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Netballer Alex Hamlyn managed a unique double on Saturday that hinged greatly on circumstance and raw talent. The Clarendon College student won a premiership with her Dela team mates in a 9.30am grand final in Ballarat on Saturday but couldn’t stay and celebrate. Five minutes after the game ended she was in the family car […]

Drive-thru challenge was a success with $400 raised


The annual McDonald’s drive-thru challenge held in Ararat recently has raised more than $400 that will be donated to the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation. Members of the Ararat Branch of the Foundation together with officers from Ararat Police did their bit to entice customers not only to go through the drive-thru but also to […]

Ararat forms Men’s Shed group


More than 40 enthusiastic Ararat men including Ivan Cocking, Chris Kuchel, Ian Carman and Athol Graham attended an information session last Thursday to gauge the interest in the formation of a Men’s Shed group. After such a successful turn out it was decided that a steering committee be formed to further establish the concept. With […]

All the way from USA


Horsham musician and businessman Robert “Shorty” Emmett has been an enthusiastic member of Horsham’s Old Skool Hotrod Club but until now, he didn’t have a car to show. But being a family man, Robert decided a hotrod would not suit so he jumped on the Internet and found this 1973 Cadillac Eldorado for sale in […]

Cold and wet weather helps fight wild weed


Cold and wet winter conditions across the Wimmera catchment have given an organisation waging a war against an invasive pest a major advantage. A damp environment coupled with low temperatures has provided ideal conditions for Wimmera Catchment Management Authority to wreak havoc on populations of the noxious weed bridal creeper. The authority has ‘sporewater’ spray […]



New Ararat restaurant Nectar Ambrosia has reported solid patronage since opening to the public earlier this month. Owners Kate Kirkpatrick and Mike DiLisio said the public response to the Barkly Street café and restaurant had been very pleasing with a growing list of bookings for the weeks ahead. The eatery features modern Australian cuisine with […]

Breanne Rush walks towards diabetes cure


Eleven-year-old Stawell girl Breanne Rush is joining 80,000 people around Australia to raise public support for people with type 1 diabetes. The Walk to Cure diabetes is an annual event coordinated by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Held at many different locations around Australia, participants aim to raise money for life-saving medical research to find […]

Silver day gold for cancer research


Horsham staff of National Australia Bank took a light-hearted approach to a serious subject on Friday to raise funds for research into ovarian cancer. Theme-dressed staff made the branch a sea of silver to raise awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation silver ribbon campaign. Staff members Bob Steadman and Nigel Cross even went to […]



Entries are now being taken for the Tiny Tots and Miss Showgirl events to be held at the Horsham Show on Tuesday. Event organiser Andrea Cross, pictured with last year’s winner Sheridan Carter, said girls and boys aged 3-5 could enter the tiny tot section and girls aged from 6-25 could enter the miss sub-junior, […]


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