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Naomi Lovell, Maggie Lovell, Emily Clark, Christine Fraser and Jess Johns at Stawell Colour Fest.

PHOTOS | April 2017

Take a look at what was happening in April 2017.

Dec 15 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Kaycee Bould and Emma Kealy draw the 20K Giveaway.

VIDEO | Who is our 20K winner? See how it unfolded

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy donned the safety gear to draw our big 20K Giveaway winner.

Dec 15 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Gemma Freijah at Holy Trinity Lutheran School's Crazy Hair Day.

PHOTOS | March 2017

Take a look at what was happening in March 2017.

Dec 14 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Murtoa's GrainCorp silos are closed after fires broke out from a dust explosion. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Murtoa GrainCorp site open after fire

UPDATE: GrainCorp has confirmed the site at Murtoa is now reopen and receiving grain.

Dec 14 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Fire at Murtoa’s GrainCorp site

UPDATE: GrainCorp has confirmed there has been a fire in one of the vertical silos at its grain receival site in Murtoa.

Dec 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Stawell Gold Mine.

Gold hope for Stawell gold mine

Stawell Gold Mine’s new owners are confident and hopeful a fresh exploration and development program at the site will unearth previously unknown deposits of the precious metal.

Dec 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Community

Museum plan for Horsham

A community push for a state-of-the-art museum in Horsham is gaining momentum, with results of a feasibility study into the project due early next year.

Dec 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Ararat carols an event to remember

The volunteer group behind Ararat carols by candlelight in Alexandra Gardens has already started planning for next year’s event after a big night of celebration.

Dec 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Northern Grampians Shire Council set to oversee services

Northern Grampians Shire Council will become the major provider of services at Stawell Leisure Complex following a complete review of the council’s leisure services.

Dec 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Horsham group walking for a cause

A Horsham group of walking enthusiasts is in training to take on a 100-kilometre Oxfam Trailwalker course in Melbourne next year.

Dec 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Time to think of others

For many, Christmas and the festive season conjure up images of spending time with loved ones, sharing far too much food, unwrapping gifts and lots of laughter.

Dec 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Goroke students raise money, awareness for Headspace

Goroke P-12 College’s Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning – VCAL – team hosted a trivia night to promote awareness for mental health for young people in the community.

Dec 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More

WACK benefits from Dimboola event

PHOTOS | Peter Taylor barefoot skiing tournament at Dimboola Dimboola Ski Club has donated $2327.

Dec 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Sport

PHOTOS | National selection for Maggie Caris as Wimmera girls triumph in Adelaide

GOLD: St Brigid’s College student Maggie Caris has won all-Australian honours after her 15 and under Victorian netball team won a Pacific School Games championship in Adelaide. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

St Brigid’s College student and Horsham Saints netballer Maggie Caris has continued her impressive year in the sporting arena at the Pacific School Games in Adelaide.

Dec 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More

PHOTOS | District 12 Swimming at Horsham

Evelyn Lewis, Kris Syota, Jorja Clode, Billie Donnan, Asha Dale and Aishah Hannifi at Wimmera Districts Swimming meet at Horsham Aquatic Centre.

Wimmera swimmers push off to start a backstroke race at Horsham Aquatic Centre at the weekend.

Dec 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More

Festive fun at Horsham Racecourse for Santa Races

Racegoers will embrace the Christmas spirit at Horsham Racecourse on Sunday for the annual MIXX FM Santa Day Races.

Dec 13 2017 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

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

LETTER: Standardised rail

SIR, – It is difficult to see how the figures for the return of passenger trains to Horsham will stack up in favour of the venture – ‘Rail fight gathers intensity’, The Weekly Advertiser, November 22.

Nov 29 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

New partnership to secure staff

East Grampians Health Service has joined forces with the University of Melbourne in a project to attract and retain health professionals in Ararat district.

Dec 13 2017 / Read More
Environment Stawell Gold Mine.

Gold hope for Stawell gold mine

Stawell Gold Mine’s new owners are confident and hopeful a fresh exploration and development program at the site will unearth previously unknown deposits of the precious metal.

Dec 13 2017 / 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 Amara Crooks in Kick up the Artz production os Scrooge's Christmas.

PHOTOS | Kick Up The Artz perform Scrooge’s Christmas and celebrate successful show

Young Horsham performers showcased their talents to the community at the weekend during their end of year show.

Dec 13 2017 / Read More
Business & Finance

FINANCE: Why are SMSFs so popular?

A popular choice for managing superannuation is to take personal control via a self-managed superannuation fund, SMSF.

Dec 13 2017 / Read More
To The Editor

Cr Mark Radford: Now is the time for indoor games

Horsham Rural City councillor Mark Radford addressed last week’s council meeting about a Wimmera Sports Stadium Business Case and Concept Design Report.

Dec 13 2017 / Read More
Agriculture

Growing beer opportunities for Wimmera and Mallee

A regional development leader is confident the Wimmera and southern Mallee are primed to ‘tap in’ to Australia’s evolving micro-brewing industry.

Dec 13 2017 / Read More
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