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Archive for: September, 2009

Chontelle Jasmine Gerdtz


Paul and Cassie Gerdtz of Horsham are thrilled to announce the arrival of Chontelle Jasmine Gerdtz. Chontelle was born at Wimmera Base Hospital on August 28, 2009 and weighed 2870 grams. She is the first grandchild for John and Christine Gerdtz of Murtoa and the sixth grandchild for Charles and Betty Sampson of Polkemmet.

Gift welcomes funding

The Stawell Athletic Club has welcomed the decision by the Brumby Government to provide $310,000 in funding over three years to assist in saving the Stawell Gift and keeping the event in Stawell. SAC secretary Ian Lawrie said the announcement was the first step in ensuring a secure future for the Stawell Gift in Stawell. […]

J-Ward cell block market


The East Grampians Health Service Diabetes Service and Ararat Diabetes Support Group are going to be the main beneficiaries from a cell block market at J-Ward in Ararat on Friday, October 2. Petrina Williamson will be partnered by renowned local singer Daryl Madex in Ararat Football Club’s “It Just Takes Two”, set for October 31, […]

Staricks’ winning plan

After buying a 410 hectare farm near Antwerp, Dennis and Bronwyn Starick knew they would have to make changes to survive. They decided against larger scale high risk farming and decided to reduce the area under crop, sell their sheep and started a Boer goat business. They also did a major property redesign to reclaim […]

Artists celebrate at Nati Frinj Festival


From the vast palette of artists and inner-artists that exists within the town of Natimuk, the Nati Frinj is a vibrant community festival celebrating artistic endeavour of any colour, hue, shade or tone. In its sixth year, the Nati Frinj is a biennial three day community arts extravaganza, inspired by its community and landscape, unique […]

Wildflower show marks orchid rebirth


Orchid lovers will be in for a treat at this year’s 72nd annual Grampians Wildflower Show from October 1-4, where a colorful array of delicate orchid species endemic to the Grampians will be showcased alongside other native wildflowers unique to the region. With spring the best time to experience Grampians wildflowers, this stalwart, volunteer-run event […]

Diabetes health class


Wimmera Health Care Group is offering a series of education sessions for people with diabetes. Dietitian Helen Crome said evening sessions would run over four Thursday nights starting on October 1. “Evening sessions are being offered to allow working people to participate in the program,” Helen said. “We will cover topics such as how to […]

Leadership team puts actors in the spotlight


Melissa Mair wants a front-row seat when performers Yarri Actors break into the mainstream audience. But the Halls Gap woman believes it’ll be her height, not the group’s incredible acting ability, which stops it happening. “I’m too tall,’’ the Leadership Wimmera program participant laughed. That isn’t preventing Melissa, one of 15 people taking part in […]



Lower Norton toddler Lily Snowden enjoyed all the action of the Horsham District Football League grand final at Horsham City Oval on Saturday. The two-year-old, who could be the region’s youngest football fan, was watching the main event with her grandparents Reg and Marlene Bloomfield and used a pair of binoculars to catch a closer […]

Art to the Macs


The Rotary Club of Horsham East has secured major sponsorship for next month’s 36th Wimmera Art Show and sales and photographic exhibition. Art show director Terry Harris said McDonalds Family Restaurant in Horsham had come on board as key supporter of the event. “We’re very pleased to have McDonalds as our major sponsor,” Mr Harris […]


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