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Dog track investment

By DEAN LAWSON Horsham will have a new multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art greyhound racing track and facilities at Horsham Showground in early 2016.

Sep 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera businesses judged for regional excellence

Judges have picked 45 finalists from 82 nominations across five shires for this year’s Powercor Wimmera Business Awards.

Sep 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Fish Falls walk opens

Visitors to Zumsteins Picnic Area in the Grampians can now walk alongside the Mackenzie River Walk to Fish Falls.

Sep 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More
UP FOR GRABS: Horsham Plaza is on the market. Melbourne-based owners would not comment on the plaza, opened in 1987, being for sale.

Horsham Plaza up for sale

Horsham Plaza is for sale.

Sep 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Sniffer dogs to give Horsham police edge on drugs

Horsham police Inspector Trevor Ashton has warned anyone in the region who thinks they can hide illicit drugs from specially-trained police detection dogs to think again.

Sep 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Identifying and prioritising the region’s transport projects

The Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Transport Strategy identified projects to help implement its strategic vision and objectives.

Sep 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Horsham firefighter makes it to the top

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Horsham firefighter James Fidler prepares for the Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb at Crown Metropol.

Sep 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Refugee-friendly shire after Hindmarsh citizenship night

Hindmarsh Shire Council will celebrate Australian National Citizenship Day next Wednesday by officially welcoming 35 new Australians.

Sep 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham gardeners in the parkland

GARDENS GALORE: Horsham Rural City Council community facilitator Martin Bride inspects the vegetable plots at the Foundry Gardens in Horsham North. Picture: LAUREN HENRY

Do you want to grow a vegie garden but don’t have enough space at home? Then a community garden in Horsham North could be the answer your green-finger dreams.

Sep 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Facebook giveaway winner

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Jake Leith, above, has won a Halls Gap getaway and Sherrin football, thanks to The Weekly Advertiser’s Facebook competition.

Sep 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Solidarity dinner at Roses Gap

The northern Grampians community of Roses Gap, devastated by fire in January, will launch ‘a new beginning’ afternoon and dinner on Saturday week.

Sep 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More
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Sport

Dog track investment

By DEAN LAWSON Horsham will have a new multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art greyhound racing track and facilities at Horsham Showground in early 2016.

Sep 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Burning rubber in Stawell

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A driver burns up the track at Burrong Basin in Stawell in preparation for a Stawell Motor Sports Club Daytime Burnout competition on Sunday.

Sep 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Lofthouse schemes win out

Veteran campaigner Keith Lofthouse combined inside knowledge with experience to win a Stawell Amateur Athletic Club 10-kilometre handicap.

Sep 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

Refugees present a fresh opportunity

By DEAN LAWSON Hindmarsh Shire Council mayor Rob Gersch has hit the proverbial nail on the head in emphasising the value of simple numbers when it comes to preserving regional municipalities.

Sep 10 2014 / No Comment / Read More

Summer sports need new blood and life

By DEAN LAWSON If there is an image that breaks an old summer sport enthusiast’s heart it must surely be driving past empty cricket nets or tennis courts on a sunny summer’s evening.

Sep 3 2014 / No Comment / Read More

A brutal world is hardening us

By DEAN LAWSON It was horrifying enough to know in the past few weeks that radical militants in the Middle East had brutally beheaded an American journalist they had held captive since 2012.

Aug 27 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine Horsham College students, from left, Emily Hannan, Meg Ballinger, Ally Hiscock, Bree Netherway and Kaylee Schmidt are busy preparing Horsham Showground’s historic stables for a Dinner in the Stables event. Picture: MICK SHANNON

Dinner in stables

Five year-nine Horsham College students at Horsham College have been busy preparing for a unique community project to support this year’s Horsham Show.

Sep 3 2014 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle GARDENS GALORE: Horsham Rural City Council community facilitator Martin Bride inspects the vegetable plots at the Foundry Gardens in Horsham North. Picture: LAUREN HENRY

Horsham gardeners in the parkland

Do you want to grow a vegie garden but don’t have enough space at home? Then a community garden in Horsham North could be the answer your green-finger dreams.

Sep 10 2014 / Read More
Environment

Tree-planting at west Wimmera

Fifty-five students from St Malachy’s School in Edenhope joined their fathers, grandfathers, teachers and a group of bankmecu staff to plant trees.

Sep 10 2014 / Read More
Politics TECHNOLOGY GRANTS: Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty with Anna Ferguson from Horsham and District Kinder Association and Nationals candidate for Lowan Emma Kealy at Roberts Avenue Kindergarten on Monday. Picture: MICK SHANNON

Grants for Horsham kinders

Goodstart Early Learning Horsham will use a $10,000 State Government grant to enhance its outdoor yard with pathways and garden beds.

Sep 10 2014 / Read More
Arts Entertainment

Horsham Town Hall fundraising appeal launch

Horsham Rural City Council will launch Horsham Town Hall and Regional Art Gallery community fundraising appeal at an event tonight.

Sep 10 2014 / Read More
Business & Finance

Making succession is a success for you

If you are the owner and manager of your business it is imperative to plan for a time when you are no longer there.

Sep 15 2014 / Read More
To The Editor

Turner’s reply

SIR – Labor candidate for Ripon Daniel McGlone makes several odd statements in his letter to The Weekly Advertiser, September 9.

Sep 10 2014 / Read More
Agriculture

VFF calls to scrap renewable scheme

Victorian Farmers Federation has weighed into debate involving the Federal Government’s Renewable Energy Target or RET scheme, calling for the government to scrap the program.

Sep 10 2014 / Read More
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