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By DEAN LAWSON Horsham Greyhound Racing Club officials are developing plans for a $2.5-million reception building at Horsham showgrounds and believe their project could expand to support a performing arts centre. Club leaders have identified a Crown Land site overlooking the Wimmera River in the south-western corner of the showgrounds as an ideal value-adding area […]

Celebration for centre

Volunteers, politicians and leading health and departmental representatives will be among guests at Wimmera Hearing Society’s 30th anniversary dinner in Horsham on Monday night. The society, which provides services and support for hearing-impaired people across western Victoria, will celebrate the occasion at Cheeky Fox restaurant at 6.30pm. A concerned group of people, with support from […]


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Grampians Grape Escape organising committee members, from left, Tom Guthrie and Kevin Erwin congratulate David Wheaton on his appointment as festival director. Mr Wheaton has commenced work on plans for the 21st birthday of the iconic food and wine festival in May next year. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

ACE continues development relationship

ACE Radio Broadcasters has continued a 12-year relationship with Wimmera Development Association, committing a further $75,000 to the organisation over the next three years. ACE Radio chairman and joint owner Rowly Paterson, in confirming the financial arrangements this week, said the association ‘more than qualified’ for the support. “It involves four shires working together under […]

People responding to park couch campaign

THE BIG CHILL: Wimmera Uniting Care’s Pauline Butler, Salvation Army’s Barry Sherwell and Grampians Community Health’s Marianne Hendron prepare for a frosty night on the couch in Horsham’s May Park on Wednesday. Picture: LUKE HOBBS

More than 15 leading Wimmera community and business representatives have joined forces to highlight the issues of homelessness. They have accepted an invitation from Business Horsham and Horsham Rural City Council to take part in the overnight ‘On the Couch in the Park’ forum at May Park in Horsham next Wednesday night. Horsham Salvation Army, […]

Business owner goes whole HOG

Wimmera pharmacist Des Lardner and Member for Mallee John Forrest will arrive at the official opening of one of Horsham’s newest businesses on Tuesday on Harley Davidson motorcycles. On their arrival at Des Lardner’s Organic, a new health service and organic store in Firebrace Street, the pair will crack open a giant vitamin pill before […]

Food hike claim

Member for Mallee John Forrest has estimated the average household across his electorate would pay more than $120 a year for food as a result of the Federal Government’s carbon tax. Mr Forrest said the figure was in stark contrast to government claims that the figure would only increase by $40. “The Australian Food and […]


SIR,- In reference to your editorial ‘Bookworms to squirm’, The Weekly Advertiser,  July 21. What is really annoying in this present age is the calm assumption that every average ‘consumer’ has a computer in the home. There are many of us who have neither the money nor the inclination to do so. A little time […]

Councils oppose cuts

Councillors across Victoria have opposed a State Government move to cut funding to public libraries. An urgent meeting of 90 representatives from more than 50 municipalities has agreed the state should reverse its recurrent library funding cut and negotiate a better long-term funding deal with local government. Municipal Association of Victoria president Cr Bill McArthur […]

White with two please

By DEAN LAWSON In a world where anxiety, conflict, fear and recrimination seem to dominate day-to-day life, it’s important to note the great unsung moments of humanity. While these moments can dramatically occur in a split second of heroic rescue or bravery, they can also emerge subtly in peculiar circumstance and isolation. One of these […]


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