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Willaura ready for run

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Organisers of this year’s annual Farm to Pub at Willaura hope to continue building on more than $30,000 the event has raised for Beyond Blue in the past six years. The 10th annual event on February 16, which involves a run, ride or walk, is also designed to remind people about the importance of importance […]

And all that jazz at Halls Gap festival

The curious examination of sound, technique, expression and flair that goes into all things  jazz is set to again go under the Wimmera microscope at Halls Gap. From February 8 to 10 the tourism hamlet will transform into a celebration of performance and entertainment as part of the 27th Grampians Jazz Festival. More than 5000 […]

Take me to the river

IDEAL: Triathlete Mark Pumpa is set for Horsham Tri’s return to the river. Picture: LUKE HOBBS

Elite athletics is set to again make a ‘splash’ in Horsham with Horsham Triathlon organisers scheduling the swim leg of the February 16 event in the Wimmera River. The decision marks a significant milestone for the triathlon after years of drought and then floods prevented use of the waterway for the competition. The swim-leg course […]

Handicap hurdle for slick Jamaican star


The handicapper’s pencil looms as the major obstacles for one of the fastest men on earth to win this year’s Stawell Gift. As the former world record holder and fastest runner to ever enter Australia’s footrace, three-time Olympic 100-metre finalist Asafa Powell, 30, is set to take on the challenge of running from scratch. He […]

Tight fight as Pigeons power on

CHOP AND CHARGE: Homers allrounder Chris Hopper continued his outstanding season with an unbeaten century against Colts. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

By DEAN LAWSON The cut and thrust of a red-hot run to Horsham Cricket Association A Grade finals will continue to unfold on Saturday with critical games living up to expectations. With several teams trying to force their way into or cement their place into a top four, three of the weekend’s games could go […]

Auction for cricketing facilities

A playing surface overhaul at Aradale sporting reserve in Ararat sits on top of a priority list for money that Aradale Cricket Club raises from a goods and services auction this weekend. Club president Clint Rodger said the auction, at Alexandra Oval Grampians clubrooms from 7pm on Saturday, would also raise money for other facilities […]

Big scalps


Laharum captain Damien Bunworth claimed key wickets of Gary Davidson and Luke Brunkhorst against Horsham Saints on Saturday and could face a challenge with the bat as his side chases a big total this weekend. The Saints were all out for 261 with Davidson making 29 and Brunkhorst 13. Bunworth’s Mountain Men are 1-52 in […]

Tatyoon buoyed by big win

The mighty have fallen, St Andrews again avoids an outright loss and Buangor regains some pride. That sums up Grampians Cricket Association’s A Grade competition. Tatyoon, 320, inflicted the first defeat of the season on Swifts-Great Western, dismissing the Combine for 274. The Combine had a crack at the target with captain Travis Nicholson 78, […]

Young and free


Teenagers Elisabeth Craig, left, of Horsham and Katey Zivkovic, Nhill, get into the Aussie spirit in preparation for Australia Day celebrations this Saturday. Individuals, groups and various organisations have planned a big long weekend of festivities. Civic leaders have organised official ceremonies across the region where they will announce various awards– see page 3 of […]

Brumby to join party


Former Victorian Premier John Brumby will rekindle a close relationship with western Victoria when he visits Hindmarsh Shire centres for Australia Day celebrations on Saturday. Mr Brumby, from Coleraine in the Western District, is one of more than 140 Victorians who have volunteered to be Australia Day ambassadors at celebrations across the state. Mr Brumby […]


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