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Archive for: April, 2009

A part of the family


Paul Deckert has spent so much time with his pride and joy, a 1994 VR SS Commodore, that it has become like a part of his family. Paul told Motorzine he purchased the Commodore in 2001 and despite thinking about parting with the car, said he couldn’t come to terms with being without it. “I […]

Unbeaten run on the line


Warrack Eagles will put their unbeaten form on the line in the Wimmera Netball Association this weekend when they clash with Horsham Diggers. And the Eagles will go into the match as raging hot favourites, having produced some outstanding form in the earlier rounds. They enter the clash after a razor-sharp performance against Minyip Murtoa […]

Potent forwards to sink Panthers


Rupanyup v Harrow Balmoral (Rupanyup, Saturday) A potent forward line in good form will spell the difference between victory and defeat for Harrow Balmoral this week. The Roos have Watson, Cam Penny and crumber Ed Ferguson all in form after last week booting bags against Natimuk and the Panthers will be unable to stop their […]

Classy Demons will outgun Roos


Horsham v Dimboola (City Oval, Saturday) Horsham will welcome Dimboola to the City Oval and that’s just about where the pleasantries will end. The Demons will pack too many guns for the young Roos, who may be without key defender Josh Cook who suffered a knee injury against the Tigers last week. Dimboola coach Gary […]

ACE Radio supports community


ACE Radio has thrown its support behind the Willaura/Lake Bolac Community Bank branch by bringing its entire banking business across to the locally owned branch of Bendigo Bank. Since 1984, ACE Radio Broadcasters have been at the forefront of regional radio, jointly owned by the Paterson and Handbury families, who are themselves regionally based. The […]

New focus on tourism


The Ararat region could soon play host to a busier calendar of events, with Ararat Rural City’s tourism unit now taking a stronger conference and events focus. Alexandra Bruty, pictured at a circus site last week, joined Ararat Rural City late last month, taking on the leadership of council’s tourism team as conference and events […]

Walk insight to Landcare mission


A leading Landcare officer has urged Wimmera people to increase their understanding of environmental issues after a ‘revealing’ six-day expedition along Mt William Creek in the Grampians. Wimmera Catchment Management Authority regional Landcare manager Max Skeen said the walk before Easter clearly demonstrated the benefits of Landcare and risks involved in ignoring the landscape. Mr […]

Longerenong leader appointed


Longerenong College will welcome John Goldsmith as its general manager next month. WorkCo CEO John Ackland announced Mr Goldsmith as the replacement for Longerenong College principal Gavin Drew. Mr Goldsmith commenced at Longerenong College in 1985 as a student where he studied a four year agricultural degree and recently completed an Advanced Diploma of Business […]

Water monitor retires

Col Clee at Wier

Long-time volunteer water monitor Col Clee has finally put away his sample kit after years of observing and measuring changes in the Wimmera River at Jeparit. Mr Clee, in his 80s, has retired from Jeparit Waterwatch, a Wimmera Community Waterwatch group he helped establish in May 1995. On announcing his retirement from the program, which […]

Healthy helping hand


East Grampians Health Service and Stawell Regional Health will provide even better access to high quality healthcare with the assistance of State Government funding for state-of-the-art equipment. Visiting the Ararat and Stawell Hospitals, Member for Ripon Joe Helper announced a total of $325,305 funding through the 2008/09 Targeted Equipment Program. “The Brumby Government is taking […]


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