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Archive for: September, 2011

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Ideal weather kicked off Wimmera show season on Tuesday with Weekly Advertiser photographer Luke Hobbs capturing opening night of Horsham’s 133rd grand annual show in all its spectacular glory. Show season continues at Murtoa on Friday, Goroke and St Arnaud on Saturday and Rupanyup’s milestone 125th show on Wednesday, See page 9 for details. Picture: […]

Tourism’s $500k shot

Tourism in the Grampians has been given a $500,000 shot in the arm as the region continues to bounce back from last January’s devastating floods. Grampians Regional Tourism Board will receive the money out of the State Government’s Tourism Floods Recovery Program. The $2.5-million program was developed to promote regional tourism destinations affected by the […]

Cloud Nine


Horsham Football Club captain Jeremy Hartigan and coach Stuart Farr, holding his son Oakley, raise the Wimmera Football League premiership cup after a thrilling 12-point win over a gallant Warrack Eagles at Dimboola on Saturday. The win is the club’s – and Farr’s – ninth consecutive premiership and continues an incredible sporting legacy that is […]

Going for a song

CUTTING REMARKS: Geelong fan and 3WM general manager Mark Taylor, right, takes a pair of scissors to Wimmera Health Care Group chief executive Chris Scott’s Collingwood banner. Picture: GREG O’CONNOR

By GREG O’CONNOR Wimmera Health Care Group chief executive Chris Scott and 3WM general manager Mark Taylor have been working towards an official opening of the new Wimmera Medical Centre in Horsham. But a little thing known as the AFL grand final has come between the pair, resulting in a daring challenge. Chris, a one-eyed […]

Active Seniors program starts today

By JAMES TAYLOR Grampians Community Health has opened its new Active Seniors program to provide special activities for people over 50 years of age. Catered around active senior citizens in Horsham areas, the program intends to provide social and recreational activities in a safe environment. The activities will be designed to enable older people to […]


SIR,- I premise this by stating that I support none of the major political parties, nor the Greens. Australians appear to be falling for the Abbott-Hockey rhetoric that Australia’s economy is a basket case and only a Coalition Government is in the position to steer Australia forward. This is garbage. Since Federation and the inception […]


SIR,- Congratulations to the Horsham Arts Council Inc on another excellent production. I was fortunate to be in the audience of Grease and witness the high energy performance of the cast. Mark Deckert ably acquitted himself as Danny and Belinda Elliott was ‘totally devoted’ as Sandy. Both great performances and were very well supported by […]

Show your support to save our shows

By DEAN LAWSON As we enter another annual agricultural show season we can’t help but notice the curious mix of community thought, attitude and perception around these cultural events. Many social commentators suggest that technological evolution, providing us with more entertainment options than ever, and the changing face of agriculture, have ended the glory days […]

Remembrance service

Victoria Police will honour the memory of its fallen officers at a service in Horsham this morning. The annual Police Remembrance Day will begin at 10.30am to honour police officers who have fallen in the line of duty in Australia and in the South Pacific, as well as members of Victoria Police who died in […]

Air-scouring works begin

GWMWater will clean water mains in Wimmera-Mallee centres as part of a program to improve water quality. Air-scouring work on mains at Donald, Jung, Jeparit, Lake Bolac, Lalbert, Manangatang, Minyip, Murtoa, Nullawil, Quambatook, Rupanyup, Sea Lake, Stawell, Ultima, Underbool, Willaura, Woomelang and Wycheproof will start in the first week of October and end by the […]


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