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Archive for: January, 2009

Expect Kookaburras to charge up the ladder


Any side that can afford to have their best player coming off a half forward flank must have plenty going for them. That is the situation Minyip Murtoa coach Craig Wilson finds himself in as he prepares for Wimmera League season 2009, with key player Adam Carter. “Adam has come off a year to forget […]

Outstanding results for athletes


Horsham athlete Sophie Hutchinson has starred at the 2009 Victorian Country Track and Field Championships at Landy Field, Geelong, over the Australia Day long weekend. Many Wimmera athletes produced outstanding results at the major event. Competing in the U/18 women, Hutchinson ran in the 100m hurdles for the first time and qualified fastest in the […]

Terry’s delight


Terry Weeks shows his delight at being awarded an Order of Australia Medal with wife Pauline at their Ararat home this week. Terry was recognised for his service to the community of Ararat through a range of services and social welfare organisations. Some of Terry’s notable achievements include being a member of Ararat Rotary from […]

Town Hall redevelopment


The heart of Warracknabeal will be transformed with the redevelopment of the town hall thanks to a $122,000 Brumby Government grant announced in Warracknabeal last week. Regional and Rural Development Minister Jacinta Allan said the hall would become a performing and visual arts precinct as part of the $162,000 Yarriambiack Shire Council upgrade. “Warracknabeal’s town […]

Country music artists returning to Horsham


Due to popular demand country music artists Slim Connor and Kim Ritchie are returning to the Horsham RSL from February 11-13. Horsham Country Music Festival spokesperson Lyall Wheaton said there was plenty of opportunities to see them play throughout the weekend. “When Slim and Kim performed in Horsham in June it was to a sell-out […]



More than 400 people gathered at Horsham’s Sawyer Park on Monday morning for Australia Day celebrations hosted by Horsham Rural City Council. Australia Day ambassador and Victoria Police chief commissioner Christine Nixon gave an Australia Day address before mayor Cr Bernard Gross presented the Citizen of the Year award to Horsham businessman Brian Murray and […]

Family day launch for health insert


A new “Early Years” insert for child health records was launched at a family fun day at Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-operative in Horsham yesterday. The insert contains local information for Aboriginal families to contact universal services such as maternal and child health, breastfeeding support, playgroups, local doctors, Story Time and Rhyme Time at Horsham Library […]

Bridge pipes up


A four-year push to have Dadswells Bridge connected to a reticulated water supply has succeeded, with the State Government last week announcing the final piece of a $200,000 funding puzzle. Regional and Rural Development Minister Jacinta Allan announced a $60,000 grant to allow the project to proceed. The Western Highway town’s main tourist attraction – […]

Youth have say in why they’ll stay


An interactive workshop designed to help retain and attract young people to the Wimmera will be held on February 5 at Horsham’s Grains Innovation Park from 10am-4pm. Officials in the Grampians Regional Management Forum want young people to participate in order to help develop six key project ideas, previously highlighted by a young steering committee. […]

Growing achievement


Wimmera grain grower and former Horsham commissioner Dr Tony Gregson has been awarded for his services to agriculture and education in the Australia Day Honours List announced on Monday. The Warracknabeal district farmer was made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his service to agricultural science, particularly in […]


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