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Archive for: November, 2014

Theatrical treat in Natimuk


Ophelia, aka Ruby Hughes from The Victorian College of the Arts Company, and Horsham’s Margaret Gunning get into the spirit of The Adventures of Ophelia Sol during a travelling FRISK performance at Natimuk’s Goat Gallery. The interactive performance involved a mock wedding between a watering can and a pumpkin to illustrate the anxiety surrounding same-sex […]

Investment promises

By DEAN LAWSON The two major political protagonists grappling  in Saturday’s state election have pledged tens of millions of dollars for major projects across Lowan and Ripon electorates. The Coalition will spend almost $85-million on specific projects if voters return it to power on Saturday and Labor will spend almost $80-million if it wins government. […]

Cancer treatment help for Ararat teacher

FOR A GOOD CAUSE: Artist John Eagle with some of the ceramic pots that will be auctioned in Ararat to raise money for the cancer treatment of Marian College drama teacher Tess Tonks.

Ararat’s Marian College will auction 50 ceramic pots by artist John Eagle to raise money for the cancer treatment of drama teacher Tess Tonks. Ms Tonk is battling her second round of breast cancer in two years. VCAL teacher Simone Conroy said Ms Tonks was a much-loved drama teacher and her positive attitude and strength […]

Long list of election pledges

Pledges for specific projects in Ripon and Lowan electorates as supplied by the Nationals Coalition and Labor: Labor Lowan: $19-million, Grampians Peak Trail; $4-million, National Centre for Farmer Health, Hamilton; $32-million for Local Learning and Employment Network program, Wimmera Southern Mallee and Glenelg and Southern Grampians; $8-million for Community Leadership Program including Leadership Wimmera. Ripon: […]

Northern Grampians Mayor set to unite

Murray Emerson will be Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor for the next 12 months. Councillors formally elected Cr Emerson to take over from Cr Kevin Erwin at a statutory meeting on Monday night. Cr Emerson said he was looking forward to the role. “One of my main goals will be to lead a united team, […]

Family-fun at Horsham festival

STREET DANCE: Ella Johns, 5, from The Dancers Zone in Horsham will be among performers dancing at Horsham’s Kannamaroo Festival street party on Friday night. Picture: MICK SHANNON

Organisers of Horsham’s annual Kannamaroo Festival have urged Wimmera people to use activities this weekend as a pre-Christmas catch-up with friends. Festival spokesman Paul Latimer said the weekend festival had developed a tradition of providing a base for get-togethers as people and family members returned home for the Christmas break. “There are often a lot […]

Counterfeit money arrests in Stawell

Police have advised people to check their money after three people were arrested in Stawell for allegedly making counterfeit notes. The arrests follow a five-week influx of reports of counterfeit money in western Victoria. Sergeant Kris Hamilton said police had received reports of 10 incidents in Horsham, 10 in Stawell and eight in Ararat. “The […]

Energy success for Horsham school

e-lutheran team

Horsham’s Holy Lutheran Trinity Primary School ‘Tsunami’ team members are pictured after claiming second place in an Efficient Vehicles Hybrid 1 B/C category at RACV Energy Breakthrough Challenge at Maryborough. The team, racing in the category for the first time, also finished fifth overall in all categories in an event involving 170 schools and more […]

Long list of upper house candidates

Forty-five candidates will vie for five seats in the Legislative Council Western Victoria. Labor Party is defending two seats. The Liberal-National Coalition, three. Candidates are: Labor: Jaala Pulford, Gayle Tierney, Jacinta Ermacora, John Stewart, Dale Edwards. Coalition: Donna Winfield, Nat, Simon Ramsey, Lib, Josh Morris, Lib, David O’Brien, Nat, Jennifer Almeida Reis, Lib. Greens: Lloyd […]

Make your vote count

By DEAN LAWSON Lower house, upper house, party or individual! And who is offering the best deal? Voters have plenty to think about when they go to the polls on Saturday. With long-standing parliamentarians Hugh Delahunty and Joe Helper retiring and electoral boundary changes, the regional  electorates of Lowan and Ripon have been unusually flush […]


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