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Archive for: August, 2009

Oval’s light makeover


Horsham City Oval will be a major player on the Victorian sporting scene after a $550,000 upgrade to the venue’s lighting system. The project will provide quality lighting that will allow night matches to be played at the oval in a move that has the support of the AFL. Horsham Rural City Council is funding […]



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Wimmera Auskick youngsters got to realise a life-long dream recently when they participated in a half-time match at Etihad Stadium. The budding Wimmera football youngsters played at the main interval of an AFL clash between North Melbourne and Melbourne. All who participated in the match had a wonderful experience. Pictured Axel Fischer sinks his boot […]

Confident Eagles hold the edge


Warrack Eagles are full of confidence going into this week’s Wimmera Netball Association second semi final clash with Nhill after a strong win against them last Saturday. Warrack coach Sarah Koschitzke said she was pleased with how the side performed in the nine goal win, especially in the second half. “It was a really close […]

Form teams fight to remain in 2009 premiership race


Nhill v Stawell Two of the form teams of the Wimmera Football League in Nhill and Stawell will attempt to keep their 2009 premiership dream alive in a highly anticipated first semi final clash. Both sides enter the clash on the back of some superb form, with Nhill smashing top-three side Warrack Eagles last week, […]

Finals redemption starts for Roos


Harrow Balmoral v Edenhope Apsley A Harrow Balmoral side with its sights firmly set on finals redemption will be too classy for fierce rivals Edenhope Apsley this week. Led by form forwards James Staude, Brent Penny and the dangerous Ed Ferguson the Roos boast too much firepower up forward for the Saints defence to cover. […]

Greater longing for Longerenong


More than 300 people attended the Longerenong College open day which allowed potential students to explore the inner workings of the agricultural college. Many prospective students took the opportunity to take farm and campus tours and to hear from current students about college life. Victoria’s Minister for Agriculture Joe Helper and Horsham Rural City Council […]

Voucher book for residents

New residents arriving in the Ararat municipality are eligible to take advantage of a voucher book offering discounts to a range of businesses and service providers. The Ararat Regional Business Association has teamed with Ararat Rural City Council’s Economic Development Unit to introduce the revamped booklet, which is currently being updated. In previous years, the […]

Justices serve jail time


Last week members of the Wimmera Branch of the Royal Victorian Association of Honorary Justices conducted their regular meeting at Ararat’s infamous and popular tourist attraction, J-Ward. After the dinner meeting, that was attended by Justices of the Peace and Bail Justices from across the Wimmera region, Friends of J-Ward tour guide Ron Roberts JP […]



Mitchell Baldwin and Rachael Dumesny, both of Horsham, receive information on the dangers of drug use from former Carlton premiership player Dean Rice, right, during a V/Line Life Training seminar at Horsham United clubrooms. Grampians Community Health’s Hylton Mason, V/Line’s Tiffany Richards and former Hawthorn and North Melbourne footballer Nathan Thompson are also pictured. A […]


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