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Investment promises

By DEAN LAWSON The two major political protagonists grappling  in Saturday’s state election have pledged tens of millions of dollars for major projects across Lowan and Ripon electorates.

Nov 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Long list of election pledges

Pledges for specific projects in Ripon and Lowan electorates as supplied by the Nationals Coalition and Labor: Labor Lowan: $19-million, Grampians Peak Trail; $4-million, National Centre for Farmer Health, Hamilton; $32-million for Local Learning and Employment Network program, Wimmera Southern…

Nov 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Northern Grampians Mayor set to unite

Murray Emerson will be Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor for the next 12 months.

Nov 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Counterfeit money arrests in Stawell

Police have advised people to check their money after three people were arrested in Stawell for allegedly making counterfeit notes.

Nov 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Long list of upper house candidates

Forty-five candidates will vie for five seats in the Legislative Council Western Victoria.

Nov 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Long dry to impact on Wimmera waterways

Authorities have warned Wimmera people to expect water levels in the Wimmera River and other waterways and lakes in the region to drop this summer.

Nov 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Cancer treatment help for Ararat teacher

FOR A GOOD CAUSE: Artist John Eagle with some of the ceramic pots that will be auctioned in Ararat to raise money for the cancer treatment of Marian College drama teacher Tess Tonks.

Ararat’s Marian College will auction 50 ceramic pots by artist John Eagle to raise money for the cancer treatment of drama teacher Tess Tonks.

Nov 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Family-fun at Horsham festival

STREET DANCE: Ella Johns, 5, from The Dancers Zone in Horsham will be among performers dancing at Horsham’s Kannamaroo Festival street party on Friday night. Picture: MICK SHANNON

Organisers of Horsham’s annual Kannamaroo Festival have urged Wimmera people to use activities this weekend as a pre-Christmas catch-up with friends.

Nov 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Energy success for Horsham school

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Horsham’s Holy Lutheran Trinity Primary School ‘Tsunami’ team members are pictured after claiming second place in an Efficient Vehicles Hybrid 1 B/C category at RACV Energy Breakthrough Challenge at Maryborough.

Nov 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

March to rid violence in Wimmera

WHITE RIBBON RALLY: A strong turn-out of people marching to recognise the issue of violence against women and children gathered in Horsham on Friday.Picture: LAUREN HENRY

By LAUREN HENRY The Wimmera White Ribbon Day committee hopes the increased presence at a Horsham march will mean more people are talking about violence against women and children.

Nov 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

G’day USA

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Horsham and St Brigid’s college students raising money to send students on a G’Day USA exchange program next year will have a community Tupperware party in Horsham College Hall foyer from 2pm to 7pm on Saturday.

Nov 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More
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Sport

Stawell expertise at Warrnambool

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Stawell Athletic Club will break new ground on Saturday when it ventures beyond its home base at Central Park to present the Warrnambool Gift.

Nov 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Stawell swim meet

T he region’s competitive swimmers will continue their summer championship series when they gather at Stawell Leisure Centre on Saturday.

Nov 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More

New Horsham fishing committee

BACK: Paul Beltz will be chairman of Horsham Fishing Competition. He is pictured with a prize-winner last year.

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham Fishing Competition Committee has elected new office bearers at its Annual General Meeting.

Nov 26 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

Make your vote count

By DEAN LAWSON Lower house, upper house, party or individual! And who is offering the best deal? Voters have plenty to think about when they go to the polls on Saturday.

Nov 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Let’s be innovative!

By DEAN LAWSON Political leaders tend to loosely use the WORD ‘innovation’ when spruiking the ideals of a venture, concept or project they have decided to support.

Nov 19 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Decentralisation – not a dirty word

By DEAN LAWSON You only have to quickly look at a map of Australia and there is almost an immediate realisation that Victoria, when compared with the rest of Australia, is a relatively small state.

Nov 12 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

Winery winners

Western Victorian wineries have prevailed in a tight contest over their eastern Victorian contemporaries in challenge hosted by wine expert James Halliday.

Nov 27 2014 / Read More
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Bit lippy

They have been itchy, irritating and attracting scorn from spouses.

Nov 19 2014 / Read More
Environment

Long dry to impact on Wimmera waterways

Authorities have warned Wimmera people to expect water levels in the Wimmera River and other waterways and lakes in the region to drop this summer.

Nov 27 2014 / Read More
Politics

Investment promises

By DEAN LAWSON The two major political protagonists grappling  in Saturday’s state election have pledged tens of millions of dollars for major projects across Lowan and Ripon electorates.

Nov 27 2014 / Read More
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Theatrical treat in Natimuk

Ophelia, aka Ruby Hughes from The Victorian College of the Arts Company, and Horsham’s Margaret Gunning get into the spirit of The Adventures of Ophelia Sol during a travelling FRISK performance at Natimuk’s Goat Gallery.

Nov 27 2014 / Read More
Business & Finance MONEY RAISER: East Grampians Health Service Aged Care Auxiliary’s Jane Richardson is pictured preparing for a discount shopping night with Harvey Norman’s Belinda and Mark Townsend.

Ararat’s discount shopping night

Harvey Norman in Ararat will host a Christmas Discount Night from 6pm tomorrow to support East Grampians Health Service Aged Care Auxiliary.

Nov 27 2014 / Read More
To The Editor

Asylum seekers not illegal

SIR– Julian Burnside is an eminent barrister and human rights activist.

Nov 12 2014 / Read More
Agriculture

Farmer drought help via loan scheme

Victoria’s leading farmer group is urging farmers to start preparing financial and cash-flow statements to apply for $30-million in Federal Government drought assistance.

Nov 27 2014 / Read More
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