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Archive for: May, 2009

Honouring a hero


The Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation will hold a dedication ceremony at Wimmera Health Care Group’s emergency department this Friday at 11am. The public is invited to attend the ceremony which will honour the memory of Constable George Howell, a policeman killed in the line of duty in 1952. New Victoria Police chief commissioner Simon […]

Following in Dad’s footsteps


It was a case of following in his father’s footsteps when Warracknabeal car enthusiast Jamie Bell purchased his pride and joy, a 1979 HZ Holden Kingswood panel van. Jamie said his father John had owned a Kingswood panel van when he was growing up as a child and it was a car that had always […]

Minkey Hockey competition will continue next Tuesday


Horsham Hockey Club’s Minkey Hockey competition is set to continue at the Horsham racecourse next Tuesday night. The Minkey hockey competition got underway last Tuesday and will continue this coming Tuesday from 4-5.30pm. The 5-11 year age group competition is in danger of folding due to a lack of numbers so anyone interested in the […]

Versatile HDNA place importance on victory


Versatility will be the key to Horsham District Netball Association’s interleague side to clash with Mallee at Horsham City Oval on the weekend. HDNA coach Cath McDonald said the line-up was not overall tall but their strength would be they had a number of players that could play in many different positions. “We are certainly […]

Confident Big W hold the aces


The Wimmera Football league will put their interleague reputation on the line when they clash with Western Border at Hamilton’s Melville Oval on Saturday. When the two teams last met in the longer form of the game, the Big W ran out victors by 40 points after leading by 11 points at three quarter time. […]

HDFL forms formidable line-up


Horsham District Football League interleague coach Brian Burke believes he has the right mix of experience and youth to form a formidable line-up against Mallee Football League this weekend. Burke said he believed the aim of the selectors was to reward young players for some outstanding form in the lead up to interleague. "We certainly […]

Significant SES boost


The 2009 State Budget has delivered a significant boost to emergency services in the Grampians region. Member for Ripon Joe Helper announced last week the Ararat and Stawell SES units would share in $350,000 funding out of the record $215.5 million emergency services budget. “Both the Ararat and Stawell SES Units will each receive $50,000 […]

Leaders leading push


The direction of a group promoting leadership development across the Wimmera is among the best in the world. That’s the message Leadership Wimmera representatives have brought home from a major conference in America. Leadership Wimmera chairperson Dianne Marchment said the obvious message from the Californian gathering was that Wimmera programs were ‘well and truly on […]

Sampling healthy careers


Wimmera Health Care Group has hosted a careers expo for secondary students across the region. Approximately 40 senior secondary students from schools in Horsham, Dimboola, Murtoa, Hopetoun and Nhill participated in the event. Chief occupational therapist Kristen Coats said the aim of the expo was to provide an opportunity for students to learn more about […]

Angel Flight relief for two Wimmera families


This morning, Angel Flight pilot Shaun Aisen will fly into Nhill in his Socata TBM 850 single engine turbo-prop six-seater aircraft for what will be his 237th Angel flight. The purpose of this very special flight is to transport Nhill’s Jacinda Twigg, 13, and Kaniva’s Sonny Hubber, 3, to Melbourne for treatment at the Royal […]


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