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Archive for: October, 2014

Unity in tough times

By DEAN LAWSON The reserves of confidence that stabilise our farming communities are taking a major hit this harvest. For many, a long dry spell from late winter through spring has turned a season of great promise into a year of frustration and is some cases, despair. Let’s make no bones about it – overall […]

Western Victorian Sex Party candidate

The Australian Sex Party will stand candidates in the Western Victorian upper house seat in the next state election. It is the first time the party has stood candidates in all upper house regions in Victoria. Jayden Millard will be the party’s lead candidate for Western Victoria. “This election, voters will have the opportunity to […]

Nhill cancer support

Nhill Cancer Support Group will have its next meeting at 1.30pm at Nhill on November 11. The support groups provides a safe place for people affected by cancer to support each other, develop friendships, share ideas and thoughts, obtain information and learn coping skills in a non-judgmental and caring environment. People seeking more information can […]

Preparing for Carols in the Grampians

Denis Walter will headline Carols in the Grampians at Halls Gap on Friday, December 19. The event will feature Lisa Edwards, Julie Walter, Sally Cooper, Andy Pobjoy and Beau Woodbridge, as well as Santa and Humphrey B Bear in the main concert, from 7.45pm to 9.30pm. Organisers are also looking for primary schools, singing groups […]

European studies for Stawell dancer

GERMAN TUTELAGE: Stawell dancer Darcie West is studying at the Mannheim Academy of Dance.

A Stawell teenager with a burning desire to become a dance teacher has found herself studying the art form in Germany. Ballet dancer Darcie West, 16, who developed her passion with calisthenics and gymnastics clubs in Stawell, is now studying for her Bachelor of Dance under world-renowned ballerina Birgit Keil. She has spent the first […]

Renewable energy in Ripon

Retaining the Renewable Energy Target was among issues on the agenda for federal agricultural and rural affairs representative Joel Fitzgibbon when he visited Ararat earlier this month. Mr Fitzgibbon delivered the 12th J.K McDonald Lecture at an Ararat Labor Party branch gathering. Mr Fitzgibbon and Labor candidate for Ripon Daniel McGlone also visited Lynne and […]

Runway money for Horsham

UPGRADE ON THE WAY: Horsham Cr Tony Phelan, Member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty, Aviation Industry Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips and Nationals candidate for Lowan Emma Kealy at Horsham Aerodrome. Picture: MICK SHANNON

Almost half a million dollars in State Government money will allow Horsham Aerodrome to operate continuously to support emergency and general aviation services. State Aviation Industry Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips said during a visit to Horsham that a $464,526 grant would go towards upgrading drainage at the aerodrome’s two runways. Mr Rich-Phillips said runway drainage at […]

Tender for Horsham caravan park

Horsham Rural City Council is calling for Expressions of Interest for someone to lease Horsham Caravan Park. The park, fronting the Wimmera River and next to Horsham Botanic Gardens, is on Crown Land and overseen by the council. Planning and economic development director Tony Bawden said the council was exploring ways to enable private investment […]

Stawell club presents fair

VARIETY: Linda Hunter and Barb Jenkins will be among the large variety of stall holders at Stawell Bowling Club’s Craft Fair.

Stawell Bowling Club social club will host a Craft Fair on Sunday week, the first event of its type organised by the club. Club president Ellen Werry said the event at Stawell Bowling Club was shaping up to be ‘a fantastic display of a wide variety of craft and market stalls’. “We have 24 tables […]

New Wimmera German Fest

The region is set to again celebrate all things German with plans to resurrect a Wimmera German Fest. The Blue Ribbon Foundation’s Horsham branch has joined forces with Wimmera Health Care Group to re-establish the food and culture celebration, which for many years was based at Dimboola. The Wimmera has profound Germanic connection with many […]


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