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Archive for: December, 2012

Police warn of ‘zero tolerance’ approach


By DEAN LAWSON Wimmera police have warned people hitting the road during the Christmas-New Year period that there will be a zero-tolerance attitude for anyone caught doing the wrong thing. They have confirmed that police would ‘vigorously’ target speeding drivers and anyone driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or while using distracting devices […]

Plaza buoyed by summer trading

Consumer confidence and better-than-expected pre-Christmas trade has buoyed traders and management at Horsham Plaza. Plaza manager Allison Roberts said the plaza had seemed ‘really’ busy and electronic door-traffic figures had confirmed the suspicion. “Trade has been much busier than expected and, of course taking the Christmas rush into consideration, we’ve been surprised at the level […]

Stawell winner for Hollywood

HEARTFELT: ACE Radio Horsham general manager Mark Taylor interviews a delighted Sonya Seehusen after she won the Say Hello to Hollywood competition. Her prize includes a travel package to the USA. Picture: MICK SHANNON

Sonya Seehusen of Stawell is bound for a holiday in Hollywood after winning 3WM, MIXX FM and The Weekly Advertiser’s Say Hello to Hollywood competition. ACE Radio Horsham general manager Mark Taylor announced Sonya as winner of the promotion after MIXX FM announcer Ange Frino drew her name from a barrel at Horsham’s Bonnie and […]


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Bailee Norton familiarises herself with her environment during a transition day for prep youngsters at Horsham’s Holy Trinity Lutheran School. The school has also wound up the year with a morning tea for volunteers, a prep celebration night and concert and graduation preparations. Picture: SUE STARBUCK

Christmas: A time of faith

By DEAN LAWSON As a mad rush to Christmas reaches crescendo it is easy to ask the question: ‘is it all really worth it?’ For some, this time of year represents as much a headache as a time of celebration as a mad panic sets in to get that Christmas shopping done, perhaps organise food, […]

Art show success

About 130 people attended an art show at Horsham Community Childcare Centre which showcased the work of the pupils from Kerri Baker Kindergarten. The show, which focused on an arts, literacy, maths and science, was a collection of the pupils’ term-four project work. Early childhood teacher Nilma Sarup said the art show was an extension […]

Celebration time


Horsham College year-12 VCE students who finished with 90 or higher in their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank show their delight in getting their results earlier this week. Loretta Gasparini was college dux with ranking of 99.4. Some of the high achievers are pictured, front left, Loretta Gasparini and Calista Lambert; centre, Saif Khan and Renee […]

Tylers set blood pace

BLOOD OATH: Dean Winfield from Hillross in Horsham congratulates Adrian Tyler from Tylers Hardware at Rupanyup for winning an annual Wimmera blood bank challenge. Picture: LUKE HOBBS

Tylers Hardware of Rupanyup has again set the standard in Wimmera blood donation, winning a Hillross Blood Bank Challenge. The business pipped 53 other businesses for the title with 224 donations at Horsham Blood Donor Centre throughout the year. The amount of blood represents the equivalent of what is needed to save the lives of […]

Birds of a feather

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Murtoa personality Lois Taylor has been busy providing a loveable mix of cockatiels, budgerigars and canaries for people across the region in the lead-up to Christmas. Lois, who followed a whim to start breeding and selling birds about five years and is starting to be known affectionately in her home town as ‘the Bird Lady’, […]

Ruth’s beautiful world of sound

By DEAN LAWSON Ruth McIntyre-Wooster of Horsham describes a new world of sound as ‘beautiful’. But the long-term hair-dresser and regional personality, profoundly deaf since early childhood is taking ‘each step at a time’ as she comes to grips with a cochlear implant. Undergoing a transitional period with specialists ‘tuning up’ her bionic ear ‘like […]


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