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Horsham mayor Pam Clarke.

Horsham mayor Pam Clarke warns fellow councillors to behave following disrespectful behaviour

Cr Clarke said she believed she had no choice but to remind councillors of their responsibilities – including the councillors code of conduct they committed to in February last year – following an escalation of behaviour she considered an ‘occupational health…

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More
MEMORIES: Goroke 1958 premiership players, from left, Allen Carter, Fred Lowe and Rob Stacey hold aloft Central Wimmera Football League’s Metters Premiership Cup. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Goroke prepares to celebrate 1958 football premiership

The population of tiny west Wimmera town Goroke is set to swell on June 16 when people gather for a significant community and sporting reunion.

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Horsham Country Music Festival.

Horsham Country Music Festival future in doubt

Weary organisers in charge of Horsham Country Music Festival have set a deadline of October-November for individuals or organisations to come forward to rescue the annual event.

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More
RECOGNITION: Stawell’s Steffi Patience receives her 2018 Victorian Young Achievers Award from Royal Flying Doctor Service representative Robyn Lardner.

Steffi Patience honoured for helping others in rural health award

Stawell’s Steffi Patience won recognition for her dedication to helping others at 2018 Victorian Young Achievers Awards in Melbourne.

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Eric Zhu and teacher Michelle Watson at Horsham West PS.  Michelle is looking at organising a comp. in Horsham towards the end of August, start of Sept.

Cubing competition plan for Horsham

CALLING ALL CUBERS: Horsham West Primary School teacher Michelle Watson is working on plans to bring a speedcubing competition to Horsham later this year.

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More
ROCK ON: From left, Jodie Treacy, Amelia Shill, Aria Davies-Harrison, Zafirah Davies-Harrison and Caitlin O’Brien are members Ararat College’s school band ‘Don’t Run With Scissors’. They and other members of the band are preparing to compete in this year’s RockFest. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Ararat College students ready to rock

A group of passionate Ararat College student musicians will break new ground for the school when they compete in a major school bands competition in Melbourne next month.

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More
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Horsham Country Music Festival future in doubt

Horsham Country Music Festival.

Weary organisers in charge of Horsham Country Music Festival have set a deadline of October-November for individuals or organisations to come forward to rescue the annual event.

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Steffi Patience honoured for helping others in rural health award

RECOGNITION: Stawell’s Steffi Patience receives her 2018 Victorian Young Achievers Award from Royal Flying Doctor Service representative Robyn Lardner.

Stawell’s Steffi Patience won recognition for her dedication to helping others at 2018 Victorian Young Achievers Awards in Melbourne.

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Opportunity for riverside café in Horsham

Mobile café operators keen to establish a café by the Wimmera River can submit an expression of interest to Horsham Rural City Council.

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Big projects in Northern Grampians Shire budget

Northern Grampians Shire Council has included a 2.

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Grampians tourism conference to focus on innovation

An annual Grampians tourism conference in Hamilton next month will focus on innovation in marketing.

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Stan Verey celebrates 100 years

CENTENARIAN: Stan Verey cuts a cake to celebrate his 100th birthday at Sunnyside Lutheran Retirement Village in Horsham.

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Special celebration for 60 volunteers in Stawell

Grampians Community Health is using National Volunteer Week to celebrate the efforts of 60 volunteers who contribute more than 5000 hours a year to the health service.

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Sport

Wimmera sitting mid-field after loss to Bellarine in Big W action

Wimmera Football League sits 17th in 2019 AFL Victoria Community Championship rankings after a loss to Bellarine in Horsham at the weekend.

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham District League stumbles in Ballarat

Horsham District football interleague leaders will venture back to the whiteboard next year after efforts to continue climbing up AFL Victoria Community Championship rankings stalled in Ballarat.

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham Demons, Minyip-Murtoa in major return game

Wimmera Football League’s home-and-away season will resume with a bang on Saturday with a top-of-the-table clash between Horsham and Minyip-Murtoa.

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

EDITORIAL: Respect and governance

Sorry developments plaguing a couple of municipal councils in our region during the past year or so have been disappointing.

May 23 2018 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL: We’re all weirdos!

As humans we operate on so many different wavelengths.

May 16 2018 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL: Longy needs access to program

We hope Longerenong College’s ineligibility to provide free courses under a new State Government TAFE program is a simple oversight.

May 9 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 RECOGNITION: Stawell’s Steffi Patience receives her 2018 Victorian Young Achievers Award from Royal Flying Doctor Service representative Robyn Lardner.

Steffi Patience honoured for helping others in rural health award

Stawell’s Steffi Patience won recognition for her dedication to helping others at 2018 Victorian Young Achievers Awards in Melbourne.

May 23 2018 / Read More
Environment

Motorbike riders cause Horsham Police Paddock damage

Horsham Rural City Council leaders have reminded motorbike riders they are not permitted to use the Police Paddock nature reserve.

May 16 2018 / Read More
Politics

State Government adamant it has followed protocols for East Grampians water project

The State Government is adamant it has followed state and federal funding protocols surrounding an East Grampians Water Supply Project, set to provide greater water security for Ararat district communities.

May 3 2018 / Read More
Arts Entertainment MUSICAL 
FANTA-SEA: St Brigid’s College students, front, Gerard Natividad, Prince Eric, Sophie Trudel, Ariel, and Lauren Bond, Ursula, have scored lead roles in the school’s production of The Little Mermaid. Back, from left, Georgia Consedine, Caitlin Ballantine, Georgia McIntyre, Tahli Burford and Kiara Guest are the Mer Sisters. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

St Brigid’s College students head ‘under the sea’ for production

Horsham St Brigid’s College students will head ‘under the sea’ for the school’s latest production, The Little Mermaid.

May 23 2018 / Read More
Business & Finance

Northern Grampians Shire Council scheme helps business

When Grampian Concept Homes rebranded in 2018 to SALTWOOD Build, owners Ken and Dawn Clark wanted to expand their brand to better reflect their passion and craftsmanship.

May 23 2018 / Read More
To The Editor

Horsham resident Bob McIlvena calls for activity centre for aged

Long-time Horsham resident and regional water-supply-history expert Bob McIlvena believes Horsham needs a new dedicated activities centre for the municipality’s elderly residents.

May 16 2018 / Read More
Agriculture GLOBAL SHOWCASE: Scientists Garry Rosewarne, Surya Kant, Garry O’Leary, Pragya Kant, Helena Smith, Denise Barbulescu and Sameer Joshi at a ‘Day of International Scientists’ seminar at Grains Innovation Park. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

International science contributions highlighted

Significant scientific contributions made by scientists from around the world were highlighted at a special seminar at Horsham’s Grains Innovation Park.

May 9 2018 / Read More
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