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Archive for: November, 2010

Scott’s national title bid


Ararat Motorcycle Club member Scott O’Connor, 15, will set sights on national titles in SA next year after winning a division of Western Region Motocross Championships. The teenager, riding motorcycles since he was 10, will also size up state and another western region championship next year. Scott won the 150cc two-stroke, 13 to15-year-old section of […]

Wimmera footballers drafted

Wimmera footballers Lucas Cook and Tom McDonald have begun training with Melbourne after both won selection in the AFL draft on the Gold Coast. The Demons selected Hopetoun’s Cook with pick 12 and Edenhope’s McDonald with pick 53. Melbourne Recruiting manager Barry Prendergast said the club was delighted with both players. “Lucas is an elite […]

Future in Stawell boosted

The Stawell Little Athletics Club at North Park will undergo a major face-lift after a $1-million grant announced by Premier John Brumby. Joining Member for Ripon Joe Helper in Stawell, Mr Brumby announced that a future Labor Government would invest $1-million towards the stage one redevelopment. “Athletics and Stawell go hand-in-hand with the Stawell Gift, […]

Umpires seek meeting

By DEAN LAWSON Wimmera Football Umpires Association leaders remain ‘in the dark’ why Wimmera Football League will seek alternative umpiring services next season. Association president Ashley Wright said he hoped to meet league commissioners in the next fortnight to gain an understanding of the decision. “We don’t really know what’s going on but we’re keen […]

A master of the game


December 3 is International Day of People with Disability. To celebrate the occasion, The Weekly Advertiser is running a series of Katrina Doolen stories about Wimmera people with disability. Leadership Wimmera graduate Katrina Doolen of Horsham, who has low vision, writes for DiVine website which is by and for people with disability. You never know […]

Dose of healthy rock

Wimmera Health Care Group rock band All Stitched Up is reuniting for a Christmas gig at Horsham Sports and Community Club this Friday. The band, made up of Wimmera Health Care Group staff members, formed for a one-off fund-raiser earlier this year but is returning by popular demand to kick off the festive season. All […]

Mason caps off country year


Bendigo country music artist Cameron Mason will be feature artist at Horsham Country Music’s final gigs for 2010 at the Horsham RSL on December 2 and 3. The popular singer will be making his third Horsham appearance, performing at the 2008 Horsham Country Music Festival and a monthly gig at Horsham RSL last year. Horsham […]

Fun path to madness

2010 Awakenings
The Madness Method get the crowd moving at Nexus.

One of the most popular acts at this year’s Awakenings Festival is making a return to Horsham tomorrow night for Kannamaroo. Melbourne band The Madness Method was so impressed with its Horsham reception, it couldn’t wait to come back for more. And it’s a Horsham connection that had the band heading west in the first […]

All set if contest returns

By DEAN LAWSON Senior fisheries officer Murray Burns is confident the Wimmera River will provide anglers with plenty of fish if Horsham’s annual fishing contest returns next year. Mr Burns, who oversees a Wimmera fish-stocking program, said the river was likely to be supporting a considerable fish population. He said much of the waterway was […]

Barber takes business leadership


Building design consultant Robin Barber is the new leader of Business Horsham. The father of five and foundation member of the association said he nominated for the chairperson role as a passionate supporter of the Horsham community. Mr Barber said he was keen for Horsham to keep developing as a major regional centre in western […]


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