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2016-17 State Budget: Millions for Wimmera schools

The State Government will provide $4-million to upgrade and modernise Warracknabeal Secondary College.

Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More
Murtoa cancer survivor and face of the Rachael's Wish fundraising campaign Rachael Littore, second from left, shows the final tally for October's MIXXFM telethon for a Wimmera Cancer Centre. The telethon raised $126,322. Pictured with Ms Littore are, from left, Nims Azoor, Amelia Crafter and Emma Elsom. Picture: SARAH SCULLY

2016-17 State Budget: $1-million for Wimmera Cancer Centre

A new Wimmera Cancer Centre for Horsham is on track to become a reality with the State Government tipping in $1-million for the $3.

Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Emma Kealy calls on Premier to back CFA volunteers

Disasterous and horrifying - that is how Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has described any deal that would hand control of regional fire-fighting operations to a union.

Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More
PROUD DAD: Simon Millington and his daughter Maddie in 2008.

Millingtons overwhelmed by real-time prescription monitoring win

A Wimmera couple is ‘overwhelmed’ after a win in a decade-long campaign for tighter prescription-medication monitoring in Victoria.

Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera wetland plan for break in weather

Wimmera catchment monitors are set to capitalise on any break in dry conditions to water thirsty wetlands across the region.

Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera walers need new home

A long-time waler horse enthusiast desperate to keep the Wimmera’s strong historical connection to the breed alive is on the hunt for people to take on her herd at Polkemmet, near Horsham.

Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Wimmera community reflects for Anzac Day

NEW MEMORIAL: Vietnam veterans Rex Dumesny, left, and Harold Baker, right, flank Second World War veteran Arthur Smith during a Pimpinio War Memorial dedication and unveiling.

Wimmera residents turned out in force on Monday to pay tribute to Australians who served and died in theatres of war.

Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera Uniting Care to host drive-in movie night

Wimmera Uniting Care will host a drive-in movie night at Horsham Showground on May 20 as part of National Families Week.

Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

West Wimmera council to unveil four Soldier Settlement Memorials

West Wimmera Shire Council will unveil four Soldier Settlement Memorials to honour the shire’s First World War veterans.

Apr 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Karen interpreter signifies west Wimmera growth

EDITORIAL: Interpreter Moody Tu’s appointment reflects how much impact Nhill’s growing population of Karen immigrants, many who have escaped with their families from refugee camps in Burma, is having on the rural community.

Apr 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Ararat, Stawell Laurel clubs celebrate 50th anniversary

Ararat RSL’s function room was at capacity for a 50th anniversary lunch to celebrate the jubilee of the Ararat and Stawell Laurel clubs.

Apr 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham project an artistic snapshot of life on the land

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES: Their existence is determined by seasonal conditions, yet despite being hit by floods, fire and drought, generations of farming families continue to work the land.

Apr 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Pimpinio War Memorial Park to recognise soldiers’ sacrifice

FEATURE: In even the tiniest of rural townships across Australia there are commemorative monuments or plaques that often feature a frighteningly long list of names.

Apr 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More
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Sport

HDFNL| Round four: Former Mallee sides in key showdowns

INTENSE: Edenhope-Apsley coach Michael Rowe tangles with Southern Mallee Giants’ Sam Weddell during Horsham District league action. The Giants proved too good for the Saints and have become one of the competition’s early pace-setters. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

All eyes in Horsham District league football competition this week will be on two former Mallee sides, as the four front-running sides go head to head.

Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

WFL| Round five: Stawell Warriors set sights on Minyip-Murtoa

Just what would a win for Stawell over Minyip-Murtoa mean in Wimmera Football League this Saturday? A fair bit, to say the least.

Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

There’s no glory in war

EDITORIAL: Lest we forget! It’s an expression that casually slips off the tongue in reference to Anzac Day.

Apr 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Karen interpreter signifies west Wimmera growth

EDITORIAL: Interpreter Moody Tu’s appointment reflects how much impact Nhill’s growing population of Karen immigrants, many who have escaped with their families from refugee camps in Burma, is having on the rural community.

Apr 20 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Water key in Premier Andrews’ visit

By DEAN LAWSON Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ visit to western Victoria was like a whirlwind.

Apr 13 2016 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

Grampians Grape Escape a weekend of indulgence

The month-long Grampians Grape Escape food and wine festival will culminate in a two-day celebration of the Grampians’ best gastronomic producers and winemakers at the weekend.

Apr 27 2016 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle PROUD DAD: Simon Millington and his daughter Maddie in 2008.

Millingtons overwhelmed by real-time prescription monitoring win

A Wimmera couple is ‘overwhelmed’ after a win in a decade-long campaign for tighter prescription-medication monitoring in Victoria.

Apr 27 2016 / Read More
Environment

Survey to explore Wimmera farm planning

Surveys will land in farmers’ mailboxes across the Wimmera in the next few weeks as part of Australia’s longest running research project of its type.

Apr 27 2016 / Read More
Politics

State Budget hope for Wimmera Cancer Centre

Wimmera Healthcare Group board chairman Mark Williams remained hopeful last night the State Government might include the $1-million needed for a new Wimmera Cancer Centre in today’s State Budget.

Apr 27 2016 / Read More
Arts Entertainment

Indie music weekend to replace Grampians Jazz Festival

The committee behind Grampians Grape Escape will create an independent music festival to replace Halls Gap’s long-running jazz weekend.

Apr 27 2016 / Read More
Business & Finance

Sponsorship request tips for Wimmera groups

A constant within our businesses are the many requests from educational institutions, sporting clubs, not-for-profit groups and other fundraising organisations seeking donations and sponsorship.

Mar 16 2016 / Read More
To The Editor

Sitting on their hands

Sir – Through your column I would like to point out to Member for Lowan Emma Kealy that her predecessor sat on his hands in a safe seat for years.

Feb 24 2016 / Read More
Agriculture

Survey to explore Wimmera farm planning

Surveys will land in farmers’ mailboxes across the Wimmera in the next few weeks as part of Australia’s longest running research project of its type.

Apr 27 2016 / Read More
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