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Stawell woman charged over fatal crash at Navarre

Victoria Police Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives have charged a woman in regard to a quadruple fatal collision at Navarre.

May 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Ararat council considers budget, rating strategy

People have until June 8 to make written submissions in response to Ararat Rural City Council’s draft budget, council plan and rating strategy.

May 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Retired Natimuk doctor Rod Sutherland has died

Former Natimuk doctor, personality and regional medical icon Dr Rod Sutherland has died, aged 90.

May 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Marian College students Brianne Cole and Gabrielle McGuckian are organising a colour run to raise money for a kindergarten in Bangladesh.

Ararat’s Marian College to host colour run for Bangladesh

COLOURS FOR A CAUSE: Ararat’s Marian College students Brianne Cole, left, and Gabrielle McGuckian throw confetti into the air as they get into the spirit for a money-raising colour run next month.

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Energy impetus at Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Assembly in Stawell

A Wimmera thrust to dramatically increase the renewable-energy potential of the region is set to gain momentum at a major community gathering in Stawell later this month.

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Wimmera Filipino-Australian Club vice president Donald Gragasin, president Marivic Vix and secertary Maria Janeth Rebarbas at the club's  inauguration as an incoporated association and officer oathtaking at St Michael's Parish Centre in Horsham. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera Filipino group formalised in Horsham

A Wimmera Filipino Australian Club has undergone an official inauguration at Horsham’s Ss Michael and John’s Parish Centre.

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More
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Ararat’s Marian College to host colour run for Bangladesh

Marian College students Brianne Cole and Gabrielle McGuckian are organising a colour run to raise money for a kindergarten in Bangladesh.

COLOURS FOR A CAUSE: Ararat’s Marian College students Brianne Cole, left, and Gabrielle McGuckian throw confetti into the air as they get into the spirit for a money-raising colour run next month.

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera Filipino group formalised in Horsham

Wimmera Filipino-Australian Club vice president Donald Gragasin, president Marivic Vix and secertary Maria Janeth Rebarbas at the club's  inauguration as an incoporated association and officer oathtaking at St Michael's Parish Centre in Horsham. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

A Wimmera Filipino Australian Club has undergone an official inauguration at Horsham’s Ss Michael and John’s Parish Centre.

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More

‘Give and take’ key to longevity for Hugh and Doris McDonald

Platinum anniversary: Doris and Hugh McDonald will celebrate 70 years of marriage on Tuesday. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham couple Doris and Hugh McDonald will celebrate 70 years of marriage on Tuesday.

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Motorbike riders cause Horsham Police Paddock damage

Horsham Rural City Council leaders have reminded motorbike riders they are not permitted to use the Police Paddock nature reserve.

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham Fire Brigade urges to people to test items at fire safety day

STAY SAFE: Horsham Fire Brigade’s Reg Smith, left, and Lucas Lentsment showcase items that can be ‘tested and tagged’ at an Electrical and Home Fire Safety Day at the fire station. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Ever wondered if that old toaster, iron, kettle, hair-dryer or other suspect electrical device you have had for years is still safe to use? Now is the time to find out, with Horsham Fire Brigade offering a testing service as…

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Rural councils join for ‘Liveability’ think tank at Lakes Entrance

Wimmera rural council representatives will join a statewide exploration into the ‘liveability’ of regional areas during a gathering at Lakes Entrance this week.

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Books lovers support Horsham chaplaincy program

FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS: Horsham College Chaplaincy committee chairwoman Yolande Grosser, left, with chaplains Kate Polack and Greg McKinnon, prepare for the book fair. 
Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham College Chaplaincy Committee’s biannual book fair will return to Ian Maroske Hall next week.

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Sport

Wimmera league keen for community championships campaign

By DEAN LAWSON Enthusiasm, on-field leadership and raw talent loom as the primary weapons in Wimmera Football League’s 2018 interleague clash in Horsham on Saturday.

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham leads Minyip-Murtoa in tight squeeze for top-five places

A battle for places in Wimmera Football League’s top five is well underway as the competition breaks this weekend for community championship commitments.

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Jeparit-Rainbow, Harrow-Balmoral setting the pace in Horsham District football

Geographical league bookends Jeparit-Rainbow and Harrow-Balmoral are a game clear of the field in Horsham District football, six rounds into the season.

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

EDITORIAL: We’re all weirdos!

As humans we operate on so many different wavelengths.

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL: Longy needs access to program

We hope Longerenong College’s ineligibility to provide free courses under a new State Government TAFE program is a simple oversight.

May 9 2018 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL: Pipe dreams continue

We have said it many times before, but there is little doubt that in our part of the world, water is as valuable as gold.

May 2 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

Microbrewery on the radar for Halls Gap

A Grampians hamlet renowned for its gastronomic delights and award-winning wines could be set to add a microbrewery to its tourism offerings.

May 16 2018 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle

Retired Natimuk doctor Rod Sutherland has died

Former Natimuk doctor, personality and regional medical icon Dr Rod Sutherland has died, aged 90.

May 17 2018 / Read More
Environment

Motorbike riders cause Horsham Police Paddock damage

Horsham Rural City Council leaders have reminded motorbike riders they are not permitted to use the Police Paddock nature reserve.

May 16 2018 / Read More
Politics

State Government adamant it has followed protocols for East Grampians water project

The State Government is adamant it has followed state and federal funding protocols surrounding an East Grampians Water Supply Project, set to provide greater water security for Ararat district communities.

May 3 2018 / Read More
Arts Entertainment THIRTY YEARS ON: Horsham Spinners and Weavers, from left, Gill Venn, Irene Sallmann, Rosemary Kingsmill, Faye Carine, Christine Osuchowski, Jenn Robinson, Rhonda Tursi, Glenniss Bothe, Joan Nester, Betty Le Plastrier and Gay Wilmot with the bicentennial tapestry. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Bicentennial tapestry finds new home in Horsham Town Hall

Horsham Spinners and Weavers will soon see their Bicentennial Mural Tapestry on display in Horsham Town Hall.

May 16 2018 / Read More
Business & Finance

FINANCE | Why boost your super?

The end of the financial year is rapidly approaching and, along with it, the opportunity to claim a tax deduction on additional superannuation contributions.

May 16 2018 / Read More
To The Editor

Horsham resident Bob McIlvena calls for activity centre for aged

Long-time Horsham resident and regional water-supply-history expert Bob McIlvena believes Horsham needs a new dedicated activities centre for the municipality’s elderly residents.

May 16 2018 / Read More
Agriculture GLOBAL SHOWCASE: Scientists Garry Rosewarne, Surya Kant, Garry O’Leary, Pragya Kant, Helena Smith, Denise Barbulescu and Sameer Joshi at a ‘Day of International Scientists’ seminar at Grains Innovation Park. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

International science contributions highlighted

Significant scientific contributions made by scientists from around the world were highlighted at a special seminar at Horsham’s Grains Innovation Park.

May 9 2018 / Read More
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