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Archive for: July, 2008

Saints facing a must-win match


Dimboola v Horsham Saints With the season starting to catch up with some of the young Saints, Dimboola will give themselves every chance to cause an upset. Roos coach Matt Everitt lamented another slow start by his team last week against Stawell. “Another poor start cost us again and I said to the boys at […]

Fresh Kalkee will keep rolling on


Kalkee v Noradjuha Quantong The winner of the battle between the Kalkee half forward line and the Noradjuha Quantong half back line will be decisive to the outcome of this contest. Grant Schultz, Jay Tucker and Corey Waldron have been good for Kalkee in recent weeks and they will face stiff opposition from Shane Oakley, […]

Warriors aim to climb up ladder


Third place on the ladder and a double chance in the finals is on the line when Horsham Diggers take on Stawell in the match of the Wimmera Netball Association round. Stawell coach Tracey Dark said she had studied the final three rounds of the draw and believed this match would prove the decider. “We […]

Jacob enjoys opportunity in AFL Kickstart Camp


Horsham’s Jacob Cooke-Harrison attended the 2008 Qantas AFL KickStart Camp in Melbourne last week. Jacob met Olympic gold medallist Cathy Freeman, trained at the home of the North Melbourne Football Club and played on the MCG before the Richmond-Essendon match. He was one of 49 boys aged 14-15 to attend the five-day camp. AFL Youth […]

John a special guest


Well known author and presenter on the ABC’s Gardening Australia show John Patrick will be special guest at Willaura’s garden day on August 12. John is a landscape architect who has been involved in garden writing for more than 20 years. He will provide tips on all types of garden products and how best to […]

A cut above the rest


The mercury has dropped, we have experienced rain, sleet, and a dusting of snow, which only means one thing – it is time for the annual Australian Pruning Competition. Victoria Leeke, Chris Well, Angela Hart and Chandra Ball are preparing for the second annual competition on August 8, which will be held in the Grampians […]

Footy ‘big man’ travelling nicely


It’s a little known fact that popular radio sports commentator Tony Leonard played football for North Melbourne, albeit mainly at reserves level. His career was sadly cut short by injury just as legendary coach Norm Smith was trying to lure him across to South Melbourne. Right up until the day he resigned from North Melbourne, […]

No dodging Stewart’s love


Wimmera Mallee Historical Vehicle Society member Stewart Muir enjoys participating in rallies, shows and displays with his pride and joy, a 1969 Dodge Phoenix. This rare car, in which only 400 were released in Australia, is still in fantastic condition and nothing has changed in the 32 years Stewart has owned it. “The car is […]

Nhill sings for joy


Inspired by the success of TV program Battle Of The Choirs, Nhill Community Choir is hoping to attract a chorus of new members. The choir has been meeting at Nhill Neighbourhood House twice a month for more than a year. Choir leader Daryl Jeram said anyone was welcome to join the choir, without the need […]

Volunteers farewelled


A group of international students who spent almost a fortnight helping with Wimmera Landcare projects have said goodbye to the region. But the group’s farewell represented an international tag-team with a new group of volunteers about to arrive. Eight university volunteers, seven from the United States of America, and one from Canada, have used part […]


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