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Archive for: July, 2011

Leader pleads for calm

Ararat Rural City Council mayor Cr Andrea Marian has called for calm from fellow councillors as she awaits a court appearance on conflict-of-interest and misuse-of-position charges Cr Marian, who will face Ararat Magistrate’s Court on September 30, said in a prepared statement from the council that ‘issues being dealt with outside the council’ needed to […]

Homecoming in Welsh performance

Linda O’Brien

The Melbourne Welsh Male Choir will sing in Horsham’s Wesley Performing Arts Centre on August 21. The choir has a strong Wesleyan heritage in the choral singing of Welsh male choirs, with much of its repertoire in the traditional music of the hymns composed by John Wesley, Methodism’s founder and his brother Charles Wesley, in […]

Work to guarantee Dimboola regatta

Temporary work on Dimboola Weir will allow Dimboola’s historic rowing regatta to proceed later this year. Hindmarsh Shire Council is managing and providing money for the project with technical support from GWMWater. Floodwater earlier this year caused serious damage to the weir and threatened its ability to maintain water in the town’s weir pool. Council […]

Ball revisits 20s


Horsham’s Blue Ribbon Foundation Ball on October 15 will have a Roaring 20s theme to fit in with the art deco nature of Horsham Town Hall. The foundation’s Horsham committee president and Wimmera Division Police Superintendent Graeme Arthur said the theme fitted in well with hall developments. “Now that the Town Hall is here to […]

Horsham remembers Time Warp

IT’S ASTOUNDING: From left, Leigh Barker as Riff Raff, Jessica Rae-Taylor as Janet; Anna Burgess as Columbia, Damien Chambers as Brad Majors and Melanie Ott as Magenta in Time Warp: A Musical Tribute to the Rocky Horror Show featuring at Wesley Performing Arts Centre in Horsham on August 5. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The raucous music and tongue-in-cheek comedy of long-running British rock musical The Rocky Horror Show will take over Wesley Performing Arts Centre in Horsham on August 5. Time Warp Productions and Event Theatre Australia are bringing the show Time Warp: A Musical Tribute to the Rocky Horror Show to the Wimmera as part of the […]

Equipment boost for SES crews


SES units across the Wimmera-Mallee are working with new operational equipment courtesy of AAMI’s ongoing annual sponsorship of VICSES. Since 2003 the insurance company has delivered $2.25-million to a program that allows the VICSES to purchase equipment for volunteers to carry out rescue and clean-up work in times of emergency. AAMI representatives Nick Addison and […]

Boost for flood-hit hall


Glenorchy’s flood-hit community hall will receive a $250,000 makeover after earning a major State Goverment contribution. Northern Grampians Shire Council welcomed the $190,000 grant whch will join its $50,000 contribution to the project. Mayor Ray Hewitt said the grant was allocated under the State Government’s flood-funding package after the September 2010 floods when the hall […]

Crop disease seminar in Horsham

A seminar in Horsham’s Grains Innovation Park today will explore how scientists determine if crops are likely to be affected by various plant diseases. The free-of-charge Talk in the Park Rating Disease Risks seminar will be at 3.30pm. Department of Primary Industries senior cereal plant pathologist Grant Hollaway will explain the science and process used […]

Safety work complete

e-Willaura crossing 2

Work to increase pedestrian safety at Willaura’s Delacombe Way railway crossing is complete. Work on the crossing, that links community facilities to the town centre, has included construction of a path from one side of the railway line to the other. Ararat Rural City Council engaged VicTrack to manage the project and Downer Group constructed […]



A major sponsor of Ararat’s Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation has been honoured at a ceremony in Melbourne. The St Kilda Park View Hotel received a community service award for its support of the Ararat branch over the past 10 years. St Kilda Park View Hotel Melbourne marketing and sales director Stacy Andronikos, holding the […]


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