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Young footballers hope for AFL draft selection

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All eyes will be on the AFL draft this Saturday with plenty of interest surrounding some local talent hoping to take the next step in their football careers. Heading the list according to AFL Victoria development manager Wimmera Geoff Burdett is Warrack Eagles’ Ryan McKenzie. “McKenzie had a great year with the Rebels but didn’t […]

Officers learn art of dog whispering


In a dog-eat-dog world, Local Laws Officers are often at the frontline when it comes to dealing with dangerous dogs. More than 40 of them yesterday descended upon Ararat from around the region to learn the gentle art of ‘dog whispering’ from acclaimed dog trainer, John Richardson. Ararat Rural City Council local laws officer Greg […]

Shelley an inspiration


Green Eggs owner Shelley Green has won the MCEI Australian Market of the Year Award in acknowledgement of her innovative approach to building her company’s brand into a major success story. Shelly and husband, Alan, won a trip for two to Italy with $1000 spending money and the Green Eggs entry will now be forwarded […]

Initiatives in place


The Northern Grampians Shire Council parks and gardens team is implementing new strategies to combat the effects climate change is having on the regions’ recreational reserves. Parks and gardens coordinator John Hunt said Northern Grampians Shire Council had been proactive in coming into line with adjusted industry standards to maintain sports fields that are affected […]

Dream to reality


Since her teenage days Maralyn Thornley had dreamed of owning a sports car but she never thought the day would actually come when she did. In fact Maralyn’s youngest daughter Leanne beat her to it when in 1996, her husband Rob bought her a 1989 Ford Capri Club Sprint convertible for her birthday. Maralyn told […]

New owners aim high for tourist attraction


New owners of the Giant Koala in Dadswells Bridge Julie-Anne and Rob McPherson are looking forward to the challenge of turning the business back into one of the Wimmera’s premier tourist attractions. Rob said the couple had big plans for the business and were hoping it would be well received by the public. “We want […]

Financial counselling service for Dimboola


Wimmera Uniting Care has launched a new financial counselling service at Wimmera Health Care Group’s Dimboola campus. The hospital-based program will provide information, options and advocacy for both inpatients and outpatients of Wimmera Base Hospital and the Dimboola campus who are experiencing financial difficulties. Wimmera Uniting Care chief executive officer Wendy Middleton said the agency […]

Woomelang’s hero


Woomelang post office proprietor Bev Wall has been named Local Hero of the Year in Victoria’s Australian of the Year awards. Bev helped save the small Mallee community of 200 and has since committed her energy to maintaining the town’s services. When the local post office was facing closure she not only bought it to […]

Movember to remember


Tomorrow night men with moustaches from across Horsham and district will gather at the Dooen Hotel for the 2008 Movember party. The party marks the end of a month where men across the region have grown moustaches in a bid to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Beyond Blue. Event organiser […]



The 10th annual Motor Cycle Riders and Enthusiasts Charity Food Run will be held this Saturday in Horsham. Event organiser Lorelle Esmore, pictured with Christian Emergency Food Centre captain Barry Hutchinson, said this year’s event would take on a new theme. “This year we will support the Christian Emergency Food Centre with donations of non-perishable, […]


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