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Critical period for Wimmera crops

By DEAN LAWSON A Victorian farmers leader has pencilled in a three-point wish list as he and fellow Wimmera broadacre farmers watch developing crops emerge from a cold winter and head into spring.

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More
DAMP WAY THROUGH: The aerial picture shows a section of land east of Horsham where VicRoads hopes to construct a Horsham Western Highway bypass.

Minor Horsham bypass win

A Horsham group successful in adding an alternative route onto a Western Highway Horsham bypass planning table will now lobby authorities to agree to the proposal.

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More

CFA celebrations

Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty opened a new $291,000 fire station at Charam, east of Edenhope, on Sunday.

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Public input for fire-management

Wimmera fire-fighting chief Russell Manning wants community feedback about a draft fire-operations plan for the region.

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Workforce training boost for Wimmera-Mallee

The State Government will provide $50,000 for Wimmera-Mallee projects that focus on industry, training providers and students.

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Learning network frustrated

Leaders of a network of 31 Victorian organisations helping young people get jobs or receive training is disappointed the State Government has fallen short of promising funding beyond one year.

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Community

White Ribbon seeking Wimmera project ambassadors

A Wimmera White Ribbon committee is recruiting community ambassadors to champion a ‘saying no to violence’ message.

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Double delight at Horsham championship

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Robyn Price, of Melbourne, with her English Fox Terriers at Horsham Wimmera Kennel Club’s All-Breeds Championship at Horsham Showground on Sunday.

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Planting for the future

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Youngsters Charlotte Lindorff, left, and her cousin Chloe Lindorff were among many volunteers who took part in Hindmarsh Landcare Network’s 17th annual Hindmarsh Plantout weekend near Rainbow.

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham bakery’s giant slice of vanilla

SLICE OF HEAVEN: James Henwood from Horsham’s Oven Door bakery and Horsham Agricultural Society secretary Andrea Cross get in some practice for the Oven Door’s attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest vanilla slice. Mr Henwood plans to create a vanilla slice weighing more than 600 kilograms during the 136th annual Horsham Show on October 1. The world-record attempt will highlight many activities at the show including a fashion parade, vanilla slice-eating contest and other events.
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By DEAN LAWSON What do you end up with if you combine 200 kilograms of custard powder, 400 litres of water, 12 kilograms of pastry and about seven kilograms of icing sugar? A giant vanilla slice weighing more than 600…

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Strong response to Horsham mind health forum

A Wimmera group committed to improving community mental health believes response to a Horsham presentation featuring a leading health professional has confirmed a need for more educational forums.

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More
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Sport

Stawell half marathon running for a cause

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Stawell Regional Health’s inaugural half marathon fun run and walk fundraiser in Stawell on October 5 will have cash prizes, sporting goods and medals up for grabs.

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Stawell Swifts and Kalkee set to shape up

KEY PLAYER: Swifts defender Aaron Chauvasse will have his work cut out for him against Kalkee’s forward line on Saturday. Picture: TRISH RALPH

By GRANT KUCHEL The home and away rounds are over and it’s time for the big guns to come out to play in Horsham District Football League.

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Harrow-Balmoral and Edenhope-Apsley in cut-throat clash

LEADER: Harrow-Balmoral senior coach Brent Forsyth has enjoyed another strong season.Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

Last week’s combatants Harrow-Balmoral and Edenhope-Apsley confront each other again in Horsham District Football League when they play in an elimination final at Quantong on Sunday.

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

Prevention key to curb violence

By DEAN LAWSON Amid the State Government’s tough new stance against violent and cowardly thugs who seem to enjoy throwing a random punch, often after a night on the grog, preventing incidents from developing still rates as the best weapon…

Aug 20 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Softly, softly hit between the eyes

By DEAN LAWSON It is no secret that the use of language can be a powerful weapon in quietly changing community perception and sensibility.

Aug 13 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Life left in old dogs

By DEAN LAWSON There are plenty of us in the 45-and-beyond age bracket who often struggle to see the benefit of society’s insatiable appetite for new technology.

Aug 6 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine SLICE OF HEAVEN: James Henwood from Horsham’s Oven Door bakery and Horsham Agricultural Society secretary Andrea Cross get in some practice for the Oven Door’s attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest vanilla slice. Mr Henwood plans to create a vanilla slice weighing more than 600 kilograms during the 136th annual Horsham Show on October 1. The world-record attempt will highlight many activities at the show including a fashion parade, vanilla slice-eating contest and other events.
Story, see page 5. 
Picture: MICK SHANNON

Horsham bakery’s giant slice of vanilla

By DEAN LAWSON What do you end up with if you combine 200 kilograms of custard powder, 400 litres of water, 12 kilograms of pastry and about seven kilograms of icing sugar? A giant vanilla slice weighing more than 600…

Aug 20 2014 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle

Strong response to Horsham mind health forum

A Wimmera group committed to improving community mental health believes response to a Horsham presentation featuring a leading health professional has confirmed a need for more educational forums.

Aug 20 2014 / Read More
Environment

Public input for fire-management

Wimmera fire-fighting chief Russell Manning wants community feedback about a draft fire-operations plan for the region.

Aug 20 2014 / Read More
Politics

Workforce training boost for Wimmera-Mallee

The State Government will provide $50,000 for Wimmera-Mallee projects that focus on industry, training providers and students.

Aug 20 2014 / Read More
Arts Entertainment HOME-COMING: Pianist Linda O’Brien will perform in her home town of Horsham later this month.

Four Hands pianists return to Horsham

A standing ovation in Horsham last year provided the ultimate lure for musical export Linda O’Brien to return to and perform in her childhood home.

Aug 20 2014 / Read More
Business & Finance

Tips to protect your identity

The latest  figures on personal fraud in Australia are absolutely frightening.

Aug 20 2014 / Read More
To The Editor

Murray Basin Rail Project

SIR – If new Labor candidate Daniel McGlone was truly concerned about regional spending, he would publicly support the Murray Basin Rail project, which will bring benefits directly to Ripon.

Aug 20 2014 / Read More
Agriculture

Critical period for Wimmera crops

By DEAN LAWSON A Victorian farmers leader has pencilled in a three-point wish list as he and fellow Wimmera broadacre farmers watch developing crops emerge from a cold winter and head into spring.

Aug 20 2014 / Read More
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