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BOUNTY: Glenn Dallinger and his terrier ‘Mr Stevens’ soak up changed conditions near Lake Lonsdale boat ramp. 
Picture: LAUREN HOWARD

Water brings change

By DEAN LAWSON The Wimmera is building towards a hectic summer as the region looks beyond the anxiety of floods to renewed economic activity driven by extensive rain and water in the catchment.

Sep 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham Show time

The first 200 children entering Horsham showground’s main gate for Sunday’s 138th Horsham Agricultural Show will receive a free passport showbag to fill in around the arena.

Sep 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More

VICSES: Take care during flood

By DEAN LAWSON Authorities have again warned of significant risks associated with flood conditions as they brace for the impact of another band of heavy rain across the Wimmera.

Sep 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Finalists shortlisted

A call for nominations for the 2016 3WM/MIXXFM Wimmera Business Awards has been a major success with the awards attracting 63 nominations from across five shires.

Sep 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Fuel pricing to go under the spotlight

Regional fuel pricing will come under the scrutiny of a State Parliamentary Inquiry.

Sep 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Nominations force elections

All Wimmera municipalities will be subject to local government elections next month.

Sep 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More
Community

All fine and dapper for charity ride

SPIFFY: Distinguished Gentlemen, from left, Trevor Papst, Mick Harrison and Mick Payne ham it up in preparation for their prostate cancer charity ride. Picture: KELLY LAIRD

A group of regional motorcyclists dressed in tweeds, suits and bow-ties will gather in Horsham on Sunday for an annual fight against prostate cancer ride.

Sep 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Wimmera police officers honoured for service

HONOURED: Award recipient Leading Senior Constable Narelle Smart with her four-year-old daughter Aylah. Picture: KELLY LAIRD

Dignitaries from across the Wimmera joined guests at a police medal ceremony in Horsham.

Sep 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Cambodia opportunity for students

Ararat and Stawell Rotary clubs have put out a call for year 11 and 12 students to join a tour of Cambodia in November.

Sep 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More

ACE riders powering on despite rain

GETTING READY:  Anne Noonan from Noradjuha is in training for the Arapiles Cycling Event. 
Picture: MARK RADFORD

Despite heavy rain across the Wimmera this month, this year’s Arapiles Cycling Event will go ahead as planned on Sunday.

Sep 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Service award for councillor

Horsham councillor Pam Clarke has won state recognition for a decade of service to the Horsham community.

Sep 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Nyupun pilot project success

Horsham Primary School’s Rasmussen Road Campus has completed a pilot ‘Nyupun’ project providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with a chance to expand their knowledge about district Aboriginal culture and history.

Sep 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Native flower showcase at Pomonal

The perfume, colour and texture of Australian plants from across the continent will greet patrons at the 34th consecutive Pomonal Native Flower Show.

Sep 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More
Sport

Horsham coach on the move

Former Horsham Football Club joint coach Nick Pekin is on the move next season, joining Horsham District league club and 2016 grand-finalists Harrow-Balmoral Pekin,  2016 Wimmera Football League inter league captain, has been a consistent stand-out performer for the Demons.

Sep 22 2016 / No Comment / Read More

ACE riders powering on despite rain

GETTING READY:  Anne Noonan from Noradjuha is in training for the Arapiles Cycling Event. 
Picture: MARK RADFORD

Despite heavy rain across the Wimmera this month, this year’s Arapiles Cycling Event will go ahead as planned on Sunday.

Sep 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Exell returns to lead the Kees

LEADERS: 2017 Kalkee coach Hamish Exell with club president Trevor McRae.

By DEAN LAWSON Dashing midfielder Hamish Exell, 27, will coach Kalkee in Horsham District football league next year.

Sep 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

Magpies command respect

By DEAN LAWSON Most of us could probably count on one hand the times we knew of where a minnow of society had taken on a giant and won.

Sep 21 2016 / No Comment / Read More

Football, netball grand-final days reflect ‘religion’

EDITORIAL: If we ever needed examples of why many suggest sport is country Victoria’s ‘other’ religion we need only attend country Victorian football and netball grand finals.

Sep 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

German beer sampling

Adults who enjoy the different tastes of international beers might be familiar with Franziskaner Kirstall or Hofbrau Dunkel.

Sep 21 2016 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle SPIFFY: Distinguished Gentlemen, from left, Trevor Papst, Mick Harrison and Mick Payne ham it up in preparation for their prostate cancer charity ride. Picture: KELLY LAIRD

All fine and dapper for charity ride

A group of regional motorcyclists dressed in tweeds, suits and bow-ties will gather in Horsham on Sunday for an annual fight against prostate cancer ride.

Sep 21 2016 / Read More
Environment BOUNTY: Glenn Dallinger and his terrier ‘Mr Stevens’ soak up changed conditions near Lake Lonsdale boat ramp. 
Picture: LAUREN HOWARD

Water brings change

By DEAN LAWSON The Wimmera is building towards a hectic summer as the region looks beyond the anxiety of floods to renewed economic activity driven by extensive rain and water in the catchment.

Sep 21 2016 / Read More
Politics

Fuel pricing to go under the spotlight

Regional fuel pricing will come under the scrutiny of a State Parliamentary Inquiry.

Sep 21 2016 / Read More
Arts Entertainment

Holiday workshop at Ararat gallery

Ararat Regional Art Gallery will present ‘Fabric Collage Creations’ – a school holiday art workshop for children aged between seven and 12.

Sep 21 2016 / Read More
Business & Finance

Finalists shortlisted

A call for nominations for the 2016 3WM/MIXXFM Wimmera Business Awards has been a major success with the awards attracting 63 nominations from across five shires.

Sep 21 2016 / Read More
To The Editor

Be part of the conversation

SIR, – What if you had direct access to government and could influence decisions that affect your local community? This could be a reality with Premier Daniel Andrews announcing nine new Regional Partnerships across Victoria to provide a simple and…

Sep 21 2016 / Read More
Agriculture PROGRESS: A growing crop on the outskirts of Horsham. Picture: KELLY LAIRD

Wimmera grain-growers urged to be prepared for high volumes this harvest

A Victorian farmer leader has urged Wimmera grain-growers to make sure they have appropriate plans in place to deal with high volumes of grain this harvest.

Sep 14 2016 / Read More
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