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Archive for: January, 2012

High Jack


Natimuk Ski Club member Jack Bourchier was making the most of a weekend of great weather as he powered his way around Natimuk Lake on a wake board. Natimuk Lake has re-opened to recreational users after it was declared safe from a blue-green alga threat. More pictures, see the January 19, 2012 edition of The […]

Pride on national day

By PETER MILLER The Wimmera is polishing up on its patriotism in preparation for Australia Day celebrations next week. Horsham Rural City Council has announced its Australia Day award winners for 2012. Horsham mayor Cr Mandi Stewart said long-serving charity worker Agnes Seater had been chosen as citizen of the year. Cr Stewart said Mrs […]

Farming with a new flavour

BUSINESS GROWTH: Eveline van Bruegel and Steve Ord with one of the 300 pomegranate trees they planted last April. Picture: PETER MILLER

By PETER MILLER Edenhope farmers Steve Ord and Eveline van Breugel are truly an innovative couple who are not afraid to aim left of centre – way left even. The pair has ventured onto an enterprise unique to their area and to most of Australia for that matter. They have planted 300 pomegranate trees on […]

Safety day for boating

A Boat Safety Awareness Day in Horsham next month will provide the community with insight into what they need to know to stay safe on the water. Wimmera Offshore Anglers are running the event, which will include Transport Safety Victoria boat-safety inspections, at Sawyer Park on February 26. Representatives from various emergency services will also […]

Festival for lake revival

Hindmarsh Shire Council is giving its residents the opportunity to celebrate the return of water to their favourite lake with a special three-day festival next week. Live @ the Lake is a free festival at Lake Hindmarsh’s Four Mile Beach from January 27-29. The festival will feature a variety of local bands and performers as […]

A man of many faces

TURNING POINT: Harrow artist Ron Penrose with a painting of western Victorian philanthropist Geoff Handbury. Mr Penrose said the portrait’s broad-palette-knife style sparked a turning point in his artistic development. Picture: GREG O’CONNOR

By GREG O’CONNOR Harrow sheep farmer Ron Penrose is igniting a new passion in his life. The budding artist is five years into a visual arts degree with University of Ballarat’s Horsham campus and is set to unveil his best work at an exhibition in the Wimmera capital next week. Mr Penrose has turned a […]

Looking forward

Preparations are well under way for the 2012 Wimmera Machinery Field Days for what will be a very special occasion. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Victoria’s biggest broadacre farming field days event and a great deal of activity has been planned to celebrate the occasion. Our organisers have been collecting memorabilia and we […]

Taking it interns

ON THE DOC SIDE: The group of 12 medical interns start work at Wimmera Health Care Group. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The latest group of doctors and nurses started their started their medical careers at Wimmera Health Care Group this week. The group of 12 interns and eight graduate nurses started on Monday. Director of Medical Services Professor Alan Wolff said the 12 interns were employed by the Royal Melbourne Hospital and as part of an […]


e-masketta fall

Melbourne pop rock band Masketta Fall will perform in Horsham this weekend. The five-piece band – from left, Benjamin Downing, Daniel Molivas, Braden Ross, Ryan Spiller and Jamie Rolph –  takes influences from acts including Panic! At The Disco, Good Charlotte and Simple Plan and is touring to promote its self-titled EP. The band has […]

Youth boost

Youth-focussed projects in the Wimmera-Mallee have been given a financial boost from the State Government. Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty said the organisations would receive funding under the government’s $12.3 million Engage! grants program. Projects to be funded in the Lowan electorate include: • Central Grampians LLEN and Lenzone! Ararat, $120,000; • Glenelg Shire Council […]


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