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Archive for: September, 2010

Final replay rekindles memories

By JAMES TAYLOR If conjecture from national sports journalists is anything to go by, there is likely to be a few line-up changes for Saturday’s AFL grand-final replay. But in reality, all that matters for the characters and people involved is how players thrust into the replay will handle the nerves. Chris Perry of Horsham […]

Broadcaster support for cricket innovation

By DEAN LAWSON ACE Radio Network has swung its support behind an innovative regional cricket tournament designed to make the most of new floodlighting at Horsham City Oval. The regional broadcaster has recognised the potential of an independent twenty-20 league and will provide a $1000 purse for the winning team. MixxFM T-20 Cricket competition, the […]

Footy’s on song


By GREG O’CONNOR She’s performed at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall, for pop music icon Elton John and on the knee of actor Hugh Grant, now soprano Alison Rae Jones wants to sing for football fans of the Wimmera. The Gippsland-born singer performed in Europe for 12 years before returning home to develop La Prima […]

Service honours Ron


Day centre volunteer Ron Nitschke won recognition for his contribution to Wimmera Health Care Group. Activities co-ordinator Angela Amor said Mr Nitschke had provided a valuable service at the centre for many years. “Whenever we have a major event at the day centre, Ron comes along to film the event for us. He then copies […]

Cycling peddles itself


A Horsham Cycling Club push to attract new junior members has attracted state-wide interest after organisers declared it an outstanding success. The free two-hour ‘I ride too’ event, run with CycleSport Victoria and Australian Sports Commission’s Active After School Communities program, enticed more than 50 grade three and four students to try cycling at Horsham’s […]

Save energy, money

Willaura-Lake Bolac Community Bank has invited people to attend a Save Energy Save Money Expo at Lake Bolac Hall next Thursday. The expo, from 10am to 2pm, will feature exhibitors advising on heating, cooling, water, general power use and government rebates. Speakers who use wind and solar technology will also describe their experiences and exhibitors […]

Extensive repairs before harvest

Council workers hope to complete extensive repairs to roads and bridges damaged by floodwater across Northern Grampians Shire before the approaching Wimmera harvest. Shire communications co-ordinator Amy Rhodes said staff members were also trying to finish the work ahead of an expected locust plague. “Shire technical staff members have started resheeting and other repair work […]

Wonwondah farm walk

Farmers have a chance to see crops growing in soil which has been improved through clay delving during a farm walk at Wonwondah tomorrow. The event will be the final in a series of spring Wimmera Conservation Farming Association Walks. DPI Healthy soils officer Bernard Noonan said for the past three years the Pymer family […]

Develop farming for the future ideas

Kaniva district farmers keen to develop a clearer picture of their farming future can join a FarmPlan21 course in October. The Department of Primary Industries is running the free course. DPI Whole Farm Planning Project Officer Robert O’Shannessy said the course took participants through the process of thinking and planning. “It allows participants to create […]

Ararat winery update


A new display at Ararat and Grampians Visitor Information Centre has proved popular with visitors keen to visit high-quality wineries. A Grampians Winemakers stand features the latest information on cellar-door opening hours and contact details. Ararat Rural City Council visitor services team leader Sarah Race said the promotion, partially funded by Regional Development Victoria, Ararat […]


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