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Archive for: September, 2012

Farmer up for council

Tony Phelan

Clear Lake farmer Tony Phelan has nominated for a position on Horsham Rural City Council. Mr Phelan, his wife Chris and their family moved to Clear Lake in 1992 after Mr Phelan completed a 22-year teaching career. He has also worked for the Wimmera Regional Library Corporation as a part-time mobile library operator and for […]

WDEA backs fashion fund-raiser

Western District Employment Access is among major sponsors of a fashion parade raising money for Horsham’s Ss Michael and John’s Primary School. The event, at Wesley Performing Arts Centre on October 19, will feature budding regional music talent.


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Business and community leaders are backing a new campaign to maintain awareness of a push to rebuild Horsham College. Business Horsham has launched a ‘Just Build It’ sticker with the support of council and school leaders. Business Horsham chairman Robin Barber said 5000 stickers and 2000 pamphlets had been produced with an aim to ‘paint […]

Paramedics honoured

AWARDS: From left, Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty, paramedics Trevor Lehmann, Brian Campbell and Roger Murray, Health Minister David Davis and Ambulance Victoria chief executive Greg Sassella at the official opening of Horsham’s $2.5-million ambulance station. Picture: GREG O’CONNOR

Three long-serving paramedics were honoured during the official opening of Horsham’s new $2.5-million ambulance station. Health Minister David Davis presented medals for long-service and safe-driving to Roger Murray, Trevor Lehmann and Brian Campbell. He was joined by Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty and Ambulance Victoria chief executive Greg Sassella to officially open the state-of-the-art facility. […]

Stawell Orchid Society spring show tomorrow

Stawell Orchid Society has been busy preparing for its annual spring show at Stawell Entertainment Centre in Main Street, starting tomorrow. The show, from 9am to 4pm tomorrow, 10am to 5pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday, promises to be a spectacular event with members reporting fantastic flowering results this season. Orchids of mixed genera […]

School program fuels Clint’s farming desire

FAMILY FARM: Clint Rokebank, left, and his father Tim on the family farm at Edenhope. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The Weekly Advertiser has joined forces with Wimmera Southern Mallee Local Learning and Employment Network to provide a snapshot of how School Based Apprenticeships and traineeships are working in the region. The Weekly Advertiser is featuring stories prepared by workplace learning co-ordinator Dimity O’Bryan on how young people and businesses are capitalising on opportunities. Tim […]

CD pack up for grabs

A 10 pack of CDs including the latest music from Rihanna, Ricki-Lee and Coldplay is on offer this week as part of The Weekly Advertiser’s iPhone and iPad app competition. This week’s competition finishes on Sunday. All readers have to do is head to the Apple app store and search for The Weekly Advertiser. After […]

Hurley’s awards haul

HUMBLE HURLEY: Retired footballer Dale Hurley was humbled by his club champion award win in his debut season with Stawell and Ararat Cross Country Club. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The accolades keep coming for retired footballer Dale Hurley who was announced as Club Champion in his debut season with Stawell and Ararat Cross Country Club at the club’s presentation dinner at Ararat’s Blue Duck Hotel on Friday. The 33-year-old, who played 250 games with Great Western, Stawell Warriors and Horsham and was a multiple […]

Money for Coughlin Park plan

Coughlin Park in Horsham is a step closer to having a new community centre after a $30,000 State Government grant. Sports Minister Hugh Delahunty announced that the money would go towards a study to determine the feasibility of redeveloping community buildings and facilities at the park. He said facilities at Coughlin Park were below standard […]

Sharp Demons deliver perfect 10


By DEAN LAWSON Wimmera Football League clubs can breathe easily – for the moment at least. Horsham has put the deadly sabre it has used to cut down opponents for the last decade back into the scabbard for another summer. Last Saturday Horsham thumbed its nose at critics who were confident the Demons would fall […]


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