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Archive for: March, 2012

In a country spin

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Ideal weather made conditions perfect for dancing at the fifth annual Horsham Country Music Festival’s main event, the ACE Radio Country Music Spectacular at Horsham Soundshell on Saturday. Laharum’s Conrad Winfield twirls daughter April, 9, during headliner Rick Bartlett’s first set. Organisers declared the festival a success and have commenced work on a sixth event […]

Flood warning system vandalism upsets chief

Wimmera Catchment Management Authority chief executive David Brennan has expressed disappointment after the second act of vandalism and theft to the region’s flood warning system in 10 months. The ongoing vandalism has prompted the CMA to enlist the help of a security firm to track stolen equipment and present evidence to the police. Vandals caused […]

Fire tragedy felt at festival

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Patrons at the fifth Horsham Country Music Festival were saddened to learn that the two young children who died in a tragic house fire at Dunkeld on Friday, were the grand children of country music artist Johnny Lovett. Festival coordinator Lyall Wheaton said that Lovett was well-known in the country music industry and by Horsham […]

‘Wild’ theme for tourism group

Parts of the Wimmera and Mallee are being promoted as the ‘wild west’ in a bid to lure tourists. The recently formed Wimmera Mallee Regional Tourism Association showcased nature-based holiday destinations at Adelaide and Melbourne caravan and camping shows. The association, a collaboration by the Shires of Buloke, Hindmarsh, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack, is encouraging […]


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Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty visited Nexus Youth Centre in Horsham to deliver a $2000 grant for National Youth Week celebrations from April 13 to 22. The Grampians Community Health-run centre will use the funding to support musicians, students and youth in a lunchtime event. Mr Delahunty tested his ability on the drums with Nexus […]

Fun run to combat heart disease


An inaugural fun-run in Stawell on August 5 aims to help residents from across the region to get fit and raise funds to spread the word about early signs of heart attack. Stawell woman Jackie Healy has launched ‘The Wimmera Heart Challenge – Run for Russ’ in memory of her father Russell Peacock who passed […]

Partnership to improve Wimmera training and health services

Wimmera Health Care Group and Wimmera HUB have joined forces to improve training and health services across the region. The partnership represents the shared vision of two organisations committed to the wellbeing of the community and to the provision of excellence in health training and workforce development. The move involves the recruitment and training of […]



Ararat recruit Lauchlan Dalgleish was a favourite with Horsham West Primary School students when Essendon Football Club players held skills clinics at Horsham City Oval. The talented athlete and Bombers rookie put students through their paces on tackle bags with team-mates Brent Prismall, Scott Gumbleton, Ricky Dyson, Kyle Hardingham, Ben Howlett, Nick O’Brien and Elliot […]

Fund-raiser a thrill for Stawell’s good sports


More than 700 people filed through the gates of Stawell’s Central Park to help raise more than $17,000 for cancer charities at a sports-themed event last month. The friendly clash between Stawell Swifts and Stawell Warriors football, cricket and netball teams was boosted by other fun fund-raising activities including sports memorabilia auctions and raffles. Event […]

Health team on the road again

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A Nhill team of cyclists is about to  embark on a 520-kilometre relay to raise funds for West Wimmera Health Service. Known as the ‘Wheel Wobblin Health Syclists’, the team is taking part in the Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay, a 24-hour fund-raiser starting in Mildura on Saturday and ending  in Port Fairy on Sunday. […]


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