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Archive for: September, 2014

Teenage terrific

Wimmera Football League

A group of teenagers are the toast of Horsham Football Club after playing a major part in the Demons regaining their Wimmera League crown. Pictured from left, are young guns Jordy Schmidt, 18, Billy Lloyd, 17, Baillie Batchelor, 16, Ben Lakin, 17, Rhona Conboy, 17, and Jack Mentha, 16. Lloyd, Lakin and Mentha topped Horsham’s […]

Wimmera region’s bright future

By DEAN LAWSON Nationals candidate for Lowan Emma Kealy has listed a combination of service provision, innovation and community pride as critical elements for consolidating regional growth. Ms Kealy agreed that population drift from the region remained a serious challenge but was confident that communities had the ability to respond under clear and well-planned direction. […]

Horsham bowlers forced to wait after fire

DAMAGE: Firefighters battle a blaze at Horsham Lanes and Games sports centre in Jenkinson Avenue. Picture: DON PLENTY

Horsham district tenpin bowlers will be out of action for at least a fortnight while contractors repair a Horsham Lanes and Games building damaged by fire on Monday. Business owner Wayne Watkins said he would let the public know when tenpin bowling was again available from the Jenkinson Avenue site. He said laser tag, netball […]

Labor candidate backs wind farms in Ripon

Labor candidate for Ripon Daniel McGlone has backed local government and sections of the farming community campaigning for wind farms in rural communities. Mr McGlone said a federal review recommending abolishing or reducing a Renewable Energy Target scheme would be disastrous for industry and the region. “The Napthine Coalition Government should be supporting our region […]

Wimmera Gentlemen’s ride for a cause

READY TO RIDE: Classic motorcyclists, from left, Mick Harrison, from Horsham, with Mick Payne and Paul Flaherty, from Natimuk.

A group of Wimmera classic motorcycle enthusiasts will dress in their most dapper attire to take part in a ride to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride, from Horsham to Natimuk and return on Sunday, is one of 245 across 56 countries. Riders will gather at the BP service station […]

Stawell mine physics lab forum

Stawell’s chances of becoming part of ground-breaking international research into ‘dark matter’ are set to gain momentum when leading physicists from Italy and Australia gather for a three-day workshop. Workshop activities at Great Western will culminate with a ‘From Italy to Stawell – Why Dark Matter Matters’ community presentation at Stawell Entertainment Centre from 7pm […]

Rupanyup farmer appointed to rural bank board

GARDENS GALORE: David Matthews, of Rupanyup, is now a non-executive director of board of Rural Bank.

Rupanyup pulse grower and exporter David Matthews is a new director of the Board of Rural Bank. Mr Matthews, head of strategy and new business at Wimmera Grain, has already served as a non-executive director of Rural Bank’s parent company Bendigo and Adelaide Bank for the past four years. It’s not often a man who […]

Potential in plastics

By DEAN LAWSON If we were to try to isolate the most influential product created by modern-day humans it would be hard to look beyond plastic. It seems remarkable that this product, considering its limited use up until the Second World War, has become such a part of life. Everywhere we look there is plastic […]

Prison units opened at Hopkins centre

Corrections Minister Edward O’Donohue has officially opened two new units and an education centre at Hopkins Correctional Centre in Ararat. He also welcomed 72 new prison officers at a graduation ceremony.   Get the full story in the September 24, 2014 edition of The Weekly Advertiser. READ IT ONLINE HERE!

Healthcare cost

SIR,- Much is spoken about the aging population and the increasing cost to Medicare. In the 1970s it only required one visit to see a medical practitioner to have a chest x-ray and find out the result of that x-ray. In 2014 it takes four visits to see various medical practitioners to have a chest […]


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