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Archive for: November, 2009

AFL great for bloke’s night

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One of the Australian Football League’s most enduring figures, Kevin Sheedy, will be in Horsham tonight to address the Black Saturday – Bloke’s Night at the Horsham Showgrounds. The barbecue night, sponsored by Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and hosted by Wimmera Uniting Care, is to provide support for the men who were involved in the […]

New mayor for Horsham

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Councillor Michael Ryan secured the mayoral seat following a ballot election during Monday night’s pre-statutory meeting of the Horsham Rural City Council. Cr Ryan is mayor-elect for the 2009-2010 mayoral term. Chief executive Kerryn Shade said Cr Ryan would be formally elected and installed in office at council’s statutory meeting on December 3 at 8pm […]

Plush ride

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Motorcycles of all shapes and sizes will take to the Wimmera Highway on Saturday morning for the 10th annual toy and charity ride from Natimuk to Horsham in support of the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. Motorcycle enthusiasts Rob Weiser, on his Piaggio Vespa, David Frizon, riding a Yamaha TTR250 dirt bike, and Wayne Jackson, on […]

Time off for family fill-in

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For Horsham’s Johns family, a regular family get-together usually requires the use of a “substitute” brother. But with the 50 Years of Wimmera Rock festival this weekend, the family of eight is together for just the fourth time in the past two decades. The absent sibling is usually oldest brother Ian, who left our shores […]

Track by track

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Former Wimmera musician and businessman Rick Stephens has travelled from his home in Germany to reunite with his band Shades Of Troopers Creek for the 50 Years of Wimmera Rock festival. It was more than 10 years ago the hugely popular bush band last took to a stage and Rick has prepared for the reunion […]

Kan-do attitude marks 30 years

It started as a one-off event to officially launch the Wimmera River beautification project and 30 years later the Kannamaroo Festival is still going strong as a favourite with families. Organiser Kevin Dellar said Kannamaroo was the result of former Local Government Minister Digby Crozier’s 1979 visit to Horsham to launch the river project. “They […]

Festival to fund mobility garden

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Proceeds from this weekend’s 50 Years of Wimmera Rock festival will go to Wimmera Health Care Group to help build a mobility garden for rehabilitation patients. Chief physiotherapist Hayley Roberts shows festival committee member Paul Fidler plans for the garden at the hospital site this week.

Wimmera music fans unite for rock of ages

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It’s been a long time since they rock ‘n’ rolled, but that won’t stop Wimmera music lovers from flooding Horsham venues to see their favourite bands back in action this weekend for the highly-anticipated 50 Years of Wimmera Rock celebration. For some acts it’s been 30 years between drinks, but the memory stays strong for […]

The boys are back

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The Wimmera is buzzing in anticipation of the rock ‘n’ roll explosion set to hit pubs and clubs this weekend as more than 40 regional bands reunite to celebrate 50 Years of Wimmera Rock as part of the 30th annual Kannamaroo Festival. Former Horsham musician Rick Stephens has travelled from his home in Germany to […]

Volleyball receives high fives in charity match

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Wimmera identities tried their hand at volleyball on the weekend in the inaugural Horsham Volleyball Association celebrity challenge charity match. While initial ability was limited to little more than dishing out high fives, the players quickly got the knack of one of the Wimmera’s fastest growing sports. 3WM news director Peter Miller was appointed captain […]

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