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Acting Inspector Scott Anderson with runners from Horsham Special School for Law Enforcement Torch Run in Horsham.

PHOTOS | VIDEOS | Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Victoria

A Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised awareness of Special Olympics Victoria and the opportunities it provides for people living with intellectual disabilities.

Apr 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Josh Griffiths with Maddie the  platypus in Mackenzie River in the Grampians at Zumsteins.

PHOTOS | VIDEO | Platypus saved during Mackenzie River survey

Researchers surveying the Mackenzie River at Zumsteins for platypus last week saved the life of a juvenile female.

Apr 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Lobby group pushes for Horsham College site for new sports stadium

Horsham College’s former ‘tech school oval’ in Baillie Street will qualify as a potential site for a new multi million-dollar indoor sporting stadium if a community lobby group has its way.

Apr 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Zoo keeper Kellie Howes feeds giraffes at Halls Gap Zoo.

PHOTOS: Halls Gap Zoo

The Weekly Advertiser photographer Paul Carracher spent time at Halls Gap Zoo last week, capturing cute and cuddly – and not so cute and cuddly – animals on his adventure.

Apr 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Anonymous gift for Wimmera Cancer Centre

An anonymous $250,000 donation to the Wimmera Cancer Centre has bought the project’s community fundraising tally to more than $1.

Apr 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Scholarship win for Longerenong College students Thomas Brady, Brooke Saligari

Longerenong College has announced students Thomas Brady from Great Western and Brooke Saligari, Campbelltown, as its Driscoll AG Scholarship winners for 2017.

Apr 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Wimmera, Horsham District leagues to host Blue Ribbon Round

Blue Ribbon Foundation’s Horsham branch has partnered with Wimmera and Horsham District football and netball leagues to present Blue Ribbon Round at the weekend.

Apr 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS | VIDEO | Platypus saved during Mackenzie River survey

Josh Griffiths with Maddie the  platypus in Mackenzie River in the Grampians at Zumsteins.

Researchers surveying the Mackenzie River at Zumsteins for platypus last week saved the life of a juvenile female.

Apr 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Lobby group pushes for Horsham College site for new sports stadium

Horsham College’s former ‘tech school oval’ in Baillie Street will qualify as a potential site for a new multi million-dollar indoor sporting stadium if a community lobby group has its way.

Apr 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS | Apple cider making workshop

Amber Schellens tries some apple juice at Horsham Urban Landcare apple crushing in preparation for making cider.

Wimmera people gathered at Horsham Showgrounds for a cider brewing session organised by Horsham Urban Landcare.

Apr 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham’s Simone O’Brien to share powerful message during Western Bulldogs, GWS White Ribbon clash

Horsham anti-domestic violence advocate Simone O’Brien will represent the Western Bulldogs during the AFL club’s White Ribbon round clash against Greater Western Sydney on Friday night.

Apr 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More

New vision for Wimmera German Festival

HELPING HAND: Celebrating a $5000 donation to Wimmera Health Care Group’s emergency department are a mix of Blue Ribbon Foundation Horsham branch and Wimmera German Fest steering committee members, from left, Dale Russell, Peter Daffy, Geoff Lord, Amelia Crafter, Scott Grambau and Brett Schmidt. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera German Fest will take a hiatus this year while a new steering committee considers ways to revamp the event for 2018.

Apr 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Top honour for Rodney Clarke

TOP HONOUR: Rodney Clarke, left, has won recognition for 48 years of service to the community and Lions International.

Apr 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Sport

Wimmera, Horsham District leagues to host Blue Ribbon Round

Blue Ribbon Foundation’s Horsham branch has partnered with Wimmera and Horsham District football and netball leagues to present Blue Ribbon Round at the weekend.

Apr 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More

2017 Wimmera Football League senior, under-18 interleague squads announced

Wimmera playing coach John Delahunty addresses his charges during last year's interleague match. Delahunty will coach the Big W side again this year.

Wimmera Football League has named senior and under-18 squads for its 2017 AFL Community Championships campaign.

Apr 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More

WFL | Ararat and Dimboola primed for big clashes

Daniel Greig, Dimboola vs Warrack Eagles.

Ararat and Dimboola will bank on big finishes when they take on Horsham and Horsham Saints respectively in Wimmera Football League Sunday games this week.

Apr 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

EDITORIAL: Being realistic about Anzac Day

As we took a moment during Anzac Day yesterday to reflect on Australia’s war-time sacrifice, the words ‘lest we forget’ seemed to ring louder than usual.

Apr 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL: War correspondents such as Charles Bean wrote the truth

Anzac Day services around the Wimmera 2017 The old saying ‘to the victor goes the spoils’ might as well expand to include ‘and history is always written by the victors’.

Apr 19 2017 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL | Easter brings trauma warning

The approach of another Easter long weekend has many people planning for and anticipating the last ‘real’ holiday before we enter the nose-to-the-grindstone winter months.

Apr 12 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

Line-up grows for Grampians Grape Escape

Prominent Australian indigenous musical artist Deline Briscoe will perform with a six-piece band at this year’s Grampians Grape Escape at Halls Gap.

Apr 5 2017 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle

Lobby group pushes for Horsham College site for new sports stadium

Horsham College’s former ‘tech school oval’ in Baillie Street will qualify as a potential site for a new multi million-dollar indoor sporting stadium if a community lobby group has its way.

Apr 26 2017 / Read More
Environment Josh Griffiths with Maddie the  platypus in Mackenzie River in the Grampians at Zumsteins.

PHOTOS | VIDEO | Platypus saved during Mackenzie River survey

Researchers surveying the Mackenzie River at Zumsteins for platypus last week saved the life of a juvenile female.

Apr 26 2017 / Read More
Politics

Emma Kealy appeals for driver vigilance on rural roads following fatality

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has appealed for drivers on rural roads to be vigilant and constantly watch for potential dangers after a 19-year-old man died in a car crash west of Horsham.

Mar 15 2017 / Read More
Arts Entertainment

J Ward experience for theatre lovers

Live-theatre enthusiasts will have an opportunity to experience high-quality performances in a unique environment in Ararat on Saturday night.

Apr 26 2017 / Read More
Business & Finance

FINANCE FOCUS |A forgotten aspect of insurance

When most people think about financial planning they tend to focus on wealth creation, but often forget about the wealth protection.

Apr 12 2017 / Read More
To The Editor

LETTER | Global warming put to bed

SIR – The following article from the Washington Post should put this contentious issue to bed once and for all.

Apr 12 2017 / Read More
Agriculture

AgLife| Burning a part of farming: David Jochinke

Victorian farmers leader David Jochinke is confident the benefits of widespread strategic paddock burn-offs across the region’s grain belt heavily outweigh costs.

Apr 26 2017 / Read More
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