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Archive for: May, 2012

Mallee on the rise


Mallee Football League representatives Rory Shannon and Andrew Watson, 17, fly over team-mate Sam Martin and Wimmera Football League opponent Daniel Baker, while Big W players Alex Thomson, 10, and Luke Chamberlain and Mallee’s Mitchell Taylor await the result. Watson took the mark and Mallee went on to a convincing 40-point victory over their highly […]

Ararat signs to shine at London Olympics


A unique Ararat manufacturing firm based on the inventive and marketing skills of two brothers will  literally ‘direct traffic’ during the London Olympic Games. Bartco, a business that brothers Troy and Trevor Wollard built from scratch in 2004, has won a landmark contract valued at almost $2-million to help London cope with the large and […]

Seven vacancies on tourism group

Horsham Rural City Council has called for applicants for seven vacancies on its Tourism Advisory Committee. The group is a statutory committee and advises the council on ways to promote retail, commerce, tourism, art and cultural enterprises in the municipality. Its main objective is to increase visitor awareness of the region as a place to […]

Council builds on recovery projects

e-Joel Joel Road before Pub

DOUBLE EFFORT: Before and after pictures of roadside recovery work near Joel Joel. Pictures: CONTRIBUTED Northern Grampians Shire Council hopes to complete more than 2000 projects to repair flood damage within the next two years. The council has confirmed it is making ‘steady’ progress on repairing flood-damaged roads, bridges, drains, culverts and other infrastructure, making […]

Foundation and festival combine for bike ride

Blue Ribbon Foundation’s Horsham Branch has organised a Family Fun Ride in conjunction with Horsham’s Art Is…festival. The ride, this Sunday, will include a circuit along the Wimmera River as part of the festival ‘by the water’s edge’ theme and run in conjunction with a festival family day. Branch president Graeme Arthur said the Family […]

Truck congestion

SIR,- So the premier wants to double the trucks accessing Webb Dock, particularly at night to cope with the expected increase in containers moving through the port. What rubbish Premier. We once had a useable and reliable rail system until Kennett sold it off, with his privatisation push. Since then the amount of trucks has […]

Work is work

SIR,- Some clarification is needed on an article in The Weekly Advertiser, May 3, headed: College calls for friends. It includes the statement: “In the past most women did not work and had time to be involved in the school.” This seems to presuppose that work is work only when a wage is paid in […]

Sport gives up honest answers

By DEAN LAWSON Many government agencies or private organisations with the difficult job of describing regional community sentiment – what makes us tick – as part of various reports and investigations often miss the mark. It takes some of them months of research to produce ambiguous revelations that mean little. So if they are off […]

Stonefield to headline Nhill youth showcase

THROUGH THE CLOVER: Sister act Stonefield – Amy, 22, Holly, 14, Hannah, 19, and Sarah, 17, Findlay – will headline the Wimmera’s biggest youth concert for the year when they perform at Nhill next month.

All-girl rock band Stonefield will headline the Wimmera’s biggest youth concert for the year next month when it performs at Nhill. Stonefield, originally from the Macedon Ranges and now boasting an international fan base, has included a FReeZA event at Nhill Memorial Community Centre on June 22 as part of a heavy touring schedule. Hindmarsh […]

Vacant shop becomes hub of art for festival

s-Kate Finnerty and Sian Blohm first to draw

Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty will launch Horsham’s 17th Art Is… festival at 6.45pm in Wilson Street tomorrow. Mr Delahunty will speak on behalf of Premier Ted Baillieu and Horsham mayor Mandi Stewart will represent Horsham Rural City Council. Art Is… volunteers have transformed a vacant Rise ’n Shine store in Wilson Street which has […]


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