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Archive for: August, 2012

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Swifts fan Kate Hargreaves led a noisy chorus of support for the Stawell-based Baggies at Laharum as football finals swung into action across the region last week. Swifts proved too good for Rupanyup in the Horsham District League elimination final, booking a first semi-final spot against Laharum at Pimpinio this Saturday. Wimmera League finals start […]

Top apprentice goes for gold in Sydney

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Horsham’s Emma Rissman, 20, will take on the best hair-dressing apprentices in Australia in Sydney this weekend as part of 2012 biennial WorldSkills Australia championships. She will be up against about 20 competitors in her category as she joins more than 500 apprentices, trainees and students and an enormous groundswell of spectators at Sydney Showground. […]

On high alert for orchid program

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Researchers will keep their eyes ‘to the ground’ across western Victoria over the next 12 months as they monitor the progress of a major operation to rescue an endangered species. Volunteers and specialists have spent the last three months planting 1500 Metallic Sun-orchids, the largest reintroduction of an endangered orchid in Australia. Only 30 of […]

Kids having a ball

By DEAN LAWSON Back in the mid 1970s a large group of young boys gathered in force during a lunch break and marched noisily through one of wings of the former Horsham West Primary School. Perhaps inspired by the political turmoil they were seeing on television at the time, the group, most of whom would […]



Legacy Australia Horsham chairman Bill McGrath has thrown down the gauntlet as part of a Wimmera Fleece Show and Competition. Mr McGrath, pictured with his own entry, is confident he has entered a fleece that woolgrowers from across the Wimmera-Mallee will struggle to match. Organisers are accepting entries and have encouraged growers across the region […]


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The spots, scratches, crackles and pops of the cinema experience are a thing of the past with Horsham and Ararat cinemas calling time on traditional 35-millimetre film projection. Horsham Centre Cinemas and Ararat’s Astor Cinema have moved to digital technology, bringing an end to film projection with a big-screen finale in Horsham at the weekend. […]

Musical at Lake Bolac

FIGHTING WORDS: The poster for Drew Lane’s musical Somewhere To Fight For, set in Wickliffe. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Award-winning Melbourne composer Drew Lane will bring a high school musical production based on the township of Wickliffe to Lake Bolac later this year. Lane, performing arts teacher at St Peter’s Primary School in East Bentleigh, will bring 45 students to perform ‘Somewhere To Fight For’ to Lake Bolac Memorial Hall on November 8. The […]

Update release for Wimmera bird guide

Horsham branch of BirdLife Australia has released an updated version of its bird guide for the Wimmera. Horsham Rural City Council and the Wimmera Catchment Management Authority have provided funding for the guide. The guide provides information to allow people to appreciate some of the 237 bird species of the region. The booklet contains detailed […]

Piece of Jeparit history headed for demolition

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They have provided sanctuary for tired horses and played a role in opening tracts up of isolated farmland during the early settlement days of the northern Wimmera and southern Mallee. They have also evolved to become an iconic community gathering place for parties and even a venue for memorable rock-music events, attracting crowds of more […]

Auction for cycle team

Organisers of a monster charity auction in Horsham on Saturday have called for last-minute donations to build on an already hefty collection of goods. Wimmera Health Care Group and a Murray to Moyne Wimmera Wizards team committee are hosting the auction in Maydale Pavilion at Horsham Showground from 10am. Money raised will go towards the […]


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