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Archive for: May, 2008

Season defining game for Roos


Horsham Saints v Dimboola The match of the day sees fourth placed Horsham Saints at home to sixth placed Dimboola. Dimboola coach Matt Everitt was forced to see a specialist during the week following a thumb injury and its likely he could miss several weeks leaving the Roos short of run off half back. The […]

Bombers to breathe easy in five


Noradjuha Quantong v Rupanyup Key forwards Aaron Emmerson and Brad Sproule should ensure a Bomber victory and give their side a little breathing space inside the five. Rupanyup are coming off a two week break so they should be fully fit and refreshed. However, they have struggled to kick enough goals this season. Rupanyup boast […]

Diggers on their toes


Horsham Diggers will look to bounce back from a humiliating loss to Ararat against fellow finals contender Stawell in this weekend’s Wimmera Netball Association match of the day. Despite a confidence-battering 27-65 goal loss against the Rats coach Jodie Potter was confident they could bounce back this week. “The girls were very disappointed with how […]

Radio prankster finds his calling


For many men, becoming a father brings with it a new-found level of maturity. But for 3WM’s Jon Vertigan, it has simply given him more targets for prank phone calls. The award-winning breakfast funnyman has been entertaining the Wimmera-Mallee with his surprise “wake-up” calls since first hitting local airwaves in 1994. These days Vertigan is […]



Ararat Energy Savers Project facilitator for Ararat Rural City Jane Marriott last week conducted a workshop at Elmhurst attended by almost 20 local residents. Organised in conjunction with the Elmhurst Development Group the attendees gained important information relating to energy saving environmental tips around the home and matters concerning reducing energy costs. Elmhurst residents Amanda […]

Grant strikes right chord


Students at the 140-year-old Elmhurst Primary School are celebrating the success of a Telstra employee community grant that was instigated by one of the school’s parents. The grant has permitted the school to purchase guitars for their 22 pupils who are being offered tuition by local resident Mark Hughes. Mark is pictured passing on some […]

Fascination results in a dream car for Brian


Retired Stawell linesman Brian Winters imported his dream car from Canada in January last year but the 1957 Series 62 Cadillac spent its first 43 years on the streets of Hollywood, California. Brian told Motorzine the Cadillac, which was fitted a Continental kit, had just one owner in Hollywood until it was sold to a […]

Captiva packed with features


The new 2008 Holden Captiva 60th anniversary edition combines Holden’s proven ride and handling with the best features that SUV’s provide. By combining a powerful V6 engine or economical 2.0 litre diesel with superior ride and handling, next-generation SUV design, advanced technology and maximum versatility, Captiva owners will enjoy the journey as much as the […]



Horsham and District Lapidary Club secretary Toby Decker is encouraging everyone to get along to their annual Gemstone and Mineral Exhibition this weekend. He said visitors would be able to marvel at things like the handcrafted turquoise pendant, smokey quartz crystal and the fossil glossopters, that is estimated to be around 260 million years old.



Wimmera musician Nick Southcott lets Wimmera Design and Print owners Andrew Crosgrove and Chris O’Connor place a 50 Years of Wimmera Rock sticker on his guitar case. Wimmera Design and Print have provided the stickers to help promote the huge event set for the Kannamaroo festival weekend in 2009. The stickers are available from Horsham […]


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