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Community project aims to limit number plate theft

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Horsham police and community groups will combat the theft of car-registration plates by continuing Operation Safe Plate throughout the year. Sergeant Rod Hiam said a Saturday morning community session to install security screws on number plates had been a success. Plans for a similar session in November were already in place. “The use of security […]

Top teams in crucial clash

The highlight of round 15 of Horsham District Netball Association will be the top-of-the-ladder clash between Noradjuha Quantong and Edenhope Apsley. Top team Noradjuha Quantong will put its undefeated status on the line against the Saints, in what many league followers believe could be a grand final preview. Both teams go into the match in […]

Top-three race heating up

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By LUKE SCHUYLER Three rounds out from Wimmera Netball Association finals and the race for third spot on the ladder is wide open. Ararat and Warrack Eagles are safely entrenched in the top two, but the other double chance is still to be decided. Stawell holds a narrow edge over an in-form Horsham by two […]

All on the line for third position

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Arguably the biggest game of the Wimmera Football League season confronts Ararat and Nhill this weekend as the two attempt to secure third spot. With just four points separating the sides on the ladder, the result could decide which team ends up with the double chance. The importance of the clash was not lost on […]

Bombers’ face defining moment


Noradjuha Quantong will slip under the Horsham District Football League microscope this weekend as a season of intrigue continues to unfold. The Bombers, fresh from an inspiring two-point win over Swifts, are next in line to face the jury and are on notice to continue winning form in a cut-throat battle for finals positions. Noradjuha […]



Wimmera Kart Racing Club will host the 2010 Wimmera Open event at its Dooen track in Horsham this Sunday. Racing will be three heats of 10 laps, followed by a 12-lap final. Fans are encouraged to be a part of the action. For any information, or to make a late-minute entry, visit

Batchelor celebrates 400 games


By LUKE SCHUYLER One of Horsham’s most decorated footballers Scott Batchelor will celebrate another significant milestone this weekend when he plays his 400th senior game. And to add to the celebrations, he will play his 250th Wimmera League game for Horsham, after 150 games with Homers and Kalkee in Horsham District League. Batchelor said he […]

Prisoners give Freo the heave-ho


It’s 1876 in remote penal colony Fremantle, Western Australia, and six Irish political prisoners are daringly rescued from Fremantle Prison. The true story of the New England whaling ship Catalpa, and her astonishing captain George Anthony comes to life on stage as one of the most extraordinary prison escapes of all time. This engaging play […]

US students dig deep


A second group of international student volunteers has arrived in the Wimmera and already made a difference for threatened species. Department of Sustainability and Environment biodiversity officer Pauline Rudolph said the students adapted quickly to the wet weather and had been busy near the Little Desert and in and around Stawell and Halls Gap. “The […]

Tourism operators urged to climb online

Grampians tourism operators are being urged to support an online booking system to satisfy the needs of web savvy travellers while increasing businesses’ customer base and ‘bottom line’. Grampians Tourism is hosting a series of three-hour workshops across the region in August to help operators connect to Frontdesk, an online booking system that sells accommodation, […]


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