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Brothers in arms


Magees Matt, left, and Tom share in the spoils of a Dimboola’s first Wimmera Football League premiership since 1985. The brothers played major defensive roles in the Roos’ 56-point win over Horsham Saints at Nhill and were among the best for the winners. Ironically, the pair has a strong family connection with the Saints where […]

Nhill scores big from football grand final

ONE NHILL: Dimboola officials celebrate the Roos’ drought-breaking win at Nhill on Saturday. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

By DEAN LAWSON A regional municipal leader has spoken of the ‘significant’ social and economic benefits a bumper Wimmera Football League grand final crowd has had on Nhill and the broader west Wimmera community. Delighted Hindmarsh Shire Council mayor Cr Rob Gersch said it was hard to gauge exactly what the big game meant for […]

Depression seminar at Warracknabeal

A seminar at Warracknabeal next month will help the community identify and approach people suffering depression. Sydney-based Black Dog Institute is bringing its ‘Breaking Down Depression and Building Resilience’ seminar to Warracknabeal Anglican Parish Centre on October 8. The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders […]

Flying Doctors land in region

s-Chris Scott and Scott Chapman 1

The Wimmera has a new patient-transport service, with representatives from the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria and Wimmera Health Care Group formally signing an agreement. Officials gathered at Horsham aerodrome for the occasion, which launched the scheme that will allow the Flying Doctors to provide non-emergency patient transport for Wimmera-Mallee patients through their Mobile Patient […]

Country culture alive at Murtoa

BIG START: Art and music play a big part in opening-night activities at Murtoa’s Big Weekend. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The Wimmera is again gearing up for Murtoa’s Big Weekend, three days of celebration reflecting country Victorian culture. This year’s event, on October 4, 5 and 6, again features the usual main attractions, including the unique and hugely popular Murtoa Stick Shed – open again on both Saturday and Sunday of the festival. Visitors are […]

Monster trucks set to roar in show feature


Roaring Monster Trucks are set to be a dramatic main attraction at this year’s 135th Horsham Show, starting Tuesday. The Monster Trucks, adding a new dimension to the atmosphere of the Horsham Agricultural Society event, will have demonstrations three times a day during the event at Horsham showground. As well as showing an expected big […]

Feedback sought on waste stations

Northern Grampians Shire Council is keen to get community feedback on operating hours for its waste transfer stations by tomorrow. The council is reviewing sites at Halls Gap, Glenorchy, Stawell and St Arnaud. Visit for details.

Police frustrated with motorists

Senior Constable Eddy Macdonald

Regional police officers continue to be frustrated with motorists who ignore road rules and signs. Western Region crime prevention officer Eddy Macdonald of Ararat said a ‘shocking’ example of the issue unfolded during two weekends of Mininera and District Football league finals series. He said ‘motorist after motorist’ had ignored road signs at a railway […]

Council needs voice on broadband plans

By DEAN LAWSON Wimmera-Mallee councils banking on future internet-based business development in their municipalities must get involved in the National Broadband Network debate. Importantly, they must make sure they have a handle on what the new Federal Government changes mean for their municipalities. Many community leaders, progress groups and commentators rightfully believe that faster internet […]

Farmer to feature in lager promo

Prominent Rupanyup farmer Andrew Weidemann is featuring in a series of television commercials for Carlton and United Breweries’ premium beer, Crown Lager. CUB, in trying to source the best barley for its iconic brand, identified Mr Weidemann’s farm as producing ‘the finest barley’.   Get the full story in the September 25, 2013 edition of […]


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