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Ararat assault witnesses sought

Police are appealing for information following an alleged assault in Ararat on Friday.

Jun 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More
Ted Johnson with his new tricycle. Ted was able to get the expensive transport thanks to the generosity of the community.

A dream come true for Ted Johnson

Horsham boy Ted Johnson is relishing a newfound sense of independence as he rides around town on his new custom-made bike.

Jun 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Rock climbers unite over climbing bans

Plans to form a peak governing body representing rock climbers in Victoria have been fast-tracked as climbers continue to push for returned access to sites in Grampians National Park.

Jun 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Webster off and running after wait

Water, health care and infrastructure are big-ticket issues Member for Mallee Anne Webster will immediately tackle after confirmation of her seat in Federal Parliament.

Jun 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More
BIG NAMES: Left, media personality Sam Newman, Dimboola club secretary Col Campbell, club legend Tim Watson, media identity Mike Sheahan and dual Essendon premiership player Alec Epis at a Dimboola Football Club lunch. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

PHOTOS | Day to remember at Dimboola as Tim Watson returns with Sam Newman and Mike Sheahan

Dimboola is about $20,000 better off after a visit from club legend Tim Watson and media identities Mike Sheahan and Sam Newman at the weekend, in the estimate of club secretary Col Campbell.

Jun 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Staley fires shots over road, rail

State Government handling of Western Highway dual-carriageway and Murray Basin Rail projects continue to attract the ire of shadow treasurer and Member for Ripon Louise Staley.

Jun 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Pride night for all to enjoy

ALL WELCOME: Horsham’s Royal Hotel publican Grant Fieldler opens the doors for Wimmera Pride Project’s Royal Pride Night on Friday. Looking forward to the event, are, from left, Pat Quaine, Renae Bartlett, Loucas Vettos, Charee Smith and Mel Jeffries  Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

The Wimmera’s LGBTQI community will have a chance to celebrate its history, present and future at a party in Horsham on Friday.

Jun 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Stawell students taking the lead in projects

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Stawell Secondary College’s Waster Warriors, from left, Charli Peters, Gemma Senior, Rhianna Pellerin, Jemma Peters, Riley Ika and Chelsea Peachey. The students are trying to implement progressive changes to the amount of waste within the school. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Stawell Secondary College students are taking the lead in their community through self and school-initiated projects.

Jun 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham set to appoint youth council

Mal O'Brien and Montanna Crane at aHorsham Youth Festival at Sawyer Park.

Young people will have a stronger community voice with the formation of Horsham Rural City Council’s first youth council.

Jun 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More

DC-3 flight into Nhill Air Show

Melbourne aviation enthusiasts will have an opportunity to fly into Nhill Air Show on November 2 on board a vintage Douglas DC-3 transport aircraft.

Jun 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Closing the book on overdue fines at library

FEES WAIVED: Horsham library officer Paul Demllo helps Cecile Vence return library books. Wimmera Regional Library Corporation will stop fining borrowers for late returns. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera Regional Library Corporation will waive overdue fines at all its branches across the region from July 1.

Jun 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Stick shed transformation plan

One of the Wimmera’s top historic attractions will be transformed following the provision of two grants.

Jun 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Help wanted for Project Platypus plant-out

Project Platypus Landcare network is looking for tree-planting volunteers for Sunday plant-outs in July.

Jun 19 2019 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS | Laharum and Jeparit-Rainbow face off in HDFNL action

Eight goals to Ben Warren and five to Peter Weir set up a big 121 point victory for the Lakers.

Jun 22 2019 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS | Minyip-Murtoa and Ararat meet in Murtoa

Minyip-Murtoa moved to outright flag favourites after a 35 point win over the second-placed Rats.

Jun 22 2019 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS | North Melbourne footballers thrill Ararat students

North Melbourne footballer Ben Cunnington with Ella Gray, Mikhiia Sewastenko and Marcus Day at Ararat West Primary School.

Ararat primary school students rubbed shoulders with AFL stars Ben Cunnington and Mason Wood on Wednesday when six members of the North Melbourne Football Club visited the city.

Jun 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL | We must make most of low cash rate

There are many of us who blink vaguely and ‘turn off’ or use the opportunity to get up and make a cup a tea when the evening news switches to the market report.

Jun 12 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Emma Kealy : Matters of public importance – Education Funding

Matters of public importance – Education Funding Victorian Parliament – 5 June 2019 – Ms KEALY (Lowan) (15:03:21): It is fantastic to be able to make a contribution to today’s matter of public importance regarding investment in the education sector.

Jun 12 2019 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL | Let’s all foster this opportunity

Wimmera people need to take heed of the success of a Heartland Horsham event last weekend and what it and other similar events could help lever for the region.

Jun 5 2019 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

Grampians winery pilot project gets frost test

By DEAN LAWSON The vineyard manager of one of Australia’s most historic wineries remains hopeful that the use of a helicopter to protect fragile vines and grape crops from frost will work.

Oct 3 2018 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle Hayley Bird, Zoe Dickerson, Sam Matthews, Katrina Rabone, Megan Hutchinson and Rob Dolan at Beers For Brax.

Bids beyond expectations for brave Brax

A ‘phenomenal’ effort from Wimmera businesses and residents has helped raise nearly $50,000 for the cancer treatment of Horsham boy Braxton Williams.

Jun 19 2019 / Read More

Interactive display takes flight at Harrow

Birds of prey are flying into Harrow as part of an interactive raptor display.

Jun 19 2019 / Read More
Politics Final Web

Mallee and Wannon Election Result

Federal electorates of Mallee and Wannon remain as Coalition strongholds after confirmation of results in last night's Federal Election.

May 19 2019 / Read More
Arts Entertainment Tori Thomas, Ashlee Wren, Emma Naylor, Alayna Toporzisek, Josie Thomas, Demi Hamerston, Olinda Elsom, Jasmine Levitzke - Seniors at The Dancers Zone mid-year concert.

PHOTOS | Welcome to The Dancers Zone Madhouse

Horsham Dancers Zone mid-year showcase at the weekend presented an array of dance styles.

Jun 25 2019 / Read More
Business & Finance

FINANCE: Let’s get started

Far from being the realm of the rich, building an investment portfolio is something most people can do.

Jun 5 2019 / Read More
To The Editor

Tributes for a Stawell scholar

Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to prominent Australian physicist the late Dr Eric Vance, who was born in Ararat and spent his childhood in Stawell.

May 29 2019 / Read More
Agriculture RENEWED CALL: Victorian Nationals leader Peter Walsh, left, and Member for Lowan Emma Kealy braved the elements for a tour of Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange with manager Paul Christopher. Mr Walsh and Ms Kealy are calling for a dedicated Victoria Police livestock theft and rural crime unit. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Emma Kealy: More needs to be done about stock thefts

Victorian Nationals leader Peter Walsh and Member for Lowan Emma Kealy have renewed calls for a dedicated Victoria Police livestock theft and rural crime unit.

Jun 19 2019 / Read More
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