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JOB WELL DONE: 3WM and MIXXFM radio news presenter Don Plenty celebrates with Horsham station general manager Scott Grambau. Picture: MICK SHANNON

News presenter wins top award

Presenter Don Plenty is the toast of ACE Radio Broadcasters and listeners across the region after winning national recognition for his presentation of news services on radio stations 3WM and MIXXFM.

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Footballers in film

By DEAN LAWSON A group of Horsham district footballers will step back into the early 1950s later this year as they fulfil support roles in a major international movie.

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Dry spring places fire-fighters on high alert

Fears of an early and serious bushfire threat in the face of a rapidly drying region have brought departmental fire-fighting planning forward by a month.

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Child centres a priority in Horsham

A new plan to guide child-support service development in Horsham includes a proposal to build a $4.

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Melbourne Cup tour stops off in Stawell

The Melbourne Cup tour will visit Stawell and Halls Gap today.

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Grampians wineries dominate

Grampians winery Mt Langi Ghiran dominated the 10th Western Victorian Wine Challenge for the second consecutive year.

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Top QC to talk in Ararat

Julian Burnside

Renowned human rights advocate, barrister and author Julian Burnside will be in Ararat on Friday to speak about asylum seekers and refugees in Australia.

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera river challenge

Organisers of an annual weekend of events designed to foster positive relationships between Koories and emergency service workers next month expect between 120 and 130 people to take part in the event.

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More

A ‘Very Nati’ garage sale

BUSY: Natimuk Primary School pupils, from left, Amalie Wilkins, Olivia Sudholz, Archie Sudholz, Phoebe Sudholz, Jed Haustorfer and Jacinta Klowss.

Wimmera people who enjoy sales, markets and fun are likely to get their fill at Natimuk’s Very Nati Garage Sale at Natimuk on Sunday.

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Young leader

STORY: Northern Grampians Shire Youth Action Council chair Lauren Dempsey is pictured with Youth Affairs Minister Ryan Smith at the launch of the Inspiring Stories by Young Victorians publication.

Northern Grampians Shire Youth Action Council chair Lauren Demspey has featured in a State Government publication highlighting achievements of young Victorians.

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Poppy project founder to speak in Ararat

Project founder of 5000 Poppies project Lynn Berry will be guest speaker at an Embroiderers Guild Ararat workshop gathering in Ararat on Tuesday.

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More
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Sport

Stawell Wildcats hope for first win

Stawell Wildcats will attempt to break the ice in Country Basketball League’s South West division in Stawell at 7pm Saturday when they take on Timboon Taipans.

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Jung face early challenge

CAUGHT AND BOWLED: Rupanyup-Minyip veteran bowler Paul Morgan catches Horsham Saints batsmen Mark Crafter. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

Jung Tigers will attempt to collect a major scalp in Horsham Cricket Association on Saturday when it meets powerful Rupanyup-Minyip in a one-day clash at Rupanyup.

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Win for Horsham’s Coughlin Park

Coughlin Park in Horsham is set to undergo a major transformation with the State Government allocating almost $1-million for a new sports pavilion at the reserve.

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

User affordability a key for arts centre

By DEAN LAWSON Horsham civic leaders face a challenge to finalise the best ways of making affordable community access and use of a new performing arts centre.

Oct 22 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Placing a value on leadership

By DEAN LAWSON As another crop of graduates emerge from year-long Leadership Wimmera courses, it is worth noting the value of understanding and developing leadership skills.

Oct 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Where’s the reward?

By DEAN LAWSON If we ever need an example of the power of  community willpower at work, we can’t go past the household recycling industry.

Oct 8 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

Grampians wineries dominate

Grampians winery Mt Langi Ghiran dominated the 10th Western Victorian Wine Challenge for the second consecutive year.

Oct 22 2014 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle APPEAL: Ngareta Melgren, left, and exercice physiologist Annabel Askin work on allied health assistant Brooke Nuske.

Health service call-out for physio

Rural Northwest Health is appealing for community help to find a physiotherapist.

Oct 22 2014 / Read More
Environment

Dry spring places fire-fighters on high alert

Fears of an early and serious bushfire threat in the face of a rapidly drying region have brought departmental fire-fighting planning forward by a month.

Oct 22 2014 / Read More
Politics

Rural research

State Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh has promised that a re-elected Liberal-National government would invest an extra $60 million into a Growing Food and Fibre research and development program.

Oct 16 2014 / Read More
Arts Entertainment JOB WELL DONE: 3WM and MIXXFM radio news presenter Don Plenty celebrates with Horsham station general manager Scott Grambau. Picture: MICK SHANNON

News presenter wins top award

Presenter Don Plenty is the toast of ACE Radio Broadcasters and listeners across the region after winning national recognition for his presentation of news services on radio stations 3WM and MIXXFM.

Oct 22 2014 / Read More
Business & Finance

Interest rates: What it means

There is much talk about what the Reserve Bank of Australia will do at its next monthly board meeting.

Oct 22 2014 / Read More
To The Editor

Wind farm issue

SIR – re: the recent article printed in The Weekly Advertiser I believe that it is in the public interest that a balanced point-of-view is put forward.

Oct 1 2014 / Read More
Agriculture

Rural research

State Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh has promised that a re-elected Liberal-National government would invest an extra $60 million into a Growing Food and Fibre research and development program.

Oct 16 2014 / Read More
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