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Archive for: August, 2013

The final touch


Coach Kylie Hermans applies last-minute make-up to 14-year-old Kaitlyn Gebert of Horsham during Horsham Calisthenics College’s  33rd annual competitions. The teenager had queued up for make-up before going on stage for an aesthetic team routine. Kaitlyn was one of many competitors from across Victoria and interstate who took part in the event Horsham College’s Maroske […]

Businessman wants population analysis

POPULATION QUERIES: Wimmera Grain Company director David Matthews.

A Wimmera businessman who helped establish a blossoming community banking system will use an awards night in Avoca this week to stress a need for ‘a serious’  analysis of Australian population distribution. Wimmera Grain Company director David Matthews of Rupanyup said as guest speaker at Grampians-Pyrenees Business Achievement Awards he would ‘touch on’ what he […]

Rally is chance to sway voters

READY: John Washington from Horsham Bearings and Tammy McDonald, Wimmera Development Association, discussing their questions for Monday night’s Mallee Rally.

Candidates for Mallee will have a final chance to sway public opinion in the southern part of the electorate at a Mallee Rally debate in Horsham on Monday night The debate, organised by Wimmera Press Club and Wimmera Development Association, will be at Wesley Performing Arts Centre, less than a week before the September 7 […]

High-flyers’ half century

A  Wimmera sporting organisation that has consistently attracted international recognition will celebrate its 50th anniversary in Horsham on Saturday night. Wimmera Soaring Club, now Horsham Flying Club, will present a celebration dinner at White Hart Hotel from 7.30pm. Max Hedt will join fellow soaring club foundation member Steve McFarlane, in sharing historical anecdotes with guests […]

C’mon Tigers

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Dale and Freddy Frew were among fans flying the colours for Pimpinio during a big first week of Horsham District football and netball finals. Unfortunately for the Tigers faithful only their 15 and under netball team enjoyed success. Picture: THEA JANE PHOTOGRAPHY

Vandals receive warning

Police have warned vandals continually damaging a recreation vehicle waste-dump site at Dimboola that they face charges if caught. Sergeant Ken McLean said vandals could also expect to pay for repairs. “Police intend to keep an eye on the area,” he said. Hindmarsh Shire Council chief executive Tony Doyle urged people to think about their […]

Time to spread out from cities

ROOM TO MOVE: While our cities are jam-packed there’s plenty of open space out in the country.

By DEAN LAWSON Wimmera Grain Company director David Matthews has given us all a between-the-eyes reminder that there is a mighty need for political will to explore a redistribution of our national population. Mr Matthews has made a simple observation – there are too many people in our capital cities and not enough everywhere else. […]

World’s best and dux guest speakers

WorldSkills gold medallist Tim Taylor and Victorian Vocational Student of the year Mathew Hill will be guest speakers at a National Skills Week celebration at Longerenong College today. Taylor, an Ararat automotive mechanic fresh from winning his title in Germany, and Hill, 2012 Longerenong College dux from St Helen’s Plains, will join students at the […]

Grant helps memorial restoration

Ararat Legacy Club will use a $6000 government grant to restore an historical memorial at Buangor Cemetery. The club will restore the Cyril Bingham Brudenell White Memorial as part of the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program. Member for Wannon Dan Tehan confirmed the funding. “The Centenary of Anzac will be the most significant national period […]

Consider what’s good for children

SIR, – Why is your child playing for their chosen football club? Is it because they get to play at least 3 quarters of footy each week and get the opportunity to continue to develop their skills each year. If they don’t get at least three quarters each week is it because either they or […]


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