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Horsham council remains firm on rates decision

Horsham Rural City farmers again made up the majority of a packed council chamber on Monday night, hoping a last-ditch attempt to change an ‘unfair and inequitable’ rating system would pay off.

Jul 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Regional challenge in recycling plan

A western Victorian waste-management leader has urged regional communities to make the most of major State Government investment to develop ideas and projects to meet recycling challenges.

Jul 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham council releases draft youth strategy for comment

Horsham Rural City Council is encouraging the community to have its say on a draft youth strategy out for public comment.

Jul 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More

State Government funding for Wimmera-Mallee roads

Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has confirmed the State Government will provide $5.

Jul 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Rupanyup retail precinct wins government support

A community project to redevelop Rupanyup’s retail precinct has won $500,000 backing from the State Government.

Jul 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Dancers showcase moves during Wimmera Rockers Danceworld weekend

DANCE DEMO: Vic Richards and Beverley Metcalf showcase their moves during a demonstration at Horsham Plaza on Saturday morning.

Jul 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More
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Community

Horsham council remains firm on rates decision

Horsham Rural City farmers again made up the majority of a packed council chamber on Monday night, hoping a last-ditch attempt to change an ‘unfair and inequitable’ rating system would pay off.

Jul 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham council releases draft youth strategy for comment

Horsham Rural City Council is encouraging the community to have its say on a draft youth strategy out for public comment.

Jul 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Rupanyup retail precinct wins government support

A community project to redevelop Rupanyup’s retail precinct has won $500,000 backing from the State Government.

Jul 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera River parkrun ready to launch

READY TO RUN: A group of Horsham running enthusiasts are gearing up for the launch of a new Wimmera River parkrun next month. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Instigators of a Wimmera River parkrun will see their work come to fruition next month when the weekly event launches in Horsham.

Jul 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham’s Cooks store celebrates 90 years in business

HISTORY: Cooks Manchester and Lingerie owner John Latimer with an early picture of his family’s business in Firebrace Street. His grandfather Walter Cook, Walter’s wife Ellen and their six children started the grocery and drapery business 90 years ago, on June 30, 1928. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

By SARAH SCULLY When Cooks Manchester and Lingerie owner John Latimer locked up his store on June 30, a shiver ran down his spine as he walked from the front door back to the sales counter.

Jul 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham Priceline staff go dry to support cancer services

Water will be the drink of choice for a team of Horsham Priceline Pharmacy employees and owners as they commit to the Dry July campaign.

Jul 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Ararat Gardening Club honours founding member Wilma McAdie

Ararat Gardening Club has presented founding member Wilma McAdie with a life membership.

Jul 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Sport

Ten Wimmera-Mallee footballers in 2018 V-Line Cup squad

Ten talented under-16 Wimmera-Mallee footballers have won selection in a Western Bulldogs Next Generation Academy squad to contest this year’s V-Line Cup.

Jul 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Golden opportunity for Southern Mallee Giants during Wimmera league battle with Horsham

SLIPPING AWAY: Southern Mallee Giants’ Liam Price breaks away with Minyip-Murtoa’s Luke Chamberlain in hot pursuit during Wimmera Football League action at Minyip. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Southern Mallee Giants have an opportunity to make perhaps their biggest impression on Wimmera Football League when they meet Horsham on Saturday.

Jul 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Tough test for Lismore-Derrinallum in Mininera competition

Lismore-Derrinallum will have its work cut out in Mininera and District Football League when it plays undefeated Wickliffe-Lake Bolac this weekend.

Jul 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

Editorial | Footy anxiety in population drain

It is no secret that the extent of sporting culture provides some of the best measures of western Victorian community stability.

Jul 11 2018 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL | Celebrating culture

Reading any worthwhile Australian history book provides a reminder that we Australians are a hodge-podge mix of people, cultures and backgrounds.

Jul 4 2018 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL: Thinking caps on in shopping battle

It is with everything from fear to fascination that we watch the evolution of online trading and what it means for traditional regional shopping.

Jun 27 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 READY TO RUN: A group of Horsham running enthusiasts are gearing up for the launch of a new Wimmera River parkrun next month. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera River parkrun ready to launch

Instigators of a Wimmera River parkrun will see their work come to fruition next month when the weekly event launches in Horsham.

Jul 11 2018 / Read More
Environment

Regional challenge in recycling plan

A western Victorian waste-management leader has urged regional communities to make the most of major State Government investment to develop ideas and projects to meet recycling challenges.

Jul 11 2018 / Read More
Politics

Horsham council remains firm on rates decision

Horsham Rural City farmers again made up the majority of a packed council chamber on Monday night, hoping a last-ditch attempt to change an ‘unfair and inequitable’ rating system would pay off.

Jul 17 2018 / Read More
Arts Entertainment

Dancers showcase moves during Wimmera Rockers Danceworld weekend

DANCE DEMO: Vic Richards and Beverley Metcalf showcase their moves during a demonstration at Horsham Plaza on Saturday morning.

Jul 11 2018 / Read More
Business & Finance HISTORY: Cooks Manchester and Lingerie owner John Latimer with an early picture of his family’s business in Firebrace Street. His grandfather Walter Cook, Walter’s wife Ellen and their six children started the grocery and drapery business 90 years ago, on June 30, 1928. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham’s Cooks store celebrates 90 years in business

By SARAH SCULLY When Cooks Manchester and Lingerie owner John Latimer locked up his store on June 30, a shiver ran down his spine as he walked from the front door back to the sales counter.

Jul 11 2018 / Read More
To The Editor

LETTER: Natural Justice

SIR, – All councils across Victoria have the same requirements in the Local Government Act to put our rate strategy and budget out for community consultation and comment.

Jul 4 2018 / Read More
Agriculture

Horsham mayor Pam Clarke responds to rating, budget decisions

  Horsham Rural City Mayor Pam Clarke has made a statement in relation to Monday night’s special council meeting, which saw the council pass its rating strategy and budget for 2018-19.

Jun 28 2018 / Read More
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