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future planning: Horsham Greyhound Racing Club manager Justin Brilliant, pictured at Horsham Showground with ‘Bart’, a former racing dog now family pet. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

More upgrades for greyhound centre

By DEAN LAWSON Multi million-dollar greyhound-racing developments at Horsham Showground in the next 12 months will include $160,000 in infrastructure upgrades.

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Scholars to be guest speakers

West Wimmera Nuffield scholars Michael Craig and Jonathan Dyer will be guest speakers at events in Warracknabeal and Edenhope next month as they prepare for an international tour.

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Gap ready for all that jazz

Organisers of this year’s 29th Grampians Jazz Festival in Halls Gap next month are busy preparing for a big weekend of celebration.

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Rocklands tourist road open after fire

Rocklands tourist road open after fire Authorities have confirmed that the Rocklands-Cherrypool Road, from the Henty Highway south of Horsham, is open.

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Feedback needed for council draft strategy

Horsham municipal leaders have asked for community feedback on a draft Municipal Strategic Statement.

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More
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Masonic hall renovations

Renovations to one of the Wimmera’s most iconic buildings, Horsham Masonic Centre in Horsham, are scheduled to be finished in February or March.

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Horsham Anzac camp

By DEAN LAWSON The level of Wimmera sacrifice at the Australian landing at Gallipoli in the First World War has prompted national organisers to include Horsham in major national Centenary of Anzac activities.

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Award still a shock for animal ethics expert

SURPRISE: Veterinarian Dr Barbara Wellington, pictured with husband John, said she was speechless after learning of her Order of Australia or AM award. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

Being including in this year’s Australia Day honours list came as an unexpected shock to retired Wimmera veterinarian Dr Barbara Joan Maddern-Wellington.

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Physio search ends

in good hands: RNH’s new physiotherapist Daniel Griffin, right, helps Yarriambiack Lodge resident John Souter with his exercise program. Picture: PETER MILLER

The search for a new physiotherapist has ended successfully for Rural Northwest Health.

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Motorcyclists to gather for big Grampians ride

Organisers of the seventh annual Grampians ‘Ride to Remember this Sunday expect 300 motorcycle enthusiasts to be involved in the event.

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Civic pride

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Jan 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More
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Sport

Lloyd continues to impress at Swans

Horsham football export Jake Lloyd, 21, appears primed for another big season after winning a prestigious Sydney Swans club award for his break-out 2014 year.

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Teenager in basketball titles

Warracknabeal’s Chloe Bibby will play in under-18 Australian Junior Basketball Championships in Ballarat in April.

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Sights set on next season

Grampians, Horsham and Wimmera-Mallee cricket associations will have to wait until next year to rekindle campaigns to secure Bendigo Country Week glory.

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

Keeping a check on social media

By DEAN LAWSON We are still coming to grips with the power people can wield by using social media to promote messages, causes, ideas and concepts.

Jan 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More

Making sure we enjoy Christmas

By DEAN LAWSON The simplest and biggest message for families this Christmas is to do whatever it takes  to make the experience as enjoyable for everyone as possible.

Dec 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine Matt Preston

Matt Preston at Grampians Grape Escape

Celebrity food critic Matt Preston will be ambassador for next year’s Grampians Grape Escape.

Dec 17 2014 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle in good hands: RNH’s new physiotherapist Daniel Griffin, right, helps Yarriambiack Lodge resident John Souter with his exercise program. Picture: PETER MILLER

Physio search ends

The search for a new physiotherapist has ended successfully for Rural Northwest Health.

Jan 28 2015 / Read More
Environment STUDY: Scientist Garry O’Leary.

Rising temperatures to affect wheat yields

Computer models show global wheat production could fall six percent for every one-degree rise in temperature under climate change.

Jan 28 2015 / Read More
Politics inclusive: Louise Staley is proud of Ararat’s multiculturalism.

Staley: Views not reflective

Member for Ripon Louise Staley is confident that a social media page calling for a halt in the development of a mosque in Ararat far from reflects the attitude of most Ararat people.

Jan 28 2015 / Read More
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Can’t wait!

Wimmera jazz music enthusiast Jeff Harvey will be among the many who make the annual pilgrimage to the Grampians Jazz Festival in Halls Gap next month.

Jan 28 2015 / Read More
Business & Finance MAJOR UPGRADE: The picture shows, from left, Wilson Bolton principal Brian Thomas, project manager Lou Krelle from Locks Construction, panel shop manager Shane Thomas and service manager Michael Gray in front of the new-look service area. 
Picture: DEAN LAWSON

New-look car dealership

Wilson Bolton dealer principal Brian Thomas expects work on more than $1-million in renovations to the Horsham car dealer workshop and customer service area in O’Callaghan Parade to be finished in March.

Dec 23 2014 / Read More
To The Editor

Asylum seekers not illegal

SIR– Julian Burnside is an eminent barrister and human rights activist.

Nov 12 2014 / Read More
Agriculture

Team wins award for excellence

Farmers have ‘millions’ of reasons to be thankful for senior pathologist Grant Hollaway and his team at Grains Innovation Park in Horsham.

Jan 28 2015 / Read More
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