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Archive for: December, 2014

New-look car dealership

MAJOR UPGRADE: The picture shows, from left, Wilson Bolton principal Brian Thomas, project manager Lou Krelle from Locks Construction, panel shop manager Shane Thomas and service manager Michael Gray in front of the new-look service area. 

Wilson Bolton dealer principal Brian Thomas expects work on more than $1-million in renovations to the Horsham car dealer workshop and customer service area in O’Callaghan Parade to be finished in March. Mr Thomas said the work, which started at the Horsham historic Sawyer Park site last February, was designed to create a better environment […]

Stawell man in court on arson charges

A Stawell district man, 47, appeared in Ballarat Magistrates’ Court on arson charges yesterday after a two-year investigation. Police arrested the man at Bulgana after a fire at Concongella burnt more than four hectares on Friday morning. Country Fire Authority volunteers brought the fire near Bulgana Road under control.   Get the full story in […]

Horsham art gallery holiday program

Horsham Regional Art Gallery has released its 2015 summer holiday program. The program includes solar print workshops linked with a Through a Lens exhibition. A solar print workshop for children between five and 11 will be on January 20 or 22 from 10am to 11.30am. Youngsters will explore the basics of photography using the sun […]

Festive traditions

“What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and in the human imagination, when love, worship, and all that lies in the human heart, is there to encourage it.” – Thomas Carlyle Every year on the first of December, I send a mail to my postgraduate classmates. We were […]

Puppeteer to visit Ararat

ENTERTAINER: Puppeteer Nic Dacombe will perform in Ararat next month.

Krazy Koala puppeteer Nic Dacombe will perform at Ararat Regional Library in January to entertain children with his puppets. The one-hour show at 11am on January 13 is designed for children from three to seven. Older siblings are also welcome to meet the puppets and try their hand at puppet-making. Dacombe started his performing career […]

Getting into the spirit

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Homes and businesses across the Wimmera have embraced the festive spirit, setting up Christmas displays, including one at Old Dadswells Town on the Western Highway, west of Dadswells Bridge.

Hindmarsh push for tourism

Hindmarsh municipal leaders are looking forward to visitors using new tourism attractions and facilities across the shire during the summer holidays. With recreational vehicle dump points operational in Jeparit and Rainbow, they hope travellers will start making their way through the shire’s north. Hindmarsh Shire Council is finalising ‘RV Friendly Town’ applications for Jeparit and […]

Wetting a line in Horsham

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Horsham angler Tony Marsh has become a regular on the banks of the Wimmera River while attempting to lure fish onto his line. Mr Marsh is quick to grab his gear and head to his favourite spot after he knocks off each day from his job as a Horsham Racing Club assistant curator. He said […]

Hindmarsh holiday program

Hindmarsh Shire Council will run a school holiday program in each of the municipality’s four towns in January. The program includes two activities for both primary and secondary school students. Program: Jeparit: January 6, badge-making at Jeparit Town Hall from 10am to noon. Cost, $5; January 13, scavenger hunt. Starting at Jeparit Town Hall from […]

Graffiti kit now available

Hindmarsh Shire Council is offering a portable graffiti-removal kit for people to use across the municipality. Council chief executive Tony Doyle said although graffiti incidences were rare across the shire, community groups would be able to take swift action when it occurred. “We are very lucky that graffiti is not a major problem in our […]


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