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Demon heart again

Round 19 2010

Horsham capped off a decade of dominance in Wimmera Football League with a stunning 47-point victory over Warrack Eagles in Saturday’s grand final at Stawell’s Central Park. The win was the club’s 10th consecutive premiership and became a family celebration for former club president Bruce Hartigan and his sons Jeremy, left, and Brad. Jeremy and […]

Go-time for showtime

s-Evie Everett & Rebel

Maydale Pavilion in Horsham showgrounds will attract star attention during next week’s annual Horsham Show. The pavilion will be home to two butter-making demonstrations along with a Kids Cooking feature where children can come along and attempt to win prizes by icing Marie biscuits on Tuesday. On Wednesday officials will judge Miss Showgirl, award-winning Ken […]

Nhill up for fly-in

s-Max Carland Mustang

An eclectic collection of historic aircraft is set to fly into Nhill on October 20 for a Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre fly-in. Weather permitting, aircraft will include a Mustang, Trojan, Wirraway, Winjeel, several Tiger Moths and Steerman and one of the Roulettes from Royal Australian Air Force’s aerobatic team. Pilots are coming from across Victoria […]

Ambassador Kate wins state title

Kate Cross

Horsham Show young leader of the year Kate Cross has gone on to state success, being named Victoria’s Rural Ambassador at the Royal Melbourne Show. Kate, 20, an agronomy student at Longerenong College, outshone seven other canidates from across the state to take the title. Her journey started with the Horsham Show young leader competition […]

Stick shed open for big weekend

WIMMERA ICON: Murtoa’s heritage-listed Stick Shed will be open to the public from 11am to 4pm on October 6 and 7 as part of Murtoa’s BIG Weekend. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Murtoa’s iconic Stick Shed will open to the public for two days as part of the town’s annual BIG Weekend. The GrainCorp-sponsored event will have the heritage-listed Second World War wheat storage facility open for inspection from 11am to 4pm on October 6 and 7. Murtoa’s BIG Weekend kicks off on October 5 with the […]

Finals highlight great value of sports clubs

By DEAN LAWSON It is hard to measure the value of football and netball to country Victorian communities. While sport in general maintains a lofty seat at the top of community activity, these two sports in particular represent something quite special. This tribal sense of belonging is never more evident than at grand finals where […]

Rural Summit set to give Hindmarsh Shire a $150,000 boost

Hindmarsh Shire Council is a expecting a $150,000 boost when Nhill hosts Rural Councils Victoria’s Rural Summit in 2014. RCV chair Cr Ken Gale announced Nhill as the chosen venue after interviewing four short-listed councils. The Rural Summit is a two-day conference for councillors, CEOs, leaders of business, industry and economic and community development practitioners […]

Finalists announced for business awards


Judges have announced 48 finalists across 13 categories for this year’s 2012 Powercor Wimmera Business Awards. They have assessed 85 applications from across Hindmarsh, Horsham, Northern Grampians, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack shires, reflecting the strength of regional business. Officials will announce winners at a black-tie gala presentation evening at Horsham Town Hall tomorrow. This year […]

Ararat shift gives business energy

A decision to shift from Melbourne to Ararat has proven a winner for Gerald Hurkens’ family business Overlanda Caravans. Business partner Nicole Hurkens said the firm, which specialises in caravan manufacturing, modification, repairs and accessories, was enjoying growth since making the shift in January this year. “It has led to a considerable cost savings for […]

RDA bank grant

Horsham Riding for the Disabled has received a Commonwealth Bank community grant to support its Vaulting For All Abilities program. The $7683 grant is part of the bank’s 2012 Community Grants Program and will help the Riverside Road centre purchase a new roller, which goes on the horse in place of a saddle allowing a […]


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