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Bollard stops train in Horsham

A freight train was brought to a stop in Horsham today when it struck an object on the track.

Jan 20 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Southern Mallee Giants celebrate HDFNL Senior Grand Final 2017.

It’s official, The Southern Mallee Giants are in the WFL

Horsham District Football League premiers Southern Mallee Giants are joining the Wimmera Football League.

Jan 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera Cancer Centre construction to start

Construction on a new Wimmera Cancer Centre will start this month.

Jan 18 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Ambulance officers tend to the injured man at Castle Crag at Mt Arapiles.

Man injured after fall at Mt Arapiles

A Melbourne man, 21, has been injured after falling off Castle Crag at Mt Arapiles.

Jan 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Police arrest man, 20, after Ararat house fires

Ararat Crime Investigation Unit detectives arrested a man on Monday in relation to two alleged deliberately lit fires.

Jan 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Tony Driscoll, Kevin Erwin, Pam Clarke, Luke Donnellan and Mal Kersting at Westerm Highway announcement in Stawell.

VIDEO | $20-million plan for Western Highway

By SARAH SCULLY Wimmera leaders have welcomed a $20-million Western Highway upgrade to improve road safety between Stawell and the South Australian border.

Jan 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Wimmera solar farms move ahead

Horsham Rural City mayor Pam Clarke hopes the green lighting of two major solar farms set to generate almost 300 jobs in the region is the tip of the iceberg.

Jan 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Australia Day awards | Ian Walter and Dustin Cross making a difference

HUMBLED: Dustin Cross and Ian Walter are Horsham Rural City’s 2018 Australia Day Award winners.  Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham’s latest Australia Day award winners are strong believers they get more out of volunteering than what they put in.

Jan 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS: Baby ballet classes at The Dancers Zone

Sisters Claire and Heidi Rethus enjoying The Dancers Zone's free baby ballet. The free classes are on Tuesday and Wednesday's from 9.30am all January.

YOUNG PERFORMERS: The Dancers Zone in Horsham is promoting its baby ballet classes with free sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings during January.

Jan 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS | School holiday fun

Dylan Bates does a flip at Horsham Skate Park during a Youth Can skate and barbecue with Nexus, Headspace and the Red Cross.
The next event will be a Colour War at May Park on January 23.

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HOLIDAY FUN: School holiday activities are in full swing across the Wimmera and Grampians, with a range of activities on offer for students to enjoy.

Jan 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Plea to support Harrow Tussock Jumpers Bachelor and Spinster Ball

Tony Driscoll, Kevin Erwin, Pam Clarke, Luke Donnellan and Mal Kersting at Westerm Highway announcement in Stawell.

Harrow Tussock Jumpers Bachelor and Spinster Ball organisers have called on Wimmera people to help keep the long-running community event alive.

Jan 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce offers healthy FebFast challenge

PAUSE FOR A CAUSE: Grampians Community Health staff, from left, Bronwen Malligan, Vicki Hobbs, Jess Johns, Ali Baker and Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce co-ordinator Sally Pymer are encouraging people to join them in giving up something ‘unhealthy’ for February. 
Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce leaders have encouraged the region’s residents to ‘pause for a cause’ by signing up for Febfast.

Jan 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Emma Kealy calls for funding to avert potential fire risk

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has called on the State Government to take urgent action to fund the slashing of roadsides across the region.

Jan 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Sport

It’s official, The Southern Mallee Giants are in the WFL

Southern Mallee Giants celebrate HDFNL Senior Grand Final 2017.

Horsham District Football League premiers Southern Mallee Giants are joining the Wimmera Football League.

Jan 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Anna Sudholz receives Horsham Pony Club’s Ann Buwalda memorial award

Anna Sudholz, Horsham, on River, at the Horsham Show.

Horsham Pony Club member Anna Sudholz was awarded the Ann Buwalda Memorial Clubmanship and Sportsmanship award at the club’s last rally in December.

Jan 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS | Horsham Hornets strong as finals loom

Matthew Quinn, Kyneton, and Jake Hobbs, Hornets start teh game. Horsham Hornets vs Kyneton Tigers.

Horsham Hornets coach Cam Bruce is looking forward to a strong hitout with fellow Country Basketball League finals contender Mildura on Saturday night.

Jan 17 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

EDITORIAL: Embrace the meaning of Santa

The arrival of Christmas presents a perplexing challenge for many Australian parents of young children.

Dec 20 2017 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL: Look after the ‘pennies’

It is hardly surprising that many people have brushed off as ‘irrelevant and boring’ news that a rare type of moth that calls the Wimmera home is still with us living near Nhill and Kiata.

Dec 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Family violence hubs must be ‘statewide’

EDITORIAL: We’ve spoken plenty of times about the madness of geographical ignorance when it comes to government understanding, governance, support and development of the Wimmera and Mallee.

Dec 6 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

Countdown on to Grampians Seriously Shiraz wine festival

Grampians Wine Region will celebrate award-winning shiraz at some of the best wineries in Australia at an annual Seriously Shiraz festival from November 3 to 7.

Oct 18 2017 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle

Wimmera Cancer Centre construction to start

Construction on a new Wimmera Cancer Centre will start this month.

Jan 18 2018 / Read More
Environment

Wimmera solar farms move ahead

Horsham Rural City mayor Pam Clarke hopes the green lighting of two major solar farms set to generate almost 300 jobs in the region is the tip of the iceberg.

Jan 17 2018 / Read More
Politics

Emma Kealy angry over family violence safety hub shortfall

‘Totally unacceptable’ is how Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has described the allocation of one Family Violence Support and Safety Hub in western Victoria.

Dec 6 2017 / Read More
Arts Entertainment Sisters Claire and Heidi Rethus enjoying The Dancers Zone's free baby ballet. The free classes are on Tuesday and Wednesday's from 9.30am all January.

PHOTOS: Baby ballet classes at The Dancers Zone

YOUNG PERFORMERS: The Dancers Zone in Horsham is promoting its baby ballet classes with free sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings during January.

Jan 17 2018 / Read More
Business & Finance

FINANCE: There’s an art to downsizing

The kids have finally left home and now you’re rattling around in a house way bigger than you need.

Jan 10 2018 / Read More
To The Editor

LETTER: Christmas message

Christmas message SIR, – On a winter’s evening over 2000 years ago, angels appeared to tell of the birth of Baby Jesus, the first Christmas story.

Dec 20 2017 / Read More
Agriculture Tony Driscoll, Kevin Erwin, Pam Clarke, Luke Donnellan and Mal Kersting at Westerm Highway announcement in Stawell.

VIDEO | $20-million plan for Western Highway

By SARAH SCULLY Wimmera leaders have welcomed a $20-million Western Highway upgrade to improve road safety between Stawell and the South Australian border.

Jan 17 2018 / Read More
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