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Archive for: January, 2014

With the big kids!


Jett Ward, 5, of Horsham, is preparing for his first day of prep at Horsham West Primary School tomorrow. Children across the Wimmera return to school this week, in what is set to be hot conditions. Authorities are warning people to take extra care with temperatures forecast to be 40-plus every day this week. Get […]

Firefighters: Stay vigiliant with fires

Firefighting authorities have urged parents of children returning to school this week to make sure they reset their fire plans. With a fire-danger conditions spiking with hot, dry and windy conditions yesterday they warned that they expected a week of hot weather until a change on Sunday. Horsham incident controller Russell Manning warned that people […]

Work to begin on hall


The structure of the new performing arts centre, part of the Horsham Town Hall and Regional Art Gallery redevelopment, is scheduled for completion by November. A construction timeline for the redevelopment shows the internal fit-out will be finished by May 2015, with the entire project completed by June 2015. Lead contractors Kane Constructions has set […]

National honours for top volunteers

By LAUREN HENRY Four Wimmera people have won Australia Day Honours recognition for their outstanding dedication to the community. Order of Australia Medals were awarded to William Falkenberg, of Balmoral, Stanley Henke, of Minyip, and Christina Hindhaugh, for her services to the Balmoral community. Sandra Loats, of Rupanyup, was awarded an Ambulance Service Medal, for […]

Wimmera winners shine in Australia Day awards


Communities across the Wimmera celebrated Australia Day on Sunday by recognising the outstanding efforts of volunteers. The winners at each of the ceremonies were: Ararat Rural City Citizen of the year: David Nicholson Young citizen of the year: Samuel McColl Community service of the year: Fire brigades in the Ararat municipality. Horsham Rural City Citizen […]

Keeping pace with market trends

By DEAN LAWSON Wimmera municipal leaders face a tough assignment in the next few years as they come to grips with major change in consumer shopping habits based on a rapidly evolving online electronic market. Make no mistake, there is no stopping internet shopping. In fact it will only get more efficient, safe and reliable. […]

Fishing competition: Get in early

Organisers of The Weekly Advertiser Horsham Fishing Contest this year have urged anglers to enter early and ‘avoid the rush’. Contest spokesman for the annual Labour Day weekend event Kevin Dellar said pre-planning and avoiding a last-minute rush was always a better option for the community fund-raiser. “We know there are a lot of people […]

Sightseers put crews at fire risk

Sighteers failing to obey road-closure signs and entering fire areas in the Grampians and the Black Range near Stawell are putting fire crews working on the fires at risk. That’s the message from incident controller Dale Russell. “It is unbelievable that fire-fighters, who are continuing to work on blacking out on both fires are having […]

Festival program at visitor centre

STRONG LINE-UP: Horsham Country Music Festival’s Lyall Wheaton and Horsham and Grampians Visitor Information Centre with the festival programs. 

Programs for the seventh Horsham Country Music Festival from March 20 to 23 March are now available from the Horsham and Grampians Visitor Information Centre. Centre manager Debra Shipway said the programs were free of charge and festival four-day passes to Horsham Soundshell, at a cost of $59 a person, were also available at the […]

Bright light at end of fire tunnel

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By DEAN LAWSON It can be an eerie experience venturing into areas shortly after they have been devastated by bushfire. Seeing the impact of fire first hand and how it transforms familiar bush, farmland and landmarks into smoking ash and debris conjures a mix of emotions. More than everything else, as you take note of […]


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