walking Man’ on your travels through the region. The man behind the legend was Joe Pulcin, a gentle soul who sadly passed away in July. Joe’s neighbour and friend Inga Cogan shared with the Star Mail a great insight into the man who was an inspiration to so many. Turn to page 4 to read his tribute

Cartoonist and illustrator Danny Zemp was one of many who saw Joe walking through the region. Cartoon: DANNY ZEMP

Shire gets cases Covid-19 cases in the Yarra Ranges have spiked over the last week, with the shire recording a further 10 active cases in five days. This brings the total number of cases to 20

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as at Monday 13 September, with four cases announced in the 24 hours prior. These cases were recorded in the postcodes of 3138 and 3766, being the Mooroolbark area and Kalorama area respectively. The Yarra Ranges is on par with the coun-

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partment of Health local government vaccine rollout data released on 5 September, the Yarra Ranges also has lower than average vaccine rates when compared to local councils with similar population sizes. Continued page 2

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